The black-footed girl. Another true story on clairvoyance, and why I entered and quit energy healing.

Story time This was earlier this year. A friend who claimed that I had fixed her knee (this story: The physical empath enters your knee) called me up in Berlin, saying one of her friends was worried about her daughter. I had seen that friend in a picture, but never met her. I knew she was … Continue reading The black-footed girl. Another true story on clairvoyance, and why I entered and quit energy healing.

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Using dreams as your soul’s GPS (2)

This is the right-brain companion to my last crazy scientist dream post, which was giving you the fun theory of how I've gradually come, over the last 15+ years, to read some of my recurring, bewildering, intense, deep dream symbols as compass needles pointing me to dangers and potentials inherent in the various types of … Continue reading Using dreams as your soul’s GPS (2)

How the crazy scientist uses dreams to navigate life challenges – in an empirical way

This is not a post about looking up dream symbols in encyclopaedias. It's about my 15+ years of engagement with intense, touching and puzzling dream symbols that have kept recurring, shifting, morphing, repeating again, progressing, regressing, throughout these years. Yes, admittedly it started with reading C. G. Jung. But the meat of it was unceasing … Continue reading How the crazy scientist uses dreams to navigate life challenges – in an empirical way

Empathic sensitivity as an initiation journey

I take it as a given that highly sensitive people (HSPs), intuitives and empaths have many unique strengths. You can find lists of them in almost any (upbeat) publication on the topic – sensitive people are typically deep thinkers, perceptive in the interpersonal, natural, and often cultural realms (think artists, musicians, writers), and often care … Continue reading Empathic sensitivity as an initiation journey

Mindfulness-based energy clearing (for empaths and otherwise)

Every since my first vipassana retreat in 2009, tools from the mindfulness family have been my preferred clearing tool for dealing with my own (often intense) experiences and emotions. While my meditation practice has not been formal or technical, I credit it with being the main tool that allowed me to gradually move out of … Continue reading Mindfulness-based energy clearing (for empaths and otherwise)

The alternative, long-term empath survival kit

I've fed on and digested a wide range of advice for overwhelmed empaths from the web, courses and books. Testing, adapting and discarding, over time I've pieced together a strategy that's worked for me — moved me from having to avoid public transport or even lively streets towards enjoying travel, sometimes even relishing the bustle. … Continue reading The alternative, long-term empath survival kit