Updated: Feb 5
Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion
About 6 years after my Awakening, I walked into a psychotherapist's office for the first time.
It might be hard for you to believe that I'd never been to see a therapist before. Like many other empaths and sensitives, I’d quietly suffered through a lot of betrayal, pain and abusive relationships before I reached out for help.
But now I was frustrated. I felt stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. Despite all my efforts at Mindfulness and all those hours meditating, I was still being undermined by my pain body.
At the time I didn’t understand the idea of projection. I wasn’t aware how I was acting out of my conditioning and projecting past trauma onto present circumstances. All I knew was that I was getting in my own way and I was sick of it.
During our first session, my therapist said something to me I'd never heard before.
Until that point, I’d been doing all my inner work by myself, with the help of spiritual self-help books. What I heard that day never appeared in the print of any book I read, nor left the lips of any person who supposedly cared about me.
And it was exactly what I needed to hear for a profound healing crisis to begin.