This is Day 9 of the 2020 Empowerment Guide For Sensitive People! Today’s article is by Maria Hill, founder of Sensitive Evolution, who shares how she used her sensitivity to assist with her inner work in dealing with the consequences of a toxic family environment.
She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World and the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program which uses cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also hosts the Emerging Sensitive Movie Club focused on movies and discussions about living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. Maria is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is also an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.
Many of us did not know about our sensitivity when we were young. Maria knew at a very young age that she was different. She also was born into a highly toxic environment which we know can bring adverse consequences for sensitive people. In this article she describes the process she used of letting her sensitivity inform her and help her develop some important skills. In essence her sensitivity helped her to save herself and she was able to turn her sensitivity into a valuable resource.