Architecture of Meaning
Cultivating Meaningful Engagement for Highly Gifted Adults and Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive

The Danger in the HSP Label

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

For some HSPs, when they find the term HSP and learn that many of their experiences are part of the world of the HSP – they allow their emotional discomfort, social alienation and deep inner turmoil to be explained by this term. They see the HSP label as a kind of end to their journey – rather than the beginning. ...

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The Highly Sensitive and the Label of Hypochondria

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Imagine if we reframed the reality of the hypochondriac. Instead, we could focus on the medical field that is blind to fields of energy and subtle awareness. We could speak about the highly sensitive nervous system of the patient. We could recognize the complaints of the “hypochondriac” as signs of an unusual giftedness. We could enroll these patients in training programs to help them learn to understand energy fields and to find ways to work with their subtle levels of awareness. ...

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Unconscious Healers & the Invitation to the Client

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

…Part of the healing work is to identify if something is not working in the interaction. Often, the anticipation of expressing some dysfunction to the practitioner evokes fear in the client. A client often fears that sharing what is not working will put the relationship at risk.

The client’s childhood trauma often involved splitting from oneself in order to get love. The predicament of deciding whether one continues to see an unconscious healer, (or a practitioner who is causing some harm), in order to “get help”, or if one will put that relationship at risk by stating one’s needs, is a repetition of the childhood dilemma…. ...

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Linear vs. Exponential Considerations

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

…While I do not begin to suggest that sensitives and visionaries know how climate change is going to play out, I would say that many sensitives and visionaries live with a sense of how large events will play out or come to pass that surpasses all logical explanation. In some ways it is as if they lack the filter that limits the ability of most people to see beyond the present….

If a pebble is dropped in the pond, it is as if the sensitive or visionary feels or sees as far out as the 100th ripple….As crises spread, deep change is mandatory. Someone aware of the ripples can be confused as to why it takes such crisis for most citizens to even begin to consider the need for change. This is part of the pain of carrying a capacity for vision – or for the awareness of the exponential. ...

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Failing the Evolving Man

Monday, December 15th, 2008

In a culture that puts a premium on production, mastery and outward engagement, an introverted, sensitive or evolving man has no model for his journey. There is no commonly shared vocabulary for his experience. In a dieing culture, any man moved to untangle himself from the crumbling infrastructure is at a loss when it comes to understanding the process of disengagement.

Whether it is the high functioning attorney who has a stroke at age 35 and must learn to walk and talk all over again, the financial advisor that must relinquish the notion of making clients money in a falling market, the entrepeneur committed to sustainability who comes to understand there is no saving the planet or the management consultant who must watch his wife die of breast cancer – when these men face the abyss, there is no philosophy, book or cultural movement to support them. ...

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