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

Highly Sensitive

Quiet: Healing for the Introvert

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

There are few books that come along that can be considered necessary reading. Quiet, the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking is one of those books. Whether you are a recovering introvert; a life long-card carrying introvert; someone who wonders about the nature of introversion; or someone wondering where you fall on the continuum between introvert and extrovert – this book is a must read. ...

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The Medium of “Medium”

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

The portrayal of a sensitive awakening in shock every night with traumatic images is revelatory for other sensitives who feel alone with this type of experience. The fact that there is an ever patient husband there who asks her each night if she is “ok”, and then listens to her explain her dream (and then helps her solves it) is a Disneyland kind of experience that can be quite therapeutic to watch and imagine. ...

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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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Emptiness Full of Angels

Monday, January 5th, 2009

“Everything that seems empty is full of the angels of God” ~St. Hilary

One of the ways that we are failed by a culture of action is that we are unable to find beauty and magic in moments and places of emptiness. … For sensitives, emptiness is a home that tends to be surrendered at an early age and must be reclaimed along the way. The belief that one needs to be busy, or should be engaged in worldly things, makes the choices that would foster empty time hard ones to make or sustain. ...

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