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A whopping 40% of my newsletter subscribers said they want to find their life purpose. I understand the sentiment. I was there once, too. But we’re really barking up the wrong tree here. When you think you need life purpose, what you actually need is something else. You’re a personified version of universal consciousness, whose nature is creative. Creating meaning and purpose is what we humans do. There is no such thing called “purpose” that…

When people tell me about their experience of going through intense periods of inner transformation, it typically includes side effects like these: Overwhelm, depression, frustration, spaciness, lack of drive, lack of focus, chronic exhaustion, mood swings, trouble sleeping. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing some of these symptoms. But not all of these reasons are spiritual or mystical. In fact, there’s a very basic reason for these side effects that applies to…

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDWISE Being empathic is a double-edged sword when it comes to your impact in the world and your ability to influence others. On one hand, it’s a huge asset that you’re SO GOOD at seeing things from others’ point of view. On the other hand, it’s a liability that you’re TOO GOOD at seeing things from others’ point of view, even when that point of view does not represent the…

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDWISE Have you heard of the an-empath-walks-into-a-bar joke? Me neither. Probably because walking into a crowded space is no joke for empaths / energetically sensitive beings. Because you’re easily overwhelmed by other people’s energy, an empath’s instinctual response when walking into a room is often times to hide and to shrink. The reasoning is that if you take up less space, others won’t come mess with you and it’s less…

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDWISE Empaths specialize in “oneness”– you feel other people’s thoughts, energies, and feelings almost as clearly as your own. This amazing gift makes you a healing presence on earth, but can also make you suffer, if you have yet to master the gift in a world full of heavy energy. In an evolutionary sense, you’re one step ahead of most of humanity, which makes living in this world doubly challenging.…