Living as a Sensitive Soul

As most of you know, I’m psychic, and have been this way to varying degrees all my life. All of us are intuitive – that’s our birthright, and it’s hardwired into us. Even the most disconnected or ‘non-believing’ of us will still have gut feelings or hunches strong enough that we can acknowledge and act upon them.

But some of us have a much greater sensitivity than that. If you have experienced any of the following (not as a result of mental illness, or a drug or illness induced state!) then this post is written for you:

  • lucid dreaming
  • deja vu
  • precognitive dreams or visions
  • awareness about people, places, objects or events that has no rational cause nor explanation
  • an ability to know information about people
  • sensing the energy field around people or places, and having that affect your body or emotions
  • seeing energy, faces, or other images either in your mind’s eye or through your own eyes
  • hearing voices or knowledge not your own – either as a physical sound, or as a voice, knowing or thought that arises inside you that you somehow understand is not your own
  • having remembrance or recognition of past lives
  • being drawn to psychic activities and tools, such as cards, books, courses, modalities and crystals – where you feel compelled to have or work with these, even when your rational mind protests or doesn’t understand
  • sudden recognition of things previously not known to you – such as knowing the names or uses for things outside your profession or fields of study, or knowing your way around a place you have not ever visited
  • sensing, seeing or hearing Guides, Angels, those who have crossed over, and other energetic beings
  • connection with star people, recurring dreams about or remembered incidences of UFO or alien encounters – these are often not threatening or unpleasant
  • recurring dreams for which you have no explanation
  • a strong sense that you are here to do something, to contribute something, to help in some way – this feeling becomes stronger over time until, if you haven’t worked out what it is yet, it becomes almost a sense of despair or desperation
  • saying or writing things without knowing where the information is coming from
  • performing healing, art, writing, music and other creative acts where you suddenly ‘know’ what to do, even if you have never been shown before
  • understanding animals, children or others with no voice to communicate
  • sudden strong emotions flooding over you that are totally unrelated to what is happening right now

I’m sure there’s more that I could add to that list, but that’s a start…

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If you’re sensitive energetically then you are bound to be sensitive in other areas of your life.  This is especially true if you are going through a process of spiritual or psychic awakening. At a time of awakening, energies and abilities that have been dormant within you begin to assert themselves in your life.  This can be quite a turbulent and confusing time.

From long experience, these are my suggestions about how to live as a Sensitive Soul as you begin to Awaken.

  • Rest.  When we’re growing and changing, rest is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
  • Avoid crowded places such as shopping centres and football games when you are feeling particularly sensitive or energetically vulnerable.
  • Avoid difficult relationships and people who drain, upset or unbalance you.  Limit contact with the crazy-makers in your life.
  • Eat well.  Favour organic foods, with an emphasis on fresh, local produce, with plenty of leafy green vegetables and root vegetables, rice, pulses and yoghurt. Avoid processed food and sugar. Some people may need to avoid meat at this time.  Others may need meat to ground them.  Listen to your body.  If you’re especially sensitive avoid wheat as well.
  • Avoid alcohol, drugs and stimulants.
  • Take a good powdered magnesium supplement.  Your muscles and nervous system use magnesium to relax and it we also burn it like rocket fuel when we are engaging in energy work and psychic activity.
  • Drink plenty of fresh, clean water.
  • Use yoga, qi gung or tai chi to ground you and move energy through your body.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Spend time on your own, exploring the things that interest you.
  • Avoid chemicals in your cleaning and personal care products. Avoid places that have a strong artificial or chemical energy.
  • Use natural and alternate therapies to help clear and support your body.
  • Meditate.
  • Pray, and talk with God.
  • Explore vibrational therapies such as bush or bach flower essences, crystals, music, colour and aromatherapy.
  • Trust, look for support and know that things do get easier over time.

I’ve created a very simple six minute guided meditation to help you open to your spiritual gifts in an energy of safety and protection. Once you know the basics you can easily guide yourself through the process on your own.  Love and Light, Nicole xx


Guided Meditation for Emerging Psychics:

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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68 thoughts on “Living as a Sensitive Soul

  1. Thank you for this, I love the meditation!!! I feel now that I have a bowl on top of (or in) my head where my crown chakra is, and it is holding rainbow energy and funneling it through me. This is beautiful magic, I’m grateful for it. 🙂 Thank you.

  2. Hi Nicole, thank you so much for posting this. I too have always been told throughout my life that I’m too sensitive, and need to harden up! I always seem to know when things are just “not right” and almost always these things come to be true. I have just started to “wake up” and I have been on a spiritual journey for the last 12 months and even more so in the last couple of months. So much is happening around me, & even though, I am still a “baby” trying to grasp and hold on to all the knowledge that is coming to me, in one form or another, I feel truly blessed that I have been invited to join a couple of goddess circles and have been introduced to some wonderful people, and wonderful bloggers, that I am feeling that you are all my mentors as stumble along on my journey, learning and growing, and coming to know who I truly am. Thank you so much, Nicole, you are helping me so much at this time. Many, many blessings, for your wonderful work and insight xxx <3

  3. Thank you Nicole. Feeling stressed and unable to cope for no ‘apparent’reason is so frustrating. Then I manage to Fonda few peaceful moments and read your blog. Of course! It reverberates in my soul and I wonder why it hasn’t occurred to me earlier. Now some well earned rest, a nice meal and magnesium bath and all will once again be well in my world. 😃 You are a gem Nicole and I’m so honored to know you.

  4. I find myself drawn to organic food, quiet times, laughter, and even Magnesium! It is true, I’ve been burning off Magnesium at a greater rate than ever — I have taken your advice and created an Epsom Salts foot bath! Ah, heavenly — it is well comforting to find a place where sensitivity is celebrated. Thank you, Nicole, for sharing —

  5. On Monday I learnt to love and appreciate my sensitive nature, and no longer see it as a weakness, a burden, undesirable etc. All because a lovely lady I know said she was glad she was sensitive because it made her caring and in her words, “it’s what makes me, me”. She is right. and besides, the world needs more people who care. Without sensitivity, you cannot empathise with those suffering and you won’t seek to make a difference in the world. I say, it’s more than ok to feel and to care. X

  6. Good information, Nicole.
    For me, one of the most important issues I’ve looked at is learning to be balanced. It’s been a journey for me to remember and appreciate the fact that I’m housed in a human body, i.e. subject to the laws of humanity. Seeing this clearly, is teaching me humility while strengthening my Self.

  7. I don’t think I’m psychic, but I do wake up every morning knowing that everything is taken care of. I know that’s a bold statement, but it took a lifetime to get to this point… Thank you for liking my photoblog.

  8. Thank you very much Nicole for this clear description.
    During the last 6 months, I have been told by many different persons that I am a psychic, and a very strong one as things were happening with me and I had the knowledge needed since I was a very little child. Family and school friends would find me weird, as they wouldn’t understand how I know things, how I would give answers before a question is asked, etc.
    I mentioned this a little in my Blog post last week “a letter to my Grandmother”.
    Unfortunately, this is a “taboo” subject in my country, and instead of developing these abilities and skills, I was treated as mentally ill.
    I would love to learn more, and find out more. Any help, any documents would be highly appreciated. Thank you <3

    1. Hi Nikky, I’ll send you some information to your email. There are some good meditations on my site that may be useful too. One of them is here at the end of this post. Once my new website is up (sometime in May – this one’s just holding the space for now) there will be lots of material on there too.

  9. Oh I love this post!! I definitely identify as a “highly sensitive person”. I’ve just been put onto a book of the same name by my psychologist, and it really resonates with me. As does your post. Thank you so much for your wonderful post – I really feel as if I want meant to read it ♥

  10. Oh my…I think I’ve just found a soft place to land. Thank you Nicole. I don’t feel I’m physic, but I know I tend to have what I’ve been told is discernment–I make people uncomfortable because they feel I’m looking through them. I get ‘senses’ about things too. And sensitive? Pass the tissue. I’ve looked upon these things and more as a curse as to why I didn’t fit in and shun loud noisy places. Maybe it’s not after all. I look forward to learning more and exploring an ‘awakening’ that started about 3 weeks ago. I’ve been exhausted ever since! And, I admit, to being a little bit scared and uncertain. Again, thank you!

    1. Welcome, Jeannie. I think you’ll find lots of like-minded friends and support here. I’m putting a course together on psychic awakening, in response to the flood of messages and emails I’ve had about this. You’r in good company. Lots of people waking up right now. Much love to you xx

    1. Some things just take time, Melis. And learning to tune in to that sensitive and wise part of ourselves. Everyone is intuitive!!! Sending you every bit of love and good energy, darlin’ xxxxxxxx

  11. oh god, i’m such a sensitive little soul, took me so long to see it as a strength rather than something to hide – three cheers to all us sensitive souls, we need our cheer squad!! it’s kind of funny actually, as i’ve embraced my sensitivity how less vulnerable i feel! cheers sx

  12. Dear Nicole. Thank you for your lovely blog. I look forward to reading your kind and uplifting words every day. I always finish feeling I have something good to contemplate in my day. Big hugs to you! 🙂 Louisa

  13. Funny…I was talking to someone earlier about how I may have some slight psychic abilities. The most recent instance of this is hearing “Daydream Believer” in my head hours before finding out about Davy Jones’ death.

  14. Hello Nicole,

    Thank you for your guided meditation, I want to attend a phychic development course as I feel my gifts are emerging.
    I love your work and feel blessed to be connected to you on facebook.
    Much love and light – Anna

  15. That’s a beautiful meditation. Much nicer than some I’ve heard that are for sale. You have a very soothing voice. Sometimes the words of meditations I’ve heard are good, but the voice just isn’t right.

    Actually, one of my daughters is a psychic (and a nurse, but she doesn’t mix the two). She and some psychic friends host an event called “Practical Mysticism Expo” in New York City periodically.

    1. That’s the beautiful synchronicity of our Universe. In my meditation this morning, I asked “What message is most needed today for those I love and support?” Someone heard the whisperings of your heart, and passed a love note through me to you!

  16. Hi Nicole, I also suffer many illnesses. I have been searching for medical reasons my whole life with no success. Is there anything I can do to help with these feelings of being sick when I’m really not? Thx kellie

  17. Thank’s Nicole,been sensing some new energies lately,some sort of awakening happening!Very confusing but now you’ve clarified it for me.Thank’s again for your insight and many blessings!xx

    1. Yes, you’re in a big energy of growth and change. Nothing to be afraid of, only to embrace – it’s all good. Go gently, treat yourself with love and care. I’ll include you in my healing meditations. Bless xx

  18. Funny. I was thinking about this topic all day as I was outside pruning blueberries. And then I read your blog. 😉 Growing up I always was told ‘you’re too sensitive!’ It wasn’t until much later in my life that I realized and developed the gift of this sensitivity. And today I was thinking of all the indigo children and other sensitive souls coming to earth at this time and hoping they have more guidance than I did. Thank you so much for writing this post. I think this information is much needed. Do I have your permission to reblog this?

    1. Wow I just wanted to say that this is exactly what I was told all my life as I was growing up also!! ‘your too sensitive!’ or ‘you have to learn to toughen up!’ I have spent a great deal of my life believing this to be true, but also a part of me could never quite understand why people would say such a thing. To me, being sensitive almost felt like a gift, it felt ‘right’. Even though it is so emotionally draining and at times. Now it is something that I embrace and Nicole’s beautiful blog just makes this even easier to do. Xx

    2. There are many gifts to being sensitive – we are able to connect into energies others cannot. But we may not have their physical strength, we may be far more easily hurt or exhausted.

      The most important thing is to honour and embrace our sensitivity, rather than trying to change who we are.

      When you know you are sensitive you can make choices to minimise the things that drain you, and you can live with a different set of guidelines and boundaries that support and nourish you.
      Much love to you, Michelle!

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