Joy: A Pathway For Sensitive People


Many people think joy is a nice feeling but that it is a side note in life, not important, nor is it practical. This thinking is limited, and it is also limiting us. We need joy because of its importance, value, and practical benefits.

Right now, the world is in the grips of grim energies. These negative energies are destroying us. There is a fundamental belief that drives these energies: life is like a war. If we keep treating life as a war, we will continue to have war. Because we have been acting out views of scarcity and war, we have cemented in the minds of many that this is what life is. We have stopped imagining any alternatives. As a result, many people seek new ways because they know this is wrong and because we can not afford the damage of the war mindset. Our negative attitudes have become too expensive in human and ecological terms.

Structures And Goals VS Process And Thriving

Masculine energies are active, goal-oriented, associated with logic, and seeking control. In its healthy aspect, it can be a great energy to cultivate when building something since these energies create structure. We have created a lot of wonderful infrastructures to support us and make life liveable.

Focus and goals, as important as they are, can become short-sighted. in addition, if we focus only on some goals we may not notice when conditions change, and we need to change also.

Feminine energy is more of a listening energy. It notices conditions in the environment from a different lens. It notices energy shifts, including when conditions change. It can observe when we become overfocused on a goal or project to the detriment of other necessities. Sensitive people are vert attuned to these energies.

Balance is one of the benefits of listening with feminine energies, but it is important to understand we are talking about a balance that supports our full thriving. This is where feminine energy is especially useful to us since human activity has created a world wildly out of balance with the needs of the natural world. If we want a world with genuine thriving, we need to listen to energies that push back against our excesses. Sensitive people are perfectly suited to this challenge.

Joy Is The Result Of Balanced Thriving

It is worth taking stock of your own life and projects. In what way are you sacrificing too much in one area to succeed in another? Are you sacrificing your health for work? Are you sacrificing long-term stability for a great lifestyle today? We can ask the same questions of our society. We can use those questions to reconsider how we treat the earth.

There is a wonderful feeling that comes from living in a way that honors goodness in all aspects of life. It is the feeling of joy that comes from the balancing talent that the wise feminine brings us. As we become more ecological in how we think and live, we need the wise feminine to help us become wiser in how we live. The result will be a natural joy in how we feel about life, ourselves, and each other.

The Downsides Of Our Current Way Lead To A Beautiful New Way

We have long had a negative attitude toward people and life, controlling our individual and societal choices. We must start recognizing and valuing the good in all aspects of life, including the good in people. Sensitive people have much to give to restore a more discerning way of looking at people and at life. False negativity has created a lot of social and environmental dysfunction; the discernment of sensitive people can help shift this.

The return of the wise feminine means we can create a world where joy becomes a common experience. We owe it to ourselves and all our ancestors to honor the beautiful work that has gotten us this far so that we finally, as a species, get to make this shift to a joy-based world. I hope as a sensitive person you become a part of this shift.

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About Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program using cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers The Magic Of Joy program for quantum healing and the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is a Certified Theta Healer and certified in Spiral Dynamics. She is an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.