Insight and gifts come to us in many shapes and forms. When I spend time in nature a deep ‘conversation’ always happens, much in the way that two people would speak with words; except in nature, it is more of a telepathic thing.

To reach that space where the ‘real conversation’ happens, we have to let go of everything else and find a space within, beyond judgement; beyond expectations; surrendering into the moment. That’s where the magic of interconnectivity is. You become at one with nature. You weave and dance together in a place of unity consciousness, where all souls unite. It’s divine.

As an empath, I am often happily reclusive; spending time on my own or spending time in nature in communion with my animal friends. I remember one time walking in the countryside around Glastonbury, England. My walk was naturally semi-meditative. As I felt and worked with the energies of the land, I found a large colony of rabbits on the hill.

Rabbits are super sensitive empaths

Rabbits are highly sensitive beings, picking up every flutter, every ripple, every whisper in the air – upon their radar-like whiskers. They are the perfect animal spirit guide for empathic people. They are natural-born empaths, darting and hiding at the slightest ruffle.

Rabbits feel particularly threatened by clunky ‘out-of-natural-alignment-ness’ of human beings – which to be honest, is most of us lol!

“Please don’t run away”

Upon finding these rabbits, my initial feeling was one of absolute awe… awe at the divinity of these little creatures. A whole bunch of them darted down their rabbit holes, white tufts bounding through the air. I froze. I’d interrupted their world, their games, their opportunity to bask in the sun and forage in peace. ‘No, no, no, please don’t run away’, ‘what have I done’ – I thought to myself.

Quickly attuning to the energy of the rabbits, I felt how my humanness had barged into their space. As gentle as I was being, as much as I love nature, my energy field was causing a foreign ripple to their otherwise harmonious world. I immediately knew… I just knew how they felt.

I’d felt this invasive feeling my whole life. The chaotic ripples that tumbled and tossed through my field whenever I was in any social space, any strange place, with people or humans unnatural creations. As an empath, I’ve felt other people’s energy as if it were my own. It’s an invasion of the senses. I knew exactly how these rabbits felt.

What the rabbit spirit guide showed me

I opened to divine guidance, asking the rabbits to show me. I asked them if they would kindly be my ‘animal-spirit-medicine’. Through the ether, I offered them my humility, my willingness to learn. Then one rabbit – one who’d stayed behind when all of his friends fled away – looked me in the eyes with ancient wisdom and showed me…

“Be light, like a blade of grass in the breeze. Surrender, let go and feel your etheric beingness moving you. With each step, each movement allows the light of your soul carry you forwards. Be divine.”

The rabbit communed with me from a few meters away, then carried on to clean his fur before nibbling the grass again – comfortable, unthreatened, giving me the space to be in his wild presence. He didn’t need to scarper off. Coming from this space of absolute serenity meant that he could feel my energy, the divine being in me, unhindered by my human clunky-ness. He could feel that I wasn’t a threat. He felt everything.

It’s the space where we could meet and communicate soul to soul, together as one. Heaven on Earth. If only the world could be like this all the time. Ahhhhh!

Helping me thrive as a highly sensitive person

I find life in this world difficult at times. Not that most people could ever tell. I wear it well! But being a highly sensitive being, when you can feel all the crazy outside-world inside of you, is a hell of a lot to bear. I know why I need to be sensitive. It’s on my soul path. I am meant to feel the ‘all of it’, the interconnectivity of all things. That’s my gift – although putting that through a human body, with all its clunky-ness, often makes it a really challenging gift to integrate.

Being an empath or highly sensitive person isn’t a disease that needs a cure. I was told many, many moons ago ‘you are far too sensitive’ like it was some sort of disorder. My life changed, and those who saw it as a curse fell away. It’s a gift, that needs to be embraced and supported. Us sensitives just need to learn how to become at one with our gifts, step by step. I am not saying that integration is easy. First, you have to want to. You have to acknowledge the gift in it. The rest will flow to help the process.

How I can embrace what the rabbit spirit guide showed me to help me be OK in a crazy world?

The message from the rabbit was a powerful gift. Both the rabbit and I are highly empathic. I was shown that this same gift (the way of being that allowed me to share the space with the rabbit) would help me exist in this world of chaos, feeling everything outside of me, within. The same ‘beingness’ that allowed the rabbit to be OK with me, that same beingness, allows me to be OK with the world outside. I was shown that when the crazy world is too much; when I want to close down, hideaway – it is that same surrendered openness, feather-light, allowing each movement to come from my soul – it is that same beingness, that which enables me to be OK with everything out there, everything I feel.

Surrendered, openness is the opposite of what a lot of people do. Most people build shields and barriers as protection. Barriers create fear. They create a target for negative energies. Barriers disconnect us from the divine flow. Barriers cut us off from who we truly are, from our gifts of beingness. That’s why ultimately, nothing but divine, surrendered openness to the flow of higher consciousness, really works.

I see a world beyond this one, where there is mutual respect for all sentient life. No need for disconnection; where we can embrace one another, with the deepest love.

Soul to Soul