We came to Earth to inspire others, not to do everything for them, or to be something for them that they can be for themselves. We empaths came here to be examples of a more evolved human—one that goes beyond the norm and pushes the envelope of what humans previously believed they could do.
People know how to suffer, live in lack, and be sick. Lightworkers come to demonstrate health, abundance, success, and happiness. We came to teach and demonstrate the Universal Laws of manifestation through thought, desire, attitudes, emotions, and gratitude. Accomplishing this mission may require that you give up the friends or relationships you have now—especially if they are harmful or holding you back.
There’s much said about being a martyr, and none of it (in my opinion) is positive. Our society heralds self-less caregivers as saints, but how many are cheerful givers? How many people really enjoy being a doormat? How many honestly want to give up their own lives and goals to care for another person who has manifested an illness? Our bodies obey the commands of our minds. If the body has become sick, it is because at some subconscious level the mind believes it should be or deserves to be ill. Perhaps there is some payoff that this person receives for being incapacitated. Dr. Henry Grayson’s book, Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind, deals with this in detail.
Is it the fear of what others (friends, family, or even your “patient”) will think of you that keeps you from putting the very draining and incapacitated person in a facility where they can be cared for by staff members who are trained for this purpose? If you are afraid that your “patient” won’t be cared for as well as you can care for them at home, then you are not allowing that person to have the experience that their soul set up for learning. Have you ever considered how taking on this kind of burden or responsibility could hinder your own health and spiritual progress? You may need to break soul contracts and sever any psychic ties you have with this person and allow them to find their own path through the suffering they have created for themselves (as a coach, I can help you with this). Their suffering does not have to be your suffering, unless you agree to it.
So, consider honestly answering a few questions.
It is a sense of obligation that keeps you duty bound to the bedside of a loved one?
How many burdens are you carrying that are not your own?
Why are you running interference and keeping another person from resolving karma?
Why are you allowing your own “temple of the Holy Spirit” to lay in ruins while you give, give, give? Giving is the exhale. You must inhale to live in balance.
How long will you allow others to make demands of you?
What can you do today to begin to care for yourself and stop worrying about what other people think of you?
Yvonne Perry is the author of More Than Meets the Eye ~ True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife; Whose Stuff Is This? ~ Finding Freedom from the Thoughts Feelings and Energy of Those around You; and Shifting into Purer Consciousness ~ Integrating Spiritual Transformation with the Human Experience.
For more information, you might enjoy reading my book, More Than Meets the Eye True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife. Purchase paperback on Amazon.com. It's also on Amazon as an e-book for those who have Kindle or Sony Readers. The audio book is now available!