Sometimes I cry. Sometimes when I get stressed, tired or feel other people’s emotions, I cry. Sometimes when I’m overcome with love, I cry. I used to think this was a sign of weakness, but I now see crying in a different light. As an empath and a highly sensitive person, I feel deeply and can also feel the feelings of other people. I’ve cried many times with my loved ones and even with my clients. I am no longer ashamed of this part of myself. I recognize it is a part of my being, and if you’re reading this article, chances are you cry easily too.
There are some situations in which crying is not a good option because unfortunately in our society, crying is still seen as a sign of weakness (although it is not.) You can ask your angels and guides to help you to not cry in a situation that you don’t feel comfortable allowing this level of vulnerability.
The other day, I went in to my eldest daughter’s school to meet with the school’s administration regarding an unfair suspension my daughter received a few weeks ago. This incident caused a lot of stress for my family and me, and I had to address the injustice of what transpired in this meeting. Before I went in, I felt the nerves stirring in my stomach along with a variety of emotions. I felt like the tears were about to start flowing again but I did not want to cry in this meeting. I had prepared some key points and I wanted to deliver these points in a clear and concise manner. Thankfully, I did not cry and the outcome of the meeting was exactly as I had hoped.
Are you a crier? There is nothing wrong with crying but like all of our sacred and private elements, you get to decide with whom you’ll let yourself be this vulnerable. Not everyone understands or sees crying as a sign of strength and courage so you can choose with whom you’ll allow yourself to cry.
Remember crying is good for you! Crying is a natural form of release. Crying helps to detox the body and to let go of undesirable feelings. Crying helps us to make sense of our emotions and brings healing. It is nothing to be embarrassed about. Let yourself cry. Let yourself feel. And then let yourself see the rainbow after the storm.