I am a deep feeling person.  I have birthed some very, deep feeling people.

Being a deep feeling person is a blessing, and it can feel like a curse sometimes, too.  I am easily able to feel deeply for other people because of this gift, and I think this helped me in not becoming a bully in school… and I see this is also a tool that is helping my own children not be the bully in school.  We genuinely do not want people to feel bad.  When people feel bad, we feel bad.  We deep feelers can also fall in love, and love people very easily and quickly.  It is so good to be loved by deep feelers, and it is so good to love as a deep feeler.  There is lots of  happy with deep feelers, lots of over-excitement (which is probably my best trait in life – if you need someone to get excited for you, I am usually going to be your girl).  Lots of joy and lots of hope.  But there is also lots of sad, lots of hurt feelings, lots of mixed emotions, and plenty of being misunderstood in this world that would like you to just not feel.

Raising my own little deep feelers has taught me so much about being more gentle in this life.  Being more gentle with people, and especially being more gentle with myself.  As my first deep feeling baby grew up, I realized that she and I were just alike – there was nothing wrong with me at all, which I had previously suspected, due to the world’s standards.  I simply came this way, just like she did.  I learned to embrace my deep-feelingness, along with hers.

We are not “dramatic” or “overly emotional” or “too sensitive”, we are just feeling… all the way down to our hearts.  All day, every day.

By far, the hardest thing I’ll do as a deep feeling mother, is send my deep feeling child out into the world.

Please be gentle with them, I’ll plead with the universe.
Please don’t let them be teased by other kids at school.
Please don’t let them be too harshly disciplined by their teachers.
Please don’t let any unkind words damage their free little spirits.
Please don’t lead them to toxic friendships, relationships, people who will misunderstand their deep feelingness.
Please protect their relationship with themselves.
Please help them to embrace their deep feelingness for the blessing that it is.
Please let them love – freely, and wholly, and without fear.
Please let them embrace the world’s pain, and learn from it.
Please lead them to the ones who need to be loved.
Please help them find ways to help this world.
Please embrace them, 
I’ll say to the universe.
Don’t make them feel like they’re broken.
They are NOT broken.