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  • Writer's pictureStacey Ferrell

Fitting In?

Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in? I mean really don’t fit in? That was me. For most of my life I didn’t fit in. It wasn’t like I was socially awkward; I had friends and a social life. But I always felt like I was on the outside of the looking glass watching everyone else on the inside.

Lots of people (some I barely knew) would share their inner most secrets and thoughts, yet my inner circle was small. Being around large groups of people was unbearable. I couldn’t watch anything violent on TV or in the movies. I was always guarded. I remember walking around most everywhere with my arms crossed in front me, like I was always trying to protect myself.

I constantly looked down, so as not to make eye contact or a connection with anyone. If I did make a connection, I was immediately defensive around the person. I recall meeting people for the first time, and after a short period thinking, “I don’t want to be around this person.” I always wondered what was wrong with me. Why was I such a judgmental b---h?

It wasn’t until I was in my early thirties that I learned a big secret. I took a workshop from my now friend and mentor, Anne Angelheart. The workshop was about learning your intuitive abilities. After doing several exercises, and being paired up with different people, it was time for my one-on-one with Anne. She gave me validation that I was not only an intuitive, but also an empath. I knew what an intuitive was, but an empath? So began my quest for information.

Over the next several weeks, I will share with you what I’ve learned about being an empath, how I’ve learned to protect myself, and most importantly how I’ve learned to embrace my abilities.

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