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Thawing the ice in me

Channeled Mandala art and message for me by Rositsa Vladimirova Metodieva from Mystic Artventure. Used with permission.

Growing up as a typical Chinese girl, I aspired to be a humble and demure lady, to be seen and not heard. My Chinese name is 冰洁, which my Mother chose to symbolize ‘Purity’ — 冰清玉洁. My name is dominated by the Water element, and water is often used to describe emotions.

5 years ago, I got to know through my Human Design chart that I tend to feel emotional energies from people around me, or even from movies and books intensely. Looking back on the first 2–3 decades of my life, various emotional waves from others had accumulated within…

Don’t be afraid of using it.

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Remember the story Princess and the Pea written by Hans Christian Anderson? It’s a fairy tale that honors sensitivity as a royal trait, but I’ve also heard it used by parents and caregivers to belittle sensitive children.

Most of us grew up with the conditioned belief that our high sensitivity is simply too much to handle. We might be crying over the littlest things and be made to feel guilty for our tears. We might refuse to stay in daycare because there are way too many people in it, but we were told to just bear with it just like…

Connecting Book 4 from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy to the pandemic

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*Spoiler warning on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book series.

It’s been so therapeutic listening to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy audiobook series with my two older boys (aged 7 and 9) who thoroughly enjoy listening to it too!

In a way, I can relate to Arthur Dent’s otherworldly experiences, which is similar to what I feel about the ups and downs in this pandemic that won’t go away.

The reality I’m experiencing feels as unreal as diving into various parts of the galaxy, and especially the part about living on Earth pulled from a different parallel dimension…

A fortnightly newsletter by Gentleness Ambassadors

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“Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”),[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4] As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.” ~Wikipedia entry on Kintsugi

Dear fellow gentle souls,

The past two weeks felt like a stampede to me, and it feels kinda similar, after chatting with some of my more sensitive friends too. …

Because I struggle to speak coherently

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I’m not a fluent speaker, especially in English. So many people have told me and reassured me, after seeing me struggle to say what I wanted to say, that it’s ok since English is not my first language.

Well, English IS my first language.
Cue… awkward silence.

I do know that they say this out of compassion though. I just feel terribly embarrassed every time I hear this.

I often stumble over English sentences because I’m much more comfortable conversing in Mandarin with my loved ones. …

Here are their potent lessons in emotional mastery

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According to Human Design, our Emotional Solar Plexus (ESP) center is an energy center that processes emotional energies. The ESP also works as an energy motor to energize us to work more on our favorite activities.

Almost half of the entire human population is defined in the Emotional Solar Plexus center, and the other half is undefined in it. This means that half of us experience a consistent rhythm of emotional waves, and the other half of us tend to feel others’ emotional energies intensely within ourselves.

My two featured guests here Scott Walker and Suzanne Culberg, are defined in…

Till I rediscovered I get to recreate more happiness

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Stop wishing me ‘Happy Birthday!’ I screamed silently to myself at all the birthday texts from family, friends, and acquaintances from online communities all over the world. I didn’t know how to be happy; not when my husband and middle child are serving the legally mandated 14-day Quarantine Order in a hotel room, away from my two other sons and me.

Even when they seem to be coping well, I still turned into a blubbery mess at this fresh agony of not being able to touch them and bring them home with me. …

Focus on building joy that overflows from you

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When I first tried creating an online healing practice facilitating intuitive energy healing sessions for clients 5 years ago, I burned out even with very few paying clients. There’s nothing wrong with the modality I was using. It was more to do with the way I gave out too much time and energy without taking care of myself, such as answering my clients’ queries as soon as possible, even while I was taking care of my kids, or about to sleep at night. It felt like I was a candle burning rapidly — sacrificing myself to give to my clients…

As I explore this harshness, I gently return to relaxing in my Being

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In the spirit of aligning to the theme of Gentleness Ambassadors publication, I’m beginning to notice what’s harsh to me in my life. This morning, on the 9th day of my social media break from Facebook and Instagram, I realize that I’ve become too addicted to scrolling on my phone.

I feel a need to check for notifications either out of boredom or panic, just in case I miss an important message. I use my phone to entertain me when my kids take an incredibly long time to finish their meals. …

Bingz Huang

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