“Pain and grief have been kept buried for ages, bred in secrecy and shame, wrapped by an ongoing conspiracy of smiles and well-being. Pain and grief are most healing and ecstatic emotions. Yes, sure, they can be hard, yet what makes them most devastating is the perverted idea that they are wrong, that they need to be hidden and fixed.
The greatest perversion I can conceive is the idea that illness and pain are a sign that there is something wrong in our life, that we have unresolved issues, that we have made mistakes. In this world everyone is bound to get ill, experience pain and die.
The greatest gift I can give to myself and the world is the joyful acceptance of this. Today I want to be real, I will not hide my pain as well as my happiness. I will not care if my gloomy face or desperate words cause concern or embarrassment in others. I do not need be fed with reassuring words about the beauty of life.
The beauty of life resides in the full acceptance of All That Is.”
Holistic and spiritual counsellor, shamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of astroshamanismand a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident member of the Findhorn Community (Scotland) since 1999, rector of the Provisional Institute.
Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.
Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Communityand other spiritual communities.
His work honours and integrates official religions and their esoteric teachings, with particular reference to Christianity and Gnosticism.
As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland he has held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.
Franco resides in Findhorn (Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom). He also holds events at il Casale in Lunigiana(Merizzo, Massa, Northern Tuscany, Italy).
Please be aware that Franco does not offer any form of fortune telling, divination, future prediction, or astrological character analysis. Franco employs astrology only as a strategic map of the human psyche and as a method for determining the division of time.
Have you ever felt all of a sudden upset, weary, uncertain or even depressed without even knowing where it would come from? Than you are definitely an Empath and these kind of emotions probably one of your daily experiences.
It is everything than easy to be an Empath and life can get even more difficult if we try to suppress or deny our faculty to feel. Empaths are naturally born sensitive people and there is nothing abnormal about that. I even would like to say that everyone is born an Empath, because everyone was born to feel. In addition to that I do believe that this naturally born ability to feel – what others feel is not a gift but a part of our survival. Humans are social beings and daily interaction with others is as important as the air to breath. Apart from the times when we feel to withdraw from the world to find some comfort and peace in solitude. Through our need to socialize and interact with others for our own well-being we also will discover that we feel more comfortable around certain people than others.
That we seek out places that naturally feed our own sensitivity if we want to stay balanced and healthy. Overcrowded, noisy and fast changing places are not part of our natural desire to live because we can easily lose ourselves. By losing oneself I would like to refer to the idea that there is a certain balance mentally, emotionally and physically in which we have a feeling for who we are. A state of mind in which we clearly can define ourselves and feel the boundaries with others.
On the other hand side we also were given the ability to sense frequencies that go beyond our logical understanding. Well at least as long as we have developed an understanding what it means to be connected to everything and everyone on this planet. We are able to perceive emotions and thoughts of other people who are around us but also from people very far away. A mother instinctively knows when one of her children suffers or is not well. The mother bond is probably one of the strongest but birth related bonds we can have. The phenomena to feel that someone is struggling or going through difficulties is not only restricted to a mother and her child. Furthermore it can be experienced by close friends, lovers, siblings or anyone else we have a close connection with. It is something natural and happens everyday but most of the time we don’t spend much attention or we just wash it off. We just don’t follow our own feelings or we don’t trust them.
In many cases it makes itself seen in situations like, suddenly we think of a certain person and do feel might the desire to ask them how they are doing? After a while of pros and cons we finally get in touch with that person, or even the person gets in touch with us. And we come to realize what we felt was right and the person we thought of is struggling at the moment. These experiences can be surprisingly, amazing and lead to a deeper connection with each other. This is the gift of an empath and can become the beginning of someone’s own psychic experiences.
But there are times in which we might feel a certain uncomfortable feeling and we not able to place it anywhere. A sudden sadness, despair or hopelessness overcomes us and there seem to be no place to go. We might try the strategy of naming the origin of the feeling and after calling all family members and friends we still haven’t found it yet. Normally when we found out to whom the feeling belonged it will disappear quickly but there are moments when it doesn’t disappear and we sit there thinking…what the hell is going on?
From my own experience but also from the research I did over the years I found a lovely word for the unexplainable. Its called “Cosmic Pain”. The great inventor Nikola Tesla used it in one of his interviews from 1899.
“When a man becomes conscious; that his highest goal must be to run for a shooting star and tries to capture it; shall understand that his life was given to him because of this and will be saved. Stars will eventually be capable of catching!
JOURNALIST: And what will happen then? TESLA: The creator will laugh and say: ”It fall only that you chase her and grab her.”
JOURNALIST: Isn’t all of this contrary to the cosmic pain, which so often you mention in your writings? And what is it cosmic pain? TESLA: No, because we are on Earth … It is an illness whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of. Hence, many other illnesses, suffering, evil, misery, wars and everything else what makes human life an absurdand horrible condition. This disease cannot be completely cured, but awareness shall make it less complicated and hazardous. Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made as of similar material, and our soul related to unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times means that somewhere, on the other side of this planet, a child or generous man died. The entire Universe is in certain periods sick of itself, and of us. Disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. Relationships among the creatures on the Earth are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts the flower will scent even more beautiful or will fall in silence. These truths we must learn in order to be healed. Remedy is in our hearts and evenly, in the heart of the animals that we call the Universe.”
So he states that we are so connected on this whole planet that we can feel and get upset when something wrong in the world is happening. We are all born the same way, the same desires, longings such as love, harmony, belonging and safety. Means that we all striving for the same thing and we will feel when something happens that doesn’t resonate with it. It is not only that we feel tragic events happening when they are actually happening but there are people who can sense things like earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters before they actually happen.
My mother is one of these people and often got really upset for no reason. She suddenly withdrew from the world for a while and took time to feel what there was to feel. I never really understood what was wrong with her and even when I did asked she didn’t give me an answer. Just in later years my mother opened up to me and said: “Julie, I feel so sad. I think something tragic is going to happen.” Two days later a Tsunami hit the coast of Japan and damaged the Atomic Power plant seriously.
This experience can even be more intensified when wrong doings go against a majority of people or a majority of people become to know about it. Our present time is a brilliant example if we take a closer look at the Donald Trump problem. I can’t even imagine how many thoughts, fears, and emotions he triggers daily in people’s minds and heads. Even if you are currently not really affected by his presidency you might still feel a bit uncertain, insecure, angry or drawn to read about his latest undertakings.
So we can be affected by others from near and far because all is made of energy. We can suffer when people we love suffer but also people on the other side of the planet. There is no time and space, no boundaries and borders in our connectedness because we are one race. We are human beings. Sometimes this connection can be very hard to carry and we easily lose ourselves, especially when we can’t tell any more what is us and what is the other. We can‘t protect ourselves from this overwhelming feelings when tragic things are happening or going happen. This is our cosmic pain or collective pain we experience. We will experience our own hopeless and helplessness and we will learn how to integrate these in our lives. But in addition to that we can also furthermore become aware of its potential. We suddenly can become aware of the power we have and how this can affect others and the world.
Means, if we can feel what others feel, people also can pick up on our energy. So we can influence with our thoughts, feelings and actions other people even if they are not around. Sending prayer and blessings is one positive thing we can do for ourselves and others. But also if we finally start loving ourself, aligning ourself with the universal harmony we soon will see how others are attracted to us and furthermore how things can change. People will always be drawn to positive energy and harmony as this is our deepest desire and expression as human beings.
Within all this cosmic pain and our shared humanity we will come to the realization that – what we heal in ourselves we actually heal in others too.
Julie Jurgan the Founder of Blossom of the Soul, she is an inspirational writer, medium and healer. She offers her spiritual guidance to everyone in need. Julie helps people to explore and develop their own psychic potential. If you would like to book a session with Julie..please have a look here…
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Whole interview of Nikola Tesla can be found here….