Being ridiculed is a small price to pay for helping even one other.

As an Empath, I’ve come across a lot of strange things that I would have sworn could not be true. As a sceptic, I tend to not take things on face value. As a cynic, I tend to look between the lines. As an intuitive, I have learned to trust my feelings completely.

Logic, as much sense as it makes, never produced the results I desired. Trusting my intuition has. It has taken me places that I thought I would never go. Do and see things that I would not have done otherwise, and produced a life that is extraordinary that defies logic, and what logic would certainly defy happening.

I wonder, though, from time to time, how the other people in my life perceive me.

On one hand, I am constantly surprised by how people accept my experiences and the information I share with them.

On the other hand, there are always those who feel I’m either trying to start a cult (yeah, that’s where the money would be and I could quit this office job!) or am pretending to be something I am not.

I, myself, inwardly groan, thinking, here I go again on a certain subject, such as being an empath, type of depression and how to cure them, or Bach Flower Remedies, which I wish I had as stake in, cause I’m sure I’ve raised their sales by 1000’s of bottles.

The challenge of being yourself, in spite of the fear, is one that so many face.

It’s not easy. Anyone who has tried it knows this. The fear of public ridicule, rejection or even finding out that everything you ever thought was wrong are always at the back of your mind. (And God knows, everything I ever believed in has been shaken to the foundation a few times in my life, though, my current experiences and belief system are working as they should.)

So why do it?

Because it has to be done. If one person finds the courage to be themselves. Tell their own story, no matter how improbable or impossible it might seem, and that one person goes on to inspire others to do the same, then it is worth it.

I put myself out there so others can.

I hope it inspires those who are holding back to do so, too.


8 responses to “Being ridiculed is a small price to pay for helping even one other.”

  1. Know an empath? Why not tell them they are one? | Psychic Empaths Avatar

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  2. Whispering Fields Avatar
    Whispering Fields

    We do it because there seems to be little choice. Its the way we are. Thankfully, we are coming in to a new age, where everyone seems to be “waking up”, and the skeptics are fewer, or perhaps are a little more open minded these days. Keep being you. Blessings.


    1. Gary Leigh Avatar

      Thank you for the encouragement. 🙂


  3. neophyte psychic Avatar
    neophyte psychic

    That’s a very inspirational post. Yes, we do risk ridicule or suspicion from many people. It might be fear-based since people tend to fear whatever they don’t understand and then hide their fear with anger and accusations. Thank goodness many people are receptive to hearing these things, and it *seems* like such people are on the increase. We really have been taught in our modern society not to talk about so many things, like this kind of topic and also our emotions or suffering. We worry about being “a wet blanket” and people leaving us or avoiding us. It’s a shame that society tries to force us to paste on a smile and make nothing but small talk. I refuse to conform!! And it’s lovely to meet other people like yourself who feel the same way. 🙂


    1. Gary Leigh Avatar

      Thank you. 🙂


  4. Koreling Avatar

    I’m slowly working through your blog. It’s very interesting as I’m at a point where I’m starting to learn to trust my intuition again. I have had some strange things happen and tried to palm it off as sickness, it doesn’t help make it better to classify it like that. I’m under medical care and the psychiatrist thinks I’m just sensitive to stress and it’s highly likely I won’t develop a mental illness. I’m trying to understand now that I’m less afraid. I have also been completely honest with the mental health staff and trusting of them. It’s funny, I kind of want to keep my intuitive side a secret and can appear pretty ordinary if I want to because I’m afraid of people thinking I’m a quack. I still haven’t figured out how to talk about it very well. Anyway , Thanks for re-inspiring me to try the Bach flowers again. I have the set at home but lost faith in it as my moods are really cyclical. Maybe it’s not even my own mood at all?


    1. Gary Leigh Avatar

      Yes, they may not be. I’m certainly going to look at blogging about that subject.

      If you need help with the BFR’s feel free to contact me directly. If there’s one thing I do know, it’s those, and the key to healing with them is choosing the right remedies at the right time.


      1. Koreling Avatar

        Thanks 🙂 I will do that soon


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