For the Free-Spirited Females with Fiercely Sensitive Hearts.

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This is for the gentle goddesses with watery, empathic hearts, who ooze with oodles of compassion, eager to soothe another’s suffering.

This is for the luscious ladies with restless spirits who can’t stay in one place for long, because our souls are winged, always longing for adventure.

Yes, this is just for us:

The free-spirited females with fiercely sensitive hearts.

We are a balmy breeze, casually caressing arms lovingly, suddenly here, suddenly there, then suddenly gone.

We are a thousand grains of precious pink sand, slowly slipping through soft fingertips, one by one.

We can never be contained because we aren’t meant to be.

We are born to ride the wild winds of passion, surf the turbulent oceans of despair, and relentlessly explore the great vastness of this crazy worlduntil our bodies collapse in ecstatic exhaustion.

We understand deeply that life is a heartbreakingly beautiful series of goodbyes, hellos, triumphs and disappointments and we feel most alive in the midst of transformation, courageously shedding our old skin to be birthed again, raw and new.

We are are well-versed in letting goable to boldly exhale and swiftly set fire to the past, painstakingly gathering the ashen wisdom to build a more abundant future.

We are phoenixes, falcons, eagles and butterflies.

We are light and airy, yet never lacking depth.

We are carefree and sparkly, but our effervescence actually emanates from caring so deeply, from feeling the world’s pain, happiness, love, sadness and struggle wildly pulsate within our chests, day in and day out.

We are spongy emotional barometers, picking up on another’s mood immediately, sensing anxiety, anger, grief, frustration and jealousy. Feeling it so damn intensely that we sometimes suffocate.

We crave alone time, solo adventures, secret places and quiet spaces because the world can seem so scary and overwhelming that we wonder if it could, in fact, swallow us entirely in one single gulp.

We love wholly, compassionately and completelybut never possessively.

We have to fly away sometimes, darting out in the velvety black of night because we know that by setting ourselves free, we can set others free too.

We deeply respect our femininity, listening closely to the whispering wisdom of our intuition, the mystical murmurs of our ancestors and the primal pulse of nature.

We feel most alive outside, wings fully spanned, feeling the firm ground beneath our feet, welcoming the fiercest winds to whirl through our wispy hair.

We are fierce warriors, forces to be reckoned with—precisely because we are so sensitive.

My gentle and free-spirited sisters, I hear your feathery roar.

Let us spread our wings and soar.

Let us fly long and fast and hard.

Let us fly unapologetically.

Into the incredible lives we are meant to live.

Let us vow now.

To never turn our backs on the wise contents.

Of our fabulously free-spirited.

And fantastically sensitive souls.

 

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Author: Sarah Harvey

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anonymous Jan 27, 2016 10:43pm

What else is there to say. Beautifully put. Amen. Thank you Sarah.

anonymous Jan 6, 2016 12:26pm

Thank you for this article! Beautifully done!

anonymous Jan 4, 2016 8:21am

Hi Sarah,
I enjoyed reading your article and found what you had to say very uplifting, thank you. There was an area of concern for me in you article though – where you say ‘We are phoenixes, falcons, eagles and butterflies’. The true meanings behind these four symbols do not have the positive connotations people immediately think of, especially in relation to women – quite the opposite in fact. The butterfly symbol is particularly representative of female enslavement. So, I was curious really as to why you chose them specifically and put them together?

anonymous Oct 27, 2015 12:13am

Hey Sara this is simply awesome.. Thankyou for writing. . Go ahead write more and more. ….. 🙂

anonymous Aug 6, 2015 2:47pm

Wow, this came to me just after calling off my wedding for so many of these reasons. I am in tears and it is so nice to know I am not alone and crazy! Love all these comments, and wish I could meet all of you!

anonymous Aug 6, 2015 9:44am

This fits me so well. Thank you for your beautiful words.

anonymous Jul 8, 2015 10:12pm

Thank you so much for this. I am going through a major transition in my life and this helped me look at it differently.

anonymous Jul 5, 2015 3:03am

On a confusing day when I wanted to walk away from the world this popped up in my newsfeed like the universe was answering my prayer. I felt alone and exhausted, but now feel alive and empowered. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

anonymous Jun 30, 2015 5:57am

Beautiful writing! Thank you so much <3

anonymous Jun 29, 2015 11:20am

Thank you, I so needed to be reminded. <3

anonymous Jun 27, 2015 12:03am

All of you are great.Thank you for being you.

anonymous Jun 13, 2015 8:55am

Beautiful……speaks to my soul

anonymous Apr 22, 2015 8:03am

I was engaged to the woman you describe. She will always be the love of my life. Two years ago, she suddenly broke things off with little explanation and no further contact. I have come to understand that i will always be healing and i don’t expect this kind of passion again in this life. Your articke has helped me to both understand and verbalize so much. Thank you and all blessings to you.

Jon

anonymous Apr 21, 2015 12:27pm

Love it!!

anonymous Apr 20, 2015 7:21pm

Thank you for this, Sarah. I have nothing more to say. Just… thank you 🙂

anonymous Apr 20, 2015 6:54pm

Damn!!!!
Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!
Seriously amazing writing and expression…
Thank you..
LOVED this!

anonymous Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Hey Sarah!

Thank you for this!! Spoke very deeply to me too. I’ve been a traveler all my life, and have a hard time settling down. I tune in deeply to other people, and I will sometimes feel this overwhelming joy or sadness that I know comes from the general state of the world. Forced stability has always felt rather suffocating, and dancing through one deep connection and one adventure to another is always how I’ve found joy and share this life with an ever-expanding world. The continual transition and reincarnation can feel really isolating and lonely though, so the celebratory way that you write about the intrinsic nature, and the value of it is REALLY REALLY wonderful! Thank you so much for your words, and for creating this lovely little community!

anonymous Apr 16, 2015 1:09am

Exposingly true;)
Thank you!

anonymous Mar 21, 2015 5:03am

Thanks for writing this, I have been bumping into more and more of articles like this, as of late.

I am very happy to notice that I/We are not only one.

Be as genuine and as authentically you as possible. We need more of that in this world. 🙂

Take good care, have fun and have a great journey.

Again, thanks for writing. 😀

anonymous Mar 16, 2015 11:08pm

Amen sister!

anonymous Mar 16, 2015 7:11pm

Your words rock and gave me goosebumps from head to toe! I am a yoga teacher in Chicago and just taught a class tonight on “shedding skin” and then came home to this beautifully written piece that made me scream “HELLZ YEAH!!!!” Feeling deeply connected 🙂

anonymous Mar 16, 2015 6:07pm

I have felt different my whole entire life..I never believed there was anyone else out there who had the same kind of thoughts as me. When I read this I felt like I was sitting right next to you and you were uttering these words to me..for once in a very long time I didn’t feel so abnormal and different..I felt true kinship. Thank you for giving me more power to be my true self <3

anonymous Mar 16, 2015 6:00pm

this in me in a nutshell, i love it so much. I always feel like the outcast, but this reminds me that there are women out there who are exactly like me.

anonymous Feb 19, 2015 12:56pm

It is always so lovely to know that there are others just like me. I tend to forget, to think I'm so alone in my crazy inducing intensity, hyper-sensitive, different from everyone else, ways. I'm currently in another transition and it's wonderful to be reminded that there are kindred spirits out there, wonderful women who are just like me. Sisters. Thank you. <3

anonymous Feb 19, 2015 12:30pm

It is always so lovely to know that there are others just like me. I tend to forget, to think I’m so alone in my crazy inducing intensity, hyper-sensitive, different from everyone else, ways. I’m currently in another transition and it’s wonderful to be reminded that there are kindred spirits out there, wonderful women who are just like me. Sisters. Thank you. <3

anonymous Feb 18, 2015 2:02pm

Exquisite. Thank you.

anonymous Feb 17, 2015 6:50am

I felt my spirit sing with every word. Each note made me feel more alive and more in harmony. Thank you for welcoming me into your soul – a mate of my own soul.

anonymous Feb 15, 2015 8:17am

this describes me a lot 🙂 nice one

anonymous Feb 15, 2015 4:31am

Thank you, this article is so beautifully written and rang incredibly true to my heart and I seem to have stumbled across it at precisely the right time.

anonymous Feb 14, 2015 9:00pm

What a great post! I have a quote on my chalkboard by Meister Eckhart “God strips us of our props” . Some of us really are not meant to stay in one place, or with the same people or have the trappings of stability that we may so crave, Some of us are meant to ride the flow (as difficult as it feels at times). Thank you for reminding us of this!

anonymous Feb 12, 2015 12:24pm

Sarah,

Thank you for this! Being this type of person can be a bit lonely at times, so it's wonderful to be reminded that I am not alone and that together we are fierce.

anonymous Feb 7, 2015 5:15pm

This is incredibly beautiful and touched me deeply. It spoke to me loud and clear. ❤

anonymous Jan 23, 2015 9:58am

Beautiful. <3

anonymous Jan 20, 2015 1:39am

This is wonderful. It makes me happy to know there are women out there who share this same type of outlook on life. You took the words right out of my mouth!

anonymous Jan 11, 2015 12:38pm

Beautifully put. I feel most alive when in the midst of transformation and in reaching new levels of freedom. I have come to find that I’m fairly rare in that 🙂 So, it’s good to hear of kindred spirits… And I too love whole-heartedly and am unable to hold some of myself back. It’s burned me a few times, but I can’t do it any other way. I love the idea of being unapologetic about who I am. Thank you.

anonymous Jan 6, 2015 3:58pm

thank you so much for this sarah… it almost feels like these words were written for me and somehow it makes me feel proud of being myself. hope to meet you and all the other free-spirited sisters (and brothers) out there one day. big hugs xxx

anonymous Jan 4, 2015 8:27pm

I LOVE this… "we feel most alive in the midst of transformation, courageously shedding our old skin to be birthed again, raw and new." Amen to that, beautiful words.

anonymous Jan 4, 2015 5:46pm

Sarah, thanks for writing this – you have a great gift for words, and somehow perfectly capturing my feelings lately! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

anonymous Jan 4, 2015 4:14pm

I can’t even express how much this spoke to me. Thank you! I’m thrilled to know I’m not the only emotionally intense girl out there. Reading this made my heart smile. It also offers a little reassurance, knowing that the urge to run isn’t always to run away from something, but to run towards something new, and you understand that. ♡

anonymous Jan 4, 2015 2:43pm

You've brought tears to my eyes, a windy current beneath my wings, and restored confidence to this tired heart of mine! Thank you sister! <3

anonymous Jan 4, 2015 8:48am

Brilliantly written, sister! You put words to my life.

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:06pm

    Patty,

    Thank you, thank you! Now that is truly humbling 🙂

    Sending you love,

    Sarah

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 11:21pm

So beautifully captured – your words are magic! Thank you from my sensitive heart to yours, it’s comforting to read this and know it’s not just me and feel that there is nothing wrong with being this way.

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:05pm

    Katie,

    Thank you! I feel the same in reading your comment, it is SO nice to know we're not alone 🙂

    Love,

    Sarah

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 8:28pm

Thank you.

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:03pm

    Salma,

    Right back at ya!

    Love,

    Sarah

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 3:58pm

Your words spoke to my soul with this article. I had just recently come to the realization that what you state here is indeed my life and I’m perfectly okay with it. I am a gift… Thank you

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:03pm

    A beautiful gift indeed!

    Thank you for reading 🙂

    Love,

    Sarah

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 3:35pm

As always, a lovely article! I feel as if you are talking to a deep part within me, one that is literally begging to be unleashed. And your articles give me the inspiration to let that part see the light of the day. So thank you. Much love :* <3

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:01pm

    Hey Atoofa!

    Thank you so much for your ongoing support! You are beautiful, and yes, let yourself gooo!

    Love,

    Sarah

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 1:57pm

Thank you so much for writing this. This article brought me to tears. I am going through yet another transition and I feel completly alone and different and crazy. I didn’t know there were other people out there like me, but your article says it all. It is ok to be me and it will never change. I am a gift, but why does it have to feel so lonley?

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 1:00pm

    Nichole,

    Thank you so much for reading.

    I can definitely relate to feeling alone or crazy or weird during transformation/transition, it can be so tough. While reading your comment, I was reminded of years spent feeling so isolated from the rest of the world. It was painful.

    But, I promise, you're not alone 🙂

    It seems for me, the more I step out into this crazy world and just be myself (though that can be hard, too!) the more I come across wonderful ladies like yourself. We can really find so much solace & healing in one another.

    Sending you love,

    Sarah

    anonymous Feb 17, 2015 9:15am

    I feel the same way, Nichole. Metamorphosis is pretty crazy, and it can feel super murky and lonesome. I'm there right now, too. Have you heard this story about what happens to a caterpillar inside the chrysalis? :
    http://www.radiolab.org/story/goo-and-you/

    We must know ourselves, and to our own selves be true. Hang on. I will too.

anonymous Jan 3, 2015 12:05pm

Sarah, you are magical. Thank you for sharing these words and creating such a beautiful landscape of imagery. My heart has been feeling heavy but you have reminded me who I am and I can feel my wings pulsating. Love from one fiercely sensitive heart to another.

    anonymous Jan 4, 2015 12:49pm

    Brandie,

    Your comment is so beautiful! Sending lotsa love back your way! Thank you for being you 🙂

    xoxo

    Sarah

Svenja Di Jun 25, 2017 4:42pm

I felt drawn to the title immediately. Love your fierce and tender words; here's to the sensitive yet strong hearts!

Jolie Marie Carey Mar 5, 2017 10:32am

These are the words I was looking for today. But only tears surfaced. ♡♡

Beth Lopez Feb 14, 2017 11:27pm

Seems to be the way my life is growing. Love it.

Taylor Johnson Jan 19, 2017 8:50am

this was written 2 years ago and is still resonating with me now in 2017 :) thank you so much!!

Rose Ann Marie Jan 12, 2017 2:00pm

Absoultey LOVE this!

Amy Roberts Nov 3, 2016 8:48pm

Love this �

Synergistic Harmony Nov 3, 2016 4:32pm

Dancing through life. Easing my mind and soul while wandering into the most unexpected places. #peace #sensitivesoul #freespirit - #synergisticharmony

Karen De Torrontegui Vitug Oct 13, 2016 2:04am

funny how one soul, who is completely stranger but can write and describe exactly how I feel and express it through her writing. If I will write who I am this will be exactly how I will write it. While reading this it feels like I'm looking to a magic mirror and see right through my soul... haha Are you a Pisces? Beautiful article.

Anne Saunus Sep 16, 2016 7:38am

From now on I will always think about you when I allow the wind to take me away.

Jamie La Bambina Sep 15, 2016 8:48pm

Wow.... Deep .... Describes me exactly

Kylie Judge Jul 11, 2016 3:44am

Absolutely beautiful ... Thank you for sharing so eloquently what I feel so deeply ... You are a beautiful soul

Melina Powers Jul 7, 2016 11:42pm

"We deeply respect our femininity, listening closely to the whispering wisdom of our intuition, the mystical murmurs of our ancestors and the primal pulse of nature." <3

Paula Leidig Sauble May 19, 2016 2:27pm

I live in an intensity that very few understand . . . I didn't know there were "others." Beautiful.

Ana Peñuelas May 19, 2016 5:07am

this spoke so clearly to my heart, it's exactly how I feel at the moment. Today my mom told me "I don't understand why you always choose the most difficult path for yourself", I just don't see it that way, I'm trying to listen to my heart and follow my intuition.. I feel like I want to translate it to spanish for my family to read it. Thank you Sarah!

Phenina Vencanah May 18, 2016 7:50pm

This is an awesome share. Resonates so much with me. Wow... Thank you

Stephanie Van Orden May 18, 2016 5:04pm

Omg omg omg! Thank you!

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Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey resides in the mysterious mountains of western North Carolina. Through the journey of healing her own trauma and pain, she has found power in poetic expression, art, and dance. She loves supporting people to step into their power, find their voices, and flourish. She believes in resilience. She believes that sometimes, our darkest days lead to the most unexpected, breathless joy. She currently offers life coaching sessions and is pursuing her Masters in Counseling. She feels most passionate about supporting those healing from trauma with a creative, heartfelt, and gentle approach.  Follow Sarah on Facebook and her website!