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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About 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, bellydance, and the renewing medicine of self-love. She is most passionate about supporting women to step into their power, find their voices, and learn to flourish in every way. She believes in resilience. She believes that sometimes, our darkest days lead to the most unexpected, breathless joy. She believes we are most potent when we listen to the truth that whispers to us in those quiet moments that glisten with their own sort of soft wildness. Follow Sarah on Facebook and her website!


55 Responses to “For the Free-Spirited Females with Fiercely Sensitive Hearts.”

  1. brandiesmithtlc says:

    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.

  2. Nichole says:

    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?

    • sarahtheaquarian says:


      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,


    • Alex Huxley says:

      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? :

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

  3. Atoofa says:

    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

  4. The_K_is_Super says:

    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

  5. Katie says:

    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.

  6. Patty says:

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

  7. Lori says:

    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

  8. Laurin says:

    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. ♡

  9. Allison says:

    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.

  10. almostopenbook says:

    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.

  11. Sara San says:

    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

  12. Morgan says:

    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.

  13. Rebecca says:

    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!

  14. beckyvollmer says:

    Beautiful. <3

  15. Melissa says:

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

  16. Jess says:


    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.

  17. Julie says:

    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!

  18. Kristine says:

    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.

  19. Catherine Mahilum says:

    this describes me a lot 🙂 nice one

  20. Ashley says:

    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.

  21. Amy says:

    Exquisite. Thank you.

  22. Tammy says:

    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

  23. Tammy says:

    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

  24. In The Quiet, In The Crowd says:

    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.

  25. Gypsy says:

    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

  26. Shannon Connell says:

    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 🙂

  27. Sedef says:

    Amen sister!

  28. K. Yean Thoong says:

    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. 😀

  29. Maya says:

    Exposingly true;)
    Thank you!

  30. Laura says:

    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!

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

  32. Uptown Funk says:

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

  33. Jon says:

    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.


  34. deanna says:

    Beautiful……speaks to my soul

  35. Zainab Khatri says:

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

  36. medusa says:

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

  37. aksara44 says:

    Beautiful writing! Thank you so much <3

  38. Hayley says:

    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.

  39. Angie says:

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

  40. Holly says:

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

  41. Charlie says:

    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!

  42. Richa says:

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

  43. Lynne says:

    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?

  44. Julie says:

    Thank you for this article! Beautifully done!

  45. Michaela says:

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

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