#write28days of Nervous System Regulation – Day 14: Rare

#write28days of Nervous System Regulation – Day 14: Rare

Welcome to day 14 of #write28days! Today’s word of the day is “rare.”

What do you think of when you hear the word rare?

The Oxford Dictionary defines rare as:

1. (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.
2. (of a thing) not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value.
3.unusually good or remarkable.

Do you know what the most rare thing is? YOU! You are one in almost 8 billion, and God wanted one of you here. You are “consequently of interest and value,” and “unusually good and remarkable.” You are not just some accident. God knit you together (Psalm 139). In the same psalm, right after saying we are knit together in the womb, the psalmist says, “Wonderful are Thy works!” You are rare and wonderful!

Something else that is rare is being an HSP. I’ve heard 15-20% of people are highly sensitive. While it can sometimes be difficult, do not think of it as a curse, but a superpower. However, in order to thrive as HSPs, we do have to often live in a rare way. We aren’t *like* all the other people, we need stop treating ourselves as if we are.

It may be any number of things you need to do – you are an individual and there are probably as many answers as there are HSPs. Just know that it is OK if you are doing things differently than others – having less clutter, seeing a therapist, sleeping more, not watching the news, cooking on the weekends so that you just reheat on weekdays, making sure you have time to gently stretch every day non-negotiable — whatever it is, it is your fertilizer to grow your own rare flower which is you.

Honor your needs, then you can be the generous person God designed you to be.

 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” – Mark 6:31

4 thoughts on “#write28days of Nervous System Regulation – Day 14: Rare

  1. I needed to hear this today, Amy. I consider myself a hsp too, and some days it feels more like a burden than a blessing. But I need to honor how God made me instead of feeling bad about it. Thank you.

    1. It took me 50+ years to realize my needs are important, only when I couldn’t ignore them anymore. It’s so easy to fall into that trap.

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