Shelter From The Storm: The Perspective Of An Empath

Art by Josephine Wall

Music always inspires me and moves me. Today I was listening to my music, and the Bob Dylan song, “ Shelter From The Storm” came on. Some of the lyrics are:” I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail. Poisoned in the bushes, and blown out on the trail. Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn. Come in, she said. I’ll give you shelter from the storm.  Suddenly I turned around, and she was standing there. With silver bracelets on her wrists, and flowers in her hair. She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns. Come in, she said. I’ll give you shelter from the storm. “

This song perfectly describes what Empaths do. We open ourselves to all living beings, with compassion for all. Being an Empath is not for wimps. It takes balls the size of cantaloupes to walk through life this open. To feel. To be kind. To refuse to numb ourselves. We offer shelter and love to children, to animals, to those who can’t defend themselves.  I send love and gratitude to Empaths everywhere, you are the warriors of the heart who will change the world, one person at a time. We offer the shelter from the storm. There is nothing more sacred than that. Blessings, Judith