Amidst my large collection of palm prints are approximately 20% sets of hands with ‘too many lines’. People ask ‘why do I have so many lines?’ and ‘what does it mean?’ If you, or someone close to you has ‘full’ hands, with lines that go every which way, in an enormously complex array, you are undoubtedly ‘a sensitive’. Being acutely sensitive means that in order to cope, you have to organise your life around your trait. Many lines on your hands show you have almost too psychic, hypersensitive characteristics.
Highly sensitive people need their own space. More introvert, they have to sleep enough, to dream and to have time to explore their rich interior realms. They are morning people and the conscientious, vigilant perfectionists, who can’t ‘play’ till all details are done. Their energy often feels anxious, worried and tense and they can’t easily relax. An oppressively pervasive ‘happiness made guilty by duty’ makes its presence felt.
Too many lines reveal a vulnerable person who tends to defiantly protect their ‘inner hermit’, who is overwhelmed by others moods and who cries all too easily. They can’t do noise, get distressed if they can’t eat, often feel cold and could tire easily. In overwhelm of physical and emotional hypersensitivity, they might easily feel ‘infected’ and invaded by lower astral entities, or find themselves labelled neurotic. They tend to get shocking frights and adrenalin rushes at the slightest thing. Perhaps they have hay fever or skin rash or other more mysterious stress related physical symptoms.
People with many spidery lines often swing out of their ‘in’ times, moving into an aroused, quite ‘wired’, over-stimulated, excitable state. They push themselves, busily exploring life, with lots of energy for doing a variety of things. Hard working, they have a steady stream of creative and visionary ideas flowing from their intuition.
The best career for people with too many lines involves counselling, or working in some sort of advisory capacity. They process the subtle details and signs, sense and feel intuitively and think analytically about their thinking. In harnessing the flow of their intuitive perceptions, they help others with their insightful, ‘old soul’ compassionate, wise guidance.
Being influenced by our unconscious can be profoundly fulfilling, or it can be an excruciating torment of no cope. What is the remedy for those of us who aren’t black and white, open and shut cases? After all, we reflect more on everything and are deeply interested in spirituality. So when the overwhelm comes, what do we do to reframe? Since ‘the cleaner the hand, the calmer the mind’, we, more than most, need first to intimately inquire into, embrace and love our over-arousal – and then to still ourselves.
People with too many lines receive potently powerful impressions, so it’s necessary to keep checking in with yourself. In understanding that you are a highly sensitive person (a diagnosable, terminal way of being in the world) you’ll find that you can balance yourself with simple activities – meditation, prayer, play (force yourself), journaling, juicing, drumming, chanting, cooking, washing, walking, dancing, breathing, making fires, planting, crying, immersion in water and using music for medicine.
May we all embody these potent guidelines from Pema Chodrun.
Four Virtues of Maitri – Practice of Loving Kindness – taking myself just as I AM.
2. Clear seeing
3. Experiencing my emotions
4. Staying with the present moment
- Through meditation I strengthen myself.
- I aspire to be honest with myself and end my deceptions.
- I drop my story-lines and experience my emotions and my fear.
- I stay with my emotion and leave it as it is.
- I open my heart to the restlessness of its own energy.
- I abide with the experience of my emotions whatever they are.
- I make the choice moment by moment to be fully here.
- I practice tenderness towards myself, towards others and towards the world