Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Intuitives—“a species unto themselves”

Photo Copyright 2010 by Ted Grussing

Psychiatrist and empath, Judith Orloff, M.D., states in this article at the Huffington Post:

"In my psychiatric practice in Los Angeles and in my workshops I've been struck by how many sensitive, empathic people who I call "emotional empaths" come to me, lonely, wanting a romantic partner, yet remaining single for years. Or else they're in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed. The reason isn't simply that 'there aren't enough emotionally available people 'out there,'' nor is their burnout 'neurotic.' Personally and professionally, I've discovered that something more is going on.

“In Emotional Freedom I describe emotional empaths as a species unto themselves. Whereas others may thrive on the togetherness of being a couple, for empaths like me, too much togetherness can be difficult, may cause us to bolt. Why? We tend to intuit and absorb our partner's energy, and become overloaded, anxious, or exhausted when we don't have time to decompress in our own space.”

Read the rest of her article here

Are you intuitive? Do you indentify with this in any way? ... feel different? Need your space, more than most people might?


~Linda

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda:

I dropped in to give you an update.

My mother has been moved to assisted living.

I felt I was no longer capable of providing the care she needs.

I have moved to a veterans home.

I haven't done any art since having the stroke.

The good news is the Masons want to use my Ark of the Covenant blueprint for building an ark for decor at a Branson Missouri resort. However they didn't offer to pay anything for its use.

Send me a letter with your address so I can pay you for the books you sent my friend in New York.

I am at:

51 Lima Street
Aurora Co. 80010

The mental and spirtual experiences I had during my hospital stays were other worldly.
The experinces centered around the nature of language and intuitively covered the nature of communication using language and code.

Chester

Linda Pendleton said...

Chester,
Thanks for updating me. I had been concerned since we last spoke as to what was happening with you.

I'll be in touch by mail.
Thanks.

Nancy said...

Most definitely! It was hard when my children were small and so needy. I used to think it was because I was 29 when my first child was born, that I was used to my own time. Now I realize I need alone time, plain and simple. I feel drained by too much interaction.

Linda Pendleton said...

Nancy

Maybe it comes with age...when we no longer have our every move for family...and then we find a little freedom and desire our space, and feel better when we have it. I find I, too, now feel more drained by too much interaction or chaos, and prefer more quiet.

becca808 said...

Aloha Linda, I am enjoying your site and posts. Congratulations on your new book! This post struck me as it was something that I chose to heal in myself. Empathy seems to be a bit of an old program that we run on and finding the ways to not take in other peoples energy but retain the intuition and our clear space is liberating.

Linda Pendleton said...

Becca
Thanks for your comments...and I look forward to having you visit again..