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posted June 24, 2016 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SDragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another book I just picked up and am reading as my own empathic abilities are gearing to another level. I pick up the energetic feelings of so many people now, more than ever and they don't even have to be close to me, they can be 20-30 miles away.

As I read the book, I'll share highlights of passages that might interest others.

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In seminar presentations, when I explain why an Intuitive-Sensitive Person will do a 'perfume dash' through a department store, or why, when visiting a restaurant, they'd rather leave than have to sit at a table with their back to the door, or how, at a dinner party they'll hang around to make sure they get the end seat on a rectangular table, but don't mind where they sit on a round table, there's always a deep chuckle of recognition.

But why do they do these things? The answer is: information overload. To an Intuitive-Sensitive the perfume counter smells like a chemical factory, designed to give them a headache. When people dine out in a restaurant they expect to be able to relax and enjoy their meal, but for the Intuitive-Sensitive who finds themselves seated with their back to the door, it's anything but relaxing. The diners coming into the restaurant have questions in their minds: where will they sit? Where are the friends they're due to meet? And then there are the nervous ones on a first date...

All this information is picked up by the Intuitive-Sensitive's awareness although they haven't even seen these people. It makes them feel vulnerable, exposed to others' emotions when they don't want to be. They want to eat in peace. They aren't aware of this in the early days - then all they know is that their general feelings switch every few minutes while they're eating. When they can seat themselves facing the door, though, it seems they're more in control of how they feel - not so caught unawares.

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posted June 24, 2016 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SDragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the Intuitive-Sensitive, criticism brings up such a feeling of deep anxiety it not only impacts their feelings, it also impacts how they interact with food. In my experience, those individuals who've had a particularly powerful early life experience around criticism - an overly critical parent, for example - will be strongly attracted to chocolate.

Why chocolate? Serotonin, the happy brain chemical will lower the stress response, has long been a partner with chocolate.

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I do love my chocolate :=)

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posted June 24, 2016 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SDragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This cycle puts the Intuitive-Sensitive in a difficult position. In order to avoid a system 'shut-down' they need to recover from the stimulation overload, yet they are faced with their biggest fear in another person - anger. They feel emotionally responsible for others and don't want an argument, yet feel they need to 'solve' anger in another person. And if they can't fix it, they will leave: they can only compromise themselves for so long before a survival mechanism directed towards self-preservation kicks in.

This is why many, before they become conscious of their sensitivity, go through relationships that are dogged by significant communication and boundary issues. Once the Intuitive-Sensitive feels they aren't the only one who experiences their emotional world through their hyper-sensitive senses, finding that they have a strong desire to discover their healing and intuitive interests, they develop the ability to relax. They do this because they have a new source of love, and this love is unconditional: it's not hard work and it doesn't involve other people and having to process their emotional world.

This new love is the beginning of the development of unconditional kindness, and the simplest form of this to find but the hardest to achieve is unconditional kindness towards the self. This is achieved through the natural intuitive opening that the Intuitive-Sensitive begins to trigger in their life, mixed with a strong desire to heal.

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Really love this book so far, only on page 36.

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posted June 25, 2016 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds interesting, I'll check it out...

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posted June 27, 2016 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on chocolate.

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posted July 01, 2016 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good stuff.

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posted July 02, 2016 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You read the coolest books.

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posted July 03, 2016 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SDragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Here are the chapter headings.

PART I: Understanding Yourself as an Intuitive-Sensitive Person

Chapter 1: The Surgeon's Prayer
Chapter 2: What is an Intuitive-Sensitive Person?
Chapter 3: "You're too Sensitive"
Chapter 4: Intuitive-Sensitivity and Right-Brain Thinking
Chapter 5: Recognizing the Opening Process
Chapter 6: Why Intuitive-Sensitive People Need Purpose


PART II: The 7 Steps to Purpose - Learn to Enhance Your Intuitive Skills

Chapter 7: Step 1 - Accept Your Difference
Chapter 8: Step 2 - Learn to Manage Your Mind
Chapter 9: Step 3 - Make the Transition from Personality to Soul
Chapter 10: Step 4 - Cope with Others and their Power Struggles
Chapter 11: Step 5 - Access your Super-Intuitive State
Chapter 12: Step 6 - Courage - the Road to Self-Realization
Chapter 13: Step 7 - Unite the Inner Child and the Adult


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I really enjoyed the first Part as it provided a different perspective and take on the whole empathic/intuitive state. Part II seemed to be more in-line with healing psychological shaming/self-realization, finding the inner self type of material that can be found in other books as well.

Overall, well written though.

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posted July 04, 2016 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great chapter names!

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posted August 10, 2016 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did the book help you increase your abilities, or were they increasing, so you wanted to read the book?

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Originally posted by SDragon:
This cycle puts the Intuitive-Sensitive in a difficult position. In order to avoid a system 'shut-down' they need to recover from the stimulation overload, yet they are faced with their biggest fear in another person - anger. They feel emotionally responsible for others and don't want an argument, yet feel they need to 'solve' anger in another person. And if they can't fix it, they will leave: they can only compromise themselves for so long before a survival mechanism directed towards self-preservation kicks in.

This is why many, before they become conscious of their sensitivity, go through relationships that are dogged by significant communication and boundary issues. Once the Intuitive-Sensitive feels they aren't the only one who experiences their emotional world through their hyper-sensitive senses, finding that they have a strong desire to discover their healing and intuitive interests, they develop the ability to relax. They do this because they have a new source of love, and this love is unconditional: it's not hard work and it doesn't involve other people and having to process their emotional world.

This new love is the beginning of the development of unconditional kindness, and the simplest form of this to find but the hardest to achieve is unconditional kindness towards the self. This is achieved through the natural intuitive opening that the Intuitive-Sensitive begins to trigger in their life, mixed with a strong desire to heal.

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Really love this book so far, only on page 36.


:-) I wish I've known about this book few years ago. I was aware that I leave due to self-preservation but I couldn't understand what is the reason for this mechanism. I was not aware that I am an empath and that I am affected by other people's energy. Everyone was telling me that I am just too sensitive and should grow an exoskeleton...which of course was making me feel unaccepted and misunderstood. My sadness was growing especially when people lied to me in my face, because I could feel their energy and I knew, and felt embarrassed for knowing it.
This is a wonderful book for anyone trying to understand why they feel so much.

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Did the book help you increase your abilities, or were they increasing, so you wanted to read the book?

Yup, pretty much this one. I can now basically notice whenever thoughts are generated towards me and already know that there's going to be contact of some sort before people call me.

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posted January 15, 2017 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a cool super power.

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posted March 16, 2017 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A human lie detector.

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posted August 27, 2017 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could use that power.

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posted August 28, 2017 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good stuff!

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Ya, pretty cool. My martial arts is moving on to a new level as well; feeling chi is so awesome. I can do super cool stuff! J/K

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Ya, pretty cool. My martial arts is moving on to a new level as well; feeling chi is so awesome. I can do super cool stuff! J/K

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Chi is cool stuff.

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