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Sensing the Energy of Others

Judith Orloff - Friday, November 15, 2013

(Adapted from Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Story and Show You How to Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom Three Rivers Press, 2010 by Judith Orloff MD)

Over the many years of developing my intuition I've learned that as one begins to open up to it they start to get a sense of the bliss, joy, and pleasure that is all around them. Many of us cannot let that much pleasure in as we're more comfortable staying with our own problems. I encourage you to develop your intuition and awareness of energy so you can inherently sense the ecstasy that is everywhere. It is in the little flowers, the wind, the forces of nature. There is an ecstasy all around that most people will miss because they live only in their heads and don't know about it. Part of opening to this energy is going further than your head and sensing the larger universe including nature so you can learn to surrender to the bliss that is all around us.

I discuss the art of reading people's energies in my new book, The Ecstasy of Surrender that is coming out April, 2014. I'm so excited that you can pre-order it now HERE. As an introduction I wanted to share with you a talk from my book, Second Sight that I gave at the New York Open Center on this topic. Remember you deserve to feel the bliss!

SECOND SIGHT author Dr. Judith Orloff describes how to sense the energies of others, repel energy vampires, and how to embrace bliss.


Judith Orloff, MD is author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, upon which her articles are based. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. She is a New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. Connect with Judith on  Facebook and  Twitter. To learn more about empaths and her free empath support newsletter as well as Dr. Orloff's books and workshop schedule, visit her website.

paulette commented on 18-Nov-2013 03:14 PM
sensing energy, to me is like a language, i had the ability to, because i am empath , i just did not know what all these sensation, was or mean until i saw your vid on youtube, i was looking for answer why was i so exhausted around people, pains in my body , anxiety ,depression, breaking out in rash,
as i understand that i was picking up other people energy, my health improve, because i try to move these horrible sensation out my body.
i also realize the more pleasant energy, like the sound of rain that send beautiful sensation thro my entire body,
lately i got a baby turtle, and was amaze that i can sense his energy , then realize i pick up energy of other animal, i was shock and happy at the same time.
sensing energy is fascinating, however it is really hard when i sense negative energy from people close to me like my husband, jealousy and envy of me, the pleasure he get when i am sad, for years i just did not accept what i was sensing in my body, because it will mean he don't love me, the more i deny it the stronger the sensation was getting, and more ill i was getting ,until final i accept what i was sensing was the truth, and his words sound beautiful but not true and he does not love me.
thanks for your work and having this information out there, it healing to the soul.
Anonymous commented on 25-Jun-2016 08:32 PM
i feel like I am a walking sponge, I simly feel it around me and make me anxious. its okay when the energy around me is happy bhut kind of hurts so bad and affects my moods when its really negative and anger...I do not know how to deal ith it, help

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