Laura invites Jamie back onto The Real Ethereal to talk about psychic and spiritual exhaustion, and embarking on her three year sabbatical from readings. Jamie and Laura reveal how intuitives can eventually become depleted by their work, and how to honor time and space away to rest is paramount for empaths of all types.
10 comments to Psychic Burnout
Ugh… i am having the same experience as an empath. So exhausted.
Thank you so much for this! I’m sending my higher self give you a hug. Take if you want it! She gives amazing hugs.
I was doing reading over skype for about 3 months plus doing all these extra readings for free. Then I had to stop. I was so exhausted that I just an afternoon to cry out all my tears. Then I quite. I just had had enough. Between a 40 a week retail job and doing readings I was exhausted from giving too much of myself. So I gave myself permission to not do skype readings ever again. I was just done with readings all together. So after a 3 month break, I was feeling like myself again but 100% so now I just need “ask a question and get an email answer” reading. This works out great. I also gave myself permission to tell people “no. I don’t do skype readings.” It has been the best thing ever I could ever do to tell people no. Also salt baths do help on bad days at my retail job.
Oh Thank you for the hugs!!I am so proud of you for setting those boundaries!! I am right behind you!
PS love those salt bathes too! #healing
Thanks for sharing your story…your self care helps others around you understand self care as well. This work is supposed to be a joy for you too. Not harmful. Thank you for the light and healing that you are bringing into the world. NAMASTE Laura
Laura and Jamie,
Thank you so much for the honesty and integrity you both expressed in how burnout had both impacted your lives and careers!
Yes, it is a VERY lonely career even when surrounded by family and loved ones. I go through those emotions rather often too and luckily my husband notices and just gives me the best long hugs. Burnout can hit for all kinds of reasons and I know for me, when I left the hospitality industry (accounting) to move across country and change careers to massage, I only took a year off in which we were busy renovating our new home. I loved doing massage and mixed a lot of Reiki and spirit work into my sessions for rehab of clients. Again I let the doctor push me to doing more and more sessions to the point I was so exhausted at the end of each day, I could barely function and on my days off, I would literally sit with ice packs and just exhausted in every sense of the word. When my health was at risk, I finally sat with my husband and kids and said I can’t do this anymore. I had already quit driving and doing all these things for my own health but it was not enough until I just stopped. I think I slept for the first two years! I had to make myself a priority over everyone else which is a really hard transition to make when you are ingrained in your being to tend to everyone else first. Then my work with Spirit started to take off.
Even once I started to work with spirit doing readings, again I started giving more than I was receiving in every avenue and like you, Jamie, I took it out on myself as not good enough and so on. I have a secret group in FB and I would give info as it came anytime and private messages and so on. I started to do private sessions on donations only of client’s choice. OY! It was going very well but again I was over booking my days and not tending to my own needs.
Good ole Spirit though…. I got a cuff in the head from my guides that I needed to set a price of value… valuing myself.. valuing the work… and FEE (fair energy exchange) that I heard Jamie mention once and it hit me right when I needed it. Wake up call!! I now do phone and skype sessions but only one per day and weekends are only done on emergency basis as that is my time with hubby and family. I’ve changed boundaries and my interactions. My self care has had to move to number one position. I had to let go of feeling responsible for everyone else. I did that in a past life to the point of detriment… I am determined not to repeat those mistakes.
I have done a few reading sessions with Jamie not out of grief of a loss and I do hope that one thing that did come out for both of us in those few contacts was the laughter. We laughed to the point of forgetting we were doing a reading… at least I did! Jamie, honey, do what sparks your fire even if it takes you out of your comfort zone! Haters are gonna do their thing but at the end of the day, they are not living your life nor are they in your day to day. Send them love to find their way and just embrace the beauty of those who cherish you in all the ways you deserve.
Laura, you are so surrounded by love and I am told there is a partner finally aligning with who you have become. Someone who will adore your strengths and support your independence. Your life mate… not soul mate which is awesome to get a glimpse of. I will leave that there.
I’ve blabbered long enough as I tend to do hahahhaa… Much love is being sent to you both (and Jesse too 😉 )
OH my goodness written straight from the heart!!! thank you thank you thank you! See we are not alone. We are out there, let’s find each other and keep talking! I feel so set free by reading your sharing. We are doing our best at being spiritual beings having a human expereince:)
You are both such an inspiration to me! Thank you so much for sharing the hard stuff. As an empath, introvert (with an extroverted personality) mother, wife, and artist, I can definitely relate to not charging enough, feelings of guilt for needing so much time for myself, and feeling like my job is a joy and therefore I “shouldn’t” feel burned out.
This topic really resonated with me and you’ve given me the courage to ask for more money while also demanding the space so that I can recharge and do better in all areas of my life. Thank you so much for this network. Thank you for what you give to society. Know you are loved and appreciated!!
thank you for sharing this. We are in a time where self care is top priority. To hear you are making those changes is just sending me over the moon with joy, and to know we were a part of that encouragement is just spectacular! Keep going!
Bravo! Brava! Such beautiful energy! ?
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