Lately I have been talking about Sentelligence – a highly
functioning and intelligent sensory system.
According to Elaine Aron, (author of The Highly Sensitive Person)
15-20% of the population is highly sensitive, but I wonder if that
is based on those adults that are able see themselves as highly
What if we all came out of the womb with a highly functioning and
intelligent sensory system and that system very quickly got shut
Think about it – we all come out of the womb crying. In that
instant – our tears are considered a good thing. It is a sign that
we are alive and well and breathing. Everyone celebrates that first
After that — not so much. We do not yet know how to talk and
explain what our sensory system is telling us so we cry when we
have needs such as food, touch, wet, scared, etc.
Sometimes our parents instinctively know what we need and sometimes they are
unable to get in touch with it – especially if it is late at night or out in public. Then they may have less patience with trying to figure out our communication and so they try to shush us. How many times do you hear parents out in public telling a crying baby to shush?
Now I am not blaming parents. Because societally we are not very accepting of crying babies in public…. i.e., it must mean that parent does not know how to take care of their child – so parents shush their children out of embarrassment or exasperation …
But what messages does that give us as children?
1) It’s not okay to cry – especially in public or
2) I better be more dramatic to get my needs met or
3) I’ll just squelch those feelings and/or needs so I can get the
love and acceptance which is most important to me or
4) I’ll become independent so I don’t need anyone and then I won’t
have to deal with the rejection …. Just to name a few possibilities.
Okay this is not a psychology class and I am not a therapist so
what has this got to do with sentelligent adults?
Well similar to parents not understanding what we needed as
children … as we grow up and our highly functioning and intelligent
sensory system starts talking to us, we don’t always know how to
interpret it. Often it talks to us through aches and pains in our
Since we (including doctors) don’t know what it is saying and we
don’t like pain, we medicate it or numb it with either traditional
or alternative medicine so that we can continue to function in the
world. In effect, we are numbing our highly intelligent sensory
Additionally we are taught to achieve and succeed and be in
action. Action is good but if we don’t feel like we can take the
time to listen to our sensory system, especially our sixth sense
which is intuition, it stops talking to us as much. Sometimes we
don’t want to hear what it says because we don’t know how to
distinguish between our intuition and our critical or scared
And lastly, since we were often taught to hide our feelings, we
avoid them with by overeating, working long hours, internet, t.v.
or other addictive habits or substances.
By now our highly functioning sensory system is not functioning so
well. It is either partially or fully squelched. So we go around
in the world acting the way we think we are supposed to be in order
to be accepted in society. But how well is it really working for
you? For our planet?
How much of what you are doing is what you think you need to do or
are supposed to do?
How much of it feels truly authentic?
Are you in touch with what really resonates with your soul?
It is time for all of us to get back to our true nature and lead from our heart. As adults we can learn to express ourselves and focus our Sentelligence in a way that really works for us so that we are not overwhelmed by it but rather work in harmony with it and become much more effective
and confident as a result.
If this resonates with you or you are just curious, join me on the
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