We are the keepers of our own healing. We are keepers of an intuitive intelligence so powerful it can tell us how to heal. The time has come for each of us to claim it again. Never forget: It is your right to heal. It is your right to look inside yourself for the answers.
We are on the vanguard of a health care revolution as profound as civil rights or feminism. All over, I see an uprising fueled by courageous people, demanding that their spiritual and intuitive voices be honored in the healing process. Attitudes are shifting. I meet medical practitioners and patients everywhere who rail against the icy sterility of technological advances alone - no matter how miraculous - when simple kindness, love, and awe for our inner vision is sacrificed.
As a psychiatrist I see many people with everything material they can ever want, and still they feel lost. What's missing is a palpable connection with their intuitive voice, one that will always guide them in a heartfelt direction. I believe that without this connection, it's impossible to lead a truly passionate life, based on instinct and authentic inner knowledge.
I've written my latest book, Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing: Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness (Times Books) as a primer on how everyone can develop intuition and utilize it as a powerful tool for living. The magic of intuition is that it insists you live in the moment with no expectations, a continuing freshness. Intuition is our birthright, available to everyone.
To access it, I've developed five steps that can be applied to any issue you'll ever confront from healing your body, to riding a roller-coaster of emotions to sexual awakening. I live by these five steps; they continue to sustain me. I suggest you give them a try. My hope is that they will being you the joy and clarity you've been searching for.
Step 1: Notice Your Beliefs
Positive attitudes stimulate growth. Negative attitudes impede it.
Step 2: Be In Your Body
Enjoy your intellect but revel in your physicality as well.
Step 3: Sense Your Body's Subtle Energy
It is important that we learn to sense the energy within us, recognize when it is off, and learn to correct the imbalance.
Step 4: Ask for Inner Guidance
Learn to trust the signals your inner wisdom sends.
Step 5: Listen To Your Dreams
Intuition is the language of dreams. Keep a dream journal by your bed.
As a physician, I have a continual sense of awe for the relationship between body and spirit. As your heart opens, so does your intuition. Your intuition will teach you how to see and how to love. It will instill in you a renewed faith to face anything.
Judith Orloff, M.D. is an author, psychiatrist and practicing intuitive in Los Angeles. She will be speaking at the Living Enrichment Center, Wilsonville, OR, on March the 28th. For info call 503-682-4248. Her web site is www.drjudithorloff.com.