What is Intuitive Healing?
Judith Orloff, M.D. explores how to get in touch with your intuition and use that information to heal
are five intuitive steps that can transform
your health and life. Each step represents an indicator that can help
you avoid illness, replenish energy and bring insight into any
problem. Utilizing this structure will enhance your intuition, or
enable you to find it.
beliefs set the tone for healing. Positive
attitudes accentuate growth, negative attitudes impair it. Honesty is
required to flush out counterproductive perceptions so ingrained you
may not realize how pernicious they are. If we examine our beliefs,
we won't be subject to subterranean undermining influences. Our
beliefs trigger biochemical responses. No organ system stands apart
from our thoughts. What you believe programs your neurochemicals. I'm
not suggesting that you be Pollyannaish or put on a happy face to
please, but that you be absolutely true to yourself. This will
liberate you from unconscious impulses that impede your
body is a richly nuanced intuitive receiver.
You must be in it completely to heal. This may require some
adjustment. We're trained to function from the neck up, denying the
rest of our bodies. I want you to reorient yourself, to respect the
intellect but delight in your physicality as well. Being aware of the
sensuousness of the body can open intuition. This may mean noticing
the early signs of pain so you can act on them, trusting your gut
about relationships, or awakening your sexuality. We can't afford to
ignore such life-informing signals. Being attuned to your body is a
into your body's subtle energy can heal.
From an intuitive standpoint we are all composed of vibrantly colored
energy fields (whose centers are called chakras) that emanate from
us. These can be sensed. They contain truths about our physical,
emotional and sexual needs. Energy has different manifestations, from
erotic to psychic. Invisible to most people, it can be sensed with
intuition. To heal you must first learn to identify energy. Then you
can direct it to specific parts of the body. Feeling energy can be
very sensual. I assure you, it won't be all work!
range of answers lies within you. To access them
I'll focus on two intuitive techniques: meditation and remote
viewing. Meditation is a state of quiet that amplifies the intuition.
In practical terms it lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, can
help reverse heart disease, even retard aging. Remote viewing is an
intuitive technique to move through both time and space. It enables
you to tune in to the past, present and future, or to visualize a
person place or situation, even at a great distance. With this
knowledge you can help diagnose illness by picturing the body's
organs, predict proper treatment, appraise current therapies--all
mandatory when conventional medicine seems unable to find a cure.
is the language of dreams. We speak it
every night, during the REM state, the phase of sleep when your brain
waves impart secret healing formulas. This mystic symbology--images,
messages, scenarios--has rules different from those in our waking
life. A dream's tone can be as restorative as its content; the
nonverbal often presides. Also, in dreams, revelations about illness
and relationships are often conveyed. Dreams do heal, but first you
must retrieve them. During sleep we experience a kind of amnesia. To
the intellect dreams are alien, language that does not compute.
Dreams cannot be captured by the rational mind alone; intuitive
memory is needed. As you learn how to remember and interpret dreams,
you'll be able to draw on this form of healing.
The form your intuition takes may vary: images, dreams, sounds, gut feelings, a sense of knowing, a kaleidoscope of creative flow. Often while I'm working with patients snapshotlike flashes come through. In a split second I receive a world of information. It's exciting. As a physician I've come to depend on these moments of insight. Notice if such flashes happen to you. Write everything down immediately in a journal. The material can be relayed quickly, but it slips away if undocumented. Watch closely. We all have our intuitive styles. Discover yours.
Orloff is a
board-certified psychiatrist, an assistant clinical professor of
psychiatry at UCLA, and a staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center. She is also the author of the best-selling book Second
Sight, a memoir about coming to terms with her intuitive
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