DO YOU TRUST YOUR INNER VOICE?
~ Dr. Judith Orloff
We are the keepers of our own healing. We are the 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.
I’m defining intuition as a potent form of inner wisdom, not mediated by the intellect. Accessible to us all, it’s a still, small voice inside--an unflinching truth teller committed to our well-being. You may experience intuition as a gut feeling, hunch, a physical sensation, a snapshot-like flash, or a dream. Always a friend, it keeps a watchful eye on our bodies, letting us know if something is out of synch.
As a physician, I combine conventional medicine with intuition to enhance my insights about patients. I also use intuition in every aspect of my life and strive to always trust my gut in small and large decisions. Intuition is your inner voice. It is the best friend you will have. I encourage you to develop and trust it too. Reach back in your experience. See if you can't remember a special time when you listened, really listened, to what seemed invisible, yet felt so true. Maybe it was an inner call to enter a career, a sudden inexplicable attraction to the person you were destined to marry, or simply a strong impulse to contact a good friend you haven't seen for years. That indisputable sense of rightness is an echo of the code I'm speaking of. You deserve such certainty about all decisions. Even if you feel out of touch with it now, let me help you find it again.
To help you determine how much you listen to your inner voice, I've created the following quiz from my book Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sex... . Choose the score that most corresponds to how often or seldom you listen to your intuition.
Yes Sometimes Never
1. Do you believe your inner voice gives you good advice? 2 1 0
2. Will you get a second opinion if your doctor doesn't offer a diagnosis or treatment that intuitively feels right? 2 1 0
3. Do you pay attention to your body’s early warning signs such as fatigue or unexplainable symptoms to take care of your health? 2 1 0
4. In your career, do you act on what moves and inspires you rather than only making decisions by what seems logical on paper? 2 1 0
5. Do you "listen to the goosebumps" (as Quincy Jones puts it) as a sign to go ahead when you're making a decision about a project or career move? 2 1 0
6. If you’re looking for work, do you check in with your intuition for guidance? 2 1 0
7. Do you pay attention to people's body language when you meet them? 2 1 0
8. Do you listen to your body's signals and stay away from people who drain you? 2 1 0
9. If you're crossing your arms and moving away from someone at a party, do you listen to the discomfort your body language is communicating? 2 1 0
10. If you're sexually attracted to someone but your inner voice says "beware," do you heed the warning and take it slow? 2 1 0
11. When arguing with your partner, do you take a breath and tune into your intuition about how to reach him or her before saying something you'll regret? 2 1 0
12. If all your friends are saying "this guy/girl is great for you" but your intuition says he/she isn't right can you trust yourself? 2 1 0
13. Do you listen to intuitive messages in dreams? 2 1 0
14. Do you listen to your "ah-ha" feelings even if they don't fit your picture of how things should be? 2 1 0
15. Are you spontaneous rather than having to plan everything? 2 1 0
How to Interpret this Quiz
To calculate your ability to listen to your inner voice score, total the numbers corresponding to your responses.
A score of 20-30 suggests that you have a considerable aptitude to trust your intuition.
A score of 10-19 suggests a moderate level.
A score of 9 or below suggests a beginning level.
A zero score indicates that you don’t regularly listen to your intuition yet, but the good news is that you can begin now to tap into this empowering resource!
Whatever your score, this quiz will help you develop and listen to your inner voice. You’ll identify your strengths and areas you’d like to improve. Developing intuition is an exciting process. Realize that we all have a ways to go. The more you listen to your intuition, the more it will improve.
Adapted from Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness
Sounds Like You Have A
July 22, 2012, 3:05 pm
Sounds like you have a strong, resilient INNER STRENGTH -- more the exception than the rule it seems.
Blessings on your beautiful SELF! ~*~*~*ES
July 22, 2012, 8:34 am
all on the 2s!
and in Persisting so, I lost FAMILY... all of them... all alive... but wont let go of their lower selves... I wont come down from the HIGHER but to HEARt which they dont need me to, but OBEY/OBLIGE etc which I do NOT... I developed RESILIENCE in I of BEING so, in the rich Inner World of Relating, connecting, healing and I pour just that outward...
and so I AM, a Pilgrim...
in LOVE, Jyothis Chrystallis
HI Annie! LOVED Your "read!"
July 22, 2012, 1:30 am
LOVED your "read!" And amazingly enough, many years ago, Amorah Quan Yin [Awakening Your Divine Ka] of the Pleiadian tradition,
recommended a potent smokey quartz from Nambia in Africa. It is "rutilizated," which for some reason gives it a potency which I
don't quite understand. Have had it for years, but unfortunately, in the move down here to SF, a huge chunk broke off.
For grounding I like red garnet; and my black shielding stone is obsidian. Being a 6-AKBAL, I resonate with obsidian in particular.
Bit's all still sitting in my small crystal collection on my porch, absorbing all the "goodies" coming from above. I use a combo of stones -- whatever "feels right" -- to clear negative energies along with my sage or beloved copal, which I brought back from Mayaland.
I LOVE stones of all kinds & when I go hiking, my little backpack gets a bit heavy from the ones that I'm attracted to and collect. Lately, had to shift my
collection to flower beds in the garden below -- my little porch became a bit overcrowded. But they are still around and about!
Much love to you -- you stimulate my head and enrich my heart! ~*~*~*ES
You And Me Both! "...the
July 22, 2012, 1:17 am
You and me both! "...the problem is more about my inner self trusting my 3D self to 'carry out' things in the highest and best manner."
How PERFECTLY stated as far as I'm concerned -- can resonate with that 100%.
I was raised to trust REASON/INTELLECT/ACCOMPLISHMENT at the expense ofintuition, emotions/feelings so my personal journey has been to REGAIN TRUST IN MY INNER VOICE -- which was NOT valued growing up. It has been about "coming into balance" with MIND and HEART!
Judith Orloff is someone I admire very much & she is a "user-friendly" therapist for me because she is practically oriented & combines
INTUITION and SPIRITUALITY with INTELLIGENCE. More or less my "combo" in coaching...at least that is what I aspire to!
Much love -- heady times -- am certain you're dancing about on your volcano! :) ~*~*~*ES
July 21, 2012, 11:46 pm
Ya know, I saw that title and had a chuckle to myself. Around here I reckon the
problem is more about my inner self trusting my 3D self to 'carry out' things
in the highest and best manner...grin
Warm Hugs Eva Sophia:) Timing
July 21, 2012, 11:25 pm
Warm hugs Eva Sophia:) timing is perfect to strengthen
our intuitive muscles, and trust our inner voice...
from the latest quantum awakening, this spoke volumes
to me about the Feminine Spirit, and the masc/fem interaction:
Daughters of the Grail Citrine Crystals
The Ladies of Templar were the powerful women who shared the same heavenly agreement and mission as the Knight's Templar. The men and the woman met on power days to perform ceremony and recite ancient text and secret mantras. The difference between the Ladies Templar and the Knights Templar were pure gender. The warrior knights would go into battle while the ladies templar would stay on the edge of the battlefield and support them energetically with their holy magic. The ladies templar provided important support through powerful protective prayers that were sung. They spent many days blessing the weapons, armor, food and drink of the Knights, before they went into battle and spiritually shielded their chosen warrior.
The Knights Templar could not function properly if not for their Ladies. These women provided the wind beneath their wings, and held the light for them while they were in battle. Because there was such a very close connection between each knight and his protectress many fell deeply in love and had children that were brought up in the same sacred school of thought. These children were known as the Sons Templar and the Daughters Templar. These particular beautiful citrine crystals are aligned with the Daughters Templar. The Daughters Templar were females that housed a seeded encoding as guardians of the holy treasures, the sacred texts, the hidden secrets passed down genetically through time. The daughters templar were strong, forthright, and courageous especially for those less fortunate. They Believed strongly in a God that assigned them the task of forever sealing the fate of earth in a place of favor.
HISTORY In 1133, a woman called Azalais gave herself to the Templars 'to serve God under obedience to the master.' There were also various mysterious references to 'sisters of the order' made during the trials, although none of these Templar women seem to have been arrested in 1307. The involvement of women in Templar rituals may have inspired the stories that arose from other Templar trials that the knights had congress with demons in the form of beautiful maidens.
Each one of these citrine crystals was just mined this year. They are each gorgeous and bursting with Light and rainbows that reflect and refract light telling new stories and truths as they dance within each crystal. Let them to help you in your battles of right and wrong/ good vs. evil, dark vs. Light. Let them trigger the ancient memories of when you secretly held the light in prayer for another who went to battle to defend what you held sacred. They are tools of light to be used as such, hold them, and feel all the power and prayers that are behind your every move forward into more light. See them as a safety net keeping you from harm and falling in your day-to-day battles with life and self. They will help you stand up for what you believe in
Citrine holds within it the power of the sun. Gold is the color of wealth and Light. Citrine’s energy is helpful in clearing/protecting the body mind spirit allowing deep healing and angelic/Light communication. The stone dissipates, transforms and transmutes negative energy. Citrine cleanses the body of toxins and regenerate tissue, Citrine is a stone of good fortune, bringing good fortune in unexpected ways. It is a stone of manifestation.. Along with prosperity and good fortune, citrine imparts generosity, to share the wealth. It has the ability to stimulate the body's own healing energies. Citrine cannot hold negative vibrations it dissipates and transmutes them. great for clearing the aura it does not absorb any negative energy and never needs clearing. It is a stone of protection, removing or deflecting negative energies of all kinds. It is excellent for dream recall & past life work.
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Templar Shield Crystals
These powerful pieces of Smokey Quartz from Brazil call themselves TEMPLAR SHIELDS. They are shields of truth and psychic protection, and are more important than one can imagine. The theme of the Shield is of providing protection in the physical world of human affairs. The Shield supports endurance and victory of the battle within as well as the battle without. This energy is about providing protection and support for that which we hold true to heart in a very physical way, and is also about protection and support of and for the sacred feminine.
The Templars have always been about protecting what is good, right, holy, and sacred. The Templars and the Temple of Solomon," were founded in 1119 by knights sworn to protect Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. They amassed enormous wealth and legends of their hidden treasures, were known thru out Europe. In addition to their estates, their rich cash reserves, the Knights Templar were also rich in ‘relics’. Relics were the remains of people or things which had featured in the New Testament stories. The Knights Templar were surrounded by legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times. Perhaps most well known are those concerning the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant. Some sources say the Holy Grail, or Sangreal, was found by the order and taken to Scotland during the scourging of the order in 1307, and that it remains buried beneath Roslyn Chapel.
Some say that the order also found the Ark of the Covenant, the chest which contained sacred objects of ancient Israel, including Aaron's rod and the tablets of stone inscribed by God with the Ten Commandments. The truths will probably always remain in mystery since all Templar affairs were conducted in secret. Any member of the Order who revealed the proceedings of Templar meetings was punished by expulsion. They were forbidden to keep copies of the Templar statues and the Rule of the Order, in case they fall into the wrong hands. These legends are connected with the long occupation by the order of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Some sources record that they discovered secrets of the Master Masons who had built the original and second temples secreted there, along with knowledge that the Ark had been moved to Ethiopia before the destruction of the first temple.
Mystical Dark and Powerful, Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone for removing negativity of any kind. It is also a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical, protection, psychic protection and enhances survival instincts. It can help one reach personal and business goals. It also helps with, prioritizing needs and wants. Smoky quartz is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck and is connected with the sounds of the universe. It makes you more aware of all sounds including telepathic sounds. Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of protection and serenity. It protects and cleanses the aura and can be used for psychic shielding. Smoky quartz is a mood elevator- it relieves fear, enhances security and safety. It has been known to alleviate suicidal tendencies and hopelessness It aids acceptance of the sexual nature of mankind, and cleanses the base chakra so that passion can flow naturally. Mentally, it promotes positive thought and can be used to give clear insight and neutralize fear of failure. smoky quartz is most useful in helping settle a disagreements between people. Black is a color that holds light and does not let it go allowing it to be transformed into another energy in time and space
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The Marianne Williamson Quote
July 21, 2012, 10:40 pm
The Marianne Williamson quote is sooo true, esp. for females. In our deepest subconscious, so many of us have horrific experiences when we
displayed our innate, creative powers ages ago, when the ascending patriarchy squelched them with violence and brutality.
Allowing these ancient female powers to emerge today makes many females apprehensive of these powers, and understandably so.
The fuchsia color of the butterfly in Visual #2 is yummy beyond words & its reflection in the water orbs is magical. Truly a treat...
THANK YOU! Namaste. ~*~*~*ES