True health is more than a lack of disease or pain. Emotional, mental and spiritual well-being all contribute to our overall experience of good health and positive satisfaction with ourselves and life. The new and evolving heath paradigm includes empowered self-awareness and a taking back of our power to actively participate in creating optimum mind, body and spirit wellness.
Your body is always communicating to you and it is ready to revel both the positive and negative influences that are impacting your health. Yet, it’s messages often bypass logic and reasoning and are more intuitive in nature. For instance, pain or physical discomfort can be a type of intuitive message alerting you that something needs attention. Feelings of inner peace and harmony are also messages, informing you of a positive state of health. Your body communicates to you through your emotions, thoughts, sensations, images, vibration, messages, synchronisities and dreams. With a little help and practice you can learn how to better tune into the messages being sent your way and work in unison with your body’s intelligence.
Although listening to your body is easy and natural, we do not always know how to get the conversation started.
To begin, it is important to relax and slip into a receptive and attentive state. Get comfortable and close your eyes. Breathe a few deep relaxing breaths. Scan your body starting at the top of your head. Move your awareness down through your body and become aware of any place that is sore or tense or tight.
Once you become aware of an area of soreness, tension or tightness, ask these five questions to begin the dialogue.
If this area had a voice what would it be saying?
What is the emotional energy of this area?
What is the mental thought energy or beliefs and attitudes associated with this area?
What message does my spirit have for me concerning this area?
What do I need to heal?
Ask yourself one question at a time then, pause and listen within. If your mind begins to wander or you start overthinking instead of listening, go back to the breath and repeat the question.
What to Expect
Trust your initial impressions. Give yourself time to correctly interpret and understand everything that you receive. Some messages will make sense immediately, the meaning of others may unfold over time. It is enough to begin a conversation. Simply communicating with your body, caring for yourself and listening, activates healing.
Intuitive thoughts are persistent and repetitive. They will not always jump out at you or initially seem important. You may hear words, phrases, sentences or intuit a complete knowing and understanding in a particular area of your health.
It is likely, you will also experience a fair amount of mind chatter. This is normal. In the midst of random thoughts, your body will still communicate with you.
In response to your questions your body my release suppressed emotions. You may feel a knot of emotional energy letting go and not understand its origin or importance. Quite often just feeling the emotions and feelings that surface is enough, as this is all it takes to release them. Feel all of your emotions as they surface, without suppressing or trying to understand them.
Intuited Body Sensations
Your body may communicate to your through a variety of sensations. You may feel an increase in energy like an accelerated vibration moving through you. Certain areas of your body may feel more dense or tight. You may intuit information through your solar plexus as a gut knowing. Messages may come in the form of inspiration or the motivation to get out and take a walk or move your body through dance or another enjoyable activity.
Your body may communicate to you through images that are symbolic, figurative, cartoon like or realistic looking and three dimensional. Your intuition and imagination work together to empower you to better understand what your body is communicating. Images can be seen with inner sight, felt or sometimes we just know what they look like without clearly seeing them. Allow the images to change, morph into new forms and communicate with you. If you do not understand a particular image, ask to see it in a new way.
Different Forms of Guidance
Some of the messages you receive may not necessarily seem to be related to your health. You might receive a suggestion to avoid certain stressful situations, seek more solitude and pursue a new occupation. You may suddenly feel the need to free yourself from a limiting relationship, speak your truth and heal emotional wounds or practice forgiveness and compassion. Although these issues may not seem to directly impact your health, they are. The root of good health is in your ability to stay in alignment with your true essence. When you are not in the flow of the power of your spirit, your health will eventually suffer in some way.
Continue to ask yourself questions and intuitively listen within. Once you have begun to communicate with your body, it will continue to send you messages. Messages may surface through your dreams or through your feelings, thoughts and an inner sense of knowing. Keep a journal document your health dreams and other intuitive information that spontaneously surfaces.
Seek help from other resources if needed.
If you encounter a physical issue or other information that concerns you, consult with a physician or medical professional. Use what your body has communicated to you to better equip you in getting additional help and support. If you become aware of suppressed memories, old traumas or if difficult emotions or memories surface, consult a therapist or healer. Do not try to do everything yourself. Allow others to help and assist you in further healing.
Let this holiday season be a time of renewal and restoration. It is easy to get caught up in the stress and frenzy that has become routine this time of year. Cultural, family, and personal expectations often create a false ideal of what is sanely possible. Although the holidays are a time of giving, sharing, eating, enjoying and celebrating, this time of year is also celebrates of the emergence of your most powerful self.
During the winter solstice the sun is at its weakest. It has reached its most southerly point on the horizon and darkness settles in. From this long night, the light begins to once again emerge and expand. The solstice is a celebration of the return of light to the world. Three days later, on Christmas Eve, the return of the light of the divine re-emerges from within the individual. The spiritual significance of Christmas Eve is the celebration of the birth and rebirth of divine presence. It is the reminder that we are not simply physical beings. We are spirit, connected to the source of all life, creation, wisdom and love. Just as the solstice marks the time of year when the sun returns to nurture and replenish the earth, Christmas marks the return of the light of the heavens within human consciousness.
What does your intuition have to do with all of this? Your intuition is your most powerful natural wisdom. It is the voice of your spirit. It is through your spirit that the light of the divine emerges. Your intuition guides you in your everyday concerns and it is your spirit’s compass directing you into the experience of unconditional love and inner peace. It is through your intuition that you can consciously experience the true significance of the holiday season.
The Gift of Your Intuitive Type
You intuition is as unique as you are. There are four primary modalities through which we intuit. You may receive energy information through your thoughts, your emotions, through your physical body or through your energy field. I call these different ways of intuiting, your intuitive type. You may predominantly intuit through one of these types, through a combination of a couple of types or through all four types.
Emotional intuitives absorb energy information through their feelings and emotions. They are naturally empathetic and feel others feelings. They are also attuned to the vibrations of divine love.
This season, take some time to tune into your emotional energy. Emotional intuitives all too often become an emotional energy sponge, absorbing the emotions of others and of events. You are not responsible for everyone else. Be responsible for your sense of wellbeing and inner peace and allow others to take charge of their happiness.
Find a quiet place and time, close your eyes and breathe into your heart. With each breath imagine your heart expanding and filling with love. Set the intent to become aware of and release any emotional wounds and past hurts. Allow your intuition to guide you. Ask within for what needs forgiveness. Breathe into your heart and allow unconditional love to flow through you. Forgive and let go. Let the power of a greater love remind you of who you are. Breathe in this love and ask your intuition to help you to become aware of anyone that needs love. Send them the gift of unconditional love without absorbing their emotional energy.
Mental intuitives intuit through their thoughts. They are naturally telepathic and receive energy information through a sense of knowing. They are connected to truth, consciousness and can absorb divine thoughts.
In the midst of holiday expectations and what may seem like a million things to do and take care of, let your intuition guide you to your highest thoughts. Do not strive for perfection. Notice when you expect too much from yourself.
Take some time to listen within. Breathe cleansing breaths and become aware of your thoughts one after another. Do not give them too much attention, just breathe, become aware and let go. Ask within for a divine thought. Breathe and listen. Be patient and continue to ask and listen. You may hear or simply know when you receive a message from the wisdom of the heavens. It will be uplifting, simple and fill you with peace.
A physical intuitive absorbs energy information into the physical body. They often feel others ache and pains and feel energized by positive people and situations and drained and exhausted by negativity. For the physical intuitive the body is the divine temple. They perceive the spirit within physical form.
Physical intuition can be especially valuable at this time of year. With so many tempting foods to eat and tiring busy schedules we can forget to take care of ourselves. Your intuition can guide you as to how to nurture and care for you.
Your body is always communicating to you. Not only is this a time of spiritual renewal, it can also be a time for physical renewal. Ask your body what will create more joy. Perhaps a massage, a yoga class, running, dancing or sitting in a sweat or steam room will not only relax you, but awaken a sense of joy and well-being within the body.
Spiritual intuitives receive energy information through the aura of energy field. Although this might seem to be a little more abstract than the other ways of intuiting, it is quite common and natural. Spiritual intuitives tend to be more aware of the presence of loved ones on the other side, angels and spirit beings than the other types. Spiritual intuitives often intuit and receive future premonitions through their dreams.Although they may not be able to define it in words, spiritual intuitives are more aware of their spirit essence.
A hectic, busy holiday schedule with an emphasis on materialism can leave a spiritual intuitive feeling out of touch and depressed. Although all of the intuitive types need quiet and contemplative time, it is especially important that the spiritual intuitive focus within. One interesting way that a spiritual intuitive (and all the types) can experience a more spirit focused holiday is through their dreams.
Before you go to sleep, ask for a dream that will help you to experience a spiritual renewal. Ask for a Christmas, solstice or holiday dream message. You may want to write down this request and put it under your pillow. Remind yourself before you go to sleep to remember the dream. Then have paper and pen ready by your bedside to write it down as soon as you wake. Be patient. You may not dream the first or second night of your request. It may even take a week or more. But, it will happen.
This is the season of the emergence of light. Focus on what is important and the rest will take care of itself.
In early November, my four grand-daughter Liliana was diagnosed with severe HSP, an autoimmune illness that can affect the kidneys, intestines and other organs. A few days after the diagnosis she had emergency surgery to resection her intestines, a rare complication. She was in the hospital for twelve days healing from the surgery and trying to find a way to lesson the affects of the HSP. I energetically worked with her and asked for healing intervention from the Divine Mother. Many, many people prayed for her.
A few days after she was released from the hospital a client gave me a pair of socks with the picture of Guadalupe on them. I thanked her and told her that I felt that they were a Sign that my grand-daughter was being watched over by the Divine Mother. Later that day my grand-daughter was re-admitted into the hospital ICU unit. They found a sack of fluid in her abdomen and thought that her recent intestinal surgery was leaking. Not good. Even though I was worried I had an overwhelming feeling that everything would be okay. I felt that the divine mother had healed her.
Later that night and then the next day they did tests and attempted to drain the fluid in her abdomen. When they did this they could not find any. Concerned that it was hiding behind her bowels they did a CAT scan and discovered that it was no longer there. Her surgery was not leaking. The large fluid sac that they saw on her ultrasound had disappeared.
And she has not had a reoccurrence of the HSP, since this.
Interestingly, when I wrote the book The Miracle Workers Handbook about working with the Divine Mother, Mary, I dedicated it to Liliana, who had just been born.
Medical intuition and energy medicine is the health care of the future. Now is the time to become more aware of your energy health. As Albert Einstein taught us, energy is indestructible. It cannot be created nor destroyed. It simply changes form. At physical death your energy self-lives on. Energy exists beyond the confines of time and space and is more powerful than the physical body. When you activate and harness your energetic vibrational power you can heal, restore and sustain your physical body, your emotions and your mental health.
Many of the people that I work with as a medical intuitive have poor energy health. They may be overburdened with toxins and negativity or energetically out of balance due to absorbed environmental and harmful energy. Good physical, mental and emotional health begins with a strong energetic constitution. Disturbances and toxins in the energy body are at the root of many illnesses, chronic physical pain, emotional imbalances and mental disorders. Once energy comes into balance and positive life force energy replaces toxic and stagnant energy, the body responds and heals. A healthy energy body also reduces emotional and mental stress and anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion and restores endocrine system health, balances our hormones, allows us to lose weight and restores the muscular and skeletal system.
The first step to establishing energetic balance and flowing with high vibration life force energy is to activate the power of your spirit and take charge of your life. You can regulate and control what you absorb and interact with. Your spirit is the eternal part of you that is connected to the highest vibrations of love and wisdom. As your conscious personality self comes into alignment with your spirit, you act as one force of unified power. You attract and unite with the positive. The dark, negative and dysfunctional is repelled.
Your spirit speaks to you through your intuition. On a daily basis your intuition can guide you toward those situations, activities, thoughts, emotions and environments that uplift and increase your positive energy quota. Every day you knowingly and unknowingly make choices that either promote good energy health or add an energetic burden to your body, mind and emotions. Your intuition can steer you away from people who have ill intent and those who drain your energy or try to unload their negativity or stress on you. It can help you to avoid dangerous situations and instead point you in the direction of those circumstances that fill you with love and strengthen you. Your intuition can help you know the source of what is exhausting and depleting your energy reserves and adversely affecting you mind, body and spirit.
Intuitive guidance is usually quite simple and straight forward. Listen to your body. Pay attention to what stimulates queasy, uneasy, gut feeling of stress and dread, nervousness and tension. Your body does not lie. Feel your emotions. Notice what fills you with dread, provokes anxiety, fear, stress and apprehension. Pay attention to negative self-talk and replace it with affirming and supportive thoughts. Listen when your inner voice that tells you that something is “off” or “not right”. When you get an intuitive flash of danger or a warning, do not override it with overly logical arguments. Remember your dreams and work to decipher their message. Your intuition will often work through your dreams to bring to light what your conscious mind is denying.
Appearances can be deceiving. What you see and perceive in the physical material world, is not always what it looks like. Be willing to explore the energy of all that you come into contact with and make positive choices.
Emotional Clearing Exercise
If you feel that you have absorbed toxic emotional energy like pain, anger and grief from another or a situation, this exercise will help you to clear your energy field.
Take a long deep breath. Breathe and relax and allow your emotions to surface. Begin by putting words to your emotions. It sounds simple, but we do not always identify how we feel and the source of our feelings.
Focus on one emotion at a time. Ask yourself if this feeling is being generated from within you or if you have absorbed this feeling from an outside source?
Take a moment and breathe a few long deep cleansing breaths. Listen within. You will soon have a sense of whether or not this feeling has originated from within or if you have absorbed it from another. Trust your initial intuitive response.
If you intuit that this is a feeling that you have absorbed from an outer source, intend to let it go. You do not need to know who or where it came from. Simply breathe and intend to let go and release what is not yours.
If this is a self-generated emotion, ask within for guidance as to what you need in order to heal or transform. Give the emotion a voice and listen to it. Most of the time all you need to do is feel your emotions, even the difficult ones and they dissipate.
This may be a long or short process. If you need help in resolving and understanding how to emotionally heal ask for the advice or counsel of someone who you trust or a therapist.
Quite often the toxic or negative emotions that we absorb from others also lie dormant or repressed within ourselves. Listen to and become aware of the emotions within you that may be similar to what you are receiving from others. In this way, you can both release and heal on a deep level.
Love is the most powerful and health promoting energy here and in the unseen realms. Whatever you are feeling that does not vibrate to the energy of love is an energy drain on your system. At your core, you are love. It is always within you. Love can heal your physical body and empower you to experience the goodness in all of life, no matter what your current circumstances may be. Release your anger, grievances and forgive yourself and others. Every day acknowledge and express gratitude for all of the good in your life. Open you heart, and call forth the love within. Let it move through you and invigorate and restore your body, mind and spirit.
Excerpt from the book: Develop Your Medical Intuition
Someone recently asked me an interesting question. She wondered why her grandmother suffered for so long before passing over to the other side. I understood the question well. Anyone who has helplessly watched a loved one suffer through pain and illness before passing over, has the same question. Over the course of a year, my mother went from playing tennis two hours a day, to being bedridden, riddled with pain and unable to think clearly. When she died it felt like a blessing.
For months after my mother’s death I contemplated and asked my guides to help me to understand why she and so many others suffer before passing over. I learned that although it appears to make no sense and be a cruel way to live out the last days of life, the soul doesn’t abide by our human perceptions. On some level we accept and create all that happens to us. Yet, it is not our conscious mind or personality and ego that makes these choices. Instead, it is the soul and spirit that perceives value and evolutionary advancement and possibilities in what in human terms is senseless and merciless. In my mother’s case, my guides told me that my mother chose to suffer in this way to “burn” off negativity and karma before entering the higher vibrations of light. In this way she was able to leave behind and dissolve emotional, mental, spiritual and even physical patterns and accumulated energy that may prevent her from rising to higher blissful layers of light more quickly upon passing.
There are many people who suffer who lived good, positive lives with kindness and integrity. They may confront their imminent passing with courage and acceptance. There are others who are not as fortunate. They are fearful of going over, plagued with guilt and doubtful that there is life beyond the human experience.
Sometimes we choose a slower more conscious experience of dying to become more aware of our spirit and soulful self. It is only the physical and ego self that suffers. Dying pushes the soul to the forefront. The soul never suffers, it understands, heals, reveals truth and is a comforting balm to the confused human self. Many people become aware during the process of dying that there is a part of them that is eternal. They see their loved ones on the other side and make frequent trips into the spirit realm to check it out before they go over.
Sometimes people linger and die slowly as a way to bring comfort to those left behind. It can be hard to let go. Family and friends may want to hold onto their loved ones and cannot imagine life without them. A slower dying process can be an opportunity to review one’s life and forgive and be forgiven. It gives the family time to let go and say all that they need to say.
Some souls choose to suffer to lift the burdens and pain of others. It is the final opportunity in the physical body to love and express goodness. Conscious suffering can lift the suffering and burdens of others when it encompasses and transmutes pain that is bigger than the individual. Shortly before my mother died she told me that her suffering was becoming unbearable. She didn’t know how to get relief. Her mental and emotional suffering was as difficult as the physical pain and discomfort. I told her to imagine that her pain was alleviating the pain of children who were suffering.
If you knew, I told her, that your suffering was helping children, could you do this? She said that she could and she immediately become more calm and at peace. This seemed to give a sense of purpose to the confusion and the loneliness that comes with the end of physical life.
Even if we do not understand it from a human perspective. This world is a flip flop of the eternal realm of spirit. What you go through and endure and what your family and friends go through is not without meaning and purpose. It is the rich soil from which your soul grows and expands into true and eternal love and life.
Watching Pope Francis being greeted by thousands of people and listening to a few of his talks, has stirred up a few memories. In his speech before Congress he mentioned Dorothy Day. She was a radical Catholic who created non-church supported soup kitchens and shelters for the poor, called the Catholic Worker. Along with her devotion to the disenfranchised and castaways of society, she was also a passionate protester, speaking out against, war and many political policies and practices.
Years ago, I lived and worked at the Catholic Worker Tivoli farm. (It is a long and zany story of how I came to be there and will share on another blog post. I also wrote about this in my book The Miracle Workers Handbook.) Tivoli was a working farm that supplied the soup kitchens with food grown on the farm in the summer months. I often went to the New York City shelters during the summer to drop off fresh vegetables. This is where I met Dorothy. Even in her eighties, she lived in the homeless women’s shelter and ate many of her meals in the dining room among the destitute women.
In those days I was devoted to helping and serving the poorest of the poor. Many of the long term aged homeless men and women who had been living in the streets of the city for years, went to the Tivoli farm in upstate New York to live out their remaining time in peace and safety. I loved the people and the work at the farm. Yet, it was not always easy. Most of the people living there were physically, mentally and emotionally challenged and ill. There were several other volunteers like myself, but most of the people who lived there were not able to work. I eventually moved to the San Jose, Ca. Catholic Worker to work at the inner city soup kitchen and homeless shelter there.
During my years of volunteer service, I was psychic and often saw and communicated with those on the other side. Yet, I had no interest or intention of becoming a professional psychic. I rarely talked about my intuitive sensitivities and gifts and instead focused on the practical day to day needs of people living on the streets. I thought this was my purpose. But, as it usually goes, there was a different plan for my life.
Although I had no strong interest in being Catholic, I loved reading books about the saints, especially women saints. Many lived incredible lives, complete with visions and extraordinary and supernatural gifts. Although I had no aspirations or illusions that I had much in common with the saints, what I read helped to put into a better context what I was experiencing. I realized that psychic and intuitive communication could be a way that the divine speaks to us and though us. Sharing love and guidance from the spirit realm, I slowly realized, might also be an important form of service.
As my psychic ability took on a life force of its own, I made peace with this gift and realized that perhaps, this was my calling. Although providing for the poor, sick and disenfranchised in tangible ways is an essential and blessed path, there are many ways to give and serve. Loneliness, grief, confusion and depression and anxiety have their own suffering. No one really knows the depths of despair that another may be going through or the light and love that is housed within their spirit. Maybe only a higher spiritual presence and power knows who we really are.
Joy comes through heartfelt giving and love can be expressed in limitless ways.