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 sync.
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 Sexual Wellness. Choose the score that most corresponds to how often or seldom you listen to your intuition.
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.
To learn more about intuition, click on the link to read my blog, How to Develop Your Intuition, and watch the video below for more tips.
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