Judith Orloff, MD
“How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation.”
HOW LISTENING TO YOUR BODY CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
In my book "Dr. Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing," I describe how your body is a richly nuanced intuitive receiver -- and how you must be aware of your body's signals to completely heal. This may require some adjustment of how you think about health. As a physician, I've seen that many people are trained to function from the neck up denying the rest of their bodies. I want you to re-orient yourself -- to respect the intellect, but attend to your body's messages as well. Being aware of the body can open intuition because you're focusing on your physicality, getting out of your head and into your sensual awareness. 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 life-informing signals your body sends.
It's vital to re-train yourself to override mechanisms you've developed to push through discomfort. To prevent illness I'm going to show you how to pay special attention to physical distress signals. Honor your body's messages; don't discount them. Simple, prompt action is sometimes all it takes. If you're tired, rest. If you're hungry, eat a delicious meal. If you're stressed, get a relaxing massage. The price of not listening? You could come down with the flu. Maybe your back goes out. You still don't listen? Might be chest pains. Ulcers. Depression. The thermostat gets turned up until you pay attention.
To listen to your body and get a headstart on warding off symptoms, get used to detecting the quieter messages your body sends. It's important to listen to what your gut says, whether it's tied up in knots or relaxed -- this intuition can inform all your decisions by pointing you to people and situations you're comfortable with. Also notice your energy level around people. Does it go up or down? Your body picks up on this quickly. Try to surround yourself with positive people. This will improve your health and well-being.
To detect your body's warnings, both quiet and loud, requires increasing your sensitivity to the nuances of its messages. The art of listening entails sensing smaller symptoms before they become full blown. Mindfulness is key. Denial is the antithesis of intuition. We must do what we can to get past it. As a physician, I've seen time and again how increasing body awareness facilitates prevention of illness and more vibrant health. Listening to your body is a powerful step towards self-care that benefits wellness in all areas.
JUDITH ORLOFF, MD, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has helped patients find emotional freedom for over 20 years. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing.
Dr. Orloff passionately asserts that we have the power to transform negative emotions and achieve inner peace. Her bestselling books, Emotional Freedom, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing offer readers practical strategies to overcome frustration, stress, and worry.
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