These days, no matter what I’m going through, especially when my heart is torn in a million pieces or I feel isolated and alone my intuition and spiritual connection has sustained me. Whether a situation appears promising or downright dismal, I now have the resources to look beyond the obvious, to achieve a deeper understanding of the picture. I always strive to hear the greater message--not acting hastily out of fear but driven by a sounder sense of truth. The great gift of intuition is that it allows us to tune into an authentic inner authority, offering us an alternative to acting out the negative scripts in our heads.
I hope you are inspired by my story, that my struggles and triumphs can help you trust yourself too. We’re all fellow-travelers on this spiritual path. One thing I’m certain of: if you follow your intuitive voice, you can’t go wrong--it’s the best friend you’ll ever have. Stay true to it. Intuition is about empowerment, not having to conform to someone else’s notion of who you should be. It’s about being true to yourself, and all the goodness that comes from that.
Judith Orloff, M.D is a board certified psychiatrist and practicing intuitive, author of the bestsellers Guide to Intuitive Healing and Second Sight. She is assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and an international workshop leader. Find out more about Dr. Judith Orloff and Judith’s books, Guide to Intuitive Healing and Second Sight. For her workshop schedule, articles, and information visit www.drjudithorloff.com
About Judith Orloff, M.D.
Transforming the face of psychiatry, Dr. Judith Orloff asserts that we are keepers of an innate intuitive intelligence so perceptive that it can tell us how to heal - and prevent - illness. Yet intuition and spirituality are the very aspects of our wisdom usually disenfranchised from traditional health care.
In response, Dr. Orloff advocates 'a democracy of healing,' wherein every aspect of our being is granted a vote in the search for total health. It is our birthright, both as health-care givers and health-care recipients, to reclaim our intuition, restore it to full standing in the medical realm and thereby carry medicine into the future.
Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Larry Dossey and Dean Ornish have done for mainstream medicine - she is proving that the links between physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual connectedness cannot be ignored. Affirming that intuition is the bond between these seemingly disparate areas of our lives, Dr. Orloff presents workshops and lectures at medical schools, hospitals, alternative health-care forums, and mainstream and experimental educational institutions - venues where she can offer hands-on, workable intuitive tools to medical practitioners, patients, everyday people.
In her work as a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Orloff exhibits great courage in drawing upon her own intuitive abilities, evident to her since childhood. Her struggles acknowledging and then finally embracing her gift of heightened intuition are chronicled in Second Sight (Warner Books). In her subsequent book, Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness (Three Rivers Press), Dr. Orloff explores the impact of her ideas in over fifteen years of psychiatric practice. By discussing patient profiles, she shows how breakthroughs are accomplished by awakening intuition: how intuition can heal our body, emotions, and sexuality, as well as helping us accept the transition from life to death.