Someone recently asked me, “As an intuitive, how do you make decisions about what medical or healing care to receive? When I’m not feeling well or I’ve had an injury, I just go to the doctor. How do you figure out what to do?”

No one had ever asked me that question. I really had to think about it. I made an agreement with Spirit many years ago that I would continue to strengthen my sound healing gift for the service of others. In return I expected that when I needed healing or medical help it would be obvious to me and the right help would be there at the right time.

That has held true. I either know I need to do my own healing work, or I know in an instant who I need to call or see for help. If the person I call doesn’t think they can help, they usually have the perfect referral.

Shortly after making the agreement, I remember tripping over a concrete block and falling on my hands and knees in a parking lot. Several of the women with me were Reiki masters and within seconds there were healing hands on me. Months later, I cut my finger deeply (deep enough to require stitches) as I was cutting vegetables, and the only healer in the house was me. So I sang the cut closed. Some years later when I had digestive problems, I knew I needed to see a friend of mine that is a Naturopathic MD. Within days, my problem was cured.

As long as I listen to my intuition and trust it, I’m fine. I’ve learned to pay close attention to my dreams because they often provide me with insights about what is going on in my body and/or what I need to do about it. I meditate and open my heart and mind to intuitive wisdom that guides me, and I do my best to avoid making any assumptions about what is going on and what I need to do until I have received clear guidance, and if needed medical assessment.

After listening to me go on for a while as I attempted to answer her questions, she finally piped up and said, “Oh, you do it like the rest of us, on a case-by-case basis.” Well, there you have it I thought.

Isn’t that what most of us do. If you bump your head, you have to decide whether it is serious enough to see your doctor or visit an emergency room, whether you want to give it some healing energy of your own, or whether you just want to put some ice on it to help take the swelling down. You assess the situation to the best of your ability in the moment and make the decision that seems best to you. Now that I use my intuition consciously, I simply add those insights into my assessment.

Where many of us get tripped up in the beginning is in learning to recognize and trust our intuition. It is there for all of us, but few of us have been taught how to access it for our own well-being. It is not difficult to do, but it does take awareness and practice.

To become aware of your intuition, I recommend that you reflect upon a time in your life when your intuition guided you to make a choice that was absolutely right for you. How did the insight come to you? How did you know it was true? What was it like to act on that hunch and witness the outcome?

How did you respond to that incident later? Did you think it was an accident? Did anyone tell you it was just a coincidence? Did you trust your intuition again or did you shut it down?

Ask yourself, “How could I stimulate my intuition awake now?” Allow the question itself to become a quest for greater clarity in your healing journey.

Author's Bio: 

Misa Hopkins is the author of the best-selling book, “The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything”, which has been named the first-aid handbook for the new 21st Century consciousness. She is also Spiritual Director and founder of New Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to global spiritual family and honoring the sacred feminine. With over 30 years of teaching and training experience, including teaching hundreds of healers, and now as a spiritual counselor, Hopkins is an astute observer of human motivation and potential. Her observations about the healing progress of her clients, students and friends, and her own miraculous healings led her to ground-breaking conclusions about why people remain ill, even when they are trying to become well. Hopkins recognized that illness may actually meet unconscious needs you aren’t even aware exist. In her book, workshops and articles, she provides insights about how to break through the limits of illness to experience the freedom and joy of wellness.