Harness the power of your intuition

Intuition helps you to act from instinct, not impulse—a ‘look before you leap’ wisdom that points you to positive energy

Woman setting herself free

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 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.

As an intuitive psychiatrist, I worship my high octane intuitions—I owe the blessing of becoming a physician to one. However, at 20, when an unwavering inner voice told me I was going to medical school, it was the last thing I thought I wanted. Yes, I was the only child of two physician-parents with 25 physicians in my family from cancer researchers to gynaecologists, a lineage I seemed ordained to join. But I’d never liked science and would get bored around my parents’ doctor friends. At the time I was a hippie, living in an old converted brick Laundromat with my muralist-boyfriend in Venice Beach. I worked in the May Company’s towel department. Still, as my intuition sank in, it gave me tremendous energy. So, dubiously, I enrolled in one course in a junior college just to see. One course became two, became... 14 years of medical training—a trek that would’ve pushed Indiana Jones’s wiles to their edge. But my intuition had staying power, as it provided all the oomph needed to propel me to my calling.

Intuition saves Laura's life

Similarly blessed, my patient Laura literally owes her life to an intuition about energy.

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A version of this was first published in the July 2013 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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