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April 22, 2004
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the gift that Judith Orloff, M.D., has become a contributing author to our site. Judith has a magnificent the new book out called POSITIVE ENERGY: TEN EXTRAORDINARY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR TRANSFORMING FATIGUE, STRESS, AND FEAR INTO VIBRANCE, STRENGTH, AND LOVE.
This book is absolutely intriguing, as is Judith herself. She is an extremely gifted intuitive and combines her personal background as an intuitive with her expertise as a physician. Judith is the type of physician we all wish we had, quite frankly...In addition to her "cosmic credentials", Judith is a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professors of psychiatry at UCLA.I know you'll enjoy reading Judith's articles and her books. I consider her among my dearest friends, but aside from that bias, I also consider her to be a true visionary.
I want to share with you some pertinent information from my new book about how to read energy fields. Many of us are drained by relationships because how we process subtle energy isn’t factored in. As a physician and intuitive, I know how vital it is that we honor the area of subtle energies, the invisible realm that science has yet to acknowledge. If you are an intuitive empath who absorbs negative energy of others into your body I hope this excerpt will be helpful to you. I want to thank Caroline for being an amazing friend and supporter. I am extremely grateful to have her in my life. I also want to thank all of you. The Myss community has become an extended family for me.
PRESCRIPTION: AWAKEN INTUITION AND REJUVENATE YOURSELF
Are you forever in a rush, staving off exhaustion? Are you desperately overcommitted, afraid to say “no”? Do you have fang marks from being bled dry by energy vampires? Does the onslaught of violence in the news leave you drained?
A hidden energy crisis threatens our world. Our high tech, volatile society thrusts many of us into chronic physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. With information overload, we sink into techno-despair, the burnout of being enslaved by beepers, email, faxes, and phones. Most alarming, we come to tolerate tired, joyless states as normal. We must shift this socially condoned pattern of madness, no matter what external threats are looming. I’ll show you how to alleviate tensions that can do us in.
I want to introduce you to Energy Psychiatry, a term I’ve coined to describe a new kind of psychotherapy I practice which addresses the subtle energetic underpinnings of health and behavior. It’s a subspecialty of Energy Medicine, which views our bodies and spirits as manifestations of subtle energies, what indigenous cross-cultural healing traditions revere as life force--a concept that’s missing in mainstream health care. This is a travesty: there’s no way to fully grasp who we humans are without it. Energy Psychiatry mixes traditional medicine with how the mysteries of our life force functions in everyday ways. It distills a broad body of knowledge about subtle energy, and specifically applies it to psychiatry, an increasingly prescription-dependent field that could use a little re-invention. All the healing arts can benefit from my approach too.
As a board certified psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA with twenty years in practice, I now believe that the most profound transformations can only take place on an energetic level. I’ve met a slew of people who’ve spent lots of time and money in intellectually-oriented therapies hoping that rational insights alone can bring the joy they seek. It’s true, the mind will set you on the path, and the depth of emotional healing can be phenomenal. However, as much as I encourage and work with both, my approach coordinates them with a conscious rebuilding of subtle energies--learning to wield the raw power of your life force itself.
Let me tell you a secret that will change your life.
It’s about energy, creativity, the rhythms of existence--how the their compelling interconnection gives birth to an inner voice so sophisticated it’ll teach you to harness the positive and dispel negativity. Intuition brings magic to traditional wellness approaches, but also opens you to the intriguing realm of energy fields, vibes that radiate from people, places, plants, and the night sky. Think of the contagious electric buzz of Tokyo or Rome, the mellow, cool groove of Coltrane’s sax, or the orgasmic surge of applause at Yankee Stadium when the home team wins. Each day you’ll encounter a wonderfully diverse but often unacknowledged range of energies. In this prescription you’ll see how intuition registers them. Such listening sharpens your sensitivity to your life force’s fire, showing ways to metabolize and protect it. This is the true secrets of secrets. I won’t be satisfied with anything less, hope you won’t either.
HOW TO READ ENERGY FIELDS
Certain people give off positive energy, others negative. It’s the quality of someone’s being, a measure of the love with which they’ve led their lives. It also reflects inner work we’ve done, our efforts to heal anger, hatred, or self-loathing, which poison like toxic fumes. Energetically these linger, precluding joy from shining through. It’s important to grasp, however, that once you undertake the process of healing, it changes the quality of even the negativity that remains. Don’t be too hard on yourself--we’re all works in progress.
Signs of positive energy in people
They exude an inviting sense of heart, compassion, and support.
You intuitively feel safe, relaxed, wanting to get closer.
Positive people are known for being warm, fuzzy, and emanating a peaceful glow.
You feel better around them. Energy and optimism increase.
Signs of negative energy in people
You experience a sense of being demeaned, constricted, or attacked.
You intuitively feel unsafe, tense, or on guard.
Negative people send out prickly, off-putting vibes. You can’t wait to get away from them.
Your energy starts to fizzle. You may feel beleaguered or ill.
Beginning to differentiate these energies, I was able to name something I’d always intuited: why as a child, within seconds of meeting someone, I knew whether or not I liked them. This knowing wasn’t about looks or how nice a person seemed. Rather, I could sense invisible tendrils reaching out to me from a person that transmitted information about them. It’d happen before we exchanged a word. The confusing part for us is that people aren’t always as they appear. Sensing energy reveals a fuller picture. I don’t care how intelligent or attractive someone is on paper, if he zaps your energy he isn’t for you. True chemistry is more than intellectual compatibility. Beyond surfaces, you must be intuitively at ease.
Make Changes Now. Body Scanning in the World
You can practice sensing positive and negative energy everywhere. Have fun. See what you find. The secret is to stand within two feet of someone--whether a coworker or shopper in the mall--and notice how he or she feels. Ask yourself: Am I attracted? Repelled? Unsettled or at ease? Honestly access: Do I feel more robust or worn out? Establish a baseline for each person. You’ll quickly know who nurtures you. If a loved one is in an arduous phase, try to cut them some slack. But also pinpoint those who consistently drag you down. Then, with a more realistic understanding, you can take better care of yourself.
I’m a big fan of being proactive in generating positive energy. Do whatever makes your inner light brighter. In other words, try to treat yourself and everyone else with love. It’s a constant process of tuning in: finding people who support your spirit, trusting your gut centered decisions to guide. Then you won’t end up in a relationship that looks right but feels wrong. Or miss the chance to meet a loving man or woman because he or she doesn’t fit some preconception. With trying people, aim for the high road; find common ground rather than inflame negativity. The care with which you approach life is intuitively evident in your energy field. We can feel each others love: that’s the great attraction. Spread openheartedness around. Stay true to intuition. Your positive energy will blossom.
Judith Orloff M.D is now part of the Myss Expert Forum located in the resource section on the home page of myss.com and can be reached through her website www.drjudithorloff.com
Judith Orloff, M.D is a board certified psychiatrist and practicing intuitive, author of the new book Positive Energy: Ten Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear Into Vibrance Strength and Love. Dr. Orloff is also 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
To pre-purchase this book please go to this link. Positive Energy
Judith will be appearing @ Transitions Bookstore
in Chicago April 22, 7PM.
To reserve your seat please contact:
1000 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
INTUITIVE POWER: Your Natural Resource
by Drs. Caroline Myss and Judith Orloff
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Join Caroline Myss & Dr. Judith Orloff, two renowned intuitive practitioners and teachers, for a special presentation on how to tap into your intuition for health, healing and life guidance. We all have intuitive gifts. The magic comes in realizing how to trust the natural guidance of those gifts. In this audio series you will learn how to tune into the wisdom of your bodies, sense subtle energies and chakras, listen to dreams, and make decisions based on your deepest sense of inner authority and power.
Dr. Orloff teaches how to combat energy vampires who are draining your psychic energy, and how to prevent energetic overload by showing you ways to avoid taking on other people's negativity and pain.
Caroline Myss will discuss the mystical nature of intuition and offer instruction on how to develop your own intuitive skills. Her presentation will be highlighted by discussions on intuiting your Sacred Contracts.
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