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Heal your body and discover your deepest purpose with this transformative guide to integrating wellness and restorative solutions into your everyday life.
Everyone comes into this world with the ability to be a visionary, access Divine wisdom, and follow their internal guidance system. The challenge is accessing and utilizing the inner compass we all have.
In The Secret of Life Wellness, Inna Segal goes beyond physical healing to demonstrate that life wellness reflects health wellness. By answering twenty-one of life’s biggest questions, Segal guides you through every stage of your personal well-being and invites us all to look within to find answers. From losing weight to raising confident children and dealing with loss, Segal covers the full spectrum of human challenges.
With simple wisdom and easy and impactful exercises that can be integrated into one’s day-to-day life, Segal clears away the complexity to offer “must have tools” for healing, transformation, and evolution.
Discover life-changing secrets to enable you to:
• Develop your intuition
• Dramatically improve your health
• Create harmony in your relationships
• Discover your soul’s purpose
• Attract money and success into your life
• Embrace your shadow side
• Deal with challenging emotions
• Use your energy centers to heal and evolve
• Attract and understand soul mates
• Experience unconditional love and much more...
Plus, Microsoft tags throughout the book give you the option of listening to Segal guide you frst hand through powerful healing techniques.
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The Secret of Life Wellness
The Essential Guide to Life's Big Questions
By Inna Segal, Sheila Ashdown
Rockpool PublishingCopyright © 2013 Inessa Segal
All rights reserved.
How You Can Strengthen Your Intuition
I have heard a lot about intuition and that everybody has it.
How can I strengthen my intuition and understand the difference between my intuition and my general thoughts?
Intuition can be your guiding mechanism — your connection to the invisible, subtle, and Divine realms of existence. To be intuitive means to be able to tune in to your body, soul, or Higher Self for spiritual guidance, to decipher the messages you receive and make empowering choices. Intuitive insights can come to you when you are awake, meditating, dreaming, taking a shower, exercising, connecting to your body, or just relaxing. While you may be more likely to access your intuition when you are in a meditative state, it can arise at any point, including a time of crisis.
Mona Lisa Schulz, in her book Awakening Intuition, writes, "Intuition is an internal form of perception of things that are not directly in front of us in the world. It's an inner sight, a form of hearing, body sense, and emotion. It's actually common to all the other senses and an enhancement of them. What differentiates intuition from other senses is the unique form of expression it takes in each individual."
The Difference between Regular Thought and Intuition
The difference between regular thoughts and intuition is the quality of information you receive. Thoughts come and go while intuition is usually a persistent feeling. Thoughts are changeable; intuition is more profound — an inner knowing. Thoughts are typically based on linear thinking; intuition is spontaneous and natural. Thoughts are fleeting, but intuition is often accompanied by bodily sensations and unexplained occurrences.
Your intuition will not necessarily give you the message you want to receive. This is one of the reasons you may tend to ignore it.
Intuition develops when you are willing to pay attention to your feelings and follow your hunches. Like exercising a muscle, the more you use your intuition, the more confidence you instill in yourself and the stronger your instincts become. The greatest power of intuitive insights is their ability to change the course of your actions and hence your life.
Your intuition awakens when you allow yourself to embrace your sensitivity, feel your emotions, and connect with nature. As you relax and allow yourself to get in touch with your body, you start to see the world around and within you from a different perspective. You begin to pay attention to messages from your body as well as the intelligence of the universe and your soul. Intuition increases when you let go of your protective barriers and open to the hidden world of wonders, where anything is possible. This is a timeless realm of guides and angelic helpers where things can transform instantly. In this nonlinear reality of Divine possibilities, nothing is bound by the rules of time, space, and gravity.
How to Recognise Intuition
Whenever I have asked my workshop participants how they recognise an intuitive insight, most have said they experience a feeling of certainty — a knowing that is often sudden, emotional, and not necessarily based on logic or prior knowledge of the details involved. They may receive an unexpected understanding, a vision, the cause of a particular issue, or the answer for what they have to do. Some also talk of feeling tingling sensations or changes in temperature, smelling scents, or experiencing a particular taste in their mouth. Others hear sounds; receive guidance through signs; or use cards, channelling, astrology, numerology, dreams, and other methods. Everyone is different and receives information in his or her unique way.
Your intuition becomes your compass, a navigating device that enhances your flexibility, adjusting your course based on internal wisdom as well as the external circumstances of your life. While I encourage you to hone your intuition throughout this book, I also believe that you need to use your intelligence, especially when making important decisions.
Most people have experienced intuitive guidance in their lives that led them to a place where they needed to be — a knowing that someone they cared about was in trouble and needed help, a sense that someone they were close to was about to pass away, or a certainty that they would get the job they wanted before they even applied. One of the greatest challenges people experience with intuition is their accurate interpretation of the information they receive.
Your Body Is Constantly Giving You Messages
In my bestselling book, The Secret Language of Your Body, I explore how your body intuitively communicates with you through sensations, physical pain, emotions, specific thought patterns, memories, symbols, colours, visions, tastes, smells, sounds, movements, and dreams.
Your body is constantly giving you messages about what is and is not working in your life. I have had countless friends and clients who were stuck in a difficult relationship and developed serious neck problems. Even though I would tune in to their bodies and share that it appeared that there were unresolved issues in a past or a present relationship that were affecting their neck, they would grit their teeth and tell me that all was well. Of course, as the pain became unbearable and no amount of chiropractic care helped, some were willing to start listening to their bodies, work on their emotional issues, and make life changes. It is no wonder that we have a famous saying in English that a person is a "pain in the neck." This intuitive insight has become part of our cultural way of expressing ourselves when we are having an unresolved issue with a particular person.
Intuitive Methods of Diagnosing Illness
There are many intuitive diagnostic methods. Some people can see images and cellular memories inside a person's body, tune in to energy centres, or feel other people's emotions and pain. There are also various muscle testing techniques that can assess physical, mental, energetic, and emotional issues.
I have met several art therapists and doctors who can pinpoint illnesses people have by asking patients to draw how they see themselves and how they feel about their life. Folding a sheet of paper twice to make four quarters, these doctors and therapists have the patients use coloured pencils to draw and colour in their face, body, family, and anything else they feel is relevant on different parts of the page. This can give an experienced health practitioner information about their patients' lives, what emotions they are dealing with, their possible aliments, and what tests may need to be done, as well as the possible causes of a patient's "dis-ease." The different quarters can also relay information about the patient's past, present, and future. This kind of intuitive drawing technique is particularly powerful with children, as it also gives them an opportunity to express themselves and understand what is going on in their lives.
Sound healing, aromatherapy, and different touch and movement treatments can pinpoint physical, emotional, and energetic problems. There are also people who use crystals, pendulums, runes, cards, or colours as tools to intuit physical, emotional, and energetic conditions. Both internal and external guidance helps to show you that you are on the right track in relation to your life purpose, as well as keeping you healthy and giving you courage to heal, evolve, and move forward.
It's important to find an intuitive system that works for you. It is also essential to remember that while intuition can help you in many areas of your life, you still need to use your common sense, have a balanced point of view, and make practical, realistic choices. Combining your intuition with wisdom and experience usually bears the greatest results.
Be careful not to become overexcited about schemes that promise magical solutions to longstanding problems. When people want an instant result, most of the time it's because they feel lost, desperate, or disempowered. From years of experience, study, and being told about people who guarantee miraculous healings, instant enlightenment, or methods to get rich quick, I have found that these solutions only work for a very low percentage of people who naturally fit the system or are able to adapt. However, most people who get involved eventually lose their power, money, time, and faith.
I always advise my clients, family, and friends to not only trust the advice that someone gives them but to also do a substantial amount of research on any conditions that they are challenged by to make informed decisions about what actions to pursue. This is particularly relevant when they have been pressured to do something that they don't understand or feel comfortable with by a doctor, health practitioner, or even an intuitive healer. For instance, I have met people who have spent a substantial amount of time doing certain breathing techniques and saying mantras without properly understanding them, literally becoming incapacitated and bedridden as they shattered different circuits in their body and nervous system. I have also known people who have spent tens of thousands of dollars on their healing, always searching for the next miracle, only to end up sicker than ever. Make sure that you research whatever system of healing you work with, ask a lot of questions, and have a profound understanding of what you are doing.
It is also important to note that healing does not always mean curing. For example, you may release an emotional issue and change your internal experience, but the physical condition will remain due to other factors. On the other hand, you may have a physical healing without changing your internal reality, in which case the problem or ailment is likely to return. If the real cause of the issue has not been dealt with, the unhealthy energy can simply move to another area of your body that is weak. Obviously, the intention is to heal on all levels and enjoy long-term well-being.
Where Intuitive Insights Come From: Internal vs. External
I believe that you have internal insights and external guidance. Internal insights occur when you become conscious of important messages or wisdom your body and soul are trying to impart about a physical problem you are dealing with, a relationship you are in, a past experience or decision that you have been hesitant about, and so forth.
You can access internal guidance through meditation or by consciously connecting to your body, or it can appear in your dreams. Pay particular attention to repetitive dreams, as the subconscious mind, soul, and intuition are trying to get your attention.
External guidance can come from the universe in the form of synchronicities, unexplained occurrences, repetitive signs, card readings, unexpected meetings, appearances of angelic beings, visions, channelling, miracles, and symbols.
Both internal and external ways give people an intuitive insight into themselves and what they need to focus on to enjoy life wellness.
Internal Guidance: Awakening Your Intuition while Meditating
When you meditate, you have the capacity to slow down your mind and connect to your body, emotions, and soul. A relaxed state is often ideal for receiving important insights. In my workshops, I always encourage people to soften their bodies, place their hands on the part of their body that has pain or discomfort, and begin their exploration by asking empowering questions, such as:
* If there were a thought pattern or a belief stored in this part of my body, what would it be?
* If there were a feeling stored here, what would it be and what situations would it relate to?
* If my body had a message for me about the actions I need to take next in order to feel better, what would it be?
You can ask any question you like. Then simply relax and allow an answer to float into your mind. The more open you are, while maintaining a clear intention of what you are asking for, the more likely you will receive an answer. When an answer is unexpected, it usually means it has come from your intuition and Higher Self rather than your conscious mind.
Internal Guidance: The Intuition of Dreams
Often, dreams can show you what you are trying to ignore, bury, and suppress. When you recognise and start to deal with hidden, shadow aspects and difficulties you are facing, your dreams usually change. Many dream analysts believe that dreams can help release unacknowledged emotions into your consciousness so that you can face a challenging issue without creating a physical ailment.
I encourage people to keep a journal of impactful dreams and intuitive insights, give themselves time to understand the dreams' meanings, acknowledge the areas they need to transform, and then take steps toward making empowering choices. In order to fully grasp what your intuition is trying to tell you, make sure you explore the shadow and the light meanings of your dreams.
Kerry's Story: A Powerful Series of Dreams
I have a friend, Kerry, who kept dreaming that her teeth were falling out. While this dream is common, it is important to interpret it based on the person's particular experience. In Kerry's case, the dream mirrored her anxiety about a long-distance relationship she was having, where she was doing all the sacrificing. Each tooth she lost in her dream represented the personal cost of her compromise. In order to be with her boyfriend, she had to put her own dreams, career, and responsibilities on hold and follow him around the world. This put an incredible financial and emotional strain on her life. She also felt like she could not be completely honest with him, thus her dream was demonstrating her loss of power, stuckness, and lack of choice.
On a physical level, teeth help you chew food and communicate. The emotional aspect of losing teeth can demonstrate feeling powerless, as well as a fear of ageing and not being able to process your current experiences. Symbolically, this kind of dream shows a loss of your voice and your lack of belief in your capacity to cocreate your life experiences. It's as if you are trapped in a situation and unable to move forward. Interestingly, Kerry also dreamt of being stuck in a prison that she kept trying to escape from.
Although Kerry's intuition was clearly speaking through her dreams, demonstrating that her mind, body, and spirit felt trapped in her situation and that she was losing her strength and had to be honest with herself and her partner, she interpreted her dream to be communicating that things were getting better and that she was making positive changes. Yet from an outside perspective, she seemed to be struggling in several areas of her life, and it appeared like her soul was asking her to pay attention to what was not working in her life, be truthful, ask for support, make practical decisions, and take responsibility for her financial situation.
Through a substantial amount of self-examination and honesty, Kerry finally understood the message, shared her true feelings with her partner, made new plans for the future, felt more confident in herself, and began taking care of her financial responsibilities. Thus she really did make positive changes.
External Guidance: The Intuition of Colour
Since I love colour healing, I encourage people to become conscious of the role colours can play in their lives. For instance, we can tell a lot about a person's internal state by observing the colours they wear and the colours of the food they choose to eat.
At times in my seminars, I ask people to connect to a part of their body and then ask a question such as, "If there were a colour in this part of your body, what would it be?" After a few moments, I inquire, "Is this a healthy colour for your body? If not, what would be a healthy colour?" The intention is that the message they receive will come directly from the innate wisdom of their body. The colours they see give an insight into the internal state of their body and how they can improve their well -being. I then give them a quick interpretation of the meaning of the colours and encourage them to learn about the colours they saw.
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Table of Contents
Praise for Inna Segal's,
I. Developing Your Intuition and Reclaiming Your Inner Power,
1. How You Can Strengthen Your Intuition,
2. How You Can Love Yourself,
3. How You Can Embrace Your Shadow and Work with Your Inner Child,
4. How You Can Understand and Work with Your Major Archetypes,
5. How You Can Use Your Energy Centers to Heal and Spiritually Evolve,
6. How You Can Use Your Thoughts and Emotions to Improve Your Health,
II. Mastering Your Soul's Journey,
7. How You Can Connect and Communicate with Your Soul,
8. How You Can Connect to Divine Energy and Protect Yourself,
9. How You Can Experience Unconditional Love,
10. How You Can Recognize and Attract Soul Mates and Twin Souls1,
11. How You Can Discover and Heal Past Lives,
12. How You Can Discover Your Soul Purpose,
III. Transforming Your Life's Relationships,
13. How You Can Attract a Loving Partner into Your Life,
14. How You Can Create Harmony in Your Relationship,
15. How You Can Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy,
16. How You Can Raise Healthy, Confident Children,
17. How You Can Clear Your Space and House,
18. How You Can Create More Money and Success in Your Life,
IV. Letting Go,
19. How You Can Love Your Body and Attain Your Ideal Weight,
20. How You Can Heal a Broken Heart,
21. How You Can Deal with Grief, Death, and Loss,
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THE SECRET OF LIFE WELLNESS was an insightful and engaging read. There were meditations and exercises along with scan codes to link to websites. It provided a foundation and a lot of knowledge from Inna Segal who is an intuitive healer. I will definitely be using this book as a resource and feel I will need to read it again as there was no much information to take in that I will need to reflect and refer back. I think if you are looking for self knowledge and your purpose in life this would be a great read. Rating: 4 Reviewed by: KellyR Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More