Jedi Master Yoda Sara

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There is an explanation of this picture.  Just keep reading…

When I was studying to be a coach, I frequently struggled to use my intuition effectively with clients.

Intuition, or what your “gut” tells you about a person or their situation, is a very important coaching skill.

Even though it has saved my butt numerous times in my life, I had a hard time acknowledging my intuition. In my more logical family, “going by your gut” was not exactly a good thing. So, I learned to hide my intuitive side.

During a coaching homework, I was given the challenge to write a letter to myself about my intuitive side.

That same weekend, The Empire Strikes Back was playing on TV. This is my favorite Star Wars movie because of Jedi Master Yoda. I’ve always thought he was the best Star Wars character. Not only is he cute with his magnificently huge ears and enigmatic smile, but he also has an unusual way of speaking!

After the movie, I knew the letter honoring my intuitive self had to come from Jedi Master “Yoda Sara.”  I even found a site that helped me write in Yoda-Speak.  Here’s the letter:

Pleased you ask me, I am.  Yeesssssss. Still much to learn, there is. You good advice, I give when you listen. Trouble you get into, when you ignore me. Hmmmmmm. Of your inner child, I carry the wisdom. Learn to honor this child, you will. Protected and guarded your spirit for many years, she has. Herh herh herh.

When small and lost in your family, you were, whisper in your ear I did.  Always believe my voice, you did not. Silenced, your voice was, understand you people not.  Still whisper to you, I do. Listen more closely, now you do!  Pleased, I am.  Soon discover the power of intuitive voice, you will. Yes, hmmm. Become one body and spirit, Jedi Master Yoda and Sara will. You I do I love, Yoda Sara.  Herh herh herh

It’s probably not an easy letter to read, but it was a lot of fun and it did what it was supposed to do.  It reminded me to let go and trust my intuitive self.

It was also an act of self-respect. By writing this letter, I was reclaiming my intuition. The more I’ve used it, the more I realize it

What about you?

Is there something you loved about yourself, but hid because it didn’t quite fit?

p.s. In case you can’t tell, the picture is a merge of Master Jedi Yoda and me.  I thank him and his creators for allowing me to step inside the face of Master Yoda!

5 comments on “Jedi Master Yoda Sara

  1. Sarah says:

    Sarah,

    I would LOVE to see the “original” letter in addition to the Yoda speak translation! (I love Yoda too, but that doesn’t mean I speak his cryptic language.)

  2. Sarah says:

    @ Sarah,

    Thanks for the comment. Here’s the letter in regular “speak:”

    I am pleased that you asked me. There is still much to learn. I give you good advice when you listen. When you ignore me, you get into trouble. I carry the wisdom of your inner child. You will learn to honor this child. She has protected and guarded your spirit for many years.

    When you were small and lost in your family, I did whisper in your ear. You did not always believe my voice. Your voice was silenced by people who did not understand you. I do still whisper to you. Now you do listen more closely! I am pleased. You will soon discover the power of your intuitive voice. Jedi Master Yoda and Sara will become one body and spirit. I do love you….Yoda Sara.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I have been in your position with regard to the same topic of “intuition”. I have been known to be quite intuitive to the point of physic. I can’t predict things, I just KNOW them. FEEL them. It happens by having a thought just come out of the blue. I can also be putting my make-up on in the morning and have a random thought pop into my head. When I look at the calendar, it is the anniversary to the date of the instance (usually from many years past). I am not always right. Traditionally, when you use your intuition some people can mistake that as black magic. I have been excited about my abilities and masked them to fit in with certain crowds. However, I have to remind myself that if I can’t be myself with certain people, are they worth being around?

  4. Sarah says:

    @ Jennifer,

    I’ve become a firm believer in trusting my intuition, even if others are skeptical. If your intuition is good to you then listen to it, regardless of what other people think or as Yoda Sara would say: If good to you then listen to it, your intuition is, of what other people think regardless. Yessss!
    Sara

  5. Naomi says:

    I love your Yoda Sara letter –and I was able to read it with the right accent! Intuition is something that has served me well many times — when I listened! And then there are the times that I look back and think, hmmmm, listen, you should.

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