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!