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Caroline Myss, Spiritual Author, Explains Why Intuition Is Often A Source Of Suffering (VIDEO)

Feb 20, 2014 | Updated Feb 20, 2014

As a spiritual teacher and medical intuitive, Caroline Myss says she can see into people's bodies and souls. What the best-selling author has learned through her three decades of work is that the mind, body and spirit are all deeply connected.

Your spirit, Myss says, is the part of you that seeks meaning and purpose. Each day, we have a choice as to whether we enhance that spirit or drain it -- a choice that presents itself in the form of our intuition. Myss believes that ignoring our intuition leads us away from our life's purpose and can cause serious damage to our spirit. She explained this belief in detail to Oprah on an episode of "Super Soul Sunday."

"We have an intuitive voice in us. We are born intuitive," Myss says. "We are so intuitive that it's actually for most people the source of their greatest suffering."

"How is your intuition -- your intuitiveness -- the cause of your greatest suffering?" Oprah asks. "I think it would be the opposite."

"Oh, no. No, it isn't, Oprah," Myss responds. "Because people hear when they betray themselves."

This betrayal happens when you ignore your intuition which often causes a nagging voice in your head to question your choice -- whether you've said something you shouldn't or whether you're sticking around a dead-end relationship. "This is the voice of your conscience. It's the voice of your consciousness, your gut instinct," Myss explains. "It's the voice you don't want to hear, that never turns off."

Following that voice and listening to your intuition allows you to evolve and push further toward your life's purpose. "[Intuition is] the part that keeps us moving and turning the wheel of our life," Myss says. "It will guide you."

Also in the interview above, Myss explains the difference between acceptance and simply doing nothing.

"Super Soul Sunday" airs Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

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