My own personal approach to learning anything new…is to devour it…and then spit it out.
Using my brain, I first pick it apart – by breaking things down to a “step by step” logical order. I study, analyze, and then question everything!
If something doesn’t feel right for me…I place it to the side.
Gradually, as I become comfortable with the “technical aspects”- I allow it to become “second nature”- so that my need to think about it…is void.
Eventually, it begins to fuse with my soul.
As the “training wheels” come off…I let go.
And this is when I truly begin to learn.
The years that I spent as an actor in the theater…taught me this.
When you perform live, having to repeat the same performance, night after night and matinee after matinee – learning to “let go” is very important. Otherwise it becomes contrived and false.
Once I thoroughly learned my lines, blocking, music and dance – and it had been embossed in my brain – I needed to forget it – and trust that it would be there when I needed it.
It was like being schizophrenic!@#?
I had to stay very aware of what was happening around me…and at the same time…lose my awareness to try and navigate the outcome. Allowing each moment to reveal itself to me – without anticipating. And living each performance new.
Letting go…is total freedom to trust.
And this is how I approach my work as an “energy practitioner”.
After the initial visit with a client – where a basic health form disclaimer is filled out, and we discuss the reason for the visit – I do very little talking in the following visits.
I do this for one main reason.
I allow the energy to do the talking and the work.
I do not focus on the clients health concerns. I obviously know what they are there for…however I don’t dwell on that.
Anything that needs to be revealed and given to the client…will be.
My role in this…is to remain open and allowing to the energy.
After 10 years of continually allowing this energy to work me…I completely trust that whatever is there for the client…will come through.
As a practitioner who shares “energy work” – whether it be Reflexology, Reiki or Aromatherapy – the more “I” allow these modalities to touch me…the more they will touch the client.
I can only be as helpful…as I allow myself to be helped.
I do continue to educate myself with practical studies in these modalities (I never stop learning). However once it becomes a part of me…I let go of it…allowing it to become a part of the client.
This is how I learn, work and live.
They are all….one in the same!