Recently, a Practitioner emailed a question resulting from a meditative exploration of belief systems in EHI’s Online Course on Manifestation.
Many of EHI’s courses help practitioners explore and expand conscious awareness, deepening the efficacy and breadth of their client practice. It’s tough to hold space for healing without a practical understanding of the workings of energy, and how emotions, thoughts and beliefs inform the body and experience.
The question, paraphrased:
During the meditative exploration, I developed a tightness in my chest, my heart throbbed, and my breathing became shallow and labored.
I asked myself, what is this about?
I immediately realized it was about taking responsibility as a leader, of the space I hold and carry in each client session.
This is a shift for me. I realized I have been using blind faith, the platitude that the highest possible good is always operating in the client’s experience. And that the client is doing the same thing – operating through blind faith.
I’m the practitioner! Isn’t that the blind leading the blind? No wonder I felt so anxious!
Jill, where is the balance? How much responsibility for the client do I own and how much should I release? I’m realize that I’m being complacent if I simply have blind faith that the Universe will take care of me and my clients.
How thrilling to watch this practitioner step through the doorway to a deeper level of conscious awareness, one that lends brilliance to a healing modality or form.
This doorway impels practitioners to leave behind platitudes and spiritually shallow ideas, such as:
- assuming that everything is happening for the highest possible good
- letting energy come through – with no idea how it actually happens, or what is streaming!
- hot or cold hands imply efficacy and competency as a practitioner
- sensing and feeling another’s pain, emotions – or having spontaneous awareness of a client’s ‘story’ is the mark of conscious awareness
All of these things carry a certain degree of accuracy.
However, if simply accepted at face value, they can actually be detrimental to both the practitioner and his or her clients.
The most important work that a practitioner can take up, beyond mastering his or her chosen modalities is deep exploration of consciousness, interconnection, and the workings of the Universal field.
Here’s the response I offered: