It's been busy, busy, busy around here. I am making lots of changes to my practice and searching out many forms of advertising and marketing strategies to help in my transition. I will share more about that later.
In the midst of chaos, whatever it may be it is good to be reminded of intention. When working with clients in a energy related field it is of prime importance to remember who you are, what you are doing, and leave everything not related to the session outside the room. I cannot tell you how many times I have made my grocery list while working on a client and afterwards felt drained and horrid. How rude was that to be working on someone and not feeling what was going on under my hands?!? Because I am trying to be more gentle with myself instead of scolding, I made a pact that when I found myself drifting I would gently pull myself back and re-focus, much like in a meditation practice.
Intention is powerful. In my opinion it is the most powerful tool we as bodyworkers have. Instead of asking what a client needs, I now try to ask what their intention is for the day. This way we both have an active focus for the session. Miracles can happen when two people combine efforts to shift a pattern.
I love intention because you can talk to anybody about it and not have them think you are 'out there'. You can most definitely have metaphysical discussions around intention with those who choose too. But you can also ask your business or athletic type clients what their intention is for the session and they usually won't think you are getting all eccentric on them.
Holding intention is easy. You just take what the client has told you and you image yourself as a mirror and reflect that quality, or change back to them. In essence you are reflecting back to them their highest self. It requires no energetic output from you, you are a mirror not a conduit of free flowing energy. After a session you should feel energized, for in reflecting their highest healed self to the client you are also coming into contact with your highest healed self. Fill up your client, get filled up yourself.
Again when you find yourself drifting, gently pull yourself back and refocus on the intention. If the client is awake you might want to check in with them and see if you are picking up their worry, energy, grocery list, or physical discomfort. Don't judge as you may have picked up some really important information, just file it away for later and return to the session. I have during a session told a client, I hate to say this but I am making a grocery list in my head right now, it includes *blah, blah, blah*. My client sat straight up and said, I was just thinking about making *blah* for dinner and I need all those things. So really sometimes the grocery list is for your client!
"There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton