I received a healing session from my dear friend who taught me this work on Saturday. It was possibly one of the most powerful, strangest, mind-blowing sessions I've had. It was so far out of the box, I couldn't even fully describe it to you. As I find this work often does, it made so many seemingly separate things make sense. A big "aha" that changed my perspective on... well, everything.
When we receive a powerful shift like this, we often want to try to grasp on to it as a way to remember this awakening we've had. It makes sense. We come to heal and understand a bigger part of ourselves we know is there. And when we get that clarity, it's hard to let it go. But when we grasp for it, it loses it's wisdom. It becomes fixed, like a picture of the experience, but it no longer possesses the life the experience had.
If we can veer towards allowing rather than holding, we can integrate the work a bit easier. There is wisdom in the memory of our "aha" softening. It allows us to continue on our journey and receive another! When we're so busy thinking of the one we had, we are no longer open to the ones that are offered to us all the time.
So a few tips for integrating after a healing session:
- Allow yourself to forget the patterns you've come to let go of. I don't usually recommend recording the session, however if you receive a recording, listen to it once and delete it. Notes can be helpful for a time, as well as the practices/"homework" I give. But be sure to hold them lightly, and allow yourself to stop doing them as you begin to forget about them. They are never meant to be forever (unless expressly stated).
- Bask in the open, spacious, uplifted feeling that comes from a session. Allow it to just be. Allow yourself to receive it. And remain kind with yourself if it begins to fade. Allowing both the joy and the sorrow is part of our learning experience as humans. There's nothing wrong with you if you feel sad.
- Believe that the healing happened. For some of us, the healing needed to happen in a time most graceful for us, which means it is a gradual shift. For others, we're so fast we integrate it and already forget how things used to be.
- Drink water and be in your body. The work done on the energetic body integrates faster with your physical self if you can find time to be in your body. Sometimes that means exercise - even days after your session. Bring your awareness into your body and you'll hear what it needs. And water... do we have any doubts about the power of water? It just helps move everything.
- Recognize that you may need to shed another layer when the time is right. We are complex, layered beings who have come to this experience with lifetimes and generations of ancestors behind us. One session can bring a powerful shift and awakening to our being. And often several sessions can help remove the layers we've come in with. The beauty is, the more you do your work, the faster you integrate and the stronger the shifts.
With love on the adventure,