Intuition plays an important role for energy healing practitioners. As I grew in my own practice of the energy healing arts, I started to work more intuitively as I tuned into what my healing partners were experiencing.
In my classes and books, I often encourage people new to the healing arts to start to listen to their intuition. While some nod with complete understanding, I notice from others a flare of panic in their eyes.
I get it. When I first started working with energy healing, I was one who looked vaguely panicked. Although I've been intuitive all of my life, I spent a lot of time worrying my intuition would let me down when I most needed it. Fortunately, that has never happened.
New energy healing practitioners learn techniques and tools for practicing their craft. For example, First Degree Reiki practitioners learn basic hand positions for use during sessions. Sound healing practitioners learn bowl layouts, instruments, and tonal patterns. Crystal healing practitioners learn about the specific energies of crystals as well as some basic grid layout and uses. Virtually every energy healing modality teaches specific techniques to new practitioners.
These are all important foundational tools and techniques that allow new energy healing practitioners to enter into sessions with confidence knowing they have techniques they can use to create a safe and positive experience for their healing partners. Without these foundational techniques to impart confidence, a new practitioner may feel anxious entering into a session, and that anxiety can be passed on to the healing partners, which isn't ideal for creating an environment of safety and security throughout the session. However, at some point on your energy healing journey, I strongly encourage you to tune into your intuition and begin working more intuitively in your practice.
Recognizing Your Intuition
Everyone has a Divine Guidance system that communicates with them via intuition. Some people have spent a lifetime ignoring that intuition, however, and it’s gotten really quiet as a result. I was one of those people. I thought I didn’t believe in any of that stuff, so I ignored intuitive hits except for a few REALLY big ones that were impossible to ignore. However, once that belief started to change and I started to listen to and seek guidance from my intuition, it grew stronger and louder. Now I’m shocked I once believed I didn’t have any intuition. I’ve noticed this happening with the energy healers I teach, as well.
If you’re someone who doesn’t believe you have intuition, you may just not recognize it as such yet. Some ways your intuition may be manifesting include:
For example, if you have a sudden thought you should use a specific crystal in your session, use it. If an affirmation or intention for your healing partner pops into your mind, incorporate it in your session. If you suddenly feel you need to offer a visualization for your healing partner while she's on the table, share it. If you feel you need to sound a specific singing bowl, do it. If you feel you need to move your hands and energy in a specific pattern, do so. These are examples of guidance, coming in to help your healing partner receive exactly what she needs when she is in your healing space.
Exercises for Developing Intuition
The following exercises can help you to develop your intuition. I recommend either working on yourself or a pet, or inviting a trusted friend in to be a healing partner who engages in the session to help you develop your intuition. If you work with a healing partner for this, realize these practice sessions are for your benefit and shouldn’t be treated as a regular energy healing session. Always give thanks to your intuition when it guides you.
Minds Eye Intuition
This exercise may help you learn to recognize intuitive thoughts and feelings
This is an exercise we actually practice in my classes. Most people are surprised at how easily it works for them.
Some people receive intuitive information empathically, that is, there bodies and emotions tell them what they need to know.
Visual changes may be subtle, but they can also indicate where you need to work on your healing partner.
I find using tingshas or a singing bowl are the best way to start to understand audible changes.
You can pay attention for other physical changes by running the receiving (non-dominant) hand down the body about an inch above it in the pattern noted in the hand sensations section, noticing any of the following changes:
I recommend practicing all of these several times with different practice partners to see which of these provide the strongest feedback. Once you feel confident in recognizing the changes, start to incorporate them in your practice session, knowing that you can always return to your foundational techniques if you feel you aren’t receiving intuitive information.
As always, I’m here for questions and support. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help.
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