Practitioners! Are You Getting Out of the Way During a Session?

Practitioners! Are You Getting Out of the Way During a Session?

Are Thoughts and Feelings Being Disturbingly Imposed Into a Session?

A Commentary by Mukti

Are You Getting Out of the Way?

To achieve the highly cherished and ideal session and to accomplish for the recipient the treatment’s ultimate and sublime experience, a practitioner must mentally ’Get out of the way’.

Over Looking the Transference of Thoughts.

I was once immersed in a very satisfying even enchanting and absorbing massage session.

By all accounts the treatment was ideal and magical for me. I was consumed in La La land.

I had, early in the session, delightfully departed for emotions and feelings deeply nourishing and embracing. Serenity on my face, my spirit now residing in a healing paradise, all in the world was fine and dandy.

Then abruptly, instantly all things changed!

My massage therapist suddenly gripped my leg and, with an air of imminent disaster and alarm, she emphatically voiced that ‘she forgot to change the cat litter box this morning.’

Am I able to entirely ‘get out of the way’ during a session?

Am I able to provide the essential momentous ‘space’ or full and desirable healing environment for the receiver?

During a treatment, am I able to sufficiently and conscientiously conduct my thoughts, and other tangible intangibles such as attitude, so as to truly oblige and provide an opportunity and an advantage for the receiver to experience the ultimate Amrita or Healing Akash or ‘Space’ of Being with their primordial soul and eternal witness?

An Ideal Session

It can be said that an ideal session would include several crucial elements.

Of course, indispensable to an ideal session, whether a clinically therapeutic session or a casually caring and artistic session, is a well educated, well intentioned and experienced practitioner.

Precision assessments and skilled applications such as rhythmic compressions, meticulous intensities with ultra attuned stretch releases including perfectly sustained durations as well as the imperative and very desirable casual transitions, all contribute to the essential ingredients of an ideal session.

The space’s agreeable design and environment, known in ayurveda as Vastu, including the pleasant ambiance of the atmosphere’s lightening, music, fragrances and accessories, will all augment the development of an ideal session.

A Significant Responsibility

I have coined an expression; The Intangible Tangibles or, if you will, in reverse expression, The Tangible Intangibles.

Either way, this expression, the tangible intangibles, describes components of a session that are as real as our nose, as real as our bum.

Tangible Intangible elements such as our aura, our body heat, the colors that we are wearing, our impulses, our feelings, our attitude, our vision, our intentions, our demeanor, our presence and our thoughts, all compose the energies equally true and dynamic as touch’s manipulation of palpations, stroking, compressing, stretching and lifting.

I must guiltily, even embarrassingly, confess that as a practitioner or a giver and an trusted administer of a healing process such as the noble Art of Yoga Massage, that I am an addict, a hopeless failure to the relentless cerebral stirrings and imposed and frequently irrelevant distractions of the mind or what the Buddhists term ‘the tyranny of the drunken monkey’.

Am I able to entirely ‘get out of the way’ during a session?

 

Am I able to provide the essential momentous ‘space’ or full and desirable healing environment for the receiver?

During a treatment, am I able to sufficiently and conscientiously conduct my thoughts, and other tangible intangibles such as attitude, so as to truly oblige and provide an opportunity and an advantage for the receiver to experience the ultimate Amrita or Healing Akash of being with their primordial soul and eternal witness?

Sadly, No. I have not been able to ‘get out of the way’. Not entirely.

A Valuable Possession

How valuable a possession is it for all healers and others to be able to mentally ‘get out of the way’ while ‘listening’ to another person or compassionately 'being with’ another person?

I make a promise to myself now and I pray my noble colleagues will also make a promise to themselves, to aspire to and diligently practice so as to one day achieve this vital ‘treasure of a transformational healing moment.’

Respect and Gratitude for your considerations,

mukti

 

 

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