No modality can ever heal you, only you can heal you. It is never the job of practitioner to heal someone but to present what is needed for them to heal themselves.
Therefore preparing for a treatment is a vastly important step in receiving one.
Intent is the building block of the outcome.-Jonah
Some simple question to ask yourself before a treatment is what is your intent?
- Is it to escape pain?
- Or to create something?
If your intent in receiving work is ‘I want to no longer be in pain’ then you are simply building on a foundation of what you don’t want. You are building it on getting away from something else instead of moving towards something.
Instead it is powerful to take time to focus on what you are desiring to receive from the treatment. Keep a level of focus on what the treatment does and why you are receiving it and what you can receive from it.
It doesn’t need to be an overly mental process it can be simply be a desire to be happier, a desire to understand self more, a desire to create or a desire of how can I use my body in a way that feels good.
Moving away from or moving towards
Do you want to get rid of the pain or express more joy in life?
Do you want to stop being influenced by others or do you want to be more of yourself and feel good about being yourself and seeing your own inner beauty?
When working with an issue it is important to move towards something instead of simply getting away from something else. It allows for a journey to the destination. Pain is a great motivator and a great warning system but when working on your healing also include the fun and joy and ease that you can get out of the treatment.
Its good to use your rearview mirror but you’re not going to be able to drive if you’re always looking backwards. It is helpful to check your blindspots but you need to look forward to arrive at your destination. Enjoy looking forward to something.
Before a treatment take time to prepare yourself to receive a treatment. Create an internal commitment to honor your the journey you’re going on because sometimes the road can be a little bumpy.
Healing for Self
Another question to ponder is: are you seeking to heal this issue for yourself or for another?
If you are attempting to heal something because of another person it simply won’t work. If you desire to be liked more or you are doing it for your partner or you feel obligated to another to heal you are not doing it for yourself and it becomes more about pleasing or getting the approval of someone else then about you on your journey.
Journaling or Paying Attention to Your Journey
A powerful way to start a treatment is to journal about whatever it is the treatment does. Ask yourself questions that you can use to explore the treatment and then review your questions before receiving the treatment and then review them after.
When taking a step towards the positive and an equal and opposite polarity will present itself.-Jonah
Our universe exists within duality so with every positive choice you make, with or without a Tai Yi treatment, you’re going to be presented with an opportunity, or you could call it a test, to stay where you are at in your life or to move towards the positive in your life.
A Tai Yi treatment is often an accelerant of this process. Therefore pay attention to when the opposite polarity, or put another way – a test to see if you want to heal, presents itself. The key word is ‘presents’ meaning you aren’t going to get sucked into a negative energy vortex and are helpless to its effects but instead its simply you’ll see a possible negative opportunity and you can choose to engage with it and stay where you were before the treatment or to not engage with it and grow with the treatment.
A great example of this can be working with healing anger – a person can receive a treatment for their anger and then they see someone do something that normally would set them off. They can either choose to engage with their old anger or just let it go.
That is why preparing to receive a treatment can be so valuable because it allows for a deeper integration of a new way of being.