Permission to Heal
Permission to Heal: Doubt, distrust, or reluctance will act as obstacles that interfere with the flow of qi; for healing to happen, a person needs to be trusting, open and willing.
Healing rises out of a faith and imagination that connects a person with qi in the spiritual realm; visualization and vivid imagery stimulate and enable this connection. Then, using massage, qi gong, or tai chi techniques to guide qi through the body, practitioners manifest that spiritual qi into a healing force within the physical realm. Doubt, distrust, or reluctance will act as obstacles that interfere with the flow of qi; for healing to happen, a person needs to be trusting, open and willing.
Opening to receive healing work, requires a trust in the healing process you offer. Explaining the process and sharing anecdotal or statistical evidence of past successes enables confidence in the technique. Your credentials, self-assured-presentation, and genuine compassion develop your patient’s trust in you as their healer.
A patient’s willingness to actively engage in the healing process is a separate and ultimately essential step. This important act of eliciting the patient’s permission and bringing them into a state of open willingness can be achieved by simply asking, “Can I show you something?” To intensify and excite their willingness you may ask, “If I could show you something that would benefit you for the rest of your life, would you let me?” Through these questions you have intrigued their interest, now ask, “In order to work with you, may I have your permission and trust”. This conversation establishes a relationship with your patient that allows them to confidently answer “Yes!” and open themselves to be healed.
Permission to Heal | Actions
Our state of mind is important to our own personal self-healing as well. Sitting down to meditate or finding an open space to do tai chi means I have physically shown up for my practice, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I am present. I take some breaths, let go of my day, and I release any noticeable tensions in my body. Then borrowing from this lesson, I repeat an affirmation to myself that I trust in my healing practice and give myself permission to embrace the healing powers of meditation and tai chi. Having allowed myself an open and willing mind, I then enthusiastically and effectively enter into my own healing.