After school, all the memorization, tests, and board exams comes the time when a person calls on us for a treatment. I remember my shaking hands as I made contact with my first “official” paying clients. I spent most of those sessions telling myself to calm down, to stop shaking, and just do what I had been taught.
It’s been twenty years since those shaky days. I continue to practice calming my mind and being present in order to offer healing through my hands. There was a subtle progression from doing what I was taught, to exploring how to do things from my own point of view. As they say, “the map is not the territory.”
Each practitioner, regardless of modality, must find a way to explore the territory of the person presently before them. These daily explorations become the unique library that our intuition springs from to create just the right medicine at just the right time.