My friend Patty, a shamanic healer visiting me from Canada, recently asked me what I thought I did best in my healing work. What a great question. It is one I will continue to contemplate.
I answered rather quickly, and without much thought. I said that it was probably the same thing I did best in ordinary reality. I told her I knew who a person was when they were three years old, who they are now and who they will be when they are 90 years old.
Patty responded that this meant I was a seer.
I had never thought of this before. I don’t generally see anything so much as I just know things and feel their truth with every fiber of my being. I’m not a mind reader.
It happens that at my best moment I don’t feel any separation between me and another person. For that matter I don’t see any distinction between me and the air, the earth, or anything. In animism there is a core belief that all things are imbued with the same energy. This is given credibility through the study of physics which tell us all things are made from the same energy particles. In meditation we become aware of the possibility to expand beyond our own skin. I guess that this is how I begin to know stuff I wouldn’t be aware of in my ordinary state of consciousness. Using the language of my youth, I call it the unity of the Holy Spirit.
Whatever it is, it means that the healing I participate in comes from this place of shared consciousness. I become a hollow bone through which healing passes. So I guess what I do best, is get out of the way.