Question for Alana: I work with the mentally ill in health care and I was wondering how I can better use my intuition to work with this population.
My duties vary from helping people to understand the mind-body connection in their medical problem or healing from an injury, pain management, overcoming depression to working with someone with very severe illness such as schizophrenia.
How can I connect the science and spirit to better assist the patients I work with? Thanks very much
Alana’s Answer: Thank your for your sensitive and caring question!
It is wonderful how your being has showed up in a health profession with such a deep intent to make a difference.
By acknowledging your internal aspects that drew you to this vocation it feeds the ability to receive intuitive guidance. When we are in the act of appreciation we feed the essence of that which we appreciate and the essence of others.
Open Observation & Loving Encouragement
You already have a sense of how to connect to each of your clients you are counseling as you listen to how they show up during your sessions.
Through “open observation,” (being present with each person with a loving intent) you hold a connection where each of your clients will feel the space that invites them to be present.
When a person is “lovingly seen” a great gift is offered that helps to create this safe space for clients to show up just as they are, while also engaging the observer’s intuitive senses.
After the space is established, next extend loving encouragement by acknowledging something that you sense about them. This furthers to deepens the connection. An invisible connection supports the safe space and moves the shared space into a zone of potential. This is when magical occurrences can happen in this shared state.
By catalyzing the connection through unattached observation a door to transformation can open. Oftentimes, it is subtle states that create the biggest opportunities for the emergence of change to occur.
State Versus Technique
Notice how this instruction has little to do with giving you a labeled technique to deepen your intuition. It is more about noticing what you already have within as you show up in each given moment. Your state of observation combined with a passionate heart is what awakens intuitive senses to notice and perceive more right brain input.
It is also useful to remember that we are all teaching each other all of the time.
We are entangled in a web of love…which is the sameness that we all share where we can all freely interact with no harm.
Coming to the Present Moment
Calming touch is also a great way to help people center, while connecting through the eyes.
Touch and eye contact can bring people to the present moment. Sometimes, if even for just a second, loving touch and eye contact can break a pattern to allow some type of useful reorganization.
Sense how your compassionate heart and loving touch can connect with your eyes. Together they support you in filtering information from your intuitive senses (information shared between you and your client).
So much is communicated and transferred through this gentle state of connection.
These subtle and simple interactions that invite deeper awareness may support the lovely work and intent you have to help those who are experiencing these physically based challenges.
You may also find through teaching others how to be present through loving intent and observation that they can also be a catalyst for creating healing space for themselves and others, too.
Each day science is becoming more aware and proving the importance of conscious intention, perception, and the power of love. By seeking what is holistic and useful it offers a path to transform our reality and engage with our intuitive senses.
Thank you for your lovely question.