Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Knowing Your Limitations

I'm really getting to know my limits, this week I ran into a few of them in my sessions - Oh the joys of life as a student healer! ;-)

1) Healing when I have the flu is not a good idea. Healing when I am getting over the flu is not a good idea. I didn't just say that twice, its just that I'm not sure how flu-ed up I really was on Sunday (and you saw my posts on FB over the weekend complaining about my ungrounded cold). The healing session went well, but I was wiped out afterwards and it took me an hour to come around. The energy going towards the client was fine, but my own energy management took a nose dive. We went to he movies after the healing and I ate a ton of sugary popcorn to stock up on energym and lots of water too. This is one of those mistakes I hope to make only once ...

2) I'm not a psychotherapist, maybe when I am done with healing and anatomy I can take a counseling class. Healing stirs up a lot of things and if it is appropriate to bring any of them up I should know how to do it. Otherwise I'm worried that I might counter the peace that the healing leaves behind. The healing still helps, but people get riled up when they are thinking about their problems and I don't think healing is a place for that. We'll see, might be wrong about that. Still undecided.

3) Time is precious! In one of my sessions I got carried away and tried to do it all. What should have been a 30 minute session ended up taking twice as long. I should spread out the healing in bite size chunks, it may be easier on the client and it will also leave time for other things in life.

Moving on from the healing sessions, my biggest lesson this week is that I HAVE TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF MYSELF!!! I've been feeling like crap since Saturday, yesterday I was tempted to take a sick day and again today. Ignoring this, I soldiered on because of a few meetings that I thought I shouldn't miss. There I was trying to hang on for a few extra days, and all for what? 


Love these little learnings that have nothing to do with the client, and all to do with the healer looking after herself. It's one of those things that keeps coming up in books and I didn't think it would happen to me. I don't want to be your stereotypical runaway healer, you know - the one who ignores her own symptoms and just keeps giving. The past week or so I have been ignoring this feeling that I need a break, and it finally caught up with me. I usually get sick when my body needs a rest, and now I can't wait to crawl into bed and fall asleep. Going home to La-La-Land ...


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2 comments:

  1. I so understand you :). I guess it's normal reaction of our bodies, when we need a real rest, they will push us into some kind of illness.

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  2. That's exactly what it was! =)

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