If you have started thinking about where you are at in your life, you have started on the journey of self-discovery!Self-discovery is a journey that continues our entire lives. Each of us is in charge of our own journey. Our quest takes us to new and different places, at different periods in our life, as we grow and change. Each new discovery builds on the previous, building a wealth of wisdom and understanding that serves not only us, but also those around us.
Learning is intertwined with the path of self-discovery. Learning provides opportunities for the discovery of new skills, creativity, and to acquire knowledge. More than that, it offers you an opportunity for renewal, excitement and the fulfillment of curiosity. Learning lets you explore new ideas, concepts and ways of being.
We all have new things we want to experience in our lives, things we want to try, things we still want to know about. The key is to begin. Take that first step, now. Don’t put it off until “someday when . . .” It takes courage and persistence to begin. But once you take that first step, an amazing world begins to open. The universe becomes attuned to your thoughts and desires.
As I reflect on my journey over the past ten years, I have to smile as I remember all the wonderful people who have touched my life and have helped me evolve. The instructor for my very first Healing Touch class was with one of Healing Touch Program’s Elders, Nancy Burns. I remember sitting there during the first 30 minutes of class, watching, listening and absorbing all the energy information and I thought to myself; “This is what I am supposed to be doing with my life. Energy work”, and to this day Nancy continues to bless me with her wisdom.
Healing Touch is the foundation of all the work and exploration I have done since that beginning class. Working with Janet Mentgen, as my mentor, only helped facilitate my deep personal growth and self discovery. Janet would say — (maybe not these exact words, but close) “Healing Touch is the structure with which we only begin our work. It is important to have a structure so that we may expand on it.”
Taking Janet’s words to heart, I delved into reading over one hundred books, studied under many teachers of different energy based and body centered therapies, and continue to embrace each new learning experience with the eyes of a beginner.
As of late, I have spent time with Rudy Noel, who graciously blessed Janet with the Mind Clearing and Hopi Technique that are taught in the Healing Touch Program. Rudy reminds me of this very thing as well — “We build from the basics and always have techniques and tools to pull from our tool belts.” Rudy strives and has taught me to strive to never settle for a technique, but to continue questioning and developing ourselves with a feverish desire to not only live from a place of pure love, but to truly “be” that love in every moment.
Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue. Cultivating the Yang of Your Business Mind by Lauri Pointer, BA, HTCP/I
Many of us who are drawn to the profession of Healing Touch have well developed right brains (our yin side) – we are creative, playful, spiritual, intuitive. These qualities allow us to be very effective at administering a Healing Touch treatment. But it takes more than a right brain approach to manifest a thriving Healing Touch practice. There is a business structure and a plan behind every practice that survives and thrives. Often this requires a practitioner to cultivate growth and development of the left brain (our Yang side) – that aspect of our self that understands the business structure and financial aspects of business.
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How many healers do you know, including yourself, who embarked on their healership journey because of benefits they personally received from an energy healing session?
After having taught Healing Touch classes actively for over 10 years, I have observed a common denominator as to what motivatespeople to study Healing Touch.