When I do an individual session I begin with a prayer. After the prayer I begin to tune into your energy field using soul awareness. When I speak of the soul I refer to the soul pretty much the same way that Emerson spoke of the soul, essentially that the soul is that part of us that is a pure expression of Divine consciousness.
In soul awareness, I start to sense where things are flowing in your energy field and where they’re blocked. Usually we’ll start with where you are blocked, because it’s likely you have come to me feeling stuck or in some distress. I tune into that blocked energy and we’ll start to talk about that energy and how it is affecting your life at this time. Or we may sit quietly together, and I will occasionally ask you what you are noticing, how various parts of your body are feeling. As we talk, I will continue to hold that energy in soul awareness.
Energy that’s held in soul awareness tends to start relaxing. As it relaxes it begins to open up. And as it opens up it then allows us to see more, so we’re not just looking at how it’s playing out in your life at this point in time, but we’re beginning to go in to where that energy first got stuck.
Sometimes the route there is very direct. Usually it’s not. Usually it’s very circuitous. So my job is to stay on the trail and to follow all the way in to where it first began. That means dealing with whatever defenses are in the way, or any way the trail becomes harder to follow. My job is to track that energy, and if I’m able to get all the way into the bottom where it first got stuck, that is usually very deep in your subconscious. What I usually find is an energy that is holding on really tight, as if you’re going to die if it were to let go.
Often this a part that got stuck early in life, or perhaps even in past life. Usually this happens under some stress, when a part of you splits off and starts living its own existence in your subconscious. And then it gets stuck.
These parts tend to take us over at times. Not all the time, but when there is something that triggers it, it will come forward and it will begin to run you. We see that more easily in other people than we do in ourselves. We see people acting as if they’re children or “out of control” because they got triggered by something. We all do that. We all have parts that take us over in those ways.
When I find that part, I will hold it in soul awareness. That part is living in a trance, reliving what happened in the past. As I hold it in soul, the soul energy begins to raise the vibration of that stuck part, and as the vibration gets raised, it then begins to come out of the trance. Sometimes, it can take 10 or 15 minutes or even longer for the vibration to come up to a level where it suddenly awakens from this trance.
As soon as the part awakens, it’s almost as if it lets out a big sigh and leans back into your soul. At that point, people will often say things like, “Something just let go inside of me. I felt it. You know, I just, I can’t explain it, but I felt it happen.” Sometimes, I may notice a flow of light filling you. A light is vibration of Divine love. The light is there for us in limitless amounts in every moment, but most of us have ourselves so tied up inside, that we don’t allow the light to work for us. But that stuck part lets go, it allows a bigger flow of light to come through and it just feels good.
Afterward, even if there isn’t a felt sense of relief or flow of light, you may begin to notice that you are doing things differently. For instance you may notice that you are no longer responding with fear in certain situations, or you are not as angry as in the past, or you are more able to handle things in life, more able to have a relationship, more able to do the things you need to do at work, or carry out goals in your life. And sometimes, doing things differently may feel so normal to you that you may not even notice it.