Seeing is believing, right?

Malin Wahlstrom
Written by Malin Wahlstrom

Most of us have grown up in a culture based on a belief system which creates a bit of an imbalanced view of the world we live in. It favours the materialistic parts of life and dismisses that which doesn’t fit into this belief system as untrue, simply because it can’t be seen.

I would suggest a different take on the initial statement, that experiencing is believing. The energetic part of ourselves and the world around us can’t be seen, at least not by most of us, but it can be experienced. As a matter of fact, we are experiencing it all the time and it affects our life and our wellbeing in a profound way.

I am a practitioner of energy work. I recently became certified in a wonderful modality called the Emotion Code. An important part of the certification was doing sessions with volunteers. Many of my volunteers turned out to be in completely different time zones. I was scratching my head trying to figure out how to schedule our sessions with such a huge time difference. It was hard enough trying to schedule sessions with people living in the same area.

Fortunately, my first volunteer was a very wise, older lady living in California. We were communicating via Messenger and trying to figure out a date and time to do our first session. After a while she simply said, why don’t you do the session and just send me the info afterwards? My mind went completely blank. I swear, I could hear the crickets in my oh so clever, intellectual brain. This approach had not even occurred to me. I was immediately intrigued. She told me that she wanted the session to focus on the severe pain and discomfort she was experiencing in a part of her spine. The day after, I did the session on my own, wrote down the info of the work done and sent it to her. A few days later I sent her a message to see how she was doing. She told me the pain was more or less gone. My jaw literally dropped and was followed by a happy dance right there in my hallway. From that point on I decided that this experience was a gift and to explore it as much as I could. Almost all the rest of my volunteer sessions were done this way and I learned so much in the process.

Offering this kind of sessions to others has become a passion of mine. I refer to them as offline distance text sessions. This approach creates many benefits both for me and my clients. Here are some examples:

  • My focus and intuition during the session are greater because I can do it in silence. For me, energy work is a form of prayer/meditation and benefits from both outer and inner silence.
  • Greater availability and freedom for me and my clients. We don’t need to go through all the hassle of finding a day and time which fits us both.
  • Greater use of the time in the session. Each client fills in a form with all the important information before the session takes place. This way once I start the session, I already have all the info I need and can get started right away.

Everyone is different and this approach might not be suitable for everyone. Some practitioners and clients really enjoy the connection of talking and interacting with each other. However, I am confident that this approach is suitable for many people out there. They only need to discover its existence. Just like I did.

Main photo by Stephan Eickschen on Unsplash