By Lori Lines
Over the last year, I have noticed something. I'm not really sure what to call it. It's not a trend, for that implies it's not been there before. Let's suffice it to say I woke up to it recently.
I have a few friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. More of which I've been in contact lately because of the many spiritual and physical changes that have been manifesting in my life. With that said, when normally speaking to friends, colleagues, and acquaintances about the issues of the day, I noticed some (not all!) speaking at me instead of listening and speaking to me. I realized I would throw out a sentence or two, barely able to complete the thought, when it would trigger one to run with it, assuming all kinds of stories and attaching their own filtered meanings and judgments to what I had to say.
This has, in the past, left me feeling abandoned, holding the bag, wondering, "what just happened?"
I would then stop, wait for them to finish as their rhetoric continued on and on and on. As I was allowing them the floor, and searching for the opportunity to get my word in edgewise, I could feel my energy draining from my whole being as their dialogue was morphing into their own problems, their own internal chaos spewing, their own perceptions projected onto the issues (now forgotten) I brought up that exist in my own life. To an empath, the absorption of all this energy can be heavy and transmuting it can be cumbersome to say the least.
In my world, there is truth in the quote by Stephen R. Covey, "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
Which begs the question, "where have I done this to others?" Yes, I have done this! And, I can remember specific times I've done so. I have awakened, thank you very much, Universe!
As I continue to practice mindfulness (the art of staying present) these types of issues come to the surface. I have noticed so much that has not been seen or felt before as truth begins to seep out from all over the place. One thing is for sure, this mindfulness thing really works as I realize there's less need to complain or to commiserate with others when things are not quite going the way I might like them to go.
I have found, when I settle into my deepening connection to the still and quiet places within and listen, it knows and speaks the truth. And, the more I listen, a gentle calm cradles me. I am now less inclined to participate in the soul-stealing idle drama of chatter (that has diverted me from so much) as the practice of presence has allowed me to maintain my connection as an extension to my higher-self. I love watching meaningful moments unfold with my clients rather than trying to have a ready-made answer for them. The best anyone can do is to share their wisdom without attachment to whether the other understands or takes the lesson. When one is ready.
This, my friends, is where the good stuff is. This is the energy I conserve for my clients who are serious about their own awakening times.
And as I write that, I'm thinking, perhaps, things are progressing just the way they are intended.
Wishing you love, blessings, and peace.
By Lori Lines
When I meet new people and they ask what I do, sometimes I have difficulty explaining to those who ask, when I am pressed for more information. The most challenging modality to explain that I use in my healing work is Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique also known as QHHT™. Therefore, with the permission of a fellow QHHT™ colleague, this is how it is explained:
QHHT creates a framework of contact and interaction between the outer self (the conscious mind) and the inner self (the subconscious mind). This is made possible by your decision to tackle problems, life questions, and to open yourself up to the help and support of other levels of your consciousness. How this interaction takes place is very individual and different to each client. Here are some examples: Due to Dolores Cannon's books the most prominent form of interaction is the subconscious speaking through the hypnotized client. As this is the most direct way of relaying inner information, QHHT always aims at making this happen. Whether this form of interaction is possible during a session highly depends on the client. Its success is very probable for people who are able to immerse themselves completely in a guided process and are able to calm down the critical, analytical controlling part of their mind. This modality affords the client to let go and to allow their subconscious to express itself through the vocal chords for the time of their session. This feat must be accomplished by the client. The hypnotist can suggest it but it cannot be forced. (Based on our experience, about 70% of the clients allow this to happen.)
In other cases, the clients inner-self may convey its wisdom through the client's senses - mostly visually, but not exclusively. Scenes from other lifetimes, from childhood, and symbolic visions are among the spectrum of possibilities that can be used to answer the client's questions. This is probable for people who allow themselves to be hypnotized and go into a trance, but their critical mind does not let go completely in order to step aside and leave the stage to the Subconscious. In trance, the inner eye is very receptive, especially if its abilities are naturally strong or well-trained. The same is valid for inner hearing and inner sensing. Sensory information can be experienced in addition to the verbal communication or just by itself. (Based on our experience, approximately 60% of clients receive visual or other sensory information.) In cases when the conscious mind is allowing neither verbal communication with the subconscious nor sensory information to come through, the session can work more as a kickstart for potentially big and positive change to manifest in the hours/days/weeks afterward. The intention of contact and cooperation is sufficient for giving permission to the subconscious to initiate the necessary energetic changes. Bit by bit, almost "magically", the challenges and problems that the client had brought into the session are overcome, even though no perceived information had been shared during the session. This experience can be made by people who don't find it easy to let go and to allow their critical, analytic, controlling part of the mind to temporarily recede and to relax. Interestingly enough, many people who would describe themselves that way end up having no problem at all with letting go and immersing themselves in the process. (Based on our experience, approximately 25% of clients experience kickstart sessions.)
What is certain is that each soul has its own path and its own timing. What works for one is not appropriate for another and, therefore, different experiences are being made. All of them are beneficial. QHHT sessions are as individual as the people who experience them. Even we, as practitioners, cannot predict what the subconscious is going to reveal. Over the years, we have learned to trust the Subconscious. It knows what it's doing.
When cooperating with the Subconscious, nothing can be forced or hurried. Whatever happens in a session is what is necessary and possible for each client. In our experience, the more relaxed and unbiased the client is, when going into a session, the more wonderful and fulfilling the experience will be. Believe, trust, allow. Everything is possible!
Wishing many blessings and peace,
Author Lori Lines
This blog represents messages through and from Lori Lines.