As an intuitive counselor, it is my job to provide clients with tools and an environment to explore how their symbolic or archetypal internal landscapes translate into something they can understand and use to make their lives more efficient and full of meaning. I work with all different types of clients, ranging from those who are looking for Career Counseling to those who are seeking Self- Acceptance.
I am a Certified Intuitive Counselor through Drs. Caroline Myss and Norm Shealys’ American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition (ABSMI). I completed their extensive four-year training in 2004. As well, I am a graduate of Dr.. Caroline Myss’ organization, CMED.
My Spiritual Direction practice is based upon some foundational assumptions that include:
- Quantum physic’s concept that only 1% of an atom is comprised of matter; which means that 99% of an atom is space. In the intuitive counseling realm we assume that about 99% of what is happening in us and around us is unseen, un-manifested as of yet, or is taking place where we don't see it, hear it, physically feel it, smell it or taste it.
Today we are still dealing with the collective belief that what we can access through our five physical senses has more credibility than what we feel or sense as truth. On the whole, we place our feelings and intuitive wisdom in the category of ‘it might be true'. With the perspective of quantum physics, I look at all of the possibilities.
- I am trained to observe the world from a “bigger picture” so I assume that the primary experience of living has a symbolic foundation rather that a literal one. The Intuitive System works with tools like dreams, body metaphors and archetypal analysis. This assumption piggy backs on the assumption that:
- I assume that anything that has physically manifested has its origin in the unseen or the energetic body.
Caroline Myss is famous for saying, “Your biography becomes your biology.” What we are beginning to understand is that what happens in our physical world originates in the part of our system we cannot access with our five senses. A favorite quote of mine is attributed to Michelangelo, “The body is the book of the soul.” He might have been talking about the body/soul relationship as synonymous to the adage that of we “reap what we sow.”
A simple and literal example of this is when you get rear-ended in an automobile accident you will have a whip lash. In the Intuitive Counseling field, we take that literal interpretation and work with its subtle layers of interpretation; like the option that a person's chronic pain in the neck has to do with someone in their lives that causes them an inconvenience.
- When dealing with an illness in intuitive counseling it is assumed that the greatest benefit comes from working with a healing perspective versus the perspective of curing or fixing the illness/person.
We have an energetic anatomy with a foundation based on the Hindu chakra system where each chakra has beliefs and attitudes connected with it. If the attitude is negative we notice that eventually, sometimes more quickly than other times, it will show up in the physical tissue as disease. This is widely recognized as truth in cases of stress-related diseases such as many stomach complaints, heart disease, headaches, Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Since this is the case, we approach the healing process of other diseases or other bodily discomforts as also having origins based on an individual's attitude or belief. The challenge is correctly interpreting what the body is saying as each individual's symbolic body languaging is unique. This is where my clarity as an intuitive counselor can be of service.
- I assume that each of us is our wisest counselor. When I am working with a client, I am vigilant in the knowing that the client knows the best answers for themselves. My job is to help those answers unfold and to provide options of interpretation of the clients' symbolic languaging.
- As a Certified Intuitive Counselor, I am extensively trained in being able to identify if I have an “agenda” in my client’s healing; if so, I am able to put my own intentions aside or at least neutralize them so all that is being studied is what the client brings to a session.
- I assume the great validity of Spirit. The word “Spirit” is used in the context that we have a connection to all life and there is an inherent foundational power that is bigger than us. Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette’s book, The King Within, beautifully expresses the manifestation of this assumption in their definition of humility, in “admitting our lives are out of our control and we need help.” Again, this is where my expertise of an Intuitive Counselor comes in, helping make the connection with self and Spirit.
It isn't until we acknowledge that a power greater than our five senses has a primary role in our healing and only then can true healing take place. This is not religion, it is a system unto itself complete with an anatomical structure (see Caroline Myss' Anatomy of the Spirit, one of many such references) and a developmental structure. In my opinion, these two criteria of anatomical and developmental structure are needed to truly define and understand the human system.
Quantum physic’s discovery that our physical world is made up of mostly space, not matter, provides us with a multitude of options. This is a shift in paradigm as grand as the shift from believing that the world was flat to it being round! This may be the same belief shift needed to accept and embrace the Intuitive System as a valid part of our human structure. I sense the acceptance of this paradigm will take time, but also believe it offers such powerful healing opportunities that it is the next phase of healing our bodies, minds, emotions and spirits.