As I looked at her in standing, I could feel the sadness emanating from her body and the posture that she displayed confirmed my suspicions – depressed sternum, rounded shoulders, shallow breath. “Have you been stressed recently?” I asked, knowing what the answer would be.
“You could say that,” she said, but didn’t offer more. My sense was not to pry, so I invited her to lie down on the table as I set to work.
“Ricky, I’ve been doing a new form of energy work that I’ve developed since I last saw you. I think it might help you. Would that be O.K.?” I thought she would be open to my suggestion, and she quickly consented.
I settled onto my rolling stool at end of the table and gently cradled her heels in my hands. Her abdomen heaved as she suppressed sobs, and tears rolled down the sides of her face into her ears. I disengaged for a moment and gave her a tissue, then went back to holding her feet. As the wave of sadness lifted, I went to her head to do some bodywork on her neck, head and jaw.
“So does taking all this crap away from me make you sick?” she queried.
“No,” I answered. “I’m not taking your energy or giving you mine. All I’m doing is balancing the energy that you already have.”
Ricky thought for a moment, then smiled in understanding. “You’re just tuning my piano, right?”
“Right.” When she left, her countenance was different, her headache was gone, and I had a sense that she would have more resources to be in her life. Many times, we can tune our own piano through mediation, prayer, Divine Openings, consciously raising our vibration. But other times, like Ricky found out yesterday, we can use some help. For me, it was a blessing to be able to do that for her…
May your piano be tuned to perfection!
©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012