Choosing the Hard Path

by Mike Sententia on March 14, 2016

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I’m learning energy healing the hard way, and it’s forcing me to become a better healer.

I want to demonstrate my healing techniques (among other goals). And it’s so tempting to do a healing session, see that the person sleeps better or hurts less or whatever other result, and call it a success. So, so tempting.

But that path invites placebo and luck. That isn’t the demonstration I’m looking for.

And facing my goals, really truly facing them, is forcing me to realize the space between where I am now and where I want to be. The space between “skilled” and “skilled enough to know I’ll create obvious results, if energy healing and magick are the only tools I’m allowed.” And facing that gap is the only way to close it.

It’s hard. At times I hate it, at times I resist learning. But I’m figuring things out and practicing techniques now that I never would have otherwise. I’m only doing them because the scientific method is forcing me to do it the hard way.

It makes me wonder: What other ways have I convinced myself I’m skilled? And if I got serious about testing, how much better would I become?

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Julie March 18, 2016 at 5:09 PM

Hi Mike,

I admire your honesty and willingness to share your internal struggle. I respect the fact that you continue perfecting your healing methods despite the hard work and frustrations you encounter. It shows real integrity that you want to be certain you’re doing a good job. Now I understand why the scientific method and research are so important.

I agree that the easy path is tempting. But the easy path is a distraction, resistance, or procrastination. The ego tempts us with the easy path. The soul yearns for more. It’s like sugary candy, it doesn’t satisfy a deeper hunger. Whenever I trust the hard path, I am rewarded in a way that matches my efforts. It’s magical.

I have an example from my life: the best part of the manuscript is the affirmations, but that’s only because I rewrote them about 89 times, lol. That’s only a slight exaggeration! The reason they’re good is because of the effort I put into them. I’m proud of them because they’re awesome, and they got that way with hard work. Sorry for another book example, that’s what’s on my plate right now.

Like me, you hold your work up to high standards, which is very commendable. Keep up the good work! :) Julie

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Mike Sententia March 21, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Thank you. That’s a great example. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

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