Yesterday, I got to spend three hours seeing back-to-back Rubenfeld Synergy clients at the Weekend of Healing and Insight, a fundraising event for the Theosophical Society of Boston. I saw six people, for 25 minutes each, with barely a break in-between.
This was more awesome than I imagined it would be.
Synergy sessions are generally 45 minutes to an hour in length, and in that time we may delve into life issues in considerable depth. 25 minutes is very short, especially when all the clients are first-timers who know little to nothing about RSM. I was pleasantly surprised, though, by how much many of us were able to accomplish in so little time. I believe I was able to give each of the six a real sense of the work, to show how it might deepen in a longer session or over several sessions, and most of them felt a real shift even during the short time we had together.
The real beauty of it, though, was the intense experience of touching so many different people in so short a time. I heard stories of job discrimination, cancer, rape, and chronic illness. I touched people who were overweight, thin and tense, athletic but cerebral, and filled with pain. Young, old, male, female, from different parts of the world and varied spiritual beliefs. And my heart opened, I dropped into my receptive stance, and their experiences flowed through me.
It’s hard sometimes to explain what is so intense and personal and beautiful to me about this work. But when I do it in any kind of concentrated way, it always comes back to me, and makes me want to be doing it every day, and touching as many people as possible. People need to know about this, and events like yesterday make me want to shout from the rooftops about how much this work is needed in the world.
One man told me that what had felt like anger and numbness had begun to move toward a sense of challenge and hope. One woman felt her feet on the ground after feeling she’d spent years sitting on the fence. One woman who was in so much pain I thought she was angry or suspicious when she first came in felt physical relief profound enough that it awed her.
It’s times like this I’m so glad I was called to do this work. Now I just need for people to come and receive it.