- Listen to the feelings you get when asking the questions. Your gut has intelligence called intuition. I've learned to trust it more and more.
- Listen to the answers (the words) and the emotives that you get when you ask your questions.
- Try to talk with both the receptionist (or whoever might be screening calls) and the practitioner herself. It's good to get a feel for the people in that office.
- Trust your instincts and your intuition; take notes as you do your phone interview.
- Take time to decide.
- Call a trusted friend, a pal who can know you did this very courageous thing.
- Give your self credit for this act of bravery.
One last thing. Here's a quote from a woman and healer-medical physician who has inspired me throughout my journey to be unafraid to seek wholeness in my relationships with any "lifesaver" or "safety net"...
"Serving is different from helping. Helping is based on inequality; it is not a relationship between equals. When you help you use your own strength to help those of lesser strength...we don't serve with our strength, we serve with ourselves...Service is a relationship between equals...Helping incurs debt...But serving, like healing, is mutual. There is no debt."
-Rachel Naomi Remens, excerpt from the article "In the Service of Life"
To link to an incredible site where I post a whole piece on Rachel Naomi Remen and where other HEROES OF HEALING connects you with a world of healers please go to Jenny Mannion's website: http://www.jennymannion.com/Aloha, Mokihana