What’s the best way to prepare for it? What can I do to allow it to be most effective?
Everyone’s experience with Reconnective Healing is unique. Often healings are reported in an instant in just one session. Sometimes it takes a bit longer for a healing to unfold. If you’re lucky, your healing will come in the form you anticipated; if you’re really lucky, your healing will come in a form you haven’t even thought of, one that the universe has in mind specifically for you.
Healings can come in all forms. The best way to allow for a healing is to proceed in a state of expectancy, without specific expectations or attachment to results.
Be in a relaxed atmosphere, lie on your back on a massage table or whatever other comfortable arrangement you’ve decided on, close your eyes and notice. Just notice. Observe. Become both the observer and the observed. Withdraw your participatory thought process and simply observe when there’s something to notice, as well as when there’s nothing to notice. Lie there and let go, as if you simply had a little unexpected rest time.
I wouldn’t suggest that you try to make your mind a blank or try to think of nothing. As a rule, people have trouble with the concept of thinking of nothing. The mind is always going. I suggest that you simply notice whatever it is that brings itself to your attention. This gives you something to do and has a tendency to alleviate the stress often encountered when trying to think of nothing and finding that you don’t know how. Place your attention inside your body and allow it to travel through you. Observing whatever you perceive as out of the ordinary will give you enough to occupy your mind without you getting lost in mental “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.”
Don’t breathe a special way, don’t visualize relaxing scenes or a desired result, don’t meditate or repeat mantras, silently or otherwise, and don’t “do” anything else that I haven’t mentioned that you or someone else thinks will “help.” It won’t. It will simply bring about what you’re able to do on your own and interfere with you being able to enjoy the fullness and the reality of the experience. And if that’s the case, you may as well stay home. When you’re ready to let go and not attempt to “direct” or enhance the experience, when your ego is out of the way sufficiently so you don’t attempt to “gild the lily,” you’re ready to experience what makes Reconnective Healing different, what makes The Reconnection real.