I am also available to give Supervision, same rates and conditions as for spiritual counselling.
The key to Supervision lies in the word itself:~
It is all about learning to see and listen and speak with the eyes, ears and mouth of the Inner Teacher, that part of our mind that is not just aligned, but One, with God/Truth.
Resistance to Supervision is a truthful response if Supervision is understood to be anything to do with judgement. Supervision is all about learning to see past the ego’s need to judge. Incidentally, non-judgement, is just the flip side of judgement, I am still having the judgement I am not judging about! Imagine being able to see without any concept of judgement existing in our awareness! This is super vision, or Christ’s / Buddha’s vision. It is all about learning to see with entirely different eyes; the eyes of Love, eyes that have no relation to the physical world. It is about seeing the Truth, that there truly is nothing wrong with the client, the supervisee, or me, as supervisor, and never was. Forgiveness is another name for this process of seeing through the stories to the place and experience of wholeness.
Supervision is for me, a deepening of the counselling model that we were taught in the Interfaith Seminary around 2002-04. In my practice with clients, whether they have come to me for SC or supervision of their own fledgling practice, or in mentoring teachers or other ministers, the same principles apply. It is the letting go of our need to judge, control, fix, rescue, or heal. It is learning about surrendering the ego, and bringing our seeming problems, difficulties and obstacles to the Light for release and healing, and allowing the Inner Teacher, the Friend, the Holy Spirit to be in charge.
“It is in the instant that the therapist forgets to judge the patient that the healing occurs”. (from the booklet about Psychotherapy already mentioned). Anything less than this is simply a re-arrangement of the furniture of the ego for both client and practitioner, and will not bring freedom, although the new arrangement of the furniture might feel good for a while!
The only true counselling is in the total release of all barriers between client and minister, so that both can “awaken and be glad”. When we are tempted to pull away from the client, or create boundaries, let us look inside and see what it is I am trying to pull away from? Both client and supervisee are part of me, and what is in them is also in me. Anyone who comes to me for counselling or supervision is a gift and teacher to me, showing me what in my mind wants to come to the Light for healing. Ideas of boundaries can keep counselling locked in at the ego level. Is it possible to learn to be completely defenceless to the voice of the Holy Spirit? The real supervisor IS the Holy Spirit, so, in my view, effective supervision is about deepening my intention to listen to and TRUST the voice of the God Self inside.
You cannot train an ego, but you can learn to surrender the ego. Supervision is not learning about having a super ego. We are not supervised by another ego… no one would want that!
Supervision can be a mind training for those who have decided as much as possible to rely upon the Presence of the God Self, and thus come to a position where we can pass that on to others. It is about being deeply willing to listen to and to feel motivated from the place of Oneness inside, then being able to help someone else, by allowing whatever comes to our awareness from that place of Oneness to be shared
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