460’s Journal is named as a tribute to our Guides, Guardians, and Angels who have supported us throughout our life times. 460, specifically, is the name by which I [Mel] call my main Guide.
One of the questions often asked us is whether we base our session strategies and treatment plans on direction from our Guides. I’d like to take a moment and be very clear with what we mean when we acknowledge that we work in support with our Angels.
It is a requirement for every practitioner who works with us to have received some type of formal training and credentialing within their fields. Depending on the modality, this may require a degrees from University, certificates from programs, or (in special cases) life experience may be counted. In addition, each must have a history of experience that illustrates their expertise within their fields.
These requirements do more than ensure that the practitioner is skilled. It is the process by which they grow into their potential. Ethics are developed. The ability to work within a variety of less than ideal environments if necessary while still being effective, engaging with different varying personality types, strengthening communication and delivery, and building of confidence are all elements that are practitioners must develop and continue to develop even after joining our practice.
The culture we promote is one where both practitioners and those we help learn to honor their own sources of power. We do not support staking claim in cultural practices to use for our profit. Thus, our practitioners do not hold titles of “masters”, “shamans”, “gurus”, etc.
At 460’s Journal, we understand that “mastery” in any form cannot be purchased, but is a result of a lifetime of dedication and time spent honing a specific skill or practice. Though our practitioners do have years, if not decades, of experience – every single one recognizes that even as teachers, we are simultaneously students and open to all that is presented to us to absorb so that we may always improve upon how we may be of service.
The role played by our Guides, Guardians, and Angels is not to determine treatment protocol. That’s determined by training and experience. Rather, they are present during the sessions to connect our higher consciousness with yours. They may bring our attention to specific areas that must be addressed or even reveal wisdom during a session that may benefit both the practitioner and the recipient.
Numerous times have we heard statements like,
- “What a coincidence that we our session lead us to talk on this subject matter.”
- “It’s interesting that you used this [specific term] to explain ________. I completely understand when you say it that way.”
- “I can’t believe this [image] came up for me. I was dealing with [related situation] just his past week.”
These are signals that all of our Guides, Guardians,and Angels are involved with the work. Indeed, we acknowledge and have gratitude for this.