One of the first times I truly became aware of the difference between looking and seeing was when I was studying with Dr. Jerry Epstein. Whenever you take any of his classes, he starts out inviting people to introduce themselves to the rest of the group. When it was my turn to introduce myself, I said my name Josie with emphasis on the Jo. He politely asked me to repeat my name; well this went on three times. On the third try I put the emphasis on the Sie/See of Josie. Finally satisfied, he exclaimed, “She finally got it right”. I have never forgotten that moment. It was like a big light went off in my head. It is a key for me, a reminder to follow and trust my own seeing. I am forever grateful to him, he is one of the beacons of lights in New York City.
Difference Between Looking and Seeing
There is a great difference between looking and seeing. Looking means turning ones direction to see something, implying that you have an idea in mind of what you are looking for. If you have an idea, your looking is already prejudiced, you have concept in your head, an outcome in mind. You’re seeing is already corrupted, borrowed, not uniquely yours and you can so easily miss the mark.
Seeing With The Eyes Of A Child
Seeing requires more than looking. It requires distance, detachment, looking at the overall picture from afar. Seeing requires looking with the eyes of a child, unprejudiced, and imaginative. Seeing is simple requires no analyzing, no categorizing. The mind is quiet, watchful, available, and open and cannot be manipulated. All beliefs, philosophies, theologies are dropped, you are empty handed. There is no idea to be enforced. It does not require any work on our part, only a willingness to dive deep into the sacredness of life.
St. Theresa of Avila, my new friend, created the following imaginal exercise. Breathe out with long slow exhalation through the mouth, normal in breath through the nose three times:
“Relax into the quietness of your being. Lay down your need to control, and agree to let the divine guide you. Breathe, and trust that you will be taken where you need to go. Breathe deeper and deeper into your being—let yourself go to wherever you are being taken.”
Josie Nigro – Spiritual Life Coaching & Spiritual Healing
I am privileged to walk beside you in your spiritual awakening and personal growth and offer the following services:
Hands-on and Remote Healing – I am a vehicle for guided healing energy that flows to wherever it is most needed.
Morphology – Used as a diagnostic tool for reading the form and structure of the face. Morphology reveals information about one’s personality, temperament and behaviors; dietary needs and health; business and career paths; personal relationships and more.
Dowsing - A means of obtaining answers and information from your Higher Self and Spirit Guides (can be done remotely or in person )
Imagery – The use of imagery to heal the emotions and body and connect more deeply with Spirit
Spiritual life Coaching – Together, we tap into your Higher or God Self and bring the spiritual down into the physical, incorporating the above modalities as needed.
If you would like more information about the above services that I offer, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with me by phone or in person, please fill out the online contact form, or give me a call.
Woodstock, New York