After all that, I begin the Qigong medical treatment.
But what I have noticed over the years of doing hundreds of Qigong medical treatments, is that often I don't receive the fine-tuned subtle messages until AFTER I've started their Qigong treatment. It seems this subtle communication improves once I have started to move and/or nourish the client's Qi. It often is only then, after their Qi is moving more, will their physical body release its health secrets to me. It is often after Qi is moving that I can see, hear, smell, the health messages their body wants to report to me.
Recently I attended a writing workshop and I was surprised to learn a person can improve their writing skills by engaging in a daily 10 minute writing exercise and write about almost anything. They recommend using "writing prompts" and just write about what the prompt suggests for 10 minutes, and then stop. After that, your writing juices are flowing and you are now ready to go work on on your own writing.
I found this advice rather amazing! This is the same thing that I do with a medical qigong treatment - I use the first few minutes to get their Qi flowing, and after that, their subtle messages in their body are better able to open and up and share what I need to focus on and what needs to be healed.
I was impressed these divergent categories of interest, medical qigong and writing, had a similar process - getting Qi flow which allows the real juicy and magical stuff to begin. This awareness reminded me of how everything is connected - even the "how-to's" of developing or improving one's work skills.