The use, or the point of both doing readings to help others and of having your own hands read, is that the dialogue therapy that is chirology is a hugely powerful ‘know thyself’ (and others) tool. Enquiry into the meanings of the shapes, forms and markings of your own two hands will help you to feel more integrated and connected to yourself.
Your hands have a very personal story to share, a story about you and what type of person you are. Encoded in them is your authentic temperament, your character, your persona, what makes you tick, what works for you and what doesn’t. Put simply, an enquiry into the meanings of the shapes, forms and markings of your own two hands will help you to feel more integrated and connected to yourself.
Hand readers listen, and give feedback to clients, the likes of which they more than likely have never had. We readers provide a forum for others to tell their story, and remember, there is a magic, an alchemy, in the telling.
Through touching and holding hands and with words, ‘the medicine of our profession’, we help people to remember their value. Even those people who are well advanced in self development could find helpful assistance towards their reclaiming even more of the greatness that they already are. Feedback reveals that in some people’s lives, monumental changes occur after their reading. In the final analysis, while existence calls us to task, chirology can help us to cope.
Aside from the financial benefits, my personal payoff, i.e. the use to me of why I chose this career, is that at the end of the day my endeavours to help others help me to see beyond my own deeply furrowed brow. Other benefits I enjoy include the ecstasy I feel at the privilege of having the opportunity to look closely into the eyes of so many beloved fellow earthlings.
Being in service means being part of, and there is something inherently sound in connectivity. When they benefit, I benefit. I learn about myself in relationship with others. I get to hold their hands – and I enjoy a hug when they leave.
5 element chirology is one of several systems for interpreting hands. Sourced in ancient Buddhism, the simply structured 5 element method of hand reading composes an eternal marriage between the principles of the 5 elements earth, water, fire, air and chi, and the physical, emotional, vocational, mental and spiritual layers of our human experience, known in chirology as ‘the 5 realms’. To interpret hands we use ‘the language of the elements’.