I'd first say that the shift itself seemed to come quite suddenly. During my training, RCT practitioners were taught to use the word “treatment” to initiate a session, and, as mentioned elsewhere, I’ve always found this word to be a bit of a misnomer for work that doesn’t do anything to anyone. In November 2016, it suddenly became crystal clear that I would have to find another way to initiate a session and so I began to experiment (with permission, of course) with using “OK, let’s go” instead, which seems to work just fine.
Having heard both of my teachers mention that, since RCT has relatively little 3D structure, to alter the procedure in any way results in work that’s no longer RCT per se, I knew this would likely be the case. Additionally, the strong intuition that was leading me to use the new phrase also carried with it a knowing that the work was going to be something new and more individual to me, which also seems to be the case.
It would probably take someone with a more acute energetic perception than mine to be able to fully differentiate this new work from RCT in detail, particularly as they still feel and appear very similar to me, but I can elucidate a few differences I’ve noticed.
First is that sessions seem to take a little longer. This might mean a difference as minimal as, say, 20 seconds rather than 10, but it’s been a fairly consistent observation—and it's also not uncommon now for a session to last several minutes.
I also more often notice various helpers appearing, and I sometimes feel called to bring in colored light. Also, I seem to be encountering chakra work more frequently, particularly heart chakra.
One additional aspect that seems to have developed since 2016 is a type of session that I’ve been calling a “general tonic”. This work seems to occur most often during a person’s first session and generally only once, but there have been exceptions on both counts. Again I don’t feel able to offer much energetic detail here, other than to say that rather than perceiving a specific location as I usually do, these sessions feel as though the person’s whole being is directly involved.
The most salient point I want to make is to say that this course of events has all stemmed from Guidance rather than any willful creation on my part and that all of these changes seem to have appeared of their own volition. I’m very happy to be doing this new work, but undoubtedly would have been just as happy to have continued practicing RCT had it been my destiny. I suspect the new work might want to have its own name someday, but I have yet to know it!
2022 addendum: I'm still often seeing these "general tonic" sessions, particularly early on, and I've come to consider them a sort of initiation or orientation to these frequencies.