I too get people to feel where the body wants to go or I want to go and thus find the path of non-resistance. Feeling is also communication wouldn't you say?
I often conceptualize/visualize that my structural alignment (foot to center) are like the rear and front sights on a riffle and plot the trajectory through my training partner's center to the point on the ground I want them to (safely) land. Aiming where they are not supported by structure (kuzushi points). Intent is like pulling the trigger.
Yes I agree that the kinesthetic/energetic sense (feelings) is a great form of communication. Though I am not that good at it. Especially the the subtleties of Aikido where if either of us feeling it (too much) I am not doing Aiki.
Thanks for continuing the conversation.