You might be thinking, why would I want to get a reading then? Isn’t a reader supposed to bring me great insight? How can being told what I already know be helpful?
In fact, it can be extremely helpful. Think about it. When a reader tells you about something that is going on in your life without having any prior knowledge AND then offers advice on the situation, even if it is EXACTLY the same as the advice your friends or family might give you, you know it is unbiased. A reader doesn’t know all the history like your friends and family do. They don’t have opinions about the parties involved. Additionally, because readers get clients based on how accurate they are, you can be damn sure the reader is motivated to provide you with good information and not just tell you what you want to hear.
I live by this. I share this thought with many. It is amazing, however, when the tables are turned and I am no longer the giver of information, but the receiver.
This week while my husband and I were meeting with our counselor, Bret, he started talking about a topic that resonated greatly with me. He was speaking about life scripts, or unconscious beliefs we hold due to perceptions and past history. As he was talking about the importance of being aware of them and releasing them – I perhaps inappropriately so, had to chuckle.
Why? Because while I was hoping for awe inspiring insight followed by shiny, sparkly tools that could instantaneously solve all my husband and my issues. Instead what I got was him basically telling me I should “center.”
Why did I find that funny? Centering isn’t a shiny new skill I’ve never heard of. Nor is it a new perspective that inspires an epiphany. Nope… it’s a mediumship development basic I teach to all my students.
Not only that. I KNOW how important centering is. At the beginning of each centering class, I tell my students that centering is the MOST important and the MOST overlooked basic. Additionally, I inform them that it is the one basic a person will never master. Instead, one has to work every day to be aware of one’s “pain bodies.” More importantly, one has to recognize these beliefs and cellular memories trigger the ego to respond (rarely in a positive manner). By learning to center, an individual becomes aware of those responses and by working to ignore them can be more purely led by Spirit.
Hearing my counselor remind me of this made me smile because it made me realize I wasn’t as far off my life path as I thought I was. Rather, I am already equipped with the wisdom and skills I need to walk my path. I just needed to be reminded of that. And like my clients, I needed an unbiased, third party to be the source of that message.
It also reminded me that I am human (sucks sometimes). And like my students, I have not mastered this skill. I am still learning. It was a good reminder.
So next time a reader affirms your own thoughts and feelings, be grateful for it demonstrates you are on the right path. And, if you are told something completely out of left field… keep it in mind, but don’t let it upset you. There may have been something lost in translation.