Spiritual readings, healing and teaching for soulful living
After noticing how the testing energies of the last month have affected people, me included at times, I was in the mood to write a really light-hearted and positive mood-engendering article!
I confess I’m not usually a fan of the “10 things….” style blog posts but I’ve finally caved in for the sake of some fun. So here it is, short and simple. My guide to essential and life-enhancing self-talk that deflects all the questions and thoughts that can drag you down during a normal day:
If you’ve been following my Facebook page you’ll know that recently my life has been dominated by something rather different from my usual activity – painting and decorating (and even assembling furniture). All my life I have thought of myself as not capable in that way, and so have avoided doing it where possible.
Faced with a deadline and the excellent motivation of wanting to sell our house, I threw myself into the manual work with total abandon and dedication. And what do you know? I found that not only was I rather good at it (my “cutting in” where two colours met and my edges received praise from a professional no less!) but I also really enjoyed it.
When I moved back into my house I tried to tidy up the scrapes on the walls of my healing room with tester pots, but ended up having to repaint everything. This poem was inspired by that experience.
During a recent reading, when the Fortune Tarot card had appeared, I was asked by my client, “If we’re supposed to be the creators of all our experience, where does fate fit in?”
It’s a good question, and one which I’ve been asked many times in different ways. Most people see fate or destiny as something apart from and external to themselves, and it’s often been personified as a god or goddess with a rather fickle and temperamental nature.
How can you bring love and light to situations involving injustice, abuse or disrespect without being a doormat? Does being spiritual mean that you allow people to do exactly what they want, even if that results in you or others getting hurt?
It’s a subject that has come up often recently in my client sessions, and I’ve noticed it in many Facebook posts too. It’s a misunderstanding that often gets applied to spirituality; that it somehow means we have to be weak and “fluffy bunnies” who drift through life vaguely, seeing the best in everyone and conveniently ignoring anything that doesn’t sit comfortably within a rosy-glassed view.