Spiritual readings, healing and teaching for soulful living
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.
Our ears are bombarded with different sounds all the time, 24 hours a day if we live in the centre of a big city. With all the hearing that goes on, you’d think we’d be good at listening but it’s not true. The truth is, the profusion of sound in our lives hasn’t made us better at listening, it’s created expert non-hearers! Just think about how effectively you can screen out “noise” you don’t want to be bothered by at certain times.
For many of my clients, one of the most stubborn obstacles to healing, spiritual development, healthy relationships, and attaining higher consciousness is a lack of appreciation and love for oneself. What I’ve learned beyond a doubt is that the heart – an open, unrestricted and giving heart – is the key to everything. Love is the universal language that speaks to every problem and blasts every door wide open.