So some of you may not know this, but in addition to being a Shamanic Practitioner, I’m also an Animal Communicator. “What does that mean?” you ask? It means I talk with animals. Weird, right? Actually it’s pretty awesome. I communicate with animals of all shapes and sizes and find out what they’re here to teach us. (And that IS why they’re here. To teach us…) But, that’s not the point of this blog. Here’s the point. When I work with humans and animals I’m working on an energetic level. So yes, I’m in the room with the human and sometimes the animal, but I’m also in my head. And in order to be ‘in my head’, I kind of have to get out of my head.
When I work with a client, I need to get myself in to a very quiet space. I don’t mean physically though. I need to ‘drop in’ as we call it and let everything around me go. I need to become completely open. I have to completely let go of control, let go of the 3-D world around me, in order to see, hear, feel, know what my client (again, human or animal) is trying to tell me or show me energetically. Not always an easy thing to do.
So the other day I was dealing with a slight cold and had that total disconnected head feeling and I had to work with a client. You know that feeling? When you’re just not completely in charge of your brain? Things are coming to you very slowly? You feel just a little bit wonky? That’s how I was feeling. So I was thinking there’s no WAY I’m going to be able to read this client. But, as it turns out, it was one of the best readings I’ve ever done. And I realized it was so easy…
because I was completely out of my head and therefore out of the way.
Because I was feeling wonky in my head, I had no choice but to let going of trying to make something happen. Because I had that disconnected head, I wasn’t able to concentrate. I wasn’t able to second guess myself, or check myself to make sure I was reading this right. Or, worst yet, try to force something to happen. I was just kind of ‘there’ watching and listening and feeling. And when you’re reading a client, that’s EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do. It’s not about me when I’m working, it’s about them. It was a big lesson for me.
I’m often asked how it is I can do what I do. And my answer is, anybody can do what I do. It just takes a lot of practice, a lot of trust in yourself, and the ability to get out of your own way. Much like life in general. We’re constantly in our own way. We’re constantly trying to MAKE something happen. And therefore, we’re constantly RESISTING things that are supposed to come to us easily. So what’s my advice today? Let go. And just see what happens.
Embrace a wonky head.