I went to a workshop at the bookstore Tuesday night that featured an Australian clairvoyant who helped the participants tap into their inner clairvoyant and connect with their angels and guides.
She explained that she kind of “backed into” this gift after working 10 years in the garment industry. She discovered her ability to connect in her early 30s and has been honing her skills ever since. She is now the author of at least three books and two CDs.
Like all other healers and visionaries I’ve been studying recently, her message is that all knowledge and wisdom are already within. We just need to slow down and tap in long enough to connect with that source. She gave us some very useful exercises that led us in that direction. It was good to spend time with her, and to have the message of what we need being “already within” reinforced.
Although I’m quite sure that careers like “medium,” “healer,” and “energy worker” are not on the list of successful careers for students taking placement exams, I’m also quite sure that jobs like “garbage man,” “street sweeper,” and “newspaper delivery person” are not on there, either. But we need all of these positions filled. As long as people find satisfaction in what they are doing, why do we deem some professions more important than others? What type of work am I not considering now because I’ve had such “important” positions in the past?
I ask myself, “If you didn’t need the money, what would you really like to do? What would make your heart sing when you walked into your place of work?” And when faced with a wide-open world, I have to say I have no idea. Old concepts about “having to make a living,” and “how will I pay the flippin’ mortgage?” seem to crowd out the joy I am looking to express.
When Jeshua says, “You need do nothing,” I kinda freak out. “But…but…but,” is my best, lame response. I know he’s telling me to do what I love, not just do something out of fear.
I’ve decided that if I want answers, I need to ask the questions. So I’ve been getting up an hour earlier and sitting in silence for as long as the cat will allow – usually 45 minutes to an hour or so. It’s a very nice way to start the day. I can’t make out any answers yet – munchkin monkey mind keeps telling me that anything I’m hearing is just my imagination. I’m going to have to give him a project, I think, before I can make more progress. Still, it feels good to start the day sitting in the dark and quiet. And I contemplate a question the clairvoyant had us ask ourselves in a short meditation Tuesday night: “What do I have to do or not do, start or stop, hold on to or let go of, to achieve my most wonderful, fulfilling life?” What things, indeed!