I’ve had a few “yeah, but” Tarot clients. They tend to run in metaphysical circles and I am wary of them, as they can be prickly. Though I am known as a direct person, I step with care.
A client wanted to expand her psychic biz. This is a common question and I’ve found that it’s easy to believe that we want to follow our bliss and swan-dive off the cliff of uncertainty but the reality is, reality. You know, the one we hold with a death grip in our minds.
As I offered my thoughts, a relentless stream of “yeah, but” blocked every sentence. Yeah, but: I can’t live my bliss because everyone needs my help…they can’t survive…if I’m not breaking my back, what becomes of me? I hear what you’re saying, I respect it and want to follow the Creator of the Universe but…
It’s unfortunate that healers are full of excuses, as if success can only be obtained through our limited beliefs (i.e., only if I had a partner’s support, kids are gone, insurance, etc) This is why so many healers burn out. Not from clients, but from their own resistance.
Let’s admit it, okay? We resist being happy. We resist throwing ourselves into the arms of blind faith, the older we get. We resist messages that come through moments of synchronicity or a smack upside the head. We think we know what we’re doing — A, B, and C — and build a plan. When life starts to tighten, we look for someone to give us permission, so that we can resist it!
Did my client walk away satisfied? Was I too hard? Should I have sugar-coated? We are sisters in this work but in the end, it’s completely up to her to drop that conjunction and say yes.
(excerpt from “The Reluctant Tarot Reader“)