De-mystifying the Mystic
Letting the Pieces Come In
(An excerpt from the upcoming book De-mystifying Mysticism)
David and I were traveling this past December visiting family and seeing clients as part of a "working" holiday. Over the course of several days family and friends popped in to visit. One particular man came over two or three different times. I kept seeing a wispy ethereal spirit that appeared to be hanging around him. The name Angelina or Angelique kept coming in but would quickly shift to "Angela". So I just kept changing it back to "Angelique" in my head. I guess I wanted the name to be more exotic; not just plain old "Angela".
Every time I saw this man, my LOGIC would argue with my intuition to TELL him about this wonderful spirit that was hanging out with him. BUT, my intuition was telling me to HOLD BACK!!! It just didn't FEEL like it was mine to convey. It didn't FEEL like he was asking on a soul level for this information. Something was sticking every time I thought about relaying this information. So I resolved my self to a feeling that this must be for my KNOWING only.
We traveled to the coast a few days later to meet a client for a Past Life Regression session. Normally when we work with Past Life Regression clients, we do guide connection first. David will bring the person into a deep state of hypnosis and I will go into a trance state with the client to aid energetically where needed and to pick up additional pieces for them. As I observed these guides coming to meet her I became aware of the spirit I had seen a week before. She described this guide enter the room as a very wispy ethereal spirit. I smiled as I recognized her energy. As this was taking place, David had her ask this guide what her name was. OF COURSE the guide's name was "Angela"!
At last (or so I thought) all the pieces had come in.
I was glad I had not followed the "ego" impulse to tell that man about this spirit that (I thought) was watching him. It wasn't attached to him at all. I just happened to receive an awareness of her at exactly the same time he was around. If I had just spouted off my information and not followed my intuition to wait, the man may have been confused, scared or just not ready for that sort of information, especially because it wasn't his information.
Simply by booking a session, the client opens a channel energetically and gives "permission" for us to be let into his or her energy field to receive psychic information anytime before and during their actual session. We experience these through various ways that seem to vary with each client's needs and personality. It could come through a physical or emotionally empathic body indication. It could be a feeling, an experience, a clairvoyant vision, a dream or otherwise. Patience is definitely something to practice when waiting for all of the pieces to come in to solidify the information. Trying to analyze the information prematurely just confuses the end result.
With Gifts of the Spirit comes responsibility.
When psychic information comes in, practice discernment more by intuition than logic; don't be afraid to ask the person if a particular piece FEELS right for them. This has the added benefit of helping them trust and strengthen their OWN intuition and connection to divinity.
Expand your awareness of the many subtle aspects of psychic information, and how you receive it personally. Know that there is not any one "right" way. If you embrace your own way of doing things, information can flow more easily in the unique way that you and you alone are meant to work.
If you are not sure of some piece of information, let it go for the moment and let the rest of the pieces come in. Chances are if something is not flowing freely, it may not be the right time for that person to have that particular piece. Or, that piece may not even be for them. The same thing applies to receiving information for your self. If a piece isn't making sense, let it go. If it is relevant, it will come back later with validation.
Is the information going to bring this person a sense of peace and expansion or is it going to bring them a sense of constrictive fear? If you feel the piece is important, first, see if you are injecting your own fears and filters into the information, change your approach and see if it comes in for you in a better non-fearful way.
Make sure that you are connecting energetically to the person FIRST before you begin relaying random bits of information. Feel their energy and then see if the information you are picking up feelslike it is for this person. This helps minimize any personal "filters" you may subconsciously put between yourself and the person you are reading for. Remember that we are allworking on our own issues and it can be easy to project things onto people that simply don't belong there. It is important as you help others, to be continually working to remove your own blocks, fears and emotional issues. Have the awareness that you are a conduit, visualize a clear, uncluttered channel and then let the information be exchanged. The more the human ego is allowed to slip into the process, the more muddied the waters can become. Stepping aside, as much as possible, from the reading or energy work helps the flow from Spirit come in more freely (when it doesn't have to bang up against your own personal issues). Sometimes even with good intentions, these things happen subconsciously. This of course doesn't mean leaving your unique experiences, talents and personality OUT of the equation. Remember that what you bring to any situation istremendously valuable! People are drawn to each other at particular points on their path for a reason. We just may not be aware of those reasons until more and more pieces come in.
Sometimes we see things that are very sensitive for a client. Take a moment to ask if this information is for your awareness, only, so that you can gently help this person on their path of self discovery and healing. Again, connect energetically with the person, exercise a sense of humility, and ask to see your part for the highest good in helping release blocks and emotional pain.
All that being said, it seems like a lot of balls to balance in the air!
Remember to take the pressure off of yourself, enjoy the ride and let it just flow!
The path to expansion, though it has its bumps and bruises, is supposed to be FUN!
Keep it light hearted for yourself and those around you. The ability to laugh at your self comes in handy especially when you are going through some of the "harder" issues.
On the flip-side of the "deep and mysterious" experience of meeting someone's spirit guide, and lest you get into a constricted state of fear about "getting it right", let me relay one instance from my own life to bring more light heartedness and flow to this topic.
My son and I have always had kind of a "trivial psychic" channel open between us that seems to pop up in unexpected moments bringing a sense of fun to our relationship.
One evening I sat on the bed flipping through a puzzle book. I began working on a logic puzzle whose topic was ART. Right as I began to work on this puzzle, David entered the room and diverted my attention, as I looked up at his face, the name "Gabriel" flashed into my head. My first LOGICAL thought was that it must have been his name in one of our many past lives together. Immediately I knew it didn't fit, shrugged it off as a random, and began to tell him about the Art puzzle I was working on.
The very next morning as my son and I were catching up about his new college courses, he mentioned that his new Art Teacher's name was "Gabriel"!
If I had gone with the logic that David was Gabriel, we would have likely gone into some conversation trying to make that piece fit. It didn't belong there, so I let it go. As I did, the pieces came in and made more sense. This was a way for the guides to keep things light and fluid (but we don't always listen). They do this quite often even for the little things. Our guides like to have as much fun as we do and are constantly reminding us that the best way to be "IN FLOW" is to not be so hard on ourselves to get it right. That's the key to connecting to your own intuition. When you catch yourself TRYING to make something fit, let it go. Again, the pieces will come back naturally when they're ready to fit together.
A week after we returned from our working holiday, our client called to follow up.
David happened to mention "Angela" to our client during the conversation. She replied that "Angela" preferred to be called "Angelina" after all. I laughed and told her to tell Angelina I was onto her little joke! Just goes to show you guides have a sense of humor too.
Realize that whatever choice you make, is the right one. We're all learning and growing. Those things that have felt like mistakes are just a part of your process of learning and growing. Less pressure equals more flow.
Heather Rodriguez & David Caren
Las Vegas, NV
April 01, 2010
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
~ John Quincy Adams
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
~ Franklin P. Jones
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson