Sorry to break it to you, but when I’m doing a tarot reading I tell you what you already know. The majority of my clients know what I’m going to say to them in a reading. So why the heck do I still have clients, now that I’ve revealed that very simple fact? I’ll tell you why: most people don’t believe in or trust their own wisdom. They need their wisdom reflected back to them from a different person to fully “get it”.
There’s a series of rather cheesy tv movies on the Hallmark channel that I am addicted to called “The Good Witch”. It stars Catherine Bell as “Cassandra Nightingale”, the “good witch”. There is also “The Good Witch’s Garden”, “The Good Witch’s Gift”, and “The Good Witch’s Family” (though I haven’t seen that last one). Why am I telling you about this? Because in “The Good Witch’s Garden”, Cassie deals with the police chief’s son, Brandon, who is going through a teenage bout of falling in with the wrong crowd. Cassie chooses to deal with this by giving Brandon a “magic mirror”. During the course of the movie, Brandon looks at his reflection in this mirror several times and finally realizes he doesn’t like the person looking back at him. He chooses to stand up to his new friends when confronted with a situation that may endanger people and cause destruction to property. He then returns the mirror to Cassie and understands the reason why she gave him the mirror in the first place.
Readers are mirrors. Yes, sometimes I can tell clients about a situation that hasn’t happened yet. But most of the time, I’m telling clients what they know already and reflecting the situation back at them. Perhaps the real gift of a reader is showing the client what’s in themselves, pulling it out of them, and holding it up for the client to see and analyze more objectively. When it’s within the client, there’s no way to gain perspective. Pulling the situation out and looking at it as a separate entity from a client gives the client the power to perceive things for how they truly are, without distortion of inner emotions.
Can you do this in your own life? Absolutely! Here are 5 ways to get in touch with your inner wisdom (and trust me, it’s in there).
5 Ways to Realize Your Inner Wisdom
- Acknowledge there is something brewing. Usually you can do this by checking in with your gut.
- Pull it out. Use a blank canvas to describe the situation. Be specific and detailed. Hold nothing back. Get it all out onto the page through writing, drawing, painting… any way you best use to journal your life.
- Walk away from it. At least for a little while. At minimum, leave it for an hour. If possible, leave it for a day or more. Do something else, and act like you are no longer worried about the situation, because technically speaking, you’ve put it outside of yourself. It’s on that canvas, and that’s where it lives in the meantime. Don’t stew or fester on the situation that you’ve released.
- Come back to it and look. If necessary, pull out a separate sheet of paper and take notes. What is this situation to you now? What would you say to someone that was having this situation? Be as “outside of yourself” as possible.
- Reflect and recuperate. It’s tough doing this and will most likely bring baggage up to the surface you were previously unaware of. Allow yourself to process the baggage that comes up.
In wisdom and light,
How do you know your inner wisdom is trying to tell you something? What do you do when that happens? Share your advice in the Comments section!
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