Psychic Readings Self-Transformation
Have you ever had a psychic reading that focused on Self-Transformation, on changing your life from what it is now into what you want and need it to be? Do you even believe that such change is possible? Or are you more prepared to believe that something extraordinary is going to happen to the whole world on 21 December 2012 than that you, of your own accord, can effect radical change in your own life today? Apparently, many people accept that mass change can happen but not that a self-driven life change can happen! Oh, we pay lip-service to Margaret Mead’s assertion that the only change that happens in the world is instigated by a small number of individuals with a common vision. That vision becomes the new “wisdom” and creates a shift in perception, thinking or values in enough people to create the change that needs to happen. We applaud as a tiny elderly black woman is honoured by an entire political party for insisting on her right to sit anywhere she liked on a public bus thereby lending impetus to the Civil Rights Movement in America 60 years ago. We watch tensely as 50 Egyptian women march on Tahrir Square and are surrounded by 200 irate men who object women participating in publc life. We sign petitions for the release of Chinese dissidents whose only crime is calling for democracy in a totalitarian society. But what we do to change our own lives, to “transform our own reality”?
Psychic Readings Self-Transformation
It is almost a cliche these days to say that we must “Be the change we want to see in the world”. At an intellectual level we can’t argue with that logic; it makes sense. But that leaves open the vast distance between living the change and knowing what precise changes we want and need to make. That is where we need to start the process of self-transformation and it is going to be different for each of us. So HOW do we begin? WHERE do we begin? Sometimes, in order to discover what it is that we really want, we have to begin at the other end: identifying what we don’t want. In general, it is what we don’t want that ignites the desire to change our lives. Have you ever one of those television programmes about people whose lives are being consumed by their addiction to hoarding? How do you react when you see the mountains of trash and largley useless ( and un-used!) items that make life an obstacle course for everyone in the hoarder’s life? Do you sympathise? Are you repelled? Do you want to shout at the screen, “FFS, get off your butt and grab a shovel and start clearing the mess!” In the course of watching the process of change that hoarders struggle with, you’ll probably veer wildly between wanting to shake the living daylights out of them, checking to see what else is on and not being able to tear yourself away until you find out what finally happens! I’ve seen enough of these shows to know that my judgment of these people can be pretty harsh depending on my mood at the time. Not very spiritual of me, I know. However, when I remember to stay in “observer, non-judgmental” mode, I find compassion taking the place of judgment because I know there are pockets of hoarded hurts and anger in me that need periodic de-cluttering, too. Not all hoarders collect things; some of us collect hurts, wounds that never quite heal until we wade into the depths of our psychic cellars and start the process of tossing the fossils of hurt feelings that are keeping us mired in emotional clutter. Transformation begins with clearing out our hoard of hurt, anger, resentment, regret, unproductive guilt, envy, hatred, spitefulness, and other nasty inhabitants in the basement level of consciousness.
Cleaning Out The Hoard
An extremely effective method for clearing unwanted emotional trash is to buy yourself a really cheap, ugly, nasty notebook or better yet resurrect an old one that you never used and can’t stand to look at because it’s “so not me!” and worse it was given it to you by someone whose pretence at friendship makes you froth at the mouth! You know who I mean. The subtle subverter, the one who invariably shows up at your door when your hair is a total mess, your skin is broken out from ovulation, and your ankles are swollen because you gave in to the impulse to have pizza last night. Yeah, HER. If you don’t have a notebook from her use any book she might have given you or a tee shirt that she gave you that your totally detest. Anything that you associate with someone in your life whose destiny seems to be to act as your nemesis. Right. Now the fun begins. Check in with me tomorrow to start your self-transformation campaign with your first piece of unwanted clutter.
© Delia O’ Riordan 2012
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