This past weekend I took off on Saturday afternoon to go to the pumpkin patch with my kids. It was pouring rain, but still enjoyable. This particular one had a train ride and a boat ride, and lots of mud.
Saturday evening I went to teach the third day of my 4-week Animal Communication course at the stables. My students were troupers, as I had us all go out into the pouring rain to communicate with one of the horses. It can be hard to keep your focus with cold rain and wind in your face and horses investigating your umbrella, but they all did amazingly well. It just shows that, although it is preferred, you don't need peace and quiet to do a good reading. It's good to test out your boundaries and see what you're really capable of. I often have to do animal communication readings while being licked in the face (by animals) or with the sound of animals going crazy in the background. I think this is where my experience as a mother of two toddlers comes in handy.
During class I also talked a bit about what we do when we're not able to connect to an animal, and reasons for why that might happen. I mentioned that sometimes we're not able to connect because of our own energy-levels being low, or if we are sick. While I was saying this, I had a strong feeling that I would be experiencing this pretty soon. Later that evening, I was feeling unreasonably tired, but I didn't think much of it (I have a bad habit of ignoring my own physical discomfort or illness).
Sunday morning however, I was clearly feeling under the weather again. My back was aching, and my throat was feeling sore. I decided I would power through my day of phone readings, since I wasn't feeling too sick yet. This is typical me, to ignore signs that I should take it slow. I thought that since I did an audience reading just last week with the beginnings of a cold, I would be fine this time too.
The first few readings were mediumship, and though they were heavy readings, they went really well. Then I had a two-hour break until my last reading, so I went downstairs to check on my family and relax. When I laid down on the couch, I felt like I had just gotten hit by a truck. No matter, I thought. I will just rest now and then power through my last one of the day which was supposed to be short anyways. I did some energy work and some meditation to get me into a clear centered state, but when I sat down to do the last reading, I was only getting vague or weak information. I just wasn't able to connect very strongly.
Every honest reader will experience this sort of thing, once in a blue moon, that they just aren't able to get a very strong connection. Sometimes it's because they're sick. Sometimes it's because their energy doesn't connect well with the client's energy. Sometimes, it's something completely different. My policy is that if I'm not able to connect for my client, then I either reschedule with them, or offer a refund. Luckily my client was very understanding and we were both on the same page that we should end the session there.
I've been very busy doing readings lately. I typically need to take a few days break every few weeks, to refresh and rejuvenate, or else I hit a wall. I also need to get better at listening to how my body is feeling, and instead reschedule any sessions if I am not feeling well.
Taking care of yourself is incredibly important when you do this kind of work, because your body and your energy are your tools of the trade. All the information you get from energy when doing a reading is flowing through your energy and body. If they're not in good shape, it can be challenging to do this work.
These pictures are from my work space at home, where I do phone readings from. I am lucky to have two cats who love to "help" me while I work. Their job descriptions include sitting on my things, getting pet, and scratching at the door countless times throughout a session.
This week I will try to take my healing a little more seriously. I hope you all have a wonderful healing week too.
Welcome! I am a 30-something Medium and Animal Communicator. I am originally from Norway, but am currently living in Oregon, USA. This blog is to give you some insight into my life and work, as well as share tips, and some of my photography. Enjoy!