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A retreat isn’t a defeat.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, in my last blog in fact, but I pull a few cards every morning. I have Animal cards, Oracle cards, Shaman cards and I even have an app on my phone called Power Animal Oracle Cards. Hold that thought. I’m usually pretty good at coming up with things to write about in my blog. I kind of just pay attention to what’s going on in my life and when stuff comes up that I learn from, or think you all would benefit from, I write about it. That’s the point of this blog. To help others through things that I’ve learned, am learning, or am struggling to learn. So I was just sitting here ready to write my blog…and nothing. There was just nothing there. I was thinking about various things that have been going on with me lately, but nothing was really resonating when it came to writing about it. I even tried to just get quiet, open up, and ask God/Spirit/Universe what it is I should write about. Again, nothing. So I thought, ‘Oooh, maybe I should go pull a card!’ (But then I realized that my cards are in the other room and the damn iRobot…which works great, but is really loud and kind of annoying…is currently in the room with my cards so I don’t want to be in that room.) And then I thought, ‘Ooooh, I have that card app on my phone!’ So I open the app up, electronically pull a card, and I get….

“STOP TRYING to make something happen.”

I swear I’m not making that up. It went on to say, “There’s not a whole lot you can do right now to influence the situation…a retreat isn’t a defeat.” But, this isn’t about me not being able to figure out what to write about. It’s about a client reading I had awhile ago that I keep thinking about and can’t seem to let go of. It wasn’t a great reading in that my client kept arguing with me that I was wrong about him. At one point he was actually kind of yelling at me. He was just so adamant that the information I was receiving about him from his animal wasn’t true. I knew it was accurate because he would basically say the same thing about himself that I was, just in different words. (It was like he had a thesaurus with him.) He just wasn’t ready to hear these things about himself and he definitely wasn’t ready to learn the lesson and take the action his animal was trying to teach him and ask him to take. And I found myself becoming REALLY attached to him ‘getting’ it. I REALLY wanted him to understand what his animal was trying to help him with and I REALLY felt like I had to figure out how to do that. And that’s why, I think anyway, that I felt the reading was a bad reading. I felt like I failed in my duties.
But then I realized, it’s not my job to ‘make’ anyone get the message. It’s only my job to deliver the message. Even if that message isn’t what the client wants to hear. In the end, I had to give up. I had to retreat. I had to be okay that the message I was giving him may not make a difference in his life and that he may choose not to take action. And that was really hard for me. Until now. Now I know…
I can’t make something happen and a retreat isn’t necessarily a defeat.
Live and learn in Munay.
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