Recently, I was fortunate enough to secure a spot in “An Evening With Two Intuitives,” a recorded call hosted by psychics Lindsay Curtis of The Daily Awe, and Julie Langdon Barrett of A Clear Sign.
This event invited 20 separate people to ask a single burning question of these two excellent intuitives, and to have them answered in a recorded call format.
I threw my own hat into the ring, mostly because I was curious to see how my colleagues Lindsay and Julie work. Over the course of the recorded call, I had a chance to see their process very clearly, and I was quite impressed.
Each question was answered in considerable detail, including very specific names and information that the clients could potentially use to address their concerns. Even I was surprised by how detailed the responses were, in fact.
The question that I chose was about how best I can use the intuitive aura readings I’m doing now to fulfill both my own spiritual goals, as well as those of my clients.
The first person who stepped through to try and answer this question was a man called Charlie, who had a humorous personality, and who laughingly informed me that I was doing this work entirely because of him, and should thank him for his contribution to it.
This information made me giggle as well, because my grandfather on my mother’s side was called Charles, and often went by Charlie. He has shown up by name in readings before, and was one of my two closest grandparents prior to his passing.
Grandpa Charlie definitely did have a humorous personality, and it would not be unlike him to say something like this. In fact, he is literally correct, because I would not even exist at all if it were not for his contribution, so to speak.
Lindsay also mentioned that she saw the symbol of a turtle for me, although she did not feel that it was my totem animal, specifically. She felt that this referred to the fact that I would need to have patience in the development of my client base and business, at least on the financial level.
This is what I look like without my glasses on, in case you were wondering.
This is relevant to me as well, because I am definitely at the early stages of my business, and working hard to develop it. I do wonder how long that process might take, but I love the work, so I’m more than willing to stick with it and see it through. It is definitely that important to me.
It is the sort of thing that I would happily do for free, if I did not really need to make a living at something, which naturally I do.
But the symbol of the turtle is of particular significance to me, because one of the most memorable blog posts I’ve read in the past few years was written by Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition.
In this post (which you can find here), Angela wrote that it is okay to be a tortoise rather than a hare – meaning that even if your goals take longer than you expect to accomplish, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that making steady and determined progress is more important than rushing forward willy-nilly, or stressing yourself out so much that you don’t enjoy what you’re doing.
This post had a great impact on me at the time, and has influenced the way I do things ever since. Now I am far more likely to allow things to unfold at the natural pace that the Universe has designed, trusting in its guidance, instead of trying to exert too much of my own control over things.
Lindsay also noted that the turtle is associated with the use of color, and of course that is the central focus of my readings and my work, so this is very relevant as well.
Next I was specifically advised that I might be doing more local readings, in addition to the online work that I already do, and that I should print out some business cards to distribute around town.
This piece of information was particularly interesting on two levels. One because over the past day or two I have in fact been redoing my business cards, since I changed my name and URL recently. I was planning to reorder them today, in fact.
Secondly, although I did not think it was really up my alley, I have found myself giving little impromptu readings to people that I meet in public who show an interest in my work.
I gave a little off-the-cuff reading to one of the car salesmen we worked with when my boyfriend was looking for a new vehicle, for example, and another to my hairdresser and her daughter (the latter from a photo that was tacked up on the mirror).
I gave brief readings to a few of my classmates at my ghost hunting class, and will sometimes read for people I meet online, if I feel there’s any way in which I might be helpful to them.
These readings are more quick and spontaneous then the kind I do for paid clients, and I did not expect to be doing them at all, in fact. And yet I find them to be every bit as accurate as the kind I spend a lot more time on, which is encouraging to me, as it means that I may be able to help more people in the hours I have available.
I also find that I’m often able to determine a person’s Myers-Briggs personality type from their aura profile, and to give them guidance on that basis. I was able to help my hairdresser understand her daughter’s behavior from that point of view, for example.
Now that’s a pretty specific skill, you have to admit!
I may end up being “The Long Island Aura Reader” eventually, although that may still be a way off! I really do like to put a good bit of time and effort into reading and following up with each client, because I find that the outcome is ultimately more profound that way.
Besides, I find that I just can’t stop really caring about all you wonderful people!
So for now, I’ll keep on being a turtle that carries business cards, and I’ll just let the road unwind before me at its own pace and see where it leads.
I do find that I tend to let my heart guide me in terms of who are read for, when, and where, and this seems to have served me just fine so far. My primary goal is to help people who need my services, and there isn’t much that I will allow to stand in the way of that.
So thank you for the useful advice and encouragement, Lindsay and Julie, and I plan to take it to heart, as well as to the print shop! I really enjoyed your event, and I hope that everyone will run over and book an appointment with both of you, just as soon as possible.
I daresay they won’t be sorry!
I know I wasn’t.