We’re in the last third of the 30 Day Blog Challenge set by Ree at 78Keys. Today, her question to us is this: How do you feel when you do readings?
How do I feel when I do readings? Oh, that’s a good question! I’m on an emotional high when I read. I also feel disconnected slightly, as if watching myself through a window. Occasionally I feel as if I am being hugged, as if by the softest hands. When I have that sensation, I’ve learnt to pay attention and be extra compassionate and gentle with the person sitting before me.
I’m not instructing them, more, guiding and advising them. I wonder what card represents these kinds of emotions, the compassion, the gentleness that I have that comes from deep within when reading.
I’ve asked the good people of TABI what card they’d choose for such a description. There are a few cards I could pick that might fulfil this description. I also asked the people within Tarotholics Anonymous (not so Anonymous though) and there were some excellent answers, ranging from The Empress to the cards shown here! However, I decided that the cardsto represent how I feel when I am reading are the Queen of Cups (possibly more of the page), The World Tree and the Page of Stones.
The Queen of Cups I am aiming to be: the compassionate one, the one that doesn’t take on board your emotions to add to their own and work through for hours after you’ve left their company. The World Tree, for I feel I offer you the chance to take whatever path you want and help you understand that pathways you’re comfortable with, and the Page of Stones, because at the end of the day, I am there to listen, to help and if needs be, offer a hug.
What do you see in those images? My interpretation isn’t the only one, yours is just as valid when you’re asking about your situation.
However much information you give your Reader is down to you. Some can read without the question: others want the back story. I’m a mix of both. I can pick up on the answer when I’m sat with you, no background needed nor wanted. Remotely, the more information, the better the email in reply.
This is how I feel when I read for you, which until now, I’d never really given much thought to how I feel, nor documented it. When I feel I’ve done all I can for you, and that I’ve really helped, the feeling is one of euphoria. Though, that tends to come across as big smiles on my part.