Whatever irks you, there you’ve got emotional work to do

Anytime I feel emotionally triggered by something, that means I’ve got emotional work to do.  It’s the same for all of us.  It usually has to do with forgiveness. There is no shame in that.  We’re all here doing the same thing.  We’re doing it together, so it’s useless to play the Us against Them game.  There is no US that is different from Them.  We are I.  We can’t be offended when someone doesn’t use the same words we use.  In every instance, look past the words to the meaning of what they are trying to convey.  Seek content over form every time.  I don’t care for the word psychic.  If I use words like “spiritual advisor,” then someone who doesn’t know that term will keep looking until she sees the word “psychic.”  So I use the words my clients will be looking for: psychic, clairvoyant, since that is their term for what I do.  Talk to people in their own language.  Meet them where they are.  Seek first to understand.  Twenty years down the road you’ll have the aha that “We Are ALL The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.” All of us, together.  Really.