‘The shadow is here to challenge you not provide you with an alibi.”.
Last week, I was walking through Union Square and a young woman sitting on a chair on the sidewalk called out to me. Let me do a reading for you she said as I walked by. I told her no thank you and smiled. Appealing more to my ego than my spirit, she said “I know you’re a spiritual person! Let me do a reading for you.” I stopped, looked at her, and sat down. She gave me my options and prices and I made my decision to do a face to face reading. I feel very control of my life right now so this exchange felt much more like supporting another creative individual and less seeking actual guidance for my own life..
We looked hard into each other’s eyes and she began to tell me about what she sees going on inside of me. I nodded occasionally when something felt accurate and I disagreed completely when she mentioned something that didn’t apply. After a few minutes, she asked me if I believed in energy. I said of course. We may have this vessel, this body, but it’s the energy that keeps it moving. Call it prana, call it electricity, or simply don’t try to label it at all and root yourself in the belief that it exists. We are fields of energy, bumping and rubbing against others, shaping this world around us..
Next she told me something that affronted me a bit. “You have a negative spirit following you. It’s not a part of you, but it is following you.” I thought about this concept Zero I’ve been writing a lot about – what I first understood as the villain of my story, of any of our stories – chemical imbalances in the brains combined(or created by) with the trauma/conditioning one has not only experienced in their lives, but also the fears that have been passed down to you from your ancestors. The nature vs nuture one-two combo... continued in comments. 📸 @flobison