I had my first psychic reading the other week and it kicked my ass… In the best possible way.
It was a HUGE reality check.
I’ve wanted a reading for ages, but had never found the right person…That's a lie, I just hadn’t really looked. Anyway, the incredible Allira Potter had been popping up in my socials through mutual friends, so I thought, fuck it, let’s do this.
I needed it. Currently – there are a few things in my life that I wanted guidance on, because life isn't all sunshine and roses and there are some huge shifts playing out in my inner and outer world. Truth me told, if I actually listened to my intuition properly and stopped ignoring her, I’d know the answer, but maybe I just wanted to be validated in my thoughts and opinions.
I went into the reading thinking – let’s see how good this chick is. I’m not going to say anything and let’s see what she comes up with… and let me tell you… Absolutely everything she said was spot on!
While I’m not going to share everything, because, well, some things are private, I do want to share the key takeaways from our session, because as Allira said “Stop preaching to everyone else and start doing it yourself!”. So it's time for me to start taking my own advice.. and ACTUALLY do it!
Before we even started the reading she said, “I feel like you’re a workhorse, you need to slow down”. Ummm… fuck… Is she inside my head?
I’ve been having conversations with my coach about this for a while and thought I had slowed down, but I really hadn’t, and my health deteriorated because of it. Surprise. Surprise.
I can’t serve anyone if my cups not full. If I’m not sleeping. If I'm not eating properly. If I don’t have a healthy balance of yin and yang. If I don’t STOP!!!!!
And it’s something I tell all of my clients. We can’t force things to happen. Sometimes we just need to stop, surrender and allow things to be.
So… here are 5 key takeaways from my reading that everyone needs to hear.
1. I’M DISCONNECTED AND NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN NATURE
First lockdown, hardly went anywhere. When restrictions lifted, I started going to a few waterfalls and stuff, but it was drive there, do the walk, “this is pretty” come home. I wasn’t stopping. I wasn’t appreciating nature for all that it is.
So I went for a drive by myself, sat on the edge of a mountain and just stopped. Just allowed myself to not worry about being somewhere and just listened.
I also noticed that once restrictions were lifted, I was training at the gym at 6am, and then not going outside all day. Not seeing any sunshine! Of course I feel fucking tired.
So being outside, in nature, without time pressures a couple of times a week is something I'm prioritising.
Take care of #1. That’s me!
And it aligns so much with getting out in nature, but it also means rest.
I needed to rest. I needed to sleep. I needed to meditate. I needed to switch my brain off.
I’d been a bit stressed, super busy and living in a state of avoidance, so I wasn’t giving my body a chance to heal because I was constantly living in a state of high energy using adrenaline.
My recent doctors bills are evidence of that. I also had to take time off work, which I felt SO guilty about. But I knew, if I wanted to get better, I needed to take care of me.
I made food, rest and light movement a priority. And surprise surprise… after 4 days feel like a new woman.
3. ADAPT TO CHANGE
Well, if living in 2020 isn’t adapting to change, I don’t know what is.