I expect to meet the occasional client whose main interest in organizing a session with me is to test my innate abilities. This is especially so because I don’t request for advance information such as date of birth, gender, nationality and nature of the request for a reading from a client.
I had a client recently who came in prepared with a long list of test questions. When the session commenced, he merely said he wished to communicate with his deceased father. I asked for his permission to read which is the numero uno and uncompromising rule of ethics that I apply to every reading, and together, we invited his spirit guides, ancestors and departed loved ones to come forward. I was very moved when I saw an image of his father who resembles my client in terms of appearance.
My client verified this and then went on to ask me to ask his father for information about a former father-and-son activity that he misses most. I saw an image of a vehicle in motion, and I heard his father telling me, “road trips”. After communicating this to the client, he was reasonably pleased with the response and again verified that one of their favourite leisure activities together was to go on long road trips. He then asked me what else.
I sought the information from his father and then relayed the response. Rugby, I said. Again, my client smiled. He said his father had taught him how to play rugby and was his coach from young.
You would think by then we have sufficient information on this subject matter. But my client pressed on, asking what else. I asked his father, who was positioned behind his son on his right side, the question. This time, I received no information. I informed my client that his father wasn’t providing additional information on this matter and that was when he became cross with me. I explained to him that healers are conduits and channels for information from departed loved ones, spirits and spirit guides. Professional and ethical healers strive to be pure conduits and do not make up information just to placate their sitters or the persons receiving the messages.
The next test question came immediately after that. What is the name of my current girlfriend?, he asked. I said, “Do you not know the answer to that question?”. And his reply was, “I want to know if my father knows her name”. This leads to an interesting question about why we sometimes struggle with names and can only provide the first letter or initials in some instances. Spirits, when they communicate with us, do not always speak in whole sentences and when probed for information, sometimes respond with ideas and images rather than well-articulated and spelled out text. Not all spirits are conversational either. I’ve had departed loved ones who come forward in sessions only to stand behind the sitter/client with occasional gesticulations and no words uttered.
In this instance, I was keen to receive an answer from his father and what came was a letter and his father told me that the name that she goes by, which begins with that letter, is a shortened version of a fuller name. I duly conveyed that to my client and was met with a bright smile and look of “eureka”. He confirmed that her name indeed starts with that letter and it is an abbreviated version of a longer name.
At that point, his father was no longer content with just answering test questions. He said to me, “This girlfriend is good for him and will make him happy. The relationship will last, unlike his previous relationships.” Spirit guides and departed loved ones, when they come forward in a reading, are motivated by a compelling desire to send messages of love, courage, encouragement, support and hope.
But the test continued. The next question centred on a new and significant development within the family. My test was to tell the client what was that new development. An image of his father holding the hand of a toddler entered my mind. I asked him if there is anyone really young in the family whom his father was or is close to, and his immediate answer was no. But the image persisted and then I reiterated, it could be someone who is really very young. Your father is very attached to this child and he is concerned about the health of your sister in relation to this. He wants you to let her know that he is watching over them and she has to take good care of her health. That was when my client acknowledged that his sister had just given birth and it was a difficult delivery from which she was still recovering.
Our session continued with more questions and each time, I channelled answers from his father. One of his father’s responses in reaction to his question about messages that he might have for his mother was delightfully surprising and somewhat amusing. That was when I could feel the walls of doubt around my client finally dissolving to a certain extent.
While such tests tend to put the healer under palpable pressure, a well-meaning healer will keep his or her cool and maintain grace under fire, and best endeavour to rise to the occasion. It’s important to let your client know and understand that healers who put themselves out there to be conduits for messages of love and positivity from your spirit guides and departed loved ones are motivated to do just that – serve as an accurate, reliable and responsible interface or mode of communication between you and them, and provide comfort, assurance and messages that will help you to attain your highest good and greatest soul purpose.