It was bound to happen …
… some criticism of my woo-work, that is. Had a session with someone yesterday and knew from the first question that it felt “off” somehow. When I shared what I got, my client pretty much told me “nope. Not it at all.” I knew from that point on that no matter what I said or did, it wouldn’t resonate. I hung up the phone and went upstairs and cried because I was already having a poo-filled day and that just was the icing on the cake. Even a chocolate milkshake from Dairy Queen didn’t make it better.
Today, I received an email from this person asking for a refund in a hyper polite but chilly manner wherein they elucidated all the ways I did not deliver what I said I would and further, how they were shocked at the quality of the session.
Yikes! That was definitely a first for me but something I know I will run into time and again as I do this work. It stung, yes. I won’t lie. Still, I have to remind myself that I did what I always do – open up, allow the information to flow and detach from it. I really do want to bring through guidance that people can put into place right away and most times, I think I succeed. Otherwise, I’d have no business putting myself out there as a practical intuitive, right?(heh) And yes, I gave the refund. I don’t know that I’ll make that a habit should this come up again but it felt like the right thing to do in this situation. Quibbling over $30 is so not my style, you know?
Lots of weirdness coming up lately: people disappearing (again!), letting go of some mentors because it’s time to move on my own, dredging up past life crap that needed to be cleared and a lot of inner sadness and loneliness. The pot is definitely being stirred. Lessons are indeed all around me.
I’d say “Bring ’em on” but I know the Universe can and will “bring ’em on” and I’ve been there, done that, crumpled under the weight of the request. For now, I’ll just keep moving (as my coach Jaelin reminds me) and trust it will all fall into place.
That happened to me once before, too. And yeah, I cried. Cried and talked myself out of doing readings for all of 24 hours. You make me want to start up my own snarky blog instead of always posting about the spiritual side of life. Right now I feel kind of out of it – life/work has sucked so much energy out of me.
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Well, yes, you're gonna get people like taht all the time. If you don't want to keep on returning money, maybe you should just put in a no-refund policy somewhere. But now the majority of people that you service (sounds wicked doesn't it) will be very happy with what you do, which is why they will come to you and keep on coming. You'll see. Sometimes we just need to prove that we are willing to go the distance with our passions, and also sometimes the lesson is NOT ours, it is the other persons…
Feel better soon,
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Is "obscenities" intentionally misspelled? Because I sort like the idea of "Criticize THIS!"
I admit that I don't know what I'm talking about here — but you know that's not going to stop me: There's no use in assigning blame in this situation, is there? You share what the guides tell you, right? Either their message wasn't coming in clearly or your client wasn't ready to receive to receive it. So your client "shot the messenger."
I know that consolation can feel very weak. I remember so clearly when, years ago, I had a lunatic boss who mistreated me in order to get under the skin of our coworker/my mentor. It occurred to me that my boss was the matador and my mentor was the bull and I was "merely" the red cape. The thing of it is, the red cape gets all torn up, even if it's only ancillary to the "real" situation. So just because your client isn't "getting" the guides, you're still hurt, and that sucks.
So if it's any comfort, even though I'm not woo-versed, I can understand how you're feeling and I support you.
In the readings I did, this occasionally happened to me, but INVARIABLY I heard later that they now understood what was being said, and why. Recently, someone else I got TOTALLY WRONG was because I didn't trust my first information, but I'm pretty darn sure that you're far more professionally accomplished and that doesn't happen to you. Sweetie, you know there's something complicated going on with this person. YOU KNOW. (And, yes, it hurts horribly. I am so sorry.)
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Sorry that happen to you. As you know in life this is how we grow. ;( Your good and you know it but you didn't give her the answers she wanted….