Before I left on sabbatical, a few clients had asked if I worked with couples. They felt my unique spiritual perspective could really benefit their marriages. I told them I hadn’t considered this, but I certainly would.
Throughout my leave, I kept thinking about this and realized my intuitive gifts, combined with straight-forward talk, could really help those who were wanting – or needing – something different. I kept the idea warm, returning to it every now and then, trusting that if it was meant to be it would be.
About three weeks ago a friend who is dealing with some marital issues reached out. I had this “thought” that I could help her and her husband and I should ask if she’d be open for me to do so, but I pushed it down because one of her besties is a powerful spiritual warrior and I didn’t want to step on her toes.
I appeased myself with the thought that I’d let it be and see what happened. You’d think I’d know better by now, wouldn’t ‘cha? Within minutes, her husband’s voice filled my head.
Let Sarah do it, he said snidely and with bitterness. Then, in the manner of Jan Brady: Sarah, Sarah, SARAH!
Having a zero “poor me” tolerance, I softly said, “Oooooh Dave, noooo…You do it. You are an adult and you need to learn from your mistakes, just as we all do. Nobody can do it for you and life doesn’t come with a manual. Get used to it, dude.”
I’m not good enough, came his dejected reply.
“Sorry you think that, but how is that working for you? Good? No? Then change it!”
“We all are, bucko. We all are.”
Will you help me?
“Welllll, I’m kinda in my own hell right now but I’ll never say no to a soul in need. Let’s start right away.” My thought was I could spiritually work with him while I slept.
DEAL! he said with enthusiasm and I was shown an image of him clapping his hands and jumping up and down.
“Dave,” I asked, “is it okay for me to share our talks with Sarah?”
NO! Wait! Tell her a little. I want her to be proud of me.
That night I began working with him. In what appeared to be a school room, he arrived looking like a seven-year-old version of his adult self. He was dressed in his best first-day-of-school clothes: a button-up short-sleeve shirt and blue dress pants. Completing his look was a fresh haircut. His blond hair had been gelled to create spikes. He carried a sharpened number two pencil and an unused, ruled notebook.
As he anxiously squirmed in his desk chair, he licked the tip of the pencil indicating he was ready to get down to business. He asked what our first lesson would be and without really knowing the answer, I said, “I want you to write ‘I believe in me.’”
His face fell and his shoulders slumped. That’s it? he asked with incredulity. That’s what you want me to write?!
Inwardly I smiled at his crestfallen look. “No,” I said. “I want you to believe it.”
With an open mouth, he stared at me as if I had just asked him to do something abhorrent.
And I had.
The next day, I told Sarah what had occurred and that I thought the Guys were urging me forward with Empowerment Counseling (a nice way of saying “couples therapy”) and that she was free to say no but would she and Dave consider coming to see me for a spiritual “counseling” session? Her response came within minutes; they were both on board.
Well, whaddya know?
A joint session was scheduled and that night, during another of Dave’s astral lessons, I asked him to use “I believe in me” in a sentence. Once again, his mouth fell open and he stared at me like I had sprouted horns and a spiked tail.
“This is where we must start, Dave,” I said. “The fact that you are genuinely struggling should be all the validation you need that this is important.”
His eyes rolled upward and then slammed shut. He pursed his lips and clenched his fist. Like a petulant child, he moaned, Awwww maaaaan!
The day of their session, I was filled with excitement. This felt right and even though I didn’t exactly know what this was going to look like, or how it would flow, I trusted it would be fine.
Dave was understandably nervous, and I couldn’t blame him. After all, Sarah was very familiar with Reiki, intuitive work and even the Guys, but he wasn’t. After a brief synopsis of what Reiki was, how my intuition worked and stating that I had asked for information which would serve both of them, I asked Dave to volunteer.
Being a good sport, he did. Once settled on the Reiki table, my validating intuitive gifts started to bubble forth. It felt so good to be back in the saddle again. After rambling off a series of knowing’s, Dave asked me how I was doing this.
“Have you talked to Sarah about this stuff?” he asked.
“Then how do you know this stuff?”
“’Cause I’m a Rockstar.”
As his time on the table was ending, Sarah left the room and I told Dave he had to believe in himself. I had earlier wondered if that information would bleed over into this session and it had. I also shared that he and I were working on spiritual lessons during the evening hours.
When Sarah returned, I was showing Dave the jade Reiki stone carrying a portion of the symbol that resembled what I had seen on his own spiritual heart. When I said the image’s name, the room grew quit.
“What did you say?” Sarah asked. I repeated the name.
To Sarah, Dave said, “Isn’t that what Thomas (their son) says about the angel he sees? Showcoo? Isn’t that the name he uses?”
I glanced at Sarah and saw her eyes were wide. She nodded and I broke out in goosebumps.
Next, it was Sarah’s turn. With her, I used different terminology and was even more direct in what I saw and knew. At one point, I heard Dave mumble that he was trying not to cry.
“You’re sensitive, Dave.” I said. “That’s a really good thing. This is a safe place to cry. Crying is the start of healing. Don’t hold back.” But he did, at least externally.
Then, in a voice that was full of honesty and emotion, he said, “I love you, Sarah.”
“Dave!” I said. “Bless your heart! I love that you freely tell your wife that in front of someone you’ve just met. Most men wouldn’t do that; they would be too intimidated or embarrassed.” Then I started crying, partly because of something that was going on in my life but mainly because the energy surrounding his admission was breathtakingly beautiful.
As Sarah’s portion finished, she took her seat next to Dave and he reached for – and then held – her hand. He told her again he loved her, and that this session was the best and coolest thing he had ever done. Then he said something that caused my breath to catch, “Sarah used to be the securest person I knew and now she’s insecure because of me.”
I was confused and alarmed by his statement. Having made it very clear during the session’s preamble that my “job” here wasn’t to place blame or point fingers, I quickly reviewed what I remembered from Sarah’s reading and couldn’t find anything that did so. I indicated, among other things, that her neck was pushed to one side, her spiritual heart was somewhat closed, her hips were out of alignment, and that the balls of her feet were swollen from being reactive. Truly, nothing out of the normal.
Seeking to clear this up, I asked, “What did I say that caused you to feel like this, Dave?”
“She’s reactive from dealing with me.”
Knowing a response was not needed, I lowered my eyes.
He repeated, “I love you, Sarah.”
As they were leaving, I noticed a difference in Dave’s energy. My earlier telepathic communication with him was accurate; he was ready. Once in the parking lot, I saw him pull Sarah into his arms. This caused tears to prick my eyes again but this time, instead of pain, I felt happiness knowing my Work was part of the reason for their embrace.
Jazzed and knowing this was all divinely inspired, I thought, Okay, I get it! I’m totally gonna offer this Empowerment Counseling thingy. This shit is my jam!
(Even though permission was granted, aliases were used.)