My entry into the fields of tarot, mediumship, and psychic-work-in-general was punctuated by some extra-special lessons about boundaries, and an abundance of instruction on the importance of such.
My boundaries have been tested.
I’ve had strangers bombard my Facebook Page with the same question over and over, despite the fact that I had already answered them, clarified, and given them extra resources.
I’ve had requests for free readings, and requests to change my rules.
I’ve gotten strange demands from past clients. (”Get on Skype…we gotta talk.” Excuse me!?!?)
In the face of people who don’t understand that I’m a human, not a machine, and that I won’t be taken advantage of, I do an excellent job of maintaining those boundaries.
Delete. Ignore. Block. Ban. Cut cords. Easy.
And yet, by most other people’s standards, it would look like my boundaries are absolute shit.
I’m friends on Facebook with some of my clients. I regularly chat with some of them also. I answer my own emails, and make it extremely easy for people to contact me.
And this is why - not everyone is out to take advantage of you. This world is not made up of clients, and clients alone.
I don’t want to close the door and isolate myself in some barren fortress where my work is my work, and no one else gets to sit at my table. Goodness, I’m an introvert as it is and I work from home. Loneliness, getting choked off from a flow of thoughts, ideas, and energy? No thanks.
I’m sharing this because I want people to understand that boundaries can be flexible. You can have the best of both worlds.
Use your discretion. By all means, shut the door on the rabid individuals who want to suck every last bit of energy and information out of you that they can. But please, also look for the friendly faces. The soul-siblings who see you as a whole person, and who would love to share their experience of life with you in a way that’s enriching for everyone.
Unless, of course, you really want to go-it-alone. As always, you do you.
I want my fortress to be full of light.
So here’s a little shout-out to those people who have entered my life as clients, but who have stuck around as peers and teachers.
I am so grateful for you.