or, I wish somebody had explained this to me when I started out...
Since 1993 I have been reading and teaching the Tarot. The challenges I taught myself to overcome are now the strategies I cover in my Tarot Practitioner course. Here are my Top Ten:
1. I am not qualified
Imposter syndrome! We are terrified someone is going to call us out. Recognise you are not the font of all knowledge and have a community of experts you can call on if necessary.
2. I am not experienced
This is a big rabbit hole to go down. It is a self perpetuating block when you need experience to get experience. Regardless of time served the perfect client will come to the perfect practitioner to hear the perfect message. Give that message a voice, be brave.
3. I will say something wrong
We have all said the wrong thing. That is a human thing to do. Listen to your client, they will let you know if you are off track. You client will only hear what they need or want to hear. The message is not for you so free your intuition and say whatever comes forth.
4. I had a bad experience once
Bad experiences are relative and can be a delaying tactic driven by fear. The perfect practitioner will help you understand and override the mental block you are creating here.
5. I just have to heal one more thing
The mind is powerful and drives our fear. This one pops up when we are feeling most vulnerable. Breathe into your Soul and remember the passion for your craft. The fear will subside. Repeat as many times as you need.
6. Where do I start
When our creative mind is free to explore, it is overwhelming. Begin with the small wins and build from there.
7. Afraid of being judged
Trolling is a very real thing in this digital age. Build your community slowly from your regular clients or people you trust before you make the big global leap.
8. Offering your service for free
This can lead to burn out. I have so many reasons why this is not best practice that I cannot list them all here. Only do it for fun.
9. It’s all happening too fast
We are so used the negative that when life is free flowing we hardly recognise it. Surrender to the flow because this is what you have worked so hard for. Your Soul will not let you drown.
10. I feel alone
The end of any course can feel like you have been cast adrift. This is necessary until you find your confidence. Like The Hermit you must wander alone until the knowledge settles. Being comfortable in your aloneness is a necessary skill.
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