Do you really want to know?

A client came for consultation wanting to know if there was a proverbial pot of gold waiting for him at the end of the rainbow.  He was hanging his hopes on this pot of gold that he believed would solve all of his problems. 


I asked him to consider what it would mean for him if we proceeded with consultation and the answer was 'No'.  Was he prepared for that possibility?  He thought he was, and so we went ahead.

Well, guess what?  The answer was 'No'.  He did not take it well.


I came away from this with a conviction that some questions are not meant to be asked.  I’m talking about the really big things, the stuff that dreams are made of: the top job, the knight in shining armor, the winning ticket, the mansion overlooking the ocean.  The 'happily ever after.'  The breakthrough that would transform your life if it happened.  The thing you’d ask for if a genie appeared and offered to grant you one wish.


Is that big dream something you really want to ask about?  Imagine getting 'No' for an answer.  No, you won’t get that dream job.  Your business will never take off.  You’ll be single for the rest of your life.  The money will never come.


How would you respond to hearing that?


If hearing 'No' would break your spirit, put out your fire, take away your hope, then please: don’t ask! Hope is a precious thing and must be safeguarded.


We must pursue our dreams because they are part of who we are at our core, in our heart.  Maybe the very seeking of this dream leads you to other things along the way, beautiful and important things that you’d miss if you were to give up or turn away. 


Maybe it really is about the journey and not the destination, as the saying goes!


I believe that some things are not meant to be known ahead of time.  Perhaps this is why the seers in film are often depicted as ugly and horrible.  (Consider the oracles in The 300 or the witches in Clash of the Titans to understand what I’m talking about.)


The fact that we can, and do, make accurate predictions using horary astrology is a remarkable gift.  Let's use it wisely!


The photo used above is by Pip R. Lagenta, "The Lamp." Source: Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons License.