The Problem with Yes or No Divination

I have a love/hate relationship with working at fairs. It’s great to get out there and rub shoulders with colleagues, do readings for new folks, and I have learned a ton even in the relatively few events I’ve worked.

It’s also utterly exhausting being “on,” energetically open for eight hours straight, and there’s no telling who is going to walk in and sit down in front of you. Some people’s energy feels great, but not everyone’s.  This is why I blew the fuel pump on my van leaving my first fair! I was spent.

This conflict is also reflected in my manifested reality. The last couple of fairs I was signed to work, I found myself dreading the demands approaching the fair but worse, I had issues honoring my commitment. Now, this wasn’t conscious or planned–a trip to the Emergency room is never on my agenda! But I don’t believe in coincidence, either, so I have to ask myself, “Why?”

When I was invited to work at an upcoming Spirit Fair, I thought long and hard before responding. I don’t want to commit and then have some kind of emergency surface. I needed to understand. So that’s when I pulled out my pendulum.

“Would it be in the highest good of all concerned if I worked this upcoming fair?” Pretty straightforward question, right? I was fully expecting to see a “Yes,” telling me to suck it up and just do it.

But instead of a clear answer, I got back-and-forth, my pendulum’s way of saying “no answer for now.” I tried re-wording the question a half dozen ways and got the same each time. Ack! So I put it away, puzzled, putting off the decision. If I’m gonna ask for the help, it behooves me to listen. And hold off means hold off. So I waited.

A week or so went by. With the signup deadline looming and really needing to commit, I pulled it out again and repeated my questioning. I was frustrated to see the same non-committal responses as before.

What am I doing wrong? But just then, something clicked in my head…

“If I approach this fair with an attitude of service and giving back, would it be in the highest good of all concerned if I work there?” Clear yes!

“And if I approach this fair with an attitude of obligation, would it be in the highest good of all concerned if I work there?” Absolute no.

Bing, bing, bing! We have a winner and I have a better understanding of what I need to do to make this experience a healthy and helpful one. I signed on to work at the fair, with the plans to read on a donation/love offering basis. It’s a service!

This is the challenge inherent in asking the pendulum or the cards or any divination tools Yes or No–we want these tools to make our decisions for us sometimes when the point of power is always our own. I’m certainly not immune to wanting to side-load the responsibility off on my pretty rock hanging on a chain. But the pendulum wouldn’t have it. I’m glad.

What’s your experience using Yes or No divination?

Dixie at Haunted Atchison Spirit Fair October 29, 2011

401 Santa Fe Street Atchison, Kansas 66002

Atchison, KS is well known for ghosts.

“For more than 150 years, residents of this riverside town and its visitors have reported strange occurrences and the presence of otherworldly entities. As the hub of Westward migration in the late 1800s, thousands of pioneers embarked upon journeys here, launching from Atchison by wagon train, steamboat or the new Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Maybe it was that displacement, those trials that kept spirits here. Maybe it’s the abundance of water porous limestone that reportedly holds spirits. Maybe it’s just that today’s Atchisonians are more open to the possibility that ghosts and other spirits do exist. Whatever the reason, thousands of people flock to Atchison each year to experience the paranormal, whether through leisurely tours, dinner events or paranormal investigation.

This year, Atchison is proud to host its first annual Atchison Spirit Fair. Join us at historic Theatre Atchison, which has its own unique paranormal history, as we host a collection of psychics, media, readers, therapists and much more!  –Haunted Atchison

They are having their first ever Spirit Fair and I’m going to be there. It’s the Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe Street, Atchison, KS on Saturday, October 29 from 10am – 5pm.  And it’s a  haunted Theater. Maybe I’ll find out  I’m a medium–har! :laugh:

I’m excited, although it’s too bad I’ll be working and not able to run around town checking out all the thrills and chills. It just sounds like a lot of fun! A cemetery tour,  paranormal investigators, dinner with the spirits…great for Scorpio Season. Cool, huh? Come on out if you can!

Have you ever done any ghost hunting?

Reading Tarot at the Kansas City Spirit Fair, February 26 & 27, 2011

Sunday, Feb 26 noon-6pm
Saturday, Feb 27
noon-7pmFree General Admission!
Best Western Inn & Conf Center
501 Southwest Blvd
KCKS 66103

I’ll be reading Tarot at the Kansas City Spirit Fair, February 26 and 27, 2011. Since this is my first fair (I know! You’d have thought by now, I’d have done one, but no!), I’ll be reading for “Love Donations.” It’s a chance to meet new folks and give back some some of the blessings I’ve enjoyed from attending psychic fairs. I’ll be there for the whole time, so if you’re within range, I’d love to see you!

And if you haven’t ever gotten to attend an Angel Messages/Billets session with Cyndy Green, you’re missing out! Cyndy and Tidbit are fun, helpful and hilarious all at once. I’ve been amazed at the insights I’ve taken from the ones I’ve attended. Highly recommended.

I’m excited.