How to work with “Woo-Woo”
I was not always into “woo-woo”, reiki, tarot and crystal healing. In truth I was scared of the psychic and spiritual realms thanks to a christian up-bring and hollywood. But then it found me and I then realized what a fantastic complement it is to all I have traditionally grown up with and learned in the world – it is now part of my spiritial journey. So I wondered “Why aren’t more people doing this?”. But it didn’t take long to find more people into Woo-Woo and as a result in recent years I have found myself not having to explain myself as much, because it is becoming popular! I wrote a blog a little while ago exploring why in my opinion it has become more popular (WHY HAS REIKI, TAROT AND CRYSTALS BECOME MORE POPULAR & THE BEST WAY TO WORK WITH THEM?). I won’t go into it here but what I do want to provide is a little check-list for you to help you get the best experience with it.
Woo-woo can be an amazing asset to your self-help tool box. But like anything new in your life don’t throw out all your own conventions, wisdom and intuition. At the end of the day the people who are offering ‘woo-woo’ are people too, they don’t always get it right, and don’t have all the answers. Don’t give your power away to others, see what they have to offer and how you can incorporate it into your life to be fabulous. That being said here are my tips on the best way to work with reiki, tarot and crystals…
- Explore different areas and only pick up what feels right for you. There are so many ways you can work on yourself to get similar results. For example to do a relaxing meditation you might find it hard or not helpful to listen to a guided meditation that your friend loves or swears by, you might like silence or music or going for a walk. And that is 100% ok, go with what works for you.
- Don’t work with too many practices and people at the same time you can get confused. Sometimes I see clients who are seeing me and 3 other people like me. Or try everything at the same time, oils, crystals and meditation. Work one modality at time, appreciate and master the gifts of that one practice for a while. Once you have got all you can get from that practice or person choose something else next to work on or to incorporate into your tool box of “woo woo” support. Our problem did not take 1 day to be manifest, so it can make sense that sometimes a solution takes time too – give it that time. Our spiritual solutions are like our own little recipe that we need to discover and modify depending where we are in our lives eg. a cup of tarot, a table spoon of essential oil and bake for 20 mins with mindfulness every morning. There is no right or wrong, only what works for you.
- Do your homework on the modality of woo-woo and the person facilitating the practice – can you see yourself working with that person? – do you feel like they will support you? – can you trust them with your problem? If you don’t get that vibe don’t go to that person or practice. We are all wired differently, honor that! Seeing a practitioner should be like seeing any traditional professional or non-woo practitioner, they are upfront, you know what to expect and they support you.
- Trust your-self. Something I like to do when I feel overwhelmed with choices is just ask the universe/god/guides/higher-self and wait. I just say , ok universe you can see I am really stuck in problem x, can you please guide me to the best person or thing that can help me! Sometimes it can take a little while for the answer and all I do is watch and observe – don’t worry if it takes time to get the answer. When you watch and wait, the answer will come in a conversation, a social media post/email, an article, listening to the radio or watching television and sometimes an idea will pop into my head when I least expect it to.
At the end of the day you are a magical manifesting person, who deserves an amazing life, full of love and joy, have fun exploring what tools aid you in being that person. Continue to be curious, to question and to explore to find the ‘woo-woo’ that works for you.
I would love to hear about your story!