So often we have a framework in our lives that we use daily and all the time without thinking and sometimes it serves us well. Things are in their place, if you look at our image you will see that in the same way this provides a certain structure and order.
Let me take a moment to humour you... imagine what a mess it would be, if it fell over!
Then look again, at the image, you will see that there are several monkeys in the “pack” and that reminded me of the time long ago that I had a pet marmoset monkey called Bobby. I realise that for some of you Northern Hemisphere people this could be unusual but here in South Africa this is a common place thing. Squirrel monkeys, capuchin and marmoset’s are some of the favourites for many people.
Back to Bobby, he started to “brandwag” that is to say that he was becoming very territorial as if me and my family were one of his pack.
An example of this was that he started to “over lord” at our small holding, by not allowing anybody on the premises if I wasn’t at home. Next to the entrance gate, there was a big tree where Bobby used to stay until I got home. He was very protective of me and our small farm plot; if anyone tried to gain access to it he would bite them.
One week I had a client who arrived for their reading and as per usual I made us some tea and I started the reading. The minute I had the card deck spread, Bobby ran over the desk and all the cards landed on the floor. Needless to say he was nowhere to be found. I collected everything from the floor and re-spread the pack. If round one was not enough, that cheeky monkey, Bobby came back for a second one! KPOW!! All the cards landed on the floor again!
I knew that this was going to continue like this so it forced me to reschedule the appointment for another day and offer my apologies to the client. I am sure that you will agree having the right atmosphere for this work is vital. I learned that day that monkey business and sixth senser work doesn’t mix well. That was Bobby’s last day parading around clients, from that day on he was safe in his cage long before the clients arrived.
So I guess that rascal taught me several lessons that day, we have times when we have to be professional and keep those cards in the stand. Check out the image again the monkey is in the stand – he is in check! Safe and one of the “pack”.
Then there are other days when we all need a bit of attention and the monkey in all of us is on the loose and then sometimes life just seems to throw the pack back at us.
Do you follow the pack mentality? It is all choices; but what we choose to do with this time and happenings can make the difference between irritation and inspiration.