Sometimes I get so ticked off at other palmists. Not the ones I know personally, but those other people out there, touting themselves as healers and palm readers who are acting in simply shameful ways.
Last night I met a colleague for the first time in person. I’d always felt that she was a little chill toward me — and I couldn’t figure out why. I wrote it off as my own inferiority complex and fears of rejection and the fact that the majority of our interactions happen on line in various social media venues.
When we met she was gracious and delightful and her eyes were full of light and dancing. She had insightful questions about using hands to help real people in the real world.
Then she pointed to my hand
specifically to that little fork toward the bottom of my life line – where it wraps around the Mount of Venus (that cushy spot below your thumb) and asked, with urgency, “What does that mean?!”
She showed me that she had one too.
I told her that I liken it to a reminder of an event that happened in our earliest years that is in direct alignment with our “stuff” (what I also refer to as Life Lesson or Massive Growth Opportunities). Sometimes I’ll refer to it as a bitter pill. You know, when you get an aspirin stuck in your throat? That feeling and taste sticks with you and that’s what this mark is all about. Something that sticks with you.
My colleague asked, “so this isn’t going away?”
“It’s possible, but not likely.”
“Does it go away when you completely deal with whatever it is in the past?”
“Possible, but as much as I’d like to think that I completely heal and learn all facets of my primal wound and lesson, I suspect it’s a lifelong process. So it will probably be here for the long haul.”
She seemed relieved.
Then she showed me that she had the same thing on HER dominant hand.
We chatted a bit about childhood and healing and epiphanies and then she told me,
“I had my hands read a long time ago and the palmist told me that this was sign of a life altering illness and I’ve been carrying that around ever since.”
While she didn’t say exactly how long ago that was, I suspect it’s been more than a decade.
This is what gets me about these so-called palm readers. Making bold statements like that can alter the life of someone. And not in a good way. It’s just not cool.
My entire way of being in the world is based on the belief that every single person on the planet has free will. So how could I predict whether or not someone might or might not face a debilitating illness?
Surely, a bitter pill in the hand can lead to challenges (physical or otherwise) if the pill is not faced and dealt with. Life is full of opportunities to face challenges and trauma and come out stronger and more well than when you started. On the flip side, if you’ve got a childhood trauma that you’re repressing or are not willing to face – it’s eventually going to catch up with you. Your choice though what you do with it.
The bottom line is this – palmistry is an amazing tool for gaining clarity, working through the tough stuff and creating a map for the best version of our lives. It’s NOT a game, nor a fortune-telling device where your future is set in stone.
Everything in your hands can change – depending on the choices you make.
If you’ve ever had a palmistry reading with someone who scared the beejesus out of you – tell me about it in the comments – I’ll help you figure out what’s really going on in your hand, okay?