Our greatest asset and largest stumbling block is our ability to make meaning out of our experiences of the world.  Which includes the stories/gossip/urban legends we hear, the infotainment we gather from TV, the myths and stories we get through movies, and all of the information/memes/propaganda/news we get from the internet in various forms.  It’s an asset to us as it helps us survive and thrive in the crashing waves of input we move through each day.  It’s also great for trivia games and creating new means to explore our universe, which allows us to go fan crazy over NASA scientists who shave their heads in decorative ways.

But it can be a liability in that is can also prevent us from experiencing new things.  Because if we think we know what we are experiencing, we don’t explore, we don’t try, we don’t take chances and therefore we miss opportunities.  Or we just don’t take in what we are actually seeing and hearing and feeling.  We screen it out like it doesn’t exist.  Which is a really common occurrence for my students in the Akashics.  Usually they are able to experience all the visual, audio, sensorial information that comes their way, but they are really stuck when it comes to communication.  Because they think they know when in fact they don’t know what they don’t know.

In many indigenous cultures there are myths about a time before humanity when the animals were able to communicate with each other.  In modern times we mistake this for talking, but that’s anthropomorphizing.  Communicating, expressing meaning and ideas and feelings telepathically and telempathically, is what is actually meant and having this concept at an early age helps these cultures retain and maintain a respect for and right relationship with animals and the environment.  Which makes working the Akashics a bit easier because those of us with this concept in our psyche assume that everything can talk to us regardless of form.

It’s something I remind my students of often.  Just because your guide is an animal doesn’t mean it can’t communicate and I don’t just mean like an animal.  It’s your guide, like a tour guide, and therefore has quite a bit of knowledge and meaning to communicate directly to you, mind to mind, heart to heart.  But, in my experience, they don’t feel the need to fill empty space with social banter and they are there to support people, not to teach or lead or mentor them through the experience.  So if the student doesn’t speak to them, they don’t speak up.  They just do what is required and wait patiently.  So when the students ask me “What does it mean?”  I refer them back to their animal guide, who most certainly has a plethora of answers.  Somewhat like the PhD when asked about the subject of their thesis.  Ask and the answers will start to flow.  The same goes for those who appear in human form and for the Librarians they will meet later in the class.

So if you have a question, don’t assume.  Ask.