As well as all the lives I have helped in 40 years, I have on occasion had people yell at me, tell me off, challenge my insights and ‘you cannot just say that’ and judge my abilities harshly. While knowing where the emotions and thoughts come from, doesn’t make it easy to hear on occasion.
Practising a non-dualistic life doesn’t make it stress-free. (If unfamiliar with this term it means I life live more than just black or white. I experience a scale of complexities, a neutral, even equilibrium of somewhere in the middle, as well as take nothing personally.)
When I have insights into people’s lives, actions, reactions it at times triggers a visceral response of ‘Oh my gosh this is truly what’s happened, or I feel so stupid not to have seen this before’.
An example: I client of 63 years told me she couldn’t do a handstand because her back was not stable. Though I said that in evaluating her, I found her back muscles were incredibly strong and flexible. She responded by yelling I wasn’t a doctor and didn’t know anything. In explaining my evaluation, I found out that her Chiropractor and GP had evaluated her that week with a ‘False Positive’. Told 20 years earlier she had weak back muscles and spine. She exercised safely building her flexibility and strengths since then. Her trusted ‘professionals’ agist did not fathom she had, in fact, a fully mobile spine and strong back. She apologised. I suggestion was to find new doctors.
When our long-held beliefs are challenged (with verification to the contrary) our mind and emotion may have a delayed acceptance (sometimes not at all). When I question or bring to light the opposite of what you know, share my insights it can be a jolt. I usually receive a subdued response until absorbed, excitement and or ‘that explains it’.