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I recently received these two emails, which are similar in nature. These reactions are not an uncommon part of the process of opening to Spirit.
You, kindly, did a reading for me some time back (June, 1994). At that time you gently introduced me to realms/potentials which I had never experienced and which I stated to you I was “skeptical” of. I should apologize for my lack of receptivity/spiritual ignorance at the time.
Having retained the tape recording you gave me that day, I have since listened to it numerous times (committing it to memory) and have overcome my skeptical/limited nature through your conveyed messages and their correlation to my own life experiences/journey.
Though (as predicted) I have grown, to my discredit, I did not take full advantage of the expanse of time and path offered me, to catastrophic effect. Catastrophe is, sadly, an understatement.
I find myself at a forced crossroads of magnitude, where I don’t know where to turn. I’m not in the habit of asking for guidance from anywhere but within myself, but I am at a loss.
It is important to trust whatever path has led you to these realizations and to view wherever you are not as catastrophe, but as an opportunity to learn something or simply as a Challenge. This may not change the issue immediately, but what it will do is open your mind and awareness to more options in terms of dealing with the present moment. Whether events are viewed as disasters or opportunities makes a huge difference in your ability to believe you can respond creatively to a situation. A disaster or catastrophe is more likely to keep you in a reactive mode. It reinforces the idea that what is occurring is some kind of accident beyond your control; thinking in terms of opportunity or challenge opens you to the thought that there is a creative solution for every problem.
Fifteen years seems to us like a long time, but I’m quite certain it was 15 years spent learning other lessons. Spirit is often ahead of what we think of as a normal time frame. Many people report back to me after some times passes, “Now I know what was meant in my reading.” I’m not sure it matters how long it takes because we really do have Infinite Time on our side.
Question 2: (in response to a mail reading)
I was expecting to hear directly from my mom or grandparents or something … when I started reading the letter my initial reaction was, “this is feeling very non-specific and not related to me at all.” But, then something funny happened and it is difficult to describe. The more I read the more I was drawn into the narrative and it felt like it was talking directly to me and to places very deep inside of me. When I was finished reading (really, as I was reading) I was overwhelmed with a sense of peace, well-being, and love that was just remarkable. I was astonished. Later on, last night, I tried to access those anxieties and worries that we all go back to and scratch at like a scab … but I found that it was if that part of my brain was gone. It was weird. Have you heard this type of reaction before?
I plan on re-reading the letter because some of the instruction (about simplifying) and literally sleeping on my ideas I didn’t quite get my head around. But, I just wanted to say ‘thanks.’
First of all, skepticism is part of the Journey itself and, as such, needs to be respected. It is not easy to move from being in a world that demands careful analysis and detailed source information to back up ideas. The source of material that comes through a reading is often a conflict for people. Education and upbringing in our world today can be part of the conflict, as people believe they must ask these questions: What is the source of this material? Where does it originate? And, is it safe to believe in this? Because these questions are usually part of our education and upbringing in general they often accompany the process.
To open to Spirit is a Challenge; it is an opportunity to trust your heart and to learn in a new and different way. The lessons of Spirit are often not in a familiar, comfortable, or expected form. In particular, The Guides who work through me emphasize moving beyond form and getting to the heart of things. It’s a compassionate way to address your beliefs and to make you aware of the thoughts that create your entire world.
It took me some years to appreciate what I was doing. I would have liked nothing more than to dazzle people with names of dead relatives and details I could not possibly know. Occasionally this happens, but more often than not the readings are metaphysical lessons and spiritual in form. I have often been impatient myself when I am aware of what I judge as vague or non-specific information. When channeling I’m often aware of my own “separate” thoughts on a different track. Gradually, with feedback like I received with these two emails, I came to have confidence that The Guides were talking with specific intent to people and saying exactly what individuals need to hear.