The assumption is often made that I do not believe in God, or have any recognized faith. I never comment on my beliefs simply because I feel it is one of the most private things about a person; their connection with whoever or whatever created them. What I do ask people to consider, however, is exactly what do they think that it takes to sit down in front of a perfect stranger, day in and day out, often over the phone or by email, and trust that when you open your mouth you won’t make a compete and utter fool of yourself? If that doesn’t take faith, then I don’t know what does!
I take no credit whatsoever for the information, guidance or wisdom which comes through me. I am unshakeable around this. What I am willing to take credit for, however, is the sheer hell that I have gone through to go from being a total skeptic… to doing what I do today. This work involves a complete absence of ego, total acceptance and utter trust. Needless to say, trust is what my life lessons have been all about.
I am still humbled every single time someone places their trust and the story of their life in my hands. I work extremely hard never, ever to abuse that trust. Unfortunately I work in a field that can be exceedingly ego-based, often with a frightening lack of ethics and no sense of responsibility. I console myself that this fits the description of many other professions and careers, and I focus on being true to who I am and doing the work the best I know how.
© Shena Meadowcroft