You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?
What an interesting question.
I have to admit that I started wondering if I would do it at all. Would the palm reader really get me to give in and let her read my palm?
I used to have a pretty strong opinion when it comes to things like this. Reading palms and also in regards to tarot cards. I do find though, that my opinion starts to shift. I find myself more open to those things now. Especially the cards. I realize that my interest in it slowly increases (mostly thanks to you, Element). And yet, I still stay away from the palm reading. It just seems weird to me. I guess my hesitation comes from knowing that there are many people out there who misuse it. And I don’t want someone like this messing with my head.
So here’s my dilemma: Although I am extremely curious to hear what a palm reader would have to say, I kind of don’t want to know. And still I do. Doesn’t make sense, I know. I would love to hear what she would tell me about me. Not about my future. I would be curious to hear if she gets it right, trying of course to not reveal anything about me.
I remember years ago, when I came across a woman who was doing astrological analyses of partnerships between horses and their riders. I was writing an article about her and was interviewing her. I thought it was all a bit nonsense. The more I listened to what it was really all about the more I got interested. You should know that she did not know me at all. I also didn’t give her any hints about my struggles or my horses behavior “issues”. When I was done with the interview, I asked her if she could analyze me and my horse. All I had to do was giving her birthday, birth time and place of both of us.
When I got the file I was stunned. Not only did she get the relationship between us totally right, she also described my horse to the dot. What blew my mind though was what she wrote about me. I felt like she went through all my different life stages with me, in my head, in my heart.
That moment made me so much more open to accepting that some kind of reading can be done. And yet, the palm and card reading still seemed suspicious to me. After all, what she did was nothing entirely new. You always read horoscopes, the alignment of the starts influences this planet and they influence us. I could grasp it more easily.
I started to look a little further into it and what I found was really interesting. I wondered how it could be that there were so many people on this planet born on the same day at the same time but in different places and they would end up being different. What other influences were there?
What she taught me about astrology blew my mind. There were so many interesting bits and pieces. It would go to far to list all of them and frankly, I wouldn’t be able to properly explain it all. But this day, this article, this interview opened a door for me.
There’s the other side, that still remains. I know how much creativity can go into the horoscopes you read everywhere. I used to be the assistant of the editor in chief for a new magazine years ago. It was all sports related. We had an intern and didn’t really know what to do with her. So someone decided that she could write horoscopes (sports related) for the magazine. You know, the weekly ones.
I remember how the intern and I looked at the editor in chief who thought it would be a great idea. Our intern mentioned that she wouldn’t be able to write a horoscope as she would lack knowledge. You probably guess the answer: She was told to simply come up with something. Keep it positive to not freak out anyone and just write something. Done… So ever since then I look at those horoscopes in a entirely different angle.
So there I was and still am, knowing how much of those horoscopes are simply made up nonsense that apply to everyone, everywhere. On the other side with this knowledge that there is actually something to properly done astrology.
Now what to make of it? I guess in the end it comes down to the fact that I’m worried about being told something really negative.
Would I want someone to read my palm? I think I’m not there just yet. Would I want someone to read cards for me? Maybe…
But to get back to the initial question: What would the palm reader tell me?
I tell you what: If I’d know what she would tell me I’d probably most definitely would not need her to read my palm as I would already know what she would tell me.
Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Life Line