Questions and answers

By: Rebecca Liston

If chicken soup were the answer, you can bet I would be serving it up.

If it were tea, same goes.

Heck, even if it was some rare whiskey that had to be purchased from an elder in Peru, after I climbed a mountain, barefoot, in the rain, with no coat, and a hungry llama that nibbled my hair at every turn, I would get that for you and give you a bottle.

Bottom line: I would get you the answers you wanted if I could.

As an Intuitive, what I DO is help people find answers. It’s what I have been trained for. It’s what I have studied. It’s what I have done for a living for half of my life.

And I am really, really good at it. 

Most of the time.

But for some questions, there just aren’t answers to find. And this is, quite honestly, puts us Intuitives in a bit of a Pickle.

I cannot tell you when life will be back to “normal.” I cannot tell you what “normal” even is. I cannot tell you what is “really going on” or if there is even anything at all “really going on.” I cannot tell you if your children will be safe or if the planet will reject human life before the end of the next decade. And no, I don’t know who will win the U.S. election…although I’ve been known to place a bet from time to time on such things.

And so you see, this is The Pickle: Helping people find answers is what I do. And when the questions that are being asked of me are the ones to which there are no answers, it’s a Pickle in which I then find myself.

I am, however, not one to wallow in said Pickle.

Instead, I redirect my clients…and we change the questions. We focus on ones to which we can find answers, such that meaning can become clear and movement can result. 

What would your life be like if it were to be the best life you could live, even with everything that’s “going on?”

What are the steps you can take to bring that life to reality?

How do you feel about the work that you are doing in the world today?

Does that need to shift and change in any way to better match Who You Are?

How do you feel about the way in which you do business? Does it allow for your family’s needs to be met, along with your own?

Are you grounded in your Self such that you, Dear One, will always be “okay,” even if surrounded by chaos? Are you able to be the eye in the storm?

(Even as I type that last bit, “Are you able to be the eye in the storm,” I get goose bumps. So profound!)

These are the questions I can help answer. This is the work I was born to do. And while it may not entail a long hike up a mountainside in Peru with an ear-nibbling llama at my side, it’s still pretty satisfying if I do say so myself. 

So what’s the moral of this story, you ask?

Great question.

The moral, Dear Reader, is this: If the answers you seek are un-find-able, ask different questions. Keep yourself – and your friendly neighbourhood Intuitives – out of the Pickle that arises when the only questions asked are un-answer-able. In this way you’ll find meaning for your Self, and movement can result…one question, one answer, at a time. 

Big love, 

Rebecca Liston is cofounder and business intuitive at Las Peregrinas, a creative and consulting agency. She specializes in anchoring folks in a clear-eyed understanding of which path is theirs for the taking. She’s got one foot in the land of the subtle and unseen, and the other foot firmly planted in the land of ruthless pragmatism. Oh, and she swears like a sailor, which makes us love her more.

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