Thursday, August 16, 2007

Exhausted, but Happy

It's 10:43pm and I've just gotten home from the 4th annual Healing Touch Spa Party, which Preston Wynne Spa puts on at their Hotel Los Gatos location. The purpose of the evening is to raise money and awareness for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, a group that aids victims of domestic abuse. Theresa and I did Tarot Readings all night long...I think each of us saw about 10 clients.

Phew, what a whirlwind! I'm exhausted, but happy. It's that really satisfying feeling of knowing that I spent my time well, volunteering for a good cause. Many of the Tarot readings I did tonight were right on, too, which always makes for a good feeling. One client even seemed to tear up a bit, because the cards said she had to let go of something that wasn't serving her, that she was being pushed to the point of exhaustion, and that she needed to start from scratch. It really resonated with her, and I could tell it was a painful topic and she shied away from sharing too much.

But there were a couple clients for whom it wasn't that apropos...those are always hard, because I always feel like I've done a bad job. Usually the cards are not wrong though, so perhaps it is simply that the person I'm reading for doesn't want to admit to their truth, or is not yet aware of their truth.

In any case, I was glad to see several Pavia clients there...apparently they had seen my newsletter and decided to join in on the fun. I know our goal was to raise $50,000 in one night, but this year they took the ticket prices up so attendance was much lower. Of course, that meant we could do 15-minute readings instead of just 10, so we were able to delve further into a topic. Overall, I am satisfyingly tired - reading for clients like that takes a huge amount of energy - I just hope I don't get sick because I'm covering the front desk for one of my staff tomorrow. Off to bed!

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