I got a voicemail from my colleague, Virginia Waldron, the other day. She was audibly upset, so I called her back right away.
“You won’t believe what just happened,” she began when I got her on the phone. “Our cleaning lady just quit!”
She was talking about the cleaning lady we had just hired a couple of weeks ago. The cleaning lady who came highly recommended from the office of the doctor who rents us the building that is the Roseheart Center. I was surprised, to say the least, and a bit dismayed, because none of us at Roseheart have the time to clean the offices.
“What? Really? What happened?” I asked, confused. “Is she alright?”
The story unfolded. Apparently, our new cleaning lady, who had cleaned a total of one time for us (and did a wonderful job), had decided that she couldn’t work for us. Why? Brace yourselves: she was “uncomfortable” with what we do there.
When Virginia told me that, I was floored. Really? And what are we doing that should make her so uncomfortable, I wondered? My colleague admitted that she had been too shocked to ask.
But I still wonder, to this day, why anything we do would make anyone “uncomfortable.” We are healers — body, mind and spirit. Is that a bad thing, to include Spirit in the healing equation? There are 3 of us, all independent practitioners, at Roseheart. Virginia is a certified consulting hypnotist that specializes in Past Life and Life Between Life regression, who also communicates with angels. I am a shamanic life & wellness coach who is also a certified consulting hypnotist, and Laura is a massage therapist who is also a Reiki Master. None of these things are dangerous. All of them are methods of healing for people who want to include Spirit in the mix. All of them are compatible with most belief systems, and everything we do comes from the heart. We are good people doing good things for the world, doing our part to help move us all forward as a species.
And seriously — it’s a job. We pay good money! “Uncomfortable?!”
I was a bit taken aback that such a young woman would be so fearful in this Age of Enlightenment, and in the United States of America. It saddens and disappoints me that people still don’t realize that many roads lead to the same place, and that there are as many ways to connect with the Divine as there are people in the world. Nobody’s way is the “one true way,” and people who think they have the corner on that “one true way” need to get over themselves. I feel very sorry for people who can’t recognize good work when they see it, even if it isn’t necessarily their way.
I will continue to do my work to brighten the world. I recommend that we all do, in our way, and join hands to help each other, no matter our spirituality. Let’s work to try to help people understand that just because they may not understand doesn’t mean it’s BAD.
In the meantime, we could use a cleaning person at the Roseheart Center, twice a month. Only those who can co-exist with people following alternative spiritualities need apply.