In all my long years, I have never had this done. Probably because I have never been in the same room as someone giving readings in this way, and also because my logical mind prevented me seeking it out. Long before a tea bag had been invented, my mother would talk to me about the tea leaves in my cup, and speak of people who could read them. I would gaze into the slop at the bottom, and see... tea leaves. It was meaningless.
Since Saturday all that has changed. Now I get it.
A beautiful older lady, with eyes as dark as coals, sat on a little chair in the Community Hall. I brought a cup of loose leaf tea from the gentleman in the kitchen and carried over to sit opposite her. She encouraged me to drink it, which I did, and when I had almost finished, she told me to swirl the tea leaves around and around and then tip the whole thing upside down onto a saucer. The cup she took, and after settling for a moment (my energy was all over the place - it had been a busy morning) she began to tell me about me.
It was fascinating and charming and so accurate it made my eyes water! As the words came forth I wrote everything down on a piece of paper. As the truth flowed my hands began to shake as I realised how transparent I am, and how truly connected we all are. When you are skilled and confident and you tune in to someone, you know them. Rather like my previous post when I spoke about gazing into the eyes of a stranger for a full 6 minutes... after a while you see the Life in the other and recognise it as your own. The illusion of separation is gone. Our threads of connection become obvious and loving, and the flow of life experience becomes shared - not in a 'fly on the wall', nosy-parker kind of way - quite the opposite actually - but in a gentle blending sense, which gives rise to a truer understanding of what it means to be a part of the human race.
The lady with the eyes as deep as the Universe, told me of a guide I have and when she described him I thought of my dream in which I saw the rainbow head of a North American Indian, sticking up out of the ground. There is a sketch of him on this website. She told me much about my family and our circumstances. There were many specifics in there too, which have taken my breath away. From a quantum perspective, where all things in all ways have already happened and are happening right now, it isn't so hard to see how a skilled person could see the probabilities existing right now in the energy fields of another. I can't do it! But then I don't believe I can. It is the belief in your God given gifts and senses that make it possible. When you know you can dissolve the masks, barriers and cloaks we hide behind, they simply do not exist. Most of us believe in them so much, we make them real simply with the power of our own limiting, fearful thoughts.
I loved this process. I felt loved. And I felt great love for this dear lady, so charming, kind and sure of her abilities. I know nothing about her, but I do know her.
Imagine a world when we all have this capability! Everyone could see right through everyone else. No dark and dismal hiding places to harbor dark thoughts - all is visible and in the light. It makes me wonder at 2000 years of demonizing skills such as these. To make them out to be the exact opposite of what they truly are, was crafty indeed. What a clever plan to make people fear their own power, make it out to be sinful, and for all the centuries keep those who wish to hold others subjugated, at the top of the pyramid. As a strategy, you have to agree, it was a blinder.
But times, and technology, have changed. As with all things in the Universe, change WILL come in the end, and quickly too with conscious awareness.
So, as always, the question is... 'What do we want?' and 'How do we want this world to be?'
When we are sure, and when we are no longer afraid to be happy and content, our world will reflect it back to us. When we see through the illusions we have created ourselves, we will see the Truth. And when you ask to see the Truth with an open heart, the Truth will not be withheld from you.
It's all there... in the Tea Leaves.