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Pebbles for Thoughts,Donna M Thomas,Mystic,Author
Pebbles for Thoughts,Donna M Thomas,Mystic,Author

Forming Your Questions

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Donna M Thomas Meditating

 

Hello there, Donna here.  

I’ve been on both the asking and receiving end of questions. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years on how to get an answer to the question I really have.  

What these readings are:

Before contemplating your questions, I highly recommend reading through the page, Mystic Personal Readings. 

How many questions should I prepare?

If you are having a Personal Reading, the sessions are 60-minutes in length, of which the reading is about 50-minutes. Typically, anywhere from five to eight questions will be answered, depending on the depth of the question/answer.

If you are attending a Gathering, you will have the opportunity to ask one question.

How to frame/form your question(s):

Generally speaking, the more well-thought-out and detailed the question is, the more detailed the answer. I cannot stress enough that the consciousness you bring to your question has a direct affect on the depth of answer you will receive.

I suggest giving focused thought to what will help you gain further understanding and insight into what’s going on (so you can find more peace, make more effective choices, etc.), then read the following in preparing your question:

1) Write your question(s) down.  

When the energies of the Guiding Souls come in, one’s thinking sometimes get a little hazy. I highly recommend having your questions prepared and written down before arriving to your Personal Reading or Gathering.

2) Give a brief, clear background.  

Frame your question so that it’s straightforward in terms of what’s happening and where you are with regard to the issue. 

  • For instance, saying, “Tell me about Jane” is vague.
    • An example of a more straightforward question might be: “Jane and I have been in an on again/off again relationship for 5 years. She waffles back and forth about what she wants in terms of commitment.  This is very hard on me. I’m starting to feel that maybe I should move on and stop waiting.” Then ask what you want to know, such as: “Can you give me deeper insight into what’s going on in our relationship?
  • Another example of a vague question, “Are my health issues serious?”
    • A more straightforward question might be: “I have been told I have (what’s been diagnosed). In addition to the medication that’s been prescribed, can you tell me what else I can do emotionally, mentally or physically to help heal myself?
    • OR, “My doctor thinks I’ve got (what’s been diagnosed). From a spiritual perspective, can you give me insight into why this is occurring, and what there is for me to learn from it?

3)  Ask what you want to know.

Below is an example of a general question and a few specific.  One is not better than the other!  But if one wishes for a specific answer, the question wants to be equally specific.  Again, think in terms of what in particular you wish to have insight into.

  • General:
    • Should I do (A or B)?”
  • Examples of more specific questions:
    • If I do (A), what might the outcome look like?
    • I feel (B) is the right choice.  Why do I feel so afraid to do it?” 
    • Or, “What are some of the benefits and/or challenges I might experience if I choose (A)?

4)  Ask one question at a time.

In an effort to get as much information as possible, sometimes people ask multi-layered questions. I have found that the more one asks in a single question, the more general answer one often gets. 

Example of a multiple-layered question:

  • What would be the benefits if I did (A) over (B), and how do you think I should go about it?  And what has stopped me from being able to see which is the best choice?”

Example of a single question:

  • I see benefits in both (A) and (B). (Offer examples of some of the benefits you see.) What other benefits (or possible challenges) do you see?” (Then, if you want more detail, ask a more clarifying question.)

5)  Prioritize your questions.

The reading portion of your session will last 50 minutes. So that you can get your most pressing questions answered first, I recommend listing them in order of importance.  

Misc. Notes:

  • About asking intimate details about another: Be mindful that due to people’s privacy, the amount of personal details in answers about those not present may be limited. 
  • After they’ve finished answering a question, they’ll say something like, “Do you understand?” or “Does this help?” If you’re having a Personal Reading and want more clarification, feel free to ask a follow up question. If you got what you needed and wish to move on, simply say, “Yes” and ask your next question. 
  • Note — In case you didn’t read this from my Mystic Personal Readings page, here is the answer I received when asking the Guiding Souls a question about making predictions:

    We see that with your question comes other questions which are these: “Is there such a thing as predictability?  Is there such a thing as predicting the future?  Is there  such a thing as the Akashic Records where all time is present and accounted for?”  Our answer is this, we can see all from past times [including accumulated karma] as well as what occurs through all time. With this, you [all humans] have the ability to choose freely so as to create the future you desire.  These realities you create, so to speak, collide on a continual basis, affecting each other, creating new realities, new situations and new opportunities for change.  

    There is a predictability, given your past and current choices.  As one could imagine though, there are many wheels in motion that come into play with regard to predicting what will occur. We would say this, we see all.  In this, we see all that is possible.  We see what is probable.  We see of what you are capable.  We see what you will likely choose, and most likely what you will not choose.  

    There are events that occur in which we are not involved. In these cases it is more difficult for us to predict how the future will unfold.  Then there are events we see that are likely to occur without obstacle.  What you must see is that all choices humans make affect all future choices. There are never-ending scenarios within this magnificent mechanism that is constantly in motion.  So, when we say we see something is likely to take place, it is that with what has transpired in past times is combined with the current energies, we can see what is most likely to occur.  

    There are times when a choice is made that is not in alignment with what would have been in alignment with the past and present.  You humans at times allow us to be surprised with some of what you choose.  For instance, some of you have great potential.  You have lived many lifetimes and have paved the way for greatness, then situations occur in your life based on choices you and others make which undermine what was intended to occur, which prompt you to make a choice to not go in the direction you might have gone if things had gone, or you had chosen, differently.  

    You see, the choices are always up to you, which is why we (in most cases) do not interfere.  We can simply tell you what is likely to occur,  what you have promised yourself in coming into this lifetime, deeper insight into what is currently occurring, opportunities you may not yet see or have welcomed, etc.  It is always up to you what you bring into your life.  And what comes into your life is always affected by others and what choices they are making.  

    So again, when we say something is likely to occur, it is based on the result of what has occurred and is occurring, and from there, what is projected at this moment.

    The larger view is that as you learn to trust God and The Universe, to walk through fear, to honor your desire, and to take committed action and live in the flow, then we can see more likely what will occur. That is assuming all those with whom you are associated are also living in alignment with the flow…

    All this said, we assure you that as you [Donna] move more firmly into this process, you will see that more often than not, what we predict will come into being, with perhaps some slight fluctuations in timing.  

    Do you understand?

    Yes, thank you.

Okay, that about does it.

Have fun deciding on and  forming your questions!

If you have any questions, go ahead and send me a message by pressing the “Contact” link (in the menu bar above).

All good to you,

Donna

 

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