Beginning last month, my relatives and I started a documentary project on alternative forms of medicine. Provided the credentials of the individuals that have blessed our paths, sharing our community with a broader audience seemed brilliant. Linking astrology with medicine (ayurveda), the last video interview was of the humble Mr. Vimal Sood. Mr. Sood is a respected Vedic Astrologer who, months in advance, had predicted the exact date (7-7-14) that my finances would begin to change. My assessment of Mr. Sood's talent is simply that it is an honor to have reading from someone energetically surrounded by the blessings of Guru Yogananda, student of the Vedic Astrology Master Swami Yuketswar.
Pre-interview, I had asked Mr. Sood if Vedic was expressing the same sentiments regarding a global shift as espoused by Western Astrology. To begin, Mr. Sood wanted to make the distinction between Western and Vedic where Western tends to ignore the Moon sign. My response was simply, that it would depend on the astrologer where a few Western Astrologers utilize the Sun, Moon, Ascendant as well as other energies including Chiron, Dark Moon Lilith. During Mr. Sood's introductory interview, he proceeded to discuss that it was not the particular tool that is at issue, but the one interpreting the tool. Hence, tarot, astrology (Vedic and Western), etc., were all sufficient tools under the correct reader. Moreover, Mr. Sood provided an example of a Psychic reading he had witnessed where a fellow diviner laid out cards and was able to provide the same interpretation that Mr. Sood would provide under a Vedic chart. Hence, the power of an inspired (in-spirit) and skilled individual is key to a good reading.
My initial interpretation was in concurrence where any tool under the right individual would be successful. Hence, we would need to find the right diviners for a proper reading. Moreover, such is the same in any profession such as our legal system. Under practicing law, the tools of statutes are the same, but the right attorney would be the one most creative. Take if further, we're all looking for the best to support our life, the best relationships, the best tools under our economics, etc. Hence, we should look for the best astrologer, psychic, etc. Seemed logical, until I woke up this morning with the intuition that "it's not him/her, it's me". Sounds like a bad break-up, but really a realization that it's all dependent on me.
When you actually know the question, the answer is everywhere, and you can see it in anything you observe. - Lon Milo DuQuette, The Book of Ordinary Oracles.
Under the Upanisad axiom, "as within, so without" and vice-versa, the external world is merely a reflection of our internal world. This supports the statement, "when the student is ready, the teacher will come". In other words, for those of us looking for answers, the power may not rely so much in the individual giving us the divination reading, but within the level/vibration/awareness of the one being read (the one asking the questions). Hence, it is our inner level of being that will bring forth the teacher. Prior to having my own reading last year, I heard that Vedic Astrology can even predict the date you have your first reading. Initially sounding far-fetched, today that seems correct where when the student is good and ready, the proper reading/teacher/experience will come. For my first reading early 2014, I acknowledge that if I had the reading a few months earlier, it would have been emotionally devastating predicting my relationship break-up, continued professional struggle, and overall lack of objective "life" growth for a certain time period. All that stuff was better not knowing at that time, leaving me to live more in the moment and not worry about the future. Nonetheless, the time I had received the reading was perfect, where I could merely sit back and let life take its course knowing the Universe had much more planned. Therefore, when I was ready, the answers came.
To humbly and only slightly negate Mr. Sood's emphasis on the "Reader" and not the one being "Read", is to dive into Unity Consciousness that expresses "we are all just One conscious being looking at life through different perspectives". If we are all One then we have a better understanding of the Mayan greeting In Lak-ech which is essentially saying "you are a mirror of me". Hence, we're all just mirroring information back to ourSelves at the time we need to receive it. At the feet of Mr. Sood's channelled energy for the documentary video, my Self was simply creating an experience where my Self was simply mirroring back information to mySelf. The information obtained may not be so important, as the energy received which tapped into my psyche, allowing the unfolding of my path including the intuition that lead to this article piece. Hence, more unfolding of mySelf.
Therefore, it may not be so much the diviner or the healer with the "gift", but more so the individual for who, when he/she is good and ready and open to such information, the Universe will bend itself accordingly. Whether you gain the answer from the cards, the stars, numbers, tea leaves, or your imagination, it doesn't seem to matter. However, it's only when we're ready to be open to the answer do we obtain such insight. (Or, maybe it's when we're ready to ask the questions?).
Overly educated and continuously exploring and revealing more behind the veil.
"It cannot be too highly emphasized that the mystic swims in the same waters in which the psychotic drowns."
-James Wasserman, The Mystery Traditions