"Hey, I was hoping you can tell me what's going on ... I've been crying all day, I woke up with it. It's horrible, I'm frustrated and so sad all the time and I don't know what I'm doing with my life. I feel really alone and confused and I can't stop crying." When it's one caller like that, you brush it off. When it's everyone for two or three days straight, you start wondering what's going on.
Life over the phonelines
Even in this time of internet connectedness, people sometimes still want to hear a human voice who takes the time to listen to them. One of our editors works as a freelancer at several spiritual advice phonelines, where she uses her training as a Meta-Intuitive to make sense of people's everyday life. Here are some of the stories (redacted), and some of the answers.
You know, right, that life is trying to help you out? It's trying really hard to help you find the things you're looking for. Sometimes, life even gives you beautiful messages, to open your eyes or your heart to a new realisation. However - you don't need to marry the messenger.
We all know that patterns from the past tend to repeat themselves. What we don't always realise, is how intense those effects can be. We can spend years, or decades, fighting ugly and exhausting battles for no other reason that that we are trying to resolve some situation from the past that we keep holding on to.
As an elegant followup to the previous article, let me tell you about a man who called, late at night, to ask about his father's new relationship. He didn't like her. Two minutes into the call, I didn't like him.
A fifty year old woman called me today. She talked fast, laughed easily, and sounded a little nervous. Without asking me for anything, she started telling me the story of how over the past few months, almost every single past lover she'd ever had, suddenly was coming back in contact with her.
So, you work at a phone line. People call you, for advice, for guidance, for a listening ear. To sort out a situation that's got them groping in the dark. Or just so you can point out the obvious to them, because it's easier to hear it from a stranger. But who are these people? What kind of people picks up a phone and calls a payed number when they don't know anymore? All kinds of people, seems like.