There is most certainly a need to have a toolbox that not only has the essentials, but other things that you may use from time to time. Some people have a giant toolbox and you know that you can always count on them, just like the professional, certified mechanic.
When you study a genre, especially in energy work, it is important to remember that tools need to be used for the right things. Reiki is much better at healing than telling the future. Tarot cards are great for telling the future, but muscle testing is the best tool for seeing what is best for your higher self at the time. Dowsing rods are great for finding lost objects. The list goes on, and using the right tool always gets the best results.
It is also important to remember that just because you love a certain genre, that doesn't mean that you should stop learning others. You don't have to know everything about any genre, as having trusted individuals around you that you can go to for help is necessary. Our brains can't hold all there is to know about all the information available to us. We then cannot assimilate it, not distribute it.
Life is a circle , and we do have to pass on what we know, if not to our children,then to students and contemporaries. We need to be mindful that we don't get stuck.
Once you get stuck it is hard to see other options, tools, and methods available to use. The key to staying out of those pitfalls, is to have a large toolbox, and good colleagues.
I have much in my tool box from a degree in psychology, and three others in metaphysical sciences, to a natural psychic ability, and reiki master training.
I have all the colleagues I need to get anything done, and a vast array of places to obtain information from.
Life has been a series of research projects lately, and learning new Native American songs. Maybe that is enough on my plate for right now.
Always look for a new tool to develop, a new skill, a new learning. Look for quality people to keep at your side, and for places that are full of great information.
Learn, teach and grow.
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