At our Reiki Healing Circles, we each bring whatever wonderful stuff we’re ready to let go of, and take away whatever is calling our names.
And so I picked up The Televisionary Oracle, a book by an astrologer, Rob Brezsny, whose weekly horoscopes I admire for their off-the-beaten-path freshness. He sees opportunities, not calamities, and has a way of peeking around the corner at new possibilities. He’s a strong optimist in his work.
Therefore, I thought I’d enjoy the book. And it turns out I’m not even going to read it.
As is my usual habit, I look at the front and back covers, read the blurbs, check out the introduction. I definitely didn’t like the front cover – seemed designed for shock value, and didn’t feel good to me. The blurbs on the back were good, and from folk who might be expected to know. But I still wasn’t feeling good about it – so I flipped randomly to 12 or so pages. Just found more shock value – nothing to learn, nothing to ponder – just off-putting pointless crude language. (It’s not the language that’s the problem – it’s how he’s choosing to use it.)
As I’m writing this, I flipped the book open again. Exactly the same shock value writing on page 313.
Could be I’m finding the only 13 or 14 pages that are written this way, and the book is fine. No likely, but possible.
In any case, this writing is telling me this book is not mine to read at this time. So I won’t.