Need an answer?

“Sometimes I’m confused by what I think is really obvious.  But what I think is obvious obviously isn’t obvious…” – Michael Stipe

Confusion happens on a regular basis.  In this day and age we have a bazillion choices to choose from.  How many fast food restaurants are there?  How many choices on their menus?  How many stores are available for us to shop at (or on depending on if you do it online)?  What practitioner do I see?  Do I request a certain person?  Which integrative healthcare do I choose to help me feel better?  Do I change jobs?  Should I move?  The list goes on and on and on and on and on.

When we have choices to make our brains can feel overwhelmed and they, literally, flip a switch and shut down.  It’s called ‘Switching’ in the BodyTalk world.  Fortunately, BodyTalk has a few ways of addressing this confusion mode, and I’m very thankful for that.  In fact, I can even teach you one of those techniques to use to help your brain get back on track so you can think straighter.  But, what if you don’t know BodyTalk, or have had a BodyTalk session?

Again, my animal friends have some advice on this topic. Ironically the advice is going to come from a horse again.  I’ve been working with a lot of horses lately and, obviously, for good reason.  They know what I’m doing and, apparently, have a lot to share.  I was teaching an animal communication workshop out in Rugby, North Dakota when I met Al back in April of this year.  I always ask if there’s anything the animal would like to share at the end and this is a little snippet from Al, a beautiful horse I talked with at the workshop.

Me:  “Any advice you’d like to give me at this time?”

Al:  “You always have the answer within yourself.  Humans forget this.  People always want the opinion of others before making a decision.  I guess that’s a natural thing.  But, if you just breathe it in, focus on the question, you already get your answer.  You know it.  It’s inside of you.  Why question so much?  You need to trust yourself more.  Yes, ask every once in awhile.  It’s what people do.  But don’t get dependent on other people’s answers and opinions.  What’s right for one person may not be right for you.  And that goes for everything.  What’s right for you may not be right for another person.  It really is that simple.  Even now you’re asking our opinions on things.  That’s fine, and we’re happy to give it.  But do you really need it?”  *wink*

Al is right.  Even when we feel confused about things we still have the answer within ourselves.  Sometimes we need guidance and help, but it’s always within us.  Sometimes we have to ask ourselves the hard questions to get to the answer, but it’s worth it.

Granted, there are times we need help figuring out what questions to even ask to get the answers, but we do have the answers within ourselves.  They may not be the answer we want to hear, but they are the answers.  Even in therapy the therapist doesn’t give you the answers – they want you to figure out the answer for yourself.  A good therapist knows you have the answer.  It is their job to lead you to discover that answer for yourself.

So, what are you confused about and need clarification for?  Have you truly asked yourself for the answer?  Be open to what you get back as a response.  In the long run, you will thank yourself.

Please feel free to share what you have used to gain clarity in your life in the comment box below.

– written by Kristen Scanlon (Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Animal Communicator), co-owner of The Healing Loft, LLC and Talk Pawsitive, LLC.  You can reach her by emailing her at  Picture above is available for purchase at
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