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Holly and the Collective Wisdom: Their Guidance Expands My Awareness

Two years ago, on Day 76 of my 365 days of journaling with my spirit guide Holly, I wrote about a young client who I suspected had auditory processing issues. Holly gave me this suggestion:

Holly: Listen to him read to see if there is a big discrepancy between his excellent reading comprehension and his oral reading skills. Ask him if he ever misunderstands what people are saying in the car when they are in the front seat and he is behind them. Ask if he ever misses what the teacher says (as in directions or other information). Last night you received an email from a mom letting you know your recommendation for a CAPD (central auditory processing disorder) assessment was correct, and you had never even met the girl. Based upon what the mother had told you, and with our guidance, you made the recommendation for this assessment. Please trust our guidance.

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I started thinking about the 25 years I had been a teacher, long before I engaged in journaling with Holly and the Collective Wisdom. Even back then, I was able to recognize the gifts and challenges of my students, and I must have been guided at that time, as well, without even realizing it. And as I began working as an ed therapist for gifted and twice-exceptional students, Holly and the Collective Wisdom were a vital presence in my life, and they helped expand my awareness to clients’ issues with CAPD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, executive functioning, autism, etc.

Her arms and fingers are symptomatic of joint hypermobility.

But it wasn’t until about 2015, that suggestions from my guides took a more personal turn. Holly began nudging me with the idea that our granddaughter’s joints were far more mobile than normal. Our daughter was willing to follow-up on my suggestion, and she took our granddaughter to see a pediatric orthopedist. He told my daughter that these were the joints of a normal two year old, and she would grow out of this hypermobility. But Holly was insistent, and two years later, our daughter went back to another specialist who once again reassured her that there was no issue. When our granddaughter was five, she was finally diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobile type), and she was fitted with orthotics and ankle braces to support her highly mobile arches and ankles. Here she is with her doll, and they are both wearing orthotics with ankle braces:

Although most team sports will be challenging (or dangerous), Holly led us in the direction of swimming, which serves our granddaughter well physically and emotionally. In fact, she recently told me, “Swimming clears my mind.”

I have learned to trust that Holly and the Collective Wisdom are working for the greater good beyond what I had ever imagined. It is with this knowledge that I share their wisdom with my family, friends, and clients.

We realize these journaled conversations don’t resonate with everyone. But for those who are intrigued by the possibility of a relationship with a spirit guide and the Collective Wisdom, we encourage you to try guided writing or some other form of spiritual communication. There is wisdom available to us that has the potential to expand our awareness. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 9, 2021

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