A good closing to the reading makes the client feel like they have the information they need to move forward, regardless of the nature of the information that they received. Sometimes we must deliver unwelcome news, or news that is opposition to what the client hoped for. But the bones also provide information on how the client can make things better. Providing this information in your summary is an effective way of wrapping things up and signaling that you are near the end of the reading.
I have a bracelet that I use as an “action piece.” I interpret things within the circumference of the bracelet, or outside the circumference but touching, or nearby as actions that the client can take to help themselves or to improve whatever situation the reading is about. Sometimes the action piece is right in front of the client telling what needs to be done, plain as day. When this happens, I usually skip over the action piece and come back to it at or near the end of the reading. The action piece is a good piece to use when wrapping up the reading, and it is a clear signal to the client that the reading is coming to an end.
Another reason to delay expounding on the actions that the client should take early in the reading is that the rest of the reading may give you more information that will make the action pieces make more sense. Often as you do a reading you will find that one group expands on or provides additional information about another group. Most of the groups usually contribute to understanding the situation at hand and once they have all been explained, the actions the client should take will be clearer.
Once in a great while there is nothing in or near the action piece. When that happens, I interpret it as there being nothing the client need do in this situation. The situation will play out without interference from the client. It is often hard to just sit on your hands, but sometimes that is what is called for.
Once I have explained all the groups that I think are pertinent, I come back to the action piece and describe and interpret what I see there. “Here is what you can do to improve the situation.”
What if a negative piece like the handcuffs is in the action piece bracelet? When this happens, it is doubtful that the handcuffs are telling the client to go to jail, but they could be telling the client not to let go or give up if that sounds appropriate to the subject of the reading. Hold on tight and stay focused. They could also be telling the client that they need to deal with an unhealthy attachment – nearby pieces can also provide more information here. If I were unsure, I would tell the client both interpretations and let them decide for themselves. Maybe the client has an addiction or unhealthy attachment that they have not disclosed to you. They know what the message means, but you are not privy to that information.
If the piece for negative energy or malevolent intention is in the action bracelet, it is also unlikely that it is telling the client to be malevolent towards those involved. More likely it is saying that there is negative energy around the situation that needs to be cleaned up. Look for confirmation of this in other pieces nearby. Even if there is nothing else nearby, I would interpret it as a strong need for the client to cleanse themselves and their environment. Unless I feel led by spirit to say otherwise, I usually interpret negative pieces in the action bracelet as things that need to be corrected, or interpreted in a manner fitting the situation that will be helpful, not as the client needing to take some negative action.
Once we have covered the action bracelet, I usually ask the client if they have any other questions. Most clients are mindful of my time and if the time is up, they say no. I then usually ask if they see anything that catches their eye or anything on the cloth that we did not cover that they would like explained. If they do, I explain what it is and why I did not cover it. I find the things that catch their eye interesting. It also gives them some insight in how you do readings – many are curious, and it provides a nice cut off point for the reading.
I try to have the client leave on a positive note. Even if the news is bad, or the actions difficult, I emphasize the fact that their ancestors and spirits would not give them anything to do that was not for their best, and that when they give us something to do they usually are with us to help us do it. I also ask them to send me an update if they feel so moved. Some do, and some don’t. My regular clients know they will be talking to me again and update me when they do. I tell clients to email me to ask me any questions about the reading that they think of soon because the reading will quickly fade from my mind for some reason. Probably because the information was not for me to begin with.
Thank you, Michele ! As always I am inspired to keep reading!❤️
Glad to hear it!
Thank you Michele I am new at reading bones this was very helpful
You’re welcome! I am glad that you found it useful!