Tales for Our Times-How Two Rams Butting Heads Helped Kevin Earn a Promotion

Tales for Our Times

Inner Wisdom expresses itself most eloquently through images.  Through the process of Interactive Imagery you dialog with your Inner Wisdom and discover whatever it is that you need to know.

I am in awe of this process and of the beauty and power of the messages my clients receive. They often feel to me like modern mythology.

In Tales for Our Times I offer these narratives to you. May you find the wisdom in these Tales both inspiring and beneficial.

 How Two Rams Butting Heads Helped Kevin Earn a Promotion

Despite his considerable management skills, Kevin’s major weakness stood in the way of promotion:  he avoided confrontation at all costs.

Kevin inspired outstanding results from most of his people and everyone liked him. A few underperformers, however, dragged down his group’s overall functioning and undermined morale for those who had to pick up the slack.   The problems in his department stood between Kevin and the promotion he deserved.

To move ahead, Kevin needed to develop assertive behavior. He sought life coaching to help him achieve his goal.

In our sessions, Kevin easily identified what needed to be said and who needed to hear it. Following through proved almost impossible and Kevin knew why.

Throughout his childhood Kevin had witnessed his father bully his mother.  Kevin had vowed he would never treat another person that way.  Any time Kevin tried to confront someone, he felt he was doing something wrong and he backed off.  Even reasonable assertiveness made Kevin uncomfortable.

Though he knew what he needed to do, Kevin was completely stuck,  so, we turned to his Inner Wisdom for help.


When we asked Kevin’s Inner Wisdom for help, two Rams appeared, butting heads.

“See,” Kevin said, “when you go at it with people, all you get is a sore head!”

The Rams paused at what they were doing and gave Kevin a withering look, as if to ask, “How could you be so dense as to not get it?”

They then moved apart and charged each other a few more times, clashing their horns, before turning away to graze calmly on the grass around them.

Suddenly Kevin got it.  He saw that confrontation can be a normal and necessary part of life.  He could see that conflict did not need to be the end of the world – or the relationship -and that life goes on quite normally following a run in.

This awareness freed Kevin to act in a more assertive manner with his underperforming employees.   As he learned he could act assertively without being a bully, confrontation became easier and more natural for him. Both the functioning and the morale in his department improved dramatically and Kevin got the promotion he’d been waiting for.


Think of an area in your life where you know exactly what you need to do, but you don’t seem to do it.

Give yourself some space and time when you know you won’t be interrupted. Then take a few deep breaths to relax yourself completely.

Then turn to your Inner Wisdom for fresh perspective and guidance.  There are many ways you could do this.  Here are three suggestions:

1.  Simply ask your Inner Wisdom what it wants you to know about the challenge you’re facing.  Be open to any fresh perspective you receive.

2.  Ask for a Guide who can help you learn what you need to know to move beyond the stuck place.  Be open to whatever arises.  Your Guide might be an animal, a person, or even a thing – such as a golden light.

Explain your situation to your Guide and then ask for anything it wishes to offer you to help you with the challenge you are facing.  Be very open to any awareness that comes to you.

3.  Ask for whatever is blocking you to be present in the form of an image.  You might see a wall, or a gigantic stone or a bank of fog.  Greet this image.  Get to know it.  Learn what it’s there for.  You can ask when it first appeared in your life.  Let whatever’s blocking know that you’re ready to move forward and ask what it needs in order to let do this.  By making friends with what stands in your way, rather than attempting to blast through it, you can work through your resistance.  Once the energy shifts, you can use the energy that has been blocking you to move ahead.

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