the Root Cause of What’s Blocking You with Intuitive Danielle MacKinnon
by Bob Olson
|"Danielle MacKinnon's brilliant method for helping people make lasting changes taught me to overcome a hidden obstacle in my life that had been blocking me from a long-awaited goal. So many of us feel like there's some obstacle between us and the changes that we seek, an obstacle that is blocking us from our goals and desires. I'm not talking about an obvious obstacle. I'm talking about something hidden--likely subconscious--that is so subtle it goes unidentified for years. Yet from my experience, identifying such matters and bringing them to our conscious mind is a giant step toward eliminating them at the root level, which is exactly what Danielle provides in her readings."
~ Bob Olson
I’m so thrilled to
share my latest reading with you. It happens to be a rather personal
experience, but I’m willing to share it because I believe this type of
reading has the potential to change lives. In fact, I genuinely trust that
a session like this holds the power to awaken us to our soul’s plan.
In my case, this reading
helped me to eliminate the root cause of a hidden obstacle in my life.
This obstacle had been subconsciously blocking me from fulfilling a
long-awaited goal, yet I wasn’t even aware of its presence. Of course
this is why subconscious blocks can be so destructive, because they can
hold us back for years without us having any clue that they exist. Yet it
took only one reading with intuitive Danielle MacKinnon to bring what was
blocking me to my awareness. I was then quickly on my way to fulfilling my
passion—now unencumbered by what had been holding me back.
Danielle MacKinnon is an
intuitive who specializes in working with soul contracts. From
Danielle’s explanation, soul contracts are energies we create
unconsciously in response to beliefs we have about ourselves, even if
those beliefs are in error. More accurately, they are subconscious deals
we make with ourselves in order to overcome these beliefs.
This is different than
the way I’ve always thought about soul contracts. Before I met Danielle,
I always believed soul contracts were created by our soul and we were
stuck with them until we achieved some extensive spiritual growth. So this
shift in perspective was helpful to me, because I knew that if I created
the soul contract as a human being than I could also remove it as a human
Recognizing a soul
contract indicates an area of our life where we have some profound work to
do, which allows us to move away from worry, stress, and fear and move
toward joy, inner peace, and love. Every soul contract shows us an area
where we have lost our connection with our inner light and have created
habits out of fear that keep us rooted in our suffering. In essence, our
soul contracts lower our vibration, blocking us from discovering our
fullest potential and sharing our brilliance with the world.
THE READING THAT REVEALED
MY SOUL’S PLAN
I should say right now
that this type of reading isn’t for everyone, because some people
don’t like change at all, even if it’s positive change. But I was
ready. I’m now 50 years old and I realized that if I don’t move beyond
the obstacles I unconsciously created for myself soon, when am I going to
Personal and spiritual
growth experiences are what got me into this career in the first place,
and I’ve had many life-changing sessions with mind/body/spirit
practitioners. But what never ceases to amuse me is that there’s always
more growth that can take place. Like pealing layers to an onion, just
when you think you’ve mastered something new, there’s a new layer to
remove. And each layer teaches us something different, bringing us to a
deeper level of personal and spiritual growth. As a matter of fact, my
recent experience with Danielle Mackinnon resulted in a giant leap forward
in my life.
As I explained earlier,
soul contracts are set up by our own beliefs. But Danielle added that
these beliefs initiate what she calls a “seed thought.” My session
began with Danielle using her intuitive ability to reveal a dominant seed
thought that’s been shaping my life. She narrowed my seed thought down
to one sentence: “I’m not safe, supported or protected.”
Danielle said I adopted
this seed thought (belief) at the age of 3, which she told me is a rather
common age for people to develop these limiting thoughts.
The moment she said it, I
knew this seed thought was accurate. It made perfect sense to me. But then
she told me one way this thought has affected my life. She said that
it’s led me to be wary and skeptical about people until I’ve had time
to size them up for myself, which is why I prefer to observe all the
evidence before believing in what people tell me.
No doubt this is what led
me to become a good private investigator, but I would prefer to be more
trusting of people in life. If I felt safe, supported and protected by
life itself, I would have more inner peace because I wouldn’t question
people’s motives and actions. This, to me, feels like a more loving
approach to life, and the way I would prefer to be.
Danielle said that my
seed thought also taught me to trust my linear, structured thoughts more
than my creativity (left brain more than right brain). And as a result,
while I have tapped into a high level of creative innovation in my life,
she said that my creative expression could be so much greater than it is.
“Yes!” I thought to
myself. “I’ve have slowly yet increasingly shut my right-brain
creativity down, trusting more in my own left-brain reasoning.”
This is the brilliance of
the Universe. When it’s time to peel a new layer of the onion off, we
attract the very experience needed that allows us to do it. Someone or
something draws our attention to the precise catalyst that we need,
whether that’s an experience, a practitioner, or a product that will
help us get where we need to go for growth. And it’s up to us whether to
accept the invitation that’s before us or ignore it until a later date.
explained to me that my seed thought of “I’m not safe, supported and
protected” manifested in several “discordant energies” throughout my
life. Some of these discordant energies were felt when I was a child,
others when I was a young adult, others in recent years. These include
feelings of abandonment, loneliness, depression, anger, anxiousness,
wariness, and hopelessness. And these led to behavior that has
consequently shaped my life.
My seed thought that
caused these discordant energies have led to my subconsciously creating
the following “soul contracts”…
“systematic logic” over creativity.
“invisibility” over being in the spotlight.
“deflect” attention away from myself.
“perfectionism” and “will” over trusting in the flow of life.
…Creating a “mini
wall” around myself so no one can hurt me.
“loyalty and commitment” to feel safe and secure.
What you’ll notice is
that these soul contracts were created by me
(not my soul) in order to work around my seed thought that I’m not safe,
supported or protected. These helped me to follow my passion in a manner
that felt safe and more comfortable. But in reality they limited me from
allowing my inner light to shine at its fullest illumination.
HOW MY SEED THOUGHT HAS
SHAPED MY LIFE
Danielle told me that
feeling unsafe, unsupported and unprotected in the world led me to trust
in perfectionism, systematic logic, and organization. I’m sure this is
what steered me toward a career as a private investigator. However, she
added that trusting in perfectionism, logic and organization also pushed
me away from creativity, and this is one way that my seed thought has
When I was in grammar
school and middle school, I played the saxophone. In middle school and
high school, I played the drums and wrote music. I also wrote poetry,
essays, and invented new products. In these ways, my creativity was
flowing much stronger than today.
Somewhere along the way,
I gave up the saxophone, drums, poetry and inventions. Although I was once
sure I would go to college for music, I ended up majoring in Criminology
(the science of criminal justice). And the only music I played was on my
car and home stereos. The older I grew, the more my creative expression
became extinguished and was eventually replaced with interests in
investigation, marketing, technology, and business.
Later in life, as I began
investigating the afterlife, feeling “unsafe, unsupported and
unprotected” by the Universe led me to deflect attention away from
myself (to be invisible more
than seen), and to create a mini-wall around myself, thereby becoming a
rather private person. I’m sure this is why my work involves promoting
other people more than myself, and why I established a career that has me
working behind a computer more than in front of live audiences. Even
though I am much more of a public personality than many people due to my
websites, the Internet still keeps the world at a safe distance.
Outside of work, I live a
very private lifestyle. And again, according to Danielle, this affects my
creative expression. For instance, it’s probably why I haven’t
published a book about the afterlife in all these years, because
authorship would mean I’d have to be much more visible and public. Being
an author would put the spotlight on me—not
those I interview or endorse.
Even though there was a
part of me that understood all of this insight before Danielle identified
it, it was more hidden in my mind than obvious. In other words, everything
she said resonated with me, but I wasn’t consciously contemplating it
before my session with her. She helped bring this insight to my conscious
mind, which is where I needed it in order to generate positive changes in
This is what you can
expect from a reading with Danielle. What she picks up intuitively
regarding your seed thought and how it has shaped your life isn’t
necessarily going to be entirely new information to you. It’s more
likely to be something that you knew about yourself but have been
unintentionally allowing or ignoring. We ignore our soul contract behavior
that results from our seed thought because we're trying to negate
this deep negative belief (seed thought) we have about ourselves.
For example, I believe I
am here to teach what I’ve learned from my investigations about the
afterlife. Yet while I have taught on stage by myself and taught on
Afterlife TV through videos where I’m alone, I’ve done very little of
it. Those few instances where the spotlight has just been on me is simply
evidence that my soul is pushing past the soul contracts I’ve created
that have held me back. But my soul shouldn’t have to “push” past
them. I should be teaching with joy and ease. And this awareness of the
root cause of my limiting beliefs is a giant first step in that direction.
THE HOMEWORK THAT FURTHER
DEVELOPED MY NEW AWARENESS
Now that my seed thought
was given light, Danielle gave me exercises to help me recognize how my
soul contracts were playing out in my life. In fact, she taught me to
recognize my soul contracts but also how to change my knee-jerk responses
to be cautious of people, think systematically, and deflect attention away
from myself. And by eliminating these knee-jerk responses from my
day-to-day living, this has helped me to trust life’s flow and, thereby,
stop suppressing my fullest expression of myself.
Danielle gave me homework
to notice when I was feeling “unsafe, unsupported and unprotected” in
my life and how that has manifested in my behavior. A week after my
session, Melissa and I were at our chiropractor’s office when Melissa
saw a shelf filled with business cards. Melissa reached into her purse and
pulled out some business cards for Afterlife TV. These cards basically
have the header of Afterlife TV’s website on them, which includes a
picture of me.
My immediate reflex was
to stop Melissa from putting the business cards on the shelf. Being that
this is the community in which we live, my first instinct was that I
didn’t want my picture on this shelf. But then I recognized that this
was me trying to remain invisible in my community. I instantly connected
the dots and saw how I was attempting to maintain my invisibility. This
would have further sustained these soul contracts and reinforced my seed
thought that “I’m not safe, supported or protected.”
Although I had picked up
the business cards from the shelf, my awareness led me to put them back
down. I let go of any limiting thoughts that filled my mind and told
myself that I am safe, supported and protected in life. And I knew that it
was true. Moreover, I knew that the lie I had been telling myself for 47
years (since I was 3 years old) had held me back in numerous ways. And I
wasn’t going to allow it to continue.
The homework Danielle
gave me helped me to recognize and release the false beliefs I had lived
with for almost five decades. Every time I caught myself acting in support
of my old seed thought, it helped me to rewrite this negative programming
in order to acknowledge the support and protection that truly exists for
A second example of
catching my seed thought in action unfolded about a month after my
reading. A friend asked if he could send some packages to my house to hide
some Christmas gifts from his kids, and I was happy to agree. A couple
weeks later, he asked me if I would go to the mall to buy something there
for him. With the mall being about 45 minutes away (which my friend knew),
I immediately wondered if he was being considerate of my time or taking
advantage of my kindheartedness. My soul contract of maintaining a “mini
wall” around myself kicked into gear. If
I don’t let people too close, they can’t take advantage of me. (In
other words, since I don’t feel safe, supported and protected by the
Universe, I have to watch out for myself.)
When I expressed my
mini-wall response to Melissa, I could tell by her reaction that what came
out of my mouth seemed bizarre to her. Because of my reading with
Danielle, my new awareness taught me to pause and remember that I AM safe,
supported and protected—even from people taking advantage of me. This
helped me to stop and remember that my friend would never ask this of me
if it wasn’t important to him. He’s just not that kind of guy. And
this thought process helped me to recognize that I was reacting from my
soul contract beliefs, which were not reality.
The moment I noticed that
my concern stemmed from my limiting seed thought, I felt blanketed by
peace. I did not have to put up my guard. There was no need to protect
myself. I was safe, supported and protected. My friend was merely asking
his friend (me) for a favor. Instead of feeling wary and protective, I now
felt happy to help him. And I went to the mall shopping for him with joy
in my heart.
This is a much more
subtle experience than it might sound, so it’s important to keep your
seed thought and soul contracts in your awareness as you’re moving
through life. I know it will take some time to fully obliterate my seed
thought that has limited me for so long, but this session (and the
awareness I’ve gained from my homework) is a huge leap in the right
SEEING RESULTS FROM MY
Since my reading with
Danielle, I have seen some wonderful changes. I am much more trusting of
people and of life in general. I also just completed the writing of my
book about the afterlife. It’s the culmination of my 15-year research,
and it took me more than 3 years to write it. The book will be available
in late spring 2014, and I’m so excited to share it with the world.
It’s no coincidence that this accomplishment follows my soul-contract
session with Danielle. She taught me to recognize and remove the soul
contracts that have been holding me back from completing this book, and
now it is finally coming to fruition.
I still plan to promote
other people on Afterlife TV and my other websites. I’ve learned to love
that aspect of my work. But I’m also ready to step out of the shadows
and allow the spotlight to shine on my expertise in this field as well. My
session with Danielle helped me to make these positive changes—among
others—which is why I’m excited to share this very private story about
my reading with you.
I believe there are
hidden soul contracts of this sort for everyone. So if you’re ready to
peel off another layer of the onion and really get to the root cause of
what’s been holding you back from your fullest potential, give Danielle
a call. She offers sessions by phone or Skype with anyone around the
world. It might just change your life. I know it has changed mine already.
To schedule your reading
please call Danielle's office at (866) 883-2280 (toll free in US and
Canada). International clients can also schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, please visit http://www.daniellemackinnon.com/services/session-preparation.
Danielle MacKinnon’s website is http://www.daniellemackinnon.com.
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