I’m excited to share this “real talk” I had with Psychic Medium and Author Corbie Mitleid, who has returned as our first featured guest for Season 2 of The Brave Bear Show.
The reason I brought the show out of hiatus—and why I picked Corbie to kick off Season 2—we are living in an unprecedented time where the world is yearning for the kind of work we intuitives and healers do to offer us more comfort, clarity, and hope as we navigate this pandemic. It wasn’t enough for me to sit comfortably in my cozy home office and hope I could find more ways to make a greater contribution than the money I’ve donated, the services I’ve volunteered, the clients I’ve supported, or the projects I’ve gotten behind. I had to stop “should-ing.”
So, in typical Brave Bear fashion, I reached out to my brilliant teachers and mentors and relaunched the show pretty much overnight. In this enlightening conversion with Corbie, we talk about the importance of seeking guidance from a mentor, not guru, and how asking questions is a good thing.
(If you missed Corbie on Season 1 of The Brave Bear Show, you can replay it here.)
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“Good psychic guidance is an art and too many people end up with a forgery.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Do not assume that a $1,000 course is 10 times better than a $100 course. Use your brain. Brains are not out the window in wicky-woo work.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Just because somebody has a reality show, doesn’t mean they’re fabulous.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Some of us are just standard people that work and keep our noses to the grindstone.” – Corbie Mitleid
“I don’t have time to sit in a 12-month apprenticeship in Bali. I need some quick practical tips and tools today, right now, to get me going.” – Berni Xiong
“Not everybody needs a reading. Not everybody needs to go to somebody else for their answers. You’ve got a lot of stuff inside you. If you know how to tap into it, maybe you don’t need to talk to me. That’s fine. Not everybody needs to eat the same kind of cereal.” – Corbie Mitleid
“I don’t say that I fought cancer because what you fight fights back. I’m not a survivor because I hang on by a lot more than teeth and toenails. So my attitude is a cancer dancer who finds out how graceful they can be under pressure, avoids getting their toes stepped on, and gets off the dance floor in one piece.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Look for what you love. As you’re learning to do this stuff, that’s the most important thing. Spirit uses what we got.” – Corbie Mitleid
“When you know what you’re good at, Spirit will help lead you to the information that you’re going to need to really up your game in that way. And that is when the internet really comes in. Because you won’t just stare at everything like you’ve just walked into Disney World. You’ll know I want to go over to this ride and I want to go down this road.” – Corbie Mitleid
“I have no compunctions about pulling from my left brain if it’s going to help you. I do what I do not so you will be amazed by my wiki-woo; I’m here in service.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Why are you giving your power over to the intuitive? If you ask ‘Will my business be a success?’ the unscrupulous people in the world go, ‘No, I’m sorry, I don’t see any success. But I have a magic candle for $6,000 and you will make money in a month.’ If it sounds too good to be true, my darlings it is.” – Corbie Mitleid
“It is important that you allow yourself to want to know things, and to find out how to ask the empowering questions. We are all wired like the same house plan.” – Corbie Mitleid
“You have to remember, mentor, not guru. You want to find someone who wants you to be successful, whose own self aggrandizement is not heed to your always being a little less than they are, and the attitude of the teacher is simpatico.” – Corbie Mitleid
“I am half Wayne Dyer and half Swami Beyondananda–funny as hell and normal enough, you could borrow my lawnmower.” – Corbie Mitleid
“I’m not going to coddle you. If you want a teacher that will push you to be the best you can, then you will be comfortable with me. And that’s one of the things we all have to learn. We’re not everybody’s reader. We’re not everybody’s teacher. And it’s no reflection on us or them. It’s simply the energy.” – Corbie Mitleid
“Honda versus Subaru. They’re both cars. But I don’t like sitting in a Honda, it’s uncomfortable. So I get a Subaru.” – Corbie Mitleid
“You must know how to ground, center and shield. If you don’t, that is the equivalent of opening your door in a strange neighborhood yelling ‘Free beer!’ You don’t know who’s out there, but they heard you and they’re coming.” – Corbie Mitleid
“You have to protect yourself so that you don’t let anything nasty into the world and you don’t get velcroed to something nasty either.” – Corbie Mitleid
“If your teacher doesn’t like questions, leave. That’s the difference between a mentor and a guru: you never question a guru, mentors welcome questions like any good college professor.” – Corbie Mitleid
“When I can help somebody go from point A to point B when they thought they couldn’t make it, I’m living my bliss. That informs itself through every single consultation that I do, every encounter that I make, and every coaching session. Because when you’re fearless and when you realize you can’t make a mistake—a mistake is only a rerouted opportunity—then you reach out. You’re not frozen.” – Corbie Mitleid
“When things look like they’re going off a cliff, you can be the Road Runner. You don’t have to be Wile E. Coyote stuck with an anvil. There is always a way to reengineer things if you think outside the box. The key is don’t be afraid.” – Corbie Mitleid
Corbie’s Free Lesson: Questions are Good Things.
There are three questions (learned from The Options Institute) you can ask yourself in any situation:
- What am I “x” about?
- Why am I “x” about that?
- What do I think would happen if I stopped being “x” about that?
These three questions are useful for any situation: a change in your job or work, parents with their kids, when you feel afraid or stuck, etc.
Corbie’s Real-Life Example of Applying the Three Questions:
For years, I was a road warrior in the show circuit doing 45 weekends a year. About two years ago, the universe started moving me off the road and I didn’t like it. One particular promoter thought that I had crossed the line, which I did not. But she had heard gossip and so, boom, I was out of 10 shows right there. Last year, while still on the road, I got a herniated disk and pinched nerves. And while I’m healed from that, the doctor said, “You are not going to be a road warrior anymore. You cannot be in the car for more than two hours and you can’t do the load-in and load-out.”
So I asked myself the three questions:
- What am I upset about? I’m off the road.
- Why am I upset about that? Because that’s how I made my income.
- What do I think would happen if I stopped being upset about that Well, my mind would clear and I’d find other roads.
And, now, during the lockdown while all the shows are canceled, my business had already morphed into being completely online.
So when you get something that looks like it really sucks rocks, ask yourself these questions. As I did, my mind cleared and I explored other roads: How can I take what I’m good at and make it a transferable skill? What do I love to do? I love lecturing.
Now I’m on YouTube, and I’m doing videos. I also have Patreon where people can support me.
So when things look like they’re going off a cliff, you can be the Road Runner. You don’t have to be Wile E. Coyote stuck with an anvil. There is always a way to reengineer things if you think outside the box. The key is don’t be afraid.
- Clean Out Your LifeCloset (The Self-Development Project: Book 1)
- The Psychic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys
- You’ve Got the Magic, Who Needs a Genie?: The A-Lister’s Guide to Holistic Expo Success
Corbie’s Website and Blog: Corbiemitleid.com
Corbie’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/CorbieMitleid
Corbie’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/corbiemitleid
Corbie’s List of Services: https://corbiemitleid.com/book-an-appointment/