It is a pleasure to introduce you to Beth Ronsick. Beth completed her interview with me just after attending her third Vipassana meditation retreat. Beth is a Certified Hand Analyst, Transition Coach, Trainer and Facilitator. She helps senior executives and leadership teams take their leadership skills and career satisfaction to the next level. Beth lives in Denver, Colorado.
When and how did you start reading hands?
I had my hands read in NYC in 2000 by Baeth Davis and was impressed by the depth and resonance of the info that was shared. I went on with my life, but every so often, would listen to the recording and loved that I would hear something different each time. They were still the same archetypes, but as I changed, my insight into the archetypes kept unfolding on ever more subtle levels. In 2005, I decided to take her weekend workshop on the basics of fingerprint identification. I did it out of curiosity, and didn’t really think much about making it a business. I just kept wanting to learn more until one day I was certified! I also did coaching certification in that same year and started to see how helpful hand analysis could be as a tool to coaching clients. Over the years, it has become one of the three favorite tools in my coach’s toolbox.
Are you specializing in any particular area of hand analysis? If so, what is it?
I work with senior executives who are trying to figure out the next chapter of career—what they want, and how to reinvent for success. I also work with leadership teams who want to know their group Purpose and Lesson and to do team building based on this knowledge.
What is most meaningful to you about reading hands?
Because the fingerprint chart is innate, there’s a deep level of self-acceptance available to a client through a reading. You already ARE your Purpose. It’s not about being something else, it’s about accepting what flows through you when you get out of your way. And because Purpose and Lesson are intertwined, when your Lesson arises, it’s exactly what is supposed to be happening. I find that clients walk away with a genuine level of self-validation, and a clearer capacity to make choices for themselves. This to me is an extraordinary gift. (And so humbling.)
Has your life lesson ever shown up during a reading? If so, how and what did you learn from that experience?
More generally speaking, I had to learn to find a way to market hand analysis that lovingly worked with my Lesson. Upon certification, I was encouraged to do as many free mini-readings as possible, and yet, these rarely generated business. After each party, event, etc. that I did, I felt physically depleted and emotionally down on myself for not getting business. I realized that my Lesson (trusting my value in relationship) was there front and center: When I give it away for free, I attract people who only want what’s free. And being in the School of Service, it started to feel like service to the point of sacrifice. When I hold the monetary value of what I offer (the inverse of my Lesson) and invoke my Purpose by finding innovative ways to mentor, I easily attract clients who are willing to pay for private consultations. For me, that has meant speaking engagements and 1-hour public workshops where I can teach a simple aspect of the hands and then make an offer. This allows me to still serve in a creative way, but not at the expense of my livelihood or self-esteem.
How do you apply your life purpose and your life lesson, in other words, how do you see them work together?
So much of my Lesson is about asking for what I want and need in regard to the Saturnian aspects of life: To ask for a fair fee for my services. To trust that what I offer is of value. To make time and space for inner work and for nurturing my self and my spiritual life. If I neglect these things, the results I get are diminished, and my creative focus gets scattered. My Purpose is like a river of continuously flowing creativity and mentorship. And my Lesson is like the army corps of engineers coming in to build the structure that allows me to channel my Purpose constructively.
What are your fingerprint patterns?
|Whorl||Composite Whorl||Composite Whorl||Whorl||Loop|
Do you have a bad experience you can share to help others avoid a similar situation?
I once had a client with a Lesson of “violation” who got so angry when we started the session, I had to ask her to leave. Her Lesson got triggered within the first five minutes, while I was sharing what we would cover in the reading. She got agitated and started to make aggressive demands about what my role should be in the session and what information I should give her because she was desperate to change. While I gently suggested that the behavior she was demonstrating in the moment was what was blocking her—and that this was exactly what we could start unlocking—her reactivity was so high, she could not focus, and she started to become verbally abusive. It was fascinating. And gut-wrenching to see her suffer. And of course, it was rattling to be on the receiving end of her rage. What I learned and would pass on is that it’s important to let go of whether or not the reading plays out the way you envision it, and that you are not responsible for how someone responds to the information in their hands. Trust that you can still be a part of that person’s healing journey by being compassionate with them, while remaining true to yourself. (In this case, that meant being clear with her about my own boundaries for what I will and won’t tolerate from a client, which demonstrated the opposite of her Lesson of “violation”).
What advice would you give to new students of Hand Analysis?
Read as many hands as you can! And don’t be afraid to dialogue with your clients. Ask to hear their stories of how their Purpose, Lesson and School show up in their lives. I continue to learn so much by hearing how these innate patterns and archetypes play out in the day-to-day flow of a client’s life—it gives insight into another’s experience; it enables compassion for another’s struggles; and it builds a body of knowledge to draw upon, as you’ll start to see patterns emerge when you read for people whose hands are similar.
What intentions do you have for your Hand Analysis practice during the next six months?
I hope to spend some time thinking through how to make a more cohesive business offering for the corporate world. I have had some great experiences with corporate team workshops and am ready to pull that experience together into a more packaged, benefit-led program.