We had the good fortune of connecting with Meredyth Hunt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meredyth, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
In the natural world, finding a welcoming tree that I can climb into and sit for awhile brings me deep peace and happiness. Staying long enough in that tree until the birds get comfortable and continue building their nests or eating their prey (both things I have witnessed) is such a rare pleasure.
In my personal world, playing a game with friends makes me astoundingly happy. It doesn’t even really matter what the game is, although I am partial to games where the players have to act things out and I end up crumpled on the floor laughing!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Way back in olden times, 1999, I had my hands analyzed at the recommendation of a friend. I have always been a person who wants to know more about how I am designed psychologically and emotionally. The reading was insightful and interesting, not scary or predictive like telling me when I was going to die or anything apocalyptic. At the time I was focused on a career as an actor but I started studying Hand Analysis as a way to know myself better.
In the second year of study I was really “bitten” by the Hand Analysis bug and said to my teacher, Terry-Linn Snider, “I think I want to read hands professionally and teach people Hand Analysis.” She ignored me. A few months later I brought it up again, she was shocked that I was serious and agreed to mentor me. That is when I began my business as a Certified Hand Analyst.
Was it a smooth easy road to take? No, not one bit. Much like acting, it requires a lot of hustle. One of my biggest challenges is educating people about what Hand Analysis is and is not. Many people only know palmistry from the corner psychic shop with the big neon hand in the window. That is not at all what I do! Modern Hand Analysis is not fortune, or future telling, it is diagnostic. Based on the lines in the palm, and the fingerprints, it can reveal profound information about your greatest strengths and biggest challenges. Life Purpose vs. Life Lesson. But what made me fall in love with Hand Analysis are the skills that are offered to help clients overcome and grow with those challenges.
I love the connection and vulnerability that comes when a client opens their hands to me. I view it as a sacred act. I cherish witnessing the moments of relief and release that can come from gaining an understanding about oneself. There is a ton of great information discovered from receiving one or two hand readings but my favorite clients are the ones I get to work with over time. We apply the tools that correspond to their Lesson and I help hold the vision of their Purpose as well. I believe learning about oneself is expanding and illuminating and also can be fun!
Engaging the energies of one’s Purpose is part of the equation for soul satisfaction. Personally, I have Mentor and Artist in the Spotlight as parts of my Purpose. When I am working with a hand client or creating a theatrical piece I am my happiest. And sometimes, those worlds come together like when I am speaking to a group about Hand Analysis.
One of the most exciting things to happen is moving my business online (thanks pandemic.) It has truly opened up the world as I have read clients from India to Australia. I adore speaking with clients from different cultures. The desire to know one’s Purpose is universal!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would start out with a solid “nutritional” breakfast of donuts from Donut Friend in Highland Park! An easy hike out to Switzer Falls where we soak in a cool pool and look out at the surrounding mountains. For a weird and wonderful side trip we would schedule a visit to Phantasma Gloria at Randyland to tour his wonderful glass installations. You have to make an appointment and Randy gives the tour himself, it is a delight! Dinnertime, we head back to Highland Park for a fabulous meal at Hippo.
For art we would wander the Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA, I love the spaciousness and calm of that gorgeous space. And if the timing was right we would definitely hit the Fringe Festival for original theater of all genres. To top it all off, Drag Queen Brunch! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be a Hand Analyst were it not for my mentor Terry-Linn Snider and the International Institute of Hand Analysis created by Richard Unger. Terry-Linn is so much more than a mentor and teacher of Hand Analysis. She sees people clearly and intuitively knows how best to guide them toward understanding and fulfillment. Learning from her gave my life a depth and dimension I never would have known was possible.
She helped me integrate my Purpose – Leader, Mentor, Artist and understand how those energies can work together. She is a little bit of a genius when it comes to spiritual work and personal unfoldment, although, she would blush/cringe to hear me say that.
Wyoh Lee took the photo of me with hearts.