Over the years I have had to deal with some varied preconceptions about who I am because I have a Psychic ability and I am a psychic person. For the longest time, it really got to me that for the most part, people thought I was someone who had no grounding in reality and that I was making my gifts up…It was so difficult for me to fathom why, anyone would want to make a claim that they have these gifts when if they don’t, people will find them out and make their life hard. Why on earth would you do that? I mean, really, you are opening yourself up to so much scrutiny and criticism. There is a massive negative stereotype out there about the humble spiritual practitioner.
In the beginning, when I first became a Professional Psychic, I had to “come out” in the same uncomfortable way that many of my Gay friends have had to ‘come out with their families. I had to endure the leering and the jokes. I found myself a minority in a world of professional people, who secretly came to see me for my services, but made out to others that they did not believe.
Then there were the BBQs and the party’s where there was the inevitable question asked of me…’ so, what do you do?’ I quickly learned to say Civil Celebrant and not Clairvoyant. Because if I did tell them that side of my profession, they would immediately put their hand out and say Read my palm or tell me something about myself. I was there to socialize, not work and I’m not a Palmist, though I am fascinated by it, I haven’t learned all there is to know about that yet. So, I’d make a joke and try to change the subject…. Some would say ‘oh, you are one of Those’…like I was a Leper and then there are the ones who think I will know what has been going on in their life just by standing next to them and they think I have read their mind; or the ones, who, (if they’ve found out, what I do first and I ask them, what they do) laugh at me and tell me I should already know because I’m Psychic… So, I’d avoid talking about myself at all and try to get the other person to talk about themselves instead. Thus saving myself the social awkwardness, of finding myself the center of attention and being looked upon as a novelty sideshow, or a person to be feared. I am neither, just a Woman trying to make a living.
It took me around 5 years before I was totally comfortable in my own Profession. I found that being on this path was exciting and soul-satisfying. I found that I was helping people in ways I hadn’t imagined I’d ever do, often learning a life lesson and literally the next day going to work and teaching my hard-earned wisdom to a grateful client. I don’t dress as a Gypsy or as a Fortune Teller. I don’t use smoke and mirrors and I don’t have catchphrases, like ‘all is good in the world and the oceans are still’…I just get the message and deliver it.
I have, at times tried to get away from my profession and start a new…I’ve had several career crises and no matter how hard I have tried, I still end up back in this profession. In the end, I just gave up the fight and embraced my life and who I am. I have no shame in what I do anymore, not, in fact for quite some time.
Since I began to really let go of how I perceived others’ thoughts of me, I have felt relieving freedom within my soul. To my delight, I have connected with many other people who are also Energy or Spiritual Practitioners. People who see me as valued and important in the World. People who show me respect. It is from their view of me, that I have taken comfort.
For many of you who listen to our psychics and other guides who are not Spiritual Practitioners, people like us may seem mystical and far-reaching. We may seem separate from you and a little scary. Let me assure you we are just trying to make it in the World, just like you.
Personally, I have to get myself into the zone of doing Readings or being outwardly spiritual with another person. I have learned not to have it open at all times; so if I meet you in the street, I’m not picking up on whether or not you just broke your diet or if you forgot to flush the toilet this morning. In fact, I don’t really want to know, though rest assured I do care about you. I have my own set of issues and problems to deal with, and more often than not, when I’m not in my Reader Zone, I’m thinking about them. I’m thinking about picking up my kids, or what I’m going to make for dinner…just mundane stuff, like everyone one else.
Should you come to me for a Reading, I will be in the zone. But even then, I will only be given the information that is most suitable for you to hear at that time in your life. If you are having an affair, for example, and it’s not the life lesson you need to deal with just now, I’m not going to pick it up…I’m going to focus on what your Guides are guiding my mind to see.
I am an energy Reader, not a mind reader…I pick up on your energy and I get messages from your Aura, I get messages from your Guides and Angels and I get messages from mine.
Spiritual Work is sacred and special. It is not for everyone and if someone is called to do it, they will find it is extremely rewarding. I feel it is about time that the greater public is aware that people like me are not something to fear or to mock. We are The Seers; we have the gift of foresight and of communion with Spirit. We are Spiritual Teachers and in that sense, we deserve the same respect as any Rabbi or Priest. We are after all, here to do God’s work and to help heal the World of Humans.
Psychic People enrich our culture and are not to be feared. Next time you meet someone who is on this path, remember to afford them the same respect you expect them to afford you.