Coming Out of the Spiritualist Closet
I am a Medium. Those four little words hold such power. It took me quite a number of years to be completely honest with myself and say those four little words. They have power to connect with people, bring them hope, offer words of guidance, bring healing to the bereaved, they also hold personal power for me, to live my truth and be honest about who I am. You see, I always knew I was intuitive, but saying those four words also holds a lot of responsibility because connecting to the Spirit World is in itself a great responsibility. Those four little words “I am a Medium” also holds the power to destroy. Being open and honest takes courage to face the judgement that usually follows it. Especially in this day and age, our private life has become our public life with social media, it’s a constant struggle to maintain a level of ‘professionalism’, especially since I’m a high school art teacher during the day. A sense of worry... What would my students say? My collegues? What would the parents say? But hiding who I really am has its own level of destruction. And it’s not about announcing it to the world, it’s about being brave enough not to hide it anymore. There is something truly powerful in that, powerful and liberating. This is who I am, and no, it doesn’t make me special, nor does it make me cool and no, it doesn’t make weird. It makes me, who I am, honest with myself, honest with those around me and brave enough to say it.
Here are the three types of reactions that I have come across in my bravery.
The first thing that happens most often is that the person you’re telling will think it’s interesting and want to learn more about the Spirit World by asking lots of questions. They will also share with you their experiences and the things that they have felt and always questioned. The second person I’ve encountered is the non-believer that brushes you off and expresses their own opinion that life ends at death. Even if you were to materialize their loved one, they still wouldn’t believe. And the most common line is “There is no proof”, although there is actually a lot of proof, no proof will be enough to convince them. The third person you encounter is the person that gets very uncomfortable with you and thinks you’re reading their energy and they all together avoid you. A little side note. Just to let you know, that is not possible. You have a level of protection around you, and what your soul doesn’t want to share, it protects. And besides, just because I am able to connect, it doesn’t mean I am connecting all the time. Just because I love painting, doesn’t mean I want to paint all the time. There is a level of respect and reverence for doing Spiritual readings; there is a time and place for everything. So, no, I don’t go around reading peoples energy, and no I’m not always mentally connecting to the spirit world. I’m also not trying to convince those that don’t believe, we all have the right to our own beliefs and to what resonates within our own hearts. I will end with the famous words of Buddha, words that resonate with me.
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”