I’m coming out…and I want the world to know….to let it show! Keep singing if you want, because it’s a catchy tune. Yes, it’s time to come out of the closet…the spiritual closet that is. I am psychic. I am intuitive. I am an empath. I’m also a medium. I’m also an ordained minister.
One of my first intuitive memories is watching a popular family television show when I was eight years old and telling my parents that a certain someone on the show was a bad man. They assured me that he was not, and how he travelled around the world to make people laugh. At eight, what I knew is that he made my stomach hurt, and when he did his shuffling dance during pudding commercials, I literally wanted to throw up. Fast forward 20 some years later, and things started to fall into place about why I had that reaction.
I spent my 30’s (and now 40’s) digesting, dissecting, learning, absorbing, and questioning all of the above. I started my learning journey with Reiki, and then yoga, and then laughter yoga. I went on to ministry training that focused on psychic/mediumship work and healing, then worked with a mentor. Then I found hypnotherapy, and today am working on my doctorate in mind-body medicine after a 20 plus year career as a therapist. Why? Well, why not?
Everything is about energy—we all have it around us. For those of us who are empathic, we feel it. Those of us who are intuitive, we sense it. A lot of my personal work and growth was how to work with that energy and not take it on, and not to become overwhelmed by it. It has been quite the interesting journey.
I feel it is important to mention why I’ve kept this aspect of myself mostly hidden. It isn’t something that is always welcome or embraced in our society. I’ve been shamed because of it, made fun of, relationships have changed, and told countless times that I’m wrong. I wasn’t wrong at age eight, it just took 20 years for the truth to come out. This is also the reason I am on this significant learning journey, because there is a reason I am this way, and I truly believe it is a gift.
Sometimes gifts don’t come with pretty paper and bows…nor do they have a return policy. This gift comes with great responsibility. A popular misconception is that I am always “on” and read someone right off. It is none of my business to nose around in people’s life, unless they specifically ask me to, and then they can schedule an appointment. Would you want to know the nitty gritty about everyone that happens along your path? Nope! Keeping track of my own life is enough for me to handle.
So why now? I’ve been encouraged, prodded, and pushed a bit over the last several years to share my gifts. This past year (with some nudges to get started) I led a spiritual development group with four lovely souls, helping them with their growth and development. It has brought me such joy and excitement to watch their progress, that it is encouraging me to expand even more. Readings provide healing and comfort, and my mission is to help others on their healing journey, so now is the time to step out and share my gift.