How To Cope With Being A Psychic Medium
While I now love and cherish my job, exposing myself to the psychic universe around the clock can be tough, especially once spirits get involved. Forget other people and what they will call you. Dealing with what one has to deal with personally is already enough, here’s some thoughts on how to cope -
This weekend I visited a fabulous antique shop with my significant other. We were having a beautiful afternoon, it was snowing, we got a few cafe au laits from a new coffee shop, and we were exploring our neighborhood. It was that sort of weekend.
When he suggested going into this antique shop, I was more than excited - I love old furniture, I love old houses, and I grew up in an old Victorian home. I was like dang, this guy knows my heart but moving on -
The store itself was several stories tall, and as we walked up the stairs to the second floor, things began to change.
Suddenly, I got freezing cold, tingly, and the feeling in my chest began to drop.
I knew what this meant - there was a Spirit somewhere close.
It's like when you play that "warmer, warmer" as a way to say "closer, closer" game as a kid. When you feel a spirit, the more intense the sensation gets, generally, the closer you're getting to it or the closer it is getting to you. So anyway -
A spirit wanting my attention.
What had gone from a romantic snow day had turned into a paranormal T.V. show.
My worst nightmare since these are literal ghosts in my closet I don't necessarily want ‘ol new boyfriend to see.
Being all wrapped up in the weekend, I’d completely forgotten to put up my 'tune it out' boundaries before leaving the house, and I was caught entirely off guard. I was off-duty, and I didn’t want to be on duty. I just wanted to shop!
Basically, every psychic medium has a moment like this.
It sounds imaginary to others at times, but it is a genuine moment.
So sometime in my early teens, I began to realize that not everyone was like me, and, to try and fit in, I started my plight to make these weird occurrences stop.
While it didn't quite work all the way (i.e. you are currently reading a blog about said thing), I can safely tell you that I now can usually tune out spirits and other ether-based things. Along the way, I learned a few techniques to help others keep calm and carry on in any situation involving a Spirit.
Are you in need of help managing intuitive gifts in your day to day life?
Are you struggling with turning it down?
Merely trying to keep your cool when ‘something happens’ and you’re surrounded by people who may not understand?
Sometimes being this way makes you feel like a fish on land, but you don't have to feel this way.
What follows below are a few things that have helped me live more peacefully, in everyday life and if you are empathetic or psychic, or know someone who is, read on -
My 3 Best Tips for Managing Spiritual Abilities
Take a Deep Breath
Remind yourself: spirits are just people. For the most part, if you are sensing or picking up on energy in the room - whether it is a perception from another living person or the essence of someone on the other side, you are interacting with a person. Sometimes, a pet, which in my humble opinion, is even better.
Alive, not alive, crossed over, not crossed over, earthbound, not earthbound, negative energy, positive energy - it’s all people and usually pets. I will tell you that it is rarely, rarely, like very infrequently, a demon. Typically, it's someone's grandma.
So take a deep breath, if you sense something you too are a person. There, now you have something in common. You don’t have to engage, deliver information, find out what the mystery is, or do anything at all. A friendly smile is all that is needed. No need to uncover a mystery or open a can of drama. Most of the time, they aren’t even asking for that when you pass them.
Sometimes yes it is like being in an episode of the Jetsons and seeing something zip by - you don't always have to catch up to it.
1, 2, 3. . . Turn it down
To decrease your overall sensitivity, you can turn down your abilities.
Close your eyes and imagine the volume knob on the radio with up and down buttons. Imagine yourself turning down the knob to off. Turning down the volume, lowering the heat. Count backward down from 10, and go as low as you can on the knob. I learned this technique from another psychic, Debra Katz. So, it works.
As you do this, tell yourself, this is the knob of your psychic abilities, and you are turning them down. It helps to go to the bathroom or step away from the source if you can. Some people like to imagine a cloak of white light on themselves too. I have meditations in The Membership Center that do this (such as The White Light Shield Meditation), and also a protection meditation for sale a la carte here.
Create A Boundary
This is what I was talking about just before with the shield.
If you have psychic mediumship gifts, and you aren't paying attention to them, you might be running around with no veil. Doing so is like being part of the royal family and running errands without any security - what are you thinking? Precious cargo!
A veil is an energetic barrier between the human physical realm and the realm of Spirit and the Divine Consciousness.
Everything psychic. Thus, if you are like me and sense everything, you likely lack a thin veil of protection between you and the psychic world, and what you do then re-create one or beef yours up in some way.
Some people use an actual amulet for protecting their veil, also known as an aura. If you decide to do this, for your amulet, I recommend using a stone that rests over your heart or your stomach chakra and having that stone be a protection crystal related to your rising ascendent zodiac sign. This is the sign most people psychically attack because it's our public aspect. So "protecting" this aspect with a stone designed explicitly for this, is to me, is the best way to use a protection amulet if you are going to use one at all. Other protection objects that are good are those that have been given to you by those that you love.
Protecting your veil is just like using a moisturizer in the winter. It helps prevent infection. So it’s best done ahead of time, but, if you don't have a physical tool, and need something in the moment, you can create a psychic boundary in a time of need, here’s how:
- White Light Meditation -
Close your eyes. Imagine light above you, shining down from the sky. This light is white, and as it shines down from above, it surrounds you, above your head, below your feet, in front of you, behind you. A bubble of white light surrounds you. Imagine the light bubble getting bigger and bigger. Imagine it coating your entire aura like a golden egg. Open your eyes when done.
This last technique pushes all the energy outside of your field so you can view it more; clearly, it doesn't remove it, but it does remove you from it.
In the above example, this meditation would pull the ghost energy off my immediate sensory area, give me some breathing room, but when I opened my eyes, the ghost wouldn't be gone. It just wouldn't be able to affect me as intensely. This gives one time to think. It's like giving yourself the invincible power in Super Mario Bros 3 (Amazon Link). It's temporary, but it's helpful, and it does give you some breathing room.
Outside of the spirit world, I also use these techniques to create boundaries in living situations, too, especially this last one. If you are dealing with spirits, I also recommend never making eye contact. If you don't want to engage, don't let them know you see them. Meaning, do not respond behavior-wise and you'll likely be able to get by any ghosty place unnoticed and unharmed.
These are just a few every-day management tips for dealing with your psychic/spiritual gifts. Take a deep breath, take a step back, and give yourself a shield -physical or non-physical.
It's a tad like walking through the dark forest, but at the end of the day, having gifts like these does make the world just a bit more interesting, doesn't it?
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Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 13 Nov 2018