What Does a Psychic Medium Think
About What Other People Think About Her?
A few days ago, one of my close friends reached out to me for help.
Around 2 pm, I received an alert on my phone, with a new email message from a close friend.
That morning, she had taken her son to see a doctor. Her son is one of the sweetest boys on the face of the planet. He loves crystals, trucks, and also friendly chatting with strangers.
Like all of us, he enjoys talking about and discussing his daily experiences. He sees those in Spirit, and he's not afraid to bring it up in casual conversation.
Sure, kids have imagination. Sure, they get creative. But, this little body sees and hears things that even the best psychics and mediums can all verify in a double-blind test.
Back to the doctor's appointment -
In her son's friendly chatting, he happened to share with the doctor about a Spirit he saw and heard just the other day.
At that moment, my friend froze, not knowing how the doctor would react or what would happen next.
As she watched the doctors face turn from an expression of a friendly inquiry to one of horror and disgust, she knew what was about to follow.
Geared directly at her child, the doctor went on and on how ghosts aren't real and how awful it is that your mother encourages imagination like that.
My friend was frozen in shock as her son, sat there, with his heart, breaking.
I knew exactly what he was feeling.
As a post-little girl who has been scolded and experienced the disgusted facial experiences of doctors, friends, strangers and ex-boyfriends, for sharing my real, honest and truthful experiences, my heart sank. I began to see images of myself as a little girl, sitting on a Doctor's bench, hearing the words, through laughter or dismissal,
"That's not real, you know."
How could an adult tell a child their experiences were fake and not real? How could any other human, feel it is their right to tell someone that what they think, believe and feel is false, based on their own experiences?
Then, I remembered.
I sometimes do that, too.
I've had a pretty strong opinion about other people's views.
I've gotten on the Spirit High-horse about a blog commenter or a random stranger who smacks down the very idea of the reality of what I've shared and my experiences.
Sometimes, I get upset when I read a comment, an article, or over-hear a conversation about mediums being fakers. This rarely happens anymore, but it has happened.
As a little girl, a young woman and a now-adult who grew up hiding under the covers from Spirit, I could never imagine why someone would immediately discount it all.
Children are generally closer to the world of Spirit that adults are, so they tend to be more sensitive and aware.
My beliefs and opinions are based on a collection of personal life experiences.
This doctor also had an opinion about Spirits, based on her collection of experiences (or non-experiences) with them.
My friend's son has an opinion about Spirits, based on his collection of experiences with them.
And so do you.
Because each of us has a different collection of experiences, we have a diverse collection of beliefs. We have a different set of truths which make up and change our reality. New experiences unfold new truths, so it's always possible that one encounter with a sensitive kid could open up new ideas in any single person.
Back to the doctor and what my eventual advice was to my friend and her son.
When I received my friend's email, I was driving home from a doctor's appointment myself. With a doctor, who not only believes in those in Spirit, but, identifies as being a sensitive, as well. They are out there.
The real issue here was a difference in opinions, based on a variation of life experiences, where the problem, only arose, when one person, insisted on forcing their truth on another.
An experience like this one, while unpleasant, is a learning experience on the nature of opinion, personal truth, and belief system and the best way possible way to respect others.
When someone questions your belief, your experience, and ultimately, your reality, you have a chance to ponder the nature of opinion, and where opinions originate from in the first place.
And then, you have the opportunity to ask yourself this question:
What is more important to me in my life - to be forever affected by what other people think about my truth, or to continue to find alignment with what I know to be true in my heart?
For me, it's the second one that's more important.
When a child's belief is questioned, we can always reinforce it later or help them with how they feel about it, separating them from the outside opinion. We can't protect children from outside opinions forever, but we can help them with processing them for later on in life.
Nowadays, when someone questions my ability or the ability of a friend or child I know, I'm more or less like whatever, it doesn't matter. I've figured it out for me, so it's not important to me if your life experience is different. I believe we can all be this casual about what others think of our beliefs if we want to.
When I align myself with my truth, I stop caring about what other people have said or might say, about my reality and belief in the existence of Spirit.
You can choose to shrug it off too, regardless of what you overhear.
Amanda Linette Meder