We are officially 5 weeks into the blog-marathon and with now over 500 articles and resources available to you completely for free, I wanted to take a minute to share with you how this all started.
I was not always a spirit-mentor. I was not always a dedicated spirit-teacher.
I was once in a place where I was too afraid to tell my friends what was happening with me and also, too afraid to sleep alone in my room at night. I was an adult, sleeping with all the lights on and trying to keep the radio on long enough and loud enough, so I couldn’t hear a thing.
I was raised to believe that any gifts that I had, could be considered a curse and that sharing them, using them or even talking about them, was something I could be punished for. While my parents loved me, they wanted a normal child - not one who regularly talked about things people couldn’t see.
So, I stifled my abilities. I locked them up, shut the door and pleaded every night for my abilities to go away. And they did. For years. In fact, I shoved and hid them away so far back into my mind, when they came back, I was terrified.
Looking for answers, I had no one to ask.
I didn’t know what I had, therefore, I hardly knew how to search. My sleepless nights were filled with randomly google searching things I heard in the night, “What does it mean when you hear banging on the door and no one is there?,” was a regular search term on my computer cache.
But, I came up with nothing. I came up with only black, lime green and ghostly sites filled with things, answers and explanations that hardly made sense and did nothing more than provide more confusion, or more fear.
I wanted to understand. I wanted to figure it out, and I wanted to be 'normal', but I didn’t know how.
So, I began my journey.
I went to the bookstore and got books on everything from diet, to mental illness to self-help to pagan to paranormal to chakras to spirits. All the books, I got them. Any book I could find which might hold an answer, I bought it. I read, and read and read until I finally came upon a book by another medium. A book which, while I can’t remember now, got me thinking that the things that I was seeing out of the corner of my eye, the voices I was hearing when no one was a round and the dreams I was having was much more than a freak curse.
It was mediumship.
Surprisingly, people round the world consider it a gift.
From there, I learned about it. I took classes. I found mentors. I read everything and researched everywhere. By and large, I taught myself.
And then - I vowed to teach others.
I didn’t want one more person, awake at night, to feel alone, isolated and like something was wrong with them.
I didn’t want one more person to feel crazy and scared.
I didn’t want one more person to live another day believing their beautiful gifts made them flawed and unlovable.
With my lifelong resume of teaching complicated biological topics, I knew I had the ability to teach complicated, hard to grasp things.
So while I didn’t know yet how I would teach others about Spirits at the time of the vow, I knew I had to. I knew that this was my mission - to shine a light on a topic where there once was none.
This how the Blog began.
This blog is the product of a vow I made years ago to help.
It still continues to do that, each and every day and my hope is that one day, I will have enough articles out there, so that no matter what scary question you ask - you have an answer - one that is a product of love and commitment - rather than one that is a producer of fear.
In addition to the blog though, I now have other resources.
There are small group classes, which foster an intimate supportive community for learning, exactly what we all need when we reach to understand something new and adventurous. And yes, the Spirit world is definitely adventurous.
I also offer something much more personal and one-on-one than group classes.
I often offer private tutoring and coaching, where we can work together, hand-in-hand as I work to guide you through the fear, the commitment and all the questions that come with learning how to safely, effectively and proudly develop your gifts in a way that serves your life, rather than hinders it.
These sessions vary in commitment, starting with at least 2 months personalized support.
And with them, we walk together in understanding.
Here, we work together to rewrite your relationship with Spirit into something empowering - rather than something scary.
We can turn what once kept you up at night in fear, into something that keeps you waking up smiling in the morning.
I turned the tides for myself, and I can help you, too.
Thanks for reading-
Amanda Linette Meder