Psychic Mediums & Self Doubt
Why Is It So Hard To Say What You Really See?
Back in the day, it was true that not a week went by where I don't receive at least one email or telephone call, challenging me to prove whether or not I was really who I said I was.
These days, it rarely occurs, and I'm far less affected by it now when it does. It used to sting to my core, and now, I'm more like whatever.
As a medium, I'm familiar with the fact that psychic mediums have a social stigma attached to what it is they do for a living.
Mediums are aware of the overarching public perception of who we are and what we do.
Here are just a few of the stigmas:
Making it up
Cold reading you
Researching you before a reading
Preying upon the vulnerable and weak
Preying upon the gullible
Unsavory and unethical
Forget that most psychic mediums have a robust code of ethics that they practice under or the fact that many psychic mediums can provide you with evidence of things they couldn't have known otherwise.
Before you go ahead and say that it's the fault of the industry, as to why these stigmas are cast - I could say the same for any industry. Most mediums are well-meaning individuals who are doing their best using their abilities to connect you with helpful guidance in Spirit.
Many of mediums have overcome stigmas of mental illness, social isolation or even abuse to stand up and do what they do. Some people have ancestral pain related to their relatives being hurt or isolated for sharing their gifts.
This is why it's hard for many mediums to say everything they get.
The fear of being judged and outcasted from society. Though this is less of an issue now than it was in the past, in many countries, it still is.
Many mediums are also afraid to say what they see because they don't want to hurt your feelings or say something that could be considered 'bad.'
If you go into a reading to find out if your wife is having an affair, and that's what the medium sees, he or she may be nervous to tell you, because they may be afraid you won't want to hear it, will get upset. But as you go along, you get over that.
If you are a client, and you want your medium to be straight with you, just let your medium know you are open to hearing anything that comes through - no matter what it is. Sometimes, that's all they need to hear to be sure you really are ready to hear it all.
If you are a medium, say it. As long as you do it with compassion, there's not a lot to lose.
You never know what is bad, anyway. Sometimes, what you consider 'bad' is just the exact validation someone needed to hear to move on with their life finally.
The truth is always in everyone's best interests, regardless of what it is.
Amanda Linette Meder