The choice to be a medium is not a choice that many mediums make with a faint heart.
I didn’t grow up planning to be a medium and most mediums I know didn't either.
In order to get where I am today, I started with a normal life.
I had a house. I had a long-term boyfriend who I planned to marry. I went to yoga and I cooked all of our meals from organic, fresh and local foods.
On the outside, everything was perfect, because that’s the way I had built it.
I had built a life of normal to mask everything that I thought was wrong with me, on the inside.
Then one day, I woke up in the middle of the night and realized I wasn’t who I thought I was.
I started making plans to leave my life of normalcy behind.
In five short months from the night I woke up, I was gone.
I left my furniture.
I left all of my belongings.
I left my job.
I left a long-term boyfriend.
I took my dog, my bike and whatever I needed to survive for the summer in the back of car.
I didn’t expect to be gone an entire lifetime though that’s ultimately what happened.
I walked away from a few pieces of my ‘normal life’ - my belongings, my friends, my partner, my house were all shed as part of my self-acceptance process.
It took me over 5 years, and two phases of acceptance, to finally step into my abilities as a medium.
I had to walk away at least twice before I walked into what I was really meant to be doing.
Accepting your abilities is something we all need to do as mediums.
And for many, the road is a bumpy one and it takes a long time.
But don't worry - friends show up as teachers, and will be there to help you along the way.
You will not walk the journey completely alone.
Amanda Linette Meder