When Your Authenticity Comes Into Question:
How professional psychic mediums feel about it
A woman and a man sit down for a nice dinner on their very first date.
The man is dressed well, he’s gelled his hair and is wearing nice khaki slacks and a button down shirt. He's respectful individual, kind to women and is particularly thoughtful, when it comes to gift giving.
Right after the menu arrives, the woman looks at her date, and says,
“I don’t really trust men, you know.”
How does this perfectly innocent man, who has never done anything to warrant a withholding of trust, respond to that? Is it this man’s job to work out someone else's trust issues, and prove his worthiness? Or, should this woman have thought twice about bringing her baggage into a new relationship?
When someone introduces him/herself to me and on their first breath, feels the need to declare that they're skeptical about me, given my chosen profession, I'm never worried about it.
It is not my job to work out someone else's trust issues and it is not your job to place your trust issues with the Spirit World on a person who has done nothing to you.
On this earth, it is each person’s job to figure out what they believe and don’t believe, and it is also each person’s job to do their best in not placing their baggage and their fears, in someone else’s lap.
Your baggage with the Spirit World = Your Responsibility
I let the skeptical comments roll right off.
If someone is asking for my help, and they come to me, they're likely not as skeptical as they say they are. And hey, there’s no need to save face with me. I don’t care what your family and friends may think of you, if you come to me, and I also really don’t care what you think of me - all I want to know is - do you want to know what your Spirits say or not?
Skeptics, you can believe what you want - but until you personally get to know a medium, I'm not gonna hear it. I was a skeptic too once, and it was only after hundreds of fully validatable experiences, that I became a believer.
If you are a skeptic, feel the need to be honest on where you stand on things with your psychic medium, that’s okay and there are ways to do it. It's not okay to book a session specifically to test a medium. Running any test, on a human subject, for any reason, requires approval by the institutional review board (IRB), an independent ethics committee.
As with all things, it's not always what you say, but how you say it and as sensitives, many psychic mediums do take comments about their authenticity personally. So try not to make them.
Saying things like:
"I have really no experience with this"
“My last experience with a medium didn't go so well”
"I haven't had enough opportunities to gather my thoughts on what you do"
“I’m not sure how I feel yet on the existence of a Spirit World, but I am open to having an experience that may change my mind”
Will get your point across, while also being polite. Psychic mediums have feelings, so when you share your views, please be mindful of them.
- Amanda Linette Meder
Last Update: May 26, 2016