The other day I was talking to a reality show development company.
It's not uncommon for this to happen. I author an informational blog about Spirits. Television loves making shows about Spirits. They also love young vivacious women.
I'm a young vivacious woman who knows a little bit about Spirits.
Anyway, during this conversation, I was sharing with them that one of the things I do in my life is train other mediums to become better, more knowledgeable mediums who are comfortable with their gifts.
They replied that they had no idea there were so many mediums.
There are a lot of mediums, quite frankly, because there are a lot of Spirits.
I would garner to say there is generally at least one medium for every neighborhood or small community of people on earth. There has to be - if all of these Spirits are going to get their messages across to the living.
Before you freak out, remember - not everyone has developed their abilities to the point of usability. Nor has everyone that has gifts begun to realize that their chronic anxiety is actually a Spirit visiting them instead. Some are practicing professionally while others are still wide awake with fear and awake at 3 in the morning.
Needless to say, there are a lot of psychic mediums out there.
So, if there are so many of us . . .why haven't you met one yet?
5 Reasons You've Never Met a Psychic Medium
1. We don't normally introduce ourselves as mediums
Psychic mediums rarely introduce themselves as mediums.
I've told strangers many professions when asked to explain my life to a person sharing my row on an airplane. Freelance writer, translator, teacher, counselor, researcher, and blogger have just been some of the titles I've provided.
Generally, I don't share that I'm a medium during the first polite conversation upon meeting someone. Due to social stigmas, lack of information and the number of questions I'm usually asked when someone finds out - sometimes, I decide I'd rather read my book than get into it.
2. We don't talk about our jobs at social gatherings
Most professional mediums view their gifts as part of 'work,' because even though you love it, it does take work to help others and make the connection salient. For this reason, we'd generally prefer to take time off. . .as time off.
If or when a Spirit shows up, if we can't get them to leave on their own - that may be a different story!
3. We're not waiting on the chance to read you
Contrary to popular belief, we're not lurking around just waiting to give you messages in the deli section. So, if you haven't asked for one, you generally won't receive one. On top of that, if there isn't a Spirit present, most of us aren't receiving information about you. Sorry.
We can learn how to turn off our abilities to give ourselves time to relax - and a chance not to be working all the time. Also, see #2.
4. You probably haven't asked
A long time ago I stopped volunteering information about my work (mainly to avoid confrontation or working when trying to relax). During that time, I worried a lot about the 'what ifs' of when someone would ask me what I do - what would I say?
All that worrying for nothing. Believe it or not, if you don't volunteer information about yourself, most people never ask.
If you haven't taken the time to ask the person you're talking to at a party about themselves, who knows. . . . you could be talking to a medium and never know it!
5. We haven't told you
Most psychic mediums are pretty sensitive.
They have to be - it's a job-related thing. To be good at my job, I have to be sensitive to others and their needs.
So, given this, I am sensitive to people's fears and concerns.
If I sense you might be uncomfortable if I brought up the fact that I talk to the dead on the day to day - out of concern for your comfort, I generally try to keep it to myself.
Plus - it's kind of a 'wait to the 5th date thing' to drop into the water.