This article is a follow-up to my 2015 article on advice for mediums.
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Mediums are merely conduits meant to bring something through and translate it between this world into the next. In some ways, you could call them alchemists or artists or inventors, they could also be readers or coordinators or make-up artists.
There are many ways to bring through the divine and many job roles this could be filled in.
There are also many ways one can receive and then translate that reception.
Sometimes being a medium is done through public speaking, sometimes it is truly about gathering evidence from the afterlife, sometimes it's bringing through what the afterlife has to teach without naming any names.
On this website, I discuss the importance of working with and getting to know your ancestors and your spirits and why doing so has many benefits on your life, however alarming it might be when they first start contacting you.
Though some mediums are completely happy and comfortable with what's going on, most people have to figure out how it - the divine, the spirit world, and receiving from other planes - is going to work in their life, and this is where acceptance comes in.
And when it comes to accepting yourself as a medium, I have a few tips.
First, try to get a handle on considering yourself more of a conscious creator or an artist than just a medium who talks to the dead for pay. This is only one way to be a conduit for translating the message, and there are many messages.
In addition to my eBook, The Medium’s Toolkit, another helpful book for coming to terms with all the different ways you can be a medium is the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (for reference, here is the Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2NL9VaP) by Mason Currey.
Mason started with a blog detailing the habits of all the best creators on earth and how they lived, and this became a book.
If you read one passage every day, you'll start to see the many different ways creators, some standard mediums, we're here to translate all sorts of messages, bring through inventions, and you will feel better about how you do. When you start to see how other mediums work, you feel less weird about your weirdness that's just how it works. Since many artists have historically seen themselves as their works coming from elsewhere, and this is how mediums work, this is why I combine the two here.
Next, I've found it helps to start to look at yourself the way movies do, because, in fantasy, we create our ultimate collective reality.
And in fantasy -
The vampy, weird one, is usually synonymous with the cool and intriguing one.
Elvira, Morticia, Eleven, Powder, Edward Scissorhands all of these characters are fascinating, compelling and we want to get to know them.
We want to learn from them, spend hours thinking about their lives, and in our interestedness, we try to figure out what they see, how they work, bask in their themselves-ness, hoping to inspire and bring out some of that weirdness in ourselves.
In real life, this is you.
You're vampy weird one.
Usually, this character is also pretty smart, so we'll tack that on too. You also have a high IQ. Research actually shows the highly intuitive does tend to have a higher intelligence over all.
In the movies, the psychic medium of the bunch isn’t the weird one. They’re the alternative one who leads the pack and keeps everyone around them in awe. The psychic is the hero.
So to accept yourself for who you are, I would suggest watching a few things that will allow you to see outside of yourself, and thus start to change your mind about how you view yourself.
One series I like now is the new series Stranger Things on Netflix.
While there are many others, I think this piece and those within it fairly reflects both sides well.
It shows how some psychics, in reality, do get and feel ill after they use their gifts for things they don’t align with, and how some clairvoyants really do see the other side, which in this show is referred to as the upside down.
It also displays how in awe of her - the weird one - her fellow cast members are.
The Stranger Things cast writers do a truly great job in portraying the plain-day reality of how many psychics feel like they are the odd one when in reality, they are truly the revered one.
With that said, other movies that make great evidence of just how much society today loves the odd mystical-nerdy one include: Back to the Future, The Legend of Hell House, Star Wars, along with Harry Potter, Addam's Family and The Munsters, just to name a few.
You can accept how you feel about yourself by flipping the way you see yourself.
You aren't alone. Psychic mediums can and do often have trouble accepting themselves because they were outcasted by others in their early life. If this is you, this is all part of the journey too, which I talk about here and here.
However, today we live in a truly glorious time where it is far less likely for someone to be put away for talking about their visions, something our ancestors would be applauding, and because of this, it's truly important that we take advantage of this time while we have it.
Amanda Linette Meder
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- Five Well-Done Documentaries On Psychic Mediums
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