I’m outing myself! No, not that. I’m a straight psychic with a hint of the conventional.
“Do it only because you love it”— Barbara Sher, It’s Only Too Late if You Don’t Start Now
The gift of being intuitive comes with a price which is usually from a near death experience or devastating event. The shock comes when you doubt yourself. But you know that you know. After a while the hiding starts to wear you down. Then, you give in and come out. The folks who used to torment me by walking around in my mind and causing sleepless nights started fading away. The need to impress anyone or to battle my true identity disappeared into the sunset.
I spent decades working for less than stellar pay. A family member used to ridicule me about my so-called life choices and “lack of interesting work” and not living up to my potential. In retrospect, I never felt bad about my service to the community or the earth. Elitism bores me to tears. All rejections have turned into great teachers.
Much as I dislike the term “psychic” I now am now no longer afraid to take my place where I belong. Try switching up the word “psychic” with “recognizing” or “seeing.” Seeing is recognizing. In my coming out phase of life, a certain freedom exists. Just look at spring cherry blossoms on an old tree. Without the aging trunk with its extended gnarly branches there would be no blossoms. Nature is not afraid of color, diversity, or aging. People are.
“ I had no intention of losing hope and giving up.” —Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Come out, come out wherever you are!
People who have the sixth sense are often tested by non-believers. The point is when we open ourselves to the gift of Spirit a profound shift occurs and information is delivered. Anyone can learn. Psychic messages can be arrived at through meditation, making art, dancing, trance channeling, repetitive movement and dreaming. Clairvoyant messages may also appear in a flash of recognition to the practitioner.
Here’s one of my magical grounding tools.
Take any smooth rock, especially a river rock, and hold it for at least 10 minutes. Take a deep breath, counting to four… in through the nose and exhaling out through the mouth. As you exhale, imagine all your concerns disappearing. Repeat the breathing exercise four times. Then, out loud, give all worries and concerns to your stone as if speaking to a dear friend. You can be as crude or as formal as you want. I like to be a little formal, just to be ceremonial. Say “I now release all worries about money and health.” Or, “I no longer want to hold onto any insecurity,” etc. Be specific. Use details. As you hold your stone, ask for what you WANT. For example, ” I now affirm that I am in my new house.” Or, “I now feel healthy and whole.” See yourself as ALREADY doing what you want. Practice SEEING yourself in your new life role. Remember to conclude out loud with something like “and so it is” “amen” or “true dat!”
Don’t forget to thank your healing tool, the angels, and Spirit out loud. Observe your body and how it feels afterwards.
Happy Spring! Happy blossoms. I’m glad to be OUT as a hetero- intuitive and ABOUT as….myself.
Journal prompt 1: Do you believe in the paranormal? Have you ever had any experiences, visions, dreams or do you do readings? Does your family of origin have any opinions about psychics or intuitives? Do you fear psychic phenomena? Write about your experiences or feelings.
Journal prompt 2: What is your vision of success?
Copyright © 2014 by Susan E. Rowland