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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another insightful article by Melissa Van Rossum (with some comments from me!)

About a decade ago I was attending a church that sent out the minister’s upcoming sermons in their newsletter. Over the next month he would be teaching on “The Evils of Psychics, Astrology, Tarot and the Paranormal”

Uh-huh. That marked the last Sunday I attended that church.

A friend suggested I make an appointment with the minister and perhaps do a reading for him. She thought that might open his mind.

I didn’t follow through on that idea partly out of fear of what that minister’s potential reaction might be. He ran (and still runs) one of the largest conservative churches in Atlanta and wields a considerable amount of influence. If he had decided to toss my name out to the congregation that week I might still be getting phone calls. At the time I didn’t see much sense in stepping out in front of what looked to me like an oncoming bus.

But I also declined because the point of my readings and abilities are not to convert or to prove anything to anyone really.

I often wonder what that minister and the church members must think today of the popularity of Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Psychic Kids - Children of the Paranormal, Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State and Ghost Hunters International.

Even though they’re an organization that, in part, teaches a belief in life after death, I doubt they’d be open to any truth other than their strict interpretation of what happens after you die.

Ahhh, it’s my childhood all over again.

But thankfully, the veil continues to lift and their are more psychics and mediums living out loud who voice their experiences. God bless you all.

Here's what I think:

You’ve probably noticed by now, I’m a fan of Melissa’s work. I frequently agree and relate to what she has to say, which is why I choose to share certain articles of hers with you. This particular post struck a cord and hit close to home with me. I recently had someone walk out of my life abruptly after learning of my abilities. I had become close to their family over the past 5+ years. She chose to cut off contact due to her religious beliefs, thereby, me being a “danger” to her children. I was then written a letter outlining all of the biblical proof (and I use that word loosely here) that I was surrounded by nothing but “evil spirits and demons”. I know the intention of that letter was to sway me towards the god she claims exists, but completely achieved the opposite. It is that close-mindedness that I want no part of.

Mostly I am saddened that she is operating on a daily basis out of fear. I’ve lived that life. It is not a fun way to live.

I am also saddened by what her children may think of me. I had a bond with those kids and would never want them to believe I am “evil” or would ever cause them harm.

I would love to live in a world where people think outside the little boxes they cram themselves into.

I would love to live in a world where anything is possible. A world where it could even be possible that our faiths and belief structures may not be exactly right…and accept and embrace that. Be open to the possibilities.

A world where what happens after we die may not be as clear cut as some think.

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3 comments: to “ Psychics, Ghosts, Astrology, Paranormal, Hauntings

  • Growing Up!
    April 10, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

    Its humerus to note these persons generally think we are delusional because we see spiritual essence in a light that it not dependent on the dogma of religions. To be able to find and see the spirit in ALL things is completely outside the realm of their pre-conditioned senses. It is weight on me to witness so many with their drone like deadened awareness. Why can't they see that they are walking constantly through a universe and world that is filled with ALL variety of non-corporeal spirits and entities. (As well as embodied ones that they seem to ignore and discount too!) I watch from a distance and smile mostly ~ as they mingle about. And, I am quite content to keep that distance from these people to myself. Need not their distractions.

    In good health!


  • Anonymous
    April 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

    I am sorry that someone has treated you so harshly. It is hard enough to deal with prejudices of the un-educated whom aren't close to your heart, let alone someone you have allowed in. I hope that at some point she comes to her senses and realizes that there are quite a few psychics who feel their gifts are a gift from their god and have some sort of purpose.

  • The Reluctant Medium
    April 10, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

    I truly appreciate the support guys!

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