For the past week or so, I did quite a few heavy animal communication readings. Readings with very old animals, animals close to passing, and animals who have just passed through seemingly traumatic deaths. It has been a reminder that I wouldn't necessarily recommend pursuing a career as a psychic medium or animal communicator if you really don't like having a lot of pressure on you. This work is not easy, on many accounts. It isn't necessarily fun all the time either. It is sacred work, yes. A lot of the time it is lots of fun. But it ain't always easy.
Psychic readings can often include themes like grief, guilt, pain, abuse, depression... Serious life-issues. It can be a lot to sort through and provide insight into and ways out of, in just an hour's session. Sometimes some really important questions come up, but that also have quite of bit of pressure to them. For example, how did a pet truly pass? The pressure comes with the owner feeling immense guilt from the question of whether or not they could have prevented their pet's death. Another example is a question of whether or not a missing family member is still alive. These are some heavy questions that carry a lot of responsibility for the person answering them.
In questions such as whether or not someone a missing person is alive or passed, I always make it very clear to the client that I should not be used as their sole answer for this question, and they shouldn't make any drastic decisions based on what comes up in our reading, because I could be wrong. It's important that every psychic be clear on this possibility, because so many people take what we say as complete truth, when they don't realize that everything in a reading is subject to interpretation from both the psychic and the client. If a psychic says that they are 100% right all the time, then I would run the other way (because that is one giant sign of a fraud).
Psychics are people too, and a reading can be influenced by so many things. I will write more about this in the future, but for now I wanted to mention that the typical Hollywood depiction of psychic mediums as super-humans who walk around knowing everything about everything is not accurate, and psychics should never be used as a replacement for professional help (whether that be medical, psychological, financial, etc etc). It is incredibly important to have strong ethics in this work.
As the psychic medium, I am not only connecting to the spirit who has passed or the client's spirit guides or animal: since I am opening up to sensing the non-physical, I also sense by default some of the client's own energy, their emotions, their fears, their nerves... It's important as the psychic to distinguish between what is just the client's fears or hopes about the situation, and what is the actual truth of the situation.
I also will sometimes feel connected to a client for hours after a session is done. This is just part of being psychic, of feeling when someone is thinking about you a lot. Some days I will have to continually break my energetic connection with a client after a session, just so I don't have to walk around feeling them working through the issues brought up in the session. It also took me a while to figure out that a lot of the anxiety and nervousness I was feeling before doing a reading belonged to the client I was about to meet. Once I realized that half of it wasn't even mine, I was better able to relax and ground before a session.
I am often asked if this work is draining. My usual answer is that no, it isn't usually draining at all. Some days I might wish I had a job with zero pressure, but even if this job can be hard, I also feel filled up when I do this work. Because even though I do have to wade through quite a few heavy topics, I also get to feel some amazing things, such as the unbelievable love a spirit has for their loved ones left behind, or the absolute joy and humor of those on the other side. And being part of a problem-solving process, of helping people through their serious issues. Of helping people through their grief. Of illuminating ways in which to shift things. It's an incredible honor to be apart of all this.
In other news I am continuing on my journey of healing my self through a type of elimination diet, and am learning something new every week about my body and what foods have been causing problems for me (even 'healthy' foods). It also has been a lot clearer what foods have been affecting my energy levels in a negative way or causing foggy thinking, which also really affects my readings. I just figured out that a probiotic that I started taking a week ago was giving me increased body pain, foggy brain, mild depression, and headaches. I switched to a different brand now and am feeling great again.
I hope you all have a lovely uplifting week. I myself am feeling quite excited about this week. The energy feels lighter. The readings so far this week have been upbeat. The weather is milder. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, then I will be doing another mediumship audience reading with two other mediums this Sunday the 19th. Click here if you want more info on that. We also plan on doing a blogtalk radio show this Thursday the 16th, at 7:30pm PST. We'll be taking callers live and doing some readings. If you go and like my facebook page, I will post the link there on Thursday.
Welcome! I am a 30 year old Medium and Animal Communicator. I am originally from Norway, but am currently living in Oregon, USA. This blog is to give you some insight into my life and work, as well as share some of my photography. Enjoy!