Why is it so difficult to tell people that I am an intuitive? Just for clarification, I use that word because it’s much softer and not as scary as the word “psychic” to most people. Everyone knows what a psychic is, but when I say “intuitive” I get a puzzled look and the ask if that has anything to do with Quickbooks (since their parent company is Intuit).
My gift is developing and I try so hard not to compare myself. I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now. I think it may have something to do with my comfort on a couple of different levels. First, as much as I try, I still question my abilities. I get signs, I get validation, I get testimonials and yet I think I am just as surprised as anyone and I wonder if I’m making it all up. I’m 99.9% sure I’m not because there’s just no explaining some things. On another level, as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t want anyone to think I’m a weirdo. How do you just happen to mention to someone you’ve known for 25 years that oh yeah, by the way, I’m psychic now. My biggest fear is that I’m going to embarrass my family. My husband and my son are science guys. They don’t want to hear about it. My daughter is much more open, but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t tell her friends.
Some people are afraid of psychics and mediums because it’s against their religion. I am not religious, I am not going to be conformed into a set of rules about what God is. Instead, I am spiritual; I have a one-on-one relationship with God. But it’s a personal relationship, not one I’m going to be discussing with anyone else.
So How do you do your work without bringing it into the house? Sometimes I get excited about some messages I get and I want to tell someone! My dog likes to listen but I’m pretty sure the cat is a scientist too. I think I came up with a way to sneak it in though. I’ve had my art website and my intuitive website separate for a long time. I’ve decided to merge them into one entity I’m calling “The Artful Intuitive.” It’s a way to hide behind my art for a little while because I’m confident in my art and I really don’t care whether you like it or not. It sells to people who are attracted to it. Just like I give readings to people who need me. I am not going to be right for every person either way.
So I am stepping out of my fear a little at a time. For those who can accept that I offer a little something “extra”, nothing will change and that’s how I hope it stays. For those who can’t accept it, well I’m sorry that you think anything has changed because I haven’t. I’m just tired of being scared about whether you’re going to stop being my friend, or talking to me, or about me.
I promise not to carry around a crystal ball or wear a glittery head scarf when we are together. I won’t whip out my tarot cards at the dinner table (unless you ask me to) and I will never try to talk you into believing in what I do. But if you are curious about what it feels like, or how I get my messages, don’t be afraid to start the conversation. I can share my experiences and you can choose to believe what you wish!
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