What’s a Genuine Psychic to Do?
Sometimes I think:
If I were an accountant, would people constantly doubt that I could do my job?
I’ve had some doubters approach me lately. Today, especially, I’ve been thinking a lot about the notion of a “fraud.” Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just today—we psychic mediums are faced with the question, “But are you a genuine psychic?” a LOT.
Now most of the time, I let the criticism slide right off me. (You’ve got to, in this business!) I know my own talents. I know my own truths. So most of the time, I let the doubters doubt, and I move on with my life. I surround myself with people who aren’t trying to tear me down, as we all do. I stay centered in my own reality, and leave others their own.
Recently, though, I had a build-up of nay-sayers around me, more than I was comfortable with. A few incidents made me think about what a “fraud” psychic is, and what it is that bothers so many people about fraudulence. And, most important to me, what is my role as an honest, intuitive person in the face of animosity?
First of all, of course people don’t want to be lied to. Feeling lied to can really bring out feelings of insecurity and fear. People who feel lied to don’t know which way is up; they react to many things and people with distrust. I don’t ever lie to people–I also don’t go telling people about their lives if they haven’t requested that from me themselves. Even truthful information can be damaging, if it’s not solicited, or communicated responsibly.
And what is a psychic “fraud”? Unfortunately, statistics say that about 1 in 4 advertised psychics are AWARE that they have no psychic powers. That is to say, they know that they’re scamming people by telling them “insights” or the “future.” That kind of figure doesn’t give people in my line of work a good name.
But what about those of us who do have intuitive powers? Because the truth is, we all have intuitive powers. We have honed them (or not) to varying degrees, but nearly everyone I have ever met has had a moment of “knowing” something, or have experienced visceral reactions to people, places, animals, or objects…we all have senses beyond the accepted five.
So why doubt my intuition?
I offer no proof beyond my (extensive) resume or my life story of my personal intuitive power. But that’s enough for me. I don’t doubt that an accountant has the power to balance my checkbook unless I experience that he can’t do the job. Psychic reading and intuition is my PROFESSION. If I didn’t think I could do it well, I just wouldn’t do it!