I chose this picture very strategically. That's me, holding my hair up and asking my husband to please take a picture so I can remember where the layers fell, so that next time I got a haircut I could get it right. This was taken after a lazy afternoon spent with my best friend at her family's pool, right before we gorged ourselves on sushi. This is NOT what my everyday life is like, but neither am I cloistered in a dark and sage-scented room talking to Spirits all day. It's really something more in-between.
A client recently expressed interest in knowing how my every day life is with such an amazing gift. I like the idea of sharing this because I know that it's going to change over time. One day I’ll look back at this and hopefully laugh, marveling at how things started out.
Before I understood my gifts (to be honest I don’t like calling them that, though it’s the word most people use for psychic-mediumship abilities – for a mini-tirade on that see this article) life was far more abnormal than it is today.
When I closed my eyes at night I’d see people’s faces. Sometimes they’d look back at me, and they weren’t always friendly (clairvoyance). I’d hear voices (clairaudience). I’d have to sneak away from a party or a get-together because I’d be overcome with inexplicable fear and anxiety that someone was watching me, or that something bad was about to happen (clairsentience/empathy). There were visiting Spirits who scared me. Sudden knowings made me doubt my intuition and wonder if I wasn’t nuts (claircognizance).
These days mediumship is a bigger part of my life, but by virtue of understanding it…it has become almost normal.
I bet my day looks more like yours than you think!
First thing when I wake up I try to review my dreams. I write them down if I feel that I need to pay extra attention to them, but I’ll be honest – more often than not I forget them. Then, I take the dog out and enjoy the fresh air as much as I can because I know I’m about to be stuck inside for 8 hours.
If there’s time I’ll pull a card for my day, and if I’m feeling particularly ambitious I’ll do a brief meditation and check in with my guides.
I still have a day job, so most of the day I’m tied to my computer doing that. On breaks and lunch I work on blogs, schedule things on social media, and sometimes squeeze in tarot readings for myself.
Early on my day used to be interrupted pretty frequently by Spirits dropping in with messages. This doesn’t happen as often anymore. Since I’m available for readings, Spirit knows that the best way to talk to me is to nudge their person towards a reading.
In the evenings I do client readings!
The real abnormal moments aren’t a daily occurrence, but they put an undeniable spin on life.
- talking to a spider to find out when the triple a guy is going to show up
- noticing a man’s deceased brother in line beside him at the post office
- insomnia brought on by the insistent presence of visiting Spirits, and at times earthbounds
- surprises sometimes ruined, but not often.
- knowing when a friend or family member is having a tough time, and dealing with cords/energy accordingly
- and more...
The truth is, life is extraordinary with or without mediumship. There’s just as much excitement to be had in connecting with the living as there is with the dead.
I don’t mean to downplay the whole thing! I only want to normalize it, and I think the first step to that is acknowledging that everyone has these abilities…
Yes, it changes your life (and yeah, it’s pretty cool), but it’s not a life that’s gifted to a precious few. It’s available to anyone with the desire and dedication. Some people fall into it. Others choose it. And still for many, it’s something in-between.
Curious about what a day-in-the-life looks like for other mediums and readers?
And you've read mine now. What's yours?