Discovering my abilities took time. And funny enough, it took others telling me that I was capable of connecting with unseen energies before I even considered the possibility. It wasn’t until I reconnected with my grandmother in my early twenties, that I was introduced to the idea of my experiences being a skill that I inherited, instead of a curse I was being punished with. Later on in my life, it was my family and friends that helped me embrace these skills.
My grandmother moved in with my mother and stepdad when I was away at college. I hadn’t seen her since I was very little but, I was able to build a relationship with her during my visits home. During one of our first conversations she told me “You have the Gift.” Her comment was out of the blue and took me by surprise, especially since I didn’t know her that well. However, after years of visiting with my grandmother, she helped me understand a few things about what she called “the gift” and how it was a family trait. My grandmother also taught me about Psychic Mediums but, I still hadn’t accepted the possibility of me having any of the same talents as the famous TV Psychic Mediums she introduced me to.
After my grandmother passed away, I didn’t think much about my spiritual abilities and I focused on my young growing family. However, that didn’t stop my spiritual encounters from happening. To feel “normal” I started watching paranormal TV shows. Then a reality show about a Medium opened my mind again. Her stories and experiences were so similar to mine, it was hard to ignore. Apparently, my mother had seen the same show and called me to tell me that the woman’s stories sounded very similar to the ones I told her when I was young. My mom started to help me explore the possibility of me being Medium. We read books and I began to practice meditating.
Soon after, I became close with a few new friends and shared my stories with them. They allowed me to be myself and they did not judge me. They actually encouraged me to explore and understand what I was able to do. They were supportive and loving throughout my entire discovery process. These ladies were there for me when others turned away and I will forever be grateful for them. They each brought me something that I needed most at that time. They were meant to be a part of my life during one of the most difficult times I have had to endure: coming out of the Psychic Closet.
With the support of my family, friends and my amazing husband, I was able to not only accept my ability to communicate with spiritual energy but, I was also able to find the courage to share this ability with others. It’s quite funny looking back on it now because I see how what I thought were mistakes and coincidences were all stepping stones to get me where I am now. I am incredibly grateful to be able to help others with my spiritual abilities. I would like to think that when people speak with me, they find hope in knowing that there is life after death and that our loved ones are always around us, enjoying our lives with us. I am forever grateful for each person and each experience that helped me to get where I am now.