Have You Looked In The Mirror Lately?

Yup, those are my eyeballs
In the circuitous route we sometimes take, somehow –  I cannot remember how – I ended up “liking” a page on Facebook of a medium/clairvoyant.

I noticed that this person was completely exhausting himself doing readings.  Not only did he say so, but every time I saw a post I thought to myself,”This guy will be in trouble if he keeps living his life this way and expending all that energy unnecessarily without taking anything in.”  I guess he started realizing this himself because he started posting here and there about some changes he was going to make along those lines, and every time I happened by one I would write a brief encouragement.

Everything I said was rebuffed.

Then today I saw the oddest thing.  He posted about “liking to laugh at people who make themselves believe they have a gift from what they call spirit. Please!!!”  He also said he should “start naming and shaming people” and that he would “ask mother Karma to come and get you early.”

I gather that something happened to make him pretty upset.  Like you, I am by no means perfect.  We all have had our flip out moments, no matter how much we work on not losing our stuff.

It did make me wonder though, what (literally) might have come over him (or attached itself to him).  I just wanted to get away as quickly as I could, and I did.  

The conversation was about Mediumship.  He felt that there are only two paths to being a Medium – you’re either born one or you have a life and death experience.  He differentiated between Mediums who can literally see ghosts and sit down and have a chat with them, and those who see spirits with their Mind’s Eye. 

Why?  Does it matter?  Is one kind of communication more meaningful than another?  If the message gets passed on, then in my opinion, that is the point.  I also feel that there are no absolutes in these things.  Everyone has a different experience.

 I would hope that we can all agree to disagree at any time and respect one another’s experiences and perspectives.  Some things I believe I “know” because I was taught them and they seem to be supported by my personal experience.  HOWEVER, I am not sure about every single one. 
For instance, I have heard many times that primary spirit guides are with us when we’re born and never leave us.  I have met many spirit guides and I have never had one indicate that they haven’t been there the entire time or that they are going anywhere, ever, but at the same time I could not swear that I know for a fact that this is true.  It is simply my observation that it seems right to me.
There are other things that I have experienced personally and therefore I know them to be true, or at least true in my own experience.  For instance, what I stated about mediumship.  I have never been trained in mediumship.  I do not generally walk around and see and speak to ghosts wherever I go (thank goodness! because that would just be weird and distracting), but I do meet up with them in readings all of the time.  This is validated by people I read for who, when I describe who I met up with, send me a picture of them from when they were alive and it’s simply them.  Yes, that is who I saw and who came to give you a message. 
We know that we are all mirrors for one another.  When we see something we don’t like in someone else, it might help to pause and see if somehow we ourselves are this thing we dislike.
But what about being really honest with ourselves about who we are, just when we’re alone?
Maya Angelou said, “I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself.  But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself.  It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes.  If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being.  You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is within one’s own self.”
It seems that every day that passes brings us new opportunities to learn and accept new realities or previously unknown information.  I hope that more and more people are learning about their intuition, don’t you? 
I hope serendipity, synchronicity and signs pointing you in the right direction are abundant and that joy finds you with each passing day.  I hope you stand in the face of opposition, negativity, a bad turn of events, and sad or depressing news and find a path to choose joy anyway. 
I love that there are people ahead of me and people behind me and many right alongside me who like talking with me.  We learn, we teach, we enjoy each other and we grow and move forward together.
Go take a look in the mirror.  Can you look yourself square in the eye?  What do you feel when you try?  What do you see in there?
I could not do it for years.  It is an intense exercise.  If you can’t do it, if you skirt around it and look at your body instead (like it or hate it), you are practicing avoidance.  I’d been working on this for a really long time.  I had internal impressions about what I saw when I sideways glanced.  Then finally I started zeroing in on it.  One day I looked myself in the eye without planning to.  I saw that I finally could look straight at myself and boy, was I surprised by what I saw.   A lot had changed since those first days of starting the exercise.  Who knew it would be such a challenging thing to do?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?  Whose eyes stare straight back at you?  What does this soul know?  Who is it?