I received a message the other day inquiring about the nature of the work that I do as it relates to other mysterious and mystical practices. I get a lot of questions like this and It was an interesting dialog so I thought I'd expand on the subject and share it with you.
Q: I was watching a show the other day. It was about wicca and druids. Is physic reading and the other things you do different than that?
A: I don't think there's anything stupid about that question... not many people know how to separate these subjects.
My understanding is the Druids were an ancient culture of pagan priests... Pagans are those who believe in the powers of the earth and elements and call in these powers in rituals and practices. Pagans are polytheistic (believing in many gods) and do not look to a single founder, scripture or philosophy. Pagans believe they are one with nature and the elemental forces rather than separate from the divine as in many other spiritual practices.
Wicca is kind of a sub-culture of Pagans... they are regarded as more "witchy" as the practice involves some type of magical ritual. Wicca is still grounded deeply in using the forces of nature and has a more duotheistic foundation, believing in the mother goddess and father god.
Both belief structures have a kind of religious feel, although they are pretty loose in interpretation and use. I think they are much more personal spiritual practices and the nature of the beliefs is such that one is left to their own calling without heavy teaching or guidance from "authorities" in the communities.
All of the practices are based in creating from nature/natural phenomena and aren't demonic or nearly as sensational as they are portrayed on TV or in movies.
In my work as a psychic and medium, I sometimes will call in support from nature or certain deities but I work more with the individual and, as needed, their ancestors and spirit guides.
Q: Right! The show made you realize that it's not demonic as people might think. I'm sure their some that are. Have you always had the ability to do what you do?
A: There are always going to be people who look at the dark side of things but my experience is those who embrace these practices are much more conscious about the energy they send out and attract.
I had a lot of these abilities when I was young but it overwhelmed me, I didn't know how to manage the images and sensations so I cut it off... my intuition was good but the spirits were too intense for me. I'm better at delineating the terms of communication with them now. I understand that my connection with the spirit world is to serve me and those around me.
I am a conduit for energy, information and healing. It feels like the purpose from which I can serve my community and the world.
Feel free to ask me anything you like. There is an abundance of erroneous and sensational information floating around about magical and mystical subjects. And there are many of us who look like your aunt or neighbor or mailman who are here to show you that it isn't to be feared - we are here to help illuminate the path for others.
May your world grow brighter, lighter and more loving every day ~ C
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