Each Wednesday Bonnie asks if anyone has any questions. Since the class is mostly attended by beginners, there is always at least one question. A few questions that have come up recently are: Why can't a Medium or Psychic get the information that I'm asking for? Why should we seek the guidance of a Medium or Psychic, when the outcome or what they predict can change? and Whats the difference between a Medium and a Psychic? Lol, of course it is a subject near and dear to my heart.... and Bonnie knows this, so she let me have the floor.
So... There is no guarantee that the medium can see what your asking of them. The thing is, we depend on spirit to bring forward what you need to know. They tell us what to tell you, not the other way around. They bring what they feel is important. Now, you may not feel it is important, but really, who are you to tell them (spirit) what is and isn't important? Don't you think they may know better than you? Also, just because it isn't important to you, doesn't mean its not important to someone else (your spouse, your kid, your friend), anyone you share the information with. You never know, it could mean the world to that other person, and you have no clue that they are even interested. Now, say you have something in specific that you want to know about. We can certainly ask about it, but spirit may not be willing to share at this time. Yes, we get as frustrated as you do.
The whole point in seeking guidance is just that, to seek information. When you receive that information you have free will to follow it, or to change it. Sometimes just knowing that an event is going to happen stops it in its tracks, or changes the outcome. You have the ability to believe what the medium/psychic says, or you can choose to ignore it. Or say I tell you that I see a car accident in your future. By giving you that information, you will most likely change your driving habits (subconsciously) and may actually prevent it. I have a really great example of this if you ever get the chance to ask me about it.
The 3rd and final question is the one I had the hardest answering. I now realize that I had to live through working this past weekend at Oshawa Rib Fest, to be able to fully answer it. (I started this blog back at the beginning of August!). If you look under my FAQ's page you'll see these definitions:
Mediums ~ A medium has the ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead. This may be accomplished by channeling, in which the medium acts as a go-between for the other side. A good medium is also constantly updating their education in how to communicate.
Psychics ~ A psychic works at an intuitive level. Individuals who are psychic claim to have the ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses via a "sixth sense" or extrasensory perception.
A medium may have psychic abilities, but a psychic may not be a medium.
I hope that helped a bit. I have found that most psychics don't do anything to keep up with learning new techniques or information. They feel that they do not need to. They just have to practice the gift that they were given.
I had the opportunity to meet a psychic while at the Rib Fest. She was a little perturbed that we (myself and other mediums/psychics) were there. Apparently she has been working Rib Fest since the beginning, and has never had any competition. I will say this, when people came to her and asked for someone who was in my tent, she actually sent them to us! I was shocked to learn that, and accompanied Shannon (the owner of my tent) to thank her for that. Now.... I found it interesting that I was handed a brochure that talked about her psychic abilities, that she was a healer, reader and advisor (her spelling). I loved this line on the inside cover "She will tell you why you came and how to solve it". Other parts read: Let her be your solution. let her amaze you with her healing abilities to clear black magic, bad luck and evil forces! Put your heart and mind at peace knowing you can trust and believe once again. Specialize in removing any sorrow your heart has felt. Call Today for a better tomorrow.
This Amazing Lady is open 9 to 9, 7 days a week! There is a phone number for you to call, but no address..... or NAME? Really? NO NAME? That CANT be a Typo. Sorry, I'm sure someone would have caught that. This brochure has been printed by a professional printer. I get not having an address on it, as I too work out of my home, but not a name? That I just don't understand. Where is the integrity? Why isn't she proud to put her name to what she does?
We had a few people come to our tent after visiting with her. 2 out of 3 were scared. Honestly scared! She had said that they had been cursed and that she couldn't remove the curse there, (of course), but that they would have to book a private reading later in the week (of course). Oh by the way, that later reading was to the tune of $300! and that was just the 1st visit, it would take 3 or 4 (but of course). Also if she prays for your soul, that's another fee.
Oh, and don't ask her how she got the information.... she just knows..... really. She doesn't hear, see or feel spirit. None of the information comes from spirit. Just her.
God knows I'm not perfect, but at least I'm honest. I stand behind my work. I am the real deal. And I never take the glory for spirit... as we mediums say... 'From Spirit, THROUGH Spirit, To Spirit." . I'm just the messenger. I also don't scare people into seeing me again. I actually tell them not to come and see me before 6 months. People need time to let things unfold. I also remind them that they have free will, and that ultimately how their life turns out is really up to them. I try to suggest ways they can improve their life themselves (like through eduction, readings or classes, meditation, physical activity, or by seeking out medical guidance.)
I have testimonials, I teach workshops on self improvement (and don't charge an arm & a leg). I'm constantly taking classes and reading books. I don't gouge when it comes to my fees (private or parties). Everyday I answer questions to clarify something that came up in a reading for a client. I do that at no charge.
I always tell people it's not about the money. I use the money towards my retirement, taking my family on vacation and some of the niceties that life has to offer. I don't need the money. I do it to help. I love to help people connect with their loved ones. I love to help people see different avenues that are coming up for them. I love helping people.
Anyway, I hope that helps people know what to look for when looking for help & answers from the divine (spirit). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them. I welcome the discussions.
As always, thank you for reading. Sorry it was so long. Love & Light, Truly
And for those of you who have been watching me on T.V., you now know why I say 'spirit says...' As you've learned, Its not my information, its from spirit. Pretty cool eh?