You know there are just some things in life that you are better off not talking about unless the person you are speaking with is on the 'same wavelength'.
Take clairvoyants for instance.
I met up with a friend today. As we were having coffee we got onto the subject of clairvoyants. He said, "mediums pretend to contact the spirit world to con you out of money and clairvoyants pretend to see the future to con you out of money." He then said, "in fact, it's way more likely that the tax accountant was sent to you by your late Aunty Mary".
I just smiled. You see I am one of those people who definitely believes in the paranormal and the ability of some people to be able to communicate with the dead. Like every profession there are good ones and bad ones. However, there is just no point in debating the issue. Because you are either on one end of the spectrum or the other when it comes to 'believing'. And it kind of depends if you have ever had a clairvoyant 'experience' or not.
I have had the pleasure of meeting three very, very good clairvoyants. My first meeting with two of these clairvoyants was in a social setting. Simply because they were both working in the same building I was. We used to talk about them in our design studio, giggling and umming and ahhing about their abilities. In fact, whenever I saw one of them, I would never make eye contact, just in case they could see something........I didn't want them to see....
Eventually, like most of the people I worked with, I went to see both of them.
First, there was Angie. She is gorgeous. I was expecting to see a crystal ball and was a bit disappointed. I have actually seen her two times, four years apart. Both times she told me that my spirit guides is my paternal grandmother. In fact all three clairvoyants I have seen have said the same about the spirits closest to me.
She used photographs to do my reading. She was spot on without question. And I was very careful not to give too many details away.
The second clairvoyant used tarot cards. She told me more about the future so much so I disregarded what she had to say. She told me about a sister who was going to move her family overseas (which happened within months) and that I would move overseas (when I had no intention of doing so).
The third clairvoyant I had contact with was a guy in Scotland. I was running Girl's Nights Out at a club and wanted a 'good' clairvoyant as part of the entertainment. I was sitting down on a lounge when he walked in. His first words were, "your grandmother wants to know how your ankle is?" I had boots on so it's not like he could even see my ankle. I had been in a bus accident some time before and was having trouble with my ankle. He then went on to say that I should be careful of my bracelet as the safety chain was faulty and I would lose it if I wasn't careful (yes he was right and I knew it but there is no way he could have). He then told me my grandmother was laughing at all the trouble I was having with locks. It was true and was something that drove my then partner crazy. For some reason, every door I tried to open I had trouble with the keys. He then said that my grandmother said hello to my sister and named her. He was good. Really good. I went back to see him later for a personal reading because I was so impressed. He then dragged some guy out of the family tree whose name was Ferdinand - an unlikely name in Scotland. But with a German great grandfather with that name it wasn't so unusual for me and he described him to a T.
I don't take what they said as gospel but the ones I have seen have been spot on about many things. I have kept the tapes and from time to time will listen to them just to remind me.
They have all given me future predictions about my life and those closest to me. If it happens it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. We can all change our futures. Although, I have to be honest and say that every time my daughter tells me she has met a guy I ask her "is his name Marc and is he four years older than you and does he have a job where he travels a lot and has he got a brother?" She just groans.....
Meeting all three clairvoyants really just made me feel more convinced that our spirits live on. That makes me feel more relaxed about death and means I talk to Elizabeth (my grandmother) far more than I may have once done (don't worry I only do that when I am on my own and no, she never answers me back).
Oh, and while I am at it, if you happen to know a man whose initials are either RC or CR let me know.......
What about you, are you a believer and have you had any experiences with a medium or clairvoyant?
Picture - me and the spirits.