A little over a week ago, Mark and I had dinner with several members of his family. Mark has a lovely family, but you may have noticed that I’m a little out of the ordinary (talking to spirits, dead people, etc). We were going one by one, catching up on what everyone was doing and how their careers were panning out when it came to my turn. “So what are you doing these days, Melanie?”
This is a question that I have been able to avoid for several months now because we’ve been on our honeymoon. I used to say that I was a hypnotherapist, which was true but didn’t feel like it described me and all my interests. Before that I was a ballroom dancer, which is pretty safe to tell anyone. However, now I’m a full-time psychic and as much as I love that, sometimes I cringe at what people might say about it. Until the past two years, I’ve been really quiet about my abilities. I’ve been talking with my spirit guides since I was little, but it wasn’t something I told everyone about. Now I’m writing online about it for everyone to see, and most of the time I feel great about that. Sometimes I want to go back into my cave 🙂
So there we all were at the dinner table, and everyone was staring expectantly at me. “I’m a psychic!” I exclaimed with a big smile (’cause really, I have the coolest job EVER).
“You’re a what?!” My sister-in-law asked.
“Ha! I knew you’d say that!” I replied, laughing.
We started talking about what I do, how I help people, and how I want to gain more confidence in mediumship, which is another area my guides have been working with me on. You know what? It wasn’t as bad as I imagined it would be. They were all so loving (if shocked), and I was so proud of myself for stating what I do. This week my guides helped me reframe it to say that I work with Spirit Guides to spread joy and inspire people to live their ideal lives, which is a much better description of what I do.
I’ve been seeing crows for about 2 weeks, and I knew it was a message from my Guides, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. I asked them a few mornings ago, and I got an instant download:
The crow is a symbol of creativity and ingenuity. Of seeing solutions where others see only problems. It is cunning and quick, creative and learning. It is also misunderstood and feared because it is a black bird. Just like psychic abilities – misunderstood and feared, even though very useful. However, a crow cannot cease to be a crow just because someone else doesn’t like it or is scared of it. A crow must be a crow. You must be you, no matter what others think. You cannot be any other than Melanie. So your message is to just be Melanie, no matter what.
I think that’s a great message for all of us. How many times do we make decisions based on what we think others might think or expect of us? We can only be who we are, so there’s no point in trying to be someone different. We all have unique abilities, talents, and messages to share with the world, and when we share them, we feel joy.