So I think I may have been wrong. I had written awhile back that I would not do readings. This last Saturday I did my third official reading. Once again, I surprised even myself.
A friend of mine had a friend that wanted to get in touch with someone who passed and I agreed to meet with them. We had a great lunch at a super little restaurant. She was calm and easy going even though I know she wanted to get right to it. It was so nice to have a chance to get to know each other before we started the reading.
Prior to the meeting I wrote down some impressions and did not have high hopes for the meeting because I wasn’t sure what would come through – what I was seeing wasn’t 100% clear and I am always worried what I will be able to offer the living won’t be what they are after. I always have to remind myself that as long as I keep my faith in God and follow the light then the message that will come across is always what is meant to be.
Low and behold her dad came through with flying colors. He had so much to say and I can’t believe I was able to deliver so much of his message to her. It was one of the most amazing, surreal experiences that I have ever had.
What was even more awe-inspiring to me is that her dad had a message for me, too. Near the end of the reading the woman hands me several papers that she wanted me to have. One was a prayer in her father’s handwriting that I hope to share with you all once I get permission from her, but it absolutely reaffirms everything I have felt during my journey to “live out loud”.
In addition was the passage below:
And the last item was the photo at the top of this blog. “Never Give Up!” Just when I was beginning to think I was on the wrong path and that I should stop walking down the path of writer/medium/living out loud rookie – I go out on a limb, meet with this awesome woman and she hands me a message from her father.
I know – “GET OUT OF TOWN” – I am still a little shell-shocked from the whole thing myself.
I know you are thinking – “details. I want details,” but I feel like readings belong to that spirit and their loved one so I don’t feel comfortable sharing a story that isn’t really mine to tell. I will share two things with you though.
One, I often forget 90% of what was said during a reading. It is kind of like an out-of-body experience and you are trying so hard to just focus on the spirit and relay what they are saying that you aren’t actually paying attention to what they are saying. Which in fact is a good thing, because you don’t want to taint what is said so to speak – you need to deliver their message as is without any outside interpretation.
The second thing is – I take on the mannerisms of the deceased. This always happens and I don’t notice it until well into the reading. As I get comfortable with a spirit I start to notice how they stand or sit. I pick up on their gestures and use them while I talk. I am often also able to pick up on their phrasing and inflection.
It was truly an amazing experience and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. Why a regular girl like me gets to be a part of something so much bigger I am not sure, but man do I appreciate every second of it.
Never give up-
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As mentioned lots of times by me and others…you are an amazing woman. Keep living out loud, we need to hear what you have to say! When your grandpa and grandma passed away, I lost faith and felt afraid that this life on earth was it. I need to believe that there is life after. The hope is that they are near and that I will see them again some day…
I love you mama. I think faith and hope are the two things that keep me motivated to move forward. I hope one day you will believe.
What an authentic gift you have. What an inspirational gift you are. Be bold as you live into your gift and celebrate that you have been chosen to connect with, heal, and bring to life/light to people who are seeking answers in this life. Each time you open yourself and connect with spirit your voice becomes for the living, as well as the one who has moved into the next realm of existence, the sound love reconnected, forgiveness given and received, clarity of purpose, joy remembered, new beginning, and sometimes, much needed closure.
So, continue to give voice to the voiceless and believers in your gift, and offer gratitude to the giver of the gift.
I eagerly look forward to sharing time again with you.
With gratitude that Katrina shared you with me some two years ago.