When I checked my e-mail last night after work, I found an invitation to join a professional networking site, sent to me by a former co-worker. I signed up, and was in the process of adding information to my profile, when I made a big decision. I decided to include a link to this site, and include the words “intuitive life coach and medium” in my profile info.
At first, I was waffling about including them, since there are several people on the site who I either worked with, or worked for, who might think I’ve gone off the deep end entirely. Then I thought, no, this is what I do, and this is part of who I am. I have a gift. I talk to dead people. They talk back. Somehow, I just know things. I’m multi-talented – what can I say?
Granted, it’s not a skill I’d be likely to include on a job application, but it’s not something I need to hide, either. Will some people, upon discovering my secret life as a medium, act like I’ve suddenly sprouted three heads, each wearing its own aluminum foil hat? Possibly. It’s equally possible that some will find the subject fascinating. At this point in my life, it’s a risk I’m willing to take.
Is it scary? Absolutely! Then again, so was getting up on “stage” with James Van Praagh and doing my first audience reading. But doing it was also one of the most incredibly validating experiences as far as my gift is concerned. Besides, most of my friends already know I’m a weirdo, anyway! One more little “idiosyncracy” isn’t going to hurt.