You know what I haven't had lately? A reading. It's been quite a while. It's not that I really need one, but it would be nice.
When you're a psychic medium, no one wants to give you a reading. I'm not really sure why because I love to give psychic mediums readings. They are so open to the process that I really don't have to work for it.
Then, there are those few who watch way too much television. I'm not saying the Long Island Medium or others don't have the talent. I just don't like the way they work. I would never go up to a stranger and say their grandmother in the spirit world is standing next to them. Ugh. Or how many times did it take to get that perfect shot for the television viewing audience, or the perfect response.
Backstory: When I first came to Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, I used to get spirit greetings from mediums who worked the podium either at Sunday Service or Sunday Afternoon Service (Grove). I loved that.
These days, I'll get a reading once in a while, but everyone knows me and has an idea as to what I'm up to. Can you imagine living in a community of psychic mediums? Yes, I do my best to keep to my own business -- sometimes psychic hits just happen. I do not go running up to my colleague and tell them what to do. I keep it inside and if they want to share, they can, or if they need help, they will ask.
A couple of weeks ago I did a story on a local restaurant owner. She offers various types of food and tarot card readings. After the story ran, I called to set up an appointment and said that I would pay full price. I did not nor have I ever expected anything from anyone after doing a story on them. She said she would. Time went by and I learned that she was afraid to do a reading for me. Why? Because I'm a psychic medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I nearly begged and said, 'You know two things about me. I'm a writer and psychic medium.' She agreed. To this day nothing.
The next best thing -- continue my daily meditation practice and get readings from my guides.
Maybe someday. . .
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.