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Finding Ways To Communicate Divinations To Non-Pagans
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I have experienced “premonitions” and divinatory episodes resulting in information that is difficult to explain to those around me ever since I was a child. I got used to the fact that no matter how accurate I was in my predictions, or knowledge that I simply could not have known from “normal” sources, that no adult was going to take me seriously, except, perhaps for a few of the women within my extended family who had similar abilities. They counseled me to “wait until I was a little older.” Well, I did. And, for a good decade or so, I learned to ignore what I “saw” or “heard” about those around me, and only acted on those revelations that concerned me specifically. A selfish attitude, but one that allowed me to live as peaceful and uneventful a life as any child psychic can. Thank the Goddess that I had those few women who were able to guide me. Left to my own devices, I shudder to think what the results would have been. As it was, I only narrowly escaped an honest-to-God exorcism at one point, before being expelled from Catholic school in first grade. That poor priest definitely would have encountered more than he bargained for!
I probably would have gone on with my life indefinitely under this plan, if not for a major life-changing experience that happened in my early twenties. However, a near-death experience that I had a few years ago upped the ante, so to speak, in my divinatory abilities, requiring me to find ways of communicating the information that I “receive” to those who are not Pagans, nor believers in anything but what they can “prove” scientifically. Why did I all of a sudden have to alter my way of dealing with these premonitions and divinatory episodes? After the near-death experience, the information that came to me was no longer this sort of gentle, do-what-you-will information. It was scarily (at first, anyway) accurate, and far more frequent in nature, not to mention accompanied by an ever-increasing compulsion to disclose the information that was given to me to the person or persons that it was most meant to help. This is not to say that I felt threatened by whomever, or whatever, it was that was channeling this stuff to me. Oh, no - far from it. He, she, it, or them (I have yet to really figure out the source of my information), just managed to give me the most incredible karmic guilt-trip that I have ever experienced in my life, something which continues to this day if I am remiss in conveying important information to the relevant parties quickly enough!
At first, I simply spoke what I knew, and figured time would prove me right. This philosophy almost landed me a trip to the local mental hospital, and probably would have, if not for the fact that my premonitions so often proved to be factual in the end, even if it scared those around me half out of their wits! It also cost me a number of friendships from those who believed me, but were made just too uncomfortable by my abilities. Next, I tried the whole “fortune teller” (wink, wink), lighthearted method of communicating my knowledge. This was a step up, in that I didn’t end up with friends, family, and total strangers suggesting psychiatric hospitalization, but it was also largely ineffective, as people didn’t take my advice seriously enough to act on it. Finally, I reached the point of being ready to tear my own hair out from frustration at my inability to successfully convey the information that was being delivered to me about things yet to come (I’m not sure where it comes from, exactly, only that it’s accurate!). Due to the fact that the information and/or warnings were delivered in such as way as to compel me to speak of them, not just be aware of the information, I stumbled onto a method of conveying what I knew to non-believers in a way they could respect and act on.
I finished my college degree, and became a social worker. Yep, someone licensed, and even expected to convey advice and day-to-day wisdom in living choices. Unsurprisingly, at least to me anyway, I have gained a reputation for giving spot-on advice that almost always helps the client to deal with whatever crisis is going on in their lives at the moment in a quite insightful manner, considering that I am still under thirty, which most people associate with limited life-experience. I simply refrain from telling them where I get my information, or why I am offering that specific advice. Now, I know what you’re thinking: coward, cop-out, traitor to the Pagan cause, right? Well, in some ways, maybe. But I have decided after several years of trial and error, that the end results are the most important aspect of divination - meaning that those who are meant to receive the information and guidance do so, and in a manner that allows them to act on it without second-thinking the source to the point of indecision.
I know that I certainly feel like I am being much more productive this way, and that urgent compulsion to act on the information that is delivered to me psychically is far more easily relieved this way. And I am definitely not the only one who has stumbled onto this method of finding legitimacy in the “normal” world for such a gift. I recently learned that my great-grandmother was almost run out of a small town in North Dakota for her use of what she called “healing hands” during the 1920’s. Her solution to the problem? She became, first, a midwife, and eventually a licensed nurse. Perhaps some of those gifted with special abilities that give them a sort of sixth sense insight into various situations can find more direct, and yes, more inherently honest ways of presenting their abilities and information, in such a way that they are still listened to by non-believers. As for me, I’m sticking with my social worker’s intuition for the time being!
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