So in my last post I explained how a series of synchronicity led to an exciting opportunity.
This opportunity was to attend a workshop run by psychologist Dr Miranda Vincins titled: Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Psychic and Mediumship Development.
Dr Miranda Vincins’s The Center For Insight and Awareness, is a therapy centre only for US Service men, and their spouses, who are based in the UK.
Dr Vincins is also a medium, hence the coming together of these two modalities in the workshop.
This was a rare and wonderful opportunity, at a very low-cost, to have the time and expertise of a psychologist also well versed in the trials and tribulations of being a medium.
All of this was happening practically on my doorstep at a local Spiritualist church – you can understand why I feel I was divinely guided to attend!
It is not easy being a Psychic Medium.
It can be an isolating and lonely road, especially until you find and connect with others who do what you do.
Like all people, mediums too can suffer with low self-esteem, feelings of unworthiness and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
We spoke a lot in the workshop about abandonment issues, and how they can show up in our mediumship work.
Abandonment issues – now that hit a nerve for me.
My parents divorced when I was a child, and it is exactly an event like this in a child’s life, that leads to an adult with abandonment issues.
This fear of being left has followed me throughout my whole life.
It has manifested in dodgy romantic relationships, with friendships, and in difficulty opening up to people on a deeper level.
You can see how this might begin to manifest as a barrier in mediumship and psychic work.
In most places in the world, psychic and mediumship work is at best not mainstream, and at worse feared and judged as a load of old rubbish, or dangerously ridiculed.
Not only do we have to put up with our own fears and doubts, we have the fears and doubts of others projected onto us constantly.
Add to that – abandonment issues – and we can be left with a overwhelming fear of doing the very thing we feel we were born to do.
I still very much struggle to continue to ‘come out’ as a Psychic Medium.
This blog has helped me tremendously to have a space to just be me.
This workshop provided me the space and time to work on my psychological barriers, and be supported by those who have been wrestling with their’s for decades.
I was one of the youngest people in the room, and felt humbled as I understood that my mediumship journey is at it’s very early stages.
I left feeling uplifted and cared for by everyone in that room – what a special feeling!
I also have more clarity regarding my next steps.
Perhaps even most importantly, I began to heal on a level I have been praying for.
Much love Txx