This week someone close to me went to see a clairvoyant. When she told me I automatically laughed. It seemed like such a silly thing to do, but she really believes in it. This particular clairvoyant did get some stuff right (some names, characters, even a recent illness), but most of it was stuff you would expect to hear (you are going to have a really good few months and come into some money), and some of it was just downright bizarre (someone in your family is going to travel the world weight lifting!!!).
Of course it is only natural for us to just hang onto the things we want to hear and just skip over the rest. We want to be told that we are going to win lots of money and meet a tall, dark stranger, and so if someone tells us this we want to believe it is true.
The same thing applies for mediums. Most people who go to see a medium has lost someone and is looking for comfort. Because of this people will twist things they hear to make them fit in with what they need to hear.
Is it better that we believe the medium has contacted our lost one? We go home feeling happy they are still watching over us, and the medium makes a living. Or are these people just exploiting the grief of others?
For me the way clairvoyants and mediums use their ‘talents’ are very different because of the vulnerability side of it. Clairvoyants may say they can tell your future, but at least they aren’t exploiting poor dead Aunt Maude to do it.
Then of course, what is to say that some medium’s aren’t genuine? I believe in ghosts and spirits, so why not believe there are people who can communicate with them? Personally I am sceptical, to the point of disbelieving, but I would love to know if there were people out there who had proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that they can talk to the dead.
I want to believe. I want to believe out loved ones are still out there watching over us, but for the moment I remain undecided.