The “chosen ones”
Kind of an odd experience today at my local ReStore…
I decided to quick run in to grab a roll of painter’s tape. Unfortunately, “quick run-ins” historically end up in me getting sidetracked by something that catches my eye and time goes out the window… as did this evening. Within a minute after entering the store, I knew I would be there for a while. There was another woman eyeing over paint cans and brushes, seeming somewhat lost and almost in a daze, probably trying to imagine random rooms in her home painted in different colors, possibly decorated with different furniture and new curtains… When abruptly, another woman approached her side. The second woman was an older woman, probably in her early 70’s and put her hand on the first woman’s shoulder as she approached and stated, “I’m really sorry. I can tell you’re in mourning right now.” The first woman paused, stunned by the comment and began looking around as if she thought that maybe she was being mistaken for someone else. The second woman then introduced herself as a medium. The medium then asked, “Did your husband pass away recently?” The woman replied, “Yes, about three months ago.” Being an avid fan of the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, I was drawn to linger nearby, but was also aware of the sensitive nature of the conversation and decided it best to distance myself. About fifteen minutes later (or 20ish), still needing my painter’s tape, I gradually made my way back to the front of the store, where the medium was saying a prayer out loud to help the woman’s husband’s spirit move on and to help calm the woman’s sadness. The woman stated that she had been struggling with depression and that she is finally at the point where she is able to go out to stores and begin to interact with the community again. As the women departed, going in different directions, the first woman passed me. Her face lit up and appeared bright. She made eye contact with me and smiled. She appeared confident and didn’t have that same dazed and confused look as she did earlier. The weight had been lifted.
I’ve always been a hopeful skeptic. I hope that there are individuals in this world who possess these special abilities and natural talents, but at the same time skeptical of who is truly gifted. Unfortunately, everyone wants to be special and everyone would like to feel as if they had been hand chosen to carry out a special plan, maybe making them somewhat spiritually superior to those around. To those out there who hope they’ve been selected- proceed with caution in your practice. You’re working with people’s emotions and the sensitivity of the topics and claims you make may be more detrimental than good. Fortunately my experience today was truly a positive intervention and for the sake of the woman involved, thank you to the medium who selflessly offered this consultation.
Anyone else have any interesting experiences or thoughts?