I'm A Christian, But I Visited A Psychic Medium

I'm A Christian, But I Visited A Psychic Medium

It’s not all crystal balls. Spiritualism is a science.
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Recently, my mom and I took a day trip to a small town in central Florida known as Cassadaga. My mom had wanted to visit this town for the last six years, and I decided to treat her to a trip for her upcoming birthday. Growing up, my mom was always intrigued by crystals, energy, spirits and the like. I was intimidated by the thought of spirits, but I often found crystals enticing. However, I never carried my interests beyond these stones.

In the days preceding my trip, my mom said she wanted me to get read by a psychic medium. I was hesitant at first and feared what would be revealed if I allowed someone to “read” me. Still, I remained unsure about our trip to this mysterious town, so I decided to do my research like any good skeptic. I looked up their website and discovered something interesting about this town. It was a spiritualist camp. The core foundation of spiritualism is “to promote an individual’s personal experience with God.” I was shocked, but slowly became more intrigued and reinsured about our upcoming venture. I read on and discovered that the camp had several ordained ministers who are certified healers or mediums. This was nothing like I thought it was.

The day finally arrived that we were off to Cassadaga. After two and a half hours driving on back county roads to avoid the interstate traffic, we finally arrived to Cassadaga. We walked through the welcome center first before being overcome by our appetites. We ate at the Hotel Cassadaga in a delicious Italian restaurant. Next, we ventured to find someone to do my reading. My mom wanted to walk on the outskirts of the town to find someone to do my reading; however, the two houses we walked in did not seem legitimate or inviting to me, so we returned to the welcome center once more. There, we found a list of certified mediums, and I was drawn to a name on the board. I called the medium and walked down to her house in Cassadaga. As soon as we met, we connected. We began with a prayer before she began my reading. She did not even ask my name, but began to spout intimate details about my life that she couldn’t have possibly known. She explained to me what it meant to be a medium, a healer and one with one’s Spirit. After my allotted thirty minutes, we hugged and we left her house.

After my reading, I felt rejuvenated. I have been going through a tough time in my life, and my reading, or my Spiritual counseling, quieted my soul in ways I couldn’t explain. I didn’t tell her anything about my life until after the reading was over. She knew exactly what was on my heart and my mind before I could say anything. After my reading, I am redirecting my life in a more positive way. While readings may not be for everyone, and not all mediums are as honest and institutive as mine, my experience with a psychic medium completely opened my mind to the intricate nature of spiritualism and spirituality.If you are interested in learning more about the medium I visited, please visit http://www.cassadaga.org
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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Since When Did Having Your Life Figured Out Become An Expectation?

There's no timeline for life, and there shouldn't be.

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Let's just cut to the chase. There shouldn't be an expected timeline of life that us, as humans, should be expected to follow. There isn't a certain age that we should be married by, or a time slot that we have to graduate in. It's just unrealistic because, well, life happens. And the majority of the time, we can't control it.

So then why does society pressure us into this schedule that seems to be looming over our heads? There's no consequence to not having children by 27, there's nothing wrong with having a steady significant other and not being engaged by 24. And really, nothing horrible is going to happen if your timeline doesn't match up with your best friend's.

A whole lot of things in life are out of our control. We don't know when we're going to meet "the one", or even if we already have. We don't know what job we will have after graduation, or if it will be a job we stay in for years to come. And guess what: it's okay. Because we have time.

One of the best lessons I have learned in my life is that we cannot control everything in our lives. We can't predict the future. Yes, you can feel as though you have your whole life planned out, but in the blink of an eye, everything can change. So moral of the story, don't stress about things that you can't control. Because all the time you spend stressing about them, is time that you could have spent enjoying the moment that you are in.

There's not a fairy that is going to come down and curse you for not having a job by 23, or forbid you from finding love because you haven't found it by 25. It's an unrealistic expectation. And guess what: life happens on its own, and we can't control all of it. Sometimes it may suck, and it can be entirely unexpected, but it's life. So put an anchor in the present, and have faith that you will figure it out.

Because you will.

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