Dear Psychic kids,
I'm writing this because I know most kids with abilities are going though the same scenario. Notice I said most, because there are some lucky kids out there who are not like what I'm about to explain. Some things that stand out that I alone recognize differently our my concerns, mood, responsibilities, plain out wondering who I am, and doubts.
One major concern for me and I'm sure is yours is "What will people think of me?" or "Will they believe me?" I'm going to be honest and say that it's 50/50. Some people are going to think that you are the strangest person they will ever meet and probably will stop talking to you. Although, some of them are going to be open to it and think you're amazing. What I learned is you are going to lose a lot of people you thought were your good friends and you are going to meet and gain so many more that are interested in you.
The next main issue will be "Will they believe me?" The answer to that is at first probably not and that even goes with your own family. People are going to ask you "prove it to me." When I am asked that I say no. I say no because you shouldn't have to prove yourself to anyone. Now there are some people that you are going to want to tell them information. These people are the ones who sincerely need help and are looking for a little extra advise. These are the people that need us.
We, as psychic kids are not something just to mess around with and get information from, we're here to truly help people. I don't mind giving information to people who I feel need it or are just interested in my abilities. If I feel like they're making fun of me or just messing around that's when you should say no. Chances are as soon as you say no they're going to accuse you of not having any abilities. Ignore them!!
I find that the mood of those with abilities are quite different than those without. Sure people without abilities can get mad and upset and even other people can get them mad or upset as well. With us, I find that we lash out and take things way out of proportion - making things bigger than they need to be. I also find that people often find us bi-polar. Now depending on how aware you are of your abilities and what exactly your abilities are, you might not realize this. You can actually pick up on other spirits and other people's moods, not by talking to them or touching them, but just being around them, which makes us as Psychics more vulernable for anger issues, depression, and other mood or anxiety problems. Also involving more in family problems you probably lash out, I do, or take things the wrong way. No, this isn't necessarily your fault, but you still have to take responsibilities of your actions and what you say. I mean seriously though, it's not all our fault how many people can pick up on spirits or other people's feelings.
Responsibilities is a big worrying subject for me and I'm sure you too. The fact of not knowing to tell people about your abilities or keep them a secret is extremely hard; trust me I know. When coming down to it I mean it is up to you if you want people to know, but one thing I learned is when you keep it a secret even though you might not realize it, it makes you end up being someone you're not. Also I feel (and this may vary with the person's beliefs) that we have these gifts to help people. I am more than willing to give help and comfort to people who need it. You ask, "How do you know if they really do or not?" you just will know, trust me. The only thing about that is some people get too dependent on using our abilities. If this happens this could cause them more damage than helpfulness. I personally prefer only to give each individual person information so much or every so often.
The biggest problem I have is wondering who I am. Luckily, I think I am where I need to be in my life right now. That doesn't mean everyone is going to be you might not feel like you're doing the right things or feel like you're life is going downhill but you might not feel like you're where you need to be for years in the future. This doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong. One thing I would like to stress is by holding this as a secret you could become someone you're not. Some people put on, as what I like to call it, a - happy face - or some people might become depressed and not talk and lose out on life. Also some people say that we're not different we just have a gift that other people don't have. I understand where those people are coming from, but before you can accept and like yourself, you have to realize that we are different - being different is ok. You're always going to feel somewhat confused about things as I am, but things will work out.
The last thing that gets some people is doubting themselves or having the feeling of people thinking you're lying. For that, check out this study it came to be interesting to me!!
Study done by Jenifer Johnson in 2004
You might be wondering, I'm just starting to tell people about my gifts this is going to be an eye awakener and a shocker for a lot of people so I'm in the exact position you're in. I'm sure I'll get made fun of and lose people, but I figure those types of people I don't need in my life and I'll still be able to sleep without them. Please feel free to contact me and talk to me, because I don't have many people to talk to about this either!!
- Ryan Michaels