I grew up in Hawaii and was raised Roman Catholic by my Grandmother and Mother. I do not regret this in anyway. I learned a lot, and came to appreciate the guidance of God, the angels, saints, as well as the Blessed Mother Mary. What organized religion also instilled in me at an early age, was a fear of my spiritual gifts. As early as the age of two to three years old, I remember having lucid, vivid, prophetic dreams and seeing auras. I also, occasionally saw spirits. This was something I dared not talk about because of the fear that I may be looked at as crazy and weird. I also remember seeing the movie the Exorcist and didn’t want my family thinking I was possessed by a demon, because I knew I was not.
I remember one evening when I was about three or four, I saw what I call an entity walk past our screen door of our apartment. My mother was in the kitchen cooking. I ran into the kitchen telling my mom that I just saw the Boogie Man. To a child who else could it be? Of course my mother brushed it off, even though I wouldn’t back down. I know what I saw. After that, I didn’t bring up my experiences with the supernatural to her until I became an adult already developing in my gifts.
Now, the Hawaiian culture is extremely supernatural, and I fully embraced this part of myself and heritage. Especially what was shared through my father’s side of the family. My dad would share many stories of his childhood and his own experience with spirits. Yet, because I was being raised Roman Catholic, I still didn’t want to talk about what I was experiencing. I was just hoping for the day to come that I could.
Many of you may be able to relate to my story in some way. Fortunately, in my twenties, I finally embraced my gifts, and allowed myself to open and receptive the the visions, voices, dreams, feelings, and spirits that I was experiencing on a daily basis.
I would like to encourage you to do the same thing. These gifts are not evil or demonic. It is about your intention and what you use them for. If you use them to help others in guidance, clarity, providing comfort, and an avenue for healing than you are allowing yourself to be of service to humanity. Leave those nay sayers to the wayside and push forward courageously in your spirituality. At the end of the day it is your experience and life to live and not theirs. It is up to you to not allow man made traditions and ideology hold you back from allowing your gifts to blossom, and in turn your life.
From my own experience with helping my clients on a daily basis, this is an extremely fulfilling path to walk. Especially in the one one one sessions. Did I mention that I use cards as well? I have been using Tarot, Oracle, Angel, and Power Thought cards over the last two years in conjunction with my gifts. I truly enjoy them. This alone brings the skeptics out. Do I care? Not at all. Hopefully, with them witnessing me in my authenticity, they will see for themselves the miracles that take place in peoples lives that receive readings from Spirit moving through me. If they don’t, that’s ok too.
If you are on this path, you need to grow a thick skin to move forward. Be confident in your calling, and continue to develop your gifts by allowing Spirit to lead you every step of the way. There is no possible way for you to go wrong in doing so. I am not saying it will be easy, but your path will be guided.
Love, Light, and Blessings ~Sharlani