Updated: Feb 18, 2019
You go to visit your doctor, with a general cold or virus. The doctor treating you asks you, "what do you do for a living"? You reply that you provide psychic readings by phone, and that you communicate, with the spirit world. The doctor starts looking at you strange. So are you a psychic medium, or mentally ill?
You have heard the voices, you know they are there.
You may have heard them for some time.
There are those who are have become convinced they are going mad, when they are not, there are those who know they have a connection with the spirit world, and of course, there are instances, where there is a real mental health issue going on.
Religion and society can play an extremely important part, in the way mediumship is viewed. Doctor's like every other individual, have their own views, and opinions on such matters.
It is very sad, that there are many medical professionals, who will instantly label, the idea of communication with spirits, as a mental illness, or indeed. schizophrenia.
In some countries, providing psychic readings, or the practice of communicating with the spirit world is seen as evil, whilst in other areas of the world, there is huge respect, and recognition of such work.
I almost have a completed high level diploma in counselling, including cognitive behavior therapy, and whilst not medically qualified, it is very important to look at the nature of the voices, which are being heard.
The nature of messages from the spirit world, are typically of, guidance, support and very helpful. They do not cause any alarm, and they are usually very positive in nature.
An important thing to note here, is that the spirit world, will never tell you what to do.
The gift of free will is never taken away by any spirit communication.
Any voices that are telling you to harm yourself or others, would indeed be a huge concern, and this should always be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible.
If you are distressed, concerned or alarmed, by any experiences that you have, it is always a good idea, to seek the advice of a doctor.
I remember one spring morning, sitting in the consulting room of my new doctor. He obviously had no belief, in what I did.
After he had been told what I did for work, he sat there, smirking away. We sat talking for a few more minutes. He had "that look" in his eyes, as he sat updating my medical notes.
Then from nowhere, a voice came, telling me that he was going on a cruise.
As I was leaving his room, I politely said "you are going on a cruise".
The surprise upon his face was something else. He confirmed the cruise.
Whether he had thought I was mentally ill or not, it had certainly given him something to think about.