A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?
So sad really because I’m sure that mad scientist toiled ceaselessly to make that chip. Sorry, Isaac (his name is Isaac), you see I can do that already. I was born with the
curse ability to do that.
I’ve been psychic in this incarnation as long as I’ve been incarnated or born if you prefer. And no, it isn’t always a blessing. I stay away from a lot of people because of their thoughts. I can zone in on what they’re thinking at our first meeting. True, this does make for snap judgments, but I also feel like, what the hell, time is limited, hang out with people who at least like you.
A little history for those of you new readers, and I’m happy to say there are many of you. I worked as a psychic for several years. I read people, worked with two detective agencies, searched for bodies, talked to family members about their missing loved ones, found a few people, confirmed the death of others. I found my gift burdensome after a while. While I wanted my clients to use their psychic ability to enhance their lives, they wanted to know if they were going to win the lottery, get a particular lover, sell their house. Normal things, true, but when one young lady called me after an hour-long reading to ask if she should get her hair cut, I was pretty well done.
I don’t read people now. I am content to experience my gift without any provisos and restrictions. Several of my acquaintances in Michigan were concerned about my mind reading capabilities and were nervous when I was around. I pick up what used to be called vibes and then thoughts. I know when someone is a phony or a fake and I can spot lies a mile away. That may be why I get so upset listening to certain politicians. I can spot the lies.
No I can’t turn this off either. A gift is not always a pleasant thing. In fact, having been blessed with no barrier between past, present and future, I sometimes shy away from it. It can be painful. I always try to make sure that I do not cloud my visions or impressions with my ego’s input. I stay out of the way if I want pure information.
Would I have accepted this gift if I knew I didn’t have to? That’s a moot question for me as it is just there and always has been. I think I would take it on again though – it makes life rich and rounded and full of wonder.