My path throughout my life has been one of loneliness. Since I have had my gifts since I was a child, I had to one to talk to or ask questions to or learn. So as soon as I was old enough to read I went on my own journey to find my own answers.
I was raised in the Protestant faith. I knew that was something I did not want to follow. I was made to go to church until almost the age of 16. I learned this is not how I would not raise my children. I gave them the freedom to choose what church they wanted to attend. But I digress...
As a teen I read anything I could get my hands on. I started with witchcraft, as at the time it fascinated me. I also branched out and studied other religious beliefs. I had my first OBE at 15, and it was most unexpected. I was laying in bed late reading and the next thing I know, I an over myself watching me laying in bed reading, it took a few second for this to sink in and when it did, I found my self back in my body again. So off I went to study what had happened to me. This led to many more books of course.
As a teen I went to many churches to find where I may be comfortable. The only one that I did find was the School of Unity church based in Missouri and has a worldwide following with there headquarters based in Missouri. They taught me my light comes from within and that the Source is All That Is. After a while I quit this church also as it was very full of cliques.
But it left me with the core of my beliefs that the light of the Source is within us all and we have the capabilities to tap this at any time. A few people I met there helped me with my gifts, as this place did not shun such beliefs. A women there taught me how to read cards with a regular deck of cards of which I still have today. I was 21 at this time and from these people, I was able to learn how to use some of my gifts. I learned to read auras, read cards, and develop many of my other gifts and rejoice in the knowledge that my gifts were indeed from a divine Source.
After that and attending many churches and reading many books of religion and spirituality, I then choose to be nondenominational, as I found I could not follow any one doctrine of any one church. So again, I was left with my books, who have still been my companions over all these years.
From all these books I pulled into my belief system what I felt was good for me. As I found all religions basically teach the same thing, but in different ways and beliefs. I found them all to have a core seed of the basic truth in them, but usually deviated from it in one way or another. But I did embrace the core belief which I still follow today.
It was hard growing up here in the Midwest US, as it is Bible Belt of the US and of course what gifts I had were deemed to be demonic by those who believed in the bible and would spout their verses at me and damn me to hell for what I did.
This led me to begin to stuff my gifts, as at that time I could not handle the ridicule. It was not until I hit my forties and bounced out my ex and went through many trials of tribulation, that I became strong enough to know what I did and the gifts I had were not a curse or a damnation.
As I progressed in the following years, of course I continued to read, and it seemed the right book always came at the right time for me to read. Synchronicity was at work in my life at that point. I also began working with my sister, as she has a great esoteric knowledge and also gave me material to read and grow from.
As time went on, I began to test my gifts. If I read about something new I hadn't tried, I would try it and found I had the capabilities to do it. A day does not go by for me that I find that I still continue to grow and expand my gifts. I cherish this deeply and feel it is from a divine Source, and hence, treat it as such and give much thanks to my Source.
I feel I have helped many people with my gifts and am so very thankful that I have, for I feel that is why I have these gifts, to guide people in the right direction when they come to me for a reading or guidance.
So this is my path, that I pursue every waking moment of everyday. It was a path chosen for me not by me. And I take it with every ounce of my being and gratefully acknowledge that the road is not an easy one to follow. But I am a survivor, and some of the things that has occurred in my life has shown me this.
I accept that this is who I am and this is who I want to be. And I am grateful this path was chosen for me, as I can't imagine any other as fulfilling as this one.
So those of you who are on a spiritual quest, there will come times that you question what you are doing. When that happens, go deep inside yourself for the answers, for they will surly come and help guide you on your way.