Yesterday’s post about seeing psychics and religion and people shoving it down your throat sparked some great comments. And it made me want to talk about this mystical world again today.
One of my commenters mentioned that she didn’t like psychics because people may make what the psychic said come true – to fullfil the word.
You can go back and read the comment but in summary – a woman was told by a psychic that she’d soon marry and have a kid. And so she did. She rushed into a marriage and had a baby and it was bad from the beginning…and they divorced later.
If she had never been told by a psychic that she’d marry soon and have a baby – would she have married “that guy”? Did the psychic put the “idea” in her head? Did the woman work to make it come true instead of letting life play out? Wouldn’t most humans do what she did?
I have my own real life psychic story too. Not for me – but a friend of mine. And it’s creepy and weird and sad and happy all at once.
Friends of ours were married for the second time to each other. They had no kids together and were hitting their 40s. The woman wanted kids BUT she didn’t know if she could get pregnant. Most doctors already told her that her chances were slim. She decided to go to a psychic she’d seen many times before and ask so she could be sure.The psychic told her that she would indeed have kids. In fact, she’d have two – twins. One would be a little girl with golden hair and blue eyes.
That very week her and her husband went forward with paying the $10,000 it cost to have his vasectomy reversed to begin trying to have kids. She believed the psychic with everything in her.
It didn’t work. His sperm count was too low from being snipped too long and his age was a factor. They would never be pregnant. They were devastated.
And I suppose right now is when you’d want to strangle the psychic for giving them false hope? Or like us – we wanted to strangle our friends for spending $10k for something that had a low probability of working – all based on a psychic’s words.
BUT – the story doesn’t end there. Today?
They have two kids. Twins in fact.
One is a girl with golden hair and blue eyes.
They adopted a few years later.
And so it seems the psychic was right. But like the story of my commenter…the fact is that they’d be $10,000 richer had they not tried to force what the psychic said into happening.
Kind of creepy isn’t it?
So – my questions are these. Do you think if a psychic you trusted told you that you’d be married soon – would you assume it’d be with the person you are already with and would you close your mind off to any other scenarios? Same with the kid thing? If a psychic told you that you’d have babies when medical professionals said you wouldn’t – would you assume it’d be from a pregnancy of your own? If a psychic told you that tragedy would strike someone you love – would you live in constant fear of that tragedy – and unknowingly create that tragedy?
Is it better to let life be unknown and let destiny play itself out? If you could have a free reading – what would you ask? I mean seriously. I thought about this yesterday and there are some things I don’t ever want to know.I don’t want to know how or when Rambo and I will leave this world, or my children or anyone I love. I don’t want to ask if I’ll remain “happy” – because I want to create my own happy every day. I don’t even want to know if I’ll change jobs or move or anything.
Those are life’s surprises that make us stronger once we’re through them I think. So what would I want to ask and know?
I’d want my Grandma who died of Alzheimer’s to come through so I could tell her I’m sorry for not loving the person she was behind the disease. I’d want my other Grandma to come through who died as I read a poem aloud to her and I’d want to know if that gave her comfort?
I’d mostly want to hear from my Uncle who took his own life at the age of 22. I’d like to tell him I forgive him – decades later…even though that’s not quite true.
And some silly things. Like will Rambo receive a promotion that he’s been reaching for? Will we travel? Will we have 15 grandchildren? Will I one day live in a log cabin inches from Jenny and will we spend most days in rocking chairs on the porch?
Fun stuff that I don’t think can hurt anyone. But then again, who knows?
What do you think? Is the course of your life altered unconsciously if you see a psychic and believe the words? Is that playing with fate and destiny? Is it a slap in the face to blind faith in a Supreme Being?
Is it wrong or right?
Please discuss. I’m dying to hear your answers about what you’d want to know and how you feel about it. I thought I knew how I felt about it before yesterday’s post and your comments and now I’m not sure.
How about you?