Which Faith Medallion to Use?
Last night, I listened to a bit of a radio broadcasting. David, host of Darkness Radio, was a guest on Psychic Teachers (didn’t even know about them until I saw David’s posting on facebook). The question was asked what does he do before an investigation as a way of protection. One comment was that he felt if he wore all the “faith” medallions such as a crucifix, a Star of David, or a St. Michael’s medallion, that it would give the spirits the idea that he wasn’t ready to meet them. They would go to someone else who wasn’t afraid or trying to fend them off.
There’s been some instances in which I have thought, “Uh oh. What’s this?” Seeing a dark mass suddenly form in a far corner, or having a spirit suddenly zoom up in front of me can give me the whillies! I don’t say everything that comes to mind at the moment. The words that may come out would need to be bleeped, and/or would shock all the ones around me. (With a gasp), “Lynda, did you just say #!@$)#@)?”
My love for remembering parts of movies and “acting” out the parts comes from my older sister, Connie. She’s the one to whom I can call and use all of the movie or t.v. shows I can think of in order to give a visual, and know that she gets me. Well, we are family.
One of my favorite movies is “The Mummy” with Brendan Fraser because the leading men are so very handsome and because of the hilarious comments throughout the movie. One favorite scene is when the character of Beni meets the Mummy for the first time. There he is, scared out of his wits. He must keep his wits about him and be safe. So what does he do? Hanging around his neck are medallions of every religion, and he holds up each one while saying the appropriate prayer until the right one works. In this scene, it’s not the prayer that works. Instead, it’s finding a language both understood, the language of the Hebrew slaves. Communication!
It’s Hollywood, and this scene is meant to be funny.
What is not funny is one’s search for truth and understanding of matters pertaining to spiritual things. In my own spiritual journey, the very thing that I had made so much a part of me and was truly my all in all crushed me. In August of 2004, my spiritual foundation came tumbling down like the walls of Jericho. In the spring of 2006, I came to a full understanding of this gift of seeing the dead while talking on the phone with a friend. I’ve shared that story so many times, that’ll I’ll save that for another time.
“Oh Lynda, I wish I had your gift. I wish I could see them like you do.”
I’ve heard this over and over, and perhaps if I get all of my story out then many would change their mind or think twice before wishing for this gift. Here are some questions to think about? Are you prepared to be awakened in the middle of the night by a stranger standing by your bedside? When watching a favorite movie, can you hit the pause button when the “Spirit 911” button is going off in your head? Are you willing to go to places filled with strangers whom you’ve never met, would have not ever associated yourself with, and yet go because you’re told to go? Can you take all the name calling and the criticism? Are you prepared to find out who your true friends really are? Are you prepared to have acquaintances shield there children from you because they believe you to be demonic? Are you ready to lose your job, and have to search elsewhere? Can you handle that the life that you have now may crumble all around you? How will you be standing?
Yikes! And you thought it was all fun and magical? lol It has it’s moments. Those questions that I mentioned above come from the heart, because it has all happened to me…and more. What has kept me standing? My faith and trust in the Lord. Have I got mad at Him? Oh yes. But just in writing this morning, I think of all of what I put my trust in……things like the church, people, work, my own strength…..all have shattered, but it is my faith in Him that remains.
A young lady came to me while I was doing readings at one of the stores. It was a first for me, but on one side of her I was seeing a tall, slender lady giving me the impression she was some sort of voodoo priestess. It wasn’t the clothes she was wearing, it was the idea that she was giving me; not to mention the bonfire that was in front of her. On the other side of the young lady I saw an elderly gentleman walking up from behind her. He looked like a good Baptist; dressed in a tan suit and carrying a Bible.
I looked at the lady and told her first about the woman. I asked her if this was mom…..bare in mind that I wasn’t saying anything about the voodoo idea. After I gave her the description of long braided hair, dark skin, tall, slender….she said that fit the image of her mother. Then I finally got the nerve up to discuss the idea of voodoo.
“Oh yes, my mother was a voodoo priestess.” I was relieved that it made sense, but oh my! Why would I be seeing a voodoo priestess. This was during that first year of reading for strangers, and I was thinking I would only see Christians. Well, I’m still learning.
The grandfather then came up, and after the voodoo mom, I wasn’t sure if I should mention him. However, I gave the lady a description of this man. It was her father’s father, who was not a preacher but one of the head deacons in his church while in this physical world.
She went on to discuss some problems that she was having, and was wanting some guidance in some decisions. Guess what I heard?
“Get the purple Bible out of the top drawer and read it.” Guess who was saying this? Well, my thoughts were, “Purple Bible?”
I finally repeated the words. She just looked at me. Not thinking she understood, I explained, “You know. The little table by the bedside side. Do you have a purple Bible?”
“How did you know that?” was her answer to all of this. She did have a purple Bible, and she kept it in the top drawer of the little table beside her bed.
I do hope that she went home and got her Bible out to read.
All of us have our own journey in this life, and no one can say exactly what it is or where it will lead. That can only be between you and your faith.