Thursday, September 20, 2012

I See Dead People

No really, I do! From a young age spirits of all ilks have been drawn to me; it's just something that I'm used to and has become part of my everyday life. Yesterday I struck up a conversation with a coworker about hauntings and the like. Through the course of the conversation it came up that I was a "sensitive" as many people put it, when it comes to spirits. He was shocked and replied that he would've never thought that from looking at me.

Here we go again... He meant nothing by this statement, he's a great guy who doesn't usually jump to conclusions like that so I let him slide. Looking back on it now though, what is one supposed to look like who sees and interacts with spirits? Am I supposed to be decked out in long flowy clothes, head scarf and an assortment of rings and necklaces?

This isn't the first time someone has said something like this to me. I've been told on many occasions that I look to "normal" to be "into those types of things." So I ask you, why must we always stereotype people? Why can't people just be, well, people? What makes up a person and sets them apart from others in their personality the interests that they have, etc. What they wear or what they look like shouldn't play a factor into that. On the flipside just because someone dresses a certain way does not mean that they have a certian personality.

What it comes down to is like I said in a prior post, I am who I am and part of that is the ability to interact with spirits. It's one part of me just like my hair color is one part of me or my religion is one part of me.

If you're interested to hear more about my spirit encounters stay tuned for an upcoming post as part of the Samhain Sirens blog!


Alexis Kennedy said...

Can't WAIT for the blog post!

Anonymous said...

OOH, that's going to be an AWESOME post!! :)

Along the same lines, a lot of people are really surprised when they learn I'm a Pagan/witch. "But you look so normal!" "You're so nice, though!" "I thought those people were, like... well, not like you!" It's funny what ideas people have in their minds about what someone "should" look like if they're a certain faith or can do or feel different things, like experiencing spirits.

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