As far back as I can remember, I have always been electromagnetically sensitive. Whenever the power would go out, I would wake up. This is because the energy around me changed. As I have discovered in my later years, that this is known as clairsentience, or clear feeling.
My trip down the rabbit hole started in the summer of 2001. I was on vacation with my girlfriend in St. Augustine, Florida. She wanted to go on a ghost tour of the city. I thought it was silly since I did not believe in ghosts, but went along. We stopped by one of the oldest cemeteries in town where the guide told us about how the ghosts there would pull on people’s dresses or hair. After the group moved on, I stood at the gates and dared the spirits to prove they were there. Suddenly, the hot July night turned really cold, all the hair on my body stood on end, and I was freaked out. Needless to say, I ran to catch up with the group. A few weeks later, I was at work when I met a woman who claimed to be a “ghosthunter/psychic/medium.” I told her about my encounter and she told me I was clairsentient.
Needless to say, I did not want to be able to feel ghosts, see ghosts, or know anything about ghosts, much less be told I might be psychic. I didn’t want to tell anyone about this because I didn’t really believe in it myself. Over time I kept encountering the same “feeling.” I could be at work, home, or a store and time and again the same sensation kept hitting me. I knew there was something more to this than I was understanding. After I started to be awakened at night because I had ghost visitors, I knew I was not only attracting them, but needed to figure out how to control this. You have to understand that ghosts are nothing more than energy. Where you and I consume food to survive, ghosts consume personal energy. Because I can feel energy, I can feel the presence of ghosts/spirits. I started to read everything I could find about ghosts and clairsentience. The fear I used to have started to fall away as I learned more about using my ability.
In time, I took psychic development classes which helped me to attune my abilities and aided me in discovering my strengths. It was during this time I had a strong pull towards Tarot. I started studying the cards and their meaning and working with reading spreads. I soon felt comfortable enough to start reading for friends and from there started doing tarot publicly.
From there, I knew there was more I was meant to do and I wanted to do things that related to energy. Learning to do Reiki seemed to be a natural progression. I have found many uses for using personal energy to aid others with their discomforts. In 2013, I achieved the status of Reiki Master.
I will continue to learn and grow and am ever fascinated by where this journey will take me.