Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gotta Love My Job

Yikes, I've had a crazy week of readings.  Non-believers, total skeptics and then the best yet: a client who called me a sinner.  This is what she said, "Before we begin Samantha, I think you should know that I think what you do for a living is not of God, and I've already scheduled a confession with a priest from another parish.  I sure don't want my priest to know I've consorted with people like you."  Holy cow!  Do you know what's crazier than that?  This: I actually read for her.  Even after she told me she'd gotten a reading with Sylvia Browne and John Edward and was sure they were both hacks.  Even after she said to me, "You know Samantha, you need to listen to me.  If you ever tell a falsehood, that will lie on your eternal soul."

What is wrong with me?  If I had told her how she spent her last ten birthdays, or what she was doing and where she was sitting at the exact moment of our reading, if I could have pulled out the nicknames for all the pets and stuffed animals she'd ever known and loved, none of it would have been enough to convince her that what I do is real, that God really does exist and her loved ones really are safe and happy and heaven.

So, one of my New Year's resolutions for 2011 is to grow strong enough in my own abilities and what I do so that the next time I come across a client like that, I can say what I should have said, "I don't think you're ready for a reading, and I'm not going to read for you."

Here's hoping we all learn to have faith in ourselves this holiday season, so that we can be the best we can be.


  1. I agree that you should stand up for yourself, especially when clients are insulting you. However, my bigger question here is, if she thinks you're a sinner and SB & JE are hacks, why is she still scheduling readings? Seems like she's addicted to this "sin". Strange.

    I'm not Catholic, but isn't it kind of weird to do something you think is a sin and pre-schedule your confession? It's premeditated sinning, which is a whole weird category.

    Thanks for sharing. As usual, I really enjoy reading your stories, even when I don't comment.

  2. Thanks Raven. I agree with you, and the whole experience presented a really good teaching lesson to me. And, yes, I think it is odd to commit a premeditated "sin" and then link me in as a sinner too! Thanks for your comments. I always enjoy hearing from you!