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A Normal Day in the Life of a Psychic

Sep 1, 2008
It was the middle of the school year last fall and I was rushing into my son's kindergarten to pick him up. It was an early release day and I had forgotten... again. This wasn't the first time and I was fairly at peace with the idea that it probably wouldn't be the last time either.

These early release days were arbitrarily chosen and though they were marked on the calendar, they occasionally slipped my mind. Once a school mom from another class made a snide remark to me at a party, "Have you remembered any of the early release days, Melissa? You must have to keep up with so much."

I bit my tongue, hard, and then took a sip of my martini, mostly so I wouldn't toss it on her. "Well, I guess I do manage more than the average person," I said with a knowing smile.

Not knowing about my two books, All You've Ever Known (about a phenomenal process for deepening your intuition) and Their Way Home (a book about many of the experiences I've had with ghosts who have sought me out for help), I'm sure this woman thought my corporate work was the extent of my work outside of being a mom to my two boys.

Many times my day starts around 2 or 3 in the morning by a ghost who is drawn to me because he or she knows I can see them and can help them. Though I try to discourage them from waking me up in the middle of the night, they aren't always considerate of those of us who still need our sleep.

I began seeing ghosts when I was very little and by the age of five interacting with ghosts was a regular thing for me. They were my playmates and my confidantes, and one of them, a favorite friend of mine, stayed with me for several years. As I got older, more ghosts seemed to find me and follow me and I found this fact unnerving. I never had to go looking for ghosts, they would always find me. In fact, they would usually gather in one room of my home.

In my last home they gathered in my walk-in closet, and it wasn't unusual for me to come in at the end of the day and find 10 or 15 ghosts gathered in there just sitting around waiting for me. It wasn't until I met a Native American shaman who helped me to understand that these ghosts, or the earthbound spirits of those who have died, sometimes need help crossing over to the Other Side. When they're finally ready to go home, they often reach out to those who can see them.

I found this suggestion surprising since it didn't mesh with the ideas I had been taught about death and the afterlife. Yet, I was extremely open to the idea considering the number of ghosts I was interacting with on a daily basis. Perhaps these ghosts knew more about my abilities and my purpose than I did.

Using the techniques that the shaman taught me, I began to guide home the uninvited guests that came to me throughout the day and night. To my unending joy, it worked beautifully. Since then I've found tremendous reward in helping these lost souls find their way home. And sometimes they even tell me their stories. There was the ghostly woman who committed suicide, who was distressed at never knowing her children, a phantom businesswoman still addicted to her work, and a distraught teenager who desperately wanted to come back to life. They've run the gamut from a creepy criminal predator to a sweet little girl who had stayed behind to comfort her grieving mother.

After getting my oldest ready for school and getting my youngest up and ready to go with us, we head to the carpool lane at kindergarten. A few hours later the phone calls and the emails come in and it's time to start readings for clients.

Occasionally ghosts position themselves outside of my home, and in locations where they know I'm bound to see them. Once, on my way to the office I passed a school bus full of ghostly children who had died in an accident some time ago. While sitting in traffic, I took a few moments to guide them to the Other Side.

And then, without an appointment, my cell phone rings throughout the day with clients who want immediate insight into a pressing issue. Once while in traffic, a Hollywood client called me when negative press hit the trade magazines and she wanted immediate insight as to how this would turn out for her.

Then, before I know it, it's time to rush back to pick up my son again. This isn't exactly the way I thought I would spend my days at this point in time, but living my life as a psychic, an empath, a ghost guide, an author and a mom is an authentic existence and that brings me immeasurable joy. Even if I do miss the occasional early release by a few minutes.
About the Author
Melissa Van Rossum is an accomplished psychic, empath and author. Her life's work is to help people realize their dreams by finding their Divine Guidance. Their Way Home shares stories of her encounters with ghosts, who searched her out to guide them home. To learn more, visit All You've Ever Known and Their Way Home.
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