by Dave Wheeler
Over the past five years, I’ve opened myself spiritually. I’ve discovered I love being a psychic, and honestly I enjoy talking to loved ones that have passed on. However, sometimes in my circle of friends and family, being the psychic can suck. Why you may ask? Being able to see the future and talk to the dead isn’t always a gift, it can be a curse. Here are a few reasons why being a psychic can suck.
1) Not Always Delivering Good News
Being a psychic means you see just as much bad news for people as good news. Some psychics tend to only want to focus on the positives, and make people happy. However, it isn’t always that easy. That’s not an honest reading. I’m not always here to make someone happy, I’m here to help. That means helping with the bad. Sometimes I’ll see a friend losing a job, a friend having a pet die, or seeing an accident that can’t be avoided in the future. As a friend, you try to help someone as much as possible. I try not to sugar coat readings for friends and family. Things can get ugly though with that philosophy.
2) Not Being Able To Make People Money
I’ve had friends joke with me that they want the lotto numbers, or know whose going to win the big sporting event. Guess what? It’s not that easy to find out. Don’t you think if I knew that I’d be sitting on some beach in the Bahamas? If you’re not meant to come into a large stash of money, your guides and mine are going to provide. I always joke when I’m in a casino that my spirit guide wants me to play “this special machine” over others. Personally I think it’s because I love to gamble, and has nothing to do with winning money. My proudest reading with money was predicting a check amount to the penny that a friend was going to get.
3) Going Somewhere Knowing It’s Haunted When Others Around You Don’t
I love going into a building and feeling a strange energy in the air, while others around aren’t aware of it what so ever. If you’re going away for the weekend you aren’t going to destroy the party by saying a ghost is in the hotel room. Also, you won’t go into someone’s home and ask if someone died there by hanging themselves…. You’d seem nuts. Sometimes you need to keep that information to yourself. I’ve stayed at several hotels that give me weird feelings and vibes. Not everyone likes to talk about dead people.
4) Trying To Connect To Loved Ones For Family And Friends
Think about it: it’s either your friends or your family. You know them extremely well. I don’t do readings for my family because I KNOW my family. I feel that my credibility isn’t there when I can connect with our grandmother, or great aunt. Also, they may want to ask something that I never knew about, and my feelings can get in the way. However, it isn’t easy talking to friends about a loved one who passed on. As a friend, you feel sad for them too. Don’t get me wrong, I love checking in with family. I also love when I get a head smack from my Grandparents for things I’m doing wrong.
5) Going To Public Places And Feeling Compelled To Do Readings
Sometimes when I have to sit in a waiting room, some complete stranger will feel the urge to talk to me about a loved one who passed on. This can get weird when friends are around. I know this person is opening up to me because their loved one knows I can talk to them, but at the same time, you’re still with your friends and it can look weird. I had this happen while waiting for a tire change once, and luckily I was able to talk to the woman and get some answers. I went to a psychic show my workplace put on a few months back, and I had a hard time sitting in the room. I felt like I was sitting in a room where 5,000 spirits were screaming “Pick me, talk to me!”. When the main psychic at the show wouldn’t pick them to communicate with someone, they decided to walk down the isle and sit next to me. These spirits would try to get me to talk to them. I had a massive migraine after the show.
6) Sometimes People Ask You Truly Bizarre Requests
I do readings a lot. People ask a wide range of prediction style questions, or ask to speak to passed on loved ones. Usually, the questions are fairly normal. However, not everyone in the world is normal. At least once a month I get asked very bizarre questions, and honestly, questions that make me super uncomfortable. I had a woman once ask to connect to her passed on fiancé. I was able to pick him up, describe him to the woman, and matched the description. She wanted me to ask him if it was ok if she continued to sleep with his brother. At this point, I didn’t know how to respond, or want too. Even the spirit was confused. I lied and told her I lost him, and she kept messaging me days on end for an answer. Finally I kindly told her I’m not Maury Povich. She didn’t like my sarcasm. Why in the world would you ask someone such a question? What type of answer was she looking for? “Yes, he says go have relations with his brother.”
Along with working in radio, Dave Wheeler has been into the paranormal world for at least 7 years. He’s a member of the New York Shadow Chasers Paranormal Team, and a practicing Psychic/Medium for the past 5 years. He provides readings and insight for free on Reddit on several boards including BoneAndStone, and find him on Twitter.