Multi-Gifted in a Conservative Area
My name's Olivia, and I'm fifteen. My journey first began when I was about five, because I had a dream that I remember so well that I think contributed to re-awakening my psychic abilities in this lifetime.
The dream was that I was flying above my neighborhood as a wispy ball of light, and not seeing anything through eyes but through the mind, through pure consciousness. It was so light and free-flowing, and very amazing. So since then, I've been very sensitive.
My sensitivity picked up when I was about seven, as I started seeing peoples auras. At first I had no idea what it meant or what it was called, but everything was very colorful. I didn't tell anyone about it because I thought everyone had it and I didn't want to look dumb pointing out the obvious. My favorite time of day was actually night, when everything was just one shade: black.
When I was ten I started "hearing" voices and conversations of people that weren't there. I wasn't sure who it was (and at the moment I still can't tell if they're my spirit guides, angels, or just spirits), and that made it a bit hard for me to sleep. Still, I didn't tell anyone.
Moving onto when I was twelve, I had been going through puberty & stuff, but this was way more. Little did I know, I was becoming an empath. My feelings were out of wack, I couldn't stay "grounded" and a lot of the time I just stayed in isolation to attempt to regain myself. My parents said "it's just regular teenage stuff, feeling really emotional."
But I knew it wasn't. It was 10 times worse. I didn't know how to protect myself.
That's when I decided to tell my Mom everything. In the process of that, I looked up these things I was feeling and experiencing, and learned all about psychic abilities and a ton of other occult/new age stuff. I immersed myself in it because I KNEW I could relate on so many levels. I had no idea there were things to call these experiences I had. "Psychic", "indigo", etc. I then learned to psychic-shield myself and that helped a LOT.
So since then, I've grown psychically and I know a ton more than I used to. I'm definitely a new-ager, I know a lot about myself. :)
As for actually "seeing" spirits, that's only happened twice. I see shadows and outlines though.
Those are my experiences in a nutshell. Of course I've had a great number more, since then. My family is agnostic so they don't mind about any of the stuff I do. However, I do wish they'd pay some attention to it. I live in the bible-belt and don't have many close friends to tell this stuff with.
I tried out for the show "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal", and I almost got in, except that they were nearly done filming the season and if they were in the California area then they would have included me.
I'm really interested in all things occult/new age/paranormal/wiccan :) And through all the "gift/curse" aspect of being an Indigo or a psychic (or both), I wouldn't change a thing because I love who I am, abilities included.