I believe that there is a side in all of us that wants to please people. The temptation of becoming that can be quite strong at times. In other words, to give people what they want to hear, to pay them lip service or to simply hide away when the going gets tough. I think the biggest fear we have is either to not be confirmed, or not liked and instead be met with criticism. I believe it is a human characteristic.
I have done my best to hold my line, that line being the place within me where my truth comes from. If I were to succumb to the temptation of taking the easy way I would end up becoming very disappointed with myself, but if I hold my line of truth, the criticism will still be there, but at least I can be open to receiving the criticism or negative comments. The best feeling is being true to myself and stand for what I am.
On the other hand, what effect could it have upon my spirit team if I give way to the temptation of not being honest and standing by what I believe in? For example, they give me information to pass on to a client, but I edit that information before I communicate it, because I have decided what the person is ready to hear. When I do that it is interference and I am distorting the message of the spirit contact. I allow my own ego to take over so that I can be confirmed or liked. If I fall into this trap I just become immoral and my spirit team I think will be slightly disappointed with me and step back, because they do not trust me to speak with their voice.
Many years ago I went to have a consultation with a very good astrologer. The theme throughout the consultation was that I would always be seen as controversial. At that time I did not really understand the meaning, but down through the years I have gained a much better insight into what the astrologer was trying to convey. I do not really believe that anybody wants to be seen as controversial, but working with mediumship is seen in many areas of society as a controversial subject. In my everyday life I sometimes meet situations that require me giving honest opinions, and sometimes when I communicate in an honest way that can be seen as controversial. But, I would rather be that than not daring to offer my truth.
I have met many different challenges over the years, as a medium and as a person. If you can separate those two aspects of me, because each one is a part of me. I have met my challenges from the negative sceptics, stood on the frontline and offered my voice through my blog and articles that I have written. When I have met these challenges I have always had to make a decision, to either take the easy way out or to step up and be seen.
Yes, at times I can be wrong, in which case I can offer a sincere apology. When I know that I am lying to myself it gives me a very uncomfortable feeling and then there is nothing else to do but to tell the truth. Many times in my life after having offered my truth, people have come back and thanked me. Often when I have not told the truth or given a honest opinion it has come back and bit me in the ass, for one thing is for sure, it is impossible to pleas all the people all of the time.