I would like to share a characteristic of mine that can make me feel extremely vulnerable. Sometimes I can trust the wrong people. Something that really affects me is when someone promises to do something and then let me down and give me some inane excuse as to why that is happening. When you make a promise it has to come from your heart. It is then also very important to keep that promise. Of course there are times that a promise made cannot be honoured in an immediate sense, in these cases it is always important to tell the truth as to why you could not honour that commitment.

Life always offers something unexpected all the time, but if I have made a promise to do something for others, especially as a medium, it is my professional responsibility to fulfil that promise. If I cannot, because of reasons beyond my control, that is a different thing.

I have myself been used in the past. People I have helped have made promises to me that they could not fulfil. They were just there to take from me what I had to offer. It was sad to realise they were not committed to the promise, but that is life.

However, a promise is a promise. How many promises made are just empty and without meaning? Before I make a promise I try, to make sure that I am ready to fulfil that promise to the best of my ability. I have met many people in my life who think before they make a promise, and then when they say yes it comes from the heart. A promise without thinking is empty and meaningless, but what comes around goes around. What we sow we reap. That is why I try, before making a promise, to think: “Can I do this?” Most of the time it works.

Many years ago I promised spirit I would work for them, but I was in a bit of a dilemma. In those days I had a full time job working with something quite different, a very demanding job. Before I made the promise I said: “What about my everyday life and my job, my job demands quiet a lot.” The job I had meant I could be called out in the middle of the night or on a weekend. Ascala said: “Let us take it as it comes.”

Only once I was called out when it was inconvenient to me. I had a few days owing to me from my job, so I thought this would be a good time to do some work on my house. In the middle of all that painting the telephone rang: “You must go out to that constructions site now, there is a problem.” I could not say no, I was under a contract. But there is always a reason why these things happen.

Have you had to break a promise or have someone broken a promise made to you? As a medium and as a teacher, when I have a client or a course, I have to keep my promise, because spirit will be there waiting to work for me.

My grandmother would say: A promise is a promise.

/Terry Evans

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Terry Evans interest in parapsychology and mediumship began at an early age. His first encounter with an actual spiritualist medium came at the age of 22, when he was given his first private consultation by a medium. The effects of that experience were to prove to be a turning point in his life, offering new realisations. These realisations motivated Terry to develop his own inner potential of mediumship and intuition.


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