Okay, okay, I admit it: I have a tendency to overthink things. I think … and think … and think things to death. I think so much that I find lots of reasons, lots of risks to keep me from acting on my dreams.

Recently I was talking to a friend about a dream I’ve been pursuing [it was mediumship!]. Once again, trepidations were getting the best of me, and I turned to her for advice. Bless her soul, she used a simple metaphor that shed light on the situation–a great big searchlight-sized beam of light. She said, “Melissa, if you wanted to be a runner, would you ask a runner if you had what it takes to be a runner?”

Probably, I thought. Surprisingly I didn’t know where she was headed with this point.

“The only way you’ll ever truly know if you’re a runner,” she put it in a nutshell, “is to just start running!”

Just start running?, I contemplated. It sounded simple enough–if not a little vague and altogether terrifying.

Turns out that was just what I needed to hear. I didn’t need outside opinions: I am, after all, the resident expert on all things me. What I needed was to give it whirl. To try it on for size. To dip my feet in the water and see how it felt.

Try. Just try.

All this time, I had been running from failure, running from what others would think of me. But what I ran from, in the end, was living the life I had dreamed. I thought I had sidestepped failure. But I had, in fact, failed. I had failed to be true to myself. The sadness and longing I carried was proof of that and a constant reminder.

So it was then that I decided to forge ahead–maybe not full-speed at first but ahead none the less.

As I write this, I am still trying on the hat I dreamed of wearing, and I’m loving every moment of the journey–this crazy, delightful, invigorating journey. Sometimes I still get twinges of self-doubt, but I’m not letting that hold me back. And you know what? No matter where this journey leads me, I know I’ll be better off for having taken the risk.

Melissa Divine | Psychic Medium

Melissa Divine | Psychic Medium

Melissa is renowned for ‘spot on’ psychic medium readings that are chock full of evidence, insights, and compassion. Melissa and Spirit change lives and convert skeptics to believers through channeled readings, sold-out events, and professional instruction for a new generation of skilled psychics and healers.

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