Sharing Visual Gifts
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Ebb and Flow.
I went back and tried to re-create the orby thing on in a photo, but couldn’t. I took dozens of pics from the same spot, same angle, same lighting, same everything. Nothing. Visible only in this one photo, which was the first I took. I also, thinking maybe it was humidity, took several pics outside in the moonlight and in the shadows. Nothing.
Last year, we had quite a few healing sessions in this room where orbs were seen by at least 3 different people while I sat and pouted because “I’m not visual” and I felt deficient as a High Priestess for not having that particular talent. I used to feel somewhere between hurt and mad when people who could see things in the Ether would insist that I was supposed to see them, too. As if I either hadn’t asked for the gift or didn’t know what to look for or there was something wrong with me. I understand that it was something wondrous they wanted to share, hence their exuberance, but it was frustrating to me to be told that I’m supposed to be seeing things that I don’t.
At least for the time being, I don’t. I’m still not visual when it comes to seeing things walk in the Ether. I experience them in other ways, usually through my empathic nature. And when I am “visual” now, it’s through dreams, meditations, and flashes. Those have increased steadily over the past year, especially the most recent months, so maybe I will be as adept one day as many others. I don’t drive myself crazy wishing for it or trying to attain it.
After all, I have lots of other gifts.
And maybe my camera is a just different way of seeing the same thing so it can be shared.