by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
I admit it. I’ve been a notorious fence sitter for most of my life. I can always see both sides of issues. I’m pretty moderate on most. As a journalist, that neutrality is important. It leaves me open to possibilities, and I can report facts without inserting myself into them.
The universe is full of unexplained mysteries, and I like nothing more than to delve into them with a journalist’s objectivity. I think it is because what I’ve always wanted is proof one way or another, and the best way to make up my mind is to see all sides of an issue and see if the preponderance of the evidence points me in one direction or another.
Lately, however, I’ve been experiencing a shift towards intuition. While proof would be wonderful and I’ll always chase it, I’m feeling more connected to what I feel intuitively.
As one who chased down proof for most of my life, this shift has been an interesting one for me. It feels odd, and yet it feels right. It also feels like coming full circle. As a child, I lived intuitively. It was only as I got older and learned what earned me approval and what didn’t that I started to shift more towards wanting proof of things. Now I am shifting back again to the intuitive.
Does this mean I won’t seek out proof? No. But I will listen to my gut as well. My intuition has many things to tell me, if only I choose to listen to it. And tuning into my intuition more feels as if I am returning to myself. It feels more authentic and more peaceful.
I know it isn’t a popular stance, but I believe that using my intuition and seeking out proof aren’t mutually exclusive. They can exist, side-by-side in the ways that I investigate the unexplained. While I doubt that anyone else will buy what I say when I talk about my intuition, when I am searching for my own knowledge, I believe that my intuition will serve me well. At some point, I guess, I just have to take a leap and trust myself. That is what I am doing.
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