Conversation With an Awakening Seer.
Come sit by me on this mossy log and let us talk.
No, not about me. This time I want to talk about you — about the way you see things, things that most people cannot see.
Do you see things happen in dreams or in visions that later unfold in this world, this reality that we all share?
Do you look at people and just know things about them? Can you hear their thoughts or feel their emotions? Is this world sometimes so noisy with other people’s thoughts that you can hardly stand it? Or so full of the feelings of others that you find it hard to maintain your own peace and happiness?
Do you see things other people do not seem to see? Other creatures, people, and colors? Do you hear haunting music that seems to have no source? Do you see landscapes, entire worlds and other realities, sometimes on the edges of your vision or overlapping this world?
Are there other worlds that you can lose yourself in, complete with people and creatures or plants and rocks you can have long conversations with by speaking or simply by thinking?
You are not crazy. And you are not alone.
You are a seer, my friend. Oh, there are many other words you can choose to call yourself, and if you find one that you like more than seer, then by all means claim it for your own. Find a word that describes you and keep it — hold it, identify with it, and when you are ready, use it to describe yourself to others.
Be aware that you will make many people uncomfortable. Some people will ridicule you and laugh at you. You may be told you are crazy or you are “making it up.” You may be called a liar, a pretender, or other things far worse.
And it is here that I want to hug you, my friend, for I have been there and experienced all these things. And I want to tell you to be strong. You have a wonderful talent that not many people have, although more are born with it each day.
You shouldn’t have to deny or hide it. You should be proud to be a seer.
Choose the people you tell very carefully. You may wish to keep it to yourself, confiding in only a few that are close to you. Or you may want to tell many people, broadcasting your abilities. The choice is yours. Do not be ashamed of what you are, but do not make claims that are beyond your abilities.
Most of all, learn to trust your talents. And use them! This is your gift, and if it helps you to find friends or avoid danger, comfort people or find a better job, then by all means use it.
You weren’t given this gift to ignore or deny it. Use your abilities to enhance your life and make it better.
But be aware, my friend, that being a seer does not make you a witch, a shaman, a dream-walker, or a Farer, as we call them in my tradition. There is much work and training to become one of these.
Does being a seer make it easier to be a Farer or a witch? Oh, yes. It can make your training much easier. Or it can make it far more difficult, if you choose to mistake instinct and gifts for training and knowledge.
Taking time to learn how to shield yourself and other people’s thoughts and emotions will not disturb your own. Learn to guard your energy so it is not drained away by others. Learn to recognize when your energy is getting low, when you have given too much to others, and retreat. Learn what replenishes your energy, what fills you up, and do it often.
And learn to recognize false teachers who empty your pockets or your energy reserves and give nothing in return, and avoid them.
You are beautiful, my seer, young or old. You are amazing and gifted beyond most of your peers. You can see magical things that are hidden from those around you. You, and those like you, are the ones who can rise above the mundane and build bridges between the worlds.
You have a marvelous adventure ahead of you, if you choose to embrace it.
Cassandra Wolf has walked a pagan path for over 25 years. She seeks the deep woods, dances in the moonlight, and walks between worlds as a dream-walker and a Farer. She is a member of a primal pagan tradition that works with the First Knowledge held by our most ancient ancestors whose hearts and spirits were deeply connected to the land. The Thornish path is the way of the warrior-steward and a deeply tribal tradition. You can connect with her through her blog and on Facebook.