Sunday, November 20, 2011
A Message From Beyond
Lately, I've seen a lot of television about psychics and messages from the dead. Personally, it is not something I agree with and would not participate in it. But that hasn't stopped me from noticing a pattern, even on the commercials endorsing a show. The skeptic inside of me reacts, big time.
The psychic will say something like "I'm getting an image of a coat." And then the vulnerable person, almost ALWAYS a woman, says "Yes! My father had a coat!" And this is supposed to prove something?! Wow, a coat is VERY distinguishable.
I also like it when the psychic says something like "I'm sensing that you have had someone in your family that was sick. Was there anyone in your family that was sick?" No s!@#, Sherlock! There's always someone sick in a family.
But what really, really gets to me is the messages that people who have departed choose to share. I love it when the psychic says that she's getting a message about buttons. Or red flowers. Or something. And then the vulnerable woman bursts into tears and says "My mother had a button collection/a rose garden/etc." And then the dead person segues into a message that is something along the lines of "You should keep my button collection shiny."
Now, I miss my dad in a very raw, emotional way. I know that I won't see him or hear from him again on this earth, and that sometimes makes me really sad. But if I got contacted by him from beyond the grave and his message was
"Non-Mommy, my coin collection. Keep my coin collection!"
I would be pissed! Shouldn't these messages be significant? Shouldn't they say something like "I left the directions for the universal remote in the third box from the left in the attic?" or "I buried a chest of gold in the backyard by the rose bush?" I'd even settle for something sentimental.
I am very skeptical.