Since I was a child, I've been able to sense or feel spirits. There have been some experiences that I was frightened of, as well as some I chose to ignore, but after having several Reiki sessions throughout the years I'm no longer able to turn a blind eye to these experiences. I've finally realized that my gifts are something to embrace and strengthen. I've become a Reiki practitioner and have let some people know that I'm able to communicate with spirit.
A lot of people have encouraged my gifts and come to me often, but one very important person in my life has not. My husband has always lightly joked about my curiosity with psychics, mediums, Reiki, paranormal, etc. But ever since I've stepped into my gifts and put myself out there, he's started to take his joking a little too far.
There are times when I think I can share an experience with him or actually pass on some information from one of his deceased loved ones, but then something goes wrong. Initially, he seems to be listening. If it's about a spirit he knows, he'll even share some of his good memories of that person with me and verify that what I'm seeing is actually the person he remembers. I'll think, "wow, he's actually taking this in." Then BAM, the jokes begin, followed by skepticism that soon leads to ridicule. In the end, I am left standing there with hurt feelings because he takes it too far.
I believe that every person has a right to their beliefs and it's unjust to force your beliefs on another person. I'm not trying to do that with my husband. I'm just trying to share because I'm excited about my experiences. He gives no indication that he's uncomfortable. When the joking starts, I try to tell him we can change the subject, but by that point it's out of control.
I love this man. I've been with him over 20 years. He's my life. I don't want to have conflict in my marriage, but I also don't want to feel this way and I don't want to give up my gifts or hide them away. Is there anything I can do to find a happy medium? (no pun intended;-D)