My name's Mariah and I'm 14. For as long as I can remember, I've been incredibly lucky. I'm partially blind, only able to see light, color, and blurry shapes out of the corners of my eyes, and in all honesty, I'm clumsy. Not as bad as I could be, but still, if I don't bang my arm or leg on something once a day, I'm amazed.
I've taken quite a few tumbles in my lifetime. Like in third grade, the teacher wasn't watching me and I ran head-first into a pole. My glasses cut me just above my right eye. If they'd cut just a little bit lower, I probably wouldn't have a right eye. Another time, my dad and I were roasting marshmallows over a fire and somehow, the fire exploded. It was like someone had stuck a firework in the flame. I was standing right next to the fire and had little flames all over me. But I didn't feel a thing. Infact, when my dad shook the sparks off me, my clothes weren't even singed.
It's only been recently that I've realized why I've never been seriously hurt before. My spirit guides, along with my guardian angel protected me.
I'll start from the beginning. Last September, three of my friends and I decided that for my birthday we wanted to try out a Ouija board. I know, I know, really stupid idea! But we didn't know that anything would actually happen.
We managed to find this old board in the back of a closet at my grandma's house. We waited until it was dark and then started to set it up. While my mom and my friend Candace went to pick up another of my friends, my friend, Sam, and I stayed at home. I started to get a really bad feeling, like something bad was about to happen. Suddenly, I didn't want to use the Ouija board anymore.
When the other 2 girls got back, my mom left for work, leaving us by ourselves with the board. I told the others about my worries and they all though I was crazy; after all, it had been my idea to try out the stupid thing in the first place. After a lot of begging, I managed to talk everyone except for Candace out of using the Ouija board.
I should have known then that something was wrong. Candace really didn't want to mess with it to begin with; there was no reason for her sudden longing to try it out now. We spent half the night arguing with her, by this point, the other two girls were starting to get the same feeling I had.
Finally, we managed to convene Candace to wait until the next day to try the board out. But for the rest of the night, Candace wasn't herself. There are even parts of the night that she can't remember.
The next day, she was back to herself and I still didn't want to use the Ouija board. But now I was out voted. We set the damned thing up in the pool house and started to ask it questions. What happened next I've sworn never to talk about again. All I can say is that I've never been so afraid in my entire life as I was that day and the night before.
Since then, Candace and I haven't been the same. It was like someone had opened a door. Things started to move around and sometimes disappear in both my house and my grandma's. I would feel weird cold spots and hear things moving around behind me.
My dreams started to get weird too. I started to dream about strange people and places, and I had lots of nightmares. And things just kept getting weirder.
One day while my grandma was out of town, my mom and I were staying at her house. We were in the den; I was watching TV and mom was sleeping on the couch. Just that morning, we had to put my little dog Saber to sleep. I spent most of that day in the den with my mom, but did have to leave the room a few times. At about 3:00, I heard a scratching sound at the door leading out to the area where my dog used to stay. I went over to see if some wild animal had gotten through the fence or something. There was nothing there. I even went out side and checked. There are no plants near the door, and it didn't take me more than a few seconds to get to the door. Nothing could have gotten away that fast.
Later on that night, I was telling my mom about what had happened earlier. She suddenly asked me where the cup of coffee and glass of milk sitting beside her had come from.
I was pretty confused considering the fact that no one beside me and Mom had been in the house all day and I hadn't put either drink there.
I've had tons of experiences like this over the past few months, so many that I really don't think about it anymore. Sometime in the middle of October, I heard someone mention spirit guides. I decided to find out what they were.
I learned how to contact them and did so that very night. Sinse then, my life has changed incredibly! So much so that I can hardly believe it. I learned from my guides what my destiny is. I learned how to talk to spirits and the beings that inhabit the other realms. I've become a medium, not a day goes by that I don't have some poor spirit wanting my help or even just to talk.
It uses to sort of freak me out, but now I like being able to truly help people.
I'd like to keep going. To tell all of you nice people about my becoming a witch. Or finding out that 2 of my best friends aren't human, but I've been up litterly all night, and the days nearly half over. I've got to get some sleep sometime.
Thanks for reading, and sorry for how badly this is written,
Light and love,