In the last couple days, I’ve seen a lot of backlash against what I do. It wasn’t personal – these people weren’t singling me out and saying “You’re going to hell!” or anything like that, but it just seemed like a lot of things were popping up in my face that were against what I do.

Just so you know what I’m talking about, I ran an ad to promote my new giveaway, and someone left a comment saying “demons are disguised as angels . . . best just talk to Jesus and let Him talk to angels . . .”

Eh – ok. I’m not going to argue that. Being Christian, I’m comfortable talking to Jesus, and I’ve had a close relationship with Him since I can remember. I’d love it if everyone was comfortable talking to Jesus. But I’ve been talking about and to angels since before I had a grip on who Jesus was – so they’re just as inextricable to my life.

So these are definitely different beings who can and want to interact with us. And I’ve met more than my fair share of demons and deceiving spirits as well, so I know they’re out there, and that there is a difference. (That’s a whole other can of worms for a later time.)

A couple days after this comment, a social media icon that I follow on FB decided to get a little “preachy.” She does that sometimes, but she is a woman of strong faith and it’s her FB account, so she can do whatever she wants. But that day she arrowed straight into divination and deceiving spirits.

It stung, because she was saying that “angel readers” were being duped, and that we’re leading others astray. I had to walk away from my computer and roll that around in my head for a while. I don’t want to hurt anyone – I don’t want to lead anyone the wrong way. I talked it over with my loved ones, and thankfully returned to the table with a renewed sense of purpose.

The very next day, a friend shared a newspaper clipping that was discussing things that are “doorways to demonic possession.” She is of a different faith, and shared it for laughs, since it included things like “heavy metal, yoga, cyberpunk, Harry Potter . . .” and on and on.

Obviously, tarot and divination were on that list. As was remote viewing, astral projection, and basically anything having to do with being psychic. So again, it stung because I was reminded that I am, and likely always will be, on the fringes of my Faith. I will never be accepted by the Christian community at large (not like I have been up to this point, but I could do without the daily reminders.)

But then – and here’s the turning point, so bear with me – I really read over the rest of the list. And the longer I read, the worse the giggles got. Because “Twilight films” was on the list. Seriously? Those crappy-ass teeny-bopper movies made the demonic doorway list? And then I saw “Lycanthropy” – I had my family in stitches when I showed it to them and very seriously said “Don’t be a werewolf.” Finally, I saw “LOTR” and that threw me right over the brink into gales of laughter.

Why? Because of two things . . . First, there were many things on the list that I knew about because I study such mystical and mythological subjects – but I realized that I was reading a list written by someone who very likely didn’t actually know what a lot of these things were! Second, Tolkien, the creator of Lord of the Rings, was a Christian!

When I realized THAT, it suddenly slammed home for me that it doesn’t matter what I (or you) do, or don’t do. There will always be people out there that are offended and who will denounce you for it.

Just so you know, this post is not about my faith – I’m certainly not preaching and I hope you don’t take it that way. This post is about the Directives. It’s about your Life Purpose, and the fact that nobody can determine it but you – you can get a little help along the way *raises hand* but nobody can make the decisions for you.

And I think that no matter how you identify, you need to be ready to withstand a shot or two from the world at large, and keep going with what you know to be right. It’s the only way any of us are going to get anything done. We have to listen with our hearts and souls to the still small voice, and stay firmly on our Path, because if we don’t, we’re going to be yanked off of it, and sometimes that yank will come from a direction you don’t expect.