This is what I know. I am beautifully flawed just like you.
I have had to ask those same hard questions about life just as you have had to.
"Am I “different? - No.
I have always been able to connect with Spirit since I was the ripe age of 6. The journey was understanding that process. That process can be compared to giving a Generation Y child an 8 track cassette tape and them asking “what is this?” This process is exactly the same when anyone is given an unfamiliar huge task to walk through.
As a medium it is my job to understand what spirit gives me, in turn, then communicating that to my clients in the form of validations. As I have grown with my connection, it was clear to me that a reading is not just about the validation, it's also about not forgetting the person still living through the loss.
A session is 100% Spirit-led. That means I deliver what I am told and it's not always what you want to hear. Spirits generally communicate what they feel like the most pressing matters for you, so it may be validation from those you have lost, advice on the mountain you feel you are facing in your life, or insights around navigating through a life growth spurt.
I have said this for 10 years and I will say it again, I will not do your hard work when it comes to navigating your life, I will help you find the tools that you need to be your own champion. There is no easy button in life and people like me do not have one hidden for you.
Labels are for jars. Unfortunately in the world, we live in, we all depend on some type of label to be identified with what we do and who we are. Labels are wearing us down, making us people whom we do not want to be. I am breaking that rule right now.
In short, we all need to celebrate life in whatever capacity it has been handed to us. It is not about the actual journey of life, it is who you choose to be through it.