Psychic Jury Duty – Part 2: The Results

 

Jury Duty

Read part 1 here. I’ve got the update on my psychic Jury Duty experience and it’s not what you think.

So, as I said last week, I had to report for Jury Duty this morning. I was wondering what would happen as I knew that “occupation” is one of the main questions in determining an appropriate juror. I had planned to tell the truth: I am a professional intuitive. I thought this might present a problem and I was looking forward to finding out.

At least, that was my plan.

Once the sixty or so of us (the potential jurors) were all settled into the jury selection room, the Judge filled us in on a few of the details of the case. The defendant was being accused of rape.

Rape.

It didn’t occur to me that this case might not be a match for me due to my history of sexual and emotional abuse.

As the Judge read off the questions, asking the group to raise their hand if they had a, “yes” answer, I continued to sit there, actively engaged and interested in this process.

Finally, he got to the question, “Is there any other reason that you can think of that may prevent you from being unbiased as a juror in this case?”

I immediately raised my hand. As a psychic – how could I possibly be unbiased?

A few minutes later, all of the potential jurors were ushered out of the room so that we could wait until our number was called. Each potential juror would be interviewed by the judge with both sets of attorneys looking on and weighing in.

When my turn came up, I promptly took my seat next to the judge (but much lower, just like on TV) and turned to face the judge who was asking me why I had raised my hand on that one question.

“I’m a rape victim,” I heard myself say.

What?! What did I just say?? I’ve never said that sentence in my entire life. It was crazy that that came out of my mouth. Yes, I was raped and abused… but calling myself a “rape victim” wasn’t something I usually said.

Until the moment that popped out of my mouth, it had never occurred to me that this case might not be a match for me due to my history of sexual and emotional abuse.

When the judge asked me to explain what I was talking about, I filled him in on some of the details of the abuse I had experienced as a child.

And my eyes welled up.

I told him that I wasn’t sure that I could be unbiased because of my history, but I also wasn’t sure that I would be biased.

He was so kind. He said, “Well, we certainly don’t want you to feel upset while looking at pictures as you will have to look at pictures.”

I took a breath. Maybe it was over. Then he leaned toward me and said, “But I have to ask you. What is a psychic teacher and intuitive coach?”

After I very briefly explained, he asked me to go wait in a small room with the door closed.

No sooner had the door closed, than it was swiftly opened again.

“You’re free to go. You have not been selected.”

A feeling of relief spread through my body – but also a feeling of regret. Is this yet another thing that this childhood abuse will prevent me from being able to experience?

I’ve worked so hard to move past the abuse. To be a healthy, happy person. To note where the effects of the trauma still show up – and to address them.

But abuse is a traumatic experience and through this Jury Duty experience, I’ve now been able to find an area that I hadn’t yet addressed in moving into a place of healthiness around the abuse.

So, for that, I am thankful. I am thankful that I’m being given opportunities to heal again and again.

And I still look forward to the day when I get to sit on a jury (I’m guessing it won’t be on a rape case though).

Thank you to the many of you who supported me with your encouragement and thoughts about what my psychic Jury Duty experience would be.

This was definitely not the way I thought Jury Duty was going to go, but of course there is a lesson in everything!

Love and Light,

Danielle

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18 replies
  1. LM
    LM says:

    My Sweetest Danielle:

    Life’s experiences and how we choose to use them to grow is what makes us the beautiful Souls we are. You are an incredibly gifted and spectacular woman. Let that be your truth.

    LM

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  2. Ellen Dana
    Ellen Dana says:

    I hope this gives your soul some release. I am so sorry you’ve had some horrible childhood abuse. We tell ourselves that its OK to bury these memories deep and move on. But that doesn’t ever clear them away. I hope you find a way to acknowledge the pain and give yourself permission to feel sad about your past. I hope for you continued happiness in the now and to be able to grow in the light that certainly surrounds you. Many blessings!

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  3. Lori P.
    Lori P. says:

    How absolutely perfect! I love when life gives us the nudge to process things that are ready to be released. Much love to you as you work your way through this.

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  4. Karen C
    Karen C says:

    I’m so sorry for the pain and trauma you have experienced. Sending your inner child love and light. ❤️✨

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  5. Susan Amirault
    Susan Amirault says:

    What a brave and thoughtful person you are. You needn’t dwell on the negative part of your childhood because you’ve obviously moved forward and upward from that. March on! Blessings to you.

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  6. Kris Bate
    Kris Bate says:

    So sorry to hear about your rape and abuse as a child – no child should have their childhood stolen – especially not that way! I’m so proud of you for being strong enough to share! Being psychic doesn’t make you immune or protected from tough life lessons. Thank you!

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  7. Karen Lindstrom
    Karen Lindstrom says:

    Danielle, my dear, thank you for sharing. Even when we think we have worked through our “stuff” something can cause to raise it’s ugly head. But we soldier on.

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  8. Jane Costello Ebbitt
    Jane Costello Ebbitt says:

    The Universe works in very mysterious ways to bring to the fore issues that we need to address that we have buried. Who would have thought that being called to jury duty would bring up an issue that you truly believed you had dealt with. Now you are aware there is still some healing to do. With your strength and faith in all the spiritual energies you are able to access you will soon be able to move on releasing this trauma from your soul. You have some very wise spiritual guides working with you. 🙂

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  9. Sharon Smith
    Sharon Smith says:

    Danielle, You are strong, brave and courageous. With every single one of your posts you open a door for grace to enter the world. This post opened the door in a big way. Thank You!

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  10. kaoru makiguchi
    kaoru makiguchi says:

    Love you, Danielle~! Thank you very much for being our AWESOME teacher! I’m so grateful I found you!✨😘💕💖✨🙏🏻✨

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  11. Nina Gates
    Nina Gates says:

    You have always bared your soul to us. Thank you for sharing this amazing event. The beautiful responses from this community shows how much you are loved and supported. Thank you for being there for us as we are here for you!

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  12. Janis J Hedges
    Janis J Hedges says:

    This feels like a HUGE step in your healing journey. Thank you so much for your vulnerability in sharing with us. You are an amazing teacher and beautiful soul. I’m deeply grateful for having found you, and this group. Blessings!

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  13. Shelley Sims
    Shelley Sims says:

    I appreciate your openness and ability to be so raw with all of us watching. And what a beautiful opportunity to grow and learn and heal. Thank You for leading by example.
    Blessing to you!

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  14. Kate Shadock
    Kate Shadock says:

    Life provides ample opportunity to grow. You got a wake up about something you through was resolved. How wonderful to have a chance to continue the work to get it out of your life. I applaud your courage in sharing with the judge, and with us.

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  15. Laurel
    Laurel says:

    I loved and followed this story for several reasons…I share your intuitive nature, deep love of animals and I’m an incest/trauma survivor. I felt your release as you spoke your truth. Thank you for being you and sharing this journey with us.

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  16. Naixieli
    Naixieli says:

    You are so right: there is a lesson in everything.
    You help us all by talking about that and sharing our experiences. I’m an abuse and trauma survivor too. As Laurel above I feel your release too.
    Love and light back.

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