We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Shermis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sara, how do you think about risk?
Overcoming my fear of sharing with the world that I am a psychic medium was sort of my first step to moving past everything that was holding me back from accepting a deeper part of myself and meeting who that person really is. When it comes to working for yourself, I think there are tons of risks to consider when you decide to walk that path. The risks are far beyond how you will be perceived by the world, too. For me, revealing myself as a psychic may have been the scariest part initially, however, so many others fears showed up. What I learned was that fears do change though, and may even disappear. Taking risks have shown me that risk is only opportunity to see what your hidden fears are. To face them and move past them means moving into an even more authentic and true version of myself. I genuinely look forward to opportunities for risk. The biggest rewards I’ve ever gained have always come at the risk of looking like a fool, following my heart, and facing my deepest, scariest fears. I’d rather embrace risk than be burdened with regret. It’s always either one or the other. These days I also seem to only connect best with people who approach life the same way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a psychic medium, and I work as a psychic medium in the Akashic Records, as an Akashic Record reader. Essentially this means that I use my abilities to access the Records as a way to receive information on the person I am giving a reading to, seeing their soul’s journey through its many lifetimes. I use a prayer to access the Records, which gives me the ability to connect with someone’s spirit guides, to see their past lives, to see their lessons, to see their karma, and to learn about their soul’s purpose. Accessing this space can feel especially healing for the person I’m giving the reading to. Sometimes we ache to know the truth about ourselves, our lives and our journey. All of that is what I have access to see and can share during a session together. I can confirm for people what they already deeply know, but might not be fully aware of. Sometimes our truths stay pretty hidden from us until we truly heal. Because I have done so much of my own inner work, I see myself clearly and this translates to how I can help another person see themselves, even if they still have a lot of work ahead on their journey. There always exists a place of truth within us, that I call a place of “core resonance.” Its almost like our inner compass that continues to guide us, whether we know it or not. During a reading I can feel this place light up in my client. I can tell that what I am saying is my client’s deep down truth. I feel them feeling it. It’s a powerful experience, and one that can help you to move along the path of least resistance. It sometimes the harder path, but the more aligned one. The story of how I got here is a long one, but I’ll try to make it short. I’ve spent my entire life as a psychic. Imagine always knowing the destined points of your life… I don’t always know how I’ll get there, but I have been open enough to see the parts of my story that are fated. It’s true that sometimes story lines change, and not all things are written in stone. Most people are only open enough for me to pick up on storylines —the parts written in sand, however I’m a different story. I can see the parts of my life written in sand, the most-likely to be lived storylines. Yet, I can also see the parts written in stone. The parts of my life that don’t change. “What about free will though?” You ask… There is a place of truth where free will has already been factored into the outcome. Seeing these points in my own life has been hard for me. It’s hard to know all the destiny points you will live, way before you even see why you would ever choose it to begin with. After I got into a car accident, my yoga career and yoga practice had ended. I had too many injuries to continue on that path. I then got super sick and was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases shortly after my accident. I was bedridden for a while. It was darker time in my life. I turned to my abilities to give me strength, and I turned to my guides for company and companionship. As it turned out, I lost a lot of friends when my life got derailed. My guides were there for me and always have been. They told me I would work for myself one day as an Akashic Records reader, and it’s been a journey to get here, now here I am. I do this work 5 days a week, and average between 4-6 readings a day, which are done as calls over the phone. My work is full time, and I haven’t even been doing this as a career for a year yet. I feel really blessed to be doing something that helps people and comes so easy for me. It’s something I really enjoy, so much, too. I have a lot of soulmate clients traveling much similar paths to my own. I feel very lucky to make connections like that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I used to say that my favorite spot in San Diego was Encinitas. I haven’t been there in a while though. I have been loving Del Mar beach a lot, just walking along the water or exploring Torrey Pines trails. Lately I’ve really been drawn to the hills of San Diego. There’s just something so majestic about them. The ocean is pretty of course, and mountains are beautiful too, but for me, I love any spot with a view of rolling hills. Hills feel so powerful to me, and more humble than a mountain, but just as strong and stable. In San Diego the hills are usually surrounded by lots of open space, where things are more spread out. Spaces like that feel comforting to me. …When you asked this question About my favorite spots, you probably weren’t looking for an essay on hills though, so here are a few of my other favorite spots: Beaming in Del Mar —I love smoothies, Flower Child in Del Mar, and the Carlsbad Forum shopping center. Sometimes you can find me getting lost in Barns and Nobel over there.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m going to give a lot of credit to my grandpa, for my path and success. I’ve had a lot of love along the way and feel very lucky for all the things that went wrong and right, as it all lead me here. However, one man stands out to me in my story for so many reasons. When I was at my lowest lows, my grandpa was always encouraging me to do whatever would make me happiest. He would always tell me how much he believed in me. I think of him all the time and remember his voice and words. I feel like a large part of honoring his memory comes from me doing my best to do what makes me happiest.