Give Your Psychic a Little Extra Appreciation
Being a psychic is hard. And since so few people understand what it’s like, it might be good to check in on some of the gritty details. Here’s four reasons why being psychic is a much harder profession than you might guess:
1. Nobody believes you. First and foremost: Psychic phenomena aren’t supposed to be real. You claim otherwise, and you’ve just set up a major hurdle for yourself in your life—even if you’re right. You’ve now put yourself among “them.” “They,” in the public’s mind, are fakesters, fraudsters, criminals and the insane.
That viewpoint isn’t entirely unwarranted; many people who profess psychic abilities do fall into those categories. You’re a psychic? By choice or design, in the minds of the masses you now live on the wrong side of the tracks, the one that ISN’T the side of the nice, normal, shining happy people. Try putting “psychic” or “spiritual healer” on your resume—yeah, not gonna happen.
Why is it this way? Well, for one, Western culture is still crawling out from under the thumb of a few thousand years of church repression, and from a “scientific” (mechanistic is a better word) paradigm that denies the existence of psychic phenomena, even if almost everybody experiences these things at one time or another in their life, often daily. Our culture turns a blind eye to these aspects of reality, and if you’re the type of person who regularly deals with them, it probably turns a blind eye to you—because that stuff scares the hell out of them. Psychics aren’t: “The opposite of fear is knowledge.” – Blythe ext. 5339
2. Energetic sensitivity sucks. If you’re psychic, you’re walking around with the lid off. You’re picking up crap from the airwaves like you wouldn’t believe: swirling emotional and psychic weather patterns coming off everything around you. Go to a crowded area, for instance, or one full of chaos and negativity—like your typical loud bar on a Saturday night—and it’s like walking naked down a freeway at rush hour. Good training can mitigate some of this—it’s all in the attitude you take to the world—but in most cases, it gets worse as you get increasingly sensitive. (And you wonder why so many psychics are so eccentric…)
3. People dump their crap on you. Many psychics, especially in the early stages, have a sense of wanting to help the world with their gifts. Reality check: This can be the spiritual equivalent of walking around with a garbageman’s outfit on with a “kick me” sign taped to the back. People take it as carte blanche to load you up with as much of their crap as they can get away with before the moment you cry uncle—which, for many, is never. Again, it takes training to mitigate this. Being clear about what’s being exchanged—i.e., money for counseling, not karma for karma—can also help. But it takes time.
4. The spiritual world can be confusing. Look: There’s no rulebook. There’s no single, authoritative source for how this stuff is supposed to work. It’s different for everybody, largely dependent on each individual’s nervous system and cultural background. Consider the accounts of spirituality from the world’s various cultures. You see much overlap between a medieval mystic talking to the Archangel Gabriel and Aboriginal shamans communicating with the Dreamtime? Only about as much overlap as you see between Macintosh and Windows. The details matter. Angel X says reality works this way, Feathered Rainbow Serpent Y says it works that way. Neither account jibes. Approach Feathered Rainbow Serpent Y with the playbook that Angel X gave you, and good luck making it rain, pal. You’ll be lucky to manifest a bus ride home from $1.50 in change. See what I’m getting at here? It’s called the astral plane, and its inhabitants are as diverse and individually quirky as the inhabitants of the human world, all 7 billion of us. The law isn’t the same in Boise as it is in Karachi. No wonder it gets so weird and subjective. Keeping track of so many contradictory world views and angles on the truth can be more work than being a UN translator, and it’s no wonder if people get a little confused and out of touch with the rules of the cold, hard physical world after a while.
All of which (and more—post your own additions below!) goes to show that being psychic can be a hard, hard job, and we should be that much more grateful for the ones who make it through the “rings of fire” that go with this life intact, and who can effectively help. Call one today! Treat them nice! After all, there’s a reason people choose this: they want to help, and they’re good at what they do.
“A psychic sees things from the outside perspective. We as humans have a difficult time stepping outside the box and looking at things from a very neutral standpoint.” – Lacy ext. 5494
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