Psychic? Who me?
What's the deal with being psychic anyway?? It's not like I grew up declaring "I want to be a professional psychic when I grow up!" Believe me, my Dad would have laughed at me for that one. Heck society as a whole would be laughing at me if I said that!
In fact, I remember a similar scenario in 7th grade Home Economics class (do they even call it that anymore??). We had to put together a presentation that described our ideal career or life path. My friend chose to research being a Chiropractor, I decided to research my dream job at the time which was being a Veterinarian (I LOVE ANIMALS!). We even came up with the idea to have a Vet clinic/Chiropractor office all in one building! Help your animals while you align your spine!! OK it wasn't the best idea I've had, I know, but there was this other girl named Molly who happened to have a very challenging career path she wanted to research.
"I want to be psychic when I grow up!"
she said confidently, "I can't seem to find any books on this subject." I stood behind her in the library as I peeked over to look at the teacher's reaction on her face. The few amazing teachers in the world would have found some clever way to nurture her desire while still guiding her towards something that she could actually find data for to finish the project. I'm sure you can guess how the teacher reacted though.
"You CAN'T be a psychic when you grow up! That's ridiculous!" I thought it was a really creative and original idea Molly had, but those feelings of curiosity were squashed when I overheard the all-powerful adult supervisor's reaction to the situation. It just isn't possible. One CAN NOT be a psychic even if they tried. At least that's what I've been subconsciously believing since the 7th grade.
Besides that, I had also associated psychic readings with stories of "dirty gypsies" throughout history who would steal people's money by disguising their lies as "fortune-telling". There was also "Miss Cleo" who ran ads on daytime television in the late 90's for her (800) number that promised your future to be revealed if you call and spend ridiculous amounts of money per minute. And of course I can't forget the machine at the mall that looped "give me a quarter, I'll tell you your fortune" in an eastern European accent over and over, and came up with some random digital message if you paid 25 cents. That definitely did not give any REAL psychics a good reputation. I still joke about these stories to this day.
So where does that leave our society within the subject of psychic counseling? People basically think of it as a joke, or a mere impossibility that makes one look like a crook if they became successful. There have been a handful of famous psychics who tend to work mostly in spiritual mediumship (or speaking to the dead), who have changed the minds of many skeptics over the last couple decades (thanks John Edwards, Theresa Caputo, and many more!).
I was a psychic junkie for a little while, contacting many psychics via Live chat sites. I just wanted to know what was going to happen! I was looking for something that the majority couldn't give me. I really needed an intuitive guide or mentor to help me see what I was missing. I needed to heal some of my own crap in order to stop chasing these false realities. The internet is crawling with so many fake psychics, it feels like a plethora of "dirty gypsies" hanging around on there. It just isn't right.
It's not fair to the clients who get addicted to "trying to know" and it's also not fair to the rest of the authentic psychics and energy healers who are meant to really help people make changes and learn about their heart's and soul's true path. The fact is, we are all psychic in some sense. We all have intuition. Some of us were born knowing this and others develop the skills over time. Even the most powerful and talented psychics need some guidance and insight into their own lives from time to time.
I've always wanted to see a culture that supports this idea of everyone being psychic. There would be no "Miss Cleo" or annoying "Gypsy" accents echoing through the malls. There would be no fakes taking up online space telling people they can give you "dates and times within minutes!" and charge you $17 per minute (I actually tried one of these psychics once, even though I couldn't afford it at the time, and none of the information turned out to be accurate at all!).
Intuitive cultures actually exist, and they seem to be the majority of Indigenous cultures from around the globe. Typically there's a leader of sorts that's designated as the "spiritual seer" or shaman. They are taken care of by the tribe in order for them to do their healing work, and see into the other worlds and dimensions. This translates into the modern world as monetary exchange. We can take care of each other and support our psychic gifts through paying for healing sessions.
Most spiritual and psychic people have a hard time accepting money for their services. But the shaman in the indigenous tribes would not survive, and help the tribe thrive without the help of the other people. It's an equal exchange that has lasted for thousands of years. Why do it for free now?
The path ahead for more urban cultures today is to ensure that people remember they are in fact very intuitive and psychic. They wouldn't have to rely so heavily on such expensive "fakes" on LIVE chats or phonecalls. Instead, they would pay the due amount that a REAL psychic mentor is asking for in order to help them take care of their own financial needs in exchange for refreshing insights into the unseen. It's all about finding the right ones who are trustworthy and authentic. So....
Give me a quarter, I'll tell you your fortune!! HA! Just kidding! Save that change for a session with someone that can give you insights that REALLY matter!