Are you open about telling people you have certain abilities, or do you only reveal them in rare circumstances?
updated by @retrogirl: 05/09/17 05:28:01PM
Don't get me wrong, I loooooooooooove Halifax. There's kind of a joke around here, "Welcome to Nova Scotia, set your clock back 10 years! That's a big part of what I love about it, though. It's old school, people still take time to enjoy life & appreciate family. There's not as much hustle & bustle as the rest of the world, but there's also consequences to that. It's traditionally a very religious place. People are open minded, but a little set in their ways. There is a "New Age" movement, but it's easily 10 years behind. It's picking up speed though. I hated Calgary, even though that's where I was born & raised. I find it emotionally cold & draining. But, ironically, the spiritual community is very advanced. Living in Nova Scotia is like being wrapped in a warm hug. =)
I feel it's a very special place, and in the 70's, a Buddhist leader felt so too. He encouraged his Buddhist followers to move here, and they did. People here were a little surprised at first, but they've integrated into the city, and now there's a Buddhist school & everything (that's where Ellen Paige went to school). There's even a Buddhist monestary in Cape Breton, which I'm dying to visit!!
I would love to have your explanations to help me! I know it's more my own psychological problems at work here than the words, but it really helps to have that back-up. I would like to be able to tell people I'm psychic without using that word. I'm just not sure how else to describe it. "Intuitive" doesn't seem strong enough.
I don't consider myself a medium, but I can "see" spirits who've passed on, and what they're doing up in heaven. That's a weird one! I don't want to say I communicate with spirits because sometimes I do, but most times I don't. I just see them. Sometimes. LOL!!
It's always helpful for me to find ways to describe it. I see what you're saying about being clairvoyant, I think you're definitely right. I tend to shy away from that word too because I feel like people associate it with fortune telling. Aside from the odd rare occasion, I don't see the future, I only see the past. But, if a need a quick explanation, that actually makes a good one!
I think basically, I can see & feel energy. But, that makes me sound like more of a healer than a psychic. I tried doing energy healing, but I found it too boring! Not for me, I'm afraid.
Voodoo doctor?? =O Oh my. Not that there's anything wrong with being a Voodoo doctor, but my God, it's not synonymous with clairvoyant!!
Actually, past life readings are the easiest one for me! Everyone knows about the theory of past lives, even if they don't believe in it. I've never had any trouble approaching people about that, other than the fact that it blows my cover! I usually ask them if they believe in past lives, and whether they do or not, it doesn't come across as threatening, people are very open to the information, and don't feel like they need to believe in it to find the info intriguing.
I guess it matters to me so much because I'd love to eventually do this for a living, but I don't know how to advertise myself. I hate telling people, "No, sorry, I can't do that." They always seem so disapointed. I'd rather have a limiting definition, and then give them more info later than have them ask questions only to be told no! The only easy one is past life readings, that's pretty straight forward. But, I put too much pressure on myself, and feel like I need to be able to give them their past life names, and accurate dates,places, etc. I can only give generalities. I feel like that's not good enough to charge money for!
I think you should write a book one day!
I totally agree, I don't want to be labelled as "psychic" because to most people, that's synonymous with telling the future, which I don't. Some people put you on a pedestal, which I'm uncomfortable with, and others lose respect for you, even though you're the same person you always were.