One of the scariest things that new (and even seasoned) psychics have to face is the moment they tell other people about their gifts; especially when first starting out.
We deal with ridicule, judgment, and those who think what we do is complete bull. On a positive note, we can also receive encouragement, support, and love as we go on our journey of light work
It’s not always easy, but is (in my opinion) worth it.
Paulo Coelho said, “Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.”
As you are on your own personal path of opening up, here are a few things I learned along the way that I hope will help you navigate your own waters a little easier:
1. Be Honest
It can be unnerving to simply open up and show your vulnerability, since you never know how people will respond. I remember when I first started in this industry, I was terrified to tell a
particular member of my family that I was a psychic. I knew she was extremely religious and with my experience being raised in similar environment, I also knew this might conjure up all sorts of
fears about me consorting with the devil or demons, or similar. My husband insisted that would not be the case and that she would take it in stride.
Boy, was he wrong.
This mild-mannered, (even passive) person’s face completely changed when I told her what I had been doing for work. She did mention how it was against the Bible and she worried for me, and my
boys. I tried to reassure her that I only work in the light and that doing this has actually brought me closer to God and the Archangels. As a matter of fact, I had practically been an Atheist at
one point because religion was used as a tool for abuse when I was a child. Ironically, tapping into my spiritual side brought me closer to something she believed in.
Immediately, I chickened out from our conversation and said, “It’s more like I am like a life coach.”
SO. NOT. TRUE.
Anyway, we silently agreed to not discuss it and for several years, that method worked. However, as we grew closer and time went on, it was hard for me to not be able to share a big part of who I
was with her.
Fast forward a few years and a few glasses of wine one night and the subject came up. She said, “Shelly, I don’t necessarily agree with what you do and I pray for you, your husband and the kids
every night, but I love you and want us to always be honest with each other. I want to be able to tell you anything and you to be able to do the same.”
It felt great to not have to hide who I was any longer.
I wish I had never backtracked and tried to refer to myself as a life coach, because in the end being honest at the very start was the right thing to do. She didn’t have to accept it, but
eventually did and I was no longer hiding it from her.
2. Don’t Worry About Their Opinions
Everyone has an opinion about things whether they express it or not.
You do. I do. We all do.
Most of us also have preconceived notions about how people live their lives, how they behave towards other people, and unfortunately the authenticity of people in this particular industry.
Since I was young, my relationship with a male member of my family has been up and down. We have always loved each other fiercely but over the years had butted heads on a regular basis. When I
had been reading the Akashic Records for a few years, I finally decided to tell him what I had been doing and studying.
Having certain trust issues of his own, his immediate comment was, “So, you learn things about people in advance and then make educated guesses about their future?”
Um…not even freaking close. How offensive.
First, when you read the Akashic Records, you aren’t making guesses about the future or even current events. You are reading an energetic record of them on a soul level. You are channeling
information about past lives, intuitive gifts, their soul group, and the life lessons they are working on (to name a few of the topics). You aren’t studying people on Google or LinkedIn or
whatever. It wouldn’t do any good and frankly, who has the time for that?
I was hurt, but not surprised. I know that his opinion was his own and literally had nothing to do with who I was as a reader and healer.
Fortunately, we were able to delve deep and he learned that what I am doing is honestly because I love people and happen to have the gift of helping, healing, and connecting. He supports me 100%
now and we have great conversations about everything spiritual.