I am going to admit something that may be a surprise to some: I thought there was only ONE closet to come out of.
Since opening Curio, Craft & Conjure, I realize how wrong I was!!
Many people have revealed to me that they had to come out of the closet to their parents. I totally get that… I had a similar experience with all that goes with it: Anxiety. Fear of abandonment.
This brings me to the real topic: These folks are talking about “coming out” as non-Christian.
I didn’t even realize that was a topic of conversation.
So… How do you come out of the Psychic Closet?
- Know Your Audience: How will your friends, family or employer feel about it? Will they be supportive of you? Will they even care? Most importantly, what will the consequences be? Take out a piece of paper and list the pros on one side and the cons on the other; then decide whether it’s a good decision to “come out” and to whom.
- Be Prepared: People will ask a lot of questions and throw scripture (and sometimes, even the actual Bible) at you. Be sure you are ready to address this behavior. At a store event I participated in a mall near me, I approached a woman for a chakra reading, Not only did she have no idea what I was referring to, she commented: “Oh – I don’t mess with that psychic stuff”. At this point, I informed her that I was an ordained minister and that in fact, Jesus was a prophet, a healer, and teacher – like me. Her response? Well, HE was the child of God. My response: “Yes. We all are”. I smiled and walked away after that, which brings me to the next tip:
- Choose your Battles: If you have a religious zealot at your feet, there is no way you can convert them. (Do you even want to?) Put your time, effort and energy in those who will not drain you and can engage in delightful open-minded conversation.
- Find “Like Minds” – People who are openly and unabashedly intuitive. There are probably some tips they can offer that can not only help you, but you’ll also have support from this group. Taking classes will expose you to folks just like you, who are ready to question authority. (Try my **NEW** 6-month Online Course “The Visionary”)
- “Come Out” to people you trust first. They will be your (and probably have been) your support. This may be a friend, family member or spouse. Or someone you met at an event at Curio, Craft & Conjure!
- Don’t Broadcast: Spare yourself the open criticism you’ll likely receive if you post on Facebook. The emotional contagion can bring you down. What you want most now is to be lifted UP.
- Expect Varied Responses: You may lose friends. The good news? If you are doing all of the above, you will also gain a new network of free thinkers.
You Are Loved ~