I’m hanging out with one of my Mastery Student/Friends last week and she’s upset. She had a recent encounter that almost made her move back to Canada.
She made a new friend. She was fun, seemed cool, and also a stay at home wife of a professional (Translate: She had a lot of spare time. Just like my friend).
Well, they start to hang out big time, and one evening, my student/friend and husband have “cool friends” over, and they are doing the “cool friend thing”. (No – Not drugs, watching comedy on TV).
This is when “New Friend” announces “it’s time to go” and later reveals her distaste for what my student/friend found funny. In fact, she invited her to find God (Which I personally think is hilarious, because I know how Spiritual this lady is.)
This brings me to the subject: How do you come out of the Psychic Closet, with so many religious fanatics around you?
1. 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 or not it’s a good decision to come out with and to whom.
2. Be Prepared: People will ask a lot of questions and throw scripture (and sometimes, even the actual Bible) at you. Be sure you can address this behavior. At a recent event I hosted in South Park Mall, 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:
3. Choose your Battles: If you have a religious zealot at your feet, there is no way you can (and do you even want to?) convert them. Put your time, effort and energy in those who will not drain you, but can engage in delightful open minded conversation.)
4. Find “Like Minds” – those who are openly, 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. Take a class, like my Mastery Program http://ginaspriggs.guru/programs/the-sacred-journey/
5. “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.
6. 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.
7. Expect Varied Responses: You may lose friends. The good news? If you are doing all of the above, you will also gain a new Intuitive Network.
You are loved ~