I’ve been getting a number of interesting reactions lately when I reply the all-common question shot at me, “What do you do (now)?”.
Incredulous stares (they can’t believe what they just heard), awkward laughter openly (they think I’m making a joke regardless of my tone) and awestruck looks (they think it’s amazing and that maybe I am an alien who can read every single thought in their innermost minds.We don’t, for that matter..). I introduce myself as a Psychic and a Healer, because to a man off the street, any other words I used for my profession just seemed beyond normal comprehension from the responses and reactions (well, I experimented a little haha). Occasionally when I am physically tired from the day, I simply state that I am a Teacher. Over several occurences, I’ve concluded that people probably understand the meaning and work of Psychics and Healers a little better compared to “Medium” the sort, thanks to the proliferation of (social) media. Introducing myself honestly and sincerely has generated a bit of fascination in the lives of people I’ve met and their reactions are something I admit I must and am gradually getting used to. 🙂
You may have thought that Singapore is a country forward in its thinking, cultures and all and open to wide and varied perspectives. Largely undisputed but as I move on in my journey, I have encountered many who still are unaccepting of the evolutions humans and souls have gone through, disapproving traditionalism, modernism, gay relationships amongst others, and of course, spirituality. The closed doors got me thinking about how we stand in our spiritual progress as a country wedged between the East and the West. We talk about getting away from work and revitalising in another country, about finding great teachers and comrades overseas who can bring us forward in our inner search, about searching for our true purpose; why do we often search outside and away and not within? Trends and observations.
It matters not where we are geographically, for the largest unexplored ‘land’ is within ourselves.
We are forward yet backward.
The reactions I observe now are probably what most of our western and some eastern psychic counterparts have had received years ago. In America, celebrities are announcing that their most personal Personal Advisors are their Psychics, a trend that is becoming mainstream. Hollywood also has a show featuring Psychic Mediums.
We are forward yet backward. What an interesting contradiction! Looking forward to seeing Singapore’s progress spiritually in the next ten years. 🙂