Ask Steve – Is Covering Psychic Development Unprofessional?

July 10th, 2006 by Steve Pavlina

Don’t you think it’s¬†unprofessional to cover topics like psychic readings and spirit guides?

Not to the spirits.¬† ūüėČ

Given the¬†size of this site’s audience, I fully accept that some articles¬†won’t¬†resonate with certain people.¬† Personally I don’t see that as a problem but rather as a fact to be accepted.

When I write about new agey topics like psychic development, I get long emails from Christian fundamentalists filled with Bible quotes and advising me to denounce Satan.¬† When I write about time management or productivity, people tell me to loosen up and relax (as if my lifestyle were stressful).¬† When I write about waking up early, people tell me I should sleep in.¬† It doesn’t matter what angle I take — there will always be someone to tell me I’m wrong.¬† That’s just the nature of my work.

Erin occasionally gets these kinds of emails too, even though her site is specifically about spiritual and psychic development.  She recently got a few from a Christian fundamentalist who took issue with the concept of communicating with spirit guides.  Never mind that the Bible reports that Jesus communicated with non-physical entities, including Satan.

I think it’s more effective for people with rigid belief systems¬†to grow¬†via other means¬†than to frustrate themselves by reading this web site.¬† Fundamentalism creates a particularly¬†hard shell around one’s consciousness; however,¬†any fear-based belief system¬†will inhibit your ability to grow consciously, since a big part of conscious growth involves letting go of fear.

In the minds of those who are turned off by certain topics, I’ll accept¬†the labels of¬†“unprofessional kook,” “foul Satan worshipper,”¬†and “dotcom wacko” and continue¬†doing what I do.¬† I consider¬†such topics fair game.

This entry is part of the “Ask Steve” series.¬† See the original Ask Steve post for details, or view the Archives (July 2006) to peruse the entire series.

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