Saturday, October 19, 2019

Work

Real Work

I sometimes forget what my real job is.JohnFair

I am a psychic, a teacher, and a writer.  That’s my job, everything else I do in the name of work is office stuff and distractions. It is very easy for me to spend my day doing things that feel like work and feel like my job.  I can spend all day working on email, the website, seo, filing, spreadsheets – working hard and avoiding my actual job.

This has been an incredibly busy summer, often it felt like I was too busy to get anything done.  We have moved, started to rebuild my website, remodeled the new house and spent hours futzing around on the computer doing things that feel like work, that feel productive, but are not my job.

This past Saturday I got to spend the day doing my job.  It was Wonderful.

Saturday was the Great Conjunction Psychic Fair in Akron, I spent the morning helping to get the fair ready and open and then I spent my day giving readings, doing my real job.

It reminded me of what my job is and how often I fall into the trap of being too busy with other “work” to spend time on my real Work.  The Work I am called to do and the Work that I get very depressed when I am away from too long.

I am a psychic, a teacher, and a healer.  Everything else is busy work.

Ethics in the psychic community

A recent episode of the podcast Recode/Decode got me thinking about the highs and lows of the psychic business.  I wanted to share with you my letter to Kara Swisher, the host of Recode/Decode.  You can listen to the episode Here.

 

Dear Kara Swisher,
 
 

I really enjoyed your recent podcast with Dr. Jen Gunter and I wanted to share my experiences as a psychic and medical intuitive.  I know there are lots of frauds, con-artists and outright dangerous people in my profession and I have no interest in defending any of them.  In my experience the best psychics, not always the most popular, are not shy about sending their clients to doctors and other professionals.  I am not a doctor, if you have a serious medical problem I will recommend seeking medical attention.  Just yesterday I convinced one of my clients to see a physical therapist for her pelvic misalignment and told her to stop sitting on the cold laser a different psychic told her to buy.  I may offer complimentary therapies or suggestions, but it is not my job to contradict a medical professional, although I may encourage you to get a second opinion.  I know that I am at my best when people don’t know where to turn for help, when they have been failed by their regular doctors, misled by lawyers, and screwed over by partners (business and personal).  

 
Psychics are an unregulated profession and lots of people are not as savvy, thoughtful and skeptical as they should be, often taking bad advice.  I believe part of my job is to educate clients as well as advise them - educate them on what they should expect from a psychic and how to be a savvy consumer. As a psychic and the founder of a spiritual non-profit, I want people to be skeptical and open minded and understand that even the best psychic will be wrong sometimes, anyone who claims to be 100% all the time is not on the level and should be mocked resoundedly.
 
I think one of the greatest weaknesses in the psychic and wellness industries is that people want easy answers and magic solutions to their problems.  They want someone else to tell them what to do and solve all of their problems.  For years my motto has been, “I am here to help you on your path, not lead you down mine.”  By that I mean, you have to do the work.  If you want your life to be better, you want to be healthier, if you want your relationships to work - you have to do the work.  I tell my clients that there are no easy answers and all the best psychics I know have the same goals.
 
There a lots of so called psychics who will tell you what to do, who will turn your reading into an extended fishing expedition or will just tell you what you want to hear.  Those of us who aspire to more have the duty to educate the public to expect more from psychics and from themselves.
 
Thank you for your time; I’m a big fan.

John Michael Thornton

Workshops are coming!

I just spend the weekend at a terrific conference, “Develop Successful Workshops” at the Omega Institute.  Great Conjunction has been looking for the best ways to expand and grow.  The Metaphysical Expos and our monthly Lecture series has been a fantastic way to introduce ourselves to the metaphysical community and we will continue with those amazing programs, but our next endeavor will be to expand our workshop offerings.  There is still a lot to digest from my experience and while some of it will be behind the scenes, expect to see more from Great Conjunction as well as Joe and I in the coming months!

 

Great Conjunction (501c3)

GCSCLogoLightAfter many months of work Great Conjunction is now a 501c3 non-profit!  With our new designation we are forming the Great Conjunction Spiritual Center with psychic fairs, lectures and workshops.  We are also raising money for a permanent home for Great Conjunction, a center where we can hold yoga classes, retreats and all sorts of spiritually based programing.

I am absolutely over the moon.  For years I have worked to bring healing, light and energy through my readings, lectures and classes – and I love what I do and I am extremely proud of what I have been able to accomplish and the people I have been able to help.  Still, I dreamt of a place were people could come together for deep spiritual work and healing with a diverse group of teachers and light workers.  When I shared that dream with Joe he dove right in, bringing a drive and focus that has just been inspiring.  We started with the psychic fairs and are building momentum as we share learning and light throughout northeast Ohio.

You can help us in our mission by joining us at a lecture, workshop or psychic fair – sharing your enthusiasm for learning and spiritual growth.  You can also make a tax deductible donation to Great Conjunction – your donations will help fund our workshop scholarship program and the construction of the Great Conjunction Spiritual Center.

Thank you for letting me share this amazing new organization with you, you can find out more at our website, www.greatconjunction.org or by joining us at one of our upcoming events.

You can always contact me for more about Great Conjunction, psychic readings and workshops.  I am so excited to see what we can build together!

John Michael Thornton

Co-Founder, Great Conjunction

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