So today, I’m going to tell you a little story about myself. It's about how I’ve taken baby steps– and I do mean baby steps – to get where I am now. Six years ago, I had just moved to London to work with a health care company. Being new to the UK, I also wanted to meet people so I started signing up for a bunch of classes: starting with astrology, Kabbalah and meditation. Eventually these classes led me to The College of Psychic Studies, where I signed up for a psychic development workshop. The thought of clairvoyant or clairaudient messages was exciting, but I kept it a secret so that people wouldn’t think I had gone completely mad. At that point, I myself had trouble believing it was real.
The first class I attended was a clairvoyant meditation workshop where we tuned into our classmates' homes and described them to each other. The teacher guided us through a meditation, asking questions like: Is it a building? A house? How many rooms? How many people? Do they have pets, etc.? Our intuition filled in the blanks. I was new so I didn't expect to get much. The person I was working with, however, described my apartment down to a T. He saw a massive building, the one I lived in had almost 1000 flats. He also mentioned walking through an endless corridor before getting to my “front door” He also described the decoration inside the flat. I was blown away; it proved these abilities were real. I just had to put in the time to develop them myself.
I signed up for weekly classes right away, and eight months later, I started an anonymous blog to keep track of everything that happened in class. That blog was Diary of a Psychic Healer. For the longest time, the blog was my little secret. I shared it with a few close friends, then with my siblings and after two years, I finally mentioned it to the rest of my family. By then I'd had enough experience with intuition and healing to trust that these impressions were real. But I was still nervous about putting my name on my blog. On some level, I knew that if I wanted to remain in the corporate world, this part of my life had to stay off the Internet. Everything is on Google these days and I didn't want a potential employer ruling me out. It wasn’t until I finally worked up the courage to quit my job and pursue healing as a career, that I put my name on my Diary of a Psychic Healer Blog and Facebook Page, which by then had more 100K page views. Even then, if you Googled me, you wouldn’t find the blog so easily.
A few weeks ago I was thinking back to my final days in the corporate world. My then boss told me the story of Christopher Columbus settling down in the New World. Going home may have been tempting for his team, but Columbus was determined to make it work. So much that he burned the ships to keep himself from going back (not sure if this is true). The moral of the story was that my career change would have better chances of success if I burned my bridges.
That was nearly two years ago.
This weekend I finally took the training wheels off my blog. For a while now, I’ve known that I had to upgrade my blog to make it more user-friendly, but also, make myself easier to find. A few days ago I started fiddling about with the landing page, template and design. Before I knew what happened, my familiar and somewhat anonymous template had disappeared. In it's place is the new, cleaner and clearer format that showcases all of the articles I've published so far. I also updated the URL on the About Regina tab (up top) so that it includes my full name - a small detail that means my blog will soon turn up in Google searches for my name. No more hiding behind an Amateurish Website!
True Colors by Cindy Lauper