I have seen both an upswing in the psychic market due to so many specialists, many of which have only just now introduced themselves to this industry in part because we have trained them in our craft.
I have been in this industry since 2001, and worked through the not-so-glamorous and non-rarefied TV psychic generation to the present – the internet upstart telecommunications platforms that we see now. What has happened is there has been a fantastic willingness and openness from the interested consumer in what we have to offer, as opposed to the witch-hunts that persons like us would have endured centuries ago. There is still some ignorance, and also some healthy skeptic caution out there, and it helps maintain a healthy balance.
What I have found now though is that almost every topic in our universe – from Sea Monkeys to soap carving has found a place online. People are picking up curious new pastimes. And this leaves everything from Sea Monkeys to soap carving up for ‘inspirational grabs’.
This means that naturally anyone can adapt an idea to their own way of thinking or their spiritual beliefs. This is interesting, except when trends become involved. I like to think of trends as financial opportunities. Trending is becoming easier with micro blogging and social networking – but what from all the information can we glean as genuine, informed, experienced, researched, or insightful?
I have been victim to much counterfeiting – through my artwork – which I now refuse to post online due to ‘inspirational corporate lifting’ – which is the slick version of taking an idea that you or I may have and polishing it up on a bigger budget – to the more subtle forms of adaptation which is natural and progressive and expected of any artist and the movement they may garner or help foster.
What I have noted is due to the sheer amount of information out there, that people have become more and more desperate to find new topics to fill financial – not cultural voids.
Without much forethought, many psychics, writers, or scientists have tried to research their topic by talking to their audience or subjects, and lost. And with them, many wonderful ideas were lost too. I can cite many famous inventions that have been lost – one of the most famous ones being Tesla’s inventions. More than likely he destroyed his gem for mankind, because too many people had been stealing from him. How much farther would we be as a civilization today if someone had found unlimited or renewable energy sooner? This is one famous example. Many writers were simply discouraged and ridiculed for inventions, and many died.
Today, with information being widely available, the excuse is the adaptation of ideas – often cited for the ‘compassionate or beneficial development of mankind’.
The only problem with that, is that many artists have stopped painting when their ideas stolen. They could not maintain their costs. Many had to work full-time menial jobs due to realistic demands. Many writers simply gave up on their ideas once stolen. Inventors abandoned their inventions, only to be crudely imitated, often ending up in the failure of the best ideas. Competitors were created, and they took each other’s businesses out for all the ideas they stole from each other. Somewhere, down the food chain the consumer benefited – albeit only temporarily from the ideas if the idea or the market tumbled.
We now have a society that wants the new answer to life, and its old answers daily, every day, continuously and accurately – and possibly with an extra heaping of money or fame if we can use it, often not benefiting the consumer on the lower part of the food chain.
In summary, I have tried to keep up with my fellow psychics and have given up inventing more ideas for the empathic community. In turn out of disappointment I cannot consult with my fellow psychics and subjects for fear of having more ideas ‘stolen’ or misappropriated and being harassed online in the process for publishing my own work. I am not saying that I invented psychic or empathic work, but as many of my colleagues will attest, some of us were there at the dawning of the psychic information age – and many like me, are becoming jaded or discouraged. We really came in with a spiritual intention and have no intention of trying to keep up with the Jones’s.
For example – how do I compassionately teach empathy, when the client is stealing from me? What do I do with the idea that another psychic will take what we teach and use it to abuse or steal from clients? What do we do when the marketing of dreams take away the very quality that gives dreams their purpose? What happens when spirituality becomes a commodity?
In the realm of the spirit, what can be learned from competition? This is the one question I have set out to answer, and I look forward to hearing from many of you that have had the very same problem. Do you continue to explore, create or invent when it is no longer yours, or may never give you personal or monetary benefit for all the work you have put into it? Would you really give freely for the rest of your life? And if there is no patenting of our work – why is it so difficult for people like myself to continue working and creating despite the lack of new ideas? Perhaps like creativity, spirituality can be one’s own – and if one can present it in the perfect way – definitely an attribute and talent.
© Carmen Miro 2012
About The Author: Carmen’s waking dreams have provided accurate glimpses into the future for celebrities as well as political and international figures. Her non-judgmental, Empathic approach, as well as her unique method of Tarot reading, affords her the reputation as a groundbreaker in her field. This European born Canadian is the first online psychic to promote the idea of Empathy and emotional thought transference, and she has written a great deal on the subject. For a comprehensive Intuitive reading that will transform your life, you can find Carmen at PsychicAccess.com.
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