"You can be psychic; just don’t do anything with it"
is kind of like saying:
"You can be gay; just don’t date anybody you’re attracted to."
It’s not the kind of thing that needs to be suppressed. It’s part of who somebody is and how they’re naturally wired. There’s no reason for stigma here.
And, come to think of it, I’m wondering now how many lifelong closeted intuitives and healers there are in Western society compared to the number of lifelong closeted gay people. Most people no longer question your mental health if you realize and assert the fact that you are gay. However, they will BROADLY question your stability/mental health and lose respect for you if you realize and assert the possibility that you have metaphysical experiences and gifts.
What’s more, I wonder how many people desire to cultivate and share their intuitive and psychic gifts with the world but are told, “No, you have to find something else to do instead. What you feel most strongly compelled to offer to this world — for its greater healing and the furtherance of peace — is NOT acceptable. Do it secretly, and in your spare time, and for free. Meanwhile, go invest your time and money into pursuing a career wherein you could devote your days to being a teacher/statistician/journalist(/etc.).”
I’ve never given this idea much serious contemplation until recent months, but I’m happy I am now aware of this problem called “intolerance.”
Let’s have more awareness of the fact that ALL OF US ARE PRIMARILY SPIRITS, HAVING A HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Spirits NATURALLY COMMUNICATE AND GATHER INFORMATION AND INFLUENCE EVENTS AND ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH NON-PHYSICAL MEANS.
Spirits are WHAT WE ARE. Which means that all of us, innately, are able to do “metaphysical” things.
So let’s stop categorizing them as “wrong.”