It's hard to accept yourself when the whole world tells you if you step out of line (the imaginary line), you are crazy. It's hard to find people, like her experience, like mine, in this field who are accepting of who you are, and when you are yourself they get "offended" because they are looking at a part of themselves they can't accept.
It's hard not to have compartmentalized relationships with people as confidentiality is a big part of what we do, and that we "can't be seen in public" with many of the people who come to us for help.
It can be lonely at times, and definitely hard to find people who aren't clients who understand/are not culturally brainwashed to think we are "all" liars, frauds, crazy, etc. etc.
I understand the experience of befriending clients who maybe perhaps should have remained "students" instead. The reality is there are few non-psychic, non-aware people outside of our client base who seem to want to publicly be associated with people like us, much less willing to be friends in mutual reciprocity, respect, openness, and love. The really painful experiences are with the ones who ARE psychic, in hiding, and only want to know you surreptitiously and/or reject you flat out because it might destroy their "empire" and all they've built.
Many, many people have done at least one of these things to me socially, even though I came to them in the spirit of love and acceptance. Many people are freaked out by me and I suspect many open and out healers, psychics, "outliers" etc. have this problem, even if they haven't had that problem before they "came out".
It's ridiculous, it's 2015 and we are in the 21st century and much of this suspicion and public ignorance of people like us is a reality construct- an actual magician's trick by the Systems Builders, actually- who have carefully crafted a magick trick over the centuries to ostracize anyone who doesn't fit their plan. Of course secretly, those Systems Builders are all incredible psychics of many kinds, very powerful, but of course they don't let the general public in on the fact that one of the things they've hoarded for power and control purposes is that we really are all this psychic human, this intuitive, but the good news whether you accept it or will be dragged kicking and screaming the whole time and/or will be left behind is that we really are all waking up to this and the people who are still rejecting it, throwing the baby out with the bathwater on all psychic ability/paranormal activity and/or are making a part of their soul deadened/stale/an anachronism by hiding it because they can't accept publicly who they are are the ones most chomping at the bit to make fun of us.
They can't reconcile that The Other is them.
Like I said, it freaks them out.
You have to stand strong if you are a healer, those psychic bullies rejecting are only rejecting a part of themselves they don't want to look at, like a gay man insanely mad at his out brothers for being out so he decides to call them "weak" and make fun of them/ostracise them.
It's hard being who you are in a world that wants you to continually draw inside the lines.
Increasingly that pressure to conform is weakening, however.