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When to Keep Quiet About Your Metaphysical Beliefs

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Long gone are the days when someone could easily be committed to a mental institution, or worse, simply for speaking up about their ability to perceive auras, past lives, or the future. Thank God. More and more people are receptive to metaphysical subjects, but still, you need to watch what you say. Not everyone will understand, and some will even use the information against you.

Friends and Acquaintances

It’s likely you have friends who are involved with metaphysics if you are too. However, for those who aren’t, remember that it’s not necessary for all friends to have the same beliefs. Accept your differences and respect that they might not want to hear about the ghost in your new home.


The non-believers in your family likely already think your metaphysical beliefs are crazy, so there’s no point in trying to convince them of your viewpoint. Try not to judge them for judging you. They are who they are and it’s okay to have a different viewpoint. Even if they are rude, be the adult and let it go. If they bring up the subject, it’s usually best to keep it brief rather than launch into a detailed description of how grandma visited you after her death. After they die they’ll realize you were on to something, but in the meantime avoid conflict by surrendering any desire to change their thinking.

Occasionally saying a few words about various goings on from a spiritual standpoint is harmless, and will at least make you feel like your voice is not totally shut down. If you’re lucky enough to have a receptive relative with whom you can discuss metaphysical subjects, save it for them.

Coworkers and Your Employer

Caution about sharing your views with coworkers. Even an innocent conversation about your past life visions of you and your coworkers as slaves on a plantation in 1753 could come back to whip your ass. Keep your visions to yourself unless a coworker is as metaphysically inclined, and even then it’s usually better to say only what you’d say in front of the entire staff, including your boss. Make sure to use your metaphysical talents to your great advantage in the workplace, covertly (and for the highest good of all involved, of course), to protect yourself and improve your job performance.


Hold your tongue for the first few dates if you think there may be chemistry and compatibility, and after that tread carefully. Your metaphysical interests are only a small part of who you are, and it would be a shame for a potential love interest to drop you in the very early stages of a relationship just because they don’t understand.

On the other hand, if they are rigidly closed off to even the most universally accepted metaphysical concepts, and insist that your convictions are “wrong,” this may not be a match made in heaven. If you find yourself on a date with someone you’d rather not spend time with again, speak your mind and pour it on! They will likely do you the favor of discontinuing the interaction.

Strangers You Encounter

Let your freak flag fly around strangers, especially those you’ll likely never see again! We’re not recommending that you act radically or anti-social, but you may find yourself occasionally giving spontaneous, important messages to strangers, just what they need to hear at the time, and not even realize the importance of what you’ve said and the impact it made. You might serve them perfectly and even plant an important seed of insight that stays with them for years.

Follow the advice above and you’ll have greater peace of mind and suffer less strife in your personal and professional relationships.

Copyright © 2013 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Metaphysical Terms 101: Basics, Misconstrued and Misused, Part II

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On your quest for spiritual truth, the last thing you need is misinformation.

Unfortunately, today’s New Age market is full of dead ends.

We list below the definitions of key spiritual terms, according to our empirical research since the 1980s, to help you cut through the cosmic debris and follow the most authentic spiritual path possible.

Fate: Here’s a word that is often distorted beyond recognition. It actually means the same as destiny. You’ve likely heard the phrase, “You can’t cheat fate.” We can’t emphasize enough how true we’ve found this to be, always. It would probably be easier to stop time.

You’ve also probably heard the phrase “nothing is set in stone.” Many psychics say this, perhaps to let their clients down easy when they foresee unpleasant events, or when they need an easy out if things don’t go as they say they would. But we’ve found that much in life is set in stone–that’s why we always recommend that you become more aware of your true self and highest path so you can capitalize on the rewarding parts of life.

Predestined: Life circumstances and situations chosen by your soul (higher-self) before you live this life so that you learn specific spiritual lessons. Our findings tell us that at least 75% of the major events and conditions (challenges and rewards) of everyone’s life are fated.

Karma: Many people use this word accusingly, and often incorrectly. What they often don’t realize is that if something “bad” happens to someone they consider a negative person, it has more to do with that person’s past life actions. For example, just because a woman has a habit of “loving and leaving” men, it doesn’t mean that she created karma in this life that caused a man she liked to do the same to her in this life. More likely, it was destined for the man to leave her for one or more of multiple past life karmic reasons.

Your “good” and “bad” karma is collected and worked through over many lifetimes. The theory of karma indicates that all actions, words, thoughts, and intent will return to you, and usually not in the same life. People only get away with things until the karma catches up to them–the direct consequences are always inescapable.

Karmic Reason: The spiritual reason, the cause, which stems from circumstances in previous incarnations.

Root Cause: The origin of the problem, often connected to the karmic reason.

Cycles and Timing: Recurring patterns that symbolize life occurrences. We’ve found that life is cyclical, that it can be outlined by comprehensive numerology and astrology, and natal patterns and cyclical timing methods represent life happenings; they don’t “affect” you or “make” things happen. Good timing really is important, and can be identified in conjunction with specific goals.

Lost souls: We believe that your soul is eternal and the physical body is a temporary home for it. However, upon the death of the physical body, some souls stick around on the earth-plane instead of going to the “Light.” Common reasons include addictions and a violent or sudden death. Some may not fully grasp that their physical body has perished since they still feel alive.

They can interfere with or drain your energy and sometimes it’s not easy to distinguish their thoughts, cravings, and emotions from your own. Instead of just noting their existence with electronic equipment like select ghost hunting shows do, we recommend helping them (and yourself) and guiding these lost souls to the “Light” by asking for assistance from other-dimensional spiritual helpers (A helpful script about how to do so is in our Direct Your Destiny e-package, or try our Spiritual Detox audio MP3.)

The best approach to gain the most spiritual awareness possible is to keep an open mind, yet maintain a decent sense of discernment. Explore for yourself, cross check, and scrutinize various theories before accepting them as part of your belief system. In time, you’ll know if a concept rings true or not.

Copyright © 2010 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Metaphysical Terms 101: Basics, Misconstrued and Misused 

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Misunderstandings regarding metaphysics and spirituality abound. Our empirical research since the 1980s has allowed us to realize, what we believe to be, the authentic meanings of the following spiritual terms.

Be cautious of “updated” definitions and alternative versions of these important terms, as in many cases they have been construed to fit the author’s agenda and profit goals. Redefining spiritual truths is like re-writing history–it’s misleading and disrespectful to your audience and the ancient sages and philosophers who worked tirelessly to enlighten the world.

Mystic: This word can conjure up images of crazy old men with long, white beards or worse, thanks to Hollywood.

The American Heritage dictionary defines mysticism as consciousness of transcendent reality or of God through deep meditation or contemplation. Mystic is defined as of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices; one who practices or believes in mysticism.

We add to the term mystic the following: a spiritually sensitive individual and, or one who is actively involved in personal growth and self-realization, and who searches deeply into the meaning of life. Therefore, we believe many of you reading this article are mystics.

Metaphysics: This word sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Meta means beyond, so metaphysical translates into beyond the physical. It’s the field of philosophy concerned with the study of the nature of existence, beings, space, time, and causality.

Higher-self: Your super-consciousness or sixth sense. You could also refer to it as your “God-self.” This is that mysterious side of yourself that you access under meditation and, or, for example, when you have piercing psychic insight about the future.

Destiny: The bulk of the conditions and key circumstances in your life which are planned out by your soul before incarnating. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t influence (see the next definition) and make the most of your life.

This is one of the most misused and misunderstood spiritual words, especially among those we call “New Age cheerleaders” (inspirational-focused authors). They claim to be able to show you how to “create” or “change” your destiny. Wouldn’t that be nice? Whatever you want, it’s yours! Well, we believe the reputable ancient mystics were right: Destiny is fixed and already in motion when you are born. Just like you can’t sober up right after downing several drinks, you can’t skip the karma you have carried into this life.

Free Will: How you react to your destiny or the events that “happen to you” is your free will. You have free will to “create” and “manifest” what you’d like, as long as that goal is within the confines of your destined path.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you want something and no matter how clear your intent and how devoted you are to getting it, if it’s not part of your destiny, it’s not going to happen. The cheerleaders (and poets) fail to mention this, as their followers realizing the cold, hard spiritual realities of life would mean less seminar revenue and fewer book sales.

Are your main choices destined? We believe so. As we outline a person’s past and future circumstances through our work, it does appear to us that even the key “choices” they make are predestined. We’ve also found that your richest rewards are also predetermined, so have faith that you will realize what you’ve earned. More information can be found in our free download, Direct Your Destiny.

Taking note of these theories and incorporating the philosophies into your spiritual awareness, after testing them yourself, will save you an enormous amount of time and heartache. At the same time, be sure to objectively weigh other points of view.

Copyright © 2010 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo