If you have a day job, but also see clients on the side for a spiritual healing business, you may wonder if you should mention your lightworker business to your co-workers at the day job. There’s no black and white answer; in some cases sharing information about your lightworker business can help you more than in others. Here are questions to ask yourself to help you to decide whether you would be better off being open about your healing business or keeping your healing work to yourself.
1. Does your employer frown upon outside ventures?
Some companies don’t care if their employees have side businesses or work other jobs as long as they get their work done. However, other companies want your main focus to be on their business and they discourage you from engaging in outside business activities. If your company is the latter, you don’t want to share information about your healing business with co-workers unless you’re ready to take your healing business full-time. Don’t jeopardize your paycheck until you no longer need it. On the other hand, if your company is ok with you taking on outside business ventures, share information about your healing business with everyone. You may land a client or two in the process.
2. Would customers or clients be uncomfortable knowing you are a healer?
In some professions, we spend so much time and effort building a brand that we don’t want to introduce another aspect of ourselves for fear of hurting that brand. For example, if you are an investment banker who handles the portfolios of very conservative clients, some of those customers may feel uncomfortable with you working for them if they found out you were a psychic. Sure, it shouldn’t matter to people, but the reality of the situation is that it does. If you need your day job — and your day job customers — this is a time to keep it to yourself. On the flip side, in some businesses, your day job customers might be super excited to find out about your healing business. If you have a job working in the arts or social sciences, for example, you may find that your day job customers or even your co-workers would also make good customers for your healing practice. You may even find that your employer is open to having you offer your service at the day job. For example, if you teach yoga on the side, your day job employer may invite you to teach a class to your colleagues during lunchtime.
3. Are you hiding your healing work from everyone?
Sometimes the question to ask has nothing to do with the day job at all. It’s important to ask yourself whether you’re keeping quiet about your healing business because you’re afraid of what others will say. There are many people who do not understand the importance of healing work, and our society does not always openly accept the work of psychics and other lightworkers. However, as a lightworker, it’s important that you feel comfortable expressing who you are and what you do. If you’re hiding your healing work not only to your day job co-workers but to your family and everyone else that you know outside of your metaphysical world, you may want to do some soul-searching to determine how you can feel more comfortable about yourself and your spiritual gifts.