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Aug 5, 2010

Because I operate several businesses, recently publicizing my psychic skills and background on my personal Website (linked to my business Websites so that clients may perform due diligence) was a risk.  Sadly, sometimes risks are damaging:

One month ago, I spent over four hours, over the course of a day, booking a woman who was interested in voice and piano lessons for her children through the Institute of Arts and Letters, my school, for her first lessons.  Her children were very young, highly verbal, intellectually gifted, and in need of a complete program, all items in which I specialize.  Following our discussions and my detailed outline of the Institute's program, this woman was highly enthusiastic and told me that none of the many other instructors and institutions she had contacted could offer anything close to the services I had offered. 

However, she chose to visit the school's Website, and then my personal Website, only after she had called in with her credit card to book her lessons.  Immediately after I had finished sending her a copy of her receipt and recording her opening lessons in my calendar, her husband called, and in a very angry tone of voice, told me that they were canceling their lessons.  This meaning of this was clear, but when I sent a cancellation confirmation, I asked whether they would share information about why they had canceled, and I received this response:

"Hi Tiffany, I feel terrible that we had to cancel but upon reading about you we saw that you were into metaphysical science and also a psychic, it simply goes against our beliefs as we are christains, once again I`m sorry and I feel terrible....Margie [sic]"

Wow.  -so difficult to believe, and I'm still hurt and angry to have been the victim of such bigotry.  I momentarily wondered whether it was rational for me to feel this way; after all, I refuse to patronize businesses owned by people who practice acts of animal cruelty or who are sexist, racist or speciesist, whether or not these things have anything to do with their businesses.  -but this is quite different; the "christains [sic]" who refused to patronize my business did so not because they were offended by my behaviors, but because of who I am, because of the way I was born into this world.  Refusing to patronize a business for the sole reason of its being owned by someone who is psychic is no different than refusing to patronize a business because it is owned by someone who is black, female or gay.  As for my being "into metaphysical science [sic]", this may have simply been an unfortunate matter of ignorance, as Metaphysics degrees and studies are most common in Christian faiths (ref. Reverend Doctor), and materials for Metaphysics degrees are predominantly Judeo-Christian-based.  The greater issue rests in the matter of discrimination against a business owner who happens to be psychic.

Of course, this is happening regularly with those who don't bother to call in after performing research about me.  -but I wouldn't change my decision to publicly declare who I am because, even in the face of hateful and irrational behavior, I find greater peace in being open and free (and knowing who accepts me for who I am) than in being suppressed and slightly more financially successful.

My point?  Coming out is a risk, and, unfortunately, it attracts scorn from the ignorant and angry.  -but accepting yourself brings far more peace than being accepted by those who fear who you really are.

L&L,

Tiffany D Moon, DM
Tiffany Moon Enterprises
www.studiotiffany.com
www.harrypotteropera.com
www.instituteofartsandletters.org

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Posted: Thursday August 5, 2010, 6:43 pm
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Thursday September 23, 2010, 7:26 am
I am very sorry for you and the family you have written about. I am a Yeshuaim, a True Christian. I have very strong mental telepathy abilities. It is all about "one-mindedness". The spiritual gift is the same for a metaphysicist as for the True Christian. It is all about how you use the Gift. Sadly, the people attending mankind Christian churches are not Educated and have no Knowledge of the Truth. Because of my spiritual Gifts, I am very Blessed, as I am sure you are. Christians, like me, are called Prophets! Funny, how a word like "metaphysics" can change people's minds and lead them astray. Christ, Himself, studied "metaphysics". He used that information to Heal people, not hurt them. It is all in how you use your Gifts.
Love Always and God Bless, Sarah

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