I’m seeing a psychic. She isn’t cheap, but she’s very helpful. My friends say she’s ripping me off. Are psychics real? Are they worth it?
Rabbi Rami: If this woman is providing you with sound advice that improves the quality of your life, then she’s as real as she needs to be. Her fee is her business. Louis Vuitton charges $1,300 for a canvas tote bag you can buy online for $5.19. Is Louis Vuitton ripping you off? If you can’t afford her fee, ask her to lower it. Don’t be embarrassed by this. After all, she’s a psychic: She already knew this would happen.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author, essayist, poet, and teacher. His spiritual advice column, "Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler," addresses reader questions pertaining to religion, spirituality, faith, family, God, social issues, and more.
He has this to say about religion: "To me, religions are like languages: no language is true or false; all languages are of human origin; each language reflects and shapes the mindset of the civilization that speaks it; there are things you can say in one language that you cannot say or cannot say as well in another; and the more languages you know, the more nuanced your understanding of life. Judaism is my mother tongue, yet in matters of the spirit I strive to be multi-lingual. In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence."
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