In Conversation With:  Jean Walters-Lucy

By Dorian Falco, Associate Editor, 1/02/2002

“The world will never be the same again,” was probably the most repeated phrase of 2001. 

After a tumultuous year like this one, lots of people would rather not know what the New Year has in store for them.  However, according to local psychic and personal growth consultant, Jean Walters-Lucy, the trends for 2002 are positive.  “People are focusing on the bad things, but I see a completely different picture,”  she says. 

Walters-Lucy has maintained a private consulting practice since 1978, taught at UMSL and Webster University, hosted her own national syndicated radio show, and has appeared on Midwestern radio and television.  Though she says she’s not in the habit of giving “predictions” a la People Magazine, she does have some intuitions about the coming year.  According to Walters-Lucy, the compassion and global connection that occurred after the World Trade Center disaster won’t just disappear, but continue to catalyze changes, including in the unlikely arenas of business and professional sports.

STLtoday: Maybe we could start by clearing up some misconceptions people have about metaphysics and psychics.  You mentioned you don’t do predictions per se, but is there anything you do want to say about the world as a whole?

JWL:  People are focusing on the bad things, but I see a completely different picture.  I see a huge massive worldwide trend of people coming from their heart more, and learning how to love in a much broader way.  Not just your husband or your family – we’re learning how to open our hearts to other people beyond that.  It’s been going on for a while, maybe fifteen or twenty years, but this 9/11 thing has pushed us forward in a huge way in that regard.  There’s just so many things that will come out, even in the medical field – I can see us giving drugs away, or selling them at very base prices to countries that have problems with rabid polio, tuberculosis, diseases we’ve conquered, or AIDS.  And as a result of giving in that way, I see that it will ultimately open up our economy – because the giver always benefits more than the receiver.

There’s an awful lot of work to be done.  The world has shrunk.  We’re more aware of what is going on in other countries.  It’s going to be very exciting to watch.  If you wanted to, you could actually lift your vision and see that there are some almost magical things happening in the world.  Things like Harry Potter are a part of that.  Children are opening their minds to a lot of other things, and learning that even though the odds are against you, like David and Goliath, there are magical or other ways to fight for your own principles, to fight for your own way, or your truth. 

Spirituality is also finding its way into the business world – we’re getting away from the “me, me, me” principle, and beginning to ask ourselves “what can I give, and how can I serve?”  This is instead of “what do I get out of the deal?”  And that change is going to bring more prosperity to our country but also to others.  People are ready to pare down and simplify, to make choices that have meaning for them.

I also think something will happen in the sports arena – maybe information coming to the surface about how things are done that are not totally legitimate.  And that will make people look more closely, as they’re simplifying their choices, about how involved they’re going to be in that form of entertainment.  A lot of it is going to be about people making choices, and how those choices impact others outside their own world – including learning how to give more than just our money, but our time and our attention as well.

Another thing I’ve been aware of for a long time is the growing awareness in taking responsibility for our own health.  It’s not just about running on treadmills and taking pills.  There’s going to be a lot more research emerging that ill health stems from your attitudes and beliefs, and it is not just a quirky little body thing – that the stress, the negativity, and the fear a person harbors also have an impact.

STLtoday:  How long have you been in this field?  What’s your background?

JWL:  I’ve been teaching metaphysics and been involved in personal growth work since the early 70s.  I help people discover their blocks in relationships, business, career, health and prosperity and move beyond them.  Right now, I teach at the Community College and also from my office.  I do a lot of work with businesses in a consulting capacity, to bring some of these (spiritual) principles into the business world, so they can be more successful, and also have more of a sense of purpose and motivation.

STLtoday:  What did the radio show involve?  How did you get involved in that?

JWL:  I had a syndicated radio show called “Positive Moments,” that was broadcast on 120 stations.  I was introduced to Ron Stevens, who syndicates radio shows.  We worked together to establish it.

STLtoday: It was a call-in show?

JWL:  Yes, it was a call-in.  I did that for about a year and a half.  Right now, I have a column, “Yes You Can”, that appears in the St. Louis Fax Daily.  It comes out on Mondays normally.  This week they might bring it out Wednesday.  They usually bring it out on the first day of the work week.

STTLtoday: For those who don’t know much about metaphysics, how would you define the word “psychic?”

JWL:  I would first say that everybody is psychic or intuitive – it’s a hard one.  I’m not sure if I can say it in words.  It is sort of subconscious mind impulses that come to us based on past experiences, based on our desire to know, and we all have those impulses.  Intuition is a better word for it, but lots of times we override or don’t pay attention to it.  I help people pay attention to that – we could say that intuition is the voice of God, or the voice of the Universe.   Everybody has it.  Some people have developed their skills a lot more than others, but that’s partly because they pay attention.  Really, a lot of it depends on how closely you’re connected to your own feelings.  We live in a society that honors the intellectual, but has overlooked the creative capacities that we all have.  It is something you can do or have if you pay attention to your heart messages.  There is a shift happening in our world that people want to develop their intuition.  This desire didn’t use to be present.  Our lives are very flat – one dimensional – if we are just living out of our intellect.

STLtoday:  What kinds of exercises would you recommend to people who are interested in developing that part of themselves?

JWL:  I would tell people to pay attention to strong, gut feelings – and these are some exercises that help.  Meditation is the very best, because they’re learning to slow down and pay attention to their thoughts.  Also it is good for them to pay attention to their dreams – learning how to work with their dreams would be important.  But anything that helps them get in touch with their feelings – yoga, martial arts, anything that helps a person pay attention to their center and gets them to their center is good.  Slowing down, and being in nature, that helps too.

STLtoday:  Anything else you’d like to add?

JWL:  My own personal opinion is that we need to open our minds to having hope for the future and realize that right now we have more resources and possibilities than we’ve ever had to make a positive impact in the world.  I would encourage people to have hope, and to see what part they can play in this transformation that is taking place – but they have to get out of their fear and see how they can help be of service.