Life coach and Los Angeles–based psychic Dougall Fraser led a session at Pearl xChange
, a daylong women's empowerment event founded by Nicole Richie, who also served as host, and featuring discussions with guest speakers that aimed to make a positive personal impact.
During his talk, Dougall focused on the innate ability to access intuition, and imparted advice on how best to go about tapping into that inner guidance.
At one point, Dougall got personal with the audience and told the story of how he was finally able to truly open up to the psychic energy with which he'd always had a connection. Unfortunately, his journey began with a childhood fraught with emotional pain. "I had so much pain in my body," Dougall said, "I did not want to feel it."
The distance Dougall sought from his pain led him to begin paying close attention to psychic energy as well as to focus on the lives and problems of others rather than on his "own stuff." For a long time, Dougall used his psychic abilities as a means of escaping his own emotional distress. "I was not living in the world; it was all this illusion," Dougall said.
Watch the video above to find out how Dougall learned to live authentically and to, as he puts it, "become a real person."