I agree so much it can be overwhelming. When I look back on the years (not trend) in which clairvoyance was screaming for attention and the self-inflicted guilt in having the ability, it is a shame. Even now the amount of people comfortably speaking on the matter with technological anonimity is astounding.
We still have a ways to go, but the fact you are a part of establishing open awareness, healing, and conversation on a significant part of ourselves which has been ignored should help you rest well.
I understand about your church. You are lucky to find a supportive environment. Politically speaking I've been offered the advice by others to openly talk about spiritual abilities with a term the conservatives are comfortable with, "Discernment of Spirit." It is one of the seven spiritual gifts given to us by God and referred to as well in the bible. It's a start anyway.
Trying to find the right word for every person crossing my path was exhausting to say the least. Recently, (this is currently going on) my ex-husband has taken the matter of clairvoyance and spirituality to a politically financed church in a small town. With these ties and an a.c. population he is currently sueing for full custody to get out of child support. The county is allowing it. I will be on trial July of 2005.
The reason I speak out is simply this. We will never please everyone. Hate is powerful along with it's second cusin fear. Even if an entire town turns against you but the worldy events benefit and transpire, I believe spirituality knows what it's doing. I feel stongly when more people become less concerned about being right and more concerned with a unity of spirit we will be in a much better place to move forward with greater strides and more to show for it. ~0~