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A psychic claims she can smell when people are near death - but described her gift as 'useless' as she can't do anything to save them.
Ari Kala, 24, worked as a legal secretary before quitting her 9-5 job this year and pursuing her career as a professional psychic.
She first discovered her sixth sense when she visited her dying uncle aged 12 and smelled a 'sickly sweet' odour that no one else in her family could pick up.
Now she teaches women how to harness their inner psychic powers - but revealed she never tells people when she notices the smell of death on them, as it's 'not her place'.
Ari, from New South Wales, Australia, said: "The year before I started high school I visited my uncle to be with him as he died.
"The night before his death I picked up this this odd, sickly sweet rotten kind of smell in the house.
"I thought it was the smell of his remains as I had never smelled that before. But no one else could smell it.
"I realised later it was the frequency of death I could smell.
"Since then, I’ve experienced the same thing around people with terminal diseases or the very elderly - too many times to count.
"Sometimes it feels like a burden. I used to want to say something, however I realized it’s not my duty.
"I don’t put much effort into developing it. It’s kind of useless - how could it help anyone? How I can walk up to strangers with this smell and help them?
"What if they don't know they are going to die soon? If I told them that and they weren't aware, it could be catastrophic. I don't see how it's up to me to interfere with their fate."
Ari believes everyone has a psychic potential which is suppressed by societal conditioning from a young age.
She delved into the world of spirituality after being driven to depression working as a secretary at a major Sydney law firm.
Now, she coaches women – many part of the witchcraft community – aged 25 to 45 about how to put there psychic skills to good use.
Ari said: "Everyone has access to their psychic ability, but usually it is suppressed. Children are told to grow up from an early age.
"They are expected to fit in, be quiet and behave as normal as possible.
"They are also told their imaginations aren't real, which causes these psychic abilities to switch off.
"As a child I could read people’s emotions and always dreamed about things that came true.
"People didn’t like it, and as I grew more fearful of being judged I switched these abilities off.
"I was depressed working a 9 to 5 job - but then I realized I had a calling.
"I lost some friends and family, but it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
"I teach empowerment from within. It’s the ability to attract whatever you want - whether that’s clients, money or your dream life.
"I used to get a bit of negativity from trolls online, but I have learned it’s ok to be weird, and just to laugh it off."