Letao enjoys a moment on the terrace at The Continental
‘When you talk about fortune telling or prediction, actually from my point of view, what we’re talking about are people’s tendencies,’ Letao explains. For someone who doesn’t care about their health, for example, their fortune will probably be that they will get sick at some point. ‘Actually, doctors make these predictions too,’ he adds. By training as a counsellor, Letao says he can better identify and understand his clients’ subconscious tendencies and help them resolve habits and thought patterns that block their future success.
Self-acceptance and self-love, he says, are crucial ingredients to healing and fulfilling one’s highest potential. It can be difficult and daunting, and it’s something he’s had to grapple with as well when he was deciding whether or not to leave a stable job in banking to pursue a spiritual career full time.
‘For a long time, I was in denial because I didn’t want to disappoint my parents,’ he recalls. ‘One day I woke up and I realised I can’t live my life being someone that I’m not, going to a job that I don't have a connection with because I feel that’s how other people want to see me.’
Even after finding his calling, however, Letao understands the need to practice self-care with intention. That’s why he makes it a point to check in regularly with his own spiritual guides, including Debono. He also finds solace in nature. ‘I go on a lot of hikes. I also go to the beach. I try to go early in the morning on weekdays when nobody’s there, and I just lie there and listen to the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. It’s very healing,’ he says.