For the uninitiated, the term “psychic reading” evokes images of a turbaned individual, sitting in a dark, incense laden room, perhaps a cauldron bubbling in the corner, turning over tarot cards and making statements like, “I see a tall dark stranger in your future”, or similar. To those of us who’ve had the pleasure of a true and pure psychic reading, we know better.
What Should I Expect?
A psychic reading is a specially dedicated period of time, normally about an hour or so, during which a client consults with an astrologer, medium or psychic about concerns or questions they might have regarding various parts of their life ranging from profession, home, relationships, health, financial topics, etc. The goal being for the client to gain insight, knowledge, sometimes confirmation of what they already know and ideally some level of peace regarding the issue being discussed.
My Psychic Journey
I’ll never forget my first reading. I was working at a hotel in Las Vegas and we had recently had some “issues" with haunted rooms. The hotel had a tragic past and many individuals had died there. While discussing the “incidents” with my colleagues after one particularly bizarre occurrence, someone mentioned that they regularly went to a psychic.
I had heard of psychics before but had the stereotypical idea in my head about what they were all about, and not in a positive sense. In addition, my strong religious upbringing kicked in and I thought that this was not something keeping in line with the beliefs I held at the time. Nonetheless, in talking further with this coworker who by the way had also had a strong religious upbringing similar to my own, I became intrigued.
The idea of going to someone you didn’t know to get advice about things they knew nothing about was fascinating to me. I had recently suffered a loss and was just starting the grieving process. In my search for healing and comfort, I had sought out a priest and a psychologist in hope of finding some direction; some idea of what is was all about. Although both of these individuals tried to be helpful and were very nice, it was clear to me that neither were providing me with what I had hoped to find. It was at this point in time that I decided to reach out to the woman mentioned by my colleague. This was in the days before computers, emails, and texts so I called and left a message on her answering machine and waited for her to return my call. She contacted me and we set up a date to meet.
The day came and I was extremely nervous, more of the unknown than anything else. I arrived to her very humble home and was asked to sit on the front porch while she finished with the appointment ahead of me. I remember sitting there and thinking, “God, is this wrong? Am I not supposed to be here?”. My gaze went downward to the table in front of me covered in magazines and right on top of everything was a crucifix. The symbolism of the cross was very comforting and put my mind at ease. The client ahead of me departed and I went in. My heart pounding, I took a seat at her kitchen table. I began by explaining why I had come, and she politely cut me off and said, “I know why you’re here baby." Surprised, I said, “Oh yeah? Why?!”. She calmly, sweetly, and gently said, “because you’ve just lost your partner.” I was blown away. That was exactly why I was there. Through the course of that first reading, besides comforting me in a way I didn’t know was possible, she also mentioned that I was gifted and would be using my gifts to help many people. I laughed and said that everyone had what I had, and I’ll never forget the look she gave me when she said, “No baby, they don’t”. It was as if a switch was turned on inside of me and it was then and there that my personal journey as a medium and psychic officially began.
What is worth noting here is not so much my entry into the psychic realms, but rather what came as a result of this reading. In addition to guiding me through a very difficult and challenging time in my life, I was given things money can’t buy; peace, comfort and understanding to name a few. Yes, I was given information about my future, to prepare me for what laid ahead. Yes, I received messages from loved ones on the other side, and it was with their guidance that I found the strength to make it through the hard times.
What About You?
You may be asking yourself if a psychic reading is for you. That depends on what exactly you are looking for. If you are experiencing the pain of loss of a loved one, a medium could help ease the pain and assist you during your grieving. Perhaps you have reached a point in your life where you need some guidance, a psychic or tarot reader can provide insight normally not easily accessible by the average person. The best and only way to find out is to give it a try, with an open heart and an open mind.
Now a word of warning: There are many who claim to be psychic, astrologers or mediums. Many of these individuals do not have the best interests of their clients at heart, and in fact, seek to make their clients dependent on them, at a cost of course. Worse, they provide information not for the wellbeing of their client, but only as a way to serve their own purposes. They will tell the client what he or she wants to hear and not necessarily what they need to hear. They will insist you repeatedly come for readings and might even go as far as to say that you are cursed. Beware of these folks, they do not represent the true spirit of what this is all about.
How to choose the right person for you? It’s not as hard as you think and I’ll be addressing that in an upcoming post, so please check back.
In the meantime, lots of love and light your way.