Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Choosing a Psychic

Selecting the right psychic is much like choosing a doctor. You need to find someone who is good at what they do, empathetic, caring and professional. Ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference. You need to feel comfortable with and have some confidence in whoever you choose.
Just as each doctor has a different bedside manner, each psychic practitioner has a different style. Not only that, the variety of modalities seems endless. There are so many ways to open your Intuition and receive the information that I would need to write a book to simply scratch the surface. However, there are a few basic queues to look for regardless of your preference.
In all professions you will find a wide range of people; those that simply do it for the money, the charlatans, the honest, the ethical and the professional, among others. So what should you look for? What should clue you in that the person you’re dealing with isn’t totally above board?
Observe the practitioner when they are doing a reading. Do they really listen? Do they seem sincere? Are they more concerned with the time limit and the money than they are with your welfare? Will they simply leave you crying when your time is up, or do they guide you back to a better place?
The question is what kind of state they leave you in. Are they being comforting? If you come across a painful experience, can they help you through it? Having someone see who you really are behind your everyday fa├žade can be a very moving experience. There are times when you will walk away from a reading with tears in your eyes. A good cry is a healthy outlet for your emotions. It can be very cleansing.
Also, you need to remember that we all relate to information through our own filters; our past, our environment, our beliefs, etc. This is a natural human trait. Be aware of that when having a reading. For example, when I was pregnant with my daughter I had several readings; more for advice on my relationship with her father than anything else. A psychic actually suggested I have an abortion, seeing my relationship as basically over. She was so afraid of single motherhood that she could not even conceive of it. She was sincere and trying to be helpful, but that was not good advice for me.
The only way to discover some of these things is to experience them. But, referrals can help. What kinds of things are said about the person? No one is going to be universally adored, so don’t write someone off because you hear of one bad experience. We all have bad days; maybe that was one of them. Or the person giving their opinion may not have liked what they were told because it was not what they wanted to hear. I could tell you stories…
There are definite things that should raise red flags for you. You need to be wary of psychics who speak in absolutes. Anyone who claims 100% accuracy is a liar. Scientific studies have shown that even the best of us have 78% to 85% accuracy. A normal person usually rates a 30%.
Be careful of practitioners who throw the word evil around. It is a very powerful word and most of us do not use it lightly. Everyone’s heard stories about the kind of psychic who sees evil around you that must be removed, or you will be in great peril and your situation will only worsen. These practitioners will require that you pay them copious amounts of money to remove it. They will usually have you come back for several sessions.
Another variation on this is the psychic who tries to ride your coattails to success. I once had to deal with a psychic who would insert herself into your reading if she saw any kind of success for you.
What is sad about this type of fraud is that I have found many of these types to actually be accurate and gifted psychics. I don’t understand the greed and lust for power which accompanies this type of behavior.
Basically, THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. Even Jesus said [Matthew 7:15] “Be on your guard against false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but underneath are wolves on the prowl. You will know them by their deeds.”
How do you feel after a reading? Was it uplifting and helpful, or did it foster fear?
Very little of what happens to you is unavoidable. You need to take responsibility for your own future. Our purpose is to give you an idea of the landscape; you need to decide how you will navigate it. Blessings.

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