The following articles:
"THE TRUTH ABOUT READINGS"
"TEN HINTS FOR A GOOD READING"
by Debbie Smoker
offer valuable insight
for those considering an Intuitive Psychic Reading.
"THE TRUTH ABOUT READINGS"
Ever had a reading done? Think you might want
Just plain curious? Perhaps skeptic? Then please read on.
This article is being written for you. It is my intention to define and
the various options one has available. Readers are found
these days and people from all walks of life are flocking
Unfortunately, many people are being scammed. As with any
there are competent and incompetent readers.
Motive is important.
Some people do it solely for the money and work
by playing with people's fears
and vulnerabilities. We can't pretend
this isn't happening, because it is.
However, there are many, many people who do readings which
of great value to the patron. The people who do these kinds
have a love based desire to be of service to mankind and
they work hard at
developing their skills and abilities. A good
reading should help provide more
clarity regarding situations in your
life, and assist you in decision making,
because ultimately it is you
who determines the outcome of your life.
A good reader never uses fear
or negativity to get information across, nor as
a means to glean more
money from the client. I'm hoping I can be of assistance
you choose a reader who truly has your best interest at heart.
First off, what is a 'reader'? I would define a reader as
someone who works
with intuition as a base, often in conjunction
with other tools such as
cards and/or other highly developed sixth
Let me define some other words which you have probably heard
be confused about:
direct perception of truth, fact, etc. independent of
attention or reasoning process; keen and quick insight.
Intuition is often referred to as "gut feeling".
of, pertaining to, associated with, attributed to, or
some nonphysical, spiritual force or energy; a person who
sensitive to psychic influences or forces.
one who sees images/ symbols in the third eye.
one who has a clear sensing of perceptions, feelings
one who receives information about a person by
touching an object belonging to that person.
There are various kinds of cards used in readings.
as symbols in the physical realm which help define and
going on in the client's life. They also offer insight and direction.
For instance, I work with cards whose roots hold a deep understanding
Native American spirituality and philosophies. They assist one to
correlation of moving as a physical and spiritual being
revealing keys for being happy, healthy and
comfortable in this universe.
Cartouche cards use Egyptian symbols and are used to convey
about all areas of one's life. Time frames are presented,
offered and spiritual lessons are highlighted.
Tarot cards show virtues, elemental forces and areas
need improvement, etc. There are currently many other cards
you may want to learn more about them yourself
by contacting a
What can you expect from a good reading?
First and foremost, a good reading is one which will empower
with tools and insights to help you to help yourself. People
want to have a reading because they are looking for answers
to things and they are feeling stuck.
The reader will help you to understand the transition you are
and bring about for you a clearer comprehension that you are at the
same time mind, body and spirit. It is essential to learn to walk in
with one foot in this world and one foot in the spirit world.
the course of a reading patterns are revealed which
have caused obstacles for you.
Suggestions are given on how to
overcome them and make changes
for positive growth. If you're not
willing to assist yourself then
you'll probably remain stuck in your
Good reading is not fortune telling. It is done with the
and will help put you in touch with your own higher
wisdom. What you get out of a reading will be in direct proportion to
what you are willing to put into it. A good reading will leave you
feeling awakened, inspired, empowered and joyous,
with a new sense of
yourself that will serve you well in the future.
Let's reflect for a moment on an unhealthy reading. In any
it is vital to pay attention to your own feelings. You will
know you are
having a bad reading if you experience any of the
Please, if it feels coercive in any way, gut wrenching,
if you feel a loss of your sense of balance, or as
though your "circuits are fried"
and you can't concentrate, get out!
Just get up and leave! And never, never pay
people to "take curses
off of you". They are playing with your fear and psyche
and attempting to manipulate you into needing them over and over.
It is never healthy for anyone to be in that kind of energy field.
I repeat, if you feel uncomfortable, leave.
Now, another point to ponder.
Each of us must take
responsibility for what we do. A "bad reading"
(or a good one)
isn't something that just "happens" to us. We choose it.
I understand this now. The very first reading I ever had was a
trip to hell.
I was so terrified that I ended up using that
experience as a wake-up call to
finally take responsibility
for what was going on in my life. On some level,
I drew that
experience to myself. It served as a harsh kick in the butt.
couldn't bear what had been revealed to me and I remained in denial
for a while.
The danger lay in the fact that the only information I
received was very
disempowering and at that point I didn't have a
clue how to help myself.
Ironically, I ran to another reader and it was there I
learned about my own power.
I create my life through my thoughts.
What am I thinking? If I don't like it,
I can change it. Night and
day. Dark and light. In this reading, I was shown
a path I could walk
to heal. And I did. It took work, commitment and time,
eventually went from crawling to dancing.
Just a quick word on phone psychics:
I believe that some of
them are very skilled and legitimate, but I've seen
people on TV who
laugh and openly admit that they are trained to give certain
and they're only doing it for the money. And yes, it is expensive.
Why go that route when there is so much you can do to learn about a
or reader before having a reading done? It is certainly to
to first do your homework.
If you want to reap benefits from your reading,
yourself some of the following questions --
and be honest inside
when you answer:
Why do you want to have a reading?
Are you merely hoping to hear certain things
(such as "You'll meet Mr. Right next
Do you want someone else to tell you what is going to happen
(so that you can fool yourself into believing that you
don't have to
take responsibility for your life)?
Is your motive disrespectful to
(i.e. is your attitude about having a reading negative)?
These things set you up for a bad reading and an unhappy life.
So how does one go about finding a good reader?
Word of mouth
is the best way. Ask others who have had readings done.
If you don't
know anyone, there are several other things you can do:
A good source
of reference for names of good readers is at metaphysical shops.
Don't be afraid to call the reader and ask questions. Be wary of
who is at all evasive or tries to cut you short and insists
you need to make an
appointment right then. Ask the reader what you
can expect to obtain from the
reading - as well as what kind of a
reading can be done.
Ask the price and the amount of time you will
(Be wary of anyone who asks for more money every few questions.)
Pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable during the phone
You should. Anyone working in your best interest will have
time for you and
never leave you feeling pressured or try to push
themselves on you.
When you find someone you feel comfortable with, make an
If you want it tape recorded, ask if the reader minds.
Also ask if you need to bring a blank tape. If you want
someone to sit in on
your session, again let the reader know. Most
don't care, but remember
that a reading is very personal and it's
important that you feel
okay about someone else being there.
To get the most out of your reading, enter it with an open
as the information you receive may not always be what you
(Preconceived expectations often lead to disappointment.)
You can relax yourself by having fun and viewing it as an adventure.
Listen to the information and apply it only if it seems right to you.
Keep in mind that you are the master of your own life.
Keep a positive
attitude and expect the best.
And remember you are never obligated to
sit through any reading.
You should feel safe and secure in your environment.
rapport and trust will be established. The reader should be friendly
and able to communicate effectively with you. Things can get intense
so a good sense of humor is also necessary. A good reader
will have a
solid grasp of spiritual law and be able to help you learn
how to recognize
and follow your own intuition. You will have a sense
of "coming home" and
touching the divine in you, of affirming your
own dreams and truth.
TEN HINTS FOR A GOOD READING
1. Seek a Clairvoyant's or Psychic's help at a time when you are
relaxed and undisturbed. If you are not and it is a troubled time
for you, gently put your mind at ease.
2. Allow the clairvoyant to proceed in his or her own manner.
expect your first problem to be discussed at once.
3. No clairvoyant wants or needs help -- but do not attempt to
Work with them. Let them know when they are correct.
4. Being skeptical, demanding proof, resisting, arguing or
done your way, can only increase the percentage of
5. Spirit often manifests by name but it is not necessary.
may come in many other ways, i.e.. during your daily activities
or in the dream state. Be open & aware.
BE WILLING TO VERIFY
6. Refrain from being to quick to negate.
Again, be patient.
Understanding will come.
7. The 'true value' of a reading is not always measured by prophecy.
Prediction is possible, but you have free will to make changes.
Guidance is the key-note of a reading, outcome
determined by YOU.
BROADENING YOUR HORIZONS
8. CLAIRVOYANTS ARE NOT fortune tellers.
A good reading explains the
philosophy of right living.
It is expanding your point of view,
allowing you to see the bigger picture
and then to focus on what is
important to you in the moment.
It may help provide more
clarity to assist you in decision-making.
A good reader never uses
fear or negativity to get information across,
nor as a means to glean
more money from a client.
9. Every clairvoyant has his or her own unique way.
It is unfair
to compare the creative abilities of clairvoyants.
Glean what you can
from the info and put the
rest aside to review later as desired.
IMMEDIACY AND TIMELINESS
10. Try not to prolong a reading beyond its natural time.
The channel is influenced by many factors & comes to a state of
rest at an appropriate time. Questions and answers are often
in the closing moments. Your process is unique to you.
"Seek not the destination at the cost of missing the journey."
IN PEACE... ENJOY... RELEASE...
Treat yourself well. You deserve it.
By Debbie Smoker, is a writer, speaker, and Hypnotherapist.
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