You’ve seen the ads on the internet, the late night commercials on television, all clamoring to get your attention—“Free Psychic Reader” and “ask a psychic” for guidance with your love and life.
But who are psychic readers, really?
If they are reputable, psychic readers should be gifted with psychic ability and a sense of creative intuition. While some people are born with a strong gift and know from an early age what their relationship with the world of spirit will be; just like any other ability, the innate psychic sense must be exercised and nurtured. Any talent can fade away if a person does not cherish and develop the gift. Therefore, a psychic reader may not be an experienced psychic or a medium, they can also be folks who are sensitive and are working on honing their skills. One learns and grows by doing. Even those without an innate psychic sense can develop it with training and diligence.
All humans are born with a certain sense of intuition—the ability to discern the reality of a given situation and react to survive. This isn’t hocus pocus, but rather a basic instinct that served to preserve human life though the eons. Intuition is really nothing more than our “gut reactions” to people, situations and events, the ability to assess what we observe for dangers and pitfalls. Intuition serves as something of a guidebook through life, a built-in counselor to see you safely through the world’s perils.
Think of intuition in the context of the well-known human “fight or flight” syndrome. Intuition alerts us, our bodies respond by releasing adrenalin and otherwise preparing the body to fight or run away.
As with any muscle the more you work at enhancing intuition the more sensitive you become. In reality, psychic ability is nothing more than intuition that has been carefully cultivated and nurtured.
None of this means that a person seeking the advice of a psychic should trust anyone claiming to be a psychic. One must be careful and discerning; there are people out there who are nothing more than scam artists trying to make a quick buck. Because of the nature of psychic abilities, there is no true way to quantify them, no standard test really exists.
It is important therefore to do your homework before shopping around for a psychic. Just as you prepare to make a purchase—say of a HD TV—you check with as many sources as you can to find out details. With TVs it is a bit more straightforward; you look for the model with the features you desire at the best price, and a brand with a good overall reputation. With psychic readers you must find out as much as you can about the individual, website, or psychic phone line before committing your money. Check reviews; take advantage of offers of a session with a free psychic reader—see if you feel a rapport and receive quality information before agreeing to a fee for ongoing consultation.
Most reputable psychics are good and decent people who feel they have been called to this work by a higher power. A good psychic reader should exhibit compassion and empathy; offer practical advice that a client can use in their situation. They should not veil their readings in dire language and doom laden statements—any so called psychic who uses intimidation of this sort to establish a fee paying relationship with you is not genuine and should be dealt with extreme caution if at all.
Which is not to say that a true psychic reader always has good news to impart if they are genuine. Warning of approaching danger or conflict is part and parcel of a psychic’s work. But the warnings should be couched in language that is not coercive and should never be aggressive. A psychic can be a great advisor, but if one claims to be able to solve all your problems for you, approach with caution. A genuine psychic is a giver of information and practical advice not a spell-caster or exorcist.