May 13th 2017 - Selecting the right psychic is 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 personal preference. You need to feel comfortable with and have some confidence in whoever you choose.
In all professions you will find a wide range of people; those that do it for the money, the charlatans, the honest, the ethical and the professional, among others. So what should you look for?
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 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 façade 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 best way to discover these things is through experience, 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. 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 psychic who sees evil that must be removed. These practitioners will require that you pay them copious amounts of money and usually have you come for several sessions.
Another variation is the psychic who tries to ride your coattails to success. They will insert themselves into your reading.
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.
Geralyn St Joseph - Voice of Spirit Gabriel's Trumpet Enterprises
Philadelphia, PA to Kailua, HI
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Geralyn St. Joseph practices primarily online and throughout the greater Philadelphia area on the East coast. She also offers couples guidance and a wide array of metaphysical classes and services. She is available for individual readings & parties as well as corporate events and talks. Contact her at 808 261-7866 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit voiceofspirit.com or psychicinhawaii.com To hear the podcast on this subject go to Geralyn St Joseph on BlogTalkRadio - Choosing a Psychic