1000 Readings

Cue the confetti and balloons, I just completed my 1000th professional psychic reading.  I started doing readings professionally on June 6, 2006, so it’s been about 22 months, not even two years.  I can scarce believe I’ve done that many readings.  I probably would have gotten to this point much sooner if I’d kept the email readings going. 

So what shall we do to celebrate this momentous event? How about if I share some of what I’ve learned from doing a thousand readings.  Some of this will be similar to other update posts I’ve done, but there will be a few new tidbits here and there.

Awareness Matters
It has become very clear to me that when I read for people who are of a high vibration the information comes through more clearly.  It feels very much like having my own signal boosted by my sitter’s signal.  It really does help if you do a little meditating or deep breathing before a reading.  Being nervous is just fine, that doesn’t interfere much.  I really appreciate my sitters because the vast majority of them are very smart, highly aware, and take full responsibility for their lives.

Trust is Key
I’ve had some really odd things come through during readings, things I couldn’t even imagine being true, but because I’ve learned to trust my guides I pass on what I’m being given.  That trust has paid off immeasurably.  Early on in the process I would be so hesitant to even bring something up because I was so afraid of being wrong, but I made a committment to my guides to convey what they give me to convey, and that trust is vital for proper communication.  Consequently, I’ve been able to provide validation for my sitters in some very odd ways. 

Guides are Good
You gotta love the guides.  I’ve encountered guides who were so amusing that I’ve had to laugh out loud at some of the images they’ve sent me.  I also learned that guides will sometimes confer with each other before answering.  And I’ve learned that sometimes the guides don’t agree on a course of action.  When I’m tuned in, the guides come to me as a collective energy.  I rarely see them individually.  I think they’re focusing their energy into one beam to transmit a clear signal to me.

Seeing Dead People
I’ve only been startled by one spirit since I started doing this work.  Before I started doing this work I thought I’d have ghosts lined up in my office showing me their decapitated heads and gunshot wounds.  I was very wrong about that, so if you’re someone who is afraid of doing psychic work because you don’t want to see scary, icky dead people, rest assured that you may not!  I’ve also had a few spirits wake me up in the middle of the night to talk to me before a reading, but for the most part they wait until 5 minutes before a reading to come to me and make themselves known.

In-Person vs. Phone Readings
Sometimes people are concerned that a phone reading won’t be as accurate or detailed as an in-person reading.  Don’t be concerned.  The phone readings are just as good as an in-person reading.  Distance doesn’t mean anything to the guides.  Now, a heavy accent does!  I’ve had some situations where someone has booked a reading with me and they don’t speak English very well.  This does make it hard to communicate but not impossible.  It just takes longer for me to make myself clear, so please only book a reading if you can understand English very well.

Group Readings
I haven’t done too many group readings.  That’s something I want to practice over the coming year.  The group readings I have done have gone well.  I did have an occasion where all the info I was getting for this one woman turned out to be inaccurate for her but extremely accurate for the woman sitting next to her.  So I’m still working on discerning what’s what for who’s who. ;)

Getting Better
As time has gone on, I’ve become a much better psychic and medium.  As with any profession, you learn a lot from experience.  I would encourage anyone who wants to become a professional psychic or medium to practice as much as you can.  When you’re ready, you’ll know it, and you can start charging for your readings.  Every psychic has an off reading once in a while, or even an off day.  In any profession you’re going to experience that.  Sometimes your energy is lower one day than another.  On days when I’ve been very sick or had a really bad headache, I’ve had to reschedule the readings so people get me at my best.  To all of you who have listened to me coughing up a lung while doing your reading, thank you for your understanding and, believe me, I sounded worse the week before. ;)

What’s Next?
Bookings have been way up since the new year started.  I apologize for the long wait time; the demand is currently very high.  Aside from raising my rates, I’ll just have to hope I can catch up and get back to a reasonable 1-2 week wait time again, but if this demand continues then there may be a rate increase in the future.  I can see now why the really famous psychic mediums have turned off their waiting lists.  Every time I think readings will die down a bit, they just don’t.  It’s not that I want them to die down, it’s just that there’s a lot of things I want to be doing and I always give readings first dibs on my time.  My time is starting to remind me about promises I’ve made it that I haven’t gotten around to yet.  We’re currently negotiating, and I think Time is ready to go on strike. ;)

I’m still working on my audio program.  I don’t get as much time to work on it with all the readings I’m doing.  In June I’ll be taking a break from readings while my kids are between school and summer camp and I will be able to catch up on my back burner items.  I may also be doing some local classes or workshops.  I will, of course, announce them in the blog ahead of time in case people are close enough to attend.

Several of you have recently requested a half and half reading, 30 minutes of consultation and 30 minutes of an intuitive reading.  That’s a good idea actually.  So I’m going to set that up as an option in case you want to talk to me and your guides in the same reading.

The blog will continue and if you have ideas about what you’d like me to write about or topics you’d like me to cover, just ask.

Such a Joy!
Doing all of these readings has been an immense pleasure, and provided me with tons of growth.  I just love connecting with my sitters.  I really do care what happens to my sitters after a reading.  There are many of you out there that I keep in contact with long after the reading is over.  Thank you all for allowing me to relay information between you and your guides, higher self, angels, and deceased loved ones.  One of my goals this year is to teach you how to connect on your own.

Welp, here’s to the next thousand!  Whoa, that gave me vertigo … let’s just take it one at a time. ;)

 

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