As we move towards the end of 2020 many people are wondering what the future might bring. Although we can’t know for sure, some might be considering consulting the stars, the tarot, or a physic medium to get a handle on what’s next. Advicesisters.com focuses on things that help make life easier, more interesting, successful, and fun. If you are thinking about getting a reading, we thought it would be helpful to offer some advice from a professional. Enjoy this guest post by psychic medium Dallisa Hocking, founder of Spirit & Spark. She expresses her results with three Oracle cards.
Psychic Medium Reading 101 – Getting the Most Out of Your Reading
You may not think a psychic reading or visiting a medium is right for you. But maybe that’s just because you aren’t familiar with what these abilities entail. Or maybe, you would like to explore reading, but you don’t have the first clue how to begin. These issues can both be easily remedied.
What’s the difference?
Often, people use the terms psychic and medium interchangeably; however, they are two different abilities. A person can be a psychic or a medium, or a psychic medium. It may sound a bit confusing at this point, but hold on, you are about to be enlightened.
Psychics say that they see the past, present, and future. One with genuine psychic abilities can look at your past energy and see how it affects you now. They can use this information to help guide you in the best direction. They can also gather your energy to help make predictions about the future.
Psychics work on a lower frequency of communication just on the tip of the “other side.” They act as spirit guides but only provide direction and clarity in one’s life. They are not able to connect with spirits from the other side. This ability requires a medium.
Mediums function as a go-between for the earth and the spirit world because they can tap into the frequency of other planes of existence. This ability allows them to communicate with people and animals who have passed on. A person who can read a person’s energy to know about their life and communicate with beings who have passed on is a psychic medium.
What Do I Look For?
As with any service you consider, do your homework. Read some reviews on Yelp or Facebook and visit some websites. Customer satisfaction is one of the most powerful indicators of authenticity. After you’ve done some research, call around and speak with different practitioners. These “interviews” will be a valuable resource when you go to choose.
Here are a few red flags to look for as you speak with a psychic medium and try to set up a session:
If they tell you they have to see you to conduct the reading, be leery. A talented practitioner is capable of doing a reading over the phone. Even though the phone, the psychic medium can read your energy and translate it into information.
If the practitioner says they can guarantee a specific result, you should take pause. Mediums never know what spirit will show around a person’s aura. If you want to connect with a particular person, an authentic practitioner will be honest and tell you it might not happen.
A talented psychic medium will know details about you and your life without telling them anything. If the practitioner requires that you tell a story or divulge other information, you should keep looking.
However, a medium can tell you information about a loved one who has passed on. But spirits have difficulty with letters, words, and numbers, so they tend to use symbols to communicate. A medium is an energy interpreter. The spirits don’t speak in paragraphs, but they can give the medium visions, like stories they see in their minds. These readings can be quite specific. A medium who is only providing vague information is either not strong in the craft, or not authentic.
How do I prepare for a reading?
In the days leading up to the reading, write down things you want to know. This action not only prepares you for the event, but it also sets powerful intentions. Putting some forethought into the reading is the best way to ensure your satisfaction with the process and results.
One of the best pieces of advice is to throw your expectations out the window. This clean slate opens your heart and mind for the journey. You also need to dispose of any misgivings or negative thoughts you might harbor about the process.
Don’t test your practitioner’s skills by faking information or throwing them a mental curveball. This negative energy will close pathways. Come to the reading open-minded and ready to receive information, even if it’s not what you expected to hear.
Finally, treat the experience as a gift to yourself. Get comfortable and relax.
I was dubious that cards could tell me anything, especially since my past experience with psychics was limited to hokey entertainers like the Amazing Criswell. He made outrageous predictions and owned a coffin in which he claimed to sleep and was flamboyant to the extreme. Today’s psychics are more professional. What do you think these cards revealed? Comments are welcome.
As I looked at the illustrations on my I realized that how you interpret them depends upon not just placement but also they can be used front or back as you can see in my photos above. If you’re having a reading in person, the medium is there to help you. However, if you receive your cards through the mail as I did, here is what Dallisa suggests you do when looking at the cards:
Allow the Universe to bring you clarity through the cards. Remember, everything is for you, and your Spirit Team of angels and guides selected THESE messages!
Set your intention for your card reading. Before you open the envelope, consider asking the Universe or your Spirit Team a simple question that these cards can help you answer. An example could be: What do I need to know today? Or, What will help me to create more joy in my life?
As you pull your cards from the envelope, allow yourself to sit with the cards, hold them, feel them. Write down any thoughts, feelings, or insights that come to you. What messages are you receiving? What are the colors and symbols saying to you?
Place the cards in a spot where you are going to see them regularly, as they are a reminder of divine messages and inspired thought.
Dallisa’s Final Thoughts.
Maybe you never thought a reading from a psychic medium would be something you’d be interested in doing. Knowing the terminology and what to expect might help close the gap between you and your curiosity.
If you are interested in pursuing a practitioner, do your research and follow the red flag rules. But more than this, trust your intuition. What’s right for one may not be right for you. With all of these steps in place, when you’re ready to go forward, keep an open mind, and enjoy the journey.
Before she became a nationally recognized psychic medium, mindfulness expert, and intuitive business consultant, Dallisa Hocking led a very different life as an executive in the casino industry in Las Vegas. She has made matters of the heart, living authentically, and teaching people how to elevate their own joy her core mission. She founded Spirit & Spark, a nationwide company devoted to matching clients with top spiritual and wellness service providers, allowing for thoughtful, healing connections.
Hocking has trained with industry superstars, such as Tony Robbins, Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. Raymond Moody. She received her psychic gifts from her grandmother (Eloise) and great-great-grandmother (Bell). Hocking has also had the privilege of working on missing persons, mysterious deaths, and cold cases, providing loved ones with information and closure.
Connect with Dallisa Hocking on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dallisa/
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