I get asked that a lot lately. Psychic? Ugh. I hate that word. Hollywood has had the biggest hand in ruining it, but regular ol’ mean-spirited people ruin it too. You see websites offering up “psychic services” all the time. Here’s some examples from one I found the other day:
“I will improve your luck for any job”
“I will cast a spell to make you more attractive”
“I will place a powerful hex curse on your enemy”
“I will bring your love back to you”
“I will accurately predict your time of death”
(Side note: Don’t even get me started on what witchcraft is, or what it means to be a witch. That’s a blog post for another day.) But seriously, these are actual services being offered and I’m sure people fork over tons of money for them. When I lived in Salem, MA there was a woman who was scamming people out of thousands of dollars saying she could remove curses. Basically scaring sad lonely people into believing there was something wrong with them and that she, and only she, could fix it. I know many positive, amazing psychics in Salem, and all over now. Bad apples like that woman give us all a bad reputation. And I’m not saying that she absolutely isn’t a gifted psychic. She might be, but she’s channeling the lower energies that I stay away from.
So am I psychic? I prefer to say I’m intuitive. And guess what? Everyone is! Some people are born naturally intuitive, and some people have to practice and hone their skills. It’s like singing or playing a musical instrument. Some people are born as amazing musical prodigies, and some people are born with a passion for music, take lessons, work very hard, and become absolutely fantastic musical performers.
It’s really not hard to predict the future. Say I pull a Tarot Card for you, or do a Reiki session, and I pick up on a “vibe” that you’re being a lazy jerk at work. To say you’re going to be fired soon isn’t so much about being psychic, it’s using common sense and my 6th sense at the same time. And you have complete free will to stop being a lazy jerk, or even quit before you’re fired. So my prediction might be wrong after all.
When choosing an intuitive, healer, or medium, make sure you choose someone who is channeling the most positive energies for your highest good. They’re doing it out of love, and not fear. A healer should teach you how to best heal yourself. An intuitive should help you to better understand your own intuition. And a medium should only channel your loved ones who have the most positive amazing messages for you. I strive to be that person. My hope is that some day we can take back the word “Psychic” as a positive, wonderful thing. Until then… intuitive it is!