Psychic readings can often include themes like grief, guilt, pain, abuse, depression... Serious life-issues. It can be a lot to sort through and provide insight into and ways out of, in just an hour's session. Sometimes some really important questions come up, but that also have quite of bit of pressure to them. For example, how did a pet truly pass? The pressure comes with the owner feeling immense guilt from the question of whether or not they could have prevented their pet's death. Another example is a question of whether or not a missing family member is still alive. These are some heavy questions that carry a lot of responsibility for the person answering them.
In questions such as whether or not someone a missing person is alive or passed, I always make it very clear to the client that I should not be used as their sole answer for this question, and they shouldn't make any drastic decisions based on what comes up in our reading, because I could be wrong. It's important that every psychic be clear on this possibility, because so many people take what we say as complete truth, when they don't realize that everything in a reading is subject to interpretation from both the psychic and the client. If a psychic says that they are 100% right all the time, then I would run the other way (because that is one giant sign of a fraud).
Psychics are people too, and a reading can be influenced by so many things. I will write more about this in the future, but for now I wanted to mention that the typical Hollywood depiction of psychic mediums as super-humans who walk around knowing everything about everything is not accurate, and psychics should never be used as a replacement for professional help (whether that be medical, psychological, financial, etc etc). It is incredibly important to have strong ethics in this work.
I also will sometimes feel connected to a client for hours after a session is done. This is just part of being psychic, of feeling when someone is thinking about you a lot. Some days I will have to continually break my energetic connection with a client after a session, just so I don't have to walk around feeling them working through the issues brought up in the session. It also took me a while to figure out that a lot of the anxiety and nervousness I was feeling before doing a reading belonged to the client I was about to meet. Once I realized that half of it wasn't even mine, I was better able to relax and ground before a session.
I am often asked if this work is draining. My usual answer is that no, it isn't usually draining at all. Some days I might wish I had a job with zero pressure, but even if this job can be hard, I also feel filled up when I do this work. Because even though I do have to wade through quite a few heavy topics, I also get to feel some amazing things, such as the unbelievable love a spirit has for their loved ones left behind, or the absolute joy and humor of those on the other side. And being part of a problem-solving process, of helping people through their serious issues. Of helping people through their grief. Of illuminating ways in which to shift things. It's an incredible honor to be apart of all this.
I hope you all have a lovely uplifting week. I myself am feeling quite excited about this week. The energy feels lighter. The readings so far this week have been upbeat. The weather is milder. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, then I will be doing another mediumship audience reading with two other mediums this Sunday the 19th. Click here if you want more info on that. We also plan on doing a blogtalk radio show this Thursday the 16th, at 7:30pm PST. We'll be taking callers live and doing some readings. If you go and like my facebook page, I will post the link there on Thursday.