If you are searching for how you can develop your intuition, you are going to find a lot of ambiguous sources that cannot tell you EXACTLY what you need to be doing to build your intuition. You kind of get the idea – you need to meditate or something. But WHY. And HOW. And WHAT skills do you actually have to develop to build your intuition? Somehow you need to start using that 6th sense of yours, but how do you even do that? That’s what I hope to answer today.
This is a page from the book “The answers” by Neil Somerville. It’s a book where every other page has an answer. You hold the book in your hand, ask your yes no question and open it at a random page. The idea is that you will attract the answer that you need to see. I love this book, and the concept – filled with many meaningful quotes and proverbs. Today I held the book in my hand and I asked that I would open it to a page that would have the perfect message for a random reader of this blog.
So this one is for you. I hope this is what you have been needing to hear. I hope it resounds somewhere deep inside you. This is for you.
So you want a reading?
I am now taking bookings for readings again, and I am very excited for it. I am back in action! It has been a very hectic transition for me since September where I moved to Ireland from Canada. Left my friends, family, home and work behind, and created a new life for myself here.
Now it is time to create space in my life for something that is very important for me; my work.
So I apologize that it has taken me this long, but it is something I needed to do. I am very grateful for all you who have supported me the whole way, always being so patient and understanding.
But now I’m back!
So if you are interested in getting a reading, here’s what you need to know:
What is a reading?
A “psychic” or “intuitive reading” is a way for you to check your spiritual mailbox. I’ll do it for you, and if you are interested, I’ll teach you how to do it yourself. (Give a man a fish, feed him for the day, teach a man to fish, feed him for his life!)
We all have spirit guides and angels – this our spiritual cheerleading team up in the ether. These are the guys who know you to your potential, they know your life plan, your life purpose, they know your future, know what you need to do to start feeling more authentic, more real, more happy, more YOU. They know what challenges are coming up for you, they know what blessings are on their way to you. Everything you need to hear somewhere deep inside of you – your guides have the answers.
And your guides are a part of you, so really, you have the answers.
An intuitive reader can help you hear and interpret their messages.
During a reading, I will connect with your spirit guides and your energy, and see what is in store for you. What’s coming up for you, and what changes you need to make in your life. I can see the highest potential for you and your amazing life- and your guides can help you find ways to get there.
A reading is a very positive experience.
What does a reading look like?
It will be like a conversation, and I am the translator. I use the tarot cards in order to help me organize all the messages I receive for you. The cards help me decide which are the most important ones you need to know, otherwise we could be there forever!
You are free to ask questions throughout the reading, about anything. And if I can answer it, I will answer it. And if I can’t, I’ll let you know.
Is there anything I can do to prepare for a reading?
It’s nice to be in a receptive state for a reading. I would advise thinking a little bit about the kind of questions you would like to ask. If you don’t have any questions, that’s fine – perhaps you have different “areas” of your life you would like a conversation about (eg. Finances, career, relationships, your spiritual growth and practice). Or perhaps you don’t have anything. This is fine too.
Just bring an open mind and an open heart. And positive expectations.
And your smiling face.
Will you tell me my future, omg!
You could say that. I will tell you the most likely outcome based on your thoughts right now. It’s more like “if you keep going on this path this is what is most likely to happen.” Or “if you make the changes you need to make, this is what is most likely to happen.”
So of course, if you change your thinking, you can change your future. So your future changes all the time, because you are the creator of it.
This is good thing, because that means that if what I see for you does not deeply resonate with you, you can make changes, and change the future.
And if you like it, keep on doin’ what you’re doing!
So can you see things that have not happened yet but will?
What if I hear something really scary or mean or that I don’t want to hear, that I am just not ready to hear?
You won’t. As I said, a reading is a positive experience. I can tell you about upcoming challenges, but that isn’t scary. It will be more like “you might want to look out for …financial struggle coming up in the month of May.” Or “try to keep things slow paced for the next two weeks”
If you have a dream that is set in your heart and you are afraid that it isn’t actually right for you and I will tell you that and crush your hopes – don’t worry, I won’t. Your guides will only tell me the messages you are ready to hear. And we can learn from any situation.
If you are in a relationship with this dude you really really like but you’re really scared I’m going to tell you it isn’t going to work, don’t worry, I won’t. Why? Because
I’m not an idiot.
All relationships can work, and I realize this. But both people have to want it.
Sometimes a bad relationship is something we have to go through in order to learn our lessons.
If I tell you it is unlikely to work, it will be because you know it already.
If I tell someone that this is their soulmate relationship, that person may take it very seriously. Maybe he or she will avoid a break up that needs to happen because “that psychic told me that they are my soulmate”. Or maybe if they do break up, it will always feel “Wrong” because “that psychic told me that they are my soulmate!” And if I tell someone that this is not their soulmate relationship, if the couple are staying together, that someone may be thinking “but that psychic told me that they are not my soulmate – what if there is someone else???” I’m not an idiot.
I can tell you the challenges in the relationship, and also the blessings. I can tell you what I see coming up for you. I can tell you the changes you both need to make in order to learn what you have to learn from this relationship.
Don’t be scared. Seriously.
And as for other scary things. There will be none of that. So relax.
AWESOME! So how much do you charge for a reading?
A one hour reading is $100 Canadian dollars (I accept cheques, Interac, and paypal (soon))
A half hour reading is $50 canadian dollars.
A one hour reading is 70 euros.
A half hour reading is 35 euros.
What if I am a student and I cannot afford this?
Here are some options:
– Find another intuitive reader that is charging a rate that is more comfortable for you.
– Hang around, because I like to give out free readings a lot!
– Consider getting a half an hour reading for 35 euros/50 Canadian dollars.
– Budget! 🙂 If you really would like a reading, you could make it happen.
Do you do e-mail readings?
Do you do telephone/skype readings?
I normally do both telephone and skype readings, but I have a very unreliable internet connection at the moment, which means I am only able to do telephone readings.
I also cannot make outgoing calls from my landline, so you will have to call me. Long distance charges may apply.
I’m really sorry about this. I am manifesting a better skype connection.
Do you do in-person readings?
Absolutely. If you are in the area (Galway, Ireland) we can arrange an in person reading.
Is there a difference between getting a telephone reading or an in-person reading? Which is better?
Neither is “better”. It feels the same for me. Some people prefer in-person readings because you can feel “closer”, but that is just a personal preference and does not really affect the quality of the reading.
What if I won a free reading with you through this blog?
I have not forgotten about you and we will be in touch 🙂 Congratulations.
In other news, I went to bookstore and bought two new books:
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
Fight club – Chuck palahniuk
I just seriously miss reading. Reading for fun. And I want a book I can really sink my teeth into.
If you haven’t read it already, you should read The Time Traveler’s Wife. It’s my favourite fiction! IT IS SO CAPTIVATING AND AMAZING. And if you happened to see the movie, please realize the movie was just an awful interpretation of the book. Read the book!
Oh and check out my new pillow cases. Pretty, pink, light and luxurious! Perfect. I loveeee new sheets. Slipping into new sheets after a shower = heaven.
You know what else I love? Having roommates who I can do readings on. We usually do it around once a week. The three of us cuddle up on my bed and get my cards out. And then I read them both.
And then I train them to read me! Marie is in training at the moment and she’s already very good. It makes me sooooo happy and soooo proud to see my girls do that for me 😀 They are very quick learners and soon they are going to be VERY good! Oh the perks of living with a psychic 😉
I just had such a “PROUD” moment when I was sitting on the bed a couple nights ago, listening to Marie telling me what she “see’s happening for me in the future.” It was Marie’s turn last time, so Michelle didn’t say much but she would agree and offer support if she saw a similar thing too.
And for myself, it’s great to have people close to me that I can practice on all the time without feeling weird or creepy. So it works well for all of us.
And on that note I’m going to get back to my saturday, which involves:
cleaning, studying (*YUCK*), grocery shopping, reading, and friends.
Today I got an e-mail from somebody that asked a question that I get asked a lot of times in readings. I thought I could address this publically and give you my opinion on it.
Through doing readings I have had the honour of meeting some very intuitively gifted people. People, who think that making doing readings their 9-5, would be a dream come true for them!
This is the particular e-mail I received:
“It is my dream to work full time as an intuitive reader – what a great profession – to be able to inspire people all the time, to be spiritually connected, and also to be making a decent income from doing something that you love! I am new to all this stuff, but I am just so interested and I feel in my heart that I could do this. What advice could you give me in order to pursue this path? I feel held back by my job and that it stops me from doing something I really love to do. Should I leave my job and follow my dreams?”
This is a great question! And I think this is something that many people have struggled with or at least questioned at some point in their life – should you try your very hardest to pursue your biggest dreams for yourself, or should you settle for something more real and more safe?
In response to this question, do I think you should quit your job? No.
I really don’t.
Why? Because I don’t think you necessarily have to.
I think that following your dreams of being an intuitive reader is great, and I think it is a incredibly satisfying career to have, but I think there are ways to go about it that will make more sense to me.
Why do you feel you have to quit your job in order to begin your path as an intuitive reader? You don’t have to. Not yet anyway. I think it would make more sense to keep your job, to keep your source of steady income as you make a transition in your life. During this transition period, I would advise that you practice your intuitive work.
When I first started out I did many free readings to family and friends. Even today I still do free readings (for both practice and keep the abundance and good karma flowing, yo!).
You want to keep practicing with friends and family, and even to strangers, until you feel very comfortable doing readings. Until you feel comfortable with the quality if your reading. And until you feel comfortable for charging for your service. And you also want to start building up your clientele.
All of this can be done while you remain in your other job.
It’s practice. It is your internship.
Gradually, you will notice that you intuitive business is making more money than any other businesses you are running, or work you are doing. This is when it would make most sense to let your other work connections go and start doing your intuitive work full time.
So my advice to you would be to start now. If this is your dream, you can certainly do it – but you can do it in a way that makes financial and rational sense to you. You can start practicing, start developing your confidence in your own service and abilities. Give away many free readings, and then begin charging for your services at a rate that is comfortable for you. Generate a high demand for yourself by providing good quality readings and learn to trust your ability. If you don’t believe in your own accuracy and skills as an intuitive, it’s going to be a challenge to make anyone else do it too.
And when you’ve done all of this stuff, then is the time to leave your job and make the transition into your new practice.
Remember, changes don’t always have to be so dramatic. Changes to a new solid foundation of your life can be done step by step if you want to create something real and lasting.
Take the time. Do things once. Do things right. Amen to that!
I can already hear the sound of applause amongst all of my readers. This is what everybody wants to know. This is probably the most popular question I get asked. I do workshops on this. I give private consultations on this. And now…I write articles on it too. This is probably the one thing that would help you out a whole lot in your life, and probably the one thing you struggle the most with. I know I did!
Who do you need to get in touch with in your life? If all of this ‘guides, angels, higherself’ stuff is new to you, then it can be quite overwhelming figuring out who is who in the spirit world. Who do you need to know? What can they do for you? And what’s the best way to contact them? Phone? E-mail? Meditation 😉 ?
Angels are ethereal begins, with a very high energy. They have never incarnated onto life on earth, but they have a deep loving understanding and compassion for our human challenges as they have seen it all. Angels work with you primarily for healing, releasing of blocks, cleansing, giving you signs and play! They are very friendly, affectionate beings and they like having fun and playing by giving you all the signs you want to see. So, speak to your angels if you need healing, cleansing, and signs from the heavens.
My experience with angels:
I like working with angels from time to time for mainly healing purposes and protection. I always call in 5 very tall angels to come protect my home and my family before I sleep at night. When I am sad, and I (eventually) become “done” with being sad, I call my angels to come in and help me begin healing, and as if by magic, any sadness I am holding within me melts away into a vacuum. I also release any relationships and situations that I am unhappy with to the angels, so that they can do with them what they will, and I can trust with utmost confidence that it will always manifest into my highest good.I also use angels to help create “miracles” in my life, as they have a remarkable way of shifting things in your life resulting in almost miraculous outcomes.
Ascended masters are extremely high energy masters of the spirit world. They are great spirits such as Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and many more. They have strong, powerful messages, and are with you to share with you these teachings they mastered in their lives. As I speak of ascended masters, I would like to point out that I am not “religious”. I do not follow any one faith or teaching. I believe that there is God in me and there is God in you. My religion is kindness. That’s all. When I speak of Jesus, or Buddha, or Krishna, I am speaking of them away from their adopted religions. All I am saying is that, it doesn’t matter if you believe Jesus was the son of God, or not, but if you take him away from the bible, all you are left with is a really cool guy. So, with that…
My experience of ascended masters:
My example here will be about Jesus, but please understand this could apply to any other ascended master aswell. If you are a lover and follower of Jesus, he is always with you, and he will always love you and protect you, BUT that being said, there are very few people I have met during my time doing readings that actually have Jesus as a guide. For example, I can call in Jesus if I wanted to. I can speak with him, as I have on many occasions. I can ask him to work with me for a few months. But is he my guide? Not really. If he shows up as your guide during a reading, I think it is very special. As I mentioned, this is true for any of the ascended masters. My mom’s guide is Krishna. Isn’t that special? So each ascended master has their own main “theme”, so when I feel that presence with you, I know big things are about to happen for you. Usually:
Jesus signifies miracles, healing, and life purposes
Buddha brings the overcoming of suffering and enlightenment
Krishna signifies the birth of a new beginning, a new level of connection with the universe.
*There are many other Ascended masters out there. These are just the ones I have been most closely acquainted to in my time doing readings.
Deceased loved ones:
Deceased loved ones are, as the name suggests, someone you have known and loved on earth, who passed one day passed on to the other side. It’s grandma Ethel. It’s grandpa Jim. After you die, a whole load of stuff goes down (I will be doing a post on this soon!), and one of the choices we get in spirit form – is what do we want to do now? Sometimes a loved one who has passed on, and gone to the light, will choose to remain in close proximity to their family back on earth. They will choose to watch over their family until it feels “right” to move on and make some different choices. That’s when Grandma Ethel comes in. She loves you. She’s around you. She cares about you. And she’s still Grandma Ethel. Though she will have some differences in her understanding of the universe and how it works, she still has attachments towards you, her cutiepatootie grandbaby. Speak with deceased loved ones for simply the sake of conversation. To call and say “Hi, how are you doing? I miss you. Are you okay? It isn’t the same without you here :(“. That’s wonderful. You can also connect with them and ask about something they were pretty great at, or passionate about in their life, like “hey gramma Ethel, can you tell me more about your fabulous stamp collection? I’m thinking of starting that up!”
So deceased loved ones are usually not the ones you go to to ask your BIG LIFE QUESTIONS, but they can definitely give you a shoulder to lean on, and company to enjoy.
My experience with deceased loved ones:
One of the first “spirits” I was able to connect with was my grandpa. I had a dream one night that he spoke to me, and said something in my mothertongue (malayalam) that I didn’t really know the meaning of. I recited it to my mother in the morning, and to my surprise, she told me that my cousin from India had a similar dream where he had said exactly the same thing. FREAKY! Then, at 16 and quite silly, I decided to use the ouija board (I know..I know). I was very lucky to connect wiith my grandpa through the ouija board and I used it for quite a while until I realized that “Hey, I can do all this stuff myself without the silly board!” and quit while I was ahead. My grandpa was around for a long time, for years after his death. Then slowly he began to just fade away a little bit. His presence was not as strong. I asked Miss Prescot (by this time, I had met her too) what was going on, and she told me that he had finally made the decision to reincarnate into the world again (Apparently he’s an little girl in africa!). It doesn’t mean that I can’t connect with him at all – this is where it gets a little confusing perhaps. When you reincarnate, you still live a portion of your higherself still lingering around the ether, so in one sense – You are always wherever you want to be. On earth, and in the spirit world. Pretty neat.
Your guides are beings who once lived on earth, passed on, and “graduated guide school” in order to become your guide. They are usually specialized in an area of expertise and will work with you specifically for that. All guides have a purpose or an intention with you. If you’re getting a reading done, not only is it important to ask who your guides are, but also WHY they are working with you. Most people have around 2-4 guides around them. Guides usually stay for a certain length of time, until you have achieved what they have been helping you with. For example, if you are a chef, and you’re looking for a new job, a guide who is qualified in helping you connect with the perfect job for you will come swooping into your life. He or she will stick around until you follow her guidance, and land that job. Once you do, your guide will likely move on and a new one will come in for the new experience of doing well in your new job. Some guides will be with you your whole life. Some will stay for a considerable portion. Some are here for just a few weeks to a few months. Either way, they are here to help you.
Your guides will sound differently to you. The way they talk, the way they hold themselves. They adopt a personality that is unlike your own. It may be difficult in the beginning to trust that it is your guide speaking to you, and not just you making it up, but over time your experience of them will strengthen to the point that you will never doubt it!
Speak to your guides when you need guidance on a particular area of your life.
My experience of my guides:
I have many guides who come and go. I like to call it my “team” up in the ether, because they are all here to help me live my best life. Miss Prescot is my main guide. She’s the ring leader. She has always been my guide and probably always will be, so I have developed a very strong relationship with her. I speak to my other gudies too, and it is important that I do as they help me with different things in my life. Your guides are who I talk to when I give you a reading. They present themselves in different ways. Sometimes they just give me a “feeling”, sometimes they seem young, old, sometimes take on a definite persona – sometimes they are animals! They know you very well and through telling me about their purpose with you, I am able to see what you most need to work on.
Your higher self, as its name suggests, is the “highest version” of you. Your higher self is the God in you – the sacred space within you where you love and understand everybody and everything in your life. Why? Well because this space within you is able to recognize the God in them too. Your higher self is your conscience, your emotional compass guiding you towards right and away from wrong .Your higher self always knows what you need and want, because hey, it is you!
When visualizing your higher self, he/she usually looks like you, or they look how you perceive yourself to look like, or how you would like to look like.
When hearing your higher-self, he/she usually sounds a lot like you, but a whole lot “wiser”.
Speak to your higher self when:
You are confused about a decision you must make
You have big life-questions – about life and death and what happens afterwards.
You feel like you must reconnect with your true authentic self.
When you can’t decide whether you want chocolate ice cream or strawberry ice cream.
When you struggle with seeing the divinity within somebody else.
My experience of my higher-self:
My higher-self sounds like me but just a little bit more refined. When I visualize her, she looks like the me of the future – the me that is living my dream life. I naturally gravitate towards her, because I want to know her secrets. I want know what she did to get to where she is. I use her mostly for difficult decisions I have to make in which I don’t feel in total touch with my true, and authentic self (if did feel in touch with my authentic self, this decision shouldn’t be hard). Sometimes it will be simple decisions like “Shoes I paint my toes pink or black?!?!” and other times it’s bigger decisions like “where should I go to school?” or “is this person that is in my life for my highest good?”. The questions range, but I always put her to good use! I also use her at any time I need to work with my conscience to figure out why I feel bad about something. I also spend a lot of time pondering life and the universe with my higher self. She’s awesome.
Spirits (aka Ghosts) are low energy deceased people. When I say lower energy, I don’t mean negative energy (bad). A ghost could be your aunt Muriel. Nothin’ wrong with aunt Muriel. She just, for some reason, has chosen to not go into the light after her death and therefore, not get her graduation diploma. There are many reasons why deceased people remain in spirit form. Either they are scared, nervous, unsure of what to do, feel as though they have “unfinished business”, are lost, cannot accept their death, don’t know where to go. So remember, a ghost doesn’t mean a bad thing, being, or person. It simply means someone who is not of a higher energy – one that you may be more comfortable encountering. Some spirits can be sad, or lonely, or even angry at times. These are all human emotions and nothing to be scared of, just as you wouldn’t really be scared if your best friend told you they were feeling sad, or lonely, or even a little bit angry. You would just advise her, tell her what she needs to do to get back on track. There isn’t a whole lot of reason to want to communicate much with spirits and ghosts, but they tend to show up uninvited sometimes! All you have to do is tell them that they are okay, they are loved, and all they have to do is go to the light. It’s simple. As I said, there isn’t much reason to speak with them. There is nothing you can really ask them that you could have a satisfying high-level answer for. It would be one of those awkward “Hi…so….you’re dead…how’s it goin’?” conversations (not that I imagine you’ve had many of those).
My experience with spirits/ghosts:
I see them from time to time (as I am working with my spiritual sight), and I can definitely sense their presence. I don’t spend much time speaking with them or communicating with them as the conversations tend to be pointless or aimless. I just tell them that it is safe to go to the light and let them be. As I work as an intuitive reader, it is important for me to set my boundaries. I choose to only communicate with high energy, high-level beings, so if I sense a ghost around me wants to talk, I let them know that they must go to the light, and then I am all ears.