A few weeks ago I shared my excitement around having my first reading with a spiritual intuitive.
I was confident none of you would laugh (you’re my people!), yet surprised at the number who confided you’ve always wanted to do the same and hadn’t.
Instead of being on the receiving end of Oooh you’re going to adore it! as I’d anticipated I was inundated with questions both before and after.
All the same questions I possessed (before) and many queries I can kindasorta answer now (after).
Disclaimer. These are my insights and experiences. I still really know
nothing only beginner level stuffs. In addition, the entire scenario requires a willing suspension of disbelief–which I happily furnished.
How are intuitive readings different from psychic readings?
Most intuitive readers do not read the future, but rather read a person’s individual energy. After my session I learned some intuitives do predict the future–mine did not. This is a subtle distinction for sure, but the reason I chose an intuitive over a psychic.
How do spiritual intuitives receive ‘information?”
Spoiler alert: Not from Google.
Many of my more analytical friends suggested I needed to be careful as the intuitive could research, read and ‘just know’ everything about me that way. It became clear early in the call she hadn’t done this.
I don’t know about all intuitives, but the woman I spoke with read my energy. She informed me she’d read it that morning before we were together and channeled it while we spoke.
The conversation felt ‘normal’ (as though we were simply talking) however the session included me, the intuitive and both of our spiritual teams and guides. The flashes of insight she had during our time together led her to the information she shared.
I’d been told prior to my appointment sometimes intuitives ‘receive’ information during a reading which doesn’t make sense in the moment. Often the information falls into place later and potentially it never does.
I have a friend who’s an intuitive and who refers to this sort of experience as ‘information lost in translation.’
My friend also explained intuitives hear (guides speaking to them), see (pictures/symbols which may make no sense to them but do to client), and know (this knowing, in my interpretation, must feel like mother’s intuition?).
Why did I feel called to try this?
For me it was as simple as seeking fresh insights into things I’ve struggled with for a while.
I’ve worked my ass off sifting through and examining my own sh*t.
I’m always looking to expand my tribe.
I was attracted to the notion of experiencing something less traditional than therapy and not on a continual basis.
An intuitive sounded fun, intriguing and financially feasible.
I’d also hoped (and it proved to be true) the sheer anticipation of the appointment might make my challenges feel lighter even prior to the call.
Enough of the other stuff–what was it like???
To my surprise (I’m not entirely sure what I’d expected) the session wasn’t remotely awkward.
I’m not a big phone person so I’d wondered if it might be hard to get the conversation flowing–it wasn’t.
I also asked about ‘why phone not Skype’ and she shared what I’d been told by other intuitive friends: In person works fine. Phone works fine. A visual medium like FaceTime can be distracting/interfere with the ability to read energies.
The intuitive opened with the fact she’d channeled my energy all morning and asked if I was more tired than usual.
She told me things I already knew because I’d lived them.
She told me many things/provided life insights I had not already realized.
She shared information about dynamics & relationships she’d have no way of knowing (translation: not on the Googles).
She was aware of dates and timelines she’d have had no way of being privy to.
In essence, she pointed me toward my own intuitive powers.
Did I receive the answers I wanted?
The intuitive offered an overall sense of where she believed things are ‘headed’ in a few different arenas–but not in a fatalistic way.
The manner in which she conveyed the messages made me feel as though it were still all my choice/within my power whether or not any of these things actually happened (muddled sentence much? I know. I’m deliberately vague-blogging).
At the end of 30 minutes I definitely felt finished. There’s an option for a 60 minute call, but thirty was more than enough for my first time.
I entered into the call with no expectations. My appointment wasn’t purpose driven. This was both good and bad.
I wanted to be as unprepared as possible for this first foray into having a spiritual intuitive experience.
I’m not an over-thinker by nature, but I am one who shows up at therapy appointments toting a bullet point list of items I want to discuss (because I’m hyperaware of not wanting to squander a cent of my time).
I approached this session differently and, although I’m glad I did, when I schedule my next appointment (<——!!!) I plan to have a list of general topics to discuss.
When we hung up I experienced an overall sense of calm. Even though a couple of pieces of information she’d shared were not what I’d expected none of it felt overwhelming or disturbing.
About an hour later I received in my inbox a recorded copy of our conversation.
And that’s my experience.
Some personal stuff removed for privacy most of it removed because it would be of no interest to anyone else.
• Have you met with a psychic or spiritual intuitive? What did you think?
•What questions do you still have about my experience? Ask and I shall answer!