I often seek out the help of others like me. Working as a healer can sometimes be isolating. I can’t just say, “I’m a psychic” at a cocktail party without weird comments or looks, so it’s nice to find similar people to talk to and get some feedback. I generally stay within a pretty tight circle of practitioners, only seeking out someone who has been recommended, but on one occasion, I met someone who seemed kind of cool and interesting so I booked a session. It quickly became clear that something was fishy with this person, and I now believe they were knowingly committing fraud. People are incredibly vulnerable when they come to a psychic, and that is why I am writing this post. Below is a checklist of what to look for when going for a ‘psychic consultation’. (For more information about what to expect from a Healing Excavation, please follow this link.)
- The session is about you. The practitioner should spend no more than a minute or two detailing his/her own life experiences. Something is off if they spend a lot of time telling long detailed stories of their psychic abilities. The session is about you not them.
- You shouldn’t have to tell the practitioner much at all before they start coming up with pieces of information that can be validated. Often, the way I work is to come up with an initial image and, based on the response of my client, follow that image deeper into their energy field to elicit helpful and healing information. One of my peers calls herself a ‘validating psychic medium’ meaning all she does is provide details from ‘the other side’ that can be validated by her client. She feels this is all it takes to give comfort to those who are mourning a loved one’s death. I like this approach because it is so simple. All of those validating details can assure you that the person you’re working with is getting clear and accurate information.
- Information should be neutral. It is not ethical for the practitioner to give you their opinion or judgement of the information.
- In my opinion, no information about future events should ever be given. As I read once, the future is a hologram of a million moving pieces. We have no idea what the future will be. Yes, there are odds. Yes, I am sometimes given very compelling insight as to what a client’s future will most likely be, but I never report this to the client. I focus on what the client can do today to elicit the outcome they desire.
- Word choice is important. Do the words the practitioner uses feel neutral or negative in relation to the info you receive? If it seems negative, something is not right (are they going to try to sell you something at the end of the session?)
- Information should steer clear of talk of demons, dark entities, and other negativities. Yes, these energies unfortunately do exist, but it does a client no good to hear they have issues of this kind. If the practitioner cannot clear the energy, they should refer the client to someone who specializes in this work. This type of talk makes people scared and makes them feel like victims. This is not the energy vibration I want for my clients, especially if they happen to have an attachment. Attachments thrive on negativity.
- You should feel at ease during the session. There may be moments where uncomfortable truths appear, but a client should always feel safe.
- A practitioner should always ask before touching your body and before removing any type of attachment. I tend to narrate as I work so my client can stop me or ask me to slow down at any time. Some people are not ready to let go of familiar ways of being (even if they are unhealthy).
- It is unethical for a practitioner to dig into the energy fields of anyone other than their client. This is considered a form of black magic and is repellant to ethical intuitives. I may offer my client strategies to dealing with another person, but I would never dig around that other person’s life. If a psychic starts to do this, leave immediately. You know you are dealing with someone highly unethical.
- Payment should be discussed beforehand and additional fees should not be added to your final bill.
I hope this list helps! Be well!