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How to Choose a Good Psychic

Selecting the right psychic is much like choosing a doctor. You need to find someone who is good at what they do, empathetic, caring and professional. Ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference. You need to feel comfortable with and have some confidence in whoever you choose.

Just as each doctor has a different bedside manner, each psychic practitioner has a different style. Not only that, the variety of modalities seems endless. There are so many ways to open your Intuition and receive the information that I would need to write a book to simply scratch the surface. However, there are a few basic queues to look for regardless of your preference.

In all professions you will find a wide range of people; those that simply do it for the money, the charlatans, the honest, the ethical and the professional, among others. So what should you look for? What should clue you in that the person you're dealing with isn't totally above board?

Observe the practitioner when they are doing a reading. Do they really listen? Do they seem sincere? Are they more concerned with the time limit and the money than they are with your welfare? Will they simply leave you crying when your time is up, or do they guide you back to a better place?

The question is what kind of state they leave you in. Are they being comforting? If you come across a painful experience, can they help you through it? Having someone see who you really are behind your everyday facade can be a very moving experience. There are times when you will walk away from a reading with tears in your eyes. A good cry is a healthy outlet for your emotions. It can be very cleansing.

Also, you need to remember that we all relate to information through our own filters; our past, our environment, our beliefs, etc. This is a natural human trait. Be aware of that when having a reading. For example, when I was pregnant with my daughter I had several readings; more for advice on my relationship with her father than anything else. A psychic actually suggested I have an abortion, seeing my relationship as basically over. She was so afraid of single motherhood that she could not even conceive of it. She was sincere and trying to be helpful, but that was not good advice for me.

The only way to discover some of these things is to experience them. But, referrals can help. What kinds of things are said about the person? No one is going to be universally adored, so don't write someone off because you hear of one bad experience. We all have bad days; maybe that was one of them. Or the person giving their opinion may not have liked what they were told because it was not what they wanted to hear. I could tell you stories...

There are definite things that should raise red flags for you. You need to be wary of psychics who speak in absolutes. Anyone who claims 100% accuracy is a liar. Scientific studies have shown that even the best of us have 78% to 85% accuracy. A normal person usually rates a 30%.

Be careful of practitioners who throw the word evil around. It is a very powerful word and most of us do not use it lightly. Everyone's heard stories about the kind of psychic who sees evil around you that must be removed, or you will be in great peril and your situation will only worsen. These practitioners will require that you pay them copious amounts of money to remove it. They will usually have you come back for several sessions.

Another variation on this is the psychic who tries to ride your coattails to success. I once had to deal with a psychic who would insert herself into your reading if she saw any kind of success for you.

What is sad about this type of fraud is that I have found many of these types to actually be accurate and gifted psychics. I don't understand the greed and lust for power which accompanies this type of behavior.

Basically, THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. Even Jesus said [Matthew 7:15] "Be on your guard against false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but underneath are wolves on the prowl. You will know them by their deeds."

How do you feel after a reading? Was it uplifting and helpful, or did it foster fear?

Very little of what happens to you is unavoidable. You need to take responsibility for your own future. Our purpose is to give you an idea of the landscape; you need to decide how you will navigate it. Blessings!

When working with clients, I share information and metaphors for self-insight. It is the responsibility of each person seeking assistance to be the final determiner of his or her choices in life. I assume no credit, blame or liability for the impressions I share or any actions that people may take as a result of hearing them. The point of having a reading is to use the information as a barometer of your path and help you see the bigger picture. It is not for the psychic to make your decisions for you, but rather to guide you. May your greater good be served. Blessings, Geralyn

Spiritual Journey ~ The Gift Of Frustration

We’ve all had those moments when we feel so frustrated! It can be quite obvious, or we may not even know what we are frustrated about. Frustration is your spirit’s way of letting you know that you are not being authentic to yourself. You may be doing what needs done, or fighting for survival, but when frustration becomes your primary emotion, maybe even your undercurrent, it’s time to step back.

Even when the frustrations are small, examine what you are doing and thinking. How are you not honoring your Self? Where is the disconnect? Are you agreeing to things just to keep the peace? Giving someone else credit where it is NOT due? Allowing someone to bully you into a corner? It can be subtle things, easily explained away. It might be big things that greatly affect you. Regardless of the size of the issue, the manipulation, the allowing, once frustration becomes present, your soul is crying out to be heard.

The gift of frustration is that it is a red flag, a signpost, a communication from our highest selves that we need to take a moment to consider what we are thinking, how we are behaving and why. It is one of our strongest self-defense mechanisms to preserve our authentic selves.

So the next time you feel that frustration creeping up on you, instead of setting it aside, give it a look. It just may be your soul letting you know that you are not being true to your Self. Frustration is a true gift indeed. Blessings! ~ Geralyn St Joseph

Spiritual Journey – Anger and Us

Recently I have noticed an Undercurrent of anger and angst. It sits there with us throughout the day, sometimes barely beneath the surface. Our anger and angst is there to prompt us to action. The confusion comes when we are unsure of what action we are being guided towards.

When we remain conscious of this undercurrent of emotion we can choose our action instead of responding with a knee jerk reaction. We can also choose to acknowledge the impersonal nature of the emotions. When we don’t handle this energy in this way we tend to assign blame to someone or something outside ourselves. Maybe instead of asking ‘Why do I feel angry, anxious, sad?’ pose the question as ‘What is this emotion all about?’ or ‘What is this emotion trying to show me?’. When we ask Why our psyches and the Universe conspire to support our belief. We will be given the answer to our question. These answers are valid on some level, but not useful. It is our decision whether to become lost in the rabbit hole of downward spiraling thought processes, or to release the core issue.

Let’s collectively and individually make the decision not to FEED this emotion. When we feed it by finding reasons to justify the way we are feeling, we merely strengthen and solidify the experience in our energetic field. We can be aware of the emotions without feeding them. Like a stray cat the anger may still be in the neighborhood, but it will no longer be yowling at your front door. You want to find its rightful place and return it, not adopt it.

When I say not to feed the angst, I am not advocating stuffing your emotions and ignoring it. But rather to acknowledge its impersonal nature by letting it be impersonal, by not assigning blame or giving it direction. These types of emotional reactions can be pivotal in your spiritual growth.

What is this emotion trying to show you? Remember: It is NOT personal. So you may think that it is about your argument with your boss, or something similarly specific, but it is not. That may just be the trigger, the indicator that there is something deeper, bigger that requires your attention. Is this energy reflected elsewhere, like a theme running through your life at the moment? Maybe it isn’t really about your boss; maybe the issue is value and respect. Do others value and respect you? Since the outer is a reflection of the inner; Do you value and respect yourself? Are you true to yourself? Are you living an authentic life, being and authentic version of you?

I feel that this undercurrent of angst is a global call for authenticity. A wake up call for all of us to awaken to who we are and who we are meant to be; Awaken to the tapestry of the Universe, God, the All That Is. We are pieces in a puzzle, threads in a tapestry, equally important, equally responsible.

It is not about continuing to feed the angst and anger, negativity and frustration, but breaking through it. Rising about it to discover…you, the authentic, whole being of you.

Who are you really? Not the roles that you play or masks that you wear, not your job, or your past, or your hometown. Who are you? Why are you here? What do you hope to accomplish? It is time to climb out of the box you put yourself in and show us who you are at your core! Blessings! Geralyn St Joseph

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