Recently I had a woman call me; she was crying and obviously in great distress. The story began to unfold. The woman had paid a so called Psychic to reunite her with her past love. (They had actually never had a real relationship – her and this man -, but she adored him from afar). Many months passed and despite continued promises from the Psychic and a large amount of money, nothing changed or happened in the situation; the man did not come to her as was promised. The woman told the psychic she had lost faith and no longer wanted to keep paying her. The woman contacted me in great distress after the Psychic had threatened to kill her by supernatural means, she was terrified and feared for her life. I was able to show her that her own mind was stronger than anything that was being threatened. She finally dealt with the situation and has not been bothered again.
What a sad state of affairs! But this is not such an unusual story. I have encountered a number of people who have been ripped off in this way. Ignorance and fear are the weapons which those with a little knowledge can use to manipulate the naive, needy and vulnerable. How can you tell what’s for real? First of all a genuine Psychic will not promise to reunite you with a loved one on the earth level. Avoid this promise no matter how tempted or desperate you feel.
Genuine Mediums who promise to reunite you with loved ones who have passed on are another matter. You should still question them and ask them what they do and how they work. One who is for real will be happy you asked and glad to take time to explain to the best of their ability.
Genuine Psychics will answer specific questions to the best of their ability and will wish to educate you within the Psychic and Paranormal. They will not wish to keep you in the dark, claim that they are all powerful, and insist that you pay huge amount of money for their help. Psychic powers are there for everyone; they are a part of us all. Some of us have chosen to study these abilities further and to use them for our own good and the good of others. Genuine Psychics want to share.
There are many books that you can read, workshops to attend, study groups and simple exercises that you can do to develop your own sensitivity, awareness and psychic abilities. The truth is that we all have all our own answers to our own questions. We either don’t trust our own feelings and intuition or perhaps our emotions are in the way, or maybe we are afraid of making a mistake. We also do not take the time needed to look at things, and may be impatient for a quick fix. However, we sometimes need confirmation and guidance from an outside source. A good psychic will bring new and real perspective. But there are some people who chose to be fatalistic – like a small boat on the sea of life being tossed around – not wanting to assume control. Real Psychics are amazing people who are here to help, to guide, to heal, to support, and indeed to educate and to share. They also are real people who have lives to live and bills to pay, so they charge what they consider to be a fair price for their time. This is acceptable and usual in all professions and psychics are no different. They will however have a real sense of justice, fairness and honesty, and should not be judgmental. A good psychic is a person worth his/her weight in gold and someone who can make a real difference to your life.
I sometimes feel that you can’t know what is really good until you have experienced the opposite, so perhaps the rip off Psychics exist in the scheme of things so that we might have an extreme to measure by. One should never close the door to the Psychic and Paranormal because of a negative experience, you deny only then yourself, that part of which is in all of us. As you go along the metaphysical path, you will see that the part of us – which is termed the paranormal – is in fact very normal and everyday.
- Choosing the right kind of reading: At some point, you may feel that you would like, or need a reading of some kind. What to go for? What is right for you? Tarot cards, astrology, genuine psychic?
- Top Tips for not getting ripped off by Psychics: In the USA the problem of being ripped off by psychics seems to be getting worse. I am too often approached by people, sometimes in tears, who have lost thousands of dollars and are wondering what their options are. This happens to very level headed and often professional people; their need for help and pain relief have led them to trust unscrupulous characters who have promised them whatever they wished to hear.
- Develop your own awareness and psychic abilities: We have all heard that we each have psychic and that we can develop those abilities. But the question is how! Developing our awareness is the key and the next step to health, happiness and a life without limits. We can all do this no matter where we are today and what our past has been…
- Having a reading with Petrene: The information you receive in a reading is very accurate and specific. Ask specific questions and receive specific answers. A session with Petrene is about communication, healing may well take place during the session…
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