What happens when you take a little girl and send her to a Lutheran Sunday School, put her in a Methodist children’s choir, and then take her to churches full of autoharps and holy rollers?
Well, just read my blog and you’ll find out.
I’ve grown up in a mixed bag of Christianity. I’ve been to just about every Protestant denomination out there, spent a time or two in a Catholic Church (I’ve even been to the Vatican), and attended a bar mitzvah. Not sure if that last one counts.
The end result is that I have very non-traditional views on religion and spirituality and more importantly, I don’t feel the need to explain it to anyone and try to convert them to my way of thinking. And how would I describe my way of thinking? Very, very broad.
A few years ago, I picked up a book called “Past Lives, Future Healing” and that started me on my own path to enlightenment. Yearly, I would attend the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo in Raleigh and that’s where I really became in tune with people who work in the spiritual world.
I was definitely a skeptic, but a curious one. And as I circled the expo wondering what type of reading might feel right for me, it was very easy to make my choice. I could feel certain energy from some of the people there who were giving readings. And the energy wasn’t all positive.
I ended up having several readings over the course of several years and each time, I felt enlightened in some way. I didn’t ask for winning lottery numbers. I didn’t ask if I would get that job. It was really listening to spiritual mediums and intuitive psychics talk to me about my life, past, present, and future. And it really resonated with me.
Many of these women also did their readings over the phone but in my mind, even though I knew it was a common practice, it just didn’t feel right. Shouldn’t you be able to see someone? Pick up a vibe or something from them? Could you really get a good reading over the phone?
Well, I was certainly game to try when I was invited to have a complimentary 30 minute reading over the phone with Psychic Source.
Before the call…
I was asked to look at the types of readings available and make a choice. I chose numerology, a more structured type of reading, because it was something I’d never done before and something I was genuinely interested in. (All types of psychic readings are listed on their website).
I was asked to provide my full name, birthdate, and my availability for the reading. That’s it.
What I was picturing…
Honestly, I was thinking of Miss Cleo from those awful psychic infomercials. And if it wasn’t Miss Cleo, it was some blue-haired lady smoking 3 packs of cigarettes earning some extra dough for Vegas while she made up a bunch of stuff about me. Yes, I have a vivid imagination.
What actually happened…
I spent 30 minutes talking to Joy (not her real name). They all use aliases but she actually told me her real name by accident because she felt so comfortable with me. She said that upon hearing my name, she knew I was a person of positive energy and light and was glad to be doing my reading. Apparently, not everyone has that kind of energy and some readings make her want to take a shower to get rid of the negative energy.
Without going into too many details that probably wouldn’t make sense to you anyway, here are some of the highlights she provided about me:
- I’m an old soul. I’ve been here many times before and carry a lot of wisdom with me.
- I have a tremendous amount of divine intuition.
- I’m well-suited for a helping profession (my blog can sort of fit that bill, right?)
- I possess an extraordinary amount of compassion but I often give to the point of burnout and then just stop.
- I tend to overgive and not care of myself enough.
- My master number (22) puts me in the group of “nice guys.” We’re great negotiators and peacemakers but we won’t be pushed around. Think iron hand, velvet glove.
- I need to do a better job of setting boundaries so that I can maintain my own energy.
We talked a little bit about my marriage and I got some oddly compelling advice. She also told me I have very strong spirit guides and I’m strongly connected to angels. She recommended that I spend more time connecting with God and that it shouldn’t be difficult for me to do given my spirituality.
For you skeptics…
If you’re a skeptic, I know you’re saying, “Well, sure, she’s not going to tell you you’re a jerk. She’s going to say lovely generic things about you.” But here’s the thing. She didn’t tell me anything I hadn’t been told before and anything I didn’t already know about myself. She confirmed it and, more importantly, reaffirmed it, which is sometimes what we need to set ourselves back on the right course.
She also gave me a lot of personal details that I won’t share here but that helped me better understand myself and my life right now.
And finally, I bet I know what you’re thinking. I’m a blogger! I have my whole life on the internet! Couldn’t she read everything about me before the call?
Yeah, I was worried about that one too. But she apparently had no idea who I was and that I was getting a complimentary reading. She kept trying to make sure I got in all my questions before our 30 minutes were up so I would be charged more. And she also mentioned that this is my year to accomplish something in writing. I told her I was a writer and she was surprised and delighted.
I pride myself in being able to feel the genuineness of a person. Call it divine intuition or whatever. But Joy, who is also a counselor in her real life, was just like all the other spiritual advisors I’ve met over the years. She told me just what I needed to hear.
Psychic Source provided me a 30 minute complimentary reading of my choosing. I was given a dial-in number and spoke to my assigned psychic for 30 minutes. I can only speak to my personal experience with Joy and all opinions are my own.
I attended an Afrikaans Conservative church with neighbors when I was six, then sang in a Methodist church choir. I attended a Jewish high school while studying at a Mormon bible school at 6am every single morning. Gave an evangelical group a go but ran from the room when people started talking in tongues and then … married an atheist … now THAT was a stupid move 😉
Greta Alexander in Peoria (famous real-deal psychic) found my mother’s wedding ring when it was lost, no joke. If she was a fake it was the most awesome fake guess ever. Love me some psychics!