My Reading With A Psychic Medium

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I still haven’t fully recovered from my experience getting a reading from a famous New York psychic medium on Sunday.

I haven’t had too many readings done in my life.  I had a remarkably accurate Tarot card reading done once in Miami in 1995, the events of which took ten years to all materialize.  Then I had readings done in the last couple of years by two people.  That’s it.  I am not one to chase readings.  In fact, I started doing readings for others to better connect me with my own spiritual team because I didn’t like the idea that the only way I could connect was by relying on other people.

Still, I am fairly new to intuitive development.  I know some things, but by no means do I know them all.  I learn every day.  So when I heard that this particular psychic was coming to town I wanted to take a rare opportunity to meet him.  The only way to do it was to book a reading.  I wasn’t so sure about the “medium” part of it (a medium is someone who communicates with the dead).  Who would show up for me?

I traveled an hour and ended up waiting outside the door for about 20 minutes as he was running late.  While waiting, his next client approached.  She asked me if I had ever had a reading with him before.  She had, and said he was,”AMAZING.”  When she said it, her eyes got really big in her head.  She said that after her reading with him, she was absolutely convinced that people who know us on the other side can see everything that’s going on down here.  In her last session, her father-in-law hijacked it and she was miffed about it and determined it wouldn’t happen again.

It was my turn and I was surprised by what I saw.  The psychic medium looked completely drained and wiped out.  The first thing he said to me was,”Well, you’re a mess.”  That wasn’t too encouraging!

He had me shuffle a Tarot deck and cut the cards into three piles.  Throughout the session he dealt out the cards on top of each other in what looked (to me) like a mess.  He told me that I had come in with a group. He didn’t tell me a lot about who was there for me, which didn’t surprise me because for the most part I wasn’t there to connect with my passed relatives and friends.  He said my grandmother was there and said hello, and he spoke on for quite a while about my mother.

Now here’s the thing about my mother.  I was really utterly surprised by what the message was from her.  I understand it.  It wasn’t that it didn’t make sense.  It was that in my mind she was in a completely different place than what he described.  I found this really unsettling.  It was almost like she was her same exact self as she had been here on earth.  I had imagined (hoped, probably) that she was a better place than that.

Most of the reading was about my family, my finances, my career…you know, all of the practical things.  This is actually what I suppose I was hoping to hear about (because goodness knows, down here on the ground, we can all use some help!)   While he did not give me the same guidance that I have received in other readings (at ALL), and while he really did say things in a positive way, I left kind of disturbed by the experience.

Is It The Medium Or The Message?

I think it was the “looks” he gave me.  The kind you might imagine your Dad would give you as a teenager, from under the eyebrows, as if to say,”Hey, stupid, why’d you go and do that?”  But he always ended it with,”They understand why,” or “It’s okay,” or “You’ve accepted responsibility for that and you learned from it and now you’re responsible for moving on and you’re fully equipped to do that.”  He even went out of his way to compliment me on certain things I’ve done well.  So technically, I can’t say it was negative.  I feel like he was trying to be supportive.  Still, something was bugging me about it.

Upon reflection, I don’t think my own expectations about my life matched his information or the opinions I was getting.  What I should have done was asked who was giving him this information?  If he said it was my grandmother’s soul, I would have been more likely to buy into it.  Maybe it’s from a soul who doesn’t have that much experience or who I still would disagree with, so how much Truth do I pull from it?  How much if any of this was the medium’s opinion?  A few times I said, “I don’t think that would have made any difference,” and he said,”I don’t think so either,” but he still passed along the message as he heard it.  If I had the chance to do it again I think I would have asked him for a Roll Call!

How Do You Interpret Psychic Messages When You Don’t Like The Answers?

I simply didn’t want some of what he aid to be true, because my own interpretation of events was so different.  For example, he spoke of a job situation and said that I was pushed out because of office politics.  He said that I think of things like daily work in terms of black and white.  True – you’re there to work, so work.  He said that I didn’t know how to play office politics and never would.  True – even though it would help me, I honestly find them repulsive and exploitative and I don’t want to play those games ever again.

It should have made me feel good to realize that there was nothing I did wrong in that situation (work product wise).  It didn’t, because I felt I was pushed out for a reason, which was to go do something else specifically, but apparently I am the only one who thinks so!  It made me realize something.  I have had long tenures in all of my jobs, my longest being nine years before I left because I’d had a son.  How did I keep those jobs for so long if I was so bad at office politics, and all of these positions were with major corporations and rife with politics?

It was because each time, someone else was protecting me.  They shielded me from the politics and let me get on with the business of doing my work.  That is a lesson in aligning yourself with the powerful.  Choose wisely and live more easily, if you’re not a player yourself.

He said that I would get a new job, quite soon, doing exactly what I used to do, that it would pay the bills, and that the work environment would be, “Okay, not great” but it would be, “What I made of it.”

Huh.  That’s not something to really get excited about and look forward to, is it!  At least, not the way he put it.  Was I taking it the wrong way?  I would actually be excited and happy to have a new job. Perhaps that is his perspective, but I might love it and be very glad about it.

So we will see what happens!

An Update On My Numbers Synchronicity

Remember when I said that I saw the number “262” and the interpretation was that I was supposed to acquire something expensive?  Sure enough, as completely unexpected as it was, that did happen.  Real estate (I seem to have a karmic thing for acquiring real estate).

I wonder, if you had the chance to get a reading from a famous psychic medium, what would you ask?  What would you be hoping to hear?  And how would you feel about it if it wasn’t what you expected?  Would you change your expectations or just keep going the way you’re going?

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  1. Good article! I found it interesting that you described him as looking "drained and wiped out" – I wonder if that had anything to do with the reading you got which (just from your description) felt "low vibrational" to me. Perhaps he was pulling in some astral entities rather than souls of a higher vibration?

    I don't think I'd *ever* tell my clients they were "a mess". Ever. In the sacred space where people come and lay out their souls and their struggles, there is no judgement from me. I see my work as a channel for Light and being all judgy is more about my need to judge than anything about the other person. So, that part of your reading struck a chord with me and clearly it did with you because you described it well.

    I'm not opposed to readings at all but I know my tendency is to take the information as information and not act on it.

    When I get it myself from my own Guides, that's when I act on it. Depends on your intention, you know?

    Very interesting experience, indeed. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Yes, that's how I felt too. He obviously was connecting with someone/many who knew all about me, and perhaps he already knew I was kind of hard to insult! Someone made an interesting comment – maybe it was a good that he was so wiped out because I got the unvarnished truth version 🙂 It's funny how you can be undecided on a course of action and have everyone down here telling you to take the logical route, but when everyone "else" says to do the opposite, at least it makes you pause and consider it 🙂

  3. Justin | Mazzastick says:

    Hi Julie,
    We have to remember that the message is coming through a human vessel that has limitations despite their best efforts.

    Being tired and drained and possibly a clogged filter could mis-interpret the message slightly.

    The new job sounds not much different than what you were doing before. Maybe you have to re-align your energy to what you want so that you don't keep getting the same thing.

    The only psychic that I had gone to more than once is a friend of our family. She has been quite accurate about things but I haven't been to her in years for a reading. Her name is Dr. Gwen Macgregor, she has a website too.

    I'm like you where I would rather rely on my own abilities as opposed to someone else.

  4. Hi Justin,

    You are quite right. I don't do readings unless I am in the right space for it.

  5. Michael says:

    Interesting. From whence did you assume he was getting his information? If he's a psychic _and_ a medium doesn't mean the info is coming from dead people who we know. In my framework that's a whole 'nother sort of reading – like what John Edward does (was it him?). Frankly, for myself I don't think that simply because someone's dead that they have good advice to give. 😎

    Anyhow, it's what you make of it and any meaning you can tease out of it is yours alone.

  6. Hi Michael,

    Not John Edward but this man appears to do his readings in the same way. It's like he's listening to the "group" (I took it that I had a pretty big one walk in the door with me, apparently I needed it!) and relaying messages.

    He references specific family members and tells you they say hello or so-and-so wants me to tell you this. However he never said where all of the information was coming from (so in my frame of reference I would assume from guides etc not just family/friends).

    I will say that there was a bunch he could have guessed at but there was far too much that was specific for me to doubt him – I was just doubting the source of the information a bit. Again, I left feeling like a bit of a dolt for not realizing all of this stuff about my own life.

    For example, today I was telling my Dad about it and I said,"So the psychic said this person got sick when I was a teenager and I told him I was 15 and he said," and at the same time my Dad and I said,"Fourteen and a half." Here I am thinking who cares about 14, 15, whatever, it's irrelevant, but apparently not! LOL

    I agree, dead does not = someone you should be listening to, necessarily.

  7. thepainteduniverse says:

    I've had a number of readings in an attempt to connect to my companion spirit, Daniel, and they really do tend to vary widely from reader to reader, depending on their personality and state of mind. I wouldn't put too much weight on any one of them, even the famous ones. Some of them will stand out, and others won't.

    I think it's not a bad idea to get a sampling of them and look for correlations across readings in order to see the "real" messages coming through, as opposed to the psychics who just haven't had their coffee yet that day. They are just people, as others have pointed out. 🙂

  8. Anna,

    Good point. I think the difference that startled me the most is that in my readings I pass along what I see/hear/feel like a conduit. I don't have face to face conversations where I am just jumping into the other person's life as if I know them well half a second after meeting them. I'll go back to building a relationship with my team and higher self, which is where the emphasis really belonged, anyway.

  9. The Vizier says:

    Hi Julie,

    I remember my first tarot reading gave me goosebumps as I marvelled at how the reader was able to know things about my life that he couldn't have possibly known. This was done 8 years ago so I was very much younger and more naive about the world around me. One thing that I took away from that reading was that I never wanted to be dependent on others again.

    Over the years, I learned I-Ching divination for myself. I guess it was due to my Asian background that made me more receptive to the underlying philosophy of the I-Ching and its advice for dealing with change. One thing I learned about divination is that a lot of times a reading is highly dependent on the skill and the worldview of the diviner. This is why certain diviners are better than others depending on their approach to a given problem.

    Ultimately, I have come to conclude that our lives depend on our own choices and actions. Sure it is helpful to have a divination done to see if the times and conditions favour us and our approach to something. If so, it is best to seize the opportunity, if not, we can either wait or devise a novel approach to get around the problem. It is often creativity that resolves issues at hand.

    So don't feel too badly about your reading. I have always been wary of readings done by others especially by psychics. No matter who they are, they are prone to mistakes as well and they might misread the whole reading by misinterpreting things. I also dislike readings done by people who insist that everything is cast in stone. Nothing is cast in stone if you realize that you have the power to change things. Again, it all depends on your creativity and how you use your surroundings.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely article! 🙂

    Irving the Vizier

  10. A Clear Sign says:

    Hello Vizier – The universe sometimes works in mysterious ways…this time it was that somehow I did not see your comment until today, and I don't know if you'll ever see the reply, BUT it was most encouraging and helpful and a bit ironic that it came through today. Thank you!


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