“Should I give psychic readings to my family and friends?”
I’ve been asked this question many times, so I figured it’s time to write a post about it.
Like lots of things in this line of work, there isn’t a straight yes or no answer.
The first thing you should ask yourself is:
Do I want to give psychic readings to my family and friends?
Personally, I don’t give readings to my loved ones. When I’m not working with clients, mentoring, or writing about psychic development, I really like focusing on being a wife and mom.
And when I’m not working, I get to be connected to my own heart and soul.
The way I look at it, I LOVE my work, but I do like to keep it separate from my personal life.
When I’m hanging out with my family and friends, I want to relax and talk about fun things, like the latest episode of Downton Abbey or my new chocolate cake recipe.
Most importantly though, I know that I am too close to my loved ones to be unbiased enough to give them clear insight (more about that in a minute).
Of course, if my mom came to me and wanted a quick intuitive impression about her new doctor, I’d give it to her (but first I’d ask her, “What’s your gut feeling?”).
So as a rule, I don’t give psychic readings to family and friends. I always refer them to a trusted colleague.
Are You Unbiased Enough to Give Psychic Readings to Loved Ones?
Most of us are too close to our loved ones to see things objectively. And if you’re new in your psychic development, you may still be learning to trust your impressions.
Add to that your personal feelings and concern for your family and friends, and it can be a tricky situation. I’m not saying it’s not doable, or that you shouldn’t help your loved ones, but it can be difficult when things are still new.
If you’re loved ones want you to give them readings, but you aren’t comfortable with it, try explaining to them that intuition is subtle and, since you know so much about them, it will be hard to differentiate between what information is truly coming from Spirit and what is coming from your own thoughts. That’s the truth, after all :) Then, give them the name and number of a reader you trust.
On the other hand, if you feel as though:
- you can put your personal feelings aside
- it’s easy to distinguish between your intuitive impressions and thoughts
- you don’t mind your friends coming to you for readings
then you may want to try giving psychic readings to your loved ones and see how you like it. The most important thing is that you are comfortable and are not feeling pressured.
What About Acquaintances?
Casual relationships are a little bit different because you don’t have the same emotional connections that you do with your family members and close friends.
It’s really your call as to if you want to give psychic readings to acquaintances or not. I usually don’t because, as I mentioned earlier, I like to keep my work and personal life separate.
I’ve made exceptions on a couple of occasions and, when I did, I blocked off time in my calendar just like I would with any other client.
Does Your Loved One Want Your Intuitive Opinion?
What happens if you pick up a psychic impression about your loved one when they haven’t asked for your input? Should you share it with them or not?
The times I see this happen the most is when someone is first practicing their intuitive development. At this point, people are often feeling very “open” and may have trouble turning their abilities on and off, so they may pick up impressions about friends by accident.
Here’s a possible solution: If you feel as though there’s something you need to share, check with your friend first to make sure it’s OK to give her your psychic advice or impressions.
Giving psychic readings to family and friends is a personal choice. There is no right or wrong answer. If you’re OK with it, be sure that you’re not allowing people to overstep their boundaries or take advantage of you.
Whatever you decide, remember that giving psychic readings should be enjoyable and for the best and highest good of all involved.