What is a psychic, like… for real? We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the benefits of psychic readings, how to tell if a psychic is real, and how to get the most out of your reading.
But let’s go back to square one for a second and talk about what a psychic really is.
If you stop five people in the mall and ask them, “What is a psychic,” you’ll probably get five very different answers ranging from:
- Someone who can tell me what kind of soft pretzel I just had
- A person that can tell me if me and the guy at the hot dog stand will get married
- Someone who fakes all that stuff and laughs all the way to the bank!
That’s just part of being in a misunderstood field… but I’m here to set the record straight because I believe that more people than ever are having spiritual “awakenings” and are embracing spiritual health (which is so exciting!).
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A psychic someone who can feel and sense (i.e. “read”) energy. Professional psychics use their intuitive abilities to read the energy of their clients, offering them insight and empowerment.
True psychics lead you to empowering breakthroughs and revelations that you can apply to future situations.
Real psychics are NOT best used to tell you how many kids you’ll have, what age you’ll get married, or what number you’re thinking of right now. (Read: 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Prediction Reading)
Because, contrary to common belief, intuitive readers are not privy to everything the Universe has in store. (You can read about other psychic “myths” in this post.)
Plus, there’s a little something called free will…
So what is a psychic reader talent’s best used for?
Here’s an example (Sheila’s story):
Sheila visits a psychic because she’s feeling “inexplicably frustrated” (her words).
A guy who she works with asked her out on a date. But, rather than pull out her trusty little black dress, she said “maybe…”.
Sheila and this guy have been building a relationship for awhile, like a lot of the same things, and have compatible goals in life (plus he’s got b-e-a-utiful eyes).
But for some reason, Sheila is having trouble saying “YES!” to that first date. She wants some guidance as to what to do.
Rather than take away her free will and tell her what to do or go into the future and see if she’s happy or not in 10 years, the psychic reader gives Sheila insight into her present situation.
Using her intuitive abilities, the psychic guides Sheila to a revelation…
She digs into WHY she is not calling her girlfriends and gushing over this guy!
Here’s what Sheila’s psychic reading uncovered:
Come to find out, Sheila isn’t very confident. But the “confidence” issue just the tip of the iceberg.
Sure, this guy is her dream partner, but the reading reveals that the reason she’s NOT jumping at the date proposition is because Sheila was always made to feel that “love is a fairytale and not practical.”
Her parents were very unhappy together and she was taught that’s just the way life is.
Sheila’s jaw drops as it finally hits her, Aha!
Her upbringing and fundamental belief has impacted her SO many times in the past… She always ends up listening to the ‘too good to be true’ sound track in potential relationships, hence…
Her dream guy asking her out is making her super uncomfortable because of the way she is framing the situation.
She needed to not only be validated and told that she can be happy, she needed to understand that happy is her birthright!
So, what is a Psychic… Really?
At the end of the reading, Sheila feels so much better. She’s still nervous (first dates CAN be awkward after all) but she’s feeling excited at this new possibility and where it will take her.
She had an empowering revelation… and true psychics bring people to that moment.
They act as spiritual counselors and lead their client into a greater understanding.
Rather than tell the future, they interpret the present energy and situation to guide people to breakthroughs and Aha! moments.
Now, that’s not to say ONE psychic reading will fix ALL your problems (I wish… hey, can it help me fit into last year’s jeans too?), but it can be a stepping stone to clarity. (In fact, be sure to check out this post on when you should not get a reading).
After a psychic reading you should feel empowered, happy, and confident in your own decision making.
So there you have it!Next time someone asks you, what is a psychic, you can tell them that psychics are spiritual guides who interpret the present energy and situation to lead people to empowering breakthroughs...turbans optional ;) Click To Tweet