Preparing yourself for a reading
The suggestions I’m going to propose apply to any professional intervention not just a psychic reading. On the energy level, it’s not like popping to the supermarket to get some groceries. It’s an energetic process which should be far away from the noise of the world. If you were going to play the violin you wouldn’t just put down a hamburger and start to play. You would stop what you are doing, focus your mind for a few minutes, and then start to play.
Preparation for a reading, face to face or remote, should begin at least an hour beforehand where you focus your mind, put aside other things that are concerning you and tune in beforehand to the situation and clearly identify for yourself what you want to achieve.
If you are going to a place to see somebody, arrive not more than 5 min early because sometimes the waiting room is limited and sometimes there isn’t a waiting room. You will find it very useful to see the private room of the therapist or helper as a temple. I find it appropriate to take off shoes and outer garments before entering the room. Before entering the consulting room, please turn off your mobile phone. Remember, the phone radiates. In addition, if it starts to ring at a key moment in the consultation, the consultant can lose their thread.
You may be bursting with things to say but let the consultant set the scene and adjust to your coming. Adjustment can be quite difficult. You have to adjust to a person you have not met before and they to you. You may have had a traumatic event before the meeting. I don’t think it’s a good idea to take notes because while you’re writing you can’t fully concentrate. If the consultant makes a tape recording then so much the better but my experience is that you will hear what you need to hear and will ‘get it’ (unless you don’t want to of course).
I want to discuss remote sessions on Skype, zoom or over the telephone. The fact that you are 3000 miles away is completely irrelevant. The telepathic effect is just the same as if you were in the same room and sometimes better because there are no distractions. You should therefore make sure that the room from which you are calling is free from disturbance and noise. Switch the phone off and make sure that people in the house are warned so they do not enter. Someone I know insists on rattling plates and cutlery while they are talking and because of automatic volume control the rattling is just as loud as the voice. I also find that cats walking around can distract.
The speaker or the voice of the speaker needs to be the only focus because they will be focusing on you exclusively so if you can return the compliment, the speaker or consultant will be able to pick up more and you will get better reading. Good readings do not come about automatically.
If you do not understand something that is said please ask them to repeat it. Try to make sure that your left brain is not blocking because it doesn’t want to hear something. I say that because some people ask for a reading or opinion because they want the therapist confirm their choice or boyfriend “you don’t understand, he’s loving but has his problems”. A therapist is trained to read the signs and you may not like what you hear to try and remain neutral.
Do not over-prepare. This is not a mechanical process. Start with where you are and your own higher consciousness will lead you to the next stage.
Now let’s assume that something good has happened. If this is the case, you will feel some lightness of healing. You may feel warm as well. It is vital to abstain from activity including going out, alcohol, talking to someone on the phone to say you had a reading, in fact the best thing you can do is to sit in a chair and meditate or at least be quiet. Try and avoid watching TV for at least an hour after the consultation. This will make sure that the thoughts as well as the words settle into you and do their transforming work.
Above all, try not to articulate to someone else, especially that ‘someone’ in your life, for at least 24-hours because it is likely that they will ask well intentioned questions those may be inappropriately intrusive and may inhibit the process of healing. Please try and think charitable thoughts especially to those with whom you have had some differences in the past. Being angry towards someone and taking sides will not solve anything. If you go away with anger, you will undo any good that the practitioner has done.
I write the above on the basis of having done about 20,000 brief and full readings were clients over a period of 40 years. In the last 10 years I have been joined by my partner Francoise who is similarly gifted.
Preparing yourself for a reading