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5 Things a psychic is not!

You know the best thoughts are shower thoughts. All kinds of cool ideas just seem to pop up while you’re singing at embarrassingly high pitches, shampooing the squirrels out of your hair.

So this morning, while I was in the shower, enjoying 15 minutes of brainlessness, A thought occurred to me.

No, don’t worry, it didn’t die of loneliness!

For whatever reason, I started thinking about what people sometimes say when you work as a psychic, intuitive or medium. ( or, in my case, a Mystic.) I think most of the time it’s meant harmlessly, but I gotta be honest, sometimes it does feel a bit dismissive when someone says to you something like - “what am I thinking?” or “If you’re psychic, how come you don’t just give yourself the winning lottery numbers?”

These are just examples of the most common crap that is said.

So, I thought I would mention a few things you can tell people if you work in a spiritual business or if you are someone who isn’t all that sure about how a psychic does their thing. Whatever the case, I just wanted to share with you a few things that a professional psychic is… and a few things they are not.

A magic 8 Ball - I know it might be tempting to shake some people when you want a straight answer, but your psychic is not one of them. Intuitive folks don’t have canned answers. In other words, it takes LOADS of energy and many years of learning and practice so that they can access the information that will help guide them. Over the years, I have been practicing intuitive work; I have chosen to continuously educate myself. I firmly believe that one person can never know everything about a tool or technique. Therefore, I continue to study. It is through this study that & people like me can provide excellent services. Additionally, doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, psychologists and therapists are all required to engage in continuous learning, and most people feel at ease trusting these folks with their lives.

An expert in everything - Not all intuitives, psychics and healers are created equal. Most of us will specialize in a few things, but none of us do it all. I’m a great example of this. I have multiple certificates in several different disciplines. I’m an astrologer, psychic tarot reader, past life regressionist, certified life coach, reiki master teacher, and spiritual mentor. However, for all things I do, there is a ton of things that I don’t. I’m not a paranormal investigator or medium. I don’t work with herbs or spells. However, what I know, I know very well ( see the previous point), and for the things I don’t know, I will likely have someone in my circle to who I can refer you to. This is why I keep a community of expert colleagues in my circle! Cause if I can’t help you, I most likely know someone who can!

Right about everything - As much as it would be nice, no one, including your favourite intuitive, is always right. However, because of the nature of psychic work, there is an extra emphasis on accuracy and correctness. If you have ever had a psychic reading, then you will understand what I’m about to say - You have booked time with your psychic, and you are going into the reading with some questions about your life. The answers to these questions are very important to you and will to a greater or lesser degree, impact your decisions. The decisions you make will guide your life in a direction that you hope will bring you happiness. But! Oh yeah, there’s always a but! But what if the advice, prediction or direction you are given is totally wrong? What if your reading sounds good, but nothing ever comes to pass as you had been told? Does that mean all psychics are wrong or fakes? Or maybe it's the intuitive you saw just sucks, and they didn’t do their job.

Well, here’s the deal, in most cases, the reader you see is generally extremely concerned with their accuracy. For the folks I teach, and mentor, one of the most consistent issues budding psychics have is being right for the people they work with. They want to be of service so much that sometimes they never work for others for the fear of being wrong. So rest assured, you’re not the only one who wants your reading to be correct!

Responsible for your actions - This is a big one! Influence and responsibility are a natural byproduct of giving advice of any kind. However, as a psychic, intuitive or alternative healer, it almost seems as though you are taking twice the risk of helping people through guidance and advice. I believe this is a result of there has been a significant history of fraud and charlatan psychics. As well as the fact that many people think of psychics/ intuitives as nuts, quacks and fakes. I think this largely is due to the fact that the media has played a big role in reporting how science has never proven anything legitimate in terms of how this so-called phenomenon works. So, when giving advice as a psychic or receiving advice, there should be clear communication between those involved that the choices each person makes are his/ her own and that whatever advice you take, you can equally choose to reject it.

A satanist, pagan or occultist - Oh boy! Here is a classic example of when people don’t ask enough questions. I can’t tell you how many times people have made the assumption that I practice or follow some sort of religious or particular belief structure that could be defined as ritualistic or religious in some way. I think because there are many unusual-looking symbols and techniques and a long history of these things being kept secret, it is easy to conclude that people who do intuitive work are doing things rather darkly. Additionally, there has been a great defaming visited on psychics by certain mass market religions and industrialized media that shoves a negative image of anyone who practices ancient or pre-Christian beliefs. It sucks; it really does because that only serves to separate us from our ancestral past in all of its intricacies and beauty and doesn’t allow us to fully witness our own collective evolution.

As for me, my spirituality is very private and sacred and cannot be defined under a label that would be recognizable as a religion. I personally approach my interaction with creation and the Prime Creator as a co-creation. (I said creation a lot there, didn’t I?) a way in which I affect and am affected by my environment and the experiences that result of this engagement… and that’s just the notes in the margin of a very long and detailed description. So as you can see, many of the labels that apply to some psychic folk do not apply to me, and in the same way, each individual has their own approach to their spiritual beliefs. There is no one size fits all, and to further that statement, it is kinder and more respectful to acknowledge that each person has a unique spiritual path, even if they join others in sharing it.

Alysa is a professional mystic, who teaches and works with spiritual seekers from all over the world. Her dynamic personality and passion for the mystic arts are infectious. She loves to bring her wealth of metaphysical knowledge and depth of experience to her clients and students through providing intuitive and spiritual services. Known for her ability to blend fun with professionalism, Alysa offers nearly 3 decades of esoteric experience which includes the co-creation of the Sirian Starseed Tarot & the Seekers Oracle.

In her professional practice, Alysa is a master tarot reader & teacher, second-generation traditional western astrologer, numerologist, certified professional past-life regressionist, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Life coach, published author, artist, and founder of North Star Mystic Academy, which opened in 2019.

Alysa lives and works in Ontario, Canada


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