Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Question Of The Day


An old friend of mine used to go to psychic readings regularly and swore up and down that these visits were bang on every time. So, out of curiosity and because I thought it would be fun and because I'm game to experience new things as long as they're not very risky or illegal, I decided to give it a try. I booked an appointment with the woman she went to for these readings, a no-nonsense elderly lady that read palms and cards. And I kept an open mind.


While I was there, I volunteered nothing (as far as I'm concerned), and she didn't ask any questions or push me to contribute to what she was saying. She was perfectly happy doing her thing while I sat quietly as she talked and talked, telling me a whole bunch of things about my past and present. And everything was accurate and true. Then she spoke about the future, which I'd find out as the years went by, happened pretty much as she said.


Before I left that day, she told me that I had a strong aura and an old(ish) soul (there were things I still needed to learn, perhaps in this lifetime) and the ability to "see". "This is a special thing" she said that I should "embrace and develop". And right as I was heading out the door, she called out "wait a minute!" and ran into a room in her home. A minute she returned with some books that she handed to me about palm reading and souls and auras and chakras and stuff like that there. I was startled and told her I couldn't take them, but she insisted "I want you to have these. They will help you open yourself up to these abilities."

This was almost twenty years ago and I've never done anything like it since. And I've had no interest to. But it's an experience I'll never forget.

How about you? Have you ever done something like this?

36 comments:

  1. I went to a psychic once in Winnipeg who kept yammering on about "boyfriends" and "husbands" so that shows how perceptive SHE was, LOL! I've had any number of readings via runes, tarot cards, witch stones, etc but more for entertainment than serious life guidance. And of course, I read tarot myself but for psychological insight only, not for predicting the future.

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    1. HAHAHA! That's funny. I bet you rolled your eyes with the boyfriends and husbands parts. Boy was SHE ever off :)

      I think all this is fun if you don't take it too seriously.

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  2. I often see 'Psychic Fairs' advertised but not been to one yet!
    Although I am sure many must do.

    I guess it all comes down to individual choice, what we believe, if we feel comfortable etc.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I don't mind trying things for fun. It's an experience!

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  3. I haven't done anything like this. I have been skeptic wondering if they ask questions to try to figure out what is going on in your life, but this lady didn't seem to do that. I don't think I really would want to know what the future holds in store for me but just trust God will lead me where he wants me to go :)

    betty

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    1. I think that's what surprised me the most about this woman: that she didn't ask any questions or encourage me to contribute anything. Either way, it was fun to try!

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  4. I always wanted to try one for fun, but I don't believe they are real at all

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    1. It is fun to try, Adam. I don't take these things too seriously but the experience is interesting.

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  5. I have often thought it would be fun to try but never have carried through with it. I do find it interesting that this woman didn't ask questions (thereby getting hints) and still managed to be correct in what she told you. Did she foretell that you would meet the love of your life?

    I, too, had a friend that totally believed in psychics and went to them regularly. Even if I choose at some point to go just for the entertainment value, I am skeptical enough not to believe that someone can foretell my future.

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    1. I am naturally skeptical, so I take everything with a grain of salt. This woman, however, did surprise me. She told me things from my past and present that were spot on. And her future predictions happened. She 'saw' the love of my life in the future, the trip we'd take, marriage, a court case (I had no idea what the heck she was talking about because there was no reason for any type of court case) and a whole bunch of other stuff. Some things were standard, so you can imagine it was a fluke but some were so out of the ordinary that they would surprise. Anyhow, whatever it is, psychic or not, this woman was very talented in this. For someone like me who is cynical, I was quite impressed.

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  6. I never have but I have a friend who liked going to these.

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    1. Even if these were all real, I prefer to just let life unfold. I'd rather not know.

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  7. Mother had the "knowing" as I like to call it. She did not think it was a gift. My grandmother thought it was. Sometimes Mom read palms for friends but later she refused to do it. Said she did not like seeing the future. I think I am an animal empath. I don't do as well with people but sometimes places and things I touch reveal things I find out later are true.

    I had a Shustuh Card reading once as part of my vacation entertainment. I, like you, let her do the talking as she turned the cards. Spot on!

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    1. I've never heard of Shustuh card readings. I'm going to have to look that up! Isn't it amazing when what you're told is spot on? I find that quite fascinating. And curious!

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  8. I always wonder why someone who can predict the future needs to make money by being a fortune teller for others.

    I don't believe in ghosts either, yet I saw my recently-deceased big brother several times when I was five. It wasn't scary at all - why would it be - he was my big brother! I started sleeping in his room and I would wake up in the night to see him sitting at his desk, all see-through and ghostly. Mum said he wouldn't go until I said goodbye and let him leave.

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    1. That is really amazing about your brother! I've had my fair share of experiences but nothing quite like that.

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  9. I bought some runes while I was in Iceland and occasionally cast them and read meanings and interpretations from a little handbook that came with them. I take it all as coincidence but sometimes there are some helpful connections that I appreciate and I enjoy the hands on reflection and introspective time :o) Your experience sounds fascinating, makes me wanna give a palm reader-card turning lady a try! I do believe some people are more perceptive and sensitive than others, of course there are also those that are simply better "players" or "artists" too ;o)

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    1. It's a very interesting experience, Hannah. I am not one to do this regularly but it was fun trying it. It didn't cost much at all, so it was worth it.

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  10. I have never been to a psychic and would be very sceptical. I taught with a teacher who did palm readings with the kids and he was a big hit. Now the lines on the palm have been labeled for many different experiences so that's what palm reading means.

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    1. That's what this lady I went to did: palm reading. She even showed the lines to me and explained what each one meant. It was quite interesting.

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  11. When I was in my 20's, many of my co workers had their palms read...but I was afraid I would be told I would never have children, so I wouldn't do it! (Thank goodness, I had a child!)
    I am a bit of a psychic myself but not enough to win the lottery...just enough to know an A hole when I see one! LOL.

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  12. .... We don't have psychics here but a whole loads of witch doctors! And if what they say about me is true; i'd be a terrible force to reckon with, evil incarnate with a lot of influence over people.
    I guess they are right, one way or another :)

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    1. I'm not sure I believe you anymore...now that I found out you're a popular teacher!

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  13. I have been to a a palm reader and a tea leaf reader and had my cards read and they were all quite insightful but I am still leery. It seems a little scary. I do believe if it is a true gift they should not be charging astronomical sums of money like most of them do.

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    1. Some do charge a lot. Except for this woman. She charged a very small fee and she lived in a modest apartment surrounded by very down to earth items. She was extremely popular at what she did and very well-liked, and yet she didn't make much money off it. It was quite curious!

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  14. Yes I have as well. It was back in the mid 80's......she read tarot cards and read your palm. First thing she said was that I was in an alternative relationship...check!
    Next thing she said, after looking at my hands, was I would have issues with my kidneys....a month before that I had kidney surgery....check!
    I forget whatever else she said but she was spot on in a number of things.
    I do think some people have a sense or are more 'tuned into' things/energies that most of us are not aware of.
    Ron went to someone else years ago and she told that he was going to die at a certain age!!! She was incorrect...thank God!

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    1. Sounds a lot like the lady I went to. She was bang on about the past, present and future! It was incredible.

      Thank goodness that woman was wrong about Ron!

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  15. You all must have more attuned people there...My experiences, of which there are two, were bogus.

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    1. I've only gone to this woman, so I have no one to compare her to. I am sure had I gone to others, I would have run across the bogus type!

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  16. I discovered your blog and was reading some of your past posts and this one caught my eye because I firmly believe in mediums. I went to Lily Dale in western New York and was read which was totally a flop. In fact she wouldn't even take my money because she didn't tell me anything that wasn't general about anybody. But then I went to one in Cuba, Ny and when I sat down she said...I see education and art with you, why?. I told her I graduated with a degree in education and a minor in art. That was only the beginning of the things that she told me that were so accurate that I immediately called my friend afterwards to see if she gave her any information. Sadly, I've been to her four more times and didn't get much. But that one day she told me so many things that no one could have know...like that my mother's middle name was Blanche. I don't know how they get the information but I do know that there is some way that those who have passed can send us messages.

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    1. I'm open to all kinds of ideas. As far as I'm concerned, anything is possible! Thanks for stopping by, Peggy! Drop in and visit again!

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  17. Very cool story. I've never sat in on something like that.

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    1. It's a fun experience as long as you don't take it too seriously or expect too much.

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  18. I've had three and all were accurate about my mother and completely non-accurate about me.

    The second one ended up calling me by another name and the third said to simply leave my situation. No how, with what money, with what help, nothing. I really hate it when people tell you what to do (which I already know) but don't tell you HOW to do it, coz that bit has me bamboozled and nobody can tell me.

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    1. That's totally understandable. People should spend more time listening and less time preaching :)

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