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Q: What is the format for a reading?
A: Before we became psychic mediums, Kent and I retained several professionals with titles including psychic, clairvoyant, tarot card reader, medium, and angelic channel, among others. From this experience, we learned that the structure of a reading may take different forms. Prior to a session, you should have a general idea of the approach the professional will take to ensure that it meets your needs. Generally, a reading will include some or all of the following parts. Depending upon the professional’s approach, the length of time spent on a particular component will vary.
- Introduction – This part of the reading occurs at the beginning of the session and may include some or all of the following: greet client; put client at ease through the use of chitchat, breathing exercises, or some other method; briefly outline session format; answer any reading “process” questions; state intention and/or prayer for session; and begin recording session.
- Stating Personal Characteristics – This part of the reading is to establish a connection with a client and build credibility regarding the psychic medium’s connection. The professional will share information about the client that is well known to the client (e.g., personality traits, job, relationship information, health) to establish credibility with the client.
- Spirit Directed Sharing – The medium will allow Spirit (e.g., dead loved ones, guardian angels, spirit guides, etc.) some latitude in driving the direction of the session by translating the information that Spirit desires to share with the client. One approach the medium might use is to describe the Spirit(s) present and then ask the Spirit(s) what information they desire to share.
- Q&A – A client asks a question and then the psychic medium provides an answer either by psychically reading a client’s energy or by communicating with Spirit (e.g., client’s spirit guides, client’s dead loved ones) or a combination of information sources. Questions might involve 1) current, past, or future lives; 2) requesting guidance or dialogue with spiritual team members (e.g., angels, guides, teachers); 3) requesting guidance or dialogue with loved ones in spirit; or 4) past or future events.
- Monologue – The psychic medium will speak to the client sharing psychic information and/or information from Spirit about the topics that are of highest importance to the client (e.g., health, career, relationships, financial, etc.) without any input from the client.
I take the approach of always employing some form of introduction. Then, based upon the individual client and the Spirit(s) present for the session, I may share some personal characteristics, allow Spirit to directly share, and/or solicit questions from the client. My approach is conversational, which I believe helps put everyone at ease and allows the reading to unfold naturally and meet each client’s needs.
My sessions do not generally follow the monologue approach. Although this is used by many professionals, my personal perspective is that I can achieve a more client-centric focus by using the approach outlined above. In my personal experience, I have retained professionals who used the Monologue approach quite effectively and provided me with a great deal of useful information. Conversely, I have also received readings from professionals using this approach that did not address my most pressing reason(s) for retaining a psychic medium. Therefore, based upon my own personal experiences, I choose not to follow this approach.