Q: How can I validate the information I receive?
A: Validating the information you receive during (and after) a reading is an important component of a session. Before integrating this information into your life, it is important to use your logical mind to validate any information that you received during a session. If the information received does not make logical sense to you, you may choose to discard or not to take action on that portion of the reading. Listening to a session recording can help a client to discern what information he/she will embrace and what information he/she will discard.
Information a client receives during a psychic medium session may fall into several categories, including:
- Personal characteristics – This is information about the client that is received psychically that can easily be confirmed (e.g., “You’re a tenderhearted man who prides himself on his business acumen. You have a high profile job in an office setting. You are in a loving, supportive, long-term relationship with a woman.) This is information about YOU, so you will either know it to be true or not. Keep in mind that psychic information is generally subtle. In the example provided above, if your partner is actually a man instead of a woman, but he has effeminate characteristics, then I would still consider this an accurate description by the psychic medium. However, if you are a pizza delivery person, then this description of your job is probably erroneous.
- Past or future lives – This is information that can generally only be validated by hearing the same or similar information from multiple, un-related professionals. When trying to validate information received from one psychic medium with another professional, be careful not to provide too much information. For example, if one professional tells you about a past life in which you were a Victorian woman of privilege, living in New York, ask the next professional if they can tell you about any of your past lives, specifically lives lived in New York, versus asking if you were a Victorian woman in a previous lifetime. In doing this validation, keep in mind that two professionals may translate psychic information very differently, but there should also be common information presented. One psychic medium may explain in great detail the type of clothes you wore, your hairstyle, etc. Another may focus more on your role in society and your interpersonal relationships with others in that lifetime. Both should be able to discern your gender.
- Future events – This is information regarding the probability of an event occurring (or not occurring) in the future. This information is a prediction of future events based upon the point in time in which you are receiving the information. Your free will (and sometimes the free will of others) plays an active role in whether or not these future events will come to fruition. For example: you receive information that you will get a new job and move to another city. For this prediction to be realized, you will need to take action. You may decide you do not have a desire to move to another city, thus you are choosing to change this future event.
- Past events – This is information regarding a past event of which you do not know the details (e.g., location of a lost item, details surrounding a death not currently known, etc.). This information can sometimes be validated by following up on the information received (e.g., looking in the location suggested by the psychic medium for the lost item, receiving information from a coroner regarding cause of death, etc.)
- Dead loved ones – It is always interesting to experience the loved ones who come forward in a session with a client. Sometimes these are loved ones known well by a client in this lifetime (e.g., mother, brother) and sometimes these individuals are not known well or at all to the client in this lifetime (e.g., past life spouse, grandfather who died when client was a small child in this lifetime). Your ability to validate this information will be dependent upon your knowledge of the person presented and also any other people currently living with whom you might be able to validate the information received. The medium should be able to describe your dead loved one in a way that you are certain of their identity (if the person was well known to you in this lifetime or you can share with someone else after the session for validation). Information received may include appearance, personality, prominent characteristics, description of an event or activity you shared with your loved one, name, etc. One of the interesting aspects of our work has been receiving details about a loved one’s appearance. Spirit does not always provide their appearance near their death. Instead, they may appear to the medium the way they appeared at a favorite time in their life, which could have been decades before their death. (e.g., The Spirit may present with long hair even though she wore her hair short for the last 40 years of her life). As a result, we provide appearance as one aspect of identification, but do not rely solely on appearance in providing information to a client that can be validated.
- Angels, Guides, Teachers, etc. – Like past and future life information, information received regarding your “spiritual team” as we like to call them, is best validated by either your own intuition and psychic knowledge or through another, un-related professional. Information received may include appearance, role, name, etc.