I went to see a psychic. I’m a skeptic about these things but my friends wanted to go and, if I’m honest, at the time I had been feeling very lost and needed a bit of direction, even if it came from a random source.
My friend, Naomi, knows a woman, we’ll call her Louisa, who does readings. Naomi also knows a bunch of people who have visited Louisa and they’ve all had some of Louisa’s predictions happen. I’ve never seen a psychic before so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. I’d thought about going in the past but I didn’t want to see a fraud (I can already hear some of you say they’re all frauds). Because Naomi felt like Louisa was pretty accurate with her own reading and with other people she knows, I said why not? Going in I reminded myself to keep an open mind but not to put too much stock into what she was saying.
I won’t be going into too much detail of my own reading or the readings of my friends. My friends and I all debriefed with each other but, because we weren’t all allowed in the same room during a reading, I don’t know what kind of cues my friends gave. I can say for me I didn’t give many verbal or body cues about what she was saying to me. It wasn’t that I was trying to trick her, I’m just naturally a very private person who doesn’t have much reaction to things. I’m also not much of a talker unless I’m super comfortable around someone. My friends laughs that I rarely get excited about anything. There were definitely moments when Louisa hit a little close to home and I teared up a bit during certain points of the reading. A few things she wasn’t very off about.
There are 4 themes that people always asks psychics about: money, career, health, and love. I probably sound like a self-absorbed bitch but I told my friends I wouldn’t ask about my family. It would worry me too much if I were to hear something negative and I couldn’t control it. Whereas if something negative were to happen to me, I’d deal with it. So everything I had planned to ask was all about me.
The first question Louisa asked me when I sat down was if I was married or have a boyfriend. I said no. The next thing she said was that I was thinking about career and money. Half right, I was thinking about my career but not so much about money. But again I knew that because people always ask about the same things I didn’t have a moment of “OMG, she can read my mind!” In a gist, she told me that taking classes will increase my pay. I’m not sure how much of a psychic thing that is… I have been thinking about taking some classes but I’m pro-education and usually when I take classes it’s so I can advance in my career. What’s interesting is that she told me that I’d been thinking about opening a small business, or something about having a side job. Not sure how accurate that is either but the courses I was planning to take, if it works out, leads to a lot of contract work and also I’d been thinking about self-publishing.
Louisa proceeded to ask if my parents are alive, in Vancouver and if I have a sister and/or brother. I never brought up how many sisters I have (more than 1) so when she talked about my sister she kept speaking as if I have just one and I didn’t correct her but towards the end she actually guessed how many sisters I have. That was a bit weird for me (remember, I’m kind of a skeptic and I have a handful of sisters, it’s a fact people who don’t know me wouldn’t know). She talked about my parents as well and said that by the end of the year they’d have a money decision. That’s true. They’ve been talking about selling some property that the family has. Louisa talked about my dad a bit but to be honest, almost everything she said about him wasn’t accurate.
After the cards reading, she did a coffee reading. So I drank my espresso cup-sized coffee (swallowed some coffee grounds) and turned the cup over. At the beginning she asked me what this health problem I’m having is. I said I have none. I did have laser eye surgery done about 4 months prior to seeing her but I wouldn’t say that was a health problem. The interesting thing is when she looked into the cup she said she saw a lung and said I’d been having problems breathing. Now that is true and freaked me out a bit that she saw that. I hadn’t thought of it when she asked earlier but once she said it I told her that yes, I have been having minor issues with breathing lately.
One question I had asked internally (not verbally) at the beginning of the session was whether or not I’m a good person. It’s not that I think I’m going to go off the deep end to be Satan’s right hand, I just sometimes wonder if I’m one of those people who doesn’t do good or evil and am just a neutral person. At the end of the session she said she senses I am a good person, that I have a good energy though I do need to watch out for a certain aspect of my personality. I’m wondering if that was random or if somehow she sensed I’d been thinking about that at the beginning.
- Who the guy I’m thinking of in a romantic way is – there’s no guy. She asked me 2 or 3 times. I said no one because it’s true, I’m not thinking of a guy right now. Maybe Richard Armitage? I don’t know! LOL. I think I briefly thought of an ex-boyfriend a few days prior to visiting her. I really didn’t think about him much before going to see Louisa.
- What this party I was going to was – I hadn’t been invited to any upcoming parties. But then a coworker later reminded me that we were going to a retirement party which I’d forgotten about.
- Where I was planning to travel to – I don’t have plans to travel but she said I’d be making a small trip before the year is out. This didn’t happen. I do stay with my sister on occasion (she lives about a 45 minutes drive away from me, 3 cities over), maybe that’s it???
My first experience with a psychic wasn’t really life changing but it wasn’t a bust either. I do realize though that much of what she says isn’t exactly a detailed report of what’s to happen and you end up having to make inferences yourself about what’s going on in your life – like the side business thing, if I hadn’t been thinking of self-publishing or the classes that leads to contract work, I’d have no clue what she was talking about. I think, even though I’m still a skeptic, at the time I did get a bit of hope out of it. My friends also had similar experiences where it gave them hope and a sense of peace. One friend teared up as I did (a couple of things hit close to home) and the other had a more emotional experience.
Will I see a psychic again? Maybe. Like everything in my life, I’m aware that things and decisions could change. Do I believe everything Louisa said? I’d like to but I’m not going to hang all my hopes on what she told me. I am, after all, still a skeptic.