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Have you ever had readings with a psychic or an intuitive that didn’t quite fit? Or have never had one and wonder what it’s like?

Today’s podcast talks about what makes for a good (i.e.: helpful) reading and what you can take away from them.

Please leave your thoughts on what a good reading means to you in the comment section below – I’d love to hear what you think about it.

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Podcast Transcript

from Practically Intuitive Podcasts

Hi again and welcome back to the weekly Practically Intuitive podcast. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive and I’m glad you’re listening in.

In these short weekly podcasts, I talk about all kinds of things in the intuitive world and how they might work for you in your own life.

I’ve got a sweet offer for you guys and I’ll tell you more about it near the end of the podcast.

What’s on tap for this week’s conversation?

Well, I’m reading a book called “The Street Smart Psychic’s Guide to getting a good reading” by Lisa Barretta and it sparked a thought – what does make for a good intuitive reading? If you’ve never had one, you might be unsure of what to even expect so I’m here to shed some light on it.

Even before I fully realized my skills in this arena, I loved getting readings. While I might not have taken everything that was said to heart, I did recognize some of the truths that came through. It certainly helps to show up with an open mind.

As I’ve experienced it and now offer it, an intuitive reading is like sitting before a table full of options and possibilities. It’s not telling you the future through a crystal ball or advising you to leave your partner and move to Italy, nice as that might sound. It’s showing you what could be for you. You always get to choose your actions. I just help you see things you might not realize are there.

How do I do this? Well, as a psychic / intuitive, I am able to perceive things using more than the five physical senses. As you might know, my strongest skill is clairaudience – the ability to hear Guides and Teachers as well as loved ones who have crossed over.

If you were to engage me for a reading, I show up, fully present to listen to you, hear what you may not be able to say, and then share what impressions I get as well as what your Guides and Teachers are saying. Some times a lot comes through and sometimes one simple shining truth comes and that’s enough.

In one of my recent readings, the person received guidance to stop asking for validation and signs and to accept that they know what they know. Their guides suggested they step into what is and stop wondering about whether it exists at all. In fact, I’d say that was the whole of the reading – accept that you can do this work (whatever that work might be) and stand in the knowing.

So, how do you know if you’ve gotten a “good” reading? I’d say that when you feel what they’ve said resonates with you, when you’ve come away with something you didn’t have when you started (ideas, thoughts, guidance, etc) or even a feeling of validation, then you’ve gotten a “good” reading.

So many of my readings offer that validation to others – basically an outside source (me, their Guides, whomever) saying “yep, what you’re getting is right on.”

To me, a good reading helps you find the next step. The action you take is entirely up to you. Your Guides can’t take it for you. Only you can do that work down here in the physical.

There are as many psychics and intuitives as there are books in all the bookstores in the world. The key is to find ones that resonate with you. I tend to do that by feeling – if I check out their site and feel comfortable and safe with them just from their words, I’ll tend to follow through with that. If there’s something about them or the site that puts me off, it’s a sign to me that we’re not on the same wavelength. Just not a match. That’s fine. I’ve had readings that I considered not helpful and readings where I was able to take in what was given and really jump into action.

The not helpful ones were often at psychic fairs where there’s lots of noise and commotion and I couldn’t really take in what they were saying and couldn’t remember anything to take action on.

Use your discernment and trust when seeking someone to read for you. Remember that not only are they are dipping in to your energy but you are dipping in to theirs. Make sure you’re comfortable with the dipping!

I’d love to hear your comments on what makes a good intuitive reading for you – please feel free to post them on the blog.

And now, the big September announcment!

I’m putting my E-book “Trust What You Get” on sale for the entire month at more than half off! You can now purchase it for just $22! It’s an immediate download so no waiting for the postman to deliver it.

It’s taken from my March teleclass by the same name and it gives you lots of information and steps to learn how to tune in to your intuition.

Once you start clearly hearing your own higher self and follow the guidance that comes from doing that, interesting shifts begin to happen. I live my life this way and I am still amazed at what shows up for me.

The link to purchase the Ebook is right on the post for this podcast – just enter the code SEPTEMBER and you’re good to go.

Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts right through iTunes – just enter Practically Intuitive in the search box for podcasts and you’ll be magically whisked to the page where you can subscribe. I love this feature because I don’t even have to think about it – the podcasts are automatically downloaded for me.

That’s all for this week – please contact me if you have questions, thoughts, comments or just to say hi! I loves me some fan mail!

Thanks for listening and have a lovely week!

To book an Intuitive / Spirit Guide Reading with Lisa, click here.