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Into the Mystic: Is Your Psychic Real?

Bonnie Baranski for local2 sault ste. marie
August 11th, 2011 at 11:31am | Last Updated at 8:39pm



This article is a column or editorial.
The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of LOCAL2.

Mystic MessagesI have been writing this column for about two months now, and have also selected a card each week, to accompany the column. It therefore stands to reason that the readers of this column have learned about approximately eight tarot cards, that are in every deck.

There are 78 cards in each deck, but you have had a random sampling in this column. Tarot cards are real, tangible evidence of beautiful artwork, and a mystical journey through the cards.

I do not have such concrete evidence in other work that I do.

To be a psychic involves a lot of hard, soulsearching work. You put yourself out there, as a help for your fellow man and woman. Many of the people that come and see you are very comfortable with this type of conversation, and healing. They have usually been guided to see you by friends or family members. Psychics become known by their work. The best means of reference is by someone else who has seen you, telling another person about you.

As a psychic myself, I do not like the many charlatans that are attracted to this field. It makes it even more difficult for the authentic healers and psychics that do exist out there.
Often our work is done without any fanfare, and sometimes for free, or for a barter of services. I do not have a problem with charging a fee, as I do feel that all work should be compensated. I am, aware however, that some cannot afford the out of pocket expense of a reading, or Reiki, so, I have a sliding scale and also barter.

When all psychics are attacked as fraudulent, it is very hurtful, as many of us stand by our work and know we are helping, by the response of the people we see. There is a lot of gratitude and thankfulness from a reading or session well received.

As a psychic, you must be holistically prepared to connect to your Source, and psychics use different methods to connect to their Spirit helpers. Some fast, some use the flame of a candle, some burn a smudge of herbs, some use incense, and some use a quiet meditative CD or drum.

To journey for someones healing and questions is a big responsibility, and not to be taken lightly. The psychic must be prepared, meaning he or she must have done a lot of work on their own journey.

I have some ideas to help spot a fraud. If the psychic seems to be using the "I" word a lot, and taking credit for all kinds of things, that is a clue, as most psychic healers give the glory to the Spirit Who Lives In All Things. Know that" I" equals ego.

If the psychic is asking for money in advance that is a clue, as most authentic psychics do not ask for anything "up front". If the psychic is giving you a whole bunch of rules and orders to follow, go quickly in the opposite direction. If the psychic keeps at you to call them, go quickly in the opposite direction. I know there is probably more, but these are the most glaring. Never give out your personal information to anyone you do not know over the phone, email, etc. as these are all red flags.

An authentic psychic healer wants only to help, and to move the person from their stuck place, forward on their healing journey. They love their work, and feel privileged to be able to do it. It is called a gift sometimes, but this language can be manipulated. I prefer to think of it as just another way of looking at information received.

Tarot: Queen of CupsI feel saddened by the fraudulent practices of some, just as I am sure there are frauds in other fields. You cannot judge all psychics by the actions of a few, just as you cannot judge all doctors, or lawyers, or councilors by the actions of a few.

This is flawed thinking.


The card for this week is from the Ryder-Waite deck,
It is a court card
The Queen of Cups

A kind woman with a love of water. Her feet and gown are in the water, as she sits close to it.

She is comfortable with emotions, as water signifies the emotions. She is mature as she is a queen, she will be creative and intuitive as she gazes at the cup or chalice.

This means that the situation is one of a creative, or emotional endeavor. It could be already occurring, or could be on the rise.

This can be a woman the querant knows and who is crossing the querants path, or this can be the querant themselves.

We all have the masculine and feminine within us. This could be a call to heal the feminine through creativity and emotions expressed.

Ms. Bonnie Jewell-Baranski
MYSTIC MESSAGES
705-949-9669
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