As a teenager I was convinced by a co-worker to see a psychic and have a reading. To this day I don’t remember a thing about it except for a single fact that made absolutely no sense at the time.
Over the years I had many other readings. Like everyone else, I was searching for something. The readings I had were amazing. Sitting after sitting, psychic after psychic would spend their time telling me things that they couldn’t possibly know about me. I was shocked, entertained and sometimes outright floored at their ability to see beyond the normal senses. However, it didn’t take me long to realize that I was focusing on the wrong parts of the reading. I was strictly looking at the things the psychics were telling me that I already knew (validators, we call them) and completely ignoring the higher guidance statements. I was so enthralled with their psychic-ness that I probably missed some fantastic guidance back in those early years.
I like proof as much as my clients do when I seek guidance. But I have learned to trust and listen to the theme of the reading, because the proof of spiritual guidance comes less from validators and more from what you accomplish with the information the mentor is giving you. After all, Master Yoda didn’t tell Luke…”On June 16th at 2:32 pm you’ll finally understand The Force.” No, he said, “Do or do not, there is no try.” THAT’S the true guidance.
As entertaining as validators were, I learned to listen to the psychic guidance over and above those validating statements. Those guiding statements were the things I needed to carry with me to navigate my life. The fact that the psychic knew the particular way I organized my closet would have little bearing on me other than to boost trust that their more esoteric guidance was just as correct.
There is a time and a place for a reading chock full of validators and there’s a time and place for a reading full of higher guidance. As professional psychics we know the value of BOTH and we meet each client at their current level of spiritual need. When I was young, I needed all validators to spur curiosity and trust. As I got older and had more experience, I needed less wow and more substance, information I could use to guide myself.
A good psychic will know just how much of each to give you.
Oh, and remember that very first reading I had that didn’t do much for me? Well, it actually did a lot. The woman told me I’d date a man who had a strong connection to using his three initials. It wasn’t until after I had broken up with the young man I was dating that I found out that most people referred to him by his initials EJJ. And it wasn’t until years later that I realized I must have missed the value in whatever else she had said. Lesson learned!
Samantha Hall is a full time psychic, medium and spiritual mentor. Transplanted from her roots in Arizona, Samantha now makes her home in Northwest Georgia. Part philosopher, part psychic, student of quantum sciences and consciousness, Samantha is always searching for answers to what make humans so uniquely human. Learn more here: Samantha Hall