How Psychics Work and Why We Sometimes Get it Wrong

For the purposes of this discussion a “reader” is a psychic who delivers a message to a client and a “sitter” is the client.

So often, mouth agape, a sitter  will ask me “How did you know THAT?!” The easy answer is “I don’t know”, however, I do have a meager explanation for psychic phenomenon.

Neurons and dendrites are electrical messengers. A neuron is a nerve cell and a dendrite is a branch of the nerve cell. Electrical and chemical impulses jump from neuron to neuron (along the dendrites) to send messages all the way to the brain.

When readers receive a psychic message, something (likely a spiritual entity  or energetic body that can manipulate energy) has triggered a set of neurons; vibrations are then transferred to the brain. The vibration triggers  a specific area  of the brain and the psychic interprets the message based on his or her life experiences. If a reader clairaudiently “hears” a word the auditory receptors in the brain are working. It is also likely that the verbal center is being activated. 

So, why do psychics sometimes get it wrong? Well, for one, we interpret what we receive based on our life experiences. When a reader clairaudiently hears the word “horse” she automatically assumes it to be the  mammal with four legs, a beautiful tail and mane, and hooves. The reader  may ask the sitter do you horseback ride? She responds: ” I never have, I am afraid of horses”. The reader is quizzical. The reader asks “What does horse mean to you?”. The sitter responds ” I am a gymnast and a horse is the  pommel horse – the apparatus used to vault”. A carpenter may understand this word to be a sawhorse. The sitter’s voice may be hoarse. Can you see how this can get confusing?

So, it is important that the reader check in with the client to find out what the word means in the client’s daily life. Some clients are very quiet during a reading and do not recognize or acknowledge the information they are receiving. This makes it difficult, thought not impossible, for a psychic to know that they are on the right path. An engaged client helps to affirm the direction of a reading. Likewise, a run-on reader may be taking the sitter in the wrong direction if the reader doesn’t check in often.

Sometimes, sitters like to test an intuitive reader as well. For instance, recently, a sitter asked me to tell her about her son’s favorite hobby. I began to tell her that he not only loves what he does, but he spends an inordinate amount of time doing it (it happened to be music, though I never gave her that answer). I also told her that he is foregoing other things in life (the sitter asked about his potential for marriage) in favor of this hobby so he has no room for a partner.  She was perturbed that I missed the answer and I was wondering why she was asking for information she already had. To me, it would make sense to ask about how his passion for music was influencing his life – good or bad. 

Readers want to help their clients. A reader feels defeated by a consistent “no”, “not for me” and sitters feel defeated by misinformation. So, if you plan to visit a psychic reader, formulate your questions for success. Don’t try to test the psychic by asking for information you already have. Leave things a bit open-ended so that you and the reader can tunnel in the direction you desire. 

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