(Be Your Own Authority, baby!)
I know it’s bad grammar with my title here, but I’m an informal, down-to-earth kind of gal. I’m sure you knew that.
It’s true though…you don’t really need many psychic readings.
You already know your inner truth.
You are smart. You are wise. You are intuitive and yes, even psychic (It just takes practice and you got this, as they say.)
You know what is best and for your highest good. You really do.
You might get a reading now and then. Maybe it’s once a quarter? Maybe every six months? Maybe once per year? Maybe every 2 years?
You know what is best.
The thing is, I’m not gonna pressure you to get readings. No, I don’t work like that.
I’m in the business of putting myself out of business. I hope that one day, no one needs a psychic reading ‘cause everyone has embraced their inner wisdom and intuitive gifts.
I just invite you to get a reading when it feels right for you. Then, you just email me and ask for a reading. I’ll send you a PayPal link and we’ll work out the day and time…but, it’s not about the money for me. I love giving readings and it’s one of my passions. I’d do it for free and I have, but I burned out. Money just happens to be our modern culture’s exchange. (Sorry, I can’t take chickens as payment, ha ha!).
It’s all really easy.
It really is.
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
Some kind souls recently have wrote me publicly and privately asking for guidance about their intuition. I love answering questions on this topic, not that I come close to having all the answers.
These lovely people wrote things in their emails or messages that made me wanna give them a hug. (I’m a hugger.)
Some said, “I’m too old to start developing my psychic abilities.”
Hey, age is just a number. I’ll bet you were psychic as a kid. You still can do this. You got this.
Others mentioned not being able to sit and meditate.
Being able to meditate isn’t required to be more intuitive. Yes, it helps, but it’s not the only way to access spirit and quiet your mind.
A few sweethearts argued that they don’t have time to develop intuition.
There’s always small increments of time at traffic lights or in line to steal. Maybe you can start to play intuition games and try to guess where you’ll find a parking spot? Maybe you will feel a strong knowing about which pair of jeans to buy? These count! Intuition is actually a very practical thing that we can use in our every day lives.
One or two folks mentioned that they have tried for years to be more psychic and have failed.
Oh, honeys, I relate! I’m working my tail off on guitar right now. Anything worthwhile will require practice. You’re not a failure. Don’t give up.
I’m not trying to single out anyone in this post. Rather, I’m trying to help you stop arguing for your limitations. You can do this!
I’m cheering you on and sending you lots and lots of love and good vibes.
Rock your intuition,
Punk Rock Psychic
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“I’m an advanced practitioner of healing.”
“I’m taking an advanced psychic development class.”
“I’m in advanced Reiki.”
“I’m advanced as a spiritual practitioner.”
So, you really think you’re “advanced”?
I myself don’t think there is such a thing as advanced when it comes to things in the spiritual or healing realms. To me, it’s a construct of the human mind to say one is advanced. It goes against my own spiritual mindset to use that term, when it comes to describing studies or levels of being.
I thought that in spiritual terms, everyone is equal. There aren’t levels. Not real ones. Chances are, we’re all advanced ’cause we’ve been through various life lessons and if your belief system allows, some of these lessons have been in many lifetimes. By saying you’re advanced, you also in a way are saying that you are special. No one is more special than anyone else. Everyone is special.
It makes your ego feel really good to use the term advanced, I’m sure. Yet, the ego is the opposite of your spirit. Your ego believes that you are separate from others. Not so spiritual, is it?
When it comes to approaching spiritual and healing things, why not approach it like you’re a beginner. In Buddhism, the idea of beginners mind really appeals to me. Even my favorite guitar legend, Jeff Beck has talked about how each time he picks up the guitar, he pretends it’s the first time he’s ever played. I like that. It means you’re willing to learn. You’re open-minded.
When you start calling yourself “advanced,” you might miss out on opportunities to learn and grow. You may miss out on having fun, seeing the world in a fresh way. I’d rather approach the world with kid-like curiosity anyway. I adore how children learn things so quickly, including foreign languages and music. Yeah, I’d rather roll that way.
You’re special in your own way, but it doesn’t mean you’re advanced. It just means that you are dedicated. You’ve learned a lot in the process. So, why not teach it to others?
Just some food-for-thought for you today from me on a rainy, Monday afternoon.
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
If you have been following my work, you know that I’m pretty honest. You also might know that I’m really into empowerment. I strive to give you psychic readings that help you to create your own, best possible future. I always intend when working with spirit that you receive useful, practical, easy-to-understand, loving, and positive information. Most important, I encourage you to honor and trust your own inner authority and only take what information resonates with your heart and spirit.
So, I have to stop you when you say things like the following. (Warning: Some slightly snarky comments of my own appear after each of the comments. Please know that I mean these in the most loving way!)
“Oh, wow, how did you know that? Wow, you really are psychic!” (My response: “Well, I am psychic, but so are you. I simply have chosen to use my skills. You can too. Everyone is psychic. I’m not special.”)
“It must be nice to be psychic!” (My response: “At times, yes. But, it’s really no different than choosing to use any other skill set in life. You are intuitive or psychic too.”)
“What will happen with x, y, or z situation in my life?” (My response: “What do you want to happen? I only can tell you a few likely outcomes, based on whether you stay with your current mindset and action plan. Once we get off the phone, things may change. Whether you change your mind, game plan, or energy, something will be affected. Chances are, your destiny will already shift. That is why ‘psychic predictions’ are not 100% accurate.”)
“You are so awesome.” (My response: “Well, thank you. So are you! I’m just mirroring your awesome-ness. Please don’t put me on a pedestal. You’re just admiring the way I’m brave in claiming and using the psychic skills. You can do this stuff too, you know?”)
“You are my new best friend!” (My response: “Oh, no, I’m not. Besides, I don’t tend to make ‘friends’ with clients. You wouldn’t say that best friend bit to your doctor, lawyer, or mechanic would you? I’m a professional too, you know. I strive to keep my business and personal life separate. Once you become a friend, I tend to not allow you to get readings from me. It’s far too difficult to be objective when you give a friend a reading. So, please, keep this in mind.”)
“What you told me came true!” (My response: “Oh, wow, isn’t that interesting? Please know that you can’t really give me the credit though for your reality coming into form. You create your own destiny via your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions. Chances are, something in the reading you had with me resonated with you and you claimed it as your own truth. Most likely, I was just confirming what you already know in your heart. Hey, confirmation is a large part of psychic readings. We’re human and we need this at times. It’s all good. Just don’t ascribe any magical powers to me or the psychic world. You’re the magical one, baby!”)
“You added life coaching into my psychic reading, why?” (My response: “Yes, it’s how I roll professionally. I don’t believe in just giving you your answers. I like to relay messages and guidance from spirit. However, unless you take action, nothing will happen or change for the positive in your life. So, I can’t help wanting to nudge you. I care about you as a client, after all.”)
I’m psychic. So what.
There, I said it.
It’s really not a magical, esoteric thing. The psychic is very practical and useful. What are you thoughts about the psychic world? Have you ever found yourself giving your power away to a psychic? What did you learn, if so? In what ways have psychics empowered you? Feel free to share.
Thanks and in service,
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
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There are many stereotypes about psychics and psychic readings. I decided to use the common ones in my blog post title here.
I know that everyone does readings differently, so I only can speak about how I give readings. Here’s what I don’t do:
–I don’t give you the lottery numbers. Come on, don’t you think if I could do this, I’d have won! Ha ha ha! Just because I’m psychic doesn’t mean I know everything. How about we discuss things like how you can attract more abundance? Or, let’s talk about career, life purpose, and your passions?
–Yeah, I see and talk to dead people, but in a reading situation, it’s for healing. It’s not a parlor game or trick. If you have a sincere desire to connect with a deceased loved one, I’m happy to connect you. Mediumship is a form of healing to help you with grieving, to get closure, or to tie up loose ends with a relative. I don’t talk to the dead folks to give you advice on your life. They used to be human, so deceased loved ones have an ego. You get much clearer and elevated information from angels, spirit guides, and ascended masters, not dead relatives.
–Do you want to attract your soulmate? Well, how about I give you some information about how to attract him or her? I can’t tell you your next romantic partner’s name, what they look like, or where they live. Darn, right? I can tell you how to work on yourself to attract your ideal partner. Actions steps about how to meet him or her will come through in readings.
Psychic readings are so much more than the stereotypes. I’m a modern psychic. I give you practical information on how to live more authentically, happily, and with more freedom. I’m here to empower you, not scare you or dazzle you with my skills. I’m simply here to help you to move forward.
What questions do you have about the psychic world? What do you want to know the most? How can I help you to understand it better? Feel free to share!
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
(This is my post #17 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.)
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I’ve always avoided being normal. (Well, duh, right? I’m the Punk Rock Psychic™) However, I’ve found that at times, I’ve had to *gulp* do the normal thing in some life areas. In these times, I’ve done it for self-preservation or for other very personal reasons. I’ll give you some examples:
Raw No More! After being raw vegan from 2005-2007, I became sick from my intestines being ripped up from seeds and nuts. So, I had to switch back to how I was eating before (pesco vegetarian is the term, I suppose). I felt better, had more energy, and my tummy was much happier! So much for achieving enlightenment through my diet.
Psychic Closet at Times. Sometimes, people ask me what I do for a living. In certain circles, I don’t want people to know that I’m a professional psychic. My own intuition will tell me whether to tell someone. It’s usually people I casually meet at dinner parties or other functions. I will say that I’m a writer. I’m not lying, I’m just thinking of self-preservation. I don’t always want to defend what I do or be subject to interrogation. I’m not ashamed that I’m a psychic. I just don’t always want to be on duty. Sometimes, people want me to give them a reading on the spot. I like to keep my business and personal life separate.
Bite the Bullet! After years of meditation, affirmations, crystals, and sending Reiki to myself, I felt stuck with a health challenge. I decided it was time to go for some medical testing. I get the results next week. Sometimes, natural or spiritual healing works and it has its place. But, I like to use discernment. It’s good to get peace of mind with physical health challenges. It doesn’t mean I’m a failure as a person or healer if I go to a traditional physician.
Speaking of physical health stuff…I take pain relievers sometimes. I used to get headaches and try to tough out the pain. Life is too short to suffer, in my book. I get headaches maybe 1-2x per month, so I don’t see a problem with taking pain relievers. (I take the legal, over-the-counter type, so don’t get any ideas!)
Motorhead and my MIL. As much as I like to wear my concert t-shirts, I don’t really feel like being questioned by my mother-in-law in her 80’s about my music. So, I dress more “normal” when I see her. I can’t imagine explaining Motorhead to her. Ha ha ha! But, hmm, maybe she might like them? What do I know?
Keeping My Trap Shut. Yeah, sometimes, it’s better to be quiet. I try to let others have their reality versus arguing with them about why it’s wrong. This is especially difficult when people spew hate or are staunch in their religious or political beliefs. I haven’t really found that it helps to argue. So, I just listen. I take a lot of deep breaths. I just let the other person talk. This applies mostly to situations with family, by the way.
Get a Job! Once I had to work part-time at a job to supplement my income in my business. I still am open at times to a day job. Nothing wrong with having food on the table, bills paid, and a roof over your head!
What about you? Have you ever had to do the “normal” thing before? In which life area? How do you handle this sort of thing? Feel free to share! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
(This is my post #16 for The Ultimate Blog Challenge.)
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The right hemisphere of your brain is often associated with creativity, intuition, artistic ability, feelings and emotions, and the big picture. The left brain is associated with logic, details, reasoning, analytical ability, decision-making, and problem-solving. I’ve read that people tend to favor one way of being over the other. Hence, the terms “right-brained” and “left-brained.” However, most people use both sides of their brains to function in the world.
Some people assume since I’m a psychic and musician that I’m pretty right-brained. This is true for the most part. But, I am pretty highly left-brained too. My engineer husband says it’s ’cause he has rubbed off on me in a positive way. Yet, I see that I’ve rubbed off on him in good ways too (encouraging him with his guitar-playing and embracing his inner child).
I’ll explain how my mildly left-brain side of my being works in readings. For starters, I prefer to give you useful information. I wouldn’t just tell you that your aura is purple and not tell you what that means. (By the way, aura is a term for the human energy biofield. Purple is a high vibration color that corresponds to the crown chakra often, possibly inferring a big spiritual connection with the divine.)
I also like to use logical observations with the psychic insights I receive to help you to interpret possible meanings of messages. These are just a starting point, however. Actually, I prefer to just tell you what I get and leave the interpretation up to you since you most likely have your own meanings of symbols, etc.
I enjoy sharing knowledge from my spiritual studies with you too. I don’t just leave you hanging, trying to figure out the terminology of the psychic world. I also am a big believer in common sense. If you are getting some guidance to quit your day job, I might ask you simply, “What is your Plan B?” What are you going to do to earn an income? Some spiritual folks might say to throw caution to the wind and just trust in the Universe. That can work, in some cases. But, it’s always nice to honor your human side that needs the feeling of security, you know?
My mildly left-brained side comes out in daily life too. I’m a big believer in locating information to help with decisions or to solve problems. Things such as store hours, names of people/places/things, and other factual information are easy to find on-line. I dislike having conversations where people are wondering about the facts. I want to say, “Just look it up and save the time!” I refuse to be lost when driving, even when a passenger. I surprised myself on a cruise ship recently with my ability to navigate the big boat. I was constantly stopped for directions, even on the big boat! I’m usually the one in my friends who figures out the gratuity at the meal. I find that I’m a great detective combined with my psychic skills) when looking for lost objects. Friends often come to me for common sense type of advice, and I don’t mind helping.
At times, I have a hard time being around ungrounded people. I have my space cadet tendencies at times, mostly when I’m physically tired. The ungrounded and spacey New Agers or spiritual types are a challenge for me. Once I was at a yoga ashram to see a lecture by the guru. We had a break, so naturally, some of us went to use the restroom. I politely asked the woman ahead of me if she was in line to use the restroom. Part of the bathroom was sinks and part was stalls for the toilets, which made it easier to determine who was in line, but I still asked since she was stopped in front of me and didn’t go to the next available stall. She looked at me blankly, saying, “I’m not sure.” I was shocked by this and it sort of annoyed me. I just said matter-of-factly, “Hey, you’re either in line or you’re not.” I wasn’t mean or impolite, but she reacted negatively. I suppose my bladder was speaking for me, but I was so put off by this ungrounded, spacey way of living. I realized that the ashram was definitely not going to be my spiritual home. Of course, there is a time and a place for being in the ethereal. I mean, if you’re meditating, you might not be fully present in your physical body. But, if you are not meditating, it’s not good to be spacey–since we grounded folks want to talk to you or not be hit by you in a car!
When I relayed the ashram story to my hubby, he was rolling on the floor laughing. I didn’t really get what was so funny about it. I suppose hubby saw that I had evolved into a left-brained being. Of course, when hubby walked in with my pal’s hubby to pick us up after the lecture at the ashram, the receptionist asked if they were the drivers, there to deliver some packages. It must have been hubby’s Social Distortion work jacket that caused the receptionist to think that. Hubby found it hilarious. Later on, the guru walked by when hubby was in the library waiting and browsing, giving hubby a nod. You see, gurus and teachers usually make many less assumptions. Making assumptions is not left or right-brained really. They are just ridiculous at times.
My female friend laughed at me recently too. She wanted to pay for a concert ticket using her charge card. The machine wasn’t working. I suggested that the guy either 1) write down her information and run it later 2) use the manual charge machine to make a carbon copy, etc. 3) use the bar’s charge machine, instead of the box office’s and just have the bar refund it to the box office. Both the attendant and friend thought I was brilliant, but really, I was just using my problem-solving skills, mixed with a little creativity.
So, I prefer to live in a both left and right-brained way. It’s more fun that way. You’ll make more friends and enjoy life more…ha ha ha!
What do you think? Do you prefer a certain side of the brain? Does any of living challenge you? Feel free to share!
Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™
(This is my post #6 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.)
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So many times, in both my personal and professional lives, I will hear some people talk about their limitations. Often, I feel as though they are arguing for their limitations. They are convinced that their current reality is well, their ultimate reality. I know that it can be sometimes challenging to imagine life changing for the better when it really sucks. I’m human too and have been through my share of hardships.
The thing is that life can change in a heartbeat. Things can improve, you know?
It’s time to rethink your reality. It doesn’t matter where you are right now, you can change things. You can improve your life, even if it’s in small ways at first. Those small things add up to big things. It just takes time and patience.
I almost can hear you protesting as I write this. I hear your objections already. It doesn’t take a psychic to know them. Here are some of them:
-I can’t afford it.
-I’m in foreclosure.
-I’m too old.
-I don’t know how.
-I am sick.
-It runs in the family.
-It will always be this way.
Do you relate to any of those realities? It’s okay if you do, by the way. It just means that you’re a human being trying to find your way. It’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up. It’s okay to be a work in progress. Just work on retooling your thoughts about what is real for you.
I only am an expert on my own life. So, I’ll tell you about some of my learning with these lessons. Part of why I am so punk rock is because I wanted to rebel in a positive way against other people trying to impose their reality on me. Here are some things that people have told me about myself that never have come true so far to date:
-“You have Attention Deficit Disorder.” (I discovered that I was just dialed into a different dimension, the psychic one! I learned how to be more grounded and focused later in life.)
-“You will be fat one day.” (Nope, I have been an athlete my entire life. I am slender to this day.)
-“You will never be able to ride your bike again with that wrist injury.” (Well, I still do ride both my mountain bike and road bike. I also play guitar.)
-“You will always have chronic fatigue syndrome.” (I get tired from time to time, but I’ve healed most physical aspects of this illness. I am healthier than most people actually.)
-“You will regret not having children.” (So far, I feel okay with not having children of my own. Plus, I have 2 nephews and many, many honorary nieces and nephews in my life, along with many animals in my backyard who are like my children. It’s still using the mothering energy.)
You get the idea. I’m sure you’ve been told similarly limiting things.
Don’t allow others’ limitations to become your reality. Rebel!
Have you related to any of this? If so, feel free to share here. I’d love to hear about your own lessons. It’s a great way to help inspire others!
Thanks and blessings,
©2011, Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™, http://punkrockpsychic.com
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As a psychic, I sometimes get asked to do things that I refuse to do. One person asked me to tell her what she ate for breakfast. Another woman asked me to give me the name of the person who was having an affair with her husband. I’ve had people ask me for the lottery numbers. I’ve had some people ask me to guess the color of their undergarments–seriously. This is called Test the Psychic.
This stuff is just parlor tricks. I prefer to use my psychic gifts for good. I prefer to tell you helpful messages that your divine team of guides and angels have been trying to deliver to you. I like to give you details about how to live more of your life purpose. Stuff like that.
The title of this post says it all. Use your powers for good. I’m not just talking about psychic ability here. Everyone has talents, gifts, and skills. You can choose to use these for making the world a better place or to make it less beautiful.
Also, the way you do things matters. I myself appreciate it, but also find it annoying when people correct my spelling in informal settings such as on Facebook. To me, that says a ton about someone. That person would rather focus on my flaws. That person is choosing to be right versus being loving. (I didn’t hire them to be my editor, so I didn’t ask to be corrected.) This is just one example out of many ways to use your powers for good.
I have met people with brilliant minds that are using their skills to do things like work in the defense industry. I try my best not to judge, but it’s hard for me since I tend towards being a pacifist. I will never understand why some people use their computer skills to wreak havoc on others. I don’t get stuff like that at all.
But, it boils down to this–it’s all about choice. You can choose to be loving or not. It’s really up to you.
This post is intended as food for thought. What do you think about these ideas? Feel free to comment here.
Thanks and blessings,
©2011, Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™, http://punkrockpsychic.com