Thinking of Silvia Browne 

My value system is such that readings are private experiences, best done in a calm and sacred space. Many clients have powerful reactions to a session, whether joyful or tearful, so I do keep tissue on hand. I am very comfortable allowing people to process joy, grief, sorrow, regret and that painful validation when we all realize we were “right” all along.

I was thinking of a television program, now off the air. The host was one of the first to have a professional psychic as his guest. I thought this was a brave move on his part, I was interested and watched the program from time to time when she was a guest.

Regardless of our differences in style, she & I both face (now faced as she has died) the same kind of rigorous scrutiny and sometimes unreasonable expectation when it comes to our answers to questions.

I remember one show in particular where the medium was asked one of those “trick” quesitons people ask from time to time. (I find the “trick question” hurtful and unnecessary.)

A woman from the television audience stood up and asked the medium a question about the death of her husband. She asked “How did my husband die?”.

The answer was “He drowned.” From watching, the psychic seemed to look/listen for a moment, and without hesitation gave her answer.

Next – the argument/trickster portion began. The woman from the audience told the psychic that her husband was killed in a national disaster that took the lives of thousands. She knew when and where her husband died. She also insisted the he could not have drowned.

As the woman knew when and where her husband died, I am really not sure why she asked the question. Perhaps she wanted the medium to tell her what she (the seeker) already knew and thus prove herself a legitimate medium.

Perhaps the widow wanted to know if her husband was thinking of his wife when he died, perhaps the window wanted to know his last thoughts? Perhaps she was worried that he was killed when a beam fell on him, if he burned to death, if he were crushed, if he were trapped for hours in rubble, if he fell, if he died during an act of heroism ……..  I really don’t why she wanted that answer, but I am very sorry for her loss.

What was remarkable was that the widow insisted that it was impossible for her husband to have drowned. The medium did not waiver, she did not retract her statement nor did she amend it in any way.  She “saw” the death occurred by drowning.

The host did his best to try to calm the situation as the widow became increasing agitated and confrontational.  I feel sure they went to commercial.

If you don’t believe people can see the future or connect with spirits of the dead, then please don’t go for reading. There are others in line who have used the services of mediums, psychic, seers and mystics for decades with good result.

All those who consult responsibly know that it is not possible for any one psychic to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. The disbelieving, the jealous, and the “trickster” seekers seem all to happy to pounce and cry “fraud” when a reader in the public eye falls short… or seems to do so.

I do not second guess the reading of another professional consultant. It did not take a medium to see that it was absolutely reasonable that any number of people died by drowning during that incident. It was a terrible time.*

As well, the “how” of it  was most likely not what the widow really needed to know to find peace. That question may have been the first question to come to her there, under the studio lights, surrounded by strangers, on national television…. and once asked, her grief most likely made any answer other than the one she hoped for unacceptable.

Yet the public jumped on that moment to name the psychic a fraud. They jumped to agree that drowning was the wrong answer. Shaming occurred. The reader did not waver, nor apologize. She was asked a question, answered and was ready to take the next question.

This kind of detachment is critical. A professional seer in this new world of social media, tweets and public rating systems, must be ready to be judged, ridiculed, vilified, and slandered by people he or she may never have even consulted.

A really good reader in my opinion, is going to tell you the truthful answer to your question as best he or she can. If you want to make the most out of your session, then please come and put all your cards on the table.
As well, remember that the best readings are the ones where you are asking to see your future, to receive guidance about what you can do to make your life, your world, or your family happier and healthier if possible.

Hopefully, this article will help some people have a bit more kindness and understanding for those who choose to work as what they are….. mediums, psychics, and seers. Those people who have given their lives to this calling (or curse) have no reason to seek to do harm, make mistakes, or in any way give less than honest answers.

Those who are in private practice, some for decades, often have sacrified a good deal to do this work. Many charge affordable fees, work six or seven days a week, and do their best to be of service. If an ethical reader really cannot “see” for you, most all will know that within minutes of your conversation and be glad to refund your payment.

Ever client and every reader are not a match. I have written many articles over the years to help you have a good reading. As this post my illustrate, the question you ask is very important. Tips to ask useful questions are here.

I hope this post is helpful,

Ann George

© Ann George Studios, Inc. 2017
* Large scale disasters such as earthquakes and & tornadoes cause chaos and in that chaos drowning becomes possible. I feel rather horrible and morbid as investigating the validity of the mediums answer leads only to a growing list of the many ways drowning can occur.  I won’t go on about that.

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How do I get the most accurate psychic reading possible?

I sometimes get letters from clients who are wondering where they are in the process of their future as it was revealed in a reading. I also get the occasional letter from a client who wants to know why the future that was revealed in their session has not yet occurred.

I think these are very valid questions, particularly for those who are new to the psychic reading process. This post will be an attempt to begin to answer what seems to be a fairly simple question, but instead is one which requires time and attention to give a thorough answer.

I begin by referring to a previous article that addresses the best way to ask your psychic, clairvoyant or mystic seer clear and direct questions. As the future is in a state of flux, and as most of us have some control over our thoughts, which affect our words and deeds, we are co-creators of the world that is constantly coming.

What we cannot control are the thoughts, words & deeds of others. Given that assumption, the best way to have an accurate reading is to ask questions about your life, career, health, love life and other matters you can directly influence by your action.

When questions are present in this way, a gifted reader can see the outcome of your choices, the best way for you to resolve problems and to improve your quality of life in general. Also, direct questions about spiritual and paranormal concerns will facilitate accurate insights.

I do not recommend that you ask to see how someone else feels about you, what someone else is thinking about you or what someone else will do in the future. These kinds of questions clearly indicate that the relationship you have with the other person is temporarily impaired by lack of direct communication. As well, all thoughts change throughout the day, and the person who is very angry with you in the morning, may have completely forgiven you by mid-afternoon.

If you are genuinely concerned about your relationship with another person, asking the best way for you to heal that relationship if possible will give the greatest insight into the mind and mood of the other while empowering you to do what you can to create healing.

There are some situations that are impossible for me to predict, read, or “see” the future outcomes of with much accuracy. These are events which involve the interactions of many people, or situations with many variables. Some of these are contests, pageants, wars, global disasters, political uprisings and the like. While I may be able to suggest the best way for you to move forward through these kinds of circumstances, I cannot tell you who will win, who will survive, or what the outcomes will be.

In general, the most accurate answers come when the question is time specific. I see most clearly 90 days to six months ahead. For some questions and some seekers, it is not only possible, but easy for me to see far ahead. This brings me to another critical point in co-creating a successful psychic reading… your openness to the process.

When a client comes to the session in a relaxed and open frame of mind and the willingness to concentrate on the details of a situation when asked, it is much easier to see their future, and therefore much easier to be accurate. I remember one incident when I kept a Studio in town where a client had hidden her wedding ring in her pocket before the session. She was skeptical, and need to be sure that I was the “real thing”, so she did what she needed to do to dispel her doubts. We were able to have a very successful reading in spite of her concerns because she was open to the reading process.

It is also important to address the obvious. Your psychic reader can not always be right. The world is a mysterious, multi-dimensional experience. There are variables, upheavals, surprises… all sorts of unexpected things occur that can alter the outcome of a predicted future.

I will continue to address this issue over time, however in closing, I would like to share what I share with all my clients. Your reading is a mirror, it is a tool, it is in my opinion a deeply spiritual thing. Do with it as you will, use it to your advantage, be guided if the insights resonate with your spirit. Disregard if you feel as if your heart compels you to another course of action.

Thank you for your kind attention to this post.

Wishing you every happiness,

Ann George

General Readings? My response.

I recently received an excellent letter from someone interested in ordering a psychic reading. As I think the questions raised are good ones, and the answers of benefit to others, I will publish parts of the letter along with my replies.

Question: “Do you give just a general reading? I have talked to other psychic’s and they did not give a very good reading. It was a lot of could be and possibly, nothing was accurate. ”

My reply: I don’t give general readings as a rule. I am a question specific reader. The rationale for this reading preference is published in another article.

It is my experience that the question you ask influences the answer you receive. The more specific the question, the more likely it is that you will receive an accurate answer. Now, I must qualify this by noting that the most useful questions, those most accurately answered questions, are those about areas of life over which you have some control.

If you are asking for predictions about the behaviors, choices, feelings or future actions of others, these kinds of questions can be accurately answered, but often not as accurately as those questions you might ask about yourself, your choices, your decision and the outcome of your actions.

It is possible for my readers to accurately predict the effect of your actions on others.

As we look to predicting, or “seeing” the outcome of world events, stock markets, wars, famines, and natural disasters, all of these can be forseen, sometimes with what seems to be amazing detail. However, the bigger the picture and the greater number of moving parts, the more difficult it is even for highly experienced professionals to be exceptionally accurate.

I am able to provide accurate answers to questions about matters over which you have some control. For example, the outcome of your decisions, actions, choices, and movements. So, I do give answers to specific questions.

Question: ” How does your service work? What if I make an appointment and something comes up and I cannot contact you at that time, do I lose everything?”

My Reply: I work by appointment. First we schedule your session by phone or email. Once your appointment time is set, you pre-pay for your session using PayPal. If you are unable to keep your appointment, I am happy to reschedule. I strongly prefer that you call to reschedule as soon as you know you can’t keep your appointment.

There is no loss of payment if you need to reschedule. However, I do limit the number of reschedules to two. All sales are final, so I do not give refunds regardless of the outcome of the reading.

Most professional readers will provide an ethics page or a value statement for your review. An article about my values as a professional consultant is on line entitled “My Commitement To You”.

I am fortunate that over the years my clients have taken time to share their testimonials about my services. Another article that many clients find useful, and other readers or their website designers have plagerized often, is called “The benefits of psychic reading.