Sunday, August 21, 2011

My chat with a psychic...

So, this is my first compensated post, which is to say that I received a free psychic reading from Hollywood Psychics in return for writing about my experience. Thanks, Cecily for the hook-up for the free reading!

First, let me say that I've never consulted a psychic before. I had a friend read tarot cards for me once, but she was new to the process, and it was very "hit or miss". I'm also a confirmed skeptic, usually trusting my own thoughts and abilities far more so than anyone else's, at least when it comes to predicting my future (and my future behaviors!) but since this was at zero risk to my pocketbook, I figured why not try it.

I called the toll-free number for Hollywood Psychics, and was directed to a series of greetings recorded by each psychic/medium/reader. I listened for a few minutes, then chose to speak with Maya, who described herself as clairvoyant. Within moments, she was on the line at a rate of $2.29 per minute. We spoke for about 20-25 minutes.

My first question was about my love life, of course. I'm almost divorced, and I have someone in my life that I refer to as my "not-boyfriend". lol He's an old flame that rekindled last fall after my husband and I separated. Without any information other than his name, she told me that his work keeps him away from me far more than either of us likes (which is actually why he's my "not-boyfriend"!) and that we have a shot at a life together, which made me feel good. She was pretty vague, of course...which is what I expected. Still, I give her points for getting the reason why we're not actual boyfriend/girlfriend right on the first try. There were other things said, of course...she said he's an "excellent match" for me, but that "he's afraid" of how quickly things have been moving (me, too!), yet he's "very passionate" about me. Again, generalities that anyone could say at the beginning stages of almost any love relationship.

My next question was about Miss M. She asked her age & name, and then started talking about some boy that M's supposedly interested in, and what a bad influence this boy could be. I stopped her there, explainling that M is IDD, and that while she's interested in boys, she isn't in a position to be influenced one way or another. I consider that portion of the reading to be a total FAIL. If she were truly a psychic/clairvoyant, wouldn't she be able to tell that M is a special-needs kid? I did explain that she had totally missed that one, and she was apologetic.

Still, I continued with the reading.

Next, I asked for a spirit contact with my deceased father. She said, "He's sitting back, approving of your choices but always expecting more from you." That's dead-on (no pun intended!) and is exactly how my dad acted when he was alive. Of course, once again ~ extremely general. She did spend about 5 minutes telling me that if I want him to stay a part of my life (through dreams) I need to plant a tree in his honor, talk to him, etc. if I want him to remain available to me. I talk to my dad daily. Sometimes multiple times per day.

Lastly, I asked if I should stick with my career or go back to school. She told me to go back to school, since my career will be affected by the financial issues the nation is facing. (Again, an easy generality.)

When I tried to get off the phone with her, she offered a couple of additional pieces of info, which I'm including here so we can see what said that Texas will suffer a massive natural disaster in February, and recommended stockpiling food, since it will be difficult to obtain then. She also said that she and "2 or 3" others have been talking about a "political calamity", also forecasted for February 2012, but she couldn't get more specific.

Like I indicated above, I am a skeptic. Most of what she said was general enough that it could be true of almost anyone, and she completely bombed on the question about my daughter. She was very personable and nice, but I also felt like she was trying to extend the conversation (talking about her research, etc. into various things, including past-lives, which I never asked about, and how to keep your deceased loved ones in contact with you, and clairvoyance) and offering the predictions about next February after I told her I was finished with my reading and ready to get off the phone. If I'd been paying for the reading out of pocket, she'd have earned about an additional $20, just from drawing the conversation out.

Would I call again? Not on my dime.

But if there's a massive natural disaster here in February? I might have to think about that....

1 comment:

Trisha Smith said...

Hi Kimmie! I had the same experience before. I consulted a psychic to asked about what is happening on my love life. It was through phone psychic reading as well. Even though it was a little bit pricey, it was however WORTH IT.