I admit to sometimes wondering if there is a niche in my business for what I do – as I would vehemently contest that I am not a psychic. To me this title conveys a few meanings and stereotypes – and I do not fit any of them. I am of no particular culture with a mixed heritage. I do not believe in Crystal work  ( and in fact do not agree with their use as they are an environmental heritage and not an essential tool. One Crystal can take a few million years to grow ).  I do not believe in sorcery or witchcraft. I do not believe in controlling people or being controlled by people and magic.  I do not have to use any tools, except when clients wish for predictions. I do not advertise making predictions as I am not comfortable with taking a person’s power away or giving it to them. I do not wish to ‘mess with karma or decision making’.  Strictly speaking, in theory – as  we are all telepaths – am I as a trained empathy or telepath, any more ‘psychic’ or just  more experienced? I do have dreams that are prophetic – but I study my clients’ dreams and they can be too.

I also find I cannot tell people what I do for a living. For one, they usually assume I want to know everything about them. I experience a lot of condescension.  This is due to people who do peddle this trade as if it were a money making game – and many of us have lost face due to their antics. 

We psychics mostly avoid trying to pry – we simply may not be interested in everyone after a long day of work – and also understand that perhaps not everyone is interesting. We don’t go around and scan people.  And we do not know everything! I do not personally talk about my work, except to promote myself, and to help you understand why I do what I do, but otherwise have been doing it so long, I do not find it interesting.

Yes, I can get outcomes – given some time and with an explanation – as I see how people will FEEL in a few weeks.  I feel that this can be divined in any manner, whether it be rocks, clouds, numbers, the Bible, or the  Tarot – you just have to have an eye for it and this can be gleaned through study. I also found certain experiences in my life cued me into survival mode so much that I do actually have an extremely keen eye – but I would not say it developed for any other reason than survival – certainly not an interest in the subject. This gift tragically fell into my lap, and now I am more than happy to share. On the other hand, you would have to be in an extreme situation to get the type of experience I have and until you have intuited  or dreamed your way out of death’s eye, can you be as attuned. Some of us are – and those are some of the best readers.

The downside of being a psychic, as all psychics here will concur is that we cannot tell people what we do. For one, you would be surprised ( perhaps not ) that we still have 14th century attitudes in our 21st century – we seem progressive on  ideas like  giving up our privacy, expression, sexual rights, women’s rights and the most impossible sciences – and still we have not been noted in any way as a world religion. It’s easier for someone to pursue the idea of intergalactic flight than the study of the human brain.

 I once expressed that I was being harassed due to my work to authorities that are meant to pursue safety for all people – no matter what gender, race or creed – and they said that we were not considered a religion, and thus not privy to any rights that people in world religions enjoy.   Yet look around, and now the ‘Psychic’ has been marketed onto paper coffee cups and intuitive vitamin drinks, and last I checked,  Dianetics are listed as a world religion!

Well I would ask you – what do you want us to be? I cannot be a fortune teller. Please do not ask me if he is having an affair. I can tell you what he thinks about having an affair – sometimes down to the word.  If you want entertainment , I take my work too seriously to be that to you. I have helped inspire my colleagues to work like myself – within their own contexts, their own techniques and within their own beliefs. Beware though of anyone trying to sell you a dream. For example  - the dream of perfect relationships.  Beware of anything about ‘How to do’ anything. If it’s instant, I avoid it.  I can tell you from experience that some courses may only help in part slightly, because like a language, you have to work in that language full time or speak it with the people who speak it to understand it.

Theory and ideas are nice to listen to – and so many religions are as well – I am a great appreciator of all world religions – also in part because most have utilized psychics when it worked for their religion. A good movie in that vein is:  Vision – the Story of Hildegaard von Bingen. (2009)  She was a nun allowed to practice and deliver her visions in the Christian faith – and she has a respected place in history – but still many modern Christians would decry her natural visions, her place in culture, and ignore another fact, and this fact is, apart from the apparent use of Astronomers in the Bible, that psychics were  often consulted.

In fact, it was normal to have visions – many the Saints did.  A good reminder of Christian visions is the story of Constantine and the battle of the Milvian Bridge, where Jesus told him to defend his people in a dream – and the army followed this dream sign. All good Christians if they did their work would be wise to remember how much respect these seers had – commanding armies and changing histories. Even odder still, some speak in tongues – which is channeling in the strictest sense of the word, yet doing the same thing in intelligible language is seen as an aberration.

 I wonder sometimes whether to write a book, lest it become a fad –  yet another pop psychology seller that floated in on the indigo wave of 2012 only to disappear into an endless sea book of ‘How to’ books.  I do not want to cheapen what we do. One day I may do this for myself, as I can only blog some ideas out, in rough, and not with a full structure and I do enjoy writing. Perhaps I may just end up writing short stories, but that’s for another blog...

I am not any more ‘special’ than any other seer out there – but do look for the ones that are genuine – even if they are wrong occasionally – look for those who do not promise – look for those who can admit to be human, and look for those not wanting to adopt the image of being psychic or being ‘better than you’.

For one, I would not leave my clients after ten years of working with them, but I would be loathe to say that I own this title, as a human, when I see so many of my clients becoming as good as I am at what I do. This is what I set out to do – and perhaps one day, I will have trained my clients so well that I may well be without income – but is that not what I set out to do? I wanted us to learn to feel again – feel each other – so that may be one outcome – and one I am prepared to accept.

Copyright Carmen Miro 2012