“I was wondering, do you think I’m destined for love?”
“Well, I do see that you’re approaching great fortune in your near future.”
“That’s not what I…”
We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve received a response that, quite simply, just didn’t answer the question we asked. In those moments, we wonder what happened. Was there a miscommunication? Did the person not understand what we meant? Perhaps our phrasing was unclear?
Alternative Information, an advisor on Keen also known as James, says this anomaly happens often with psychic readings, not because the responses are incorrect, but because clients are not asking questions that elicit the specific information they’re seeking. With a little practice, we can all learn to phrase our questions in a way that gets us the answers we seek, and James is one of our best instructors.
A Deeper Understanding and Disciplined Psychic Practice
As a child, James’ psychic abilities scared him at first, and when he realized that other kids couldn’t see auras the way he did, he tried to ignore his intuition in an effort to feel more “normal” and fit in. After years of repressing his heightened perception, however, James accepted that he’d eventually have to deal with it. In his twenties, he developed a fascination with mysticism and joined The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, a community that studies the metaphysical laws governing the universe. It was there that James found guidance in using his intuition.
With a better understanding of how his abilities worked, James was able to embrace them and eventually chose to pursue a career as a psychic reader. Excited by the opportunity to help people, James became an advisor on Keen in 2000. The discipline he gained from his training allows him to detach from the messages he receives, making his readings extremely accurate. “I’m compassionate in the way I deliver information to my clients, but I treat it like data to avoid feeling emotionally involved.”
Focusing on the Grand Landscape
Our fast-paced, technology-driven society fosters the desire for immediate results and quick fixes and, in James’ experience, he’s noticed that people tend to focus on short-term issues rather than looking at the bigger picture. More often than not, the problem is larger than a single issue we may be dealing with in the present—the roots are deeper, more historical, and more pervasive than we might think. This is why James advocates taking a step back and finding the source of the problem, which involves getting the client to ask more specific questions.
James learned the importance of asking the right questions in order to get the information needed. “Intuition is very literal,” he explains. “If questions are vague, the answers might be nonsensical or misleading.”
James offers the following example:
Someone having relationship troubles may ask, “Does my significant other love me?” The answer might be “yes,” but that doesn’t help the person understand why the relationship is failing. It doesn’t get to the root of the problem, which might be that their partner is scared of committing or, despite loving them, doesn’t feel they should be together for some other reason.
James makes it a point to help his clients redirect their questions so they can get the answers they’re looking for. Regarding the previous example, James suggests alternative questions such as, “Who am I meant to be with?” or “What is holding my partner back and how can I better communicate with them?” James says his clients get clearer answers and leave a reading more satisfied when they’re able to focus on “bigger picture questions” because “life is complex and the most helpful answers are more elaborate than a simple yes or no.”
Questions for a Better Life
James is a firm believer that, to live a happy, fulfilled life, we must focus on finding our optimum trajectory—which consists of three components: location, vocation, and mate. If your intent is to gain the knowledge necessary to live your best life, James suggests asking some of the following questions during your reading:
1. What is my intended path in life?
2. Who is my ideal mate?
3. How can I optimize my productivity and happiness?
4. How can I have a more positive impact on the world?
These questions concern the entire landscape of your own life instead of your fears or concerns about someone else’s, over which you have no control. In our culture, it’s very easy to get caught up in the drama of people’s lives. Our attention is focused outward and we rarely take any time to look inward. James believes we can all benefit from taking some time each day to meditate and listen to our inner voice to guide us.
James offers this final insight: “Very few people develop their own intuitions, but that is one of the most powerful ways to get in tune with yourself. When you meditate, you connect with your subconscious, which is always trying to guide you toward your higher self. If you have faith that there is a plan for your life, you must learn to ask the questions that will help you find your higher purpose.”
If you want clarity in your life or need help deciding what questions you should be asking yourself, you can reach out to Alternative Information or any of our other advisors on Keen.