Being a professional intuitive can be a very rewarding career. There
are many positive and exciting benefits, including helping people by offering them insight into their lives, working
from home, and setting your own hours.
But becoming a professional psychic involves a lot of commitment
and training. While it’s helpful if you have a genuine gift for intuitive insight, many training programs can
help anyone to increase their natural skills regardless of your present level of psychic ability. Consider for a moment the career of
nursing or medical doctor. Nurses or doctors may be born with natural talents towards compassion, curiosity, intelligence,
and attention to detail. However, they’re not born with the medical skills to do their work. Through careful training and practice,
they combine their natural talents with new skills to become professionals in their field. So, too, with a professional psychic:
your natural intuition and compassion talents, plus developing your ability for specific intuitive skills and clear
interpretation will take you on the path to becoming a successful Psychic.
Making The Big Decision
How do you know when you're ready to use intuition as part of
your professional work? How do you know if you have the right skills, the right personality? How do you know if
this is what your Soul wants you to do?
I'm a firm believer in "try something" even if we're not sure that it's the right thing. Let me tell you a story:
On Christmas Eve 1999, I was home from work wrapping presents and watching Oprah
and Gary Zukav. Gary was encouraging people to do what their Soul wants them to do. Oprah, in her practical way,
asked, "And how do you KNOW what your Soul wants you to do?"
Gary's answer changed my life. He said, "Try Something."
For over 10 years, I had been working on my "dream career" of being an author, coach,
and lecturer, on a part time basis in the evenings and weekend … while still holding down a full time corporate
job in a career I had outgrown, but paid well. I felt stuck, not sure how to move into my dream career full time
and still have enough income to live on. Gary's comment, Try Something, was a kick in the seat of the pants. If
my dream career was meant to be, then I had to make an emotional and intellectual commitment to move forward in
my life despite the fear. And I had to DO something, not just think about it.
The day after Christmas 1999, I took my first step, and contacted a woman I knew
who was an author, asking about how to get my book published. Doors began to open, nearly every day! Two years
later, I’ve got the career of my dreams.
If you think you want to become a professional Psychic, but aren’t sure, Try Something! Take a class. Talk to a professional Psychic and ask them about their career. Get a business license. Do some free readings and ask for feedback.
What Skills Do I Have To Learn?
There are several skills you’ll have to learn in order to become
an effective and successful professional Psychic.
I’ve divided them into three categories: intuitive skills, interpersonal
skills, and business skills.
There are four main skills that intuitives use to receive information:
clairvoyance (seeing images, symbols, colors), clairaudience (hearing words, music, sounds), clairsentience (instance
flashes of insight and knowing), and empathy (sensing or feeling another person’s emotions and/or physical pain). Increasing
your ability to use more than one of these skills will allow you a wider range of tools to choose from when doing
a reading for a client. Above all else, knowing how to correctly interpret the information you receive, and how
to communicate that information to the client in a clear and compassionate style, is a primary focus in learning
to be a great Psychic.
In addition to the four main skills, you may want to learn specific
applications of those skills, such as:
The Small Business Administration web site (http://www.sba.gov) has some great articles that
can help you. In addition to the SBA, you can get free business advice from SCORE – the Service Corps of Retired
Executives. Check your local yellow pages for a SCORE office near you.
As you can see, there is a lot to learn and master before you
can begin to market your service to clients.
The more prepared you are, and the better your training and commitment,
the more successful you’ll be in your new career.
Note: The Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive
Studies has a comprehensive training program for those working to become a professional psychic. To find out more
about this program