Over the years I’ve received tons of emails from people asking for my thoughts on predictions they’ve been given by different psychics. Some of the common questions are: What do you do if you get a negative prediction? Are predictions absolute or can you change them? Why hasn’t a particular prediction come true yet?
I’ve read for over 50,000 people in 29 countries over the last 22 years and have seen many predictions come true while others have changed due to free will. I’ve observed again and again that the future is a mutable (or changeable) place and isn’t written in stone for any of us. When I do a reading with a client, I see an outline of probable realities at the time of the reading. I look at the story of your life—the past, present, and potential future—at that moment.
I believe we all have a blue print that draws out the story of our fate and destiny, and that certain events and life experiences are preordained, but you still have the pen in your hands. If I tell someone that they need to stay conscious or they’re going to slip on a banana, and then they don’t stay conscious, they’re going to stumble on a banana.
The future is like a moving hologram that morphs as you evolve or don’t evolve.
Once we get the initial prediction, it seems we all want to know when it will happen. I always have to brace myself for this question because time is very difficult to predict. In the future, time is like a spiral not a straight logical line. Regardless of what is predicted you still need to be present to your life as it unfolds from the “now til the now” as you also run the risk of being too attached to a future that has not yet come to be. That’s always a hazard of clinging to the details of what someone says about your future.
Many people have also called my weekly radio program, The Colette Baron-Reid Show, for feedback about negative readings that have left them feeling hopeless and freaked out. Readings should empower you, not leave you worried about your future. Even if difficult information is being shared, it should be delivered with compassion and the reader should be able to show you an alternative path if there is one, or continue the reading to show what transpires after a difficult cycle ends.
Also remember that whenever you get a reading from anyone, you’re getting that psychic or intuitive’s perspective from a number of sources. The person using their psychic abilities on your behalf is going to read through a filter of their own life experience and personality. And, the reading is only as good as the connection between you and the reader. I always encourage people to get references for a psychic and to pay close attention to their intuition.
If you don’t feel a connection with the psychic or you have a bad feeling about the reading, then trust your inner voice.
For example, I once had a very popular psychic tell me I would never have a relationship with a faithful man. In my heart, I knew that was not true, but it upset me so much it took me ages to shake it given my history. And, as you probably know, I’m now in a loving, very honest, trusting relationship with a completely faithful man. He also told me that I had reached the height of my career, and I should accept my path as someone who would never attain much. That was a year before I signed a record deal with EMI music followed by meeting Marc, then becoming a Hay House author. So was he wrong, or was it that his reading forced me to make changes in my life that aligned me with where I am today? I believe wholeheartedly in the statement “the act of observation changes that which is being observed.” What he said was impactful and a great impetus for deep inner work, which I did do. But I know about these things and many people do not, as they give power to the reading and accept it as finite.
Sometimes predictions are meant to wake you up.
Oracles can at times be like tricksters, especially when you aren’t listening to them and keep going back to get readings. I call this oracle abuse. In fact, as a general rule I won’t do more than two readings a year for my clients. When you get too many readings, you’re basically giving your power to the reader. If you keep asking for more signs and guidance through readings about the same subject over and over, the energy becomes desperate and all you see is what’s not there yet. You move from the reading empowering you to the reading fostering lack in your subconscious.
Readings should be treated with respect. Look to a reading as a means to track your course and to support what you already know or reveal what you may not know on your path. Remember the psychic is seeing what is potential and probable, but you still have to stay in the present and you can’t be a passive couch potato. You must take appropriate action and have faith that Spirit has a plan for you that may or not be revealed to you through a reading with a psychic. In the end, Spirit has the last say… not you or the psychic.
Are you getting caught up in a reading you had? Do you find yourself doing oracle card readings over and over about the same things? Even if these questions aren’t true for you, most of us have times when we need to let go and live more in the now. So, set an intention this week to go deeper into each moment and take action in the present. Then write down five steps to take this week, in the now. The actions don’t necessarily have to be about your future. You might need to clean out your closet and donate old clothes, start using sunscreen, or begin eating a healthy breakfast. Or, it may be time to get back to writing, sign up for a class, or do research on a career move.