Giving Your First Readings
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Giving Readings

Definition

Giving psychic readings to friends can be fun.

This includes all methods of telling the future, describing the past, learning about a distant place,

practicing telepathy, and any other psychic use you can imagine.

Responsibility

Decide, before starting, how much responsibility you are taking for what the person does with the

information.

Is it "for entertainment purposes only?"

 Do you expect your advice to be followed?

 Do you want your advice to be followed, or just noted and observed?

 How confident are you of what you are saying?

If what you are saying is wrong, how will you expect the person to respond to you?

There are no wrong answers, just consider the questions before you start giving readings.

 Make your expectations clear to the person receiving the reading

You can place as much or as little importance as you want on the your answers, as long as you

communicate the importance.

Reasons

Consider, also, the reasons you want to give readings.

This isn't to determine right and wrong reasons; it's just to understand what your goals are.

Do you want to:

practice perceiving?

help people out?

encourage discussion?

prove that psi exists?

test your abilities for yourself?

have fun?

try something new?

feel closer to people?

understand the world or people better?

learn?

Once you've determined why you want to do readings, you'll have a much clearer idea of what you're

aiming for.

You can keep your reasons totally to yourself.

 It just helps you to understand them.

Confidence

Confidence is very important when giving readings.

 It helps prevent anxiety, and keep you relaxed.

This is the main reason readings are classified as Advanced rather than Beginner.

To stay confident, avoid verification until the end of the reading.

It prevents comments from distracting you or making you analyze too soon.

After you have given all the information you can, then the person getting the reading can verify how much

 seemed accurate.

Methods

There are many methods for doing readings, such as runes, tarot, dice, cards, I Ching, angel oracle,

freeform telepathy, and others.

 Learn the history and common uses of a method before using it.

Anything that gives you good results is a good choice.

Verification and Proof

Regardless of the method used, once the information is recorded, it's useful to determine which parts were

correct.

You should only do this after all impressions are recorded, so it doesn't influence the results.

Check details carefully, for colors, sizes, shapes, similarities, word sounds, and other things that may

match.

Watch out for the extremely general things that don't provide useful information.

"You will have difficulty tomorrow" is too general.

 "You will have trouble with your car at lunch time" is not general; it's very specific and easily proven.

It's ok to be inaccurate at first.

 You will improve with time and practice.

 Give at least three months of readings before deciding whether you are generally accurate or not.

If possible, keep records of each reading and how much of it proved correct.

That way, you can see your progress over time.