For today’s post, we will combine two articles we have written on this topic. The first article details the three major psychic reading approaches. The second identifies features that make a reading transformational.
Major Psychic Reading Approaches
By George A. Boyd © 2013
There are three major approaches for psychic readings.
The first approach is informational. This reading will reveal who you are, who you have been, and what you can become.
Examples of informational readings that we give include a Soul Reading, which shows you where you are on the Path, and what are your Ray characteristics; an augmented Soul Reading, which lets you see your future lives projected in the Divine mind; a Past Life reading, which reveals to you who you were in your other lives in this cycle of time; a Soul Purpose Reading, which tells you key markers of your spiritual destiny; a Higher Octave Soul reading, which makes you aware of the state of your spiritual development in the Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental levels of being; or a Karma Reading which uncovers what is in the karmic reservoir of your unconscious mind.
The second approach is impressional. This reading may read meaning into symbols, numbers (numerology), the array of the planets at a particular time (astrology), the lines on your palm (palmistry), or the archetypes portrayed on tarot cards. Alternately, it may read the energy surrounding your body (aura), or purport to contact your Higher Self or your spiritual guides to give you guidance.
We do two readings of this type, the tarot card reading; and the foot reading, which is a reading of your aura.
The third approach is transformational. This reading may give you information, but the data it reveals will be couched in a way that will affect your way of perceiving, believing, or responding to the issues in your life. It may, for example, contain an extra layer of advisement, counsel, or revelation, which allows you to make a new response to your problems or concerns. This reading may alternately provide impressional information, but will give you options to make better and more effective choices.
We offer two transformational hybrid-readings, the Soul Attunement Guidance channeling, which combines a reading of where you are on the path with specific guidance for that level and Light Immersion; and the augmented Meditation Consultation, which may begin with a Basic Soul Reading or tarot card reading to gather some information to shed light on your situation, and then give you specific techniques to promote insight, empowerment, and change.
Many people tell us that our Relationship Compatibility Reading was transformational for them, as it allowed them to see their potential life partner in a more complete way, and to be able to see both the factors that draw them together and those that pull them apart.
There may be times when you just need information, which you can get from an informational reading. There may be times when you need a template for understanding that an impressional reading provides. And there are times when you need solutions or answers that transformational readings can reveal to you.
We hope that you can use this information about the three approaches to readings to help you decide which reading approach you need, and when each is appropriate.
What Makes a Reading Transformational?
By George A. Boyd ©2013
There are a variety of psychic readings that you can obtain—a structured reading, such as an astrological, numerological, or tarot reading; or an unstructured reading like an aura reading or a Soul reading. For the reading to move beyond merely providing you interesting or novel information, it needs to actively empower you to resolve your problems, to move ahead in your life, and to facilitate change—in other words, it needs to be transformational.
What are some of the markers of a transformational reading?
- It leads you a new perspective from which you can regard your problem, so that you can better understand it, and work to resolve it.
- It gives you hope, and an expectation that you will resolve the problem in the future.
- It teaches you a technique, which enables you to resolve the problem.
- It allows you to discover the underlying assumptions of the problem in an area of the mind that was out of your awareness, which enable you to uproot it and overcome it.
- It challenges you to take action—despite your apathy, fear, and despair—and to do whatever is necessary to create change.
- It awakens your faith in your Self, your Higher Self, and in God, which emboldens you to take action to resolve your problem, and makes you believe that you have the support and inner guidance to succeed, even though you do not currently have all the resources available to resolve the problem.
- It uncovers a synthesis and generates realization, which enables you to understand your problem in a grander context, as part of a larger purpose, leading to an ultimate enhancement of your abilities and flowering of those aspects of your life that are presently functioning poorly.
Unlike an attunement, which may actively burn away the karmic precursors of your problem, a reading gives you information about an area in your personal or transpersonal life for which you seek greater clarity, and to assist you resolve a problem. Inviting the Holy Spirit to minister to you, or receiving a healing from a master healer are examples of attunements.
Here’s what a transformational reading can do for you:
If the reading enables you to change your perspective from ego to Self, or from ego to your Higher Self (Soul), this can open to you new possibilities for responding to the problem. A reading that makes you aware of your power of choice, or your ability to create through intention might empower you to do something new and effective, which will help you resolve the problem.
If it instills hope, you will feel—despite your current despair that nothing will change, or your apathy that your efforts are futile—that conditions will change in the future. An astrological reading that shows the planetary auspices under which you operate will change to more beneficent configurations in the future can give you hope.
If you have a new behavioral response, or an internal method that you can use within your mind and consciousness to respond to a problem, this empowers you to take a new action that is more effective that what you have been doing, or to work it out within your mind. Many self help books aim to teach you effective techniques that will help you resolve your problems and reach your goals.
Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy lead to encounter and confront elements of your mind that may have been out of your awareness. By enabling you to work with them, you can dismantle the seeds of doubt, depression, anxiety, unrealistic fear, and self-sabotaging patterns that get in the way of you moving ahead.
Sometimes you only need something to motivate you to move ahead to actualize your dreams. If the reading gives you a sense of urgency with encouragement you can succeed, and bids you to stop putting off your dreams, this can provide a sufficient impetus to get you to finally take action.
Faith allows you to open a portal into higher aspects of your mind that have greater abilities and resources than your ego. If your faith gives you confidence and conviction that the power within you has what is necessary to overcome your problem, you will move ahead, even though you feel anxiety, fear, doubt, or trepidation.
If you can view what you are going through as part of a developmental or transformational process, it can sometimes make it feel less overwhelming. Instead of resisting it, you can understand that it is a step in your learning, a stage in your growth, and you can work with your Higher Self to bring it to completion.
We encourage you to find readings that not only give you knowledge about who you are, who you have been, and what the future might portend, but also give you tools to deal with the real problems and issues in your life.