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3 Psychic Concepts I Believe Are Bullsh*t

There is so much bullsh*t in the New Age community. Seriously! It’s out of control. I’ve taken a stance since the very beginning of exploring my intuitive side to be skeptical of what I hear. I suggest to everybody I know to take everything they learn from teachers and books as theory. I think you’ll find that I sort of take it to the next level. I don’t believe the majority of concepts that most psychics believe. Here are 3 psychic concepts that I think are total bullsh*t:

  1. I don’t believe mediums are necessarily born. They say all mediums are psychic, but not all psychics are mediums, I’m calling bullish*t. I think these statements are totally wrong. The reason why I say this is because almost every medium I have ever met didn’t begin spirit communication until their 20s. Sure, there are the ridiculously lucky ones who’ve seen, heard, and felt spirits all their life, but even the most well known mediums don’t fit into that category.What I do believe is that not everybody can easily develop this skill. Not everyone has a calling for mediumship. In Europe, they have schools devoted to becoming a trained medium. You don’t see that much here in the United States, but there are a few Spiritualist churches who offer the training. Most mediums I know did not take this kind of training. Communication began mostly on accident. That’s how it happened to me. When I had my psychic awakening, I basically switched my abilities into the ON position. Occasionally, I have recently departed spirits come through in my readings. If I set the intention to do a mediumship reading, something almost always comes through.I did a spirit communication workshop in California last month and with 28 people in the class, everyone was able to channel their departed loved ones. Does this make them a medium? Not necessarily, but it does prove to me that there are certainly different levels of abilities. It really isn’t black or white here, and the above statement is used to scare away people who might actually have a calling to do this kind of work. Personally, even though I have the ability, I find more fulfillment doing my Astrology and Akashic Record work. If the occasional spirit would like to stop by during the reading, that’s A-okay with me :)
  2. I’m not completely sold on the idea of Soul Groups—at least not the ones people use to dowse the Akashic Records. Do I believe that these readings are accurate? Hell yes! I practice this kind of reading myself, but I don’t believe that anyone is necessarily from Mintaka or Alpha Centauri. I think these are archetypes that we use to allow Spirit to put people in the appropriate “boxes” they resonate most in. It definitely works, but it doesn’t prove in the existence of those particular groups.I have a few reasons for this. For one, why are their only 22 Soul Groups? Wouldn’t there be many others considering the size of our vast Universe? Certainly, there are more than 22 home worlds. Did anybody recognize that interesting number? That’s right, 22 is also the number of cards in the Major Arcana (in the Tarot). It’s just another set of archetypes to represent the human condition.Also, how can you explain the shifting of Soul Groups? I can read somebody as a Pleiadian and 5 years later, they’re a Sirian. You see this a lot, but the client still resonates with the reading. There are practitioners who believe the reasoning is that your soul is leaving your body and there is a new soul entering in. I’m not buying that either.
  3. I’m not buying the idea of negative souls. Anna, at PsychicButSane, has an excellent post about this. I have people in my practice that come to me after getting a reading with someone else who told them they have a negative soul. They paid $300 to be told that they’re evil and there was no healing that could be done for them. They outlined many issues in their life that were a consequence of being in this “Soul Group” and it was validating to the client because the psychic was technically right about the situations they were in. Imagine how you would feel if you were told you were evil and there was nothing you can do about it! Luckily, I practice Astrology. The charts never lie :) I pulled up his chart and the very things he was dealing with were clearly outlined in his chart. I explained that the issues he was dealing with were part of his life purpose and karma. I explained that these were the lessons he chose to learn in this incarnation, not the result of a possession. Anything with dogma, I automatically discredit.

Are there any psychic development concepts you don’t necessarily believe in?

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  1. HELL YES!! I am in agreement with you about all of it, AJ! People like boxes and charts because they are easy to understand. But the totality of the Universe is so much greater than we can even begin to wrap our heads around.

    In the past, I think it was helpful to have some rules and guidelines but with the higher consciousness that’s coming in (and has been for a while now), all that’s no longer needed. Go with what resonates for you. If it’s true for you, go with it!

    Love that you step out of that box so proudly! I’m walking right next to you, holding the Woo flag aloft! :)

    • Totally! They’re an excellent tool, but I recognize the fact that they’re not necessary.

      I do love stepping up on my soap box! I’ve known since I was a little kid that my life purpose was to show people that the world isn’t the world they thought it was. One of my favorite things is to open people’s eyes and surprise them. I love seeing the “a ha moments” on people’s faces!

  2. HELL YES!! I am in agreement with you about all of it, AJ! People like boxes and charts because they are easy to understand. But the totality of the Universe is so much greater than we can even begin to wrap our heads around.

    In the past, I think it was helpful to have some rules and guidelines but with the higher consciousness that’s coming in (and has been for a while now), all that’s no longer needed. Go with what resonates for you. If it’s true for you, go with it!

    Love that you step out of that box so proudly! I’m walking right next to you, holding the Woo flag aloft! :)

    • Totally! They’re an excellent tool, but I recognize the fact that they’re not necessary.

      I do love stepping up on my soap box! I’ve known since I was a little kid that my life purpose was to show people that the world isn’t the world they thought it was. One of my favorite things is to open people’s eyes and surprise them. I love seeing the “a ha moments” on people’s faces!

  3. FINALLY!!! Someone has said it! I 100% agree with all, ESPECIALLY #1. I was one of the few lucky ones that did see spirits as a child, but it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that my abilities REALLY SOARED!! I had NO IDEA what the heck was going on and it was almost as if I was told to “hit the ground running, it’s your time!” LOL

    AWESOME POST!!!

    • I’m so glad that you agree with me on this one. It’s very controversial, but I truly believe that we all are gifted!

      My friend Betz, who is not psychic, says that it comes from the “I’m Special Complex”. People really want to believe that they have something that nobody else has. For millennia, we’ve believed that to be true. The truth is that we all have access to the universe and it’s our god-given right to use our intuition and live life on purpose. I hope to see you in B-School, because that’s the reason I joined. I want to change the world!

  4. FINALLY!!! Someone has said it! I 100% agree with all, ESPECIALLY #1. I was one of the few lucky ones that did see spirits as a child, but it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that my abilities REALLY SOARED!! I had NO IDEA what the heck was going on and it was almost as if I was told to “hit the ground running, it’s your time!” LOL

    AWESOME POST!!!

    • I’m so glad that you agree with me on this one. It’s very controversial, but I truly believe that we all are gifted!

      My friend Betz, who is not psychic, says that it comes from the “I’m Special Complex”. People really want to believe that they have something that nobody else has. For millennia, we’ve believed that to be true. The truth is that we all have access to the universe and it’s our god-given right to use our intuition and live life on purpose. I hope to see you in B-School, because that’s the reason I joined. I want to change the world!

  5. i MEANT *SOARED!! LOL

  6. i MEANT *SOARED!! LOL

  7. Hey AJ,

    Right there with you – totally agree on all points! With Lisa, I’m here proudly waving the Woo flag!

    I think in the beginning of my practice as an intuitive, these labels & categories and “boxes” made me feel safe somehow…but the more I learn, the more I realize that I am outgrowing those boxes!

    And I can tell you – my mediumship skills have increased with age. I DID see spirits when I was younger, but they didn’t come to me in the same way they do now…totally different.

    • Hey Lindsay! Totally, I’m waiving my flag too!

      On the mediumship thing, it wasn’t something I *tried* to do. It just came to me when my other gifts open up. I think that’s the trick, you can *try* to do it, you’ve just gotta do it. The information is already out there, you just have to access with it.

  8. Hey AJ,

    Right there with you – totally agree on all points! With Lisa, I’m here proudly waving the Woo flag!

    I think in the beginning of my practice as an intuitive, these labels & categories and “boxes” made me feel safe somehow…but the more I learn, the more I realize that I am outgrowing those boxes!

    And I can tell you – my mediumship skills have increased with age. I DID see spirits when I was younger, but they didn’t come to me in the same way they do now…totally different.

    • Hey Lindsay! Totally, I’m waiving my flag too!

      On the mediumship thing, it wasn’t something I *tried* to do. It just came to me when my other gifts open up. I think that’s the trick, you can *try* to do it, you’ve just gotta do it. The information is already out there, you just have to access with it.

  9. AJ, I totally agree with you!! But you knew that already. As you know, I’m right there with ya in terms of it all just happening out of the blue in my mid 30s. Before my birthday on 9/9/09 when I turned 36 to be exact. Talk about astrology/numerology connections, right?!?! Thanks so much for this excellent post. I very much appreciate your guidance and posts so keep ‘em coming!!

    • You are so welcome Kiers! Thanks so much for your comments!

  10. AJ, I totally agree with you!! But you knew that already. As you know, I’m right there with ya in terms of it all just happening out of the blue in my mid 30s. Before my birthday on 9/9/09 when I turned 36 to be exact. Talk about astrology/numerology connections, right?!?! Thanks so much for this excellent post. I very much appreciate your guidance and posts so keep ‘em coming!!

    • You are so welcome Kiers! Thanks so much for your comments!

  11. Great article, one thing I also don’t believe in is the concept of formulazing people with theories such as astrology, numerology, michael chart, etc…

    From what I have seen everyone is unique and has their own path and I don’t think you can fit over 6 billion people on this planet into neat little squares. That’s why when I go for a psychic reading I always go for one that communicates with my higher self/spirit guides; they provide the most accurate and relevant answers compared to convenient formulas.

    • Thanks Joey! I will admit, I do use the “convenient formulas” first. I’m trained in Astrology and the Akashic Records, so for people who want that kind of reading, I’m your man. I have been getting into Spirit Guide and Mediumship readings lately too, and they have been very successful. What our Guide’s have to say tend to be much more relevant in the “here and now”, but they all have their place.

      What I’d rather people do is learn to do this themselves. Access to a pendulum is a great way to dowse for YES/NO answers. I suggest that people dowse their psychics, healers, and anything else they’re unsure about.

  12. Great article, one thing I also don’t believe in is the concept of formulazing people with theories such as astrology, numerology, michael chart, etc…

    From what I have seen everyone is unique and has their own path and I don’t think you can fit over 6 billion people on this planet into neat little squares. That’s why when I go for a psychic reading I always go for one that communicates with my higher self/spirit guides; they provide the most accurate and relevant answers compared to convenient formulas.

    • Thanks Joey! I will admit, I do use the “convenient formulas” first. I’m trained in Astrology and the Akashic Records, so for people who want that kind of reading, I’m your man. I have been getting into Spirit Guide and Mediumship readings lately too, and they have been very successful. What our Guide’s have to say tend to be much more relevant in the “here and now”, but they all have their place.

      What I’d rather people do is learn to do this themselves. Access to a pendulum is a great way to dowse for YES/NO answers. I suggest that people dowse their psychics, healers, and anything else they’re unsure about.

  13. I really loved your post on “negative souls.” I believe that if someone is searching for truth, for their purpose or they are wanting to develop their spirituality, they cannot be anything but a good “entity” or soul. Someone that doesn’t care about their spirituality or their path or whether or not they are on track would come for a reading in the first place or wanting a healing. Those kinds of people could stab someone to death and blame the victim for falling on the knife. Glad I found your site through Practically Intuitive. I will definitely be back for more great reading!

    • You are SO welcome Rhonda! I try to post on here every day, so I look forward to see you :)

  14. I really loved your post on “negative souls.” I believe that if someone is searching for truth, for their purpose or they are wanting to develop their spirituality, they cannot be anything but a good “entity” or soul. Someone that doesn’t care about their spirituality or their path or whether or not they are on track would come for a reading in the first place or wanting a healing. Those kinds of people could stab someone to death and blame the victim for falling on the knife. Glad I found your site through Practically Intuitive. I will definitely be back for more great reading!

    • You are SO welcome Rhonda! I try to post on here every day, so I look forward to see you :)

  15. Right. I only do spiritual team readings. I have never trained for anything that required a pendulum because I don’t have the patience and frankly it’s easier going right to the source – the higher self or team. I am pretty sure everyone will resonate with being in a particular group because it’s so easy to believe it or want to believe it – I did at first, and I understand that. But it doesn’t really help much in 3D.

    I had to unsubscribe to a medium who went on a tirade one day about how mediums are born and not made. Hello – I never met with a spirit until I was in my forties. Like you, they just came along when I got a request to do that kind of reading and, sure enough, there they were, easier than even guides and angels to connect with.

    As to anything negative, that is all relative. From what I have seen, people who come for readings are simply seeking help, and if anything else was on the agenda, they wouldn’t be likely to show up.

    • Hey Julie! I’m still working on improving my Spirit Guide channeling skills, but I still use divination tools to help. Maybe they’re training wheels, but I’m not quite ready to give them up.

      OMG, you are SO right. Spirits are WAY easier to read then Guide’s and Angels—so I’m not buying in to the idea that they’re born. I will say that I do believe that some people have a calling to do this kind of work. I don’t believe I have that calling. It really comes from the “I’m Special Complex” a lot of New Ager’s have. Everybody thinks they are “so gifted”, but the truth is that all of this is very inherit in our soul.

      I’ve never seen a demon or negative entity. I have friends who have been practicing for 20 years and have never seen anything evil. Sure, the astral entity every now and then, but nothing inherently evil. Slade Roberson has a really great theory to this in his Automatic Intuition Mentoring Program. He says that most of the time, people who feel they need clearings are using as a cop-out to take action in their lives. I believe that too.

  16. Right. I only do spiritual team readings. I have never trained for anything that required a pendulum because I don’t have the patience and frankly it’s easier going right to the source – the higher self or team. I am pretty sure everyone will resonate with being in a particular group because it’s so easy to believe it or want to believe it – I did at first, and I understand that. But it doesn’t really help much in 3D.

    I had to unsubscribe to a medium who went on a tirade one day about how mediums are born and not made. Hello – I never met with a spirit until I was in my forties. Like you, they just came along when I got a request to do that kind of reading and, sure enough, there they were, easier than even guides and angels to connect with.

    As to anything negative, that is all relative. From what I have seen, people who come for readings are simply seeking help, and if anything else was on the agenda, they wouldn’t be likely to show up.

    • Hey Julie! I’m still working on improving my Spirit Guide channeling skills, but I still use divination tools to help. Maybe they’re training wheels, but I’m not quite ready to give them up.

      OMG, you are SO right. Spirits are WAY easier to read then Guide’s and Angels—so I’m not buying in to the idea that they’re born. I will say that I do believe that some people have a calling to do this kind of work. I don’t believe I have that calling. It really comes from the “I’m Special Complex” a lot of New Ager’s have. Everybody thinks they are “so gifted”, but the truth is that all of this is very inherit in our soul.

      I’ve never seen a demon or negative entity. I have friends who have been practicing for 20 years and have never seen anything evil. Sure, the astral entity every now and then, but nothing inherently evil. Slade Roberson has a really great theory to this in his Automatic Intuition Mentoring Program. He says that most of the time, people who feel they need clearings are using as a cop-out to take action in their lives. I believe that too.

  17. Hi AJ,

    It’s my first time to your site, lovely layout!! I think you raise some very good points, which I think all go to the point of giving away your personal individual power. With any absolute statement, all other possibilities are obliterated, and since we all have different skills and abilities, there is always the possibility for something unique.

    In my own case, comparing myself to others and their systems made me feel bad about my own skills. When I started doing intuitive work I often de-valued what I do because it wasn’t “the same thing that everybody else is doing”. This finally changed when I realized that all intutives work a little bit differently, so it stands to reason that we probably all have greater or lesser abilities in different areas. Now, like you, I tend to view systems or techniques as theories, and if they resonate what I know to be my personal truth, great, if they don’t I move on.

    While I think when one is beginning intuitive it may be helpful to have reference points, or issues to be aware of. However, once one has enough personal confidence in themselves and some experience, I think one can delve deeper into what is truly true for themselves. You learn not to give away your power!

    On the medium topic, I don’t consider myself a medium and yet I have had passed spirits come through in readings too, but not until in my 40’s. I never trained as a medium at all. I do some readings to help people with past life issues that continue to affect them in this incarnation, so maybe this made it easier for the spirit to come through…I don’t know.

    Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Kara

    • Hi Kara!

      Welcome. I am a big fan of your blog!

      I gotta admit, I do things a bit differently too. I don’t mind using archetypes at all. After all, most forms of divination rely on this. To each their own. I just try to respect people’s belief systems.

      Very nice to have you here!

      AJ

  18. Hi AJ,

    It’s my first time to your site, lovely layout!! I think you raise some very good points, which I think all go to the point of giving away your personal individual power. With any absolute statement, all other possibilities are obliterated, and since we all have different skills and abilities, there is always the possibility for something unique.

    In my own case, comparing myself to others and their systems made me feel bad about my own skills. When I started doing intuitive work I often de-valued what I do because it wasn’t “the same thing that everybody else is doing”. This finally changed when I realized that all intutives work a little bit differently, so it stands to reason that we probably all have greater or lesser abilities in different areas. Now, like you, I tend to view systems or techniques as theories, and if they resonate what I know to be my personal truth, great, if they don’t I move on.

    While I think when one is beginning intuitive it may be helpful to have reference points, or issues to be aware of. However, once one has enough personal confidence in themselves and some experience, I think one can delve deeper into what is truly true for themselves. You learn not to give away your power!

    On the medium topic, I don’t consider myself a medium and yet I have had passed spirits come through in readings too, but not until in my 40’s. I never trained as a medium at all. I do some readings to help people with past life issues that continue to affect them in this incarnation, so maybe this made it easier for the spirit to come through…I don’t know.

    Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Kara

  19. Hello, first time post and found your site through http://www.psychicbutsane.com. Thank you for pointing out the bullsh*t in the New Age ‘world’ because as a new age customer, I’ve always felt so many things as “off”. I’d get so irritated when a psychic would say something like “I’ve had my gift since childhood” or “I have the gift of blah blah” The wording gives the sense that a person can only go through them for information, and I think this is unethical. Yet, a lot of people feel incompetent in their own intuition, so they fall for these labels. Thankfully though, I’ve met a few true healers and psychics who I know are genuine and help me because of how I feel with them- uplifted, clarity, empowerment, and validation of my own intuition. This is the key anyway. What good is information if it doesn’t empower the person to make changes? So yea, thanks for this article and I hope it becomes a series!!! :)

    • Hi Brandi, thank you so much for your comment. I too find it irritating. I certainly hope this article doesn’t come across as negative to New Agers though—but I too feel a little “off” with a lot of philosophies. There is a ton of dogma out there and sometimes it’s just as bad as mainstream religions.

      The whole “I have a gift of…” is so funny. There are so many people who have a million titles next to their name. You won’t find that with me. Psychic ability, intuition, and even mediumship, in my opinion, is not a gift—it’s a skill set. I think our real gifts have to do with our real human abilities. For example, I have a friend who is a medium, but if you really knew her, mediumship is not her gift. Her real gift is connecting with families and helping them come to peace with their loss. She’s incredible at that. Thanks again for commenting!

  20. Hello, first time post and found your site through http://www.psychicbutsane.com. Thank you for pointing out the bullsh*t in the New Age ‘world’ because as a new age customer, I’ve always felt so many things as “off”. I’d get so irritated when a psychic would say something like “I’ve had my gift since childhood” or “I have the gift of blah blah” The wording gives the sense that a person can only go through them for information, and I think this is unethical. Yet, a lot of people feel incompetent in their own intuition, so they fall for these labels. Thankfully though, I’ve met a few true healers and psychics who I know are genuine and help me because of how I feel with them- uplifted, clarity, empowerment, and validation of my own intuition. This is the key anyway. What good is information if it doesn’t empower the person to make changes? So yea, thanks for this article and I hope it becomes a series!!! :)

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