Originally Posted by bluedragon
I wonder... isn't this confusion weather psychic abilities exist or not creating a great deal of separation and conflict in the world? Don't you think it's the duty of genuine psychics to actually prove that this works, to prevent conflict and skepticism from multiplying from person to person ?
I've had Psychic readings done both when I was a skeptic and when I was a believer, and I can attest to the fact that they are very different.
Meaning, when I was highly skeptical my intention was to "test" the psychic rather than to use their abilities to help me connect to "the other side". What happened is that I got a reading that provided me with information, but still didn't conclusively prove to me either way whether the information was "psychic" in nature or just generally good advice.
After paying for a few readings with the main intention/motivation being to "test" the psychic I realized I was wasting my money doing that since nobody can prove something to you that you're not ready to receive as real. Your mind just filters out and sees whatever it wants to see.
So for a while I stayed away from readings, but I really wanted to find a "real psychic" that could prove to me that this stuff works.
Then, my wife got a reading done by a psychic when I wasn't home and I had no idea she was getting a reading done. When I got home, she told me about the reading and she said that the psychic also talked about me. Then she shared some details with me that sent chills down my back because the info contained a lot of "hits". The psychic left a brochure and when I looked at the picture on it, I immediately had this intuitive feeling that "this person is a real psychic".
Fear kicked in and I put the brochure away for like six months before contacting the psychic for a reading of my own.
Then I finally couldn't wait any longer so I ordered a reading, but this time I wasn't trying to test the psychic. It's almost like I already accepted they were real, I was just genuinely looking for a reading.
I got the reading and it totally blew me away. Aside from the possibility of having surveillance equipment mounted in my home, the psychic provided me with details that nobody could possibly know. She also provided me with some information about the future which later turned out to be true as well. I was pretty much convinced that at least her abilities are real.
That was about three years ago and I've had many readings from different psychics since then. Each reading I get nowadays gets clearer and clearer as I don't even question their abilities anymore. Some of the info that I get now provides so much "proof" it's not even funny, but I'm not looking for that anymore so it doesn't matter.
So I think it really depends on your intentions. Meaning, is your intention:
(1) I don't want the possibility of psychic readings in my life to exist. Nobody is supposed to know anything about me psychically. I'm going to prove that this person is a fraud.
(2) I want to believe in psychic abilities, but I just want to see confirmation/proof before I fully believe it.
If it's #1, I don't think any psychic will ever be able to "prove" to you that it's real because your intention runs counter to that.
If it's #2, then as long as you keep that intention, somehow, some way, that will manifest for you. It will be different for each person.
I had that intention, and it manifested for me through my wife getting a reading (she wasn't as skeptical, hehe!) and provided me with enough "proof" to at least open up my mind further.