Foretelling the Future: Why or Why Not?

I am irritated with a few of my fellow psychics. I have read on some psychics’ websites that they “don’t predict the future”. They might cite their idea that the future isn’t written or cast in stone. Most recently, I read an article in which the psychic medium said she doesn’t predict the future, “because it messes people up in nasty ways.”

What? How does it mess you up to be prepared for what’s coming down the pike?

And why does this irritate me? Because, if you don’t predict the future, you can’t call yourself a psychic. Really. That’s my feeling about it: “Psychic” MEANS “able to see the future”, fer cryin’ out loud.

And where is the fun in saying the future isn’t written? Yes, I know, Doc Brown told us the same thing in “Back to the Future III”. God, I love those movies. Well, not the second one so much… Anyway, predicting the future–accurately–is what being a psychic is all about. It’s what we want to know! We’re curious! We can’t wait to find out!

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with TV shows like “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie”. They were more about magic than fortune-telling, but isn’t fortune-telling magic too? I loved to read books about anything to do with magic, fairies, and psychics. I still do. “Medium” was one of my favorite TV shows. Oddly enough, I had started writing my novel about a similar topic shortly before that show came out. And I have read the real Allison duBois’s books about her real-life crime-solving and, yes, future-seeing.

If a psychic says she “doesn’t predict the future” for whatever reason, I really would not go to her. I WANT to know about my future. Don’t you?

Now. A simple caveat: I specialize in good news. If I have to tell you something you don’t like, such as, “you’re not going to get that job you applied for”, I will at least have some good news to back it up, such as, “but your boss is going to quit and you’re getting promoted!” Additionally, I usually do not receive information that would be considered “bad news”, unless there is something you can do about it. For example, let’s say that your future includes a heart attack. Well, if that is your destiny and you are supposed to have that heart attack (live or die), then I probably will not get that information about you. BUT, if you are supposed to prevent that heart attack, THEN I can tell you, “You need to see your doctor right away about your heart.” See how that works? See how useful it can be to find out the future?

Can I tell you when you are going to die? No. Even if I receive that information, which I usually do not, or if I go looking for it, I am not allowed to tell you when you or anyone else will die. It’s a matter of ethics. I mean, what if I say, “You’re going to die when you’re 57”, and you spend the next however-many years of your life waiting for that axe to fall? It isn’t right. And I won’t do it.

Other than those, there are no accidents. You would not wind up in front of me if you were not supposed to get the info I give you.

So… IS the future cast in stone?

The jury is still out on that one. And I have been studying it for years. But I CAN tell you with conviction that there are SOME events that are cast in stone, written, pre-ordained, or destined. How do I know this? Because I have accurately predicted so many events, and how can I predict them if they are not meant-to-be?

Uh-huh. I know. Heavy-duty. I’ll let you think about it.

 

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Pocket Full of Change

These four sets of coins show the things I have always wanted, backed with their opposites. Rich/poor, fat/thin, married/single, popular/unpopular.

You may have other coins, like employed/unemployed, healthy/sick, happy/depressed, even parent/childless. That last one can be a bit tricky to change spiritually, if you are having fertility problems, but everything is energy, so let’s keep going.

I tend to think or believe that I haven’t had the “bright” sides, but that’s not true. For example, my angels guided me to see this: I’m married now—how did I manifest it or receive it? How did I activate it in my experience? I was single a very long time.

The first thing I realize is that I was focused on not being married for a long time. When my first husband died, I felt strongly that I needed to be married, so I got married right away. I quickly discovered that I would much rather be single than married to the wrong man. Divorced him, toute suite.

A year and a half later, I started dating a man whom I soon fell in love with. I wanted to marry him for the entire seven years that we dated, until he dumped me to marry someone else. (His main reason for not marrying me was that I was poor—one of my other coins. Hoo-boy.)

After he dumped me, I declared that I would never again want someone who didn’t want me—and that has served me well in several instances, including friendships. (Are you taking notes?)

I found that, apart from often not having enough money (because it can be hard for a woman to make a good living unless she is a doctor or lawyer or other professional), being single was fine. When I thought about it, I focused on the good things about it, like choosing whatever I wanted—on TV, to buy, to cook or not to cook, to go and do whatever—without having to consult or even consider someone, especially someone who was a terrible husband, like my second one.

I processed the hell out of my past romantic relationships, too, and learned all I could about myself, how I could behave differently, and what I wanted to give and share. And receive. By “processed”, I mean that I scrutinized incidents and conversations and arguments, all to see from my new objective point of view what I could have done differently to show the Universe that I loved and valued myself, not only him. (More notes here.)

I made a couple of different lists of characteristics I wanted in a mate. I eventually tore up and threw away the first one and I posted the other one on Facebook. Not very long after the post, I met Don.

This is what my angels guided me through about the coins. The pairings are sides of one coin. You can’t be both at once, not rich and poor, for example. (Although you can be in between.)

I’ve always wanted to be rich, thin, married, and popular. But I am instead broke, fat, and unpopular—but now married!

And that’s why I am using that married/single coin to figure out how I came to settle on the “wrong” side of the other coins and how to change them. Is it because I liked and embraced being single, the “dark” side of that coin? Have I focused too much on the “dark” sides of the other coins? Does fear have anything to do with it?

Let’s take a look at popular/unpopular. When I was in junior high and high school, all I wanted was to be popular (and thin, but that’s a different coin—and I wasn’t even fat!). By the time I was a senior, I was probably what most people would consider popular: I had plenty of friends and a lot of people knew who I was. But I was never in the “popular crowd”, so I thought I was unpopular—or maybe “not popular”.

In the intervening years, I mostly have felt that I didn’t have enough friends—although I did feel popular for a couple of years when I led a large networking group in Austin. Also, I had a lot of work with my first business—I did not equate that with popularity, but I should have—but I have not had nearly enough clients since then. And in my life now, “popularity” equals “lots of clients”.

Popularity is still important in terms of clients and work. Those “likes” on my Facebook fan page are paramount. How does “Madame Not-Even-Any-Good Psychic” have 10,000 likes? I don’t know that answer any more now than I knew how someone became a cheerleader in high school. If I did, I would have bottled it by now and made a mint!

Speaking of unpopular, last year, two groups of friends dumped me—turned on me, even. One was my little clutch from late high school/college—the really tight besties. The other was a bunch of childhood friends who had always been in my life. Both hurt.

I’ve known for some time that I always thought I was fat when I wasn’t. I was adorable when I was younger and thinner! (I am actually fat now. Even the doctor says so.) Most of us have this trouble, never thin enough, right? But I have been mostly in body-acceptance mode for about 10 years or so. That “fat thing” is so very deeply ingrained in Western women, it’s hard to overcome. If I go by my “married coin”, my acceptance and even love for my fat body should do the trick, right? Well, as of this writing, I’m down ten pounds. Shrug.

Now, for the “rich/poor” coin. I have been comfortable (never “rich”) at times in my life, but I have mostly focused on the times of struggle, even discounting the prosperous times as exceptions, too few and far between. I’m not sure what the reality is, as I have been in the “poor” zone for a very long time now. I fear/ed poverty and struggle and not-enough-ness…

And maybe fear is the key. According to the Law of Attraction, what you focus on expands. Being afraid is one way of focusing your vibration. I was afraid of being single when Tim died, but not at all when I divorced Number Two. I came to embrace and even like being single, in large part because I knew how bad it was to be married to the wrong person. I don’t want to be single now only because I love Don and want to be with him. But I’m not afraid of being single.

So…

  • I’m not afraid of being fat.
  • I’m not afraid of being poor.
  • I’m not afraid of being unpopular.

Of course, with affirmations, we use positive words:

  • I embrace being fat.
  • I embrace being poor.
  • I embrace being unpopular.

Whew! Heady stuff.

Next: What’s good or “to like” about being fat, poor, and unpopular? Maybe you can extrapolate these for your own coins.

  • Fat = still pretty, more feminine/womanly, empathetic to other fat women, might help others overcome their fear of fatness, will survive and ice age, and won’t ever freeze to death
  • Poor = makes you get creative (with food, clothes, décor), you find out who loves you unconditionally (and who doesn’t—no, really, people will abandon or hate you when you are poor), you really appreciate bargains and cheap entertainment—which you can continue when you have more money too
  • Unpopular = plenty of “me-time”? Appreciate yourself? Make changes that make you more likeable? Get creative with how to meet/reach people? Obviously, this one is still tripping me up.

Start off with embracing what is now and what you’ve got. While you are “haunted” by your fears of the “dark” side of your coin, your coins cannot change.

Appreciate moments that were what you like, if any. Remember a time you had that and enjoy the memories, being careful not to be resentful that those times are no more.

And finally, look forward to improvements, but don’t depend on them for your happiness. Let your happiness stand on its own, enjoying and giving thanks for what is here and now, remembering and cherishing the good things that used to be, and smiling at your imagination of the “bright” side of the coin that is coming.

And get ready—those coins can flip very quickly!

 

Hurt People Hurt People

No doubt you’ve heard this about abusers: Hurt people hurt people. It means that abusers aren’t born, they’re made. No one just wants to hurt others when his heart is full of love and joy. It takes someone who is damaged to become an abuser.

As a psychic, I have made a habit of looking at pictures of people to see who they really are. It’s always there in the eyes. I can see love, joy, fear, sorrow, and all of the human emotions in the eyes. And not only in the eyes, but around them. You may have this ability yourself. You may also be good at reading body language.

I’m sometimes surprised when I look closely at a celebrity, someone whose picture I’ve seen a hundred times. I look at the eyes and the “eye zone” and I might see something surprising, like fear or sorrow or shame.

Many years ago, before I even became a professional, I saw a newspaper article about a man who was arrested for murder. I took one look at his picture and said, “They’ve got the wrong guy.” It took awhile, about two years as I recall, but the man was exonerated.

Today, I saw a headline “Suspected Serial Rapist in Custody.” My first thought was, well, that’s good, get the guy off the streets where he can’t hurt anyone else. And then I looked at the man’s face in the picture. And what I saw surprised me. It was sadness. Deep, pained sadness. Then I saw anger on top of that, but the depth of his sorrow was palpable to me. And that’s when I remembered that expression, “Hurt people hurt people.” I don’t know what his background is or why he is so sad, but I know it is from long ago, when he was very small.

This Is Why

You know how I love to play with graphics! (No? Check out some of the “Pithy Quotes” in the blog categories—> over there.) When I did this brief reading with a client who was in a desperate moment, it was all done on Facebook, and I did it on my phone! Kind of tiny and hard to translate for you here. So I made this cool graphic that tells the whole story without identifying my client in any way. Oh, I had a great time putting it together! BUT. Yes, it’s kind of hard to read, especially if you are looking at this on your phone. So I’m typing up a transcript below the image. Either way, enjoy!

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Client: Oh Susan, I’m very unhappy with my marriage, he’s become very controlling, negative & tries belittleing me a lot, I’m planning to leave soon. I can’t take much more…so I’m on a waiting list for an apartment I can afford but don’t know how long of a wait. I want you to tell me what is best to do or go til one opens up, I can go to …. or maybe go to my … I need not what I will do but what is best to do, haha*  I’m even afraid to tell …  I’m leaving

* Reference: I try to tell my clients what they WILL do, not what they SHOULD do, because they won’t take my advice, so she’s making a little funny here.

Client: Can’t seem to stop my brain, I don’t think I explained my fears in the right way, my fear is going to … to stay til an apartment opens up for me, I’ve worked really hard to get where I am … I’m worried about losing my customers down here if I go to …. I also will be a long way from my kids & grandkids & also the fear of not being able to get back here … But I can’t handle being here with him, I’m limited because of my money, I’m so sorry asking this.

Psychic Susan K: Okay. First, don’t be sorry. I am happy to help if I can. “Best” is to stay in the area, so with … or possibly a friend. (I’m feeling like there is a friend who would be happy to have you for a bit.) Your … are so awesome and you need to keep that going. You are doing all the right things. Don’t tell … –just go when he’s not there. Seriously. What you’re describing sounds like the kind of thing that will escalate to physical abuse–it’s already emotional abuse. You are fully justified in leaving and you owe him no explanation. Just do it, and the sooner, the better. You have already discovered strength you didn’t know you had–it’s only going to get better from here. You may feel like this is a very low time, but from my perspective, the world is your oyster. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with nowhere to go but up. That may sound like a lot of platitudes rolled into one! But I’m serious. This will turn out to be one of the best things that ever happened to you. Go for it and don’t look back! One of my really clever friends likes the quote: “Burn the corpses–we shall fight by firelight!” So there you go!

I just pulled a card for you, too: Hydrate/Quench. Just make sure you’re drinking lots of water. It’s important for some reason.

Client: Susan thank you so much, I was arguing with my gut feeling , just having problems thinking what’s best, there’s no one I trust more than you, thank you, I’ll call … today

Psychic Susan K: Wonderful! You can do this, really, you can. And your gut knows, doesn’t it?

Client: Yes it does!

LATER THAT DAY:

Client: Susan, I know you will like what I have to tell you, I was blessed twice today once with you & 2nd time an hour ago, I went to … & ran into my friend of 35 years, her daughter & 3 grandkids moved in with her so I knew she didn’t have room for me BUT her daughter … was there too, I’ve been in all her kids’ life since they were born. … told me to stay at her house & I can bring my 2 dachshunds also, her husband & a friend are going to move my things in storage for me & they’re friends with the Chief of Police & are going to give him a heads up so Thursday or Friday I’m out! I broke down & cried, everything you said, the only thing I’m afraid of is he comes home … he’ll be driving up to us moving my things out not knowing

Psychic Susan K: Don’t worry. You won’t be there at that moment and the others will be your buffer. Thank you for sharing this with me. I knew there would be a friend who was going to help you out! That is wonderful!

Client: No you are wonderful, funny thing I didn’t even have to ask, thank you so much . You truly have a gift & a very kind heart to go with it.

Psychic Susan K:  (heart heart heart heart heart)

Oh, Goodie, Another Growth Opportunity

problem-tinyLet’s just say I’m in a growth spurt. Nah, not getting taller and I HOPE I’m not gaining weight! But my spirit is growing and it can be just as painful as a child’s physical growing pains. But you come out older and wiser on the other side! Right? You do, don’t you?

Here’s part of it. I ran across this old channeled message the other day, one that I had channeled from Universal Angels and Guides, or maybe just my own. Or yours. Valid no matter what. “Your problem is not what you’ve done, but what you are failing to do now because of it.”

Damn.

How is what I’ve done in the past–perhaps something I am now feeling regret about?–affecting my ability to do something that I really want to do now?

In a very material, real-world sense, an example is: if you didn’t finish college, is that keeping you from going for the job you want now? In a psychological sense, is breaking up with someone in your past affecting your ability to give your all to relationships in the present? And in a more spiritual sense, if you haven’t lived your best life in the past, are you now stuck with it?

This applies so very much to a situation I am dealing with right now, and it opens up so many other windows on Areas Where I Need to Grow. Ugh.

I say ugh, although I certainly do appreciate the messages (or “lessons,” if you prefer–I do not prefer) when they come through and sink into my heart and soul. Thus, today, I am thinking about moving forward in spite of past actions, because I know that I have allowed those past actions to hold me back. And I don’t want to be held back anymore. Especially not by my own dumb thoughts.

How about you?

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