Monday, September 9, 2013

into the mystic...finding psychic friends

Since being on the world wide web, I have learned that the internet is chock fulla creeps and weirdos, but it's also full of really awesome souls and kindreds that I probably would never know if not for some strange binary code of beep boops that I don't quite understand. It's kind of a beautiful thing.

A couple weeks ago I went to go meet a new internet friend and as we chit-chatted away and got to know each other, we somehow got to talking about religion....which transitioned to taboos...which transitioned to her revealing that she can read tarot cards and is a medium of sorts. [Tangent: OK! A few things. 1.) I know it's allegedly frowned upon by society to discuss politics or religion with strangers, but they weren't raised by my daddy. He was never one to shy away from these things with people upon introduction or just standing with in line with them at Publix. He wasn't much for pop culture laced small talk, I guess. Instead of asking about the royal baby or the weather, he would delve into the situation in the Middle East with people he would happen upon. 2.) Perhaps normal people would also be scared to see what the future held in store, for fear that they were gonna choke on a chicken bone the next day or worse yet that they would be totally mundane, but I was too blinded by the golden opportunity. Fear, for once, didn't get the best of me. 3.) No. I'm not a sudden pagaen or anything like that. I'm just the same ol fallen Catholic you know and love.] These supernatural leanings were all facts about her that I had no idea about prior to the visit, and simply things I could not let go. Within seconds of hearing the words, "I read tarot cards." I was begging her to pull them out and shuffle them.
 
they weren't these I saw on etsy... but how cute are they?

I won't go into too many particulars, but this chick totally had me pegged on a lot of things. At first, or as she started I was like, "OK...anyone who reads my blog knows that" or "This would apply to any 30 year old girl." but then a few things made me seriously go "WHOAH!" Like as in, I may have cried thinking how creepily spot on  and specific they were. [Tangent: She did tell me that there are things in my life that I don't talk about in my blog and that those are probably the things I need to write about. These are the things she knew so much about, which really shocked me.]  I know I am being completely vague, but all you need to know is that it was a fairly heady experience, which is why it has taken me a while to write about it. In fact, most of what she said was really positive and hopeful. These are things I needed to hear.

Maybe I could be way off base, but I feel like everyone my age is semi-intrigued with the idea of knowing whats to come. If you grew up with a mood ring or a fortune teller fish, then you probably were unknowingly tapping into your mystical side.
I had one of these in high school. It probably always said jealous.

Also, point my left finger at Miss Cleo and my right finger at Dionne Warwick. These ladies, between episodes of daytime TV during the summer, really tantalized me into thinking I needed some psychic friends....well, now I have one...and I don't have to pay 99 cents a minute. 

 

10 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a fortune telling fish!

    Perhaps you could write about these serious topics in a private way? Will you?

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    1. The fortune fish are weird. Its just a piece of thin red cellophane and depending on what it does in your hand will determine your innermost feelings and desires. Although, I think it just depended on the size of your palm and the current in the room.

      I try to write about a lot of different things while still remaining a private person...sometimes it is a delicate balance.

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  2. I find this kind of stuff fascinating but am VERY skeptical and would never do it myself. I had big talks with friends this weekend about their trips (both successful and not) to psychics, palm/card readers, spiritualists, energy experts, etc. I am afraid of getting too much information!!!

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    1. Yeah. I approached it with a good bit of skepticism at first...but then i thought that she wasn't trying to fleece me out of anything...because she was doing this for free. I am glad I didnt consider the TMI aspect or "what if she says something horrible?" prior. Oddly enough, for this worry wart, neither crossed my mind...so weird for me. I definitely thing some things could apply to anyone and one or two things missed the mark a bit...BUT there were several things that were eerie and very specific. Luckily most of what she said was favorable, and I am not going to die alone as an animal hoarder or anything.

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  3. I would hope that you would know better than to hoard animals ;-P

    The psychic thing is a lot like the religion thing. If you want guidance but are willing to take responsibility for your own actions then I can see it as being useful. If you expect a psychic, or a priest, or a God, to "fix" your life you're copping out and no good can come of it. We all have free will and can make choices to alter our destiny at any time.

    But what do I know? ;-)

    Alicia

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  4. As a thorough going old pagan myself, I can say that there are lots of ways to look at Tarot readings. Not being of the psychically gifted ilk of paganry, I use them as a Jungian tool for seeing the possibilities of the present from different perspectives. If tarot interest you, you should get a deck. They can be useful in a lot of ways, especially if you like to dink around with personal archetypes and the meanings of symbols.

    I have known ethical readers and had similar experiences to the one you describe, and I think we all have intuitive skills in varying degrees. More developed in some more than others. But the best experiences I've had have been ones where I've been told about what *is* and various ways to see truth within the present. But mostly, my own explorations have had the most meaning for me.

    I keep a digital deck on my Kindle Fire. Really. I consider them THE accessory for a self-examined life!

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    1. Yeah, I find the whole thing fascinating on some level, but I for some reason have no interest in learning if for myself. The responsibility of it all seems very stressful and hard to turn on and off. I would rather be surprised by the universe :)

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    2. I know what you mean ... I save prognostication for those who know how to do it! Always more fun that way, and it's easier to blame the messenger if it isn't you!

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  5. Whoa! I have never gotten a tarot card reading, but I guess I'm the type of person who passe on those and just lets things come as they happen. Those Fortune Fish are awesome! I've gotta go find some to try :)

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    1. I would have probably not sought it out...but it seemed like a good opportunity. Serendipitous almost. I mean when else would I get this chance? Haha. I'm always down to try new things even though this was def a first

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