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How much should I pay for a spiritual reading?

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If you are thinking about having a spiritual reading for the New Year or you had one already, you will likely ask yourself how much should I pay for a spiritual reading or did I pay the right price? I am going to share with you a few tips to avoid fraudulent spiritual readings, readers and to know what the appropriate charge for a reading.

First thing that you have to keep in mind is; more expensive does not necessarily mean a better reading. That being said, you can get a spiritual reading for $30 and have a good reading just as a reading that would cost you $200.

There are a few reasons why prices may vary between spiritual readers:
–  Spiritual mediums, psychics etc. that make a living of their gift will likely charge you more than others, because they do it full time.
–  Spiritual mediums, psychics etc. that are not expensive are often cheaper because they don’t do it full time.
– Also, spiritual reading prices may vary based on mediums, psychics etc. reputations and reviews.

When you look for the best deals for products, you should do the same when you search for a spiritual reading such as their reputations, reviews, and recommendations. If you feel that the mediums, psychics etc.. meet your criteria then the price will be right and meant to be.

It is important to understand that true mediums, psychics etc. are not fortunetellers. Fortunetellers will tell you what you want and expect to hear. True mediums, psychics etc will offer suggestions and advices to guide you but you HAVE THE POWER OF FREE WILL, in short ALL DECISIONS ARE YOUR OWN.

Have a good spiritual reading and best wishes for The New Year.

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About the Author: Fabien Peyrot, Founder and Editor in Chief of i-Spirit.ca .

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  1. Linda says:

    WOOAAA!
    I had quite an adverse reaction to your statement that “fortune tellers” will tell you what you want and expect to hear”. If they know what you expect and want to hear then they must have some sort of telepathic ability, don’t you agree? And where does that ability come from? Would you not agree that the answer is, from the same divine source that the “true mediums” are getting their abilities from? I’m being a bit sarcastic here, but my point is that we all have purposes in our existence even the people you are labelling “fortune tellers.”

    I understand that the point you are trying to get across, is that there are conniving people in all walks of life and occupations, so it’s basically “consumer beware”, but here is something to consider. Everyone has a path to walk, and everyone has lessons to learn, so if a person had a reading from a so called “fortune teller”, and from this reading was led to learn a very important lesson in their life, would you not consider that for both parties involved, this was part of their soul journey, even if you judged this person not to be a “true medium”?

    I feel that by calling certain people fortune tellers, you are belittling the fact that we all have the ability to connect to Divine Source, some are just more aware than others. And on top of that by using the term “fortune teller”, it is perpetuating the reputation that psychics and mediums are phonies, and not to be trusted. In all fairness, even a top notch medium is never 100%.
    My advice would be for the person to use their own intuition and ask to be guided to the person who will help them on their path.

    One more point. Should a medium, offer suggestions and advice? It is my understanding they give you the message they received from spirit. It is not their job to interpret the message for the client and then advise them to what they should be doing.

    • “If they know what you expect and want to hear then they must have some sort of telepathic ability, don’t you agree? “

      I have to disagree; I have been in retail for a long time and I can tell you one thing for sure, there is nothing telepathic in telling someone what he/she wants to hear. Perhaps we are not using the same terminology or meaning of the words “telepathic ability” and this is why we disagree. Which brings me to your next comment

      “my point is that we all have purposes in our existence even the people you are labelling “fortune tellers.” […]“Everyone has a path to walk, and everyone has lessons to learn, so if a person had a reading from a so called “fortune teller”, and from this reading was led to learn a very important lesson in their life, would you not consider that for both parties involved, this was part of their soul journey, even if you judged this person not to be a “true medium”?”

      Have a look of the article that I wrote called Terminology
      (http://i-spirit.ca/2011/08/02/terminology),you will see that the terminology is constantly changing and interpreted differently for each one of us. So we can all talk about the same things without using the same terms. That being said, I 100% agree with the 2 above quotes and believe that we are talking about the same things but we obviously don’t have the same definition of what is a fortune teller.

      Fortune teller is a term that I have often seen used to stereotype individuals that act and pretend to be psychics by predicting your future at an Amusement Park. I believe without a doubt that we are all psychic but you really become one, in my books when you use your gift for the highest and the best. So the fortune tellers you are describing for me are called psychics. On the same note, I decided to differentiate mediums from psychics (Find another article on this subject here (http://i-spirit.ca/2011/02/27/what-is-the-difference-between-a-psychic-and-a-medium). It’s all about definition and this is something that we cannot really argue about as it is not written in stone.

      “I feel that by calling certain people fortune tellers,you are belittling the fact that we all have the ability to connect to DivineSource, some are just more aware than others.”

      I believe that I indirectly answer this statement above.

      “And on top of that by using the term “fortune teller”,it is perpetuating the reputation that psychics and mediums are phonies, and not to be trusted”

      Not based on my definition of Fortune teller previously explained. Keep in mind that it wouldn’t even make sense for me to say that Medium and psychic are phonies and not to be trusted as I claimed to be myself a Psychic Medium. I am just sharing tips in my article to prevent fraud and fake readings.

      “In all fairness, even a top notch medium is never 100%.”

      I 100% agree, and already stated in many of my articles.

      “My advice would be for the person to use their own intuition and ask to be guided to the person who will help them on their path.”

      Great advice that I will share with you and I am sure that Maureen who wrote the article “Be Guidable…not Gulible” will second that (http://i-spirit.ca/2012/01/23/be-guidable-not-gullible)

      “Should a medium, offer suggestions and advice? It is my understanding they give you the message they received from spirit. It is not their job to interpret the message for the client and then advise them to what they should be doing.”

      Your are correct, mediums should not interpret the messages for the clients but like any body else that advises and gives guidance can clarify to the clients that these advises are personal experiences from the medium or psychics and are NOT messages from spirits. The Clients have the free will to take the advises and guidance if they choose.

      • Linda says:

        I think you misinterpreted my point in the first paragraph. I wasn’t truly asking if you agreed or disagreed, since I stated that I was being sarcastic, but I did use those words, so my mistake And yes, I’m old enough to know that you can tell someone what they want to hear…but again, sarcasm.

        My usage of the terms “fortune teller” and “true medium” was in quotes because I took them directly from your article. Personally, I wouldn’t use either one, that’s why I reacted to your article. It’s not a matter of having the same definition, because we are in agreement of what the ‘stereotype’ definition would be. The point I was making is that I feel you are being judgmental by using those terms, stereotype or not, and they could have been left out of the article. Hence, the example about someone else’s path.

        You really misunderstood, where I was coming from. I was trying to make the point that you could be influencing someone else’s path with your terminology, and ultimately, we are only responsible for our own paths. It’s not up to you to call someone a “fortune teller” because you think they fit the stereotype, and steer someone else away from them.

        I am baffled as to how you came to that conclusion, and what exactly you are saying, but it’s not important.

        That’s great that we are in agreement about medium’s giving advice. Perhaps, how you expressed it to me in your reply could have had that little bit extra in your article. That was the first time I was on your website, and the first article I read. If this had been read by someone absolutely new to Spiritualism, they may have gotten the wrong impression. I just believe that clarity and unity of thought is important so that anyone pursuing their soul journey will be getting the same information from any teacher he turns to. If we’re not on the same page, that’s unfortunate.

        Who knows, perhaps someone ridiculed and called me a “fortune teller” in a past life. ?

      • Linda says:

        In my previous reply I stated that “I am baffled as to how you came to that conclusion, and what exactly you are saying, but it’s not important.”

        That was in reply to your statement.

        “So the fortune tellers you are describing for me are called psychics”

        It didn’t appear on the reply, probably because I cut and pasted. Sorry to create confusion.

        • “The point I was making is that I feel you are being judgmental by using those terms, stereotype or not, and they could have been left out of the article.” […] “If this had been read by someone absolutely new to Spiritualism, they may have gotten the wrong impression.”

          I find it interesting that you are saying that I am judgmental by judging the terminology I use and how it may impact on others. I also find it contradictory with the following quotes.

          “I was trying to make the point that you could be influencing someone else’s path with your terminology, and ultimately, we are only responsible for our own paths.” Quote from first comment: “Everyone has a path to walk, and everyone has lessons to learn, so if a person had a reading from a so called “fortune teller”, and from this reading was led to learn a very important lesson in their life, would you not consider that for both parties involved, this was part of their soul journey.”

          So if I follow your reasoning, my terminology may affect someone and this person could learn a lesson from it, which was part of his/her journey. So why should I change my terminology? We all had at some point been influenced or influenced someone, For instance 1000 people could’ve read the same book and be impacted differently on their journey based on how they interpreted the terms used by the author. Some of them simply hated the author others become fans. In my opinion, authors can use any terms they want and the readers have free will of their interpretation. As I always say, we should have as many teachers as possible in our life and just take the lessons that are meaningful to us and leave behind what we disagree. So if you find anything that appeals to you in this article be open to it, and whatever you disagree with just leave it behind.

          I hope you got my point of view because I really understand your point of view and respect it. But I just disagree. Like I said on my last comment there is nothing much to argue about, they are just opinions and point of views in my perspectives.

          “It’s not up to you to call someone a “fortune teller” because you think they fit the stereotype, and steer someone else away from them.” […] “I just believe that clarity and unity of thought is important so that anyone pursuing their soul journey will be getting the same information from any teacher he turns to.”

          If it is not up to me, who is it up to? Any guide lines you would like to share with me?. I personally don’t follow bibles or religion books aside from the 7 principals of Spiritualism (http://i-spirit.ca/2011/03/25/the-seven-principles-of-spiritualism). As I explained on the Terminology article that I wrote (http://i-spirit.ca/2011/08/02/terminology), I wish that we all spoke the same language, it will make it easier for all of us but this is not the case. I am sure like you, other readers will interpret my article differently.

          I also wish I could add disclaimers to all of my articles and provide many definitions to all the terms I use but they will be 50 pages long and very boring.

          This discussion can go on and on in circles. Your opinion is greatly appreciated and I thank you for sharing it.

          • Linda says:

            “I find it interesting that you are saying that I am judgmental by judging the terminology”

            Good point, you are right. I am being judgemental of the quality of the information given, based on your terminology. I am not judging another human being and labelling them. But given that, based on what I had said previously, your reasoning in the following statement is accurate.

            “So if I follow your reasoning, my terminology may affect someone and this person could learn a lesson from it, which was part of his/her journey.”

            “If it is not up to me, who is it up to? ”

            MMMM! Just kidding, I know the next statement, makes a difference to the context of those words.

            “Any guide lines you would like to share with me?. I personally don’t follow bibles or religion books aside from the 7 principals of Spiritualism.”

            I have a feeling you are expecting me to retort with a religious point of view. ? Sorry, don’t have one.

            You are absolutely right this discussion could go on in circles. So I guess the solution is to agree to disagree. Thank you for replying. Good Luck with your board.

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