We remember many years ago a psychic predicting Arnold Schwarzenegger would be on a sitcom late in his life playing a grumpy old man.

Fast-forward to today, and Arnold isn't staring in a sitcom. However, there's a 2019 video clip of him promoting the most recent installment of the Terminator. In the video he’s sitting on a stage with another cast member in front of a live audience, jokingly putting down those who give excuses for not going to the gym: “You have no time? Then get up earlier!”

He appears to be playing a grumpy old-timer, and the audience was clearly enjoying his sarcastic humor. Perhaps this is the scene the psychic envisioned many years ago, but incorrectly assumed it was a sitcom.

"Being psychic does not necessarily mean seeing an event that has not yet occurred. It is rather seeing the inner nature of something."
Frederick Lenz

Psychics Often Get The Overall Concept Correct

We are acquainted with some talented psychics, and some of them don’t do it professionally. In our experience (personally, and as professional psychics), psychics often get the overall idea right, but it's difficult to put a time-stamp on it, or sometimes the ideas get mixed up in translation, as possibly with the above outlined case.

Time and time again, psychics correctly relay a concept, something he or she unexplainably (by conventional wisdom) has a strong connection to, such as, “The name _______ relates to very good fortune for you,” or “There’s someone around you, born in (month of birth) who is working against your best interests.” The occurrences may be years in the future, but often the vision is accurate. The notion of self-fulfilling prophecy is inapplicable because the key circumstances are often in motion before the person is aware of the details (e.g., names, dates of birth).

"We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas." Henry Reed

"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition." Madeleine L'Engle

Accuracy Rates Of Good Psychics Top Those Of Many Other Professions

In our estimation, accuracy rates of talented psychics are at least 60%. That's pretty good, especially when you consider the success rates of athletes and doctors.

Top Major League baseball players typically bat around .300. Batting .300 means he is failing 70% of the time and getting paid $10 million each season to do so.

According to a study (Plous, 1991) on the accuracy of doctors’ diagnoses, although the doctors were 90% sure they diagnosed correctly, they only diagnosed correctly about 15% of the time.

Although a 50% accuracy rate is considered reasonable in the psychic world, it’s never achieved in many other fields, including the financial investment field (e.g., Wall Street).

Affinity With The Psychic Matters

No psychic is 100% accurate 100% of the time, yet they are frequently the target of unrealistic demands from skeptics, like no other profession. A psychic can't possibly effectively tap into every single area of your life and all that's happening in the world, just as he or she can't watch every channel on TV at once. Also, the energetic connection between you and the psychic matters; if you have a strong, largely benevolent compatibility connection as symbolized by comprehensive astrology and numerology, the psychic is more likely to be at the top of his or her game while doing a reading for you. Also, when clients have a lot of spiritual debris (such as lost souls and dark energy) in their energy field it can cloud or block a reading. Likewise, no psychic should claim to know everything or be able to read for anyone.

You Will Only Be Told What You Are Supposed To Know And Psychics Can't Erase Karma

A psychic will only tell you things you are supposed to know at that time. There might be things you aren't supposed to know at the time of the reading that the reader won't get into. Also, they are reading you, not other people in your life, so don't expect them to be able to pry into your friends and family through you. Don't hold it against the professional if he or she doesn't reveal all during your session.

Psychics can't erase your karma either, so avoid expecting them to take care of your responsibilities. Just as you can't expect a financial advisor to clear your debt, you can't expect a seer to erase your karmic balance sheet.

Psychics And The Lottery

A famous comedian once asked why you've never seen the headline, "Psychic wins lottery." Again, few other professions attract so much contempt as the metaphysical industry. Do you expect your financial advisor to recommend investments that will double your money in a year? Of course not. Our view is that only psychics who are fated to come into that sort of money will win the lottery.

Psychics are not magicians--they can't shape-shift realty to manifest any desired result. They are messengers of the divine, and deserve as much respect as any other profession.

"I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics."
Richard Branson

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