Everyone has seen a psychic... Right? Maybe as fun or a dare from a friend, or you desperately needed to know what to do after a breakup, or you wanted to connect with a love one that had passed away. Whatever your reason, the words that psychic said somehow seeped into your being; the words are forever etched into your mind. In psychology realms, this is called 'imprinting' and 'Phase Sensitive Learning,' meaning that when you see a psychic, you are vulnerable to their words and ideas.
So what happens if you are in a situation or event you think the psychic has described? Do the words of that psychic change your way of thinking? Alternatively, is it entirely possible that a psychic could actually see the future? This opens a can of worms for the sceptics among us, of which I am not one. I believe there are good and bad psychics, just like mechanics, hairdressers or tradespeople; there are ones that can actually do what they say and others that will just rob you blind.
So how do you know a good psychic? This is the million-dollar question and there are many different theories on how to tell. Psychics work with energy; just like when you meet someone you have an instant connection and other times you have an instant dislike, I believe this is the same for psychics. Some get readings stronger than others and some are actually able to delve deeper. From my experiences with psychics, I have found you cannot live your life by their words. I like to think of myself as an intelligent, articulate woman, but over the years, I have found myself falling back to the 'OMG that is what the psychic said!' moment. When I was 21, I was in the process of being divorced and had an almost 2-year-old from that relationship. Like many other women and men that I have spoken to over the years, I searched for answers to find myself at a psychic.
After several different readings from completely different psychics, I found myself following a similar path. Each and every psychic told me to write and I have always written down thoughts and feelings, just to help me process how I was feeling inside; it became my way of letting go. Both John Edward and Lisa Williams told me I had a book inside me that I needed to write, and most have told me about my own green-eyed man. So how do you let go of a man you have never met? He holds a special place in your heart, because every psychic you have ever seen has said he exists, he is real. For me, it was to bring him to life. My book Can't Fight Fate, while entirely fictional, has been written around my own psychic readings and experiences. While some details were changed to suit the story, others were included verbatim.
This brings me back to the question, 'Can the words of a psychic influence your thoughts? Your choices? Your destiny?' For me, the answer is definitely yes. I have numerous times changed my thoughts from the guidance of a psychic, and I must say mostly for the better. What I have also discovered over the years is that if those ideas or words were not originally something I wanted to achieve or something that resonated with me, I would not think twice about them. I also found the psychics opened up possibilities for me I would never have dreamed of by myself. The psychics enabled me to believe in me.
In writing Can't Fight Fate, I was able to enjoy the journey and meet the green-eyed man who I have only ever dreamt of meeting; in my book, he is now alive.
Lisa N. Edwards is a graduate of NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) in Sydney, Australia, after which she was trained at The Film Space. She and her youngest daughter, Darcie, were featured in a series of Coles TV Commercials—‘Feed your Family for $10 with Curtis Stone’ and Coles Home Brand. Lisa’s latest credits include soon-to-be-released Aussie comedy ‘Now Add Honey’ and two Award-Winning Hollywood Short films, 'Riviera' and 'The Road Less Traveled.' A large portion of Lisa's working life was spent as a Talent Agent with VisionsMCP in Melbourne, of which she was the owner and Company Director for 13 years.
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