Why I Don’t Do Gifted Readings

The Lesson of the Struggling Moth

A psychic reading can be a life-changing experience that gives a person an empowering new perspective on life. It can be something clients want to share with their friends or family so that they too can experience the shift. If the friend or family member can’t afford the cost of a reading, then it might seem logical to just give the reading to them as a gift. It may come as a surprise however that I do not allow readings to be given as gifts. In fact, my experience shows that gifted readings often have poor results and so I’ve stopped doing them altogether. I’ll explain.

Personal Responsibility

My readings go deep, so the client must be ready on a deep soul level. As I’ve said before, readings are a 3-way street. They are a combination of the psychic/medium’s energy, the energy of Spirit, along with the client’s own energy. To ensure a good reading, both the psychic and the client need to be open and receptive.

When a client’s intuition directs them to book a reading, it’s an indicator that the channel to Higher Self is open and they’re ready to take responsibility for whatever messages they might receive. They’re ready to do the work necessary to get to where they want to go.

Energetic Investment

Money is a symbol of energy. When an individual makes a personal monetary investment in a reading, they are acting to realize their inspiration into form. This very act places a unique energetic value on the experience. The individual is taking personal responsibility for the messages they will receive, which lays the groundwork for a positive and growth-centered experience surrounding the reading.

The Lesson is in the Struggle

Simply put, we can’t learn someone else’s lesson for them. They have to go through the process themselves, and it’s this process that opens the individual to growth. The Lesson of the Struggling Moth best illustrates this.

Lesson of the Struggling Moth

A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On the day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the moth struggled to force the body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further. It just seemed to be stuck.

Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the moth because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste did not understand, was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get through the tiny opening, was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Freedom and flight would only come after the struggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of it’s health and it’s freedom.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

Anyone can give up when times are tough. Seriously, the easiest thing in the world is to give up when things aren’t going according to plan …but to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you quit, well… that’s true strength.

One of my favorite quotes is from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross…

“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”

So this moth, as beautiful as it is, had to go through some major struggle to get here today and allow us to see it in all it’s glory.

Remember the Law of Rhythm as it states that everything is moving to and fro, flowing in and out, swinging backward and forward. There is a high and a low tide. Everything is flowing, both in and out, in accordance with this law.

So the next time you are going through a struggle, know that, “This too shall pass.”

When you are on a down swing, do not feel bad. Know the swing will change and things will get better.

How to Share

So, if you have a loved one who you think would benefit from a psychic reading, just tell them so and show them this website. Then, if it feels right to them, they can step into a position of responsibility for their own personal growth, and go through the process of booking on their own.

Love, Betsy