10 Things They Don’t Tell You about Being a Professional Intuitive

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1. Being a lightworker may actually require you to assist those who are lost among shadows or even in deep darkness. Those who walk in the light are not the ones who need you most.

2. Even when you are tired, stressed, feeling insecure, feeling like you’re not at your best, that you’re not in a strong enough state to perform a reading, when your intentions are to be a vessel for someone else, the energy and information you require will show up.

3. It’s not always about retrieving answers — more often times than not the client needs you to reframe her questions.

4. More people are turned on by what you do — intrigued, interested, curious — than turned off. Hardly anyone thinks you’re “crazy” and more people than you ever imagined — nearly everyone you meet — wants to talk to you about what you do.

5. Being “able” to do psychic readings for people starts with the simple decision that you’re willing to try in order to learn and develop your abilities.

6. The confidence you feel you need before you can start giving readings actually comes from giving readings. Whatever confirmation you’re waiting on, that you think will happen before you begin, will be waiting for you when you dive in.

7. You may not necessarily ever know “for sure” that you’re right — unless and/or until your client tells you so.

8. It’s actually easy, rewarding, and pleasurable! Being a professional psychic does not make you feel “insane;” and people are not coming out of the woodwork to judge you. There need be no victims here.

9. You’re not in competition with any other intuitive. There are “enough” clients for everyone.

10. You can develop psychic abilities. You can learn how to become a professional intuitive — from a combination of intention, experience, and guidance. You will acquire different skills from other intuitives, and you will likely have not just one teacher but many over the course of your lifetime.

What would you add to this list? Those of you who are already professional intuitives, what do you know now that you would not have foreseen before accepting your path?

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7 Responses to 10 Things They Don’t Tell You about Being a Professional Intuitive
  1. Hilary
    December 27, 2011 | 9:37 pm

    Very good list – especially #2.

    11. You need a support system of your own.

    (I imagine different people need different kinds of support system, but a spiritual practice and someone you can talk to in confidence about the personal ‘stuff’ that comes up around your clients’ ‘stuff’ seem essential to me.)

    • Slade Roberson
      December 27, 2011 | 10:01 pm


      Excellent point!

      Thank you for pointing that out — I certainly have “my own” intuitives, as well as a community of peers with whom I can process and talk shop, and then of course fantastic friends who both great listeners when I need it or capable, creative diversionists who help me get out of the seriousness of work, escape, and laugh — a lot!

      • Hilary
        December 30, 2011 | 1:33 pm

        Maybe it seemed so obvious to you as to go without saying – whereas for me the part about needing someone to talk to came as something of a revelation after about 11 years. I never claimed to be quick on the uptake…

  2. Julie | A Clear Sign
    December 30, 2011 | 8:37 pm

    Hi Slade,

    I would add

    – you gain personal proof that there is spirit all around us, an afterlife, and no reason to fear death

    – spirit is much more fascinating to work with daily than your average coworker :)

    – true skeptics are to be avoided at all costs unless you have a strong stomach or like a good argument

    – like any small business, there’s paperwork and at least a minimum amount of business acumen required

    – your own abilities really do grow exponentially over time and you do develop your own “language” with spirit

    – the more you do the work, the more you’re apt to attract (or notice) different kinds of entities

    I agree there are more than enough clients for all intuitives and it is great fun to work with like minded colleagues – lots to learn there, and share. Still working on #4 – people seem to “not want to go there” or have some fears that “something bad” will come up or get a little cagey that you can “read their mind.”

    • Slade Roberson
      January 3, 2012 | 2:25 pm

      Thanks, Julie,

      Your additions all resonate with me as well. I appreciate your sharing them.

  3. Susan S.
    December 31, 2011 | 1:58 am

    Thanks for the things to think about. Just beginning to develop my abilities, and very excited at the journey ahead.

    • Slade Roberson
      January 3, 2012 | 2:27 pm


      You’re welcome. I’m glad the post was timely for you. I wish you well on the next steps along your path.

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