Here's What Happened When I Visited a Psychic for the First Time

Doing something for the first time can be incredibly intimidating. Visiting a psychic is no different. Read on to find out how I overcame my feelings and took advantage of my visit to the fullest.

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I was feeling a bit down about things and my friend recommended I go visit a psychic. The thought had never occurred to me and I hesitated on letting the conversation with my friend go any further. "What do they really do anyway?" I finally stammered, half wondering what I would get out of a visit, half incredulous about the whole thing. My question opened up the floodgates and he went on about how his psychic had changed his life.

I saved his psychic's number on my phone and took mental notes about the do's and don'ts of visiting one for the first time. The rules were simple: Go in with an open mind and be upfront about what I want to hear during my session.

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Two days later I was parked outside of my psychic's place. It was a small space on a busy boulevard in Los Angeles. I took a deep breath and walked into my appointment. The front room was empty, "Hi!" I yelled out, hoping somebody was in the back. A few seconds go by and my anxiety grew. I don't know what I was expecting but I can tell you I was relieved when a totally normal looking guy appeared from the back. "Hi," he said back and I finally felt myself breath again.

We exchanged pleasantries and the session began. We sat down across from each other on a small table that was littered with cards and trinkets. Candles were scattered around the room, but they all remained unlit. The air smelled of incense and I wondered if the psychic could sense how nervous I was. Almost like in the movies, he grabbed my hand and stared intently at my palm.

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I remembered my friend's advice and I immediately told him that I'm hoping to leave the session knowing what I should do with a current friend situation I'm in.  To give you a bit of background, things in my friend group have been tense and it has everything to do with one individual. I'm considering severing all ties with this problematic girl but I'm so hesitant to throw off the chemistry of my friend group. I also know that doing so will create many uncomfortable situations in the future, so I've been stressing about what my course of action should be. I didn't provide him any of the above background but that didn't stop him from figuring out what the best words to say to me would be.

He looked up from my palm and let me know that he sensed I was under duress because of the situation. I silently nodded my head in agreement. He then said that I was considering a hard choice with this particular friend, I silently nodded again. How did he know? He went on to say that I've always made the best decisions when it comes to my relationships and that for this particular instance, I had to trust my gut.  We went on for a couple of minutes and before I knew it, the session was over. I walked back to my car thinking about the whole experience. I was leaving the psychic feeling clear-headed and very confident in the decision I was about to make. As I drove home, I dissected what exactly made me feel this peace. It didn't take long before I realized that my conversation with the psychic gently nudged me towards a decision I always knew I had to take. The truth had been in the back of my head this whole time but it took another person saying it out loud for it to become a truth to me. It dawned on me that rather than predict futures or perform hocus pocus, my psychic session proved to be a sounding board for the feelings I had been hoarding.

The next day I immediately called my problematic friend and in the calmest of ways let her know that our friendship could no longer endure. She responded well to my call and admitted to her own faults. I was happy for the confidence my visit to the psychic had given me in this situation and I was proud of myself for pulling the trigger. It was the best $30 I've ever spent.


Now that you've learned how my first psychic experience helped me with a toxic friend, read on for another way to get over THESE types of friendships.