Have you ever had a psychic reading and come away with a sunken heart, because nothing seemed accurate in what was said by the reader?

If it was your first reading, did you feel somewhat tricked by the reader and you began to doubt the truth of their claimed abilities? You may have gone in with an open heart and an open mind, but now it’s starting to seem like all the doubters were correct?

Your experience is not unusual. Even the most open-minded of those who seek the services of psychics occasionally come away underwhelmed with the experience. But why is this?

What is an “accurate psychic reading”?

Of course we can all have different notions about accuracy in psychic readings, but what we must always remember is that a psychic reading is not a scientific venture, but a spiritual one.

It therefore can’t be measured in numbers. For example, you cannot make up a list of 10 questions to ask and then go away and grade each answer, respectively, finally assigning an X out of 100 score to a psychic.

It just doesn’t doesn’t work like that.

There are a variety of factors that will influence the outcome of a psychic reading and how accurate it will be. Let’s explore them below:

Factors that influence the accuracy of a reading:

1. Your expectations

If you take away one message from this blog, make it this: be sensible and realistic in your expectations about a reading.

You are not going to be told this week’s winning lottery numbers, you are not going to be told the name, number and address of your future beloved and you are not going to be told when you will make the great career breakthrough.

This is not the purpose of connecting with Spirit.

So what should you expect, then? You should expect an honest insight into where you now are and also pointers that will help you find your right path in life.

The rest is up to you. A psychic reader is a guide: you must be the one who takes actions – it’s your life, after all. Therefore the accurate outcome of a psychic reading has an awful lot to do with you.

2. Your state of mind

If a psychic offers insight and guidance, your interpretation of whether it is accurate or not can come down to your current state of mind and how much control you exercise over your emotions.

Part of a psychic’s job is to reveal truths – but often those truths are hard to swallow and are met with insurmountable resistance. For instance, you may be told that a relationship that you have set your heart on is not going to happen.

If you can’t handle this, the likely response is that the psychic is inaccurate and wrong.

The advice is therefore: if you can’t deal with an answer you won’t like, don’t ask the question that will produce the unpalatable answer.

3. Your connection with a chosen psychic

It happens: sometimes the reader and the client simply do not connect. This is likely down to a subconscious resistance on the part of the client or the personality of the chosen psychic.

It is said that we judge whether we like someone or not, in a a matter of seconds. Psychic readings are no different to any other encounter between two people.

Of course, there are no perfect solutions to this problem. But researching your psychic before making contact can be extremely useful.

4. What you bring to a psychic reading

If you are cynical about psychic readings, then it’s going to reveal itself in the course of a session and you are not going to come away satisfied.

Cynics and skeptics automatically erect defenses – they hold back, choosing to resist building on or exploring what they are being told by the psychic.

If you are not going in with an open heart and an open mind, you are not providing the groundwork for an accurate psychic reading.

If you feel you are not going to give yourself fully to the experience, then you are better off not having the experience at all.

5. Where you are now and what you expect in the future

If you are are a mailman, a psychic is not going to tell you that in a week or two you will become an astrophysicist. However, a psychic can open the door to you becoming an astrophysicist, some day – by reassuring you that you can achieve your dreams.

Getting to where you want to go means – taking on board that all changes that lead to a goal – requires completing a series of steps. Depending on your goal, these steps can be many or few.

So approach what a psychic tells you from this perspective. And don’t cry foul if within a few days all you want does not come to pass.

Only will the passage of time allow you to see the bigger picture and the outcome and accuracy of a psychic reading.

A final thought…nobody’s perfect!

It’s inevitable that if you are a regular user of different psychics you’re bound to encounter one who you genuinely have strong doubts about.

In this case, accept that you made a wrong choice and try someone else (taking in the factors I’ve outlined above).