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On Future Telling . . .

Updated on June 9, 2013
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Christine’s Comments Regarding the Future

There was a time, mostly in the 80’s through the 90’s, when I would read Tarot cards for friends when they asked me to. I became very good at it, so I was asked to do it often. I soon realized, however, that what the people who asked me to read their future for them wanted to know was only the good things that would be happening to them, and not the bad. Since no one has only good experiences in their future, I found that I sometimes upset people when I told them what I saw/sensed. I learned that people who go to Fortune Tellers (the words, should be “Future Tellers,” by the way) don’t REALLY want to know what their future holds, no matter how much they profess that they do.

When a psychic is shown a glimpse of someone’s life that hasn’t occurred yet they are often compelled to tell the person what they see, even if that person tells them they don’t want to know the “bad stuff.” Because of this, I have stopped reading the Tarot cards when asked.

A very smart person once said: “A psychic or fortune-teller can only see the future as a possibility, the result of actions or thoughts of today. If those change to any extent, the future is changed . . .The future is largely your own creation.” Anonymous

Time, and therefore the future, is liquid, and is never set in stone. Since we all make decisions, and change them when needed on a regular basis, your future is liquid as well. It’s often not a good thing to know what the future holds. Live your life and create the future you want for yourself . . . and don’t rely on others to tell you what your future will be.


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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Really interesting insight. Up!

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      8 years ago

      This is so true!! I also read the cards and had the same experience about people only wanting to hear good things. We all have free will and we can change the future, so I would always tell them that before I read, I now only read for my closest friends!

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      Christine B. 

      8 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Thanks, Liz...

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      Liz Elias 

      8 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hi, Christine--

      Excellent points--the future is malleable, and by our own decisions, we largely determine what our individual outcomes will be. It is what is meant by telling people, "You are responsible for your own happiness--do not rely on someone else to 'make you happy.' "

      I have just recently had a card reading or two done by a gal I know...and she said basically the same thing--that these images point to actions I may need to take, myself!

      Thanks for a sensible view!

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      Christine B. 

      8 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      That happens a great deal. Psychics get images that often make no sense to them either. Its all like pieces to a puzzle that they and you have to put together. People are usually under the impression that psychics know everything--if that were the case, we'd all be rich!!! Thanks for taking the time to write me.

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      Alison Dittmar 

      8 years ago from PA

      Nice piece :)

      Regarding "the future" and thoughts, etc... I once had my cards read - 1989/90? Long ago. At the time, the woman said to me, "I see two very important men in your life." I was very perplexed and tried to guess who these men were. "My husband and brother?" no. "Husband and boss?" no. "My dad and husband" no. no. no. I finally gave up. I truly had no clue of what she was "seeing" and I soon lost interest. Until now. It was hindsight that made me think of her words, which otherwise meant little to me- especially at the time! So, in that case, circumstances did NOT change the future. Only if she would have been more definitive might I have known what she was referring to. Life is funny like that.


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