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To Speak or Not to Speak? 
25th-Nov-2009 07:33 pm
One thing that I have found being in divination that I think others who have been in it for a while have come across that one reading: The reading where you're held on edge about being outrightly honest as you should or should you sugarcoat or say nothing at all? Tho these readings are pretty rare, they do ring in mind very clearly. I've had my few dealing with people who were pretty much at their wits' end, folks who I could clearly tell that there was something that they didn't want to face (tho they get a reading. Why oh?), or people who just want reassurance that crap isn't really hitting the fan when in reality it's about to head into the wind turbines.

I usually tell folks before they get a reading that I'm pretty honest so if they don't want to hear the truth, don't ask for it. However, I've been met with people who really look like they're about to fall apart right in front of me and while I want to be honest, I try to tweak it a bit if possible so they can help keep what sanity they have left. Otherwise, I being with a, "Ok, I'm not gonna lie..." and try not to be brutally honest. And I think there was only one time that I didn't say anything at all about about one's person future and flubbed it over with a much happier ending than what they were going to get. I only did that because, well, I could tell that if I told them the truth, they prolly would have tried to kill themselves. I felt they needed something to reach for and hope for, something to tide them over the really bad times. What would you do when faced with such difficulty?
26th-Nov-2009 05:35 am (UTC)
In truth, I would have done the same if I we're in your position. Trying to help someone is one thing if their on the verge of physically hurting themselves or others, but that depends on the person. Being a good judge of character, I would think the reader has a right to withhold some information.

Your doing it not to safe them heartache, but to safe them from themselves and I can respect that.
26th-Nov-2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
I just did a reading for someone in a similar situation and while I was pretty brutally honest with the cards, she had some bad ones come up regarding her resolutions. I did let her know about the bad, but, I managed to pull some good out of those cards too and twist them in to something positive in the end.

I don't know if I could sugar coat a card entirely, but in your situation I think it was justified.
26th-Nov-2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I usually don't try to sugarcoat. Sometimes people need to hear the truth to knock them out of whatever delusion they have but others need to hear a bit of delusion to shave off a really rough piece of reality.

I think as a diviner, you're pretty much a counselor, you're there to help however you can. I pretty much tailor readings to suit the person I'm reading for. If you're a young and air-headed yuppie, chances are I'll be a lot more brutal in honesty than for an elderly woman. The reason is A) I was raised to respect my elders so being sharp is in the no-no category for me. B)This person got shoes older than me, like I'm gonna school her. C) I've had to read for people who really needed a nice firm wack with the reality bat and they're usually young and pretty well off, not old and with experience.
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