Thursday, January 19, 2012

January "Rants and Raves"

Keeping true to my promise, I will give you all some of my “rants and raves”. This is also a great opportunity to answer some of the questions that I am asked most often.
On the paranormal side of things, CVAPI stays busy. I have actually turned down more cases than I have accepted the last few months. Since the airing of our case on the Animal Planet, it seems that I have a lot of families out there with a focus on television. This has caused us to up the screening process on the cases that we do take.
Is my house haunted? I hate using the word “Haunted”, so I think I will go with “Spiritually Inhabited”, lol. My daughter and I used to write down all of the random events that occurred here, and it just became too much. Now, I want to add that there is nothing “Scary” here, but we can be very active at times. Has anyone else had experiences there? Yes, several and some nothing at all. I believe it depends on the person. If you have a fear of the paranormal nothing seems to happen. (I do try hard not to bring my work home with me!) Now onto the psychic realm of things…
When is a good time to get a reading with you? My availability continues to vary. I have clients all over the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and a few other countries. For the most part, you are almost guaranteed to catch me between the hours of 1:00PM and 1:00AM. (Eastern Time.)
How often should I get a reading? Only you know that answer. It depends on the person and the situation. When things from your prior reading start to pass, this is generally the time to see what else lies ahead.
Do you ever plan to have a local storefront? NO, I enjoy reading locally at events. (The thought of a sign out front makes me cringe!) My office is located in my home, and I do not offer readings here. I am at Sideline CafĂ© locally every Tuesday night and sometimes on Saturday’s during the day to accommodate schedules. Another personal fact, I don’t like psychic fairs. I think all readings are personal no matter what length of time and I don’t like reading among a group of people. (Not to mention that the energy is CRAZY!) Now onto the personal side of things….
Do you have any pets other than your cat and dog? No, and these two are a handful! I post a lot of pictures of them on Facebook. “Sasha” is a Siberian Husky who is by my side all the time. (That is right, she hears all of your readings, lol) Actually Sasha is very aggressive. I don’t view myself as her “Master” but rather “Her person”, she has me trained well. She only likes to go outside when she deems it necessary. “Roxy” is my daughter’s cat, these two live in harmony “most” of the time. For those that know the temperament of a Maine Coon, what can I say….she is NUTS.
How do you spend your time off? Like most, with family and friends. Things I do enjoy are reading, and here lately drawing. I do take the time to play Trivia with friends every Thursday evening. I am not a gamer, but I have recently switched from playing Angry Birds to Words With Friends, it’s a good pass time. Another favorite for “Me Time” is going to the gym. (I know strange, but I actually enjoy going.)
I am super excited about an upcoming trip to New Jersey and NYC at the end of this month. (I will be sure to post about it.) I am scaling back on a few things this year to make room for more things that I enjoy. One of those things are radio shows, I will continue to appear as a guest from time to time, but not as often. I have had some ask about our past radio show, and as of now, I don’t intend to do that this year. (I say that now, we shall see.) It takes a lot of time to produce a weekly show. I am hoping that this will allow more time for get togethers with my meetup group Central VA Psychic Development and Paranormal Research.
I also have a couple of books stuck in my head that I would like to take the time to work on. One is almost complete. (Writing is another of my favorite pass times as I find it relaxing!) I also like to watch television, though I don’t always take the time to do so. I think most are surprised that I actually spend very little time watching paranormal television shows. Which one is my favorite? Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. I like reality tv, The Housewives Series, Black Gold, true crime shows, and Lifetime. (Who doesn’t like Lifetime? And yes, I am including the men out there on that as well!)
Even though I choose to work as a psychic because I like helping people. I think most are surprised to learn that I live a very normal life. Until next time…
Psychic Readings By Jackie