When you work in the health and wellness industry, there's no doubt that you do get asked some pretty interesting questions! I guess because my background and abilities are so diverse, questions that I am asked on a daily basis are not all related to the same topic - so with that in mind, I'm here to share with you my Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions!
How did you first know that you had a psychic ability? I first realised that I knew things other people didn't when I was 8 years old. There were family friends that would come around at Christmas time and for whatever reason (gut feel / intuition / energetic awareness), I didn't like the lady. The husband and wife would come over with their 2 sons and the three of us would play board games and run around the house playing hide and seek. After one particular visit, when they left, I asked me Mum "why does she have two husbands?" I'll never forget the look my Mum gave me. She said "Sandra, don't be ridiculous, she doesn't have two husbands". I pushed back some more and couldn't really understand why I was getting in trouble for simply asking a question that I wanted to know the answer to.... Each year, the same thing would happen and I was met with the same angry response. Well, that all changed when I was 11. That year, the family came for a Christmas visit but she was not with them. When they left I asked my Mum why she didn't come and Mum answered, "they've separated". As if it was yesterday, I remember saying "Oh, she's gone off with her other husband". That's when the penny dropped for my Mum. I didn't know what an affair was at 8 years old - I just simply picked it up as being 2 husbands.... As it turns out, the lady that I just didn't like - was having an affair for all of those years and I didn't know how to describe it any better at the time!
Question 2) What are the signs I can look for to know my loved ones are still around? I just want to start by saying that when our loved ones pass away, they are still with us energetically, so even if you cannot physically see them, they will present with signs to show you they are still around. All you need to do to receive the signs is to open your heart! Some of the common ways our loved ones show their presence is through the following:
Feathers or coins appearing (usually in unlikely places!)
Photographs (energy can make itself known in photographs, usually appearing as orbs - transparent like balls of light.)
Electrical devices switching on or off or objects moving (this is to get your attention and chances are they have been trying to make themselves known for some time, but you just kept missing it!)
Associated smells (perfume/ cigarettes / flowers)
A song on the radio right as you're thinking of them
Invisible touch (gentle touch on your head / back or arm without anyone being there)
Appearances in dreams (when your dream is very vivid and your loved one is happy, smiling and free of illness or worry. There is usually no word spoken - simply telepathic communication. The experience will leave you feeling really emotional where it just felt so real.)
I can't meditate - what do you suggest I do?
Yes, you can meditate! Don't just think that meditation is sitting on the floor cross-legged with your arms in prayer position! This is one way to meditate, but not the only way. Each and every person will find a style that resonates with them. It's simply a matter of finding what works! Boxing....Walking....Running....Yoga....Dancing....Breathing....
Directing your attention and awareness on a specific focal point is all meditation. Whether its's through controlled movement, sitting in silence or laying down with your eyes closed, everyone can meditate.
I've been through a run of bad luck, things happening one after the other - what can I do to turn things around? I'm asked this at least 3 times per week. Firstly, it actually all depends on what 'bad luck' you're referring to.
The best place to start is by clearing any built up or stagnant energy within the home, which at times may feel 'negative'. The most effective way to do this is by burning white sage (incense or a smudge stick) throughout the entire home. It's really important to know that the energy needs somewhere to go, so it's vital that ALL the doors and windows are open (including the garage and alfresco). As you clear each room with the white sage, ask that any energy which does not serve a higher purpose, be removed immediately and replaced with love and light. It's best to do this when someone else is in the house with you (for safety reasons).
Don't forget that your own energy will also attract the type of energy you invite. Re-frame situations by looking at the positives and don't get drawn in to other people's negativity! if you do, you'll be lowering your own vibration and attracting things which may be considered 'bad luck'.
How do you receive your psychic information?
Every way you can think of!
I guess the upside (or downside, whichever way you want to look at it), is I am not restricted with how I receive messages. I'll quickly explain, Claircognizance is the ability
for a person to acquire psychic knowledge without knowing how or why he or she knew it. I will often gain information about a person, object, place, or event through simply knowing, as in it just "comes to" mind.
Clairsentience, which means clear sensing - is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of our normal five senses. My ability here is full on at times and I have experienced intense pain when conducting readings and my emotions have been pushed to the extreme. I also feel the energy and can retrieve information from houses, public buildings and outside areas. When I haven't protected myself enough, it's not uncommon for me to take on other people's physical pain.
Clairvoyance - this is probably one that most of you are familiar with and it refers to the ability of perceiving things or future events which are beyond normal sensory contact. I've been with clients (and friends and family) where I've had entire scenes of future events completely unfold right before my eyes, only to have them play out in real life step by step. I always get asked "can you see the winning lotto numbers?" - the answer is no! As much as I would do wonderful things with the winnings, you cannot use your abilities for your own personal gain (unless it's for your safety).
Last but not least - Clairaudience, which means clear hearing. This is the ability to perceive sounds or words from outside sources in the spirit world. Psychics who are Clairaudient hear voices, sounds or music that are not audible to the normal ear. They receive these messages mentally or within their ears. When I'm passing on messages and giving people names, I may be wrong with the pronunciation of the name, however I'm never wrong with the sound.
So there you have it, the answers to the questions I am asked day in and day out! I hope this post has explained a few things - I tried to keep my answers detailed but still short and sweet!
Love & Light
xx Sandra Stoitis xx