Code of Ethics
1. Never read without permission
- Readings and insight should only be given if the individual permits it. Period.
- Offering unsolicited insight, instruction or information can be unsettling and even alarming to an unprepared person.
- Reading anyone or continuing to allow ANY insight to your awareness without permission is a total violation of privacy. Think of any intuitive insight that comes in as their personal belongings. Would you want anyone going through your drawer of intimates? No!
- Outside of a formal reading- only offer intuitive guidance when asked.
- If intuitive information is presenting itself regarding someone else outside of a formal session you may:
- Ask for permission to give it to them before doing so. If denied, do not give the information.
- Choose to not share the information and use this opportunity to strengthen your own boundaries.
4. During a formal reading if any unrelated information comes through, ask the sitter if you may address it. If denied, do not give the information.
5. Some groups and spaces offer implied consent, for example in a development circle or during coaching when all parties are actively participating. Do not read your peers unless instructed to by your coach, teacher, peer.
6. Unwanted readings commonly involve projection on the part of the reader.
- The reader sees something in the other person that is familiar to them and their situation, and they mistake this connection for actual intuitive information.
- The reader is using their ego to connect what intuitively came in and then projects their own experience/outcome onto the sitter.
7. Make sure you are not projecting before offering your intuitive feedback.
2. Always control your abilities
While it may seem like spiritual information is everywhere and/or alway being offered, remember that you are in control of your abilities.
- Just because you can perceive something does not mean you should.
- Do not energetically examine, read, or snoop without permission.
- Maintain healthy intuitive boundaries. You are not a victim of your abilities; you are the master of them.
- If you find yourself overwhelmed by intuitive stimuli, make an adjustment in yourself, specifically by strengthening your boundaries.
3. Never cause fear
As readers we are here to help, and we should do it in the image and likeness of Spirit.
- Spirit never gives us a connection with fear.
- As a reader, never give fear to sitters.
- If your reading may possibly evoke fear, consider whether you should give it in the first place. Ask yourself: Is it helpful? Is it Loving? Does it support this individual completely?\
- If your reading may evoke fear yet you know you should give it, work with Spirit to frame the information in a way that is loving and helpful. (Intermediate to advanced readers)
- Your client should feel informed and hopeful after receiving your reading, not worried or afraid.
4. It’s not about you
When a reading is offered to someone else, the sitter must be the focus.
- While it’s normal to attract sitters who have things in common with us, we must not hijack a reading and make the information coming through about ourselves. You can mention it resonates, however, make sure it doesn’t turn into a projection.
- Keep it brief. Never spend more than 30 – 60 seconds using yourself as an example.
- A little bit is acceptable, but no more than that. (If they are interested in hearing more about your experience, invite them to email you afterwards and you will respond with your story/experience.)
5. Make it understandable and useful
Information from Spirit often comes in the form of sensations, feeling, inspiration and automatic downloads. (this is why developing and practicing expanding your Psychic Library is so important ) Such things reflect your personal process, not the ultimate message being offered. Steer clear of overly explaining your process and focus instead on the useful information coming through. Also:
- If you need a moment to sift through the information in order to frame it in a practical way that makes sense, take a beat and do that.
- Speak in terms people can understand. Keep in mind that most people don’t have the spiritual knowledge and experience that you do. Many don’t know what a chakra is, or a portal, much less an Arcturian.
- Keep it simple, or you will lose the attention (and trust) of your sitter.
6. Address the sitters specific questions
Make sure you have addressed your sitter’s specific questions and have provided steps, details and further instruction relating directly to their query. For a sitter this type of information, while interesting, is not necessarily helpful; they just want an answer.
- Your sitter asks whether she should stay or leave a specific relationship.
You proceed to relay information about this relationship, i.e., names,
images, details, and a sense of what might be going on.
However, none of this answers the sitter’s question. Should she stay or should she go?
- Your sitter has an opportunity to go to another company but is wondering
whether she should stay at her present job, and whether a promotion might
be coming. You receive information on her life purpose, the differences
between the two jobs, visualizations involving what she is presently working
on, etc. Again, while interesting, is it helpful? Can she use it?
Make sure to answer your sitter’s question: Should she stay at her present job and wait for a promotion or should she consider leaving?
7. Don’t tell your sitter they MUST do something
You are there to offer your sitter insight and intuitive information. However, you should never tell a client that they MUST do something in order to get a good outcome.
For example: “You must divorce him this year”, or “You need to leave that house”.
- Good readers honor the sitter’s free will and understand that they are there to suggest potential options and solutions in the sitter’s best interest.
- It is up to the sitter to ultimately decide what to do, and it should never be because they feel strong-armed or frightened into it.
8. Do Not Give Too Much Away
So many of us have big hearts and we want to help as much as possible.
- However, every relationship must have energetic reciprocity or else an energetic imbalance is created.
- To ensure fairness for both reader and sitter, make sure you do not give more than what the sitter has asked or paid for.
- Specifically, make sure to end your session on time. 🙂
As an intuitive, it is important to:
- Strive to improve the image of the metaphysical community by living with personal and professional integrity.
- To treat all persons equally without prejudice or discrimination because of sex, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, or sexual preference.
- Honor others’ points of view, always. Respect for all walks, paths etc.
- Not claim 100% accuracy. Ever. No one has or is meant to have all the answers all the time.
- Spirit, God, and/or the Universe has a plan that is not always revealed to us.
- Remind sitters that you are not a licensed therapist, psychiatrist, or medical doctor and therefore do not provide a diagnosis or psychological counseling.
- Never force anyone to accept what does resonate to them.
- Keep the sitters welfare in mind.
- Check in during sessions to make sure they are comfortable and understand what you are saying/doing.
- Promise to work conscientiously for the highest and best good of all clients.