Someone’s Life May be at Risk

Gentle Readers,

When I learned to drive, the first thing I was told was, “The right to drive is a privilege!” In the United States, anyone who wants a drivers license must first learn the “Rules of the Road” for their state prior to taking a road test.  Why am I talking about this?  I am talking about this because nearly every time I heard an ambulance siren this past year, I saw motorists breezing through intersections.  When I walked to a bus stop one morning, I heard an ambulance siren and saw the ambulance waiting to enter the intersection as 5 cars went through a their green light. As the emergency vehicle started to enter the intersection another car ran the light after it turned red and almost crashed into the ambulance.  The ambulance made it through the intersection, made its turn and had to deal with yet another intersection a block away with the same problem — motorists that refused to stop and yield the right of way.

All drivers must yield to emergency vehicles whenever they hear an ambulance siren.  Someone’s life may be at risk; every moment counts. Emergency vehicles are allowed to go through red lights as are law enforcement officials — no one else.  Any delay can result in a life lost.  Every time I see this happen, I pray that the emergency vehicle arrives in time to save its passenger’s life.

As a reminder, whenever someone sits behind the wheel of an automobile, truck, motorcycle, or bus, not only are they putting their life in their hands, but they are also responsible for the lives of any passengers in their vehicle and the lives in other vehicles.

It might be a good idea if everyone reviews the Rules of the Road.  I believe in most states it is available online. Perhaps you may have forgotten which way to turn your wheels when parking on a hill?  Maybe some of the laws have changed since the last time you took your drivers test?  Whatever the case may be, remember that an ambulance is in a big hurry — you can wait.  I would hate to know that someone or their loved one didn’t arrive in time because someone did not pull over and let an emergency vehicle through.  I am sure you feel the same way.

Spread the word and remind people to pull over and let those wonderful ambulance drivers and paramedics do their job — save lives.

Thank you.

 

 

The IRS is Filing a Lawsuit Against You!!!

Gentle Readers,

I received a phone call this morning from the following phone number in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania: (717) 331-0549. Because I did not recognize the number and I most certainly was not expecting a call from Pennsylvania, I ignored it. Unlike the typical telemarketers who hang up, lo and behold, there was a message. I thought it might actually be a real person wanting to hire me to work an event. Unfortunately, the message was a computerized recording; it was a serious-sounding woman’s voice. I would love to share this message with you and provide you with my insight into the lovely worldwide business of phishing and scamming.

The message was:

“Hello.  This call is officially your final notice from IRS, Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you.  To get more information about this case file, please call immediately on our department number (717) 331-0549. I repeat (717) 331-0549.  Thank you.”

For anyone who might have a moment of panic because they have never had dealings with the IRS other than filing tax returns, here are a few gentle reminders about how to recognize a phishing/scamming operation:

  1. The IRS will never call you. They will send you a lovely letter via USPS letting you know you that you are more than likely being audited.
  2. The IRS would never instigate a lawsuit without having notified you previously.
  3. The phone message never identifies you personally.  The message starts with “Hello!”
  4. The grammar and script of the message is not in American English even though the voice may sound American.

I do not recommend returning the call.  Even if you are curious, or want to mess with the offshore people who are employed to scam you, there is no guaranty that you will get satisfaction from doing so, and it might muck up your karma as well.  Most of these scammers are out of the country and their operations have become very sophisticated. It reminds me of when I call Dell or some other electronic, technical support department. The offshore person I talk to is either sitting in a cubical or sitting smack dab next to someone else with very little elbow room.  As to the U.S. phone number, well, I cannot comment. They have their ways of messing with our heads.

Stay safe, stay informed, and if you happen to pick up the call and it switches to a live person, tell them you will report them and hang up.

What planet do you live on?

Gentle Readers, I recently yelled at someone who asked me for a “romance reading.” I know it was inappropriate to do so, but my level of frustration in trying to help her, well, my emotions just got the better of me. Shall we suffice it to say that this person will never ask me for another reading, and for that, I am extremely grateful.  I think it is better that someone else deal with her in the future as this is a case where I am not the right psychic for her. I could not tell her what she wanted to hear. Let me explain what happened, and do let me know your thoughts.  I know it was wrong to “lose it,” but I did and I own that bad behavior.

Since I was  unable to hear this woman’s voice or see her face, I needed to pick up her energy.  So I asked her a few questions so I would not waste any time. She told  me  she was not in a  relationship and was not looking online.

I then asked her, “Do you get out of the house, go to meetups, dances, belongs  to any clubs like the Sierra Club (they go hiking), or go to any other places where she can meet people?”

She said did not, but wanted to know when “He was going to find her.” I was dumbfounded.  There was no way I could even pull cards for her, so I asked her her age. She told me she was 54.  The next thing I knew, I asked her if she was going to wait for someone to knock on her door like Snow White.

She replied, “Yes.”

At that point, I lost it, Dear Readers. I raised my voice and yelled at her, “What planet do you live on?  No one just comes up and knocks on your door.”

She said, “My planet.”

It was then that I immediately snapped back at her and said, “Then you are going to be alone because no one else lives on your planet. You need to live on THIS planet.” (I cannot believe I said that.)

She said, “I don’t want to be hurt.”

My next response to her was, “If you are not willing to be hurt, then you will more than likely be alone.  Even people you love — family and friends hurt one another, but they work it out.”  At that point, her time was up and she was gone.

Gentle Readers, I am human and I lost it.  My only hope is that this lady will wake up from her fantasy dream and take a chance outside her four walls.  While I wanted to do a reading for her, I just dispensed common sense. May this be the last time I encounter someone I should never read in the first place and that someone who can help will be allowed to help her.

Can you tell me who sabotaged me and got me fired?

Gentle readers,

One of my new clients asked me, “Can you tell me who went behind my back, spread lies about me, and got me fired?”

I refused to answer her question and suggested that she should be grateful she no longer works there.  To be in a position where people like to gossip, make trouble and sabotage someone’s work or reputation is unhealthy.

I told her, “If indeed someone did this to you, it was a gift.” I eventually managed to get her to see that it really didn’t matter who may have done this and to move on.  She agreed I had a good point.

I further told her, “You are wasting your time and energy obsessing about this. You should focus on making a fresh start in a healthier environment. Focus on getting a wonderful, new job and be grateful for the gift of being able to move forward.  Make this new job the best one ever!” (Think the Magician card in a Tarot deck.) Again, she agreed this was a good way to look at things.

I would never tell anyone who sabotaged them and here are the reasons why:

  1. Picking up a clean vibration when someone is angry and in pain can be tricky.
  2. Asking a psychic to blame or accuse a person of doing something bad, such as contributing to getting someone fired, does not foster good karma for anyone.
  3. Anything I pick up would be filtered through the energy of my client, so a clean link (clear vibration), as mentioned above, would not be possible.
  4. Clients who ask these types of questions have already decided who they want to blame and I would never tell someone what they want to hear.
  5. Carrying grudges and emotional pain is not a good way to live. I don’t want someone to obsess over this and lose sight of what potential they hold in their hands.
  6. Things happen and perhaps this was that her time to move on.

My objective is to best serve my clients by providing them with common sense whenever needed, and of course, using my intuitive gifts to help them.  Sometimes a good dose of common sense and empowerment is the best solution.

Gentle readers, please share your thoughts.

Ethics and Firing a Client

Gentle Readers,

Last week, I fired a client.  While I love performing readings, I know when it is time to let go.  If we let someone go and move on, we can become happier …and hopefully they will become happier, too.  This lady was a new client and her reading was through Instant Messaging.  If someone is a regular client of mine, I am able to pick up their energy from just a question or interactive typing without benefit of voice or face.  However, if I am unable to hear someone’s voice, see their face, etc. and this is my first time working with them, I must rely on a dialogue much like a therapist might.

This client asked me if I could pick up on a relationship.  So after several questions, I was able to learn that this was an ex-someone of hers.  How did I figure that out?  Follow along…

C:  Can you tell me what ________ is doing and who he is with?

Q:  Are you in an exclusive relationship with this person?

C:  No.  But I think he is seeing someone.

Q:  It’s none of your business what he is doing and with whom.  Because you are not in an exclusive relationship with him, you are not entitled to know anything.  If you were married or something like that, that would a different story.

C:  He’s my ex.

Q: Ex-husband or ex-boyfriend,, it doesn’t matter.  You still do not have any right to know what he is doing unless he chooses to tell you.

C:  Can you tell me if he’s thinking of me or what he feels about me.

Q:  I cannot do that.  I cannot ethically pick up on what someone thinks of or feels about another person. That is a violation of their thoughts and feelings.  How would you like it if he or someone else asked a psychic what you thought or felt about them.

C: That’s psychology, not psychic.  I wanted a psychic reading.

Q: When you come to me you get a little of both — and common sense.

C:  Other psychics picked up on it but they were vague.  You can’t do it.  You don’t have the ability.

Q:  You did not listen to me.  You did not hear what I said to you.  It’s not that I cannot do it, it’s that my ethics are very high and that is a violation of my ethics. I would never read someone without their permission.  If you want that, go to someone else.

C:  You are arguing with me.

Q:  No.  I’m yelling at you.  I’m also firing you as a client.  Don’t ever contact me again.

Gentle readers.  Over time, I have discovered that my ethics are becoming more and more stringent.  Some people don’t give a fig about ethics.  They only want to hear what they want to hear and there are psychics out there who are willing to do just that — tell a client what they want to hear.  My kind thought to this former client is that she is able to release her fixation on her ex and move on to find happiness with someone else.

Please share your thoughts regarding this situation?