Business is up for psychics as more people reach out for help as they try to plan their future in these difficult times according to CNN. As layoffs continue, stock portfolios and 401K plans crash, and the country sinks deeper into a recession, many people are reaching out to psychics to try to get a hint about how they should proceed with their lives.
Psychic Roxanne Usleman, of New York City, charges $135 for an initial consultation. In an interview with CNN she stated clients are “More types of people I have never seen before. Men in the business world…stock market, Wall Street….Since last fall, she began to see a new type of client, a logical, A type of personality. Many of them are just completely lost.”
For some people seeing a psychic is a way of being proactive, of trying to take charge of their life when unexpected events happen like the recent roller coaster ride of the stock market. For others, the cost of a psychic just seems like a waste of money, especially now when budgets are strained.
If one truly believes a psychic has special powers, than perhaps an appointment would be worth the money. I do not know what I believe about psychics. When watching the show “Medium” on TV the psychic portrayed certainly seemed to have special powers. In interviews the psychic the show is based on (Alison DuBois) has stated that she realized her powers in a job where she had to look at crime scene photos. As she was looking at them she would get flashes of information and images in her mind about the crime. She now works with the police to help solve crimes. That certainly seems to speak of special powers.
I would like to meet with a psychic once; I never have. It would be fun to see if the predictions about the future from the psychic would end up coming true. Also, it would be fascinating to see if the psychic could tell me anything about relatives who have died. For example, my Mother looks nothing like me and has a very unusual ethnic background. If the psychic could give me details about those aspects of her I would be a believer. That would tell me he or she was truly “seeing” my relative in their mind.
For now I remain a bit skeptical about psychics. I like to hope that maybe someday I’ll get a clue that there is more to life than just our everyday reality. But thus far I’ve never seen a ghost and I’ve never had an experience that my beloved relatives who have died are still around in some way.
And seeing a psychic would be considered a “luxury” a treat that is impractical and expensive. It certainly would not be an activity for these times of recession.