What to expect when getting a reading
The readings, for Karen, are not just a business but are a spiritual calling to serve humanity. Karen does this with accuracy and compassion for the trials and tribulations that her clients have endured, and she focuses on the joys that are to come. Karen is NOT GOD, and she does not look to predict death or misfortune. "For every cloud there is a silver lining" as the saying goes, and Karen prefers to focus on the silver lining. There is never a need to be frightened as Karen has been reading for well over 25 years. As a matter of note, in-person readings are not more accurate than phone readings. Karen is able to tap into energy via the phone and is equally as accurate. The difference is that Karen will do all of the shuffling for you, and then she will tell you all about your life.
Readings in Karen's office
When you come to get your in-person reading you will sit at a reading table and Karen will first typically say a short non-denominational prayer for spiritual guidance that ensures that only the purest forms of information are being given for your highest good. She believes in "testing the spirits" as is indicated in the Bible.
"Beloved believe not every spirit. but try the spirits whether they are of God." 1 John 4:1
Over the years, it has been the "prayer" that has been the trigger as it were for Karen to go "down into the psychic" as she calls it. If you think of this as an ON/OFF clairaudient-psychic/-intuitive switch in consciousness that would be the best way to describe it. Karen refers to this part of the reading as creating a "sacred space" for spirit to work within.
If you are a first time client, Karen will often look at your handwriting, and may ask to look at the palms of your hands. It will depend upon how much time you have booked with Karen, as she wants to make sure that she get to all of your issues.
Next, Karen will read a regular deck of cards to get an overview of your life. The regular deck of cards is capable of showing the recent past, the present, and the foreseeable future. Typically, Karen will not make a prediction for anything to come outside of one year. The reason for this is that predictions that are long range will either be forgotten by the client, or are likely not to come true if there are other persons and their karma (free will) involved. Karen may ask you for verification at this time that indeed this is what has happened thus far in your life. She does this so that she can better understand where she is in the time line of your life. By confirming with her, she then knows to move forward in the cards beyond the present on important matters. It allows her to know what direction to go in for your future.
Spirit has messages for you
It is not uncommon for the cards to reflect back to a traumatic event in the client's life from the past as that is what the subconscious will offer forth most readily. It is not that Karen is not focusing on the future, it is that a "lesson" from that event may be something that will inform on the future prediction that Karen will give to you. It is spirit's way of saying "This was a difficult time for you. Don't let history repeat itself." Everyone who comes for a reading is interested in future events and Karen knows this, but the oracle of "Cartomancy" or reading the cards follows in a very methodical way. You will get your questions answered quickly and efficiently and with compassion.
"But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages others, and comforts them." 1 Corinthians 14:3
Next, Karen will ask you to shuffle the Tarot deck which is made up of 78 cards. It is much larger and you may shuffle them exactly as you would any deck of cards. You finish shuffling and will cut the cards several times and hand them to Karen. Karen will proceed to tell you about what is currently happening in your life, and she will make future predictions in the areas of most importance to you. If you want to know more about a person, a relationship, etc.... you need only to ask her and have the first name, and complete birth date of that person. Karen will shuffle on that person and tell you what you need to know to make your decisions about the person. If there are several opportunities that present themselves, she will give you the predictable outcomes should you decide to pursue them.
Finally, Karen will answer any questions that you might still have given the time that she has left to work within. She may ask at the end of the reading to see your hands to look for signs in them that are health or career related. Karen is a talented palmist as well as an intuitive. Health related issues are always put into context and Karen advises that any issues you may have should be handled in consultation with your primary care physician.
Should you book a half-hour or an hour-long reading?
There is a saying that goes, "You cannot put ten pounds of potatoes into a five-pound bag." So it is with readings, as well. Half-hour readings are meant for one or two pressing issues in your life that you need to address quickly. If you want full in-depth answers, if you have many questions or are at a crossroads in your life's path, if you want mediumship, you will need to book one hour of Karen's time.