An Introduction To Alison
Welcome to my second blog post. I’m wondering if I’ve got this the right way round, as it occurred to me that I should first introduce myself and what Fortunes by Alison has to offer.
People often ask about my journey to where I am now, how I discovered I was psychic, what motivated me to start Fortunes by Alison, and many other questions.
My Psychic Heritage
Every psychic needs to work with their gift, to discover in which areas they are most suited. I am fortunate, as I was born psychic. It is hereditary on my mother’s side of the family, in a similar way to a family having artistic or musical ability, which some inherit and others don’t. My great great great grandmother (pictured below) was psychic, as was my great aunt, who was an accomplished tea leaf reader. I know of members of my family that used their gift but never admitted to it. And I also know of three cousins who likewise are gifted.
The biggest surprise to me was the day I discovered that other people did not see the future. I assumed that others were aware of a sudden death that I sensed would occur, but when I mentioned it, people were horrified that I should suggest this. The next morning the death was on the front of our local newspaper and the response I met from others could have been similar to them finding a witch in their midst. From that time I became more careful, learning to be diplomatic and to channel what I saw. I became in control of my psychic ability and was able to put it to good use.
In the early years I did a little public practice, reading for family, friends and at fundraising events.
But it seems the world has shifted over the past twenty years and that using a psychic has become more commonplace.
There is often a misconception that I am a medium. This is not something I readily practice, as I have no interest in it. The here and now, and what is to come, is what excites me.
Tools of the Trade
Over the years the tools of my trade have changed. I use mostly cards, but these are really only the key to a door. The knack is finding the right key to the right door. When I give short readings at parties and events I can sit down and look at a person. I usually I have information about them and use cards ,charms, tea, etc. When I’m looking for more specific information and I ask a client to tell me a bit more, I’m not fishing, but deciding the best way to gain information for them, as well how I can interpret information so that it is relevant to the recipient.
Let me explain. When I turn a card it could feel hot, cold, or electric. It may have a breeze, or a particular colour haze. When I look at the person, I may see some colour around them. This could change from card to card. I often look up and concentrate on the person, and frequently I feel physical things. Over the years I have learned their meaning. For example, left hand itching means information that I interpret and right hand itching means information to give direct. I may feel sun, rain, wind, pain, stiffness and it all adds into a reading. I also hear, but only in my right ear. Complete with card faces, tealeaves or whatever I’m using at the time, it all fits together.
Sometimes a reading is beyond my skillset and I need to be told about the person’s life. For example, if I read for Australian clients, when I say something is a long distance, in the uk that could be 200 miles, but in Australia it is more likely to be 2000 miles. And work is different (mining and freight). Time zones are also different. It all impacts on the reading.
I feel privileged to read for so many people and I feel as if I have a huge window into the world and the lives of others. Sometimes there is the belief that I am clever. I am far from it! I’m doing what I was born to do; it is my purpose and one day I will read for the person I’m destined to read for. Then my job will be done.
Perhaps I’m a bit more commercial than other psychics, or maybe just different. I don’t follow trends, I just try to open my world to others. Hence I run psychic nights from venues. The nights are bespoke to the venue, but usually follow two psychic games which demonstrate that we all have ability. These are followed by a psychic reading of some form, with the aim that everyone in the room receives value.
Many Types of Readings
Tea leaf reading is a lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends. I have an advantage that my ancestors did not… technology! I photograph the tea leaves, enlarge them and show the recipients the pictures I have found.
Tea leaf reading is followed by gin tea reading. When I started, I didn’t want to put tea in gin and ruin a good gin, so last summer my friends and family had a lot of fun as I experimented by producing mixes of botanicals and tea that not only complimented gin, but also gave pictures that I could read. This is a good opportunity to apologise to the many friends who have suffered awful hang overs!
Now I have four gin teas, two which are brewed in the gin and two that are a cold brew, that I add to gin.
I have been asked if I can do psychometry; holding an object, perhaps a watch, ring or similar, and giving a reading. In short no, as each object is so busy that I may pick up it being manufactured, it’s time of sale, people who handled it, the person who has it now, people that have come into contact with. It’s like standing in Piccadilly Circus. What I discovered, however, was charm reading. I have new charms that I smudge with sage, which neutralises their recent past for me. Someone then holds the charm, gives it to me and I can read the energy imprinted on it, which is a great extra for an event.
I do not do palmistry, but I do read prints, particularly lipstick. Information comes from our lips and, likewise, information is on our lips. Perhaps lipstick reading will be a blog of its own.
I will be back soon with another blog post… I havn’t even touched on historical readings yet.
My best wishes,
An Introduction To Alison