According to The Week magazine (April 19, 2013), actress Rosario Dawson hired a private investigator to search for her biological father after a reading with a psychic, who said that her dad was dead and was trying to contact her from beyond the grave. Dawson had never known her father, as he had walked out on her mom before Dawson was born. The actress was raised by her mom and a loving stepfather, whom she thinks of as a “hero.”
The private investigator discovered that her father had indeed passed away, probably in 2001.
Dawson said, “If he passed, I’m sad about that. But in some ways, I think I’m slightly relieved. It’s Pandora’s box you’re opening. It would have been weird to have to feel like I needed to create a relationship [with him].”
Here is my unpsychic perspective on this story.
1) A lot more people than you would think consult with psychics or other intuitive practitioners.
Some celebrities talk about consulting a psychic or astrologer or other metaphysical kind of practitioner. Many people who are not in the public eye are interested in psychic or metaphysical phenomena, though they might not admit it at the office party.
2) Psychics can tell you accurate things.
My experience with intuitive readers is that they do have a “sixth sense” and can pick up on things outside the range of everyday human perception. In my own work, people often tell me that I am very accurate with what I “read” in their energy.
3) If a psychic tells you something, you don’t have to believe it.
Sometime psychics (or others who have learned to focus their intuitive abilities) can pick up on your fears or your hopes and reflect them back to you. Really good salespeople can do this. Fears and hopes have a truth to them on an emotional level, but they are not facts, and they are not necessarily your future.
4) Psychics aren’t 100% accurate all the time.
The things a psychic (or anyone else) tells you are filtered through their own beliefs or perceptions. The better the practitioner, the “clearer” the message, but nobody is perfect. No matter who tells you something, you have to use your own judgment to decide what’s right for you. If you are curious about something a psychic says, you can check it out for yourself.
5) Psychic readings can precipitate personal reflection and growth.
Psychics can make you aware of issues lurking in your subconscious. When brought to the surface, these issues can find resolution.
The spiritual perspective might say that Dawson received the message she needed to hear at the right time, in order to complete the past with her biological father, perhaps to release any resentment or curiosity about him, so that she could live a more peaceful and loving life today.
6) You take responsibility for your own karma.
The actress was relieved that the psychic was right. If the psychic had been wrong then Dawson could have been faced with a choice about whether or not she wanted to have a relationship with a father she had never known. Whatever actions you take – based on information you get from a psychic or anyone else – you will reap the consequences of your actions.
So have fun, and get curious – but choose carefully.