Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Phone Reading with Psychic Medium Chip Coffey!!!

By Lorri
copyright 2009-2012

NOTE: This review of Chip's 30-minute phone reading was originally published online in 2009.

I had a reading with Chip I think he has some psychic ability. But I was not impressed with the reading I got. And he got me talking when I should not have told him anything.I think that real psychics do not and should not have to ask any questions. I could kick myself for answering him but I did. I am rather fried by a lot of what is going on in my life and I ended up being led into TELLING HIM things…! The worst thing you can do in a psychic reading.

I should have said nothing and told HIM to do the work.

I was ok when he asked what city and state I live in. But when I asked him about one of my kids who has health problems he actually asked ME what the problems were. And from there , because I am stressed, he got me talking. Enough to figure out there is family stress,health problems with a kid, and so on. In fact he offers nothing extra. You have to ask the questions and he pretty much clams up after giving a small amount of info, as if he’s not getting a run of information on anything and he’s only waiting to get clues from you {after seeing how much he can get you to talk}.

I was not told much that I did not already know, no details that really stood out. It felt more like a “cold reading” if you know what those are, although I’m not saying that was what he did. But there was NOTHING much said about the future, he told me what I already know except for when I asked about family members finding new jobs. I was given a time period {which is still in the future so I cannot say yet if that much is accurate}.I asked Chip if I would be moving out of state, and he actually gave me the stunning “news” that it was up to me. Wow… what a revelation. He should have said “I do see you moving” or “I do not see a move at all” or at least, “I’m not sure I can’t seem to tune into that”. But he tells me it’s up to me ?! That is not a prediction. I could have told myself it’s up to me. I wanted to know did he KNOW anything. Because for me it is uncertain, its not obvious and I am STILL not sure if I will be able to pull off a move out of state in the near future or any future !

And I paid $200.00 for 30 minutes of this,! {I am out of work and had to use a credit card, I just wanted some idea of the future so I put it on my credit card and I now regret that}.

Also, he wasted precious time {remember, this is only a 30 minute reading and you can bet most psychics would rather hang up on you than finish a sentence once that 30 minutes is almost up…}. Anyway, like I said, he wastes time. And I wonder is this on purpose ? Example,in the beginning he gave advice about the reading…the same advice his secretary gave when I made the appointment. Things like “write things down if they don’t make sense now,because they will later” and so on…things that are obvious,things that the secretary already told me, things he should just put on his website {in fact I have to re-check but I think he did already put instructions there}, he should do ANYTHING BUT start making a list of WHAT to expect AFTER the reading has already started and the clock is ticking. For God’s sake. 30 minutes goes by fast. Why should I pay to be told to make notes, again ??? And etc ?

That was not all. After the prayer {which is fine}, he somehow got on the topic of why he had to re-schedule my original appointment date {I had not even ASKED him about the reason why, he brings it up ON MY TIME , and $200.00 for a 30-minute reading…}, and goes into an explanation of how his dog has cancer and that was why he re-scheduled and etc. I was very sorry to hear that about his dog…but is Chip nuts or what ? He is chatting ON MY TIME, WHEN HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE GIVING ME A READING. I cut it short by telling him I understood { and I am an animal lover, I have pets, and I’ve lost pets when they passed away, in case I don’t sound very sensitive here}. Another thing he did to waste time , and I will warn you, if you get a reading with him you will have to CUT him OFF if you want him to stick to just predictions. Because he goes into “counselor mode” {he studied counseling and has a degree}, so you see that REALLY cuts into time that he SHOULD be using on as many predictions as he can make. Instead he will “Dr. Phil” you to pieces if you let him.

Did he do all these things that cut into my time during the reading so that he wouldn’t have to come up with as much “psychic” info ? Who knows. But I have to wonder.

Another thing that really blew my mind. I asked Chip if I will become a professional medium. I have DEFINITE mediumistic abilities. And to a degree I am psychic as well, like many people are. Several other psychic-mediums have all {separately} told me that I will become a professional medium. They also had no problem zeroing in on what I can do, { many things, but mainly it is hearing spirits or “clairaudience”}, but Chip only said he that I “really want to be” a medium, {???!!} Well since I did ask him about it I guess that gave him a big fat clue. I then had to ask him if the answer was either “yes” or “no” or in the middle ?! He said he thought I could do it but it would take work {I had to force that out of him, and it wasn’t so nice of him to just say ” you really want to be” and then leave it hanging until I asked him to pinpoint his answer a little more}.

He also said I was not very secure about it. NO CHIP, sorry, I was feeling a bit shy on the phone, that’s all. And my life is stressing me out, so I probably didn’t sound like a bulldozer ok ? I sometimes sound shy on the phone {I hate phones} with new people. So he interpreted that as if I am insecure about my abilities. I am not insecure about them. I have filled notebooks keeping track of all my experiences with spirit communication ! In fact, I thoroughly had expected him to say “yes you are a medium but it needs developing” or something to that effect {because I cannot ever tell when my experiences will happen, they are erratic, unlike a professional medium would be so I realize I do need practice}. And I thought maybe he could have given me an idea of when in the future I might turn professional. But that was it…no encouragement until I forced the issue and even then it was not that friendly. Why did he have no clue he was talking to a person with very similar abilities to his ?

When I told him that many other mediums all came up with the comment that I too would be a medium, and that I have experienced a lot of spirit contact he then firmed up his feeling that I could do it. Still, no real warmth or encouragement, and no stunning details.

One big reason why I asked him about all this was, although I had major spirit contact in my life for some years, it has in recent years decreased and is not as strong or dramatic as it once was. However, it was not so long ago that he couldn’t have picked up on it. Also, to some degree I am still experiencing these spiritual things.

Also, I would say he is not really polite enough. OK, I have a sense of humor and am not a “prude”, but he actually described my family’s rather dysfunctional, argument style {we are all a bit emotional and temperamental and tend to annoy each other if we interact too much, unfortunately but that is how it is}, well, he told me we are “always up each other’s *ss”. I realize Chip is actually often quite funny, in fact before this rather dull reading I felt affection for him when I saw him on TV. But you know, more respect and a little warmth in a reading would be a huge improvement for him. He can talk all he wants about “telling it like it is”, but that “style” can also be described as insensitive and will leave people with a sort of dirty feeling or even an insulted feeling instead of uplifted. There WAS a tradition in the best of Spiritualist circles to give positive readings…meaning, it really matters HOW you explain things to people. Do it with LOVE. Have some class and leave them with some dignity no matter WHAT their personal problems {because who is perfect ?}. If you give someone a negative, profane or even bland {or in this case, BOTH} reading it actually will NOT raise a good vibration {of course}. The reading won’t be inspiring or encouraging. Of course a good reading should address issues, but what is the excuse for profanity during what should be a spiritual reading ? None.

Want to hear something very ironic ? Mr. Profanity tells me in the reading I should study counseling {like he did !!!}, since “the things you tell people in readings have a big impact on their lives”. Obviously he’s oblivious to the fact he’s really not so great an influence, maybe needs to go back to school himself.

It’s not sappy or old-fashioned to be polite and realize that a reading is and SHOULD BE a good, uplifting encouraging SPIRITUAL experience. Unfortunately the focus goes off the clients and onto how you should just suck up to people like Chip, however bizarre or unprofessional they can be {people like Chip need to hold the people they do readings for in as much esteem as they hold themselves in}.

He also has complained {online I read this as a quote} about women wanting to know the state of their marriages or relationships with boyfriends. Chip sees this as silly or embarrassing or ridiculous. A waste of time. He is not a sympathetic person, and I don’t see him as good enough to counsel people if he has this cold, condescending attitude. Of course people want to know the state of their relationships. It’s a basic human need, to have a good relationship. Lumping people into one big pile and copping attitudes at them is just mean spirited. It’s THEIR READING they are paying for. It’s something that will help them out, so, what is the big deal ? He’s JUDGING them.

I regret spending the money on that reading with Chip. But at least if I ever trust another “professional psychic” again, I’ve been reminded on what to AVOID.