- Will I get what I want out of a reading?
There are no guarantees. Most people get what they need out of a reading. The main thing our readings offer is clarity, which usually leads to peace of mind. The guides enjoy having conversation with their clients, and are happy to answer questions and explore possibilities with you.
Occasionally, when people want to speak with a loved one who has passed over, they aren’t available or don’t come through for some reason, although most of the time they do. We cannot guarantee the availability of those folks, but we will certainly try.
Please feel free to discuss your needs and wants for a reading with Ker ahead of time. She will tell you if it is beyond her scope and try to refer you to someone who can help. Please read the testimonials on the Testimonials page to get a feeling for what people experience in our readings.
- Will the guides tell me things I don’t want to hear?
It’s normal to feel nervous about this, but the guides always calibrate their information to you specifically. They speak the truth from the clarity of their perspective. They may not always respond to a question in the way you want, but you can choose what topics to discuss. Just tell the guides if you don’t want to hear about something in particular.
- Do I have to do what the guides tell me to do?
Of course not. Most of the time, the guides don’t even tell people what to do. They will help you weigh your options, and give you clarity and perspective on the various possibilities. They occasionally suggest a specific course of action, but nobody is required to follow their suggestions. We do have free will, after all.
- How do you know you aren’t just making it up?
Good question. When I channel for other people, the guides come up with information and details I couldn’t possibly know, which are usually validated by the client. On the other hand, as the guides often point out, we are all making up this entire existence, so what difference does it make? The best advice I know is that if the information is helpful, make use of it, and if it isn’t helpful, ignore it.
- Why do you say “the guides”?
I don’t distinguish who is giving the information in a reading. It might be my guides BlueStar or Counsel of Light, it might be your guides, it might be some other disembodied entities that have the particular information you are seeking.
We only allow through those beings who are based in unconditional love. Furthermore, from the guides’ perspective, there is no evil, only love or fear. That which humans perceive as evil is almost always fear trying to find its way to love.
Everyone has guides of some kind who accompany them throughout their lives. Some are angelic beings, some are animals, some are beings from other planets or areas of the unseen world (like Counsel of Light), some have done all their life cycles on Earth but stick around to be helpful (like BlueStar). Some are solo, some are in groups. Some show up briefly to help with a specific situation. All of them are based in unconditional love.
- How often should I get a reading?
As often as you like. You might want to check in weekly, or every few months, or around your birthday. Some people only have one reading and that’s it. Some people have a check in or a tune up when big things are afoot, or when they need some clarity. It is completely up to you. Trust your instincts. If you are thinking about getting a reading, maybe it’s a good time to get one!
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- Will you keep my reading private?
I am a light trance channel, so I don’t really hear or retain most of the details of a reading. I do not listen to the recording, nor do I retain it after a period of time (generally a few months, just to make sure you got it OK). I am a licensed professional counselor (currently inactive), and I apply the same ethics and rules of confidentiality to my channeling work. Not because I have to, but because that is how I operate. I do not share anything about your reading – or even the fact that you had one – with anyone, unless you ask me to, in writing. Read my privacy policies here
Yes. Everyone has the ability to connect with guidance energy in some form. I have taught many classes in channeling, and most people find some connection with their guide(s) eventually. Many people dismiss their own experience with guidance energy as their imagination. Sometimes we desire bells and whistles and fireworks, when really that would probably scare us a little, especially starting out. As a result it is easy to miss or misinterpret communications that could be helpful.
Everyone has a primary modality for how they experience the world: visual, aural, verbal, kinesthetic, etc. Channeling is easiest if we start in our primary modality, because it is more comfortable to receive information from an unfamiliar source (guides) through a familiar mode.
Opening to Channel by Duane Packer and Sanaya Roman is a good book if you are interested in learning to channel. We think it works best to have someone to practice with, because it is hard to get out of the way enough to bring information through at the same time as you are trying to be present to receive it. Channeled or automatic writing practices can be useful, as are visualization and channeled movement.
Please sign up for our email list and/or keep an eye on the Events page if you are interested in hearing about channeling classes and other ways to connect with your own guides. Read the blog on our home page to get to know Ker and her guides and receive their insights.
Bach Flower Remedies
- How do you know it’s not a placebo effect?
Well, if it is the placebo effect, it is a very powerful and consistent one, and there’s no harm done. The strongest evidence against it being a placebo effect is the effect that flower remedies have on animals, plants and small children, who don’t know to expect anything from the drops and yet respond consistently and positively to them.
- How long does it take for the flower remedies to work?
It varies, depending on your circumstance and sensitivity. Some people experience immediate relief, some find it takes a few days or longer for the effects to be noticed. Sometimes the effects are so thorough that you might forget you were previously having a hard time, which is why we encourage people to jot a few notes about why they are taking the remedies when they start, so you will have a record of your experience.
- I’m in counseling – do flower remedies help that process?
Very often they do, because the flowers support the process of growth, help dissolve blocks, and resolve old patterns that seem otherwise intractable.
- I’m on medication. Can I still take Bach flowers?
Bach flowers are harmless and will not interact with any other medication. Rebalancing your mental and emotional states and reducing stress can positively impact your physical health.
- What if you give me the wrong remedies?
If we didn’t figure out the most appropriate remedies for your situation (which is rare, but can happen), you would simply feel no effect from taking them. Then we would revisit your presenting problems, see what we missed, and give you a new combination.
- I can’t tolerate alcohol, so how do I take Bach flowers?
The stock bottles are full of brandy, but I don’t preserve your blend in alcohol, only in pure water, so you only get a few drops of brandy in a 1-oz dosage bottle. If we use four remedies, there will be eight drops of brandy in your bottle. Most people can’t taste it, and in my experience it has never bothered or triggered anyone, but I respect your concerns. You can take Bach flower remedies in a cup of hot water to allow the trace amount of alcohol to dissipate, or only use them topically (on your skin or in a bath) or in a mister. Or I can give you the recipe for your remedy combination and you can make your own dosage bottle using glycerin-based remedies purchased online here
- What is the difference between flower remedies, flower essences, aromatherapy, tinctures, and homeopathy?
Flower remedies and flower essences are the same thing
: water that has been infused with the energetic properties of certain flowers and then stabilized in brandy, vinegar, or glycerine. Flower remedies and essences are mainly taken internally, to address mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils, volatile physical compounds extracted from certain plants and flowers, which heal on the physical, mental, and emotional planes. The scent of the essential oil is the main focus of aromatherapy, although other properties of the oils are considered healing elements. Essential oils are mainly used externally.
Tinctures are alcohol-based extractions of physical elements of herbs and flowers, used primarily to address physical illness and enhance wellbeing. Tinctures are taken internally.
Homeopathy is the science of reducing certain plants, minerals, and other substances to an infinitesimally tiny amount in order to treat the whole person. The process of creating homeopathic remedies is different than the process of creating flower remedies, but both fall into the category of energy medicine. Homeopathic remedies are mainly taken internally. Dr. Bach worked in homeopathy prior to developing his flower remedy system.