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Divination can be one of the most fun and enjoyable things while developing your spiritual path. I remember wondering if my psychic visions were just something I had only once in a while, or if I would ever be able to do it at will just like a professional.

The truth is, this is no different than taking cooking, ballet, or art class. You have no idea if you are good at it unless you take the class and practice. With divination, there are many things we can do to work on it ourselves. I think I practically abused my best friend with readings because I needed to practice so much!  He was a good sport and even told me when I was off or just plain wrong.

For me, divination was the beginning of a much more advanced process I had no idea I was getting myself into. Although trance channelling is my primary modality now, I will never forget the roots of divination and how powerful it was to exercise my subconscious.

Generally speaking, they need some assistance getting their ego out of the way so they can be clear. Once that happens, they soar!

So how do you begin this process?

First, know that this is not something that wakes up in you and that’s it. There is work involved including with your consciousness. It is always a good idea to also be working on your spiritual development as a person. Those who don’t do this may still be psychic, but they will get stuck or be limited in what they are able to see.  The number one key is; if you can’t see it in yourself, you will not be able to see it clearly in another. A great book to read is, “The Shadow Effect written by, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson.

Here are 4 steps and tools that are helpful in learning to “divine” or “read”.

  1. The Ego

Every human being has an ego. Every. Single. One. You are not the special one here that doesn’t have one. The ego will want to have control of the divination by making absolutes or being “right.” Know that there are many possibilities and the one that should be doing the reading is your higher self. When it comes from this higher perspective, there will be more than one possibility along with some guidance. Reading is not a straight shot, not even with tools.

  1. Call in Your Higher Self

This is about intention. Learn to meditate and to call within your higher self. Ask them to help you to see, hear, smell, taste, etc. Anything necessary to receive higher guidance, even if it’s just for yourself. Taking the time to do this will hugely assist in the expansion of your ability to access divination.

  1. Divination Tools


Runes can be bought at any metaphysical store in person or online. I believe even some regular bookstores carry them such as Barnes and Noble. Runes have symbols on them that mean different things. Spend some time with the book getting to know what each one means.

There are spreads that can be done in the book but I prefer to ask a question and lay down anywhere from 3-5 runes. Here is where your own intuition comes in. Although each one has a meaning, that is not enough in a reading. Breathe and ask your higher self to elaborate. Aside from the obvious written meaning, how does this apply? And to what area of life? Ask yourself these questions and let the answer pop in your mind or be felt in your heart. This takes some time but eventually you’ll be able to feel the meaning and move past “thinking” about what the book meaning is first. That is just a first step.

Tarot Cards and Oracle Cards

My favorite is tarot cards. I still use these for myself, even though I no longer use them in my work. The tarot is designed to tell a story. They too have a specific meaning in the book. They can be used that way. Although, there are a lot of them. I suggest studying one or two cards a day until you have the basic meanings down.

Learning the meanings are helpful but relying on your own intuition and connection to higher self is key in how you move away from using your mind to interpret the cards and begin feeling it in the heart. Thus, allowing much less room for the ego to enter or dictate the answers.

  1. Knowing Your Accuracy

Practice.  Practice and hearing back from those you are reading will begin to show you just how accurate you are. When reading yourself, this won’t always be clear but is a great way to start. It will always be easier to read someone you do not know. That sounds odd, but it’s true. This is because you do not have any pre-conceived ideas. Therefore, the information is usually correct.

It took me almost three years to know that I was super accurate. I had to wait and hear back from people I had done readings for.  I also practiced my techniques on friends most of the time, as they could give me feedback more consistently. When I was more confident, I started to give readings to friends of friends until this turned into a wider variety of strangers.

Again, if you can take a class either online or in person, please do. It is hugely different than learning on your own. I did not have that option when I started, so I did it this other way until I worked my way to being able to go to class.

I hope this was helpful to you as a beginning diviner!!!

In Love,

Lori Camacho

Trance Channel, Clairvoyant Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Lori Camacho, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003. It was in 2007 that Lori began to spontaneously vocalize Raina, the wise consciousness she had memories of communicating with as a child. Together Lori and Raina have created many workshops, classes and writings. 

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