In my case, I combine my intuitive abilities with common sense to obtain information and guidance from an alternative source in order to look at what is going on in someone's life, and provide them with choices around what they can do about it.
I am primarily clairsentient, which is regarded as the strongest of all psychic abilities. To be clairsentient means that I obtain information through "sensing" or "feeling" – the hardest of them all to trust, as there is no tangible evidence to rely on. Clairsentience however is considered the most reliable of all abilities. People who are clairsentient are often also clairvoyant ("seeing") or clairaudient ("hearing") enabling them to receive information many different ways. I am all of the above.
I also use psychometry, which is the means of holding something and getting information from it. That something can be a piece of jewelry, clothing, someone's belonging, an antique, someone's hand…
I chose to use these abilities in a consulting or counselling capacity, rather than in a fortune telling way. That doesn't mean to say I can't work in that way, but to use an example: rather that telling someone they are going to meet a tall, dark stranger, I prefer to use my abilities to work with people to enable them to be better placed to meet that tall dark stranger, or if they have already met, how to improve their relationship, or how to end it if it becomes an unhealthy one.
For someone in what is often considered a "flaky business" I tend to be boringly normal. I have to keep things really simple. I ensure that I eat and exercise and sleep healthily. I don't drink any alcohol, or smoke, and I have never done any drugs or smoked pot. I keep myself as healthy and responsible as possible to do my work.
© Shena Meadowcroft