In various places online I refer to myself as a Professional Psychic Medium and Tarot Reader.
Not long ago, someone sent me an anonymous message that questioned what I meant by "Professional." There was a little bit of attitude in the message, but underlying that is a fair question, and one that I think deserves discussion.
What I believe makes me a "Professional" Medium and Tarot Reader comes down to these things:
- I strive to “produce” something with lasting value.
- I have a certain level of knowledge obtained from investing time and energy into the study of my craft.
- I receive compensation for my work.
- I adhere to a code of ethics.
- I respect my clients, their time, and the investment that they make in hiring me.
- I respect the profession that is tarot reading and mediumship.
- I am dedicated to what I do.
- I am dedicated to constantly improving and learning, and conducting myself with “professionalism.”
In other words, this isn’t a hobby for me.
Other people will invariably feel differently about the subject, and say that some of these elements aren't required to be a "Professional," while other things I've left out are in fact necessary. And that's fine. Everyone has their own measurement for what takes an activity out of the hobby/past-time/personal category and into the professional realm.
Look, I'm not out to set the standard for anyone else's practice.
But for me, these are the reasons that I consider myself a professional.