I had never been to a psychic before — I had no idea what to expect. I’ve been nervous about applying for internships and my next steps after college, so I thought maybe a psychic reading could give me some clarity.
I sat down for a 30-minute psychic reading session with Kaycey Hadl, who runs The Elemental, a holistic health shop located at 600 Lawrence Ave. Hadl is a "psychic medium" who received yoga, reiki and hypnosis training. She says she's clairvoyant, telepathic and empathetic, so she feels deeply and reads other people’s energies along with energies stored in objects like rocks and trees.
“I guess my greatest gift is just being sensitive,” Hadl says. “I used to think of it as being a curse because I can feel what everyone else feels very deeply, but when you learn to manage it, it becomes a wonderful gift in itself.”
Clients usually come to a psychic reading prepared with a question to guide the session. I’m in the process of applying for internships, I tell her, and heading into my final year of college. I’m a little unsure of my next steps.
I sat in a darkened room. The smell of sage lingered, which Hadl had used to cleanse the room after the previous session. She wrote my name on a scratch pad, closed her eyes and began the session. Hadl tapped into my energy and tackled my uncertainty. What she said about my career after college surprised me at first — I’d be working with children, which is not something I’m planning on right now — but it is something I could see myself doing in the future. She told me I’m in a transitional time in my life, which is true: I’m about to enter my last year of college, and I just got out of a relationship, so I’m finding myself. She told me I’d come into myself in five or six years, switching careers along the way.
Hadl gave me more advice during the session. She told me I’m not grounded, but being outside is a good way to fix that. Nature comforts me, which Hadl picked up on. I love running, going on walks, being outside and feeling connected to nature, so this is helpful information for me moving forward.
I felt slightly more in tune with myself after the session, like I’m heading in the right direction. Hadl suggested ways to center myself, such as yoga, breathing exercises and connecting with nature.
I recommend going to a psychic at least once just to see what it’s like. I was curious to hear what Hadl had to say about my future. I connected with some things, and I didn’t with others. Maybe try it once to see if it’s for you — it could be helpful and might give you some clarity if you have a big life event or decision coming up.
Hadl also offers hypnosis, crystal reading and energy restorative sessions that can be booked on The Elemental’s website.