Intuitive Background

My Philosophy

I believe that God gives us all intuitive abilities, we just have to learn to use them to the best of our ability. As with any gift, some people are more adept at using their talents than others. Just like the star quarterback who has practiced and developed his talent – an intuitive also has to develop their talent by becoming centered and balanced both spiritually and mentally.

I also believe that everyone has the right to an accurate reading by a reputable intuitive who has become centered and confident with their abilities. I’m not a big fan of any intuitive who charges you by the minute for a phone conversation because they charge too much money and you normally don’t connect with a true intuitive (an example are those phone lines for psychics in the 1990’s that started with 900 and are no longer allowed). The majority of people that I know appreciate being able to obtain accurate insight from a reputable source without paying an arm and a leg for their reading. I will never charge by the minute for my readings.

That is why I offer readings that are held in strict confidentiality. We all know that when you request a reading that some very personal things may surface. When I do your reading, no one else is around me. And afterwards, I usually don’t remember details as I am just a vessel that transfers the information from the Universe to you. So if one day you say to me, “Remember when you told me such and such?” I probably will not remember but will take your word for it. 🙂

I believe that everyone has free will and we can change our fates at any time based upon the decisions we make on a daily basis. Most of us follow the path of least resistance and that is why a reputable intuitive can pick up on possible paths of the situations that are in a person’s life. Now, I always refer to what I sense as a possible path because it is not an absolute path. You always have free will and by using your own free will during your daily life you can change the outcome of what I see during the reading. My readings are to guide you but ultimately the control of your life is in your hands. The impressions I receive during a reading are to guide you on your path and are not intended to be blindly followed. If something doesn’t feel right to you at this point in time, revisit it at a later date and see how you feel about it then. I always suggest printing out the readings so you’ll have them to look at later or store it in multiple flash and external hard drives in case any of your technology fails.

I have met many, many people since I started doing readings online. I consider these people my friends because I have read for many of them numerous times, some for many years, and have quite a few returning clients. I look forward to making a new friend in you.

I have also had questions arise about my readings over the years. Please check out my FAQ’S section for all the details as there is some important information listed there that you should be familiar with prior to ordering a reading.

As you take a few minutes to browse through the Spirituality and Intuitive readings section of my site, I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. Thank you for visiting!

My Intuitive Background

I have been intuitive since the age of 14 when I experienced a sudden illness. It was very much like the flu but I was unable to raise my head from my pillow without feeling intense pain. The doctor could never give us a diagnosis other than what it wasn’t. Oddly enough, I saw an elemental spirit that morning who told me that I would get very ill and afterwards I would be able to “know” things. I have since found out that intuitive abilities run on both sides of my family for many generations and that the illness just brought out the abilities that I’d had since birth. (When I was younger my parents had noticed that I saw life differently but just attributed it to a “vivid imagination”.)

When I “came” into my abilities I thought I was hallucinating. As soon as the elemental spirit disappeared, everything happened just as I was told. Shortly after my recovery, I did indeed begin to “know” things about people. At first it was very scary for me, a 14 year old girl, because I couldn’t explain how I knew what came to me or why I would see spirits passing by or why my dreams started coming true.

When I realized that people started looking at me strangely whenever I mentioned anything “not of this world” I learned yet another important lesson. I learned rather quickly to keep my mouth shut and my experiences and impressions to myself. And, looking back on it, that really was a shame. Now I talk freely about my gifts because I’ve accepted that I was given the abilities for a reason. If people chose not to believe the same as I do, I respect their beliefs because we are all on different paths in this lifetime.

I didn’t ask to be able to know things and sometimes I wish I hadn’t come into these abilities that I was born with, but when I really think about it now, I’d feel lost without them. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been warned – “Be careful with that knife” while I’m slicing something or I’ll see an object that it too close to the edge of the counter falling and breaking. The times I listened everything turned out fine. The times I didn’t – I cut my finger or the item fell. So, now I listen!

Since that time I have opened myself mentally and spiritually and with God’s help I have been able to fine tune my abilities. I have learned not to fear these abilities but to accept them because I believe they have indeed been given to me by God in order to help people that I meet on this journey that we call life.

My intuitive abilities come to me in different forms. I receive information from Angels, Spirits Guides and Spirit. The information is received in the form of visions, dreams, by hearing something whispered in my ear, and just by “knowing”. I’ve woken up members of my family in the middle of the night because of a prophetic dream. I tune into a person’s vibrational energy, their frequency, to receive information about them and I do not have to be face to face with you to do this.

I am Clairvoyant, Clairsentient, Clairaudient, a Conscious Channel Medium, Empathic and have Clairscent, Clairtangency and Precognition abilities. I also have the ability to tap into a person’s past lives and read the Akashic Records to give you information that may be of help to you in this lifetime. I have been told that I work on a very high vibrational level by others in the field because, when I’m doing a reading, I use all of these abilities simultaneously. For those of you who do not know the meaning of the terms I’ve listed above I’m offering definitions here:

Clairaudience: Clear audio/hearing—intuitively hearing from the spiritual realm that which isn’t normally audible in the everyday physical world.

Clairempathy: Clear emotion—to actively feel/sense the emotions/attitudes of another.

Clairscent: Clear smelling—to smell odors or fragrances from the spirit/ethereal realms.

Clairsentience: Clear feeling/sensations. In this instance, the intuitive has an insight or “knowing” of a hidden or forgotten fact. They feel it throughout their whole body without any outside stimulation.

Clairtangency/Psychometry/Object Reading: Clear touching—to hold or touch an object or feel the energy of an area and perceive information such as its history and owner, which wasn’t previously known. Psychometry enables an intuitive to pick up vibrations left on an object by someone connected with it. Someone with this ability could use an unfamiliar object to reveal much about its owner.

Clairvoyance: Clear vision — the intuitive ability to see visions without using your eyes; an intuitive knowledge of people and things; to perceive within the mind’s eye something that exists in the spiritual or ethereal realm.

Conscious Channel Medium: One who receives messages from the spirit realm through any intuitive ability without going into trance.

Empathy: The talent to sense the needs, drives, and emotions of another.

Precognition: Quite simply, “knowing.” Since no intuitive can ever know every detail about the future, this ability refers to knowing general outcomes of specific courses of action, with occasional flashes of detailed insight. (In other words, no one can ever really “know” the future, only that a certain path will lead to a certain place—but if that “path” changes, the predicted outcome can change, as well.)

The manner in which I receive the information is determined by and based upon the needs of the person requesting the reading. I do not have any control over how the information arrives but I have a responsibility to deliver the message in the clearest manner possible. That is why I always offer clarification of each and every reading that I do. I do not ‘guess’ when I do my readings. If I don’t receive any information about you I’ll let you know and refund your money.

I began doing online readings in 1994 and for the first two years I did readings for free in order to determine my accuracy level. It is my belief that if you can’t be accurate in the reading, then you shouldn’t be doing readings. Plus, I felt guilty taking people’s money for a service like this. I was determined that if I couldn’t be accurate and relevant for my clients then I would stop offering readings.

I have always believed that intuitives are allowed to see past and future events in order to help the person involved. When I was in my 20’s I had an intuitive reading and the woman told me that I too was a very gifted intuitive (although she knew that I didn’t think so at the time – and I didn’t) and that it would take me a few years to become centered and clear with my gifts. Once that was accomplished I would use my gifts to make a living for myself while continuing to help others. While I don’t make a living doing readings, I do offer them to help others.

Believe me, I don’t do this for the money. I do this because I feel that I was given this ability to help others. And the emails I’ve received after I’ve done someone’s reading that keeps me doing them. If I received a lot of negative emails about the readings I’d stop doing them. It’s my calling, not my primary source of income.

I myself have been ripped off by frauds as I tried to develop my own gifts. And I know how mad and upset I was when I got my reading and it was either so general that a child could have written it or so wrong that nothing in the reading applied to me.

I’ve got to tell you this story. I think it’s the most fun I’ve ever had using my abilities and an event in my life that confirmed for me that I indeed should be offering readings. In the 1990’s I called one of those 1-900-  psychic telephone lines (yeah, I got burned the worst way possible and the people left me on hold forever just to get to the psychic and then tried to charge me almost $400.00 which, by the way, I refused to pay and took out a complaint but that’s beside the point). Anyway – I called this line, waited forever and then FINALLY someone came on the line. The first thing she did was ask me questions. I wouldn’t answer her. I told her she was the psychic and she should be able to tell me. I’ve never had a reading, if that’s what you want to call it, so off-base and wrong in my life! So I told this girl, reading from her little script (I could hear her turning the pages), that I too was psychic and could I tell her some of the impressions I was receiving about her? She laughed at me and said, “You’re psychic? Sure go ahead. What do you see?” (She said that last part in a sing song voice and that irritated me too after being on hold for so long!) So I told her what I saw. She didn’t say a word at first then she asked me – how did you know all of that? I asked her if I was right and she said yes, but nobody knew about blah blah blah. Who are you? I just laughed and said – Somebody who should be doing your job obviously! Back then, I’d never work at one of those 900 phone lines for this very reason but I did “audition” once, just to test myself and see what would happen and I was hired. I turned the job down. And that, my friends, is one of the reasons I started doing readings from my website.

One question that people always either mention on their websites or ask me about that I want to clear up right here – why don’t I normally give refunds. First – I put a lot of energy and effort into your reading. And if I gave refunds every person on the planet would want one and then why did I make the effort to do the reading in the first place? I mean it’s bad enough when I do a reading, the people tell me how accurate I was then they report that they didn’t authorize the transaction. I get stuck doing a reading for free and charged a large fee in addition to losing the money for the reading. Again, it’s not about the money, it’s about my time. My time is valuable. I lost my husband on January 21, 2022 and since then, I am handling everything by myself. I have children, a farm, horses, dogs, my writing, and a business that we’d started together that I’m determined to make a success because I promised him I would do it exactly as we planned. It’s at if you’re in the market from some handcrafted soap and other cool stuff. It’s hard for me to fit everything in a day but I offer the readings because of the feedback I’ve received. I don’t have time for those people who try to mislead me and then get angry because I’m not telling them what they want to hear but what I’m being shown. That is why I retain the right to refuse to read anyone for any reason. I don’t have time to play games with people who want nothing more than to try to prove me wrong, to question why something I said hasn’t happened yet, or to try to trick me by giving me false information. Those kind of people are out there but I do the readings because most people are honest and don’t try to lie and cheat to get something for free when a service has been rendered. Now, it’s not like I’ve never given a refund. It’s not my normal policy but if I’m having an off day and I know it and the customer comes back and says I was totally off base I’ll either do the reading over or offer a refund. I’m fair, ethical, and honest. I always treat others the way I want to be treated. But, if you mistreat me, accuse me or threaten me, just remember that karma is real and know that I won’t read for you again.

I mean let’s face it – I’m a regular person just like all of you. I have to eat, sleep, take care of my children and family and cook dinner just like everyone else. And I’m going to have off days just like everyone else. I’ll be the first to say no intuitive is 100% accurate. So if I’m off, and believe me I can feel it when the information isn’t coming through right or I’m having a problem interpreting it, then I’ll ask you to give me until the next day to get clear again and if that’s not acceptable I’ll offer a refund. Sometimes I give refunds as a surprise simply because I know the person who ordered couldn’t afford the reading and needed it. I’m not a greedy person. Offering intuitive readings is is just one of the things I do in my life to help others and I believe that what I do has value.

So after blabbing away for what seems like forever, let me thank you if you got this far! If you would like a reading please read my FAQ’s, Policies, and Statement of Ethics or any/all of the pages in the drop down menu under “Intuitive Readings” prior to ordering a reading.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Melissa Alvarez