Recording Your Private Reading: The Pros and Cons
Messages from Spirit come through so fast, it is impossible to catch and process it all in a single sitting.
Many people like to record their readings, either so they can go back through and listen to things they missed the first time around, or to re-live the emotions and the moment.
Aside from this, there are benefits and drawbacks to having your reading recorded and not having your reading recorded.
Benefits of Recording a Reading
As the Client:
With a physical recording, don't have to take notes during your session! This is something most clients I see do - they rapidly scrambling the messages they get down for the whole hour of the call, ending up with 4-5 pages of crazy writing. With a recording of your reading, you are free to relax during your session, and simply be present to soak it all in.
Many mediums believe that it takes a minimum of 2 weeks to fully process the information contained in a single reading. Though, really deep readings, can take years. Much like a good book, having a reading recording allows you to go back through the messages contained later - at a different stage of your life, allowing you to really see how much of what was said, really did come true.
The argument against keeping a recording of your reading. When you re-listen to your messages, the energy of Spirit is no longer present in it - aka - the magic is gone. Because 'the magic' is gone, it won't feel the same way it did the first time around. It's the difference between your visit to the Grand Canyon, and looking at photos of your visit later. It simply won't be the same.
On top of that, with a recording, you may be more tempted to allow another person to listen to your reading. And, in doing so, it is possible that without the magic of Spirit present with them or without the intimate knowledge of your life - they may try rip it apart, in turn, taking the reading's magic, away from you.
As the Medium:
A physical recording is a tangible keepsake you can give to your client after their session is complete. While the reading itself is technically the gift, a recording, is an object they can use remember the event by, which can make the experience more tangible.
With a physical recording, you can review your reading after the reading is complete from an observational standpoint, and use the knowledge you gain to improve your techniques for future readings.
You can verify that the session actually took place. This your evidence of what was provided, in case a client attempts fraud - and claims "non-receipt" of the item (aka, claims the reading was never given and asks for their money back. This is credit card fraud, but this does happen and cases are frequently awarded to the customer, if the shop owner cannot provide proof of receipt.
Keep in mind, though: you don’t need an audio recording for your evidence- any physical recording of the event taking place is fine - a confirmation email, for example - is really all you need.
The argument against allowing recordings. Client recordings and snippets thereof have been used by radio shows, skeptics and catfishers to discredit mediums.
Despite that, for many, the choice is to record.
It's such a helpful resource for 99% of clients, and on the medium's end, it is good practice to keep record of your client transactions, for legal purposes, if anything.
- Amanda Linette Meder