This wasn't the first time we had guests in class. There are usually 1-2 people who come in for Circle Readings. The group sits in a circle and meditates before starting. Each person gives a 3-5 minute reading. My sister came along a few weeks ago as a special guest. It was fun for me because I could tell that the readings were accurate as we went along. There was also a story arc to the readings, so that each person had a different piece of the story and we only got the full picture at the end. There is less pressure in Circle Readings, as you're only up for a few minutes and then it's someone else's turn. The meditation lasts 10 minutes; more than enough to get a message. We also learn a lot about how to phrase readings by listening to the other students in the class.
Circle Readings are pretty cozy. The one-to-one readings don't have this buffer, though its nice to have more time. Two weeks ago we had our first set of guests for one-to-one's, and I was lucky enough to practice on three people. I got a little bit stuck with the first one. Initially I rejected the image because it was also a hobby of mine. When I finally decided to mentioned it, the image was relevant. What else? I skipped the 2 minute meditation at the beginning. This made it harder because I found myself receiving images and talking at the same. The next reading was easier. I got three distinct images, though I had to prod her on the messages that didn't seem accurate to make sense of the reading. By the time I got to the 3rd guest; I was glad to be done. This time I saw three scenes in a forrest and described them literally. When we got to the end she understood what it meant. She was also told me my clairvoyant images were metaphors, which helped. It only clicked when she realised the reading didn't involve her hiking in the woods. I had a lot of Aha Moments! after this practice session.