Michelle Pinto is the owner of Mystic Connections, The Crystal & Rock Shop. She is also a psychic medium and spiritual channel providing private reading and healing sessions and teaches certificated courses for personal development in the healing and spiritual arts. We talked in her beautiful store in Huntington Beach. – Radiance
To contact Michelle Pinto, (Text) 714.823.0205 or visit www.mysticonnections.com
You didn’t come by your psychic and intuitive abilities easily. That’s right, I had to deal with being very sensitive as a child. I avoided crowded places like malls, let alone to somewhere like Disneyland because of everyone else’s energy.
You didn’t know that there were ways to shield yourself. I didn’t even know what that meant. I was so tired of feeling anxious and drained. Something was wrong with me and I wanted relief, be it medication, therapy or whatever, so I decided to start getting answers by getting a reading.
What told you that a psychic reading was a good option? Past readings that I received years ago revealed information about my life not readily known, so I thought that might be a good starting point. As a teenager raised in the heart of the Bible Belt, I was fascinated with that sort of thing, but you did not talk about it. When I moved from Texas to California in my early 20s, I felt more comfortable delving into this phenomena without fear of being judged.
California will do that. Yes! Californians were more liberal and I began taking Tarot classes because it always fascinated me. Years later, I did readings for people in my home, but unfortunately, I was so empathic, I became too emotionally involved in my client’s problems. So, I stopped providing readings and stepped out of the metaphysical world altogether 20+ years ago, thinking I can’t do this and stay sane. As a result, the answers to my own personal issues were never addressed or resolved.
That’s when you sought out a reading. Yes, I just knew a medical doctor wouldn’t provide the answers I needed, so I found a reader whose bio mirrored my experiences. That’s when I heard the terms “empathic and too open” and was told these were my issues. The reader also told me about crystals and recommended different ones that would help me ground and block energy. A beautiful rainbow obsidian piece was my first crystal purchased and I have been hooked ever since.
What is your mission? My mission is to help you find the source within so that you have a higher level of awareness and perspective about life and your purpose. I’ve learned that this is where true happiness, fulfillment, and abundance lies. Coping mechanisms along with manifestation techniques can be learned and implemented to sustain balance and harmony regardless of outside influences, age, or station in life. When you connect to the source within, you recognize guidance sent from above, feel happy anyway, and receive effortless abundance.
Some people understand even scientifically that reality is an illusion, so you’re saying it shouldn’t be much of a stretch to believe that we can play with the illusion, and interact with beings who are not physically here, but who are here to help and guide? Yes, absolutely! We are not alone here. We all have spiritual beings who interact with us daily providing guidance through impulses, impressions, and inspirations. They use pictures, songs, number patterns, animals, and even people to deliver messages. Becoming aware of how the other side communicates helps you to receive and decode messages sent.
Here is a recent example. I was explaining the properties of selenite to a lady the other day. I told her selenite is used for cleansing because of its SALT crystalline structure, when all of a sudden, I intuitively saw a little dog excitedly running around her legs. She said with dreamy eyes, oh that is COCO, my mom’s dog and that was her next stop. At that exact moment, a lady who was new to Mystic Connections walked into the shop wearing a sweat shirt that had the words SALT/COCO printed on the front of it. Both ladies bought selenite that day!
Let me ask you what everyone wants to know: am I psychic, or can I be psychic? Many people don’t believe they can develop intuitive or psychic abilities, while the ones who come to you believe they can. Can you give out a few secrets of how you teach them to be psychic? Spirit communicates through the senses. These sensory receivers can be developed and fine-tuned quickly with simple visualization exercises. One exercise teaches you how to step into a scenic picture becoming one with the environment smelling the air, hearing sounds, feeling the earth beneath your feet. As your senses become more acute, messages sent by impressions are received with more definition and clarity, you can then begin the process of interpretation.