Meet the psychic: Reaya Pellegrini
One of my dear friends gifted me a session with Reaya when I was going through a rough patch. It helped a lot. Now, almost a year later, I am still deeply grateful for Reaya’s support.
Which makes me wonder: How does she do it? How does this psychic thing work?
Reaya graciously agreed to answer my many, many questions. Read on for some insights into life as a psychic.
When did you first realise you were a psychic medium?
I knew I was intuitive from a young age. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I knew I could channel. I had an accident and was taken in an ambulance, accompanied by my dad. I started channelling messages from my grandfather (that I’d never met). Apparently they were coming in fast and I just wanted everyone to remember everything I was saying. That was the game changer for me. That’s when I knew that there was life on the other side. It all started making sense to me. I also use to astral travel when I was a kid. I remember leaving my physical body at night. I could feel myself spinning as this process started. It was wild.
Does mediumship run in your family?
My mum and grandma both get messages, especially in their dreams. My mum knows things before they happen, and she often sees spirits walking around our family home. It’s something that runs in our family, for sure.
You started your career as a model. When did you decide to pursue a career in spirituality?
I was always connected to my spirituality when I was modelling. I actually met many healers when I was travelling around the world. I still connect to those teachings today. When I was modelling, I would hold people’s jewellery and giving readings. I would even do healings on people if they were feeling ill. I feel that my guides where preparing me for what was to come. I had a successful career in modelling and then I felt like I was ready for a change. I met my husband and moved back to Sydney for a fresh start.
My friends were telling me to go into healing full-time. It was something I was passionate about so that’s what I decided to do. I was strongly connected to being a healer and then it evolved into readings. The transition wasn’t that difficult as I was ready for it. I was working other jobs and doing this on the side. It slowly evolved into a full-time project.
How did you find your first clients?
I don’t really remember. I never hold information from readings. Sometimes it’s like seeing someone for the first time, even if they have come several times. Words or what I say seems to come from somewhere else and I never recall what I tell people. I have clients say to me, ‘You told me this and that,’ and I’m like, ‘Wow, I said that?’ The only thing I remember was just being so excited that someone was coming to see me. I was grateful that this was actually happening for me. Something that I always do is whenever I get a booking I always say ‘thank you’ to spirit for guiding people to me.
Are there questions you get all the time?
I always get questions about love, career path, future. Not so much specific questions but they’re the most popular reasons that clients come to see me.
Can you turn being psychic on and off?
I have this ability to tap in when I need to. I’ve set the limits of what I receive. I don’t have spirits hovering over me while I sleep. I’m more of a psychic than psychic medium, but I can tap into both realms when and if needed, or if someone wants to come and give a message. It happens if it needs too. I always just trust. I never know what is going to happen in a session.
What’s the hardest thing about working in this area?
I guess the hardest thing is telling someone something that don’t want to hear, or that they are not ready to accept. I find that a bit difficult but most people that come to me they are open, so this helps a lot.
What’s the best thing about it?
I love being connected to this realm. I’m always growing and learning and I love this so much. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving. I get to help so many people and this means so much to me. As a child I always wanted to help and support people. I get to do just that and I couldn’t be happier.
Do you get advice and guidance for your own life?
Yes, I have my own guides and they support me when I need. I often get a lot of messages for me through my journalling and, weirdly enough, when I am in the shower.
Is there anything you wish everyone knew before they came to see you?
Just come with an open heart.
Is it easier to work with someone in person or does Zoom work fine?
It doesn’t make any difference. I am connecting to people before I meet them at any rate. I am able to tap into their energy and receive messages from their spirit guides, so it really makes no difference. It’s more of a personal preference.
Is there something you would like to tell people in terms of living in harmony with the spirits around them?
The way I see it is that spirit always wants and is trying to communicate with us, so talk to the spirits like they are here. So many people want to connect with people that have passed over. I always say they are connecting; just because they can’t hear them or see them doesn’t mean they aren’t listening. Communicate. Have little chats. Spirits are generally friendly. If you feel scared of them, just tell them that. Most of the time they will move on if you don’t feel comfortable.
How do you experience spirits?
I experience them through voices and physical sensations but I can’t see them. Sometimes I see images. It’s like playing charades sometimes. But I don’t see actually spirits.
Do you hang out with other psychic mediums to debrief?
I don’t really hang out with other psychics or healers. I would say when I was younger I was hanging out with healers and spiritual mentors, as I was learning and I always wanted to know more. I was like a sponge, absorbing. Nowadays I like to stick to myself. I love doing my own thing and sometimes I need my own space to cleanse and clear. I am always meditating to clear my channel.
How can people get in touch with you?
They can contact me via my website: www.reaya.com.au