by sarah farris

energy reading FAQs

Q: What is the general structure of an energy reading?

A: Readings are either 45 or 75 minutes in length and take place over the phone.

A 45-minute reading includes a mini energy assessment where I will share information about a couple of your primary energy centers, typically looking at what needs the greatest amount of attention. Clients are then able to ask specific questions they have, either centered on what came up in the mini energy assessment or relating to any other area of their life. In a 45-minute reading, you’ll usually have time to ask 2-3 questions, depending on the complexity and amount of information I am able to tap into.

A 75-minute reading is more extensive and includes a full energy assessment where I will assess every energy center and provide you with a comprehensive summary of your overall energetic state. Typically, this takes about 30 minutes and the client is welcome to ask any questions about my findings during this time. After the energy assessment is complete, you are able to ask specific questions about any area of your life (see below ‘What types of questions should I ask…’ for more info). Usually, you’ll have time to ask 3-4 questions, depending on the complexity and amount of information I am able to tap into. Time permitting, we will close out a 75-minute session with a personalized energy balancing guided visualization and I will perform a distance healing on any energy centers that require extra attention.


Q: Is this Reiki?

A: An energy reading is not Reiki, although in a 75 minute reading there is typically a 10 minute energy balancing visualization which may feel a little like Reiki. I tap into Reiki energy during the entire reading, especially when I perform the energy assessment.


Q: How can you read energy over the phone?

A: Have you ever had an experience where you were going to call someone and then moments later they called you? Or, have you ever had a feeling that you need to check in with a family member or friend and, after reaching out, you learn that something of significance had just happened to them? This is an example of taping into energy—we do not need to be in-person in order to do so effectively.

In addition to my natural ability to read energy remotely, I have received extensive training in this area and can seamlessly tap into your energy wherever you may be!


Q: I’ve never had a reading before—what do I need to know?

A: What I have found is that, the more open you are to receiving information, the higher the quality of information you receive will be. This does not mean that you have to come into a session and tell me every little detail about your life—in fact, I prefer to not have too much background information from you at first so that I can get a more clear read on your energy. In essence, this means that the best sessions result from a client being totally willing to learn about areas that require their attention and where they can make meaningful improvements, in addition to learning about what their biggest strengths are.

If you are considering booking a session or have booked a session and have not had a complimentary consultation, I highly recommend doing so if you have questions and are a little nervous about your reading. I don’t read energy in a consultation, but just talk to you about what you’re looking to get out of a session and I’ll address any questions about the process you may have.

Tips for a successful reading:

  • Be open to the information you get. If you feel yourself getting defensive at any time, notice it! That’s good information for you to be aware of.
  • Trust that the information you will receive will be of your highest and best good.
  • Ask questions during the process if something doesn’t make sense.
  • Know that you are in a totally judgment-free and safe space to talk about whatever is on your mind. Believe me, I’ve heard it all! Everything we discuss is 100% confidential.  


Q: Do I need to do anything special during the reading?

A: It is recommended that you find a quiet and distraction-free space for your session where you feel relaxed and comfortable. Many clients share vulnerable details about their life per the information that comes up, so it’s best to be in a space where you feel safe and free to say what’s on your mind.

It is also helpful to have a pen and notebook or paper nearby so you can take notes if something comes up that you’d like to remember; there is typically a lot of information passed along to you in a reading and many clients like to take time to process and refer back to their notes following the session.


Q: What types of questions should I ask during my reading?

A: Many people come to sessions with questions relating to their career, family, or close relationships, although this is just a general sample of what we can discuss. It is important to understand that I read the energy around each topic in present time; you have free will and can actively choose to run your energy differently, resulting in different outcomes. That said, it is also important to understand that it takes a conscious and often strong effort to change our energetic patterns.

Examples of questions clients often ask:

  • I’m considering changing courses in my career and am looking into the following options. What option feels best for me and can you tell me a little bit about what you see for each one?
  • I just started dating this new person and am having some mixed emotions about my feelings. Can you tell me what is going on and if we look compatible energetically?
  • I’m feeling really disconnected from my family / X family member and am having a difficult time figuring out why this is. Can you read the energy around this disconnect?


Q: Can you read my mind or predict the future?

A: Because we have free will and the ability to change the way we run our energy, I do not claim to predict the future—I read energy. I use my skills as a psychic to look at a likely outcome per your specific energetic patterns and trust implicitly that the information that comes through to me is of your highest and best good; it is my job to share information that will be of your greatest benefit.

I don’t like to try to predict the future for clients because I believe in the importance of walking through life for specific experiences and lessons; with guidance received from a reading, you will have more tools in your toolkit to better navigate these often murky waters with more grace and confidence.

If there is something on your mind that you are focusing a great deal of energy on, I will often be able to pick up on that, but I do not deliberately read minds (nor do I want to).


Q: How often should I have a reading?

A: Everyone is different, but in general, I recommend getting a reading 2-4 times per year. If you are going through a lot of changes or a particularly challenging time, once per quarter is a nice cadence to check in while allowing space for life to unfold and for you to do the necessary work to create change, if needed.

If you find that life is feeling a little more balanced for you and are interested in keeping a pulse on your energy and path, twice per year works well for many people.

I’ve personally experienced as well as observed with clients that we seek readings when life is throwing us extra curveballs, so you can always add on an extra session if things in life are feeling especially challenging. This works beautifully for many clients as a way to supplement other sources of personal healing or energetic work they do.

I should also note that if you have a reading and do not get through all of the questions you’d like to ask, you can absolutely schedule a follow-up session to take place within a week or so. While I don’t recommend getting readings on the same topics more than once per month, another session for additional questions a few days or even a week after your initial session is perfectly fine!


Q: What types of people do you work with?

A: I happily work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. At this time, I do not offer readings to anyone under the age of 18, however, if you would like me to assess the energy of a minor who is under your care, please contact me in advance of your session.