Before Artio starts a reading she likes to “breathe in” the person she is reading for. It fills her with the person’s energy and Artio says a strong connection with the energy of your subject is imperative to a successful reading.
One of the first guests to request Artio’s services was Lenore. Artio breathed her in and thrilled the other guests with a description of what she felt. She said that Lenore tasted like honey, smelled like mustard-seed and that the sound of her soul rang in her ears like the bells of a small provincial church. Clients love it when Artio is overly specific!
Lenore was thrilled with this initial impression, but then the real reading began, revealing something far more sinister inside. Artio said she sensed darkness deep within Lenore’s heart; a foul smelling swamp biding it’s time, waiting for the right moment to begin spreading the muck and filth throughout Lenore’s soul.
Artio told Lenore, “Mind yourself, child. You are at a crossroads. Darkness and Light are at war over the right to your soul and only one may win out.”
Lenore was, unsurprisingly, quite alarmed. “But…I’m good,” she assured Artio, “I choose the light, and is it not our decisions that matter most, rather than our pre-despositions?”
"Yes, Child," Artio responded, "but I can see your future. You have no idea the kinds of decisions you are capable of making. You have no concept of your own ruthlessness. You must be careful."
(…to be continued…)