Jerome has been a staple at Liberate for quite some time now, building up a loyal client base with his intuitive services that range from hypnotherapy to channeled oracle card readings. We talked about his path as an intuitive and what he thinks about the upcoming season from an energetic standpoint, as well as how to tap into your own intuition to understand the sometimes confusing turning point in life. Read on!
How did you end up doing what you’re doing now?
Well I never really planned on it. I started getting dreams when I was 7 or 8 years old. I’d tell my parents about it and later, after telling them, at some point it would actually happen. Like the dream would happen again but it wasn’t a dream this time. So I was getting confirmation. Around 9 or 10 I would start picking up on other people’s feelings, which was weird because I didn’t know what that was. As I got older, I would have certain thoughts or senses of things that were gonna happen. And I would notice that I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Like looking at someone from far away and knowing he’s about to get hit by a soccer ball, but you’re two fields away and can’t do anything.
I’ve been doing hypnotherapy for ten years. I studied at the oldest school for hypnotherapy in the United States, as well as the only accredited school for it. I’ve been studying dream work literally since I was seven or eight. Clairsentience, clairvoyance, all that since around the same time as well.
Do you feel reading into the future is a byproduct of time not truly existing, so it’s almost like you’re getting a bird’s eye view of everything that's continuously happening?
I think so, just what’s in the pool of probability or in the higher percentage of happening.
Does it ever go the opposite way where you get an intuitive knowing about something that happened in the past?
Yeah, absolutely. Working with clients a lot, I’ll pose it as a hypothetical just because I feel like it’s something they’ll resonate with and they’ll go, “Oh that’s actually happened to me.” And it feels like I was led to give that as an example for a specific reason.
What can people expect when they book a reading with you?
That’s a really good question, but I don’t know! Because I never know. That’s kind of the scary thing about doing this, I never know what’s coming up and I’m flying blind every time. I just rely on the information that I get and I’ll ask for confirmation. Sometimes I might get an inkling about something and I’m like, “Oh gosh, that could come off as offensive.” More often than not I see [the messages]. Oftentimes I’ll have an image of something, so it plays through either as stills or as a little clip. I’ll switch gears and get them in a clairsentient way sometimes, feeling the sensation of what the other person is feeling—that’ll happen pretty commonly. And then clairolfactory, which is sense of smell. That’s one that I’ll get too, but for some reason it doesn’t happen all the time.
What advice do you have for people to tap into their own intuition? My biggest obstacle is always differentiating anxiety from intuition.
Yes, absolutely. I think that’s something we’re always dealing with to a certain degree. That’s why we look for confirmation. The best advice for figuring out that stuff or building it up is to look at what you already experienced. It’s something that’s already there. That’s the one thing we can be sure about. It’s already there, you just have to identify it and pick out where it happened. And sometimes when we find ourselves going back to a particular point in our life or set of scenarios, we start to see, “You know what? It was that same type of feeling but that time I wasn’t anxious about it. It was urgent, but I wasn’t anxious. “ And then you can kind of start telling the difference between when it’s that intuition and when it’s just anxiety. It’s hard to say, that almost sounds like a lackluster definition. But I think it’s something everyone has to find a definition for, to a certain degree. You have to figure out what your clues are, what your signals are, what to look for and not everybody is gonna be the same.
Do you have any intuitive nudges or anything you’ve picked up on for the energies coming up during this end of summer/beginning of fall season?
Yeah. The earth has its own sense of self, its own energy. It’s getting ready for hibernation. It’s getting ready to kind of dip down, kind of go to sleep, tidy up for the year, because it has its own system. Time is a bit synthetic. It’s a bit of a human construct. Time changes and we as humans change it all the time. We operate off of a different calendar than we once did. If you’ve ever noticed, the months are wrong. September means “sept,” or seven. But it’s the ninth month. The next month after September is October and “oct” means eight. But it’s the tenth month. “Nov” from November means nine, but it’s the eleventh month, etc. So they’re all two months off...July and August were actually named after Julius Caesar and Augustus. We’ve been operating off of that pretty much since 44 B.C. So we change time all the time. Several years ago in the U.S., President George W. Bush actually changed daylight savings time and pushed it back two weeks. Time is a very arbitrary thing.
In terms of the earth coming down and hibernation, we are going into the beginning of September soon, which is the month before October. Halloween, which is the last day of October, or Samhain as it was traditionally called, was the New Year. That’s the earth’s original New Year. That’s what we’re kind of ramping up toward and moving into. We are coming up to a renewal of the earth very soon. And I guess I feel that slowdown. There are other things that come into effect too. One of the things that we do is we tend to follow that same pattern around those same months. In a lot of parts of the U.S. it gets a little colder, people start to stay inside a little bit more, the nights get longer. And that’s kind of what the earth is doing, it’s slowing down.
What’s some of the best advice you’ve been given on your particular path?
That I know nothing. I think that’s not necessarily the worst thing to hear because it takes a lot of responsibility off of you. When you feel expected to know everything, that’s a lot to live up to. When you can say, “I really don’t know what’s happening,” it’s a little easier to deal with and to say, “Ok, this is what I’m getting.” As long as you have the humility to be able to say “This is what I’m getting and if I’m wrong, let me know.”
I think one of the best things we can all do is to just recognize that we are all here to learn in some fashion. So we have to recognize that we do not know everything. And when people come in for help or information, the best thing we can do is engage on that journey of figuring out that information together, rather than saying “This is what you need to do.” I think it’s a little preach-y and judgmental. Sometimes that is what people are looking for, they just wanna be told what it is that’s going to fix everything. I’m just not that kind of reader because the future’s not written in stone and there are always multiple avenues forward. Sometimes people hit the nail on the head, I’ve done it, but more often than not, it’s a variation. To be honest with people, you have to let them know that there are dominoes that are yet to have fallen.