Looking for a spiritual counselor, a reader who can help you through the twists and turns of your life? Beware the spaghetti reader, often online and too willing to help you. What is a spaghetti reader? This reader tosses out bits and pieces of ambiguous information playing on the desperation of the person until a piece or some pieces appear to stick. How does one recognize a chat room spaghetti reader? Here are five characteristics of a spaghetti reader.
- 1. Offering Information Freely. Often a spaghetti reader will spew a stream of information, either to a specific person or into a room. They are seeking a confirmation that this information has value or meaning to that person. They will mention alphabet letters, “starts with a b, an m,” or a date such as an association with the month of May, October.
- 2. Random Names Tossed Out: Often a spaghetti reader will say,” I hear a name like Mary, Larry or Barry. Do you know a John or a Gary or a Linda?” The more common the name, the more likely the person will know someone by that name or will grab it and turn it into a familiar name which the reader will agree is the person. Remember spaghetti strands the next time you are in a room where this is happening.
- 3. Allowing an Influx of Information: They allow the person being read to offer information beyond a yes or no. Information provided is then used to elaborate on what is “seen” but is nothing more than spaghetti because the reader isn’t providing original information. By providing additional information, the “reader” appears to have tuned into a person, but is playing on the emotional need of the person.
- 4. Practicing Reading Covers Inabilities. A spaghetti reader practices so all inaccuracies are tolerated by others no matter how outlandish. Inaccuracies, mistakes and nonsense are accepted by others as part of the process of becoming a “good” reader. Remember, a true reader NEVER practices because a true reader is a messenger, delivering what is given, not imagined.
- 5. Comments on Information: A spaghetti reader is an editorialist, commenting not understanding what is “given.” You will notice a hesitation as they give this “message” and add, “but I have no clue what this message means.” A reader does not comment on messages, images or reading, but delivers what is meant to be given. A reader never questions the intent of messages nor adds to the body of the message.
Unfortunately spaghetti readers are common on the Internet. A ready-made audience exists of people looking for a reader, any reader to help ease their desperation. Word of a “new” reader spreads quickly and they form a line, to ask their well-worn questions, hoping this time this “reader” will provide answer they seek. Desperation does not allow people to accept the reality of the inaccuracy, the inability and the falseness of the “reader.” The result is often damage to the person read, filled with false hope, false comfort and an increased sense of desperation for “the truth.” Beware the spaghetti reader coming to a chat room near you!