Energy, Mediumship, and Akashic Records readings can all help you to see your situations, challenges, and relationships in a different way - from the perspective of your Energy Body, from the perspective of your Loved Ones and Guides, and from the perspective of your Soul itself.
A Reading can also significantly challenge your beliefs and worldview.
I have a suggestion for those who cannot yet reconcile what these practices say about existence with what they currently believe: look at it as an example, a metaphor. Don't make it have to be true or false. Accept the information as an analogy or a play that shows certain human situations in a different place and time with different people. Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players."
So if you can't quite believe in past lives yet - it's a play - just for you.
If you have a current life challenge with a co-worker, I will frequently ask your Soul Book to show us three recent past lives where you had some relationship with this person. Go.
Your Book then opens up to different pages and shows me vignettes of your interaction with this person, what the tensions were (same or different), and how or if they were resolved. This information will resonate with you in the form of enlightenment, an understanding, an "Aha!" moment. It allows you to then work through the current situation with some "background information."
Do you have to fully accept the idea of past lives to use this? Of course not. You can be open to the information and take it as a metaphor - as your Soul communicating a problem to you in a way you will understand.
You can also explore curiosities in the Akashic Records. If you are not exceptionally keen on me accessing your Soul Book, we can explore the Temple of Life, or talk to some of the Teachers who have the wisdom of the ages ready for you.
Want to know what makes your house happy or who lived there before you? There's a Book for that. Care to look at the Book for Mount Everest? Let's do it! Events, buildings, and public places all have Books in the Akashic Records.
A Reading can do anything you intend for it to do. If you engage in the process and set intentions - such as connecting with a particular loved one and finding out why you are repeating a particular pattern in your life - you will get a wealth of information that will be practical and meaningful in your life.