I had just finished doing a reading / healing for my last client of the day on Friday when I got a call from a woman in the current Tarot class – she had an extra ticket to see John Edward, the gifted psychic / medium – in an hour! Two minutes later, as I was putting on my coat, the phone rang again – there was another ticket available! Two phone calls after that, friend Sherry was on her way to the Sharonville Convention Centeer as well. Cost for the event was $175 – only 300 people in the audience – and Sherry and I were going for free!
I have seen John’s books, but since I rarely encounter TV, I knew only that he channels dead folk, normally relatives of those in the audience – and that he wants mainly facts from those on the other side to pass on for verification.
It was great fun to watch. First off, John is cute, has a terrific memory and a very fun and sideways sense of humor. I was paying attention to mostly the technical part of his work. When the other side is pushing him to get nformation out, he looks like he’s about to explode – or perhaps take off from the ground. His cheeks puff out, he’s bouncing on his toes, he’s trying to listen to us, to his guides and all those relatives over there, and to those for whom the message is delivered – all those energies contained in one human. So he’s pacing, pumping his arms, peering around as though he’s in a cave looking out.
He works hard to keep the information clear, direct, simple. He’s patient sometimes, sometimes not – but usually impatient with a smile. At one point John channelled a horse, which was a great comfort to the woman who used to ride him. He also never did figure out what the little boy who had left the planet was trying to tell his parents about the hippo. He just admitted he didn’t get it, and moved on.
There were a lot of people waiting and hoping for messages, and only a few actually got them. The grandmother, who was blaming herself for not knowing in advance that her grandson was suicidal, got many messages and much relief through John from her grandson, who claimed her as the one who had really mothered him.
John was accurate as verified by those for whom he did readings. He was careful not to add his own interpretations, though I felt that would have been helpful in several cases, given his vast experience with these situations. He definitely has his own style and his own beliefs about how to do the work. He described being very upset once, when he thought he was mindreading rather than being a medium. I think they’re both great talents, and very useful, so I was a bit surprised at his reaction.
The energy in the audience as we were leaving after the 2-1/2 hour session was mostly sad, from those who had hoped for a reading. It was also peaceful and full of comfort, given that those in the room now had clear evidence we are not alone on the planet, and death is not the end of anything important.
So thanks to The Universe for arranging this wonderful evening through Diane, and to Sherry for being along. : >