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10-18-2004, 03:11 PM
OMG is all I can say. It was the most wonderful and releaving seminar I have been too. I was releaved to hear Johns reading and put to rest on other issues.. I thank all of you for helping me get tickets to see him. I will only hope I too can return that favor someday. Rhenda "Jo"
Jo, you can't just leave it at that. :( We all want lots of details, anything you can remember. :)
Ditto on that! :D We're all ears... :stick:
10-18-2004, 04:28 PM
LOL! Guys, you sure put the pressure on Jo! :laff: I'm not her, and I'm sure she'll have her own experiences to post. Hopefully, they'll include some details about the readings, because you know me... I get more interested in the interaction happening in the room and totally forget notes. I will however, give you a little sample by sharing some of my own observations...
First, this event was assigned seating, which always makes it a less hectic event. Although I never mind waiting in line because that's where you meet some of the best people. This venue also had LOTS of staff to assist with seating and "Will Call" so I think it took a little of the pressure off of John's staff.
When John came out, it was excitement as usual and he immediately indicated that the format would be a little different this time. He said that he'd been to KC so many times that he felt like he wanted to change the format a bit. This time his intent was to be more interactive with the group. Lots more questions and answers. That was nice, but it did cut down on the readings some.
At one point, with about an hour to go, we were afraid we were all going to be held hostage (like any of us would complain about having to stay after class with John!) when a family of four folks who all passed at the same time started coming through. John knew EXACTLY where the message belonged, but the family in the audience couldn't figure it out. After what seem like hours, but was probably only about 10 minutes, one of the women indicated that her best friend and three of her relatives were killed in a car accident together. Everyone sighed a big sigh of relief and the floodgates opened for John to deliver the rest of the message. I'm always amazed at his physical reaction to these situations. You can see the tension he's under and how he gets "planted" in one spot. When the block breaks the relief just flows out of him.
Toward the end of the seminar, John picked me to ask a question. That was fun. When I was handed the mic, it let out some HUGE feedback because I was in front of the speakers. As I moved into the aisle to fix the problem, John looked at me and said "Is that Tammy?!" I nodded my head and Liz (the producer from C/O who handed me the mic) said "Oh No!". John then proceded to introduce me to everyone and mention our episode. I am always so touched when he remembers me because that was such a special time in my life and was such a beautiful gift. I then confessed that KC was my 11th seminar to which John replied "We've got to get you into a program!" rofl I promised him that we had a 12-step program and lots of support, but didn't admit that we all encourage each other to join in the fun of attendance! I really don't need to go any more.... I just have so much fun and see so many people that I know that it's a social occassion for me. :love:
Anyway, the seminar was great and everyone that I took with me had a wonderful time. All but one were seminar virgins so it was a lot of fun. I was amazed at how many folks in the audience did not know C/O was cancelled. In fact, one gentleman even asked about it as he couldn't find it on TV anymore. John did tell his "evil exists in network TV" joke and indicated that he would definetly do TV again if the program proposed were to have the integrity and quality of C/O. He also commented on the fact that even though the production of C/O is closed, they all have remained a close knit group that is like a family. I'm sure that's true as those I've met are all such wonderful loving people how could they not form a family.
Anyway, as usual it was a wonderful life affirming experience and a wonderful time!
Jo... your turn! ;)
10-18-2004, 07:46 PM
You forgot another part to your story! What question did you ask, and what was John's answer??
10-19-2004, 08:46 AM
Oh, it was nothing too terribly profound. John had done a double-take when heading over to one section for a question, then turned heel and went in the opposite direction and took a question on that side of the room. I asked him why, what made him do that. I intended to ask him specifically what he felt, but his answer regarding the energy pull (which I already anticipated would be his response) seemed to answer the question enough that he moved on. I always kick myself after asking him a question because I remember the dozens of other, better questions that I wanted to ask. One woman there had her questions on note cards. I wish I had done that! :hmm:
10-19-2004, 09:08 AM
It sounds like you had a great time :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing your experience. What a great feeling that must have been that he remembered you! Twelve seminars, huh? I've talked myself into going only once a year...even though I would love to go more. Thanks again for your review :wave:
10-19-2004, 09:16 AM
Yeah, I've promised myself that I'm not going to attend anymore, at least not for quite a while. (Of course, I made that promise right before they announced the KC seminar. It was only 3 blocks from my daughter's apartment....how could I NOT go?! LOL!) We'll see if I can actually keep that resolution now...
10-19-2004, 09:21 AM
Well.......Tammy remember the family with the young man claiming to take responsibility for his own death. That was us. I saw Tammy... The whole thing was unbelievable. We ran into Johns Limo driver outside and he asked us about who he was. So I told him.... <>
It was good. However one set of people did take about 20-30 min to finally stand up and say "thatís me". I was like Lord come on...
There was a mother there that broke my heart. She lost her daughter in a car wreck and she came through. She had messages of support for her mother, as well as telling her brother congrats to the new baby due in January and its ok to not get married. That if he is as good of a father to his child as he was to his dog, now crossed over, then he would do a wonderful job. That it was ok he wasn't at her graduation.
I can say that could I afford it I would go to ever show.
There were other things that took my breath away. I lost my other in law to a house fire and someone up from us also lost there mother and pets in a house fire. He always said something on crossing over and I can't quote it because I am not sure... But I will try to get the jest across. Even though its not you getting the reading at that moment people will come through with similar things and in a way it is also for you.
Hes wonderful and that is all I can say. For more personal information please email me.
doodle where were you seated?
10-19-2004, 10:01 AM
The thing that you describe John talking about on the show is what we call here a "me too". That's when the reading taking place may not be specifically for your family, but everything being said rings true for you as well. There's a reason why you hear those readings and usually a message in them for you as well.
Your comment about John's looks cracked me up. I remember the first seminar I attended and thinking the same thing. And you know what? The closer you get, the cuter he is... I had the opportunity of meeting him up close and personal at the Omaha seminar (even got a little hug) and he is absolutely a doll, but the thing that really hit me was that once I had been that close to him and gotten to speak with him, all that "celebrity" attraction went away. He's so sweet and genuine that I immediately felt that platonic sisterly kind of warmth toward him. His sparkling eyes and sweet smile just warm everyone's heart so much that you just think "what a great guy"!
As for where I was seated, I was in the left, middle section (when looking at the stage) in the second row on the left aisle. When I asked my question, I had stepped out into the aisle to get away from the speaker feedback.
10-19-2004, 10:45 AM
Nice job you two!
Everyone does such a nice job of relaying the seminar to us. I always feel like I am there watching and listening too. Thank you.
10-19-2004, 10:47 AM
Your Tammy... I blame it all on the hair color.....LOL.... The speaker blew us all away. I too noticed the double take as he head towards your side for the question. The "PULL"... That one woman had a list of question. I too wish I would have done that. I kind of wonder about my brother seeing the embarrassing things...lol... or my mother-in-law seeing hubby and I in bed.
I think the hardest thing for me was about the teacher... I was like WAKE UP... Heís been saying the same things for 20 min are you sleeping?
I have always stuck by JE. Now more then ever I will twice as hard. My husband wouldn't go with us, I think itís because he was afraid.
Congrats on the 11th - 12th. I can't wait for him to come back to KC again. Even if its a drive away for me.
I am still stunned.......
10-19-2004, 11:50 AM
LOL! I don't know what you mean...my hair is brown! I like to think that the speaker feedback was just a result of the great energy flowing in the space between John and I...haha! :lwink:
I know what you mean about those on the other side seeing personal moments. One of the weirdest things that bothered me after my dad died was that I kept feeling like he was around me when I was taking a bath. I think it was because I was alone and able to quiet my mind. I think I actually heard John say that it is not unusual for folks to feel more psychically tuned in when in the bathroom because it's one of the few moments in our day when we have privacy with our thoughts. At the time, I just would hide under the bubbles thinking "go away Dad!"... my friend finally helped me through this by asking me if my father would have walked in on me in the tub when he was alive. I answered "no, of course not" and she said.."Well then why in the hell would he want to NOW!"... rofl
Don't feel bad about your hubby. I know it's disappointing, but many men deal with this subject differently than us girls. My hubby went with me to my second seminar...to be the objective cynic. At the end of the seminar he told me that he believes that John is really making these connections and he thought it was cool, but he never wanted to attend another seminar. He said the topic just depressed him and made him think about his own mortality...something that he doesn't want to deal with. I understand his feelings and respect them and he respects that I enjoy going. Its a workable compromise.
11-05-2004, 03:03 AM
I want so much to go to a seminar or watch c/o. I just feel i am always short of getting to see him or watch a program. Patience I guess. If anyone has connections please mention a need to come to St. Louis MO.
11-05-2004, 08:42 AM
Thank you so much for sharing about the seminar! I definitely felt like I was there.
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