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My sister Debby, (Dancer754) will be at the Orlando seminar tomorrow. She told me she will be posting a description of it afterwards. Since it is being held early in the day and she lives in Cocoa Beach, she should be home early.
No pressure...... :D
11-19-2004, 10:34 PM
I'm looking forward to the seminar tomorrow in Orlando! My friend Margie will be with me and this will be her first time seeing John at a live seminar. We will both be leaving Cocoa Beach tomorrow morning at 0800 and will be seated in Section A, ORCH <ebm> Please stop by and say hello if you see us.
Edited by Moderator: Please do not post seating information :)
11-19-2004, 11:35 PM
I hope to see you there Jilll, Debby, Margie and anyone else who makes it.
I just received a call from my sister. She and her friend, Marge, are in their seats and they have good ones. This is Marge's first seminar and she's very excited. She already likes and believes in John. Both of them will be taking notes.
I reminded Debby to turn off her cell phone. :)
11-20-2004, 12:06 PM
:jumper: Are ya home yet ?
Hope you had a wonderful time :angel2:
11-20-2004, 01:40 PM
Hi everyone I read this site a lot but not really posted as I am quite new. I just got back from John's Orlando seminar and wow I am blown away.
I went to Tampa a few weeks ago but this was was so good and to everyone who went I hope you had a good time.
My love to this group and thanks
Debby is spending some time shopping before going home. She and Marge did meet up with Irene99 and had lunch with her but saw no one else there. Debby did say it was GREAT! They didn't know anyone who got read.
11-21-2004, 09:23 AM
Hi everyone! We thought the seminar was great with a lot of very good messages coming through, as well as some interesting ones from the audience during the question and answer period. After having a wonderful lunch with Irene99, Margie and I did some shopping at the outlet malls on International Drive. It was interesting that as we were heading down I-Drive Margie noticed the vehicle in front of us had a Winnie the Pooh in the back window looking right at us. John had shared a story with us at the beginning of the seminar about how he has always liked Winnie the Pooh even before the character became popular and was hard to find. Now that I have had a good night's sleep and breakfast, I'll get out my notes and put together some more posts later today.
11-21-2004, 12:55 PM
Hi everyone I would have loved to have met you there! I live outside of Orlando although I am from the UK.
I thought this seminar was brilliant and my daughter is a mad Winnie the Pooh fan and she was there with me and my husband. The question and answers were so funny but I loved the Security lady John read. It was so good and I left with a lot of things I sat and thought about back home. I would love to send my love to you all
love Julie x
11-21-2004, 01:19 PM
Getting back to my notes, I will share some of the things I learned from the seminar. Overall, it was very educational, heart warming, emotional, and sometimes humorous. Sort of like going to a good movie that hits on all of your emotions.
The question and answer period resulted in a few readings and John addressed all of the questions very well. When someone asked John if their husband was wearing green veloir underwear when he passed, John shared a funny story about a similar circumstance at his grandmother's funeral.
Someone asked how everyone who doesn't get a reading can be reassured that their loved ones on the other side are OK. He responded by saying that only when the time is right will they come through and when we are ready. He went on to explain that it is important to learn the process that he teaches and hoped that she would not need a reading. Also related to this, later on in the seminar, he said it is important to always be listening because something that someone else is receiving may also relate to you. There were several times during the readings where families or friends were sitting together and their loved ones on the other side were also coming through together with messages.
A woman asked John why a psychic she went to told her that her son was confused after he passed. John commented that some psychics may say that because they cannot connect and their ego gets in the way so they just say that. He added that when we make the transition to the other side our friends and family are there to help us with it, and also our guides who assist us during our lifetime also assist us when we cross over. He then proceeded into a reading for her when one of her other relatives came through and reassured her that her son was OK and was not confused.
Another young woman asked a question which I cannot remember but John sort of cut in and asked her if she was pregnant. She said she had been trying and felt sick that morning. He then congratulated her.
That is all that I can recall from the questions and anwers except that there were a lot of hands up, probably because some questions result in readings. I'll check back in later and go over some of the readings and the rest of the seminar.
11-21-2004, 08:55 PM
John asked the usual who would you be willing to hear from questions and started off with stories from his book (the 3 symbols from Mom which did not come for 9+ years) with sidetrack to the reading from the
psychic who told him his non-existent brother was dead (sidetrack to a story of learning to speedwrite)...he told gramma Jo his father's side came instead of Prin and she said 'At least they showed up for something!'... He told her about his 'brother' and she said it was the son of their neighbor & forced him to tell the woman the son JE did not know she had came through in his reading.
He mentioned his disappointment that when his mom finally did come thru with a symbol it was to his cousin, not him. Then he told how the other symbols came through, lingering on his Pooh fetish and the English-psychic/ guiding light story. He made the point that he did not get his symbols until he gave up the need for them...which became significant when a tearful young mom told of her disappointment every time she came to a seminar and did not get read. He said 'no coincidences...that's why I told the other
stories'. She said she was ready NOW. A few others waved 'me too's'. He then went on to tell about Sandra's gram passing around the same time John lost family members who came thru w/messages immediately & her
impatience/angst at his not getting messages from hers. He asked us to imagine being his wife, married to a psychic day after day for years & not getting the message she wanted.
He retold the Justin-calling-Roxie-'Princess' story.
He announced a 5-minute bathroom break so he could meditate..which anyone knows will not work for a thousand desperate women. I walked to a remote bathroom which was already overflowing. Amazingly, the ladies crashed the men's room (which I have done before, but never with men still inside doing their business! One poor guy at a urinal looked embarrassed but the general attitude was if you gotta go, you gotta go)
John started before everyone was back but kept it general for awhile.
The first question asked was if the husband came through to confirm he was buried in Green velour underpants. That set JE back
a bit...he was expecting the reincarnation questions everyone asks lately...how can he connect if they come right back & he always says they don't come back that quick. He said not to ask that sort of question. He went on to tell about his mom coming through to say she was not wearing underwear. Grams marched down to the mortuary and confronted the undertaker who said of course she was fully dressed including underwear. Then it occurred to JE that men & women have different needs so he asked if she had on a bra & the mortician had to admit they could not get it on her so they put it under her in the coffin. Apparently she would never go out with her "hello's" all out there.
(I took this as a personal validation since I had bra issues that day & told my spirits that I would know they saying hi if he mentioned the bra & I have not heard him mention one at a seminar before aside from the reruns on the big screen of the 'nibbles' episode.)
He said he probably could tell the woman about the green underpants
but would not unless her husband came through with it which he did not. He said he doesn't like folks to volunteer information (aside to DJ story) but said if he HAD gotten the green underpants he would have thought it was mold.
Then he got stuck in the left section for a long time reading all the folks w/ French Canadian ties. Hopefully Debby got notes on that part.
He then crossed over to the right side & tried to read a security guard who denied most of what he tried to tell her. (Debby?)
She kept saying 'No' and he finally smiled impishly & said; "You're so cute!" and reiterated the admonition to get a physical even though she had one 6 months ago. She could not relate to an 'R' name but when he asked her name she said "Ursula" which sounds like an 'R' to me.
I think he went on to the wheelchair lady (he was confused that she was in the upper balcony) with crippling arthritis in her hands. She also denied everything at first but he finally started getting through to her in a tough love way. He actually got a bit rude but when she started to get it she was in tears and he explained he had to be that way to get across to her.
Was this where the pregnant dog/puppy reference was?
He moved back to the back of the house with several people sitting in close proximity who handed the mike back and forth as the energy shifted. He was looking for a fisherman or boater or person-overboard-left-behind, but the obvious-looking guy with the sunglasses on the hat was not relating and the little lady next to him had an experience that almost qualified her but he had to keep searching the section, doing readings along the way. (Debby help)
At this point I was about to give up on our section getting any attention & basically dared my spirits to get him over here. He finally made it at the very end when he started taking more questions and the lady with
two little boys next to me told a heartbreaking story about her dead son and the psychic who told her he was in a confused place which pissed John off. He told his 'dark cold place' story saying that the psychic let ego lead & was not taking responsibility for not being able to connect.
He hates it when someone tells a grieving parent their child is in a bad place... including suicides...this woman was terrified as to the well being of her son but said her other son had seen him and felt he was ok. I wanted to say something to John and handing back the mike was a real temptation but when I looked at Carol she was wiping tears from her eyes & I thought better of it.
Compassionate friends...JE has been telling about doing a group of parents who have lost children ...he was so nervous he got the wrong room at first & the Jazz musicians had no idea what he was going on about but when he got the right group it came home to him how devastated the parents were who at the end of the day had no message to take home with them. He was so depressed he just sat and stared at a blank TV which provoked his wife to say 'stop it'...she had just got her family on board with what he did for a living (he said he knew enough Spanish to recognize the word 'witch') but if they saw him like that it might undo all her hard work. He said that has been motivating him to spend more time on lecture because he knows most people
won't be read and so it is important to get across the message that they can make their own connections.
There was a lot more I don't remember & probably some inaccuracy or misinterpretation but hopefully someone else will take up the slack (Debby?) He wrapped it up around 12:30 & I met Debby & Marge afterward for
lunch. I highly recommend taking time to decompress after 2 hours of John before hitting the road for home. Plus it is great to meet in person the wonderful folks who post here. I love Debby...she has such a bright,sweet personality and beautiful smile. Her friend Marge seemed very thoughtful & intelligent though I did not have as much time with her. One down side of not standing in line for hours is the time spent developing a relationship with the folks around you. I have spent many happy hours in line with Gail & Debby & while I don't advocate going back I do appreciate those times.
Goodnight for now
11-21-2004, 09:07 PM
Nice to meet you Julie. We'll have to get together next time John does a seminar in Orlando. I also thought the security lady's reading was funny too, especially when John asked her if she had a second husband that passed and she answered, "No, Thank God!" Then John advised her to get a check-up to make sure her health is good and to tell the doctor that the psychic sent her.
The reading that was of most interest to me was one which had a few things that applied to me personally and I am wondering if my father may have been coming through. John did say that we should not just wait to hear certain things, but listen to what is being said to other people as well because it could apply to us. Someone by the name of Edward came through with a French-Canadian connection and they made special mention that the dog could not have been saved. My dad's name was Edward, he was French Canadian, and I had a dog named Fluffy years ago who passed which was heart breaking because we did everything we could to save her. I feel in my heart that my dad may have been telling me that my dog was OK and was with him. It brings tears to my eyes right now just thinking about it.
The funniest reading was the one with the two ladies whose families traveled together. Whoever was coming through was quite a character and liked to play jokes. John wasn't sure right away how to describe what he was getting from the other side. After giving it some thought, he made reference to the TV show "Wife Swapping" where the mother takes care of the children from a different family, except in this instance, the wife was taking care of someone besides the children. The two ladies did say that their familieis traveled alot together and seemed a little embarrased. John also asked if they ever played strip poker. It had a lot of people in the audience laughing.
The most emotional moment of the night was not a reading but a comment made from a woman in the audience. She had lost her 5-year-old son who was killed by a drunk driver. Shortly before she lost him he had told her, "I love you mommy," and then he looked up at the sky and said, "I love you too God." After he passed, she saw him again as an ADC and he was wearing his favorite shirt. He also visited another relative and was wearing the same shirt. He said "Mommy, I have cosmic breath, do you?" and then he blew his breath and disappeared. John thanked her for sharing such a beautiful experience and told her not to be surprized if the child visits her again in a few years as a 10-year-old.
That's about all I can remember now and would love to hear anyone else's comments who may have been there. Looking forward to John's next trip to Florida.
11-21-2004, 09:20 PM
I don't remember the 'pregnant' girl's question either...something about her brother the marine who was killed and his death being under investigation...impact to the liver from being hit by a car. I think it was about one of the Claires; the one relating to scent. She kept smelling formaldehyde which John at first thought was strange but the body was being shipped from North Carolina
and then apologetic after he asked if she were pregnant & she said
1] She'd been trying and
2] she was nauseaus and throwing up that morning
She had since gotten a combination scent...I did not understand the second one but John knew it and said it might indicate another spirit coming through...does any of this sound familiar?
11-21-2004, 09:34 PM
OMG I totally forgot he "wife swapping" reference...that was so funny!
He was trying sooo hard to be tactful and give it the broadest possible interpretation. He finally let it go with the two families being as close as if the spouses were interchangeable.
& What was the santa suit story? He was trying not to say too much because there were children present & we weren't sure if it was racy or he just did not want to destroy Christmas by saying too much.
Something about dressing up for a special day family get-together around the holidays. Someone dour and not playful would dress outrageously.
He did not enjoy going at the time but would give anything to have it again...and they did have a 20 year's later revisit where someone else unexpected wore the costume. I know I've got this scrambled but I am just trying to remember. rofl
11-21-2004, 10:08 PM
Thanks Irene99 for your very detailed posts. When you read what someone else has to say it does a good job of jogging your memory. It was interesting that you mentioned John was stuck on the French-Canadian crowd for a while. I just talked to my sister Gail on the phone and told her that a lot of the references in that reading also applied to me. Gail says that is called a "Me Too" reading. I asked Gail if the date of 20 November was anything significant in our family because the French-Canadian reading kept coming through that it was a very significant date. Gail informed me that 20 November is Phil's birthday and he would have been 66.
The puppy discussion you asked about was with the lady in the wheel chair who took a while to validate things. John had said her husband and daughter had put flags in the cemetery a day or so before they passed. As far as the puppy, he said that someone in their family got a puppy and that another puppy from that litter had passed and was with her family on the other side. John closed the reading by saying that the Family Circle of Love are all together with the puppy of love.
11-22-2004, 09:07 AM
Hi everyone we were there also and I looked for you guys but didn't see anyone. We were in the 2nd row and the people in the 1st row right in front of us never showed up so we had a clear unblocked veiw. We were almost too close(is that possible?) we had to lean back and look up to see him. It was a wonderful day and seeing John sure does put a smile on your face. You guys have done such a good job descibing the readings, I didn't take notes although I had pen and paper I started but then just forgot. It's like once he starts talking I can't do anything else but listen.
The Santa suit story was that since his Grandmother died 8 years ago he stopped celebrating Christmas, no tree no decortations, no family relative in a Santa suit but last Christmas his cousin Josephine was dying from cancer she yelled at him for not showing his son Justin the magic of Christmas so Josephine arranged for a family member to dress up as Santa and his whole family showed up at his house Christmas eve so Justin could become part of the family tradition. He said they weren't prepared but they got a Charlie Brown tree and did all the decorations and gifts in one day (Can you imagine?). Also Sandra said he had to cook because she can't cook Italian so John did all the cooking.
He said that since his Grandma Josephine died he didn't feel like doing Christmas and that he knew the holidays were hard on some of us but they are worth doing and those who have passed would want us to keep the traditions going. He ended by saying it took one Josephine to end Christmas for him and another Josephine to get it going again after 8 years. He said he had never shared that information publically before but felt like he needed to share it with us that day. I hope it helped someone out there. I am sure there were more details I am forgetting but basically he said he didn't want us to stop celebrating Christmas like he did just because we have lost a loved one. It was a very emotional story and he looked like he had tears in his eyes when he told it. He also teared up when the lady was telling about her 5 year old who was hit by a drunk driver.
It was a good day but he did have to get onto some people to get the message accross.
Sorry I didn't see ya'll I was looking!!!
11-22-2004, 11:51 AM
Wow! Thanks all of you! What a great experience. Your stories are awesome.
11-22-2004, 09:18 PM
Thanks everyone for all of your great posts. It's so much fun reading what others have to say and how we all pick up on different things. I looked through my notes again and have a few more tidbits to share.
During the question and answer period, a woman asked how she could connect with someone she knew after they were reincarnated. John answered by saying that if we choose to come back that it takes hundreds of years to do, so we don't have to worry about finding anyone that we knew in our lifetime. I am thinking right now that a good follow-on question to that would have been, "how would you connect with someone that you may have known in a prior lifetime hundreds of years ago who also may have come back the same time that you did?" If anyone has ever asked that question at a seminar and received an answer, I would love to read about it.
John also made an interesting comment that everyone who leaves this earth knows within 6 - 8 months before, even if it is an accident. I remember also reading about this subject in one of his books.
That's all I can reacall at the moment except that I had a wonderful time, enjoyed meeting up with Chris (Irene99), and gained a new understanding of how important it is to connect with and love those that we know on this side.
11-22-2004, 10:23 PM
awesome posts you girls!!! i enjoyed reading your stories!! Thanks for sharing!!!
11-22-2004, 10:34 PM
Actually, I did not take notes either but when I sat down to remember I was surprised how much came back to me.
"John also made an interesting comment that everyone who leaves this earth knows within 6 - 8 months before, even if it is an accident."
He told us his mother had a dream in which he was all in white hovering over her and that he told her it was all right...he would take care of everything. She was afraid he was going to die and so was he... he was afraid to fly or drive or even leave the house ... only later did he realize it presaged her own death a year (?) later.
Jill...were you in front of the grieving mom? If so I was probably looking at the back of your head. :wave: I was sitting next to her and her sons (who traded seats at the break so I actually sat next to each of them for awhile).
Sorry I missed you.
(Sunday I stopped by Yankee Candle to say 'Hi' and they said you aren't there anymore...?)
11-22-2004, 11:02 PM
Fantastic........It's almost like feeling the energy in person,,,,,,,,thanx to all who did the recollections..................jayell
11-23-2004, 09:27 AM
Hi Chris sorry I missed you at Yankee Candle. I quit there this summer it was too much hassle getting a sitter for the kids so I stay home with them now. Sorry I missed you at the seminar I looked around but didn't see anyone.
Glad ya'll had a good time, we sure did
11-23-2004, 08:30 PM
During the seminar John talked alot about Winnie the Pooh and how difficult it was to find Pooh products before they became popular. I picked up my tickets yesterday for the cruise that Gail and I are going on next month and started looking through the Disney gift catalog that came with them. I was very surprized when on the first page I saw a gift package called Sleepy Time Pooh. It says the following: "Enjoy Pooh! What could be more cozy and cuddly than a plush Pooh pillow and a pair of comfy Pooh slippers? Once you're nestled into bed, you can look forward to a treasury of wonderful Pooh stories." It looks like Gail and I are going to have a very "Pooh" experience on our cruise together, with probably a few frogs here and there too. :)
11-24-2004, 12:34 AM
Apparently I was directly in front of you--Row E Seat 5--I was one row in front of the grieving Mom with the little boy. Sorry I didn't meet a fellow Forum Member. Maybe another time as I certainly plan to go to all the Seminars etc available in Florida.
11-24-2004, 11:12 PM
"Apparently I was directly in front of you--Row E Seat 5..."
Yep...I was in 4F. Maybe next time!!
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