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11-18-2004, 11:18 PM
hey everyone I am home from the seminar! It took forever to get in there and also leaving there because it was jammed packed!!!!! I find it to be a very interesting seminar and i will post details tomorrow!! :)
11-19-2004, 07:04 PM
Ok everyone! Here's a recap of what happened!!
When we got there about 5 of 7, the line for parking was horrible!!! It was all backed up in this parking garage and then it took forever to find a space! Then we had to take the elevator to get to the ground and walk outside! So this was my first time being late for seminar! and here I was thinking perhaps he wont start on time since he never does, but he was already out there. So then we were escorted to our seats in the 10th row, center. It was a very nice theater--the place was packed. I knew I didn't miss much since I have heard his opening speach many times. He was talking about Lydia Clarr. He then was telling about the first time he was read, which I'm sure you are all familiar with that story.
Then I think he got into the story about his mom and the purple coat. I can't remember if a question made him bring into it, but I was excited to hear that story. He explained how he was on a street corner, sweeping and this girl he went to school with MaryAnn had died in a car accident was standing there, and he was like "Aren't you dead!!" And then she said he was touching his face to show that she is ok. And she said how it's not as bad as everything thinks it is when you cross over. She was saying how she is Ok on the otherside. Then someone they were in a store with John's grandma and I think his aunt. Then his mom appeared and started talking to him. I think he said that she had said "And this our One Last Time" (he also got into how he had that conversation with his mom that he wished people could have a one last time, like an hour to get everything said. he also was kidding around and said and this is the time to straighten out things like "I will get the ring" etc ) etc. He was so funny about that!!) so anyway when his mom came she came near his grandma and made her transparent, and John's aunt cried out "NO you can't take her!!" and she became normal again, but John's mom said something like "But there will be a time when I have to" or something similiar to that (its not verbatim!) and then she reminded John to pick up her purple coat, and then he woke up. OK you know I recall now what brought this up, i think he was talking about the difference between visits and dreams! So then he said how he was working in the same strip mall as his aunt at the time, and he ran to tell his aunt what happened. Then his aunt was telling this story to these guys, (i forget where though) but John said he was going to pick up egg sandwiches near the dry cleaners, and how he knew the owner of it and they were standing outside waving to him, so he waved back and then they motioned him for him to come in. And then they went and got the purple coat--which his mom had already paid for! When he walked in where his aunt was, she was just at the part where his mom was saying about the coat, and there John walks in with it and everyone starts balling!!! It was such a cool story and I loved hearing about it since that's one of my favorites from his book.
Then for questions, a man said how he was happy to be here because he is opened to the process. John explained how he wished everyone would be as open as he is. Then he someone from the balcony had asked him if he was getting anything from her husband since she didnt get to say goodbye, and he used her question as a teaching example that he can't dial direct, or else his work would be a hell of a lot easier.
Then another question was do our family on the otherside help us out here, like influence events or help us out in situations. He said he believes they do help us out, but they can't do everything for us. He made this incredible analogy that I just loved. He said think of the family members on the otherside as parents dropping off their kids at school. They can drive you and drop you off at school, but they can't help you take that math test. You have to be the one taking the test on your own. We are still in the school of life, and they have already accomplished what they needed to, if they didnt they would still be here. He explained it's important that we don't live our lives for them. He asked how many people say ever since their loved one is gone, like "I'm living my life for grandpa". He said we need to live our lives for ourselves, not for them. Sure the otherside can help us out from time to time, but they are not going to live our lives for us! And that's basically how he incorporated those situations to that wonderful analogy!
He also was talking about how the people who were non believers of the afterlife are usually the ones who give the most detailed information. He likes the ones like that, since it makes his job easier. He then talked about how sometimes it doesn't matter how much detail comes thru, it's just that one word that will mean it all to someone. He explained how the word for him is Princess. And how since his mom was such a believer in his work,whenever she comes thru it's not a big elaborate thing. But when it's that one word, which is the signifcant validation.
He seemed to talk a lot about his mom and his family. Oh and back to the the situation about how if the otherside helps us out, he says how a few of his cousins are convinced that grandma helps them out everytime--whether it be that parking space or what not! And he's like "don't they get it, she doesn't just help just you guys out!!" So they tend to think she only helps them. He was very funny about this.
Another thing he was talking about his family was one day they were talking about family members that have weird occupations, and they were like we have no one in our family that is weird. John is standing right there and thinking HELLO my profession isn't what you call normal!! It was so funny!! He really was on a roll last night with jokes.
Sorry to any of the Atlanta attendees, but he was saying how slooow they hear. He said it took a while for people to acknowledge things. He was like "someone even asked me to talk slower!" So he said he was really happy to be in jersey since we understand him.
Another thing he talked about was when he gets into readings, not to mind if he mixes things up-- such as "your cat is having puppies!!" and the funny thing is a few readings he did get tongue tied and he was laughing at himself. He just cracks me up!!!
He actually took about a 5-10 minute break before he got into readings. It's been a while since I've seen him do that. But he explained the process--above, below, to the side and began.
What was interesting thru the night many of the readings involved to different families-- a lot of me too's going on. It happened to the first family where he was bringing the father thru. At the moment I can't remember to much details--I'm doing this all from memory. But you know when I stop writing this, I'll think of the things.
The next reading was really powerful. He was getting 2 families thru, and the interesting thing was the whole row except for one seat was occupied by the one family, and the person who wasn't related her family was coming thru, but first the row's family brought her family in. It was her daughter being escorted by another younger male.The woman explained how it was her son and daughter who both were killed in a car accident. I believe her father had died also. The me too was the family in the row, their father was coming thru and he also lost 2 of his children. John acknowledged how this was no accident and used this as a teaching example. They also had similiar dates among both families. And the one family had made like a picture collage of each child that told their story in a beautiful way, and John said that would they did could help the lady with the loss of her children, create something similiar. It was really an emotional reading, full of details. John kept saying how they need to go for coffee afterwards because they will be suprised to find out how much more they have in common. It was a very powerful reading.
The next reading involved again ended up bringing another family in. This one was in the balcony and he said he is getting the feeling that someone else in that section knows you but you both don't know that they are there. So he had her say her name and also her maiden name and they finally found a person who had went to school with someone with her last name, and then her boyfriend's last name was her maiden's name. This was interesting because the girl was a teacher of austic children, and how she does art therapy with them. He said that this really helpful for them, and he said be sure to pay attention to two of the kids, because they are going to be showing remarkable talent. It really was awesome to hear it unfold. I then I think it went back and forth between the first family and there was this funny joke in their family with bagels, how their dad would put the stuff to make fireworks in bagel bags! John was cracking up. Here again these were another detailed readings. And then he brought up the dog and the reaction was priceless!! John was like this always happen, no matter who I bring thru, one mention of the dog and it's all over!! You could tell it really meant a lot to her.
Then the next reading was near the front row on the right, and john was like who is a phlebmonist (sp) someone who draws blood? and there were two nurses sitting together. He was like who just recently did a big mistake one of their pateints--he then told the story of his hospital days when he had the pouch with a turnaquit (sp) and how he would wrap it around the arm and take it off when he was finished. Well with one person he forgot to take it off and as he is in the elevator he keeps getting images of a person with a blue arm. These don't go away and then john reaches down and feels that it is missing and realizes what he has done!! It turns out one of the nurses, when they were taking blood from a woman giving labor, they didnt have the tube they needed, so the woman had to wait with the needle in her arm until someone brought what she needed!! John was like, yeah i think that is it!!!! He also made reference to St. Fransis, and she said she had went to a college with St. Fransis in the name. He also said he was getting the german shepard. They said they no longer had him because they gave him away when he was 1 years old because they couldnt keep him in their apartment. john was like "aww" and he says well I think the dog is crossed. they were will well he would only be 11, and someone from the audience yelled that that is old for a german shepard. So John was like see your dog found it's way back to you!!! It was so touching. He then said they would be getting another dog because the shepard is sending them another dog. He asked if their shepared was mixed,but i dont think he said mixed, i cant think of the word he used but whatever it was it was hilarious and he was like what I meant was the dog wasn't purebreed! and the family thought he was. He was like then maybe the new dog will be a mixed breed, possibly a Malt-poo or a Pool-tese! (a mix between a Maltese and Poodle!) I was cracking up when he said those names, and so was he.
The next family, he was getting the woman's father and then he said this interesting he is getting the st. fransis connection again and the woman explained how her 5 yr old daughter loves animals. she was like she will find anything and try and help them if they were hurt. John said just be cautious since the animals dont realize she is trying to help them. He said he understands how caring the daughter is, because Sandra has found about 6 injured dogs on this one street and he tells her she is not allowed to go down this street anymore!! And he said one time she pulled over to find an injured dog and she was hyserical on the phone saying there's blood everywhere and when she gets home john is like what happened! and the dog is in the back seat. He also told the story how he found this one dog, and he took it for a ride in his car up and down the streets and had the dog stick it's head out of the window so he would recoginze his house, and sure enough he did!! John was like imagine me John Edward knocking at your door saying "Is this your dog?!" the woman was so happy!!! It was really funny!!!
ok I have some more to tell but I will post that later on since I need to go now. Hope you have enjoyed what I have posted so far! This is all from memory-- i didn't take any notes!
To Be Continued...
11-19-2004, 07:14 PM
Awesome reporting, Amy. Patiently awaiting more ... :D :love:
11-19-2004, 10:37 PM
:thumbsup: John can bring my dog home any day. :laff: I ljked that one Amy. I can just picture that.
11-19-2004, 10:41 PM
ok sorry to keep you waiting!!
so i think the last thing I posted was towards the end of the seminar. He orginally said when he came out from the break that the second part would be readings and Q&A, but he only called on 1 person for the question since he went over time!! The person he called on asked if the otherside could help her with her baby's brain tumor. He explained that he had a similiar expereince at a private reading with this woman who had brain tumors. She wanted to ask John to ask her husband what he could do to help or something like that. When John asked him, her husband responded with showing John an image of double stuffed oreos. When he explained to the woman, she was like "I think you don't understand I HAVE BRAIN TUMORS." and she was mad at that. at the moment I can't recall what else he said about that..sorry.
Then he got into the story about how Justin was born. That when Sandra was in labor how John was waiting and looking for a sign from his mom and his family. Nothing was happening and Sandra was like "HELLO I'm in labor here!!!" So then he witnessed the birth of Justin. He realized that if was so wrapped up in seeing a sign that he would have missed the miracle of life. He explained afterwards when it was all over a nurse came up to him and said something like "Look you have a little Prince, and if it was a girl it would have been a Princess" John had finally received his sign. Then shortly after when he heard the nurses talking, they mentioned every name that he was hoping to hear from, including Shelly!! The point he was trying to make is that we shouldn't be constantly looking for signs because then we are missing out on life. He said that he was searching for a big message, but when he stepped back and lived in the expereince, that the signs came on their own. He said don't be wrapped up in searching for the big message when their are little signs all around you! I found that when he said this to be really powerful and I really took that to heart.
another I remember during one of the readings how this woman's father was saying how she changed since he's been gone. The woman said yes, she is a different person. John knew exactly what she meant. He said he had changed as well after the death of his mom. John then told the story that before his mom passed he would do psychic readings for people, either telling about their past or future and many times he would be getting their relatives coming thru. He would be like "Look I have your grandpa here, just acknowledge him so we can get him out of the way." But the person would be like "No go on that's my dad!" John didn't understand this until he lost his mom. He then said if it wasn't for the death of his mom he would not be on this path. He explained that it is not bad that you have changed, it's just that you are a different person. He had made an analogy that when Justin was a baby he said to sandra "I hope he is energetic like me" and sandra was like "are you sure because that's not the man I married" So it's ok if you have changed,it's part of the process.
Oh yeah and in the beginning he also told the recent Princess story with Justin in the kitchen. He explained that he doesnt have any pictures of his mom out on displayed because Justin is too young to understand. But after he kept saying Princess because Sandra had him repeat it, John ran and got a picture of his mom to see if Justin would recognize her, but he didn't. John said he never cried so fast in his life before when Justin said "Princess."
And at the very end he said how the holidays are approaching and it's important not to forget a person who is coming to the second anniversary of a loved one's passing. It's the second year which is really the hardest so just be mindful to anyone you know and give them some extra TLC!! :)
I thought it was an amazing seminar. It seemed that there weren't as many readings as I've seen in the past, but he was very detailed and they were long. It is always incredible to watch him work. I thought it was awesome how the different families were connected with the different me too readings. It was just so coooool!!!!
I had raised my hand every time because I wanted to tell him Thank you for acknowledging me on the radio and keeping my blue rose and just say thank you for all of that. But it's ok I wasn't called on--the people who were called on needed to ask the questions. I am not giving up hope though, I know one day I will be able to tell him thank you in person because it really means so much to me. What's interesting is days before the seminar I started saying Prayers to his mom and Shelly (since she started the whole blue rose thing) and just basically thank them for everything. So then I asked them on my birthday to send me the sign Princess which would represent them and my family. Sure enough, on my birthday I had numerous occasions when someone said that word to me! I was like wow you have no idea what that means to me!! And then for John to tell all of those stories about his mom and Princess, it was just so heart warming and he seemed to talk about her more than usual, which I believe is no accident so I really felt like that was a validation. And even when he mentioned Shelly at the end, I just knew they had heard my thoughts! It was so cool!! And today I took John's advice about not always looking for signs--i'm always on the look out for 117. and what's interesting is today when i least expected it i received the signs! It is so true! For instance in my Italian class my teacher wrote on the board "Do exercies B&C on page 117." Clear as day on the board! And then in my english class my teacher wrote on the board "1:17" so we knew when to stop this activity! I was like whoooa!!! Talk about amazing!!! And then when I was at the eye glass shop tonight to pick out which glasses I wanted, the woman said something to me like "You're a Princess" I'm like Amazing!!!!!!!! So to me that just confirms everything last night, like they knew I understood. It was waaaaay coooool!!!!!!!!!!
so it really was a wonderful wonderful birthday present to see John!!! I am so grateful I was able to have that oppurtunity again. :)
11-20-2004, 04:20 AM
What a great review, Amy, and with no notes! :thumbsup:
11-20-2004, 12:02 PM
Excellent job dear friend. Thank you for the full report :thumbsup: It was a pleasure to read and what awesome validations you continue to get :king:
:musicnote The validations help to remind that they sure are always with us and most certainly do hear us :love:
11-20-2004, 04:55 PM
Thank you Amy! What a wonderful treat to hear John talk about his family and the things that are so every day that we miss. That was important for me to hear as well.
Today My SIL and I went to a wonderful craft sale and found some stained glass in the birth month colors of the two sisters that have passed. She had been looking for something like that for ages and today was the day she found them. Really neat. Little things really do make a difference. AND, P.S. we drove into the parking area of the hotel and drove straight into the parking area where one person was leaving - only one. Just in time for us..... :D .
I love hearing about these things. Thanks again. And blessings.
11-21-2004, 08:56 PM
hi everyone I am glad you were enjoying my notes!! I remembered something else I had forgot. John told the story about his past life regression with Shallalah Maddingly (sp). He highly reccomends her since her office is in NY. I believe she was on Crossing Over on an episode. Anyway John said how it had cost around $300 and he was leary of it. So anyway he was hypnotized and he began speaking of his past life. When it was over he had felt like an hour had past and was like "geez $300 for that little time."It turns out he began at 6:30 and didn't end til 12:30!!!! He then told the story how he was in the Caribbean (I think) with his Aunt and when he was standing on the street he felt as if he had been there. He also said and down there is a flower shop and a house of nuns. When they walked down there it was a flower shop, but it used to be a house where nuns lived. Pretty cool, eh?
There was something else i had rememberd but I can't think of it now lol I think he was also talking something about quantum physics. And how society is progressing with the spiritualit but there still is a gap between. He said how quantum physics is the closest thing to what he does because it's all about energy. I forget what else he said about it, but he demonstrated it with his hands about the gap. It was quite interesting.
And he also said he was a computer geek and that he has a dysfunctional italian family lol I will post if i remember anything else! lol
If anyone else was there, I'd love to see your thoughts on it! :lwink:
11-22-2004, 11:22 AM
Thanks Amy for sharing your birthday present with us! I love to read about the seminars. :thumbsup:
11-22-2004, 10:29 PM
Oh I remembered something else! He talked about how when his mom was sick, she asked him to ask his guides would what happen. When he did he only got the word "Pass". To John, that meant that this would Pass, but his mom knew it actually meant pass. When she told John that he didnt want to believe it and they never talked about it again.
He also said that his mom told him "Never change". I thought that was pretty powerful!!
11-23-2004, 03:46 AM
How do you remember it all!?
I apologise now for not taking notes when we get to see JE!
I'll be in too much shock that he'll be standing in a UK Venue! :jumper:
Keep your memory well polished, Teresa. :)
11-23-2004, 11:18 AM
I always feel like I was at the seminar when I read your reviews, Amy! Thanks for the wonderful details! :thumbsup:
11-23-2004, 05:33 PM
Hi Everybody--haven't had much chance to do anything lately, a lot going on in my life right now, but I have a few moments. I, too, was at the seminar--however, you can tell "our" Amy is young because there is NO WAY I could ever remember half of what she did even if I did take notes (which I didn't). The seminar was wonderful. I was a part of the row that got the second reading. We weren't related--I got the tickets for the 8 of us, so I was the only one who knew all 8. The others each knew "some" of the row. The girl who got the reading from her father was thrilled (who wouldn't be?!). We had been to another seminar on Long Island in May &, right before it, she had a very strong visit from her father in a dream. It was amazing how much came thru--and as Amy said, the two women (the other was 2 rows in front of us--both, by the way, in red--John said he was coming to the girl in red) had a lot of parallels. Deb (my friend) did go & talk to Renee after the seminar & as John said--they did have much more in common than came thru. Turns out that Deb's father & Renee's mother died the same day (not the same year) in the same hospital in Easton, PA (about an hour away from where the seminar was held). Renee (however) is not from that area. They both went to the same shore every year until Deb lost her father & Renee lost her children--then they both stopped. John asked if Deb's dad was in the navy because he saw boats all around--Deb said he was in the Coast Guards.
JE-He met someone famous?
Deb-Dwight D. Eisenhower
JE-He's laughing when he says this
Deb-Eisenhower fell overboard & my dad shook his wet hand!
JE-Someone's starting to breed dogs.
Deb-My son & daughter in law
JE-He says they're gonna realize it's not as easy as it seems it should be--they're gonna have to look into some "process (not the right word)" along the way. Deb found out later from her mom that her dad & his father also bred dogs--she did not know this.
JE-He lost a daughter.
Deb-Yes, my sister
JE-and someone thru a suicide or died by his own hand
Deb-My brother (her brother was frying hot dogs, they caught fire & he died of smoke inhalation)
JE-you're going to be a grandmother?
Deb-I am a grandmother
JE-then it's going to happen again
Deb-maybe I'm having a new grandpuppy (her son phoned the next day & told his dad to tell mom she's going to have a grandpuppy--exact same words!)
JE-was your dad a drinker?
JE-he's talking about his liquor
Deb-he always used to put 2 ice cubes & lemonade in a glass & tell my kids it's Pappy's liquor
JE-just so you know, he came thru & pushed the other 2 children forward (Renee's)
Deb-he would do that, he loved kids
Can't think of anything else right now. I know there was more. John was so ON with everything. It didn't seem like there was anything during the night that couldn't be validated. The first reading was cute--the girl's father came thru & was talking about her relationship with her sister. He said "you don't like her husband?" The girl's mouth dropped & she said "I can't believe you said that!"
JE-is your sister here?
girl-no, thank goodness
JE-who's John or Joe
girl-Joe's her husband
JE-the one you don't like?
JE-they live far away?
JE-dad's saying they live an hour away
girl-they just mentioned last night they might be leaving the area
JE-her husband is gonna go thru a lot in the next 6 to 9 months, financially and job related & your sister is gonna need you to be there to listen
That's all I remember right now. Thanks Amy for your wonderful memory. His stories were great. I had never heard the one about his mom asking him to ask his guides if she would get better & they said "pass." John thought they meant that her ailment would pass--instead they meant she would pass. How about the girl that said she had read all his books, watched all the Crossing Over episodes, all the interviews she could see & she never heard his touch upon this subject. He interrupted her & said last time someone started this way she set him up--her question was boxers or briefs rofl This girls however asked him about abortion. He said it comes thru like a miscarriage. Gotta go :wave:
11-23-2004, 08:13 PM
rofl I could understand why then John wanted to interupt her ;)
11-23-2004, 08:45 PM
OH wow Gigny!!!!! That is amazing!!!!!! What a small world it is!!!! I'm so glad that the ladies were able to talk afterwards and John was right!! That is just incredible!!! It was very interesting to see that reading unfold, and I hope that is just the beginning for those ladies!! Just amazing!! Ah yes i do recall what you posted!! I'm glad you posted that!!
Indeed the woman did ask about abortion and at first she was like I hope this isn't a controversial issue for you, and John had answered something like what's controversial about an energy? An then began to describe how they are just like miscarriages, that they are an energy.
Oh another one of his favorite questions, I think he said this one was from Phoenix, was similiar to how the woman started about "I've read all of your books, watched all of your episdoes..etc etc Have you ever considered seeing a psychiatrist??" hehehehe rofl
Thanks again Gigny for posting! I'm so glad that the ladies met up! I was wondering about them!! I love how the otherside works!! Sorry we didnt get to say hello!!! Next time! :)
11-24-2004, 11:32 AM
I think we should send Amy to all of John's seminars as she does such a great job at remembering it all. When John comes to England I will do my best to fill you all in - but no promises as I am sure I will just go into shock and drop my pen if I try to take notes!
Sounds like he was really on form and funny that night.
11-24-2004, 02:28 PM
LOL Becks2uk!! I would not object at all!!! hehehehe I've been wanting to go to England for some time now to visit some friends of mine who live there--they have been begging me to come.. one of these days I will go and visit my boys hehehe . You're so funny!!
Don't worry you will remember things!! I find if you just focus and pay attention, you will remember more, rather than writing down every single thing and missing out on his teaching. Just relax and enjoy yourself!! :)
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