View Full Version : Cincinnati - Feb 17th 2006 - Thank God John is coming back to TV
02-19-2006, 05:46 PM
I apologize for taking a few days to post about this experience, but I needed to reflect, meditate, and bake cookies before I was ready :D
I need to give a little back story and will break this up if necessary so y'all don't fall asleep reading it.
I've known for a while I was going to this gallery. I invited a dear friend, Denise. When I invited her, she said "Well, I guess I better, my mom will be there" Her mom passed away about two years ago. She has been interested in ADC long before me, so I thought for sure she would hear something.
I work at a stock brokerage firm. There is one person immediately above me.
I am a bit like the police. I have three people who are my "deputies"
I am Mrs. S, or Mom to them. My job requires me to be hard nosed and most people do not see me as much more than that "police" function, although there are exceptions.
Earlier in the week, one of the brokers I am friendly with (although not close) came to see me. He plopped down in a chair and asked me how I was.
Of course, I said, Fine..........how are you?
I was unprepared for what I got in return. He told me he was not good. He was upset and unhappy. He had just been to the funeral of a close friend.
The best man in his wedding, who also happened to be his wife's cousin. He told me about his wife calling him after she had received the phone call about this. He said they were devastated. He told me his friend had been ill but never told them. He was confused and felt cheated by this. Why didn't he talk to him? Why didn't he give him the chance to talk to him, be there for him, or say good-bye? He said this made him question "everything"
We had a conversation where I offered him some ideas about why that might have been, but silently I was thinking "Why are you telling ME this?" Not that I don't want to listen or be helpful, but it was just a little strange.
We aren't that close
02-19-2006, 05:55 PM
A few nights later, I told my husband I about this, telling him I thought I knew why I had heard this story. I was going to see John and I was being given the information I would need to recognize this person when they came thru to John.
My husband said Marcia, I think it's more likely you just look like someone he can tell this to. He probably knows you are sympathetic and it's nothing more than that. I told him I thought he was right, but .............
I took a half day off from work. I didn't want to carry any negativity with me that comes from the job. My friend and I met for an early dinner and went to the venue in just enough time to be at the very back of the room. It's exactly where I wanted to be. I think they did come and put one more row of chairs behind us at some point, so we were really almost nearly at the very back.
John was not feeling well. A little froggy in the throat (you should like that Gail) but he also said that sometimes when he is ill,he is more open.
02-19-2006, 06:06 PM
John was not feeling well. A little froggy in the throat (you should like that Gail) but he also said that sometimes when he is ill,he is more open.
02-19-2006, 06:16 PM
He easily spent 30-40 minutes on the first reading. There seemed to be a lot of suicides or unintentional "intentional" crossings that he dealt with. He also took some questions, some of which led to readings. As always, I think you can feel the emotions in the room rise. I don't think I've ever been to one of his events and not laughed and cried.......sometimes at the same time.
Like I said, I half expected John to point in my direction that night. So why was it when he pointed in our direction did I think it couldn't possibly have anything to do with me? If you've ever had this happen, maybe you can understand, otherwise, you will think I'm slow on the uptake. Maybe it's a little of both. :D
John said he was seeing Tigger, Tigger, Tigger
Not just one, but like he was seeing several of them. He pointed back in our direction, saying he thought he was with the woman in the bright red sweater. She was in the row in front of me, diaganol to me and part of a very animated group of women. They tried very hard to make it fit, as did other people around them. Multiple cats, trips to Disney...........no, no no.
John said the person probably had it in their purse, Tigger checks or stickers, and the person had someone who recently had gone into the medical profession. The nurse or doctor, or something in a hospital setting. As people all around me tried desperately to make it fit (people all around me had lost children of various ages and wanted so much to be read) I was thinking about how I had put Tigger stickers on the paychecks of my "girls" at work the day before ( I always put funny sitckers on them for a little morale boost), and my step daughter just started her first job as a nurse/practitioner. I said this to my friend, but didn't raise my hand because I didn't want to be the horrible "relative stealer" John warns us against when so many around me were trying so hard to make it work!
02-19-2006, 06:43 PM
John moved the very funny young man working for him a bit like a chess piece.......go right, back up, yes, no, right there.................just about the time Denise had me convinced that maybe I should raise my hand. Before I could commit, John said, "stop.............. her, that lady right there, it's for her " and the mic was in my hand. I've met John once or twice and thought he might recognize me, but he didn't. Then again, I was at the very back of the room and probably wouldn't recongnize him from that distance either if not for obvious reasons. :hmm:
He asked me to explain how these things related to me. I told about the Tigger stickers and my step daughter and how I thought they were obscure. Hand on hip......you think this is obscure? someone smack her!
He asked me if I had a mother figure who had crossed. yes.
not my mother. no----Grandmother. (mom's mom) Did she raise me? No. It seems like she rasied you. I said no, but we spent a lot of time together. This is where it's too much info to give at an event. I knew what he meant, but it's too much to tell in that setting. Too much story, too much to tell and maybe take away from someone else's time who needed to be read.
He asked if someone in my family had just dealt with breast cancer. Yes, my mother's aunt, passed.
He then said my Grandma was opening this up, but not why I was there. Someone not connected to me............but thru me, maybe work related
this is what I expected
male with a male to the side
like brothers, or more, or partners
but some issue/confusion, or something
You counseled him about this, about death?
yes, sort of
I told a little about how this had happened, how I expected to be read because of it
but still...................when it really happened, I couldn't quite believe it.
he said someone else at work..........was there a Joan or Joanne?
someone else at work who lost someone recently
oh............he asked who else there knew me. I had one friend with me. He had her stand, they gave her a mic.
(I'm a little out of synch here time wise, so excuse me) He said, someone else here knows you, not her............. No.........someone else..........anyone else here know her. Whole room staring at me, but silence.
Um, John, actually you know me.
Really? What's your name? Marcia, Marcia Secaur.
My friend took a few notes and that's right in the middle of the page :D
Waiting anxiously for the next chapter.....:cool: Sounds like you are building up to something good. :)
I'll be seeing John tomorrow night so he's welcome to keep the frog in his throat. :):froggie:
Hang in there folks, it's a story worth waiting for. :thumbsup:
Refreshing the page....refreshing the page....someone get Marcia some :coffee:
02-19-2006, 07:09 PM
I think at that point I wanted so much for my friend to get he reading she was so sure she would get, that I didn't listen fully to everything John said.
Driving home, things I told him didn't make sense to me, made perfect sense regarding the recent loss in this Joanne's family. He then said a whole circle opened up courtesy of my Grandma. I got a high five from the gentleman to my right and his wife burst into tears. John read many of the people surrounding myself and Denise, all of whom had lost children of varying ages due to suspected suicide. John talked a good deal about a person's " intent" and how what might be ruled as a suicide may not have been someone's intent.
I still have a lot to digest. I have two people to talk to when I return to work Tuesday. One I am fairly confident about approaching, one I am not. I still have to think about what I will say to her.
I can't tell you how honored I am to have been tapped on the shoulder in this way.
I heard very little from my own family, but I don't feel at all bad about that.
As much as I had a feeling this was going to happen, I'm still amazed it actually did (does that make any sense at all?) and needed to digest it a bit
Crossing Over was such a gift to so many of us. We can't be in every gallery in every city..........we can't travel, leave our families. Sometimes you don't realize how much you miss something until you have been away from it.........see it with fresh eyes.
If you don't have WE; get it...insist your cable company pick it up. WE have a chance to be a part of this again and make it a success.
There is no one better!:hearts:
((((Marcia))) There's no one better than you to have received a reading. :hearts: I bet it even tops being in John's book, "After Life".
You are now on the "list" again. :)
02-19-2006, 07:17 PM
And he told me to AFFIRM AFFIRM AFFIRM
this word was VERY important
that this is not all there is
there is life beyond this
and I know that's exactly what Steve needed to hear (and I think Joanne too)
there were some dates, some other things I don't know enough about to speak about (validations to be had, I'm sure)
but John gave me so much that I can pass along, that I know if I do it right, it's the biggest gift anyone could ever receive.
the fact that I get to be a small part of it overwhelms me
pray for me that I do it right!
I'm off to make dinner.
Craig is starving!
Congratulations, Marcia! :clap: :cheer: :clap: :cheer: How very special that you were chosen to deliver some important messages to people who obviously need them. Prayers going up for guidance for you in how to approach them and in finding the right words to say. :musicnote :musicnote :musicnote And bless your Grandmother for her part in all of it! :hearts:
02-19-2006, 09:38 PM
Thank you! I'm so sorry it was such a long post (although I probably could have made it much longer)
I need those prayers about how to approach one of those people.
I knew I was glad to have John back on TV, but had no idea how much.
Sitting in a room full of people that want it so badly............need it so much; it's a little awe inspiring. I am not a crier, but this experience almost always makes me cry. I can't wait to hear about your experience too Gail, but what sounds better than anything is for all of us to be there starting March 17th. I think this will be the show Crossing Over should have evolved into and never quite got the chance.
:clap: He is the best and there is just no getting around that.
The experience of just being in the room while others are being read is incredible enough for me. :) No reading is needed for me.
I'll report as many highlights from the seminar as I can manage to decipher from my illegible notes.
I'm SO pleased this all happened for you Marcia.:clap:
:tissue:Marcia, wow. What else can anyone say?
That was an absolutely amazing story. I'm sitting here with goosebumps, tears running down my cheeks...how can anyone try to pass off that "cold reading" crap? It's stories like yours that really put things into perspective for me; they really AFFIRM :love: how we are all connected, and truly here to support (and sometimes, carry) each other as we walk down our different pathways in life.
I pray that you are blessed with the grace and guidance to deliver these divine messages to your coworkers. :musicnote :musicnote :musicnote
CONGRATULATIONS, and thank you so much for sharing your story with us!!!:love:
02-20-2006, 08:49 AM
Oh, Marcia, what a tremendous privilege.... and burden!
But as always the Other Side knew the right messenger to choose! :candle: :candle:
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us.
God Bless:musicnote :musicnote
02-20-2006, 09:54 AM
I'd really appreciate your prayers to help me find the right words tomorrow :rosary:
I will definitely let everyone know how it's received and about anything they are able to clear up (some dates, etc)
The families right beside me that were read (courtesy of my Grandma) were so grateful and so excited, you could feel it coming off of them.
I think (and hope) that Cross Country will be bringing this into our living rooms!
02-20-2006, 12:11 PM
Congratulations Marcia--what an awesome gift:cake1: Prayers to delivering the messages:musicnote . I just saw a commercial for John on WE last night. It was so great to see and hear him again. Waiting very impatiently for March 17:clap:
02-20-2006, 12:29 PM
:tissue: :hearts: What a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing it with us! :hearts:
02-20-2006, 01:10 PM
I can appreciate your apprehension but don't worry Marcia. It will work out just the way it is intended to. You will have the correct words - even if it takes the person a little while to accept them.
I, too, have seen the commercial for the new show and I have to agree that it was really good to hear John's voice again.
I sent a question via email and wonder if I will hear back. March 17 is very significant in my family - not at all because of St. Patrick's day but because the event took place on that day. :candle::candle:
How very sweet of your grandmother to choose you to be the messenger.:love: If she is anything like my own grandmother she is one in a million.
Thanks for sharing Marcia [Mrs. Policeman] - I think you are the only one that thinks that others surely see a very different person.:D
02-21-2006, 12:36 PM
I love this story so much! Thanks Marcia! :love: This makes me look so forward to seeing John on the WE channel!! March 17th is a very important number in my life as well... awesome awesome awesome! :clap:
02-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Thank you everyone for sending up prayers that I would find the right words and they would be received well. If I had written out the best possible outcome, I couldn't have done any better than the reality of how it was received.
I approached Steve first. When I first came into his office and asked if I could shut the door, he thought he was in trouble for a trade error he'd made last week. I told you..............I am the policeman :D
I asked him if he knew who John Edward was. He slapped that confounded 'S" on the end, so we had to straighten that out, but once I said Crossing Over, he knew who it was and said he and his wife used to watch the show. I explained that I had been to see John Friday night. Then I told him that when he had told me the story about his best man's passing, it was so out of the blue that initially I wondered why he told me something so personal, but later began to think it was so I would have enough information to recognize his cousin coming through. I gave him as much detail as I could...........all of which made sense to him. Then I asked him about the date that I couldn't identify. He said he thought it was his wife's birthday. He was very excited and asked if he could get his wife on the phone, put me on speaker with her and have me tell her everything I had just told him. So that's what we did. She was very grateful and the date mentioned was her birthday. I told her it was probably an early happy birthday. When I relayed to her the emphasis John had given to AFFIRM AFFIRM AFFIRMing that there is in fact an afterlife, and to hold onto their beliefs, she began to cry (so of course I did too) and she said it was exactly what she needed to hear. Steve said it made their day and it meant more than they could possibly say. He told his wife he was buying me lunch (which I wouldn't let him do) so he brought me a box of Godiva's and a lovely note.
It was emotional, but also the most fulfilling thing I've been fortunate enough to take part in.
One down, one to go. I asked Joanne if she could spare me a few minutes at the end of the day. I was really nervous about talking to her because I had no idea what her belief system might be, or if she even had one.
When she came in at 5:00, I started with the same opening. Do you know who John Edward is? Crossing Over? Ah, recognition!
John had specifically said her name, so after a little background of how things started with Steve's friend, I told her John asked if I knew a Joan or Joanne. Somewhere in that mix I began to try to make what John was telling me fit my friend Denise (who was with me) but it wasn't working. It wasn't until I got in the car to come home that I realized I shouldn't have told John it wasn't fitting me, because it was actually right on the money. He said the person passed quickly, here and gone. Joanne's sister in law died in a car crash, on impact. He said the name Ron. That's Joanne's brother in law (the deceased's husband) who survived the crash. He was injured so severely, he is still in nursing care. John asked if October was significant. The accident took place in October and Joanne's birthday is in October, the day after the accident took place I believe.
As I'm telling her all this, and she's crying, I interjected that I don't know what her beliefs are and I'm sorry if I'm upsetting her. She was so glad to hear it and said she thought it was precisely because she does and the rest of the family doesn't have the belief that her sister in law would come to her. There was something John said that I was unsure who it belonged to...........Steve and his family, or Joanne and hers. So I told them both. "I'm with Dad", and both had the same reaction............tears and thank you, so I think it must have been meant for both to hear.
I managed to choke out to both of them how honored I was to be able to have a part in giving them a message from someone they loved. How John does this on a regular basis without weeping all the time is beyond me because I cried plenty :tissue:
So it couldn't have gone any better. Thank you all for the prayers, I truly believe they helped me find the right things to say. :hearts:
02-21-2006, 06:31 PM
:tissue: Oh, wow. Must remember to stock up on the Puffs before his show starts. I'd almost forgotten how truly touching the stories can be. I'm so glad both were so receptive to the messages. :clap:
That was so heart warming, Marcia. :love: They could have just dismissed what you told them, instead of openly embracing those messages meant for them. How sad that would have been.
02-21-2006, 07:26 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I love it!! Wonderful!!! :hearts: :hearts:
Blessings and love,
02-21-2006, 07:29 PM
Wow! It did work out just as it was meant to. Fantastic!!!:hearts:
(((Marcia))) I'm happy for you...and for them! :hearts:
(((:love: Marcia:love: )))
You handled that so well...and I'm so happy that they were open to receiving these messages. Beautiful story from start to finish. Thank you.:hearts:
02-22-2006, 12:44 PM
You did a fabulous job of getting the message out.
It's no wonder the other side picked you to deliver!:hearts:
02-22-2006, 12:53 PM
What a way to end a seminar with John ! As I read the posts I was looking for :tissue: . I could just picture you talking to them and thier reactions. Thank you for telling us .
02-22-2006, 04:50 PM
:clink: To Marcia for a job well done!!!:clap:
02-22-2006, 06:37 PM
Thank you all so much for being so supportive.
Today, Steve told me when he got home, this was the very first thing he and his wife talked about and they decided to share it with their mothers.
He said something really interesting to me. I'm not Catholic, but I do know that mediumship isn't exactly embraced by the Catholic church. Steve said, "Ya know, we Catholics definitely believe in life after death. Why is it such a stretch for some of us to believe that we might be contacted?"
I guess he and his wife had some reservations about telling their respective mothers, but took the plunge. Steve said, after all, they believe in the evil eye for goodness sake! ;)
Joanne told her desk partner and they both cried. She hasn't approached any of Victoria's family yet. They don't believe in this. I think she will get an unexpected opening to share this with them. We'll see.
I hope this makes sense, but this is what I remember from Crossing Over, and what I've missed about it. Witnessing the sheer joy that comes from hearing from a loved one. It's beautiful. It's like the bud of a rose emerging from a bitter snow. We know it happens, but there is nothing like seeing it. :butterfly :butterfly
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