View Full Version : Back from San Francisco
05-16-2002, 11:50 AM
I don't mean to be a tease. I took notes at the seminar and will write in awhile after more coffee. Just wanted to jump in for a minute and say this:
John Edward was in San Fransisco last night, and in my opinion he was just shining. After seeing him one year ago, I don't know
whether to say he is better, or just more relaxed at what he does
Many validations, much humour, a few additions to the program,
learning some new information - well, I was pleased.
Will write more.
05-16-2002, 12:05 PM
Tease! We want details and we want them now! :lwink:
I was also very pleased with this seminar. I've posted my review on TVtalkshows. I'm not going to post it here because I didn't take notes and I do mention some negative things and not sure if it would be appropriate for this board. Not around JE's abilities, but his style.
However, the bottom line for me was that it just solidified my belief that JE is the real deal. This was my first time seeing him in an unedited environment, and the readings were just like those on Crossing Over. There were quite a few very good readings and some excellent validations. My favorite reading was for three women whose brother/ex-husband/father came through. It was nearly flawless.
I was also amazed that one of the sitters had flown from London just to attend the seminar and was read.
Finally, there was a woman two rows in front of me, at the front of the balcony, who yelled out during the "Rhode Island" reading that she had attended JE's workshop. I overheard her say at the end that she's basically going to all the seminars. I wonder if she's on this discussion board?
05-16-2002, 01:01 PM
I'll do this in installments! It was a long night!
This time John was able to talk about 15 min before the other-
side came through. But when they did . . .
One of the first readings was for a woman whose father came through. He hesitated about what he was about to say, then said, "O.K. I'm just gonna say what Dad says. You really didn't need the boob job. But he was there for it anyway."
The woman, now scarlet in face, dropped her sweater from her
shoulders and said begrudgeingly, "Oh well, it's out in the open
now." She revealed - yes, very large breasts. John turned red.
There was the frustrating reading. Every seminar must have at
least one. JE refusing to go away. "Ceaser," he continued to repeat over and over. "Ceaser," and "samuri swords." The people were blank. About 15-20min later. "Well, I work with some one named Julius Ceaser. My father was from Japan and had a sword collection." Poor John.
A sweet, older woman. Validation after validation. Then JE, "Who was the person who robbed banks?" Dead silence. Then, in a small voice the woman said, "Um, it was a long time
ago." JE:"That's O.K. They are allowed to come through. Even
though you appareantly wish they hadn't."
I want to tell our UK Friends something as well. One of the
best readings of the evening was for a woman who had flown all the way from England for this seminar. It had been a birthday gift
from her family. The person from the other side wished her happy
birthday and alerted John of "the big deal" she had gone through
to make it to see him.
O.K. This is without my notes. More coffee and then Chapter two. Where I will talk about a way John says our loved ones
come through for us. A new one for me. I had never read or heard
of this type of validation before.
Good memory, Julie! I also loved the reading for the woman who flew all the way from London for the seminar. And the Cesar/samurai sword reading was so painful. I was very close to the section that was struggling with that one. I wanted to yell out "just move on, John".
I forgot about something funny from last night. The last question of the night was from a woman who wanted to know if the fact that JE is a parent influences his work. Something like that. I expected everyone to yell out that he's not a parent. Then I expected JE to say that. Instead, he very politely answered her question by saying "as a person". I thought it was very classy of him not to embarrass her and not to have the final question just be answered as "I'm not a parent, what are you talking about". Instead he crafted an answer that really summed up the message of the evening.
05-16-2002, 02:10 PM
What was also interesting was I that I lucked out and was sitting quite close to John. When the woman asked the question, I heard John mumble, "Um, do you know something I don't?" Then
went straight into his wonderful explanation.
05-16-2002, 02:36 PM
Hi Julie and RC!
What I LOVED about the Ceaser/Samuri reading was the fact that it was in the balcony and he pinpointed the SEAT the person was in and then would not go away! Other people around her came up with perfectly reasonable reasons why it was for them, (he said he feeds his dogs Ceaser dog food and he's seeing the can, another woman says she feeds her dog the same food...seems reasonable to me....JE?...uh.. "no.") He kept going back to the same woman...over and over...FINALLY ...he says "I hope I'm not missing the obvious and it's Julius or something." and she says "I work with a guy named Julius Ceaser."
I had one die hard skeptic two rows in front of me and a true cynic in front of him. That shut up all the mumbling!!
You are right...JE did stick with the same person during the Cesar/samurai reading. Everyone was trying to claim it, too. Someone even thought "Chuck" would work, but JE would have none of it.
Julie, how many of you got a chance to meet up with each other and if so, did you get pictures?
I was there and it was awesome. Guess what RC? I was 4 rows behind the lady who said she was at the workshop on Long Island and exactly across the aisle from the Julius Caesar lady! We must have been right next to each other!
Due to having MAJOR traffic problems last year and arriving 1/2 hour late, my group and I left San Jose at 1 p.m., arrived SF at 2:30, parked and walked over to Grace Cathedral (right across the streeet) and walked the labyrinth, viewed one of the most beautiful churches this side of the Atlantic, and shopped in their beautiful gift shop. What an awesome way to spend the afternoon. After a cable car ride to Polk St. and a fantastic italian lunch/dinner, we got to the seminar at 5:30. I spent a huge amount of time walking around asking "Are you Julie, Sandra or RC???" and got many weird looks. I am very sad to say that we all never found each other.:(
The seminar was unbelievable.... again.
JE was in GREAT form...casual, funny and just as relaxed as can be, other than the pacing on stage-felt like I was at a tennis match! He spoke for quite awhile and put out some new amazing info that Sandra already posted. One of the things I learned was that when we have the experience of looking up and seeing someone who has passed, say while walking down the street or in a restaurant or mall or wherever, and we think "Wow that person looks exactly like soandso" it is actually "that spirit super-imposing their essence over the face of a living person". That was so amazing to me. He said that is why if we see the same person again at another time we might think "Why did I think that he/she looked like so and so- they look nothing like them. Am I going crazy?" The answer is no, it's because at another time they are not there and so the living person reverts back to themselves. I hope I explained that well enough. I was dumbstruck so many times. I thought I had read so much but now I see I have a lot more to learn.
This is long so I will add more in the next post.
So, the readings were awesome and I did not get one! When I got there I felt so much energy, maybe from the labyrinth meditation or just the excitement. At one point during the evening I specifically felt the energy leave me and got the thought "not tonight". I knew then that I would not get one and I was fine with that. I found every one fascinating, even the Julius Caesar lady! He was so "on" all night. The lady who lost her sister and attended with her niece and husband (on the floor, stage left from where I was in the middle of the balcony) who bravely talked about family secrets she shared with her passed sister was a great reading, as was the man whose cousin's parents were a murder-suicide. The "hits" kept coming one after the other. There was a very skeptical group directly behind me who were somewhat annoying in the beginning-constant negative comments and basically making fun of the process- but they slowly quieted down. It is very hard to keep that up when it's happening right in front of your eyes but I do wonder why they bother to come at all. I was also dismayed to hear cell phones ringing all night!
Overall, I felt he was every bit as good as last year despite the fact that I had a reading last year. I was not disappointed at all; loved every minute of it. I loved his story about Albuqueque being more "new agey" than LA and about his mother and how he waited so long for specific validations from his mom and got many along the way. He emphasized that we should not dwell on getting very specific validations but rather that we should be open and accepting of everything that comes through. The more we validate, the more they send.
I did not take notes because I was so enthralled and wanted to absorb it all but I'm sure between all of us we'll get it all out!
Again, I am so sad to have not connected with JE friends. I guess it was meant for us to make another plan for meeting at another time.
Kimk--we were so close! That's hilarious that you were asking people if they were RC! Next time we should all make a plan to meet.
I enjoyed what you had to say about the readings. I agree that they were really good. My only negative comment is really that I find JE to be too aggressive and it turns me off a bit, but it's a style thing and it's cultural.
You are also right on about the cell phones. They were working my nerves...always do. Outrageous that people don't turn them off during events. I actually watched one woman answer hers and get up and leave her seat to take the call during the seminar.
Sounds like you had a very nice afternoon in this beautiful city. Grace Cathedral is really stunning. I had Italian dinner also. Did you go to the Nob Hill Cafe? It's right near the auditorium and it was filled with people going to the seminar.
Oh, I forgot to mention one excellent reading. He kept saying "there is an aries connection here" over and over. The woman kept saying no. He finally said "no one leaves until we get this. Call someone on your cell phone." She asked "Are you serious?" and he replied "As a heart attack!" She very slowly called saying "my sister already thinks I'm crazy for being here but ok." She dials, speaks to someone ion Spanish, asking for her sister to come to the phone. Next thing we hear is "Hey Airy" and the crowd went wild! It was a very funny moment. Apparently that was the nickname she calls her sister and her dad (who passed) was trying to get her to say it. John even loved it! :)
Kimk, the "Aries" validation was my favorite and I talk about that in my review. It was a great moment.
05-16-2002, 07:22 PM
Great stories, everyone! They are getting me more psyched up for next month in Chicago!
Why would cynics even pay or spend thier time going to something like that? At least it sounds like he shut them up, though.
05-16-2002, 07:25 PM
I'm sorry I missed you. I got there about 4:45 and just sort of walked aimlessly around the lobby.:hmm: Things have been so crazy the last week. My plans were changing daily and I could never pin down exactly when I would arrive so I didn't want to have anyone waiting for me to get there. I wondered if I was walking right by you or RC but never asked anyone their name. It's funny that you and RC ended up so close. Julie and I were across an aisle and about five rows apart in the center of the main floor. I think the two of you may have been right above us!
The Airy reading was amazing! He started talking about the Aires connection to her side, in her family, and she was saying no..no..no, she has friends who are Aires but no relatives. Then she mumbles something like, "I'm starting to wonder if you're really talking to me." then starts to repeat that there is no Aires in her family. John says "rewind missy...what did you just say?" She repeats, she's not sure he's really with her. He then tells her to apologize "no shit" to her relatives she's already validated, and call someone who can verify this Aires thing to her side, in her family...cause "nobodies leaving" until this gets figured out. When she called her sister... and the first words out of her mouth are "Hello, Airy" the place went NUTS!
I also had some skeptic/cynic (s) in my area. By the end of the night Mr. Draggedbymywife was on the edge of his seat repeating "Oh my God" and Mr. I. JustmightbeaJREFmember.....not a peep....intended to ask a question (call JE on his cold reading)...arm up...mumbling, irritated.."I have a question." Last round of Q&A...arm noticably down...NOT A WORD! Watching these two was one of the best parts of the whole evening!
I have to go now! I planned to be on the road to San Diego already, but I don't want to miss anything! I had such a wonderful time last night, the only way it would've been better is if I'd met you Kim and RC.
By the time we got there(about 4), the Nob Hill Cafe was closed until 5:30 so we ate at little place at Polk and California. I can't remember the name but it was great! I love to be in SF and don't get there as often as I'd like, but I would love to go again soon to Grace Cathedral and do the labyrinth walk and lunch again. I am on a quest to find the labyrinth that I heard is in San Jose. It's an amazing feeling! Too bad I never asked the people right around me if they were Julie, Sandra or RC! I just figured that would be too much of a coincidence....:rolleyes:
I feel the same way. Between the scalpers and the cynics, I figure a lot of seats are "wasted", so to speak, especially when I think of all the people who wanted to come and couldn't get tickets. The thing is, I believe everyone is there for a reason and so they must have needed to be there at that particular seminar on that particular day. It was frustrating to keep hearing them say "he's not coming out yet because he's still memorizing stats on the people he's going to read" and things like "quit talking and start reading", etc. but I had meditated on not letting any negativity get through to me so they really didn't get too far under my skin. I did turn around at one point and say "I sure hope you get a reading!" in a sickeningly sweet voice and they laughed. I think the meditation worked because the day went without a hitch. :cool:
I wish I hadn't given up my San Diego tickets! I knew this would happen!!! I am still so jazzed and really wish I was going....oh well....
Yes, we were directly above you! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
I kept looking around for a lady who looked like she didn't feel so good (Julie) and a college person(you)and a guy who was a little skeptical (RC)...hahah...thought maybe I'd get a vibe but nope. :wink:
I've been to two great seminars and the only way a lot of us got to meet was to have one person email all the others and set up a time and place to meet. It is much easier if everyone only has one person to find. Scrambled6, Cyndy, did it for Atlantic City and I did it for Orlando. We didn't find everyone but we did have a nice group.
05-17-2002, 11:34 PM
Hi! :) I posted this same thing before I found this thread, so please bear with me - I'm new here! ;)
I was read at the SF seminar but I was in such a daze that I can't remember everything. I was the very first person read. If anyone was there and might remember, please e-mail me and hopefully I can piece it together and stop myself from going completely insane!!!!!! Thanks!! :)
Lucky you! It was an amzing night and I'm sure the people here will be dying to hear your story so post as much as you can!
BTW, I emailed you already but just an FYI: the moderators will delete your email addy in your post since it is a violation of the guidelines. All you have to do is enable email on the user cp and then people can reach you.
05-18-2002, 01:12 AM
Whoops! I did read through the guidelines but real quick, so I must've missed that rule! :( I will go enable my e-mail right now!
05-18-2002, 01:30 AM
Oops, I forgot to say that I just e-mailed you! Thanks so much for writing!!!
I have mixed feelings about my reading. I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse, because afterwards, you are OBSESSED with trying to remember how it went, wondering WHY such and such was said, etc.!!! I have been going round and round in my head about it!! It's terrible. :(
Welcome Birdie! Many of us on here know first hand exactly how you feel. We also thrive on descriptions of readings and seminars. Please let us know everything you remember. I know I didn't remember all of ours and some of the things John said to us didn't make perfect sense right away.
05-18-2002, 09:28 AM
Thank you for the details of the San Francisco seminar everyone. I felt like I was there. I love hearing all of the reactions to our friendly little attack medium. ;) I also love the fact that he makes no apologies for it.
05-18-2002, 07:05 PM
Thanks, PhilsGail!! I don't feel so bad knowing I'm not the only one who felt "dazed & confused" after a reading!! :)
I'm not in the mood to go into it at the moment but I just wanted to say thanks for letting me know others feel the same way, too. I was feeling pretty stupid afterwards and thinking, "I wish I would have said this instead of that," etc. My one chance at getting a reading and I feel like I blew it. Sigh... Oh well. :(
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