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06-06-2002, 11:42 PM
I'm new to your group.
I just returned from John Edward's seminar here in the New Orleans area tonight.
I knew that my chance of being read
were slim and am glad for the people who were. I'm surprised at how depressed I am, though, that my family and friends did not come through.
06-06-2002, 11:51 PM
I have been in the same place as you have. I have gone to three seminars and not had a direct reading from JE. One thing that helped me though was to recall (I took really good notes) the things that did come through and ask yourself if any of them could have been also meant for you. These are called "me toos." I know that really helped me after my first seminar. It was like my sister was there at the seminar, but letting others---who really needed a reading---come though.
Also, meditate, or start meditating if you haven't yet. This will help put you in direct contact in some cases with your loved ones on the other side.
I am a very positive person, so I try to always look on the bright side of things. Remember, as JE says, you were meant to be at that seminar for a reason. Look for that reason and recall how great it felt to be there with all that "energy." That amazes me at each seminar I go too....how much energy that the otherside can generate.
Love, light,and peace,
06-06-2002, 11:53 PM
Welcome to the group Renee.
I've had that let down feeling too after a seminar. Nearly heartbroken, I had a good cry. What really helped me through is the knowledge that the people who were supposed to get a message at the seminar did. Knowing that my loved ones can come through to me anytime, anywhere also helped to ease the sadness I felt after that first seminar.
You're not alone, some of us have been there too.
(((( Renee )))) a hug for you.
06-07-2002, 12:14 AM
Dear Pooh and Tammy,
Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding. Really need that tonight.
You may think me ungrateful to the other side, but the truth is that I get messages from them all of the time. The trouble is that I was hoping for validation tonight so I wouldn't have to just wonder if I'm crazy. Especially about a mission that I truly feel that a deceased total stranger sent me on to deliver a message of love
to someone named Tammi.
That mission started out very well and has ended up badly at least for the time being.
There were "me toos". One reading
contained the words "alcoholic" "father"
"pink roses with thorns" "firefighter"
"Nicky". Thanks again
06-07-2002, 06:52 AM
We had a me too experience at the Columbus seminar. "Two women ,,,impact,,, Meg,Margaret. " My mother in law was named Margaret who died in a car accident with a friend. But John told hubby to "hold that thought" Hubby was dissapointed. The women being read was across from us.:( My first seminar and I was really pumped up but left feeling so let down. My next seminar I didn't go with such high expectations and enjoyed it so much more.
Welcome to our family, Renee. Many people on here have not been to any seminars yet and thrive on their descriptions. Please tell us everything you can remember about the seminar. There may be other descriptions of New Orleans that show up on here but everyone sees different things and we love it all.
Renee, I heard that the venue had two big screens, so one camera could focus on JE on the platform, and another on the person being read. Attendees were able to see reactions from both parties during the reading by using these screens.
That had to be a big plus!
06-07-2002, 08:10 AM
The venue did have two screens. I was wishing they had done what you said and showed John on one and the person being read on the other. Instead, you either saw John or the person on both.
John didn't ask people to stand up as they were being read until the end. So, often you saw a group of people but couldn't tell who was being read. I guess they are working the kinks out of the system.
John didn't leave the stage during the seminar, and there was lots of security
two guys in black suits (looked like g-men) who, I suppose, where his security people and, I think, at least four police officers from Kenner, Jefferson Parish, and maybe private Pontchartrain Center security.
I wondered why so much security but read on one of the Friends' Communities' message boards that he has had threats. Is that right?
06-07-2002, 08:48 AM
There were many cases of psychic amnesia last night. Everyone laughed, of course, but I could see myself blanking with a mike shoved in my face.
John said that with one woman in another venue it got so bad that he asked everyone to take out their driver's licenses and re-familiarize themselves with their names. :-)
He also talked about Shelly Peck and her passing last June almost exactly a year ago. He wondered why she was taken when now more than ever there was so much work to be done.
He said that Shelly seemed to have the special knack of getting the very recently deceased to come through. One man that he told us about who came to him and Shelly had just lost his wife the day before. They asked why he was here and he said "Because here is where I can talk to her."
John said that he teased Shelly about her getting so many people who had just crossed, and she shot back with "Well, I'd rather do that than do what you do. You're Mr. Tragedy."
He said that was true. He got the worst tragedies and that his wife, Sandra, said she didn't know what dark side of his personality allowed him to connect with these spirits, and I got the feeling that she was also wondering how he could take it.
06-07-2002, 08:53 AM
John said that he understood why Shelly was taken when September 11th happened. He thinks that she's still helping the recently deceased but now from the other side.
BTW, I got an e-mail this morning from firefighter Nicky's Tammi and I'm feeling much better and more confident that that "me too" was for her and me.
You people are the best. I've really needed a group like this to share some of my experiences with.
06-07-2002, 09:34 PM
I spent a few days in New Orleans before the Seminar and flew back today. John Edward, as always was absolutely great. I marvel at his patience.
I do recall one particular case of psychic amnesia. I don't remember the exact details of what information was coming through, but the person being read was an older gentleman. John tried talking really loudly into the microphone, because he was hard of hearing, but he still wasn't getting what he was saying, so he handed it to his wife. They were both denying several pieces of information that came through. It became evident they were trying to connect with a son and I don't think they were keeping an open mind that others may come through or that extended family and friends can also come through.
John worked really hard to get the messages through and he did it with grace, compassion, and extreme patience. I really felt for the couple. They wanted to hear from their son so desparately. They were trying to stretch things to fit and if it didn't fit, they wouldn't realistically consider anyone else coming through. They were finally able to validate the person JE was connecting with. When John realized what the problem was, he explained they may not hear from their son, but he is still with them and is okay. He asked them to open their minds to anyone who was trying to come through and that he believed their son was going to eventually come through, but would be brought through courtesy of their extended family.
I really felt for the couple because the audience kept laughing in places I didn't really feel it was appropriate. It was the Yes you do have an Uncle George kind of thing. I know that can seem humorous at the time, but I felt these people really needed the reading. I think this was new to them and they weren't as familair with the process as a lot of others. I think getting a case of psychic amnesia would be so unnerving if you were trying hard and everyone was laughing.
I have some more throught n the Seminar, so I will post on a separate message.
06-07-2002, 10:03 PM
I can certainly identify with the feelings of disappointment you initially had after the Seminar. I am fighting with the same thing. This was my second Seminar. I understand JE's slice of the cake analogy. I got so much from the first Seminar. My intention with that one had been to just soak up everything he said and feel the incredibly energy while he works. I didn't really want a reading until my sister could be there and she couldn't make it to the first one. This time she was there and I desparately wanted a reading, which didn't happen.
There were also some Me Toos for me, but it still feels hard. The problem is I am feeling angry with my loved ones on the other side, because I felt our relationship was special. I don't want to feel this way. I know I will eventually work through these feelings, but it will take some time.
I didn't feel I got as much from the Seminar as I had hoped, becasue I didn't feel focused. In Wichita, I got there 3 hours early, becuase I wanted to be near the front. I am a visual person and it was important to me that I could see John while he did his thing. Waiting in line all that time really helped me focus on why I was there and what I wanted to accomplish. This was a much larger venue with assigned seating. Not having to wait was great, but I didn't feel very connected with family on the other side since I didn't have all this time to reflect. And it was so noisy when I got to the New Orleans Seminar. I could hardly hear myself think until John stepped out.
I did like the big TV screens. They were a nice touch. One thing I have always liked about JE is that I feel he really enjoys connecting with people -- I am referring to the people he is reading. He likes to make eye contact with them every so often and that really appeals to me. People weren't standing when they were being read in the beginning and it felt awkward, becasue John was looking at the screen instead of the real person, because he couldn't tell who he was actually reading until the camera zoomed in on them. If I ever get a reading in a venue that large, I am going to stand, because I need the eye contact.
06-07-2002, 10:23 PM
One more thing -- maybe. ;) I went to the Seminar with the same friend I went to the Wichita Seminar with. She was checking out the people in our section and said she noticed there were at least 5 people near us who had also been to the Wichita Seminar. Some of them did look familair, but I couldn't be sure. If so, that was cool. I always think about how John once talked about the way people are grouped together at Seminars and in the gallery, almost as if we are grouped together by the other side.
I also have a question for the veteran Seminar attendees. I want to ask a question at a Seminar and the answer to my questions is probably more important for me than actually getting a reading. I don't know the proper ettiquette. Some people raise their hand on the first batch of questions and literally leave them up the entire Seminar unless John asks people to put their hands down as he did at New Orleans. Does John select someone or does his staff pre-select someone while he is doing a reading? Sometimes, I see him pick someone, but sometimes the staff comes around to a certain section or row while he is doing a reading and in these cases someone who has had their hand up forever gets to ask a question. Maybe persistence pays off.
I take my hand down when he moves to another side of the room or starts a reading, because it doesn't seem courteous to me. How do I improve my chances of getting to ask a question?
06-07-2002, 10:41 PM
I totally identify with your feelings of anger. I am having them, too, and it began to occur to me today that some of the reason for that may be that I have some unresolved grief over the deaths of my loved ones, especially over my father's death in 1995. I didn't get to say goodbye and we didn't get along.
Although I have felt my father come to me to apologize for a lot of things ( a HUGE gift and so liberating), and I have had my own apologizing to do, I think that I was looking for him to come through as a sign that he forgives me and finally accepts me for who I am.
I was also looking for a validation of a psychic message that I received last fall.
I got a "me too" about both of those issues, but like you said, I still felt doubtful (and I usually do not really doubt these experiences) and negative and angry and guilty about what I perceived as my selfishness at wanting to be read.
Today has brought more healing and understanding, I think, although there is more of both to acheive.
Thanks for writing. Wish I would've known you last night so that we could've seen each other.
06-08-2002, 09:47 AM
I thought the New Orleans Seminar was wonderful! I left it absolutely on a high. No, I didn't get a reading, but the experience of seeing John connect with other people and other spirits is exillerating.
Afterwards we stopped by the hotel resturant and talked to several people who had been at the Seminar. None of them had been read but they were pretty positive about it all. There were people who had flown in from New York, Texas, North Carolina, Michigan. One gentleman runs a tv station and he said his station would be carrying CO beginning in August, and he was there to get some personal experience of what it was all about.
John was twenty minutes late coming out, but that could be because the audience was still coming in. They showed several episodes of CO over on the big screens, including Afterlife Lifestyles and Confessions of a Cranky Psychic. John stepped out from between the curtains with no fanfare, no introduction. He was just suddenly there. Of course, as soon as everyone realized, 'Hey, that's John' the applause began. He talked for about thirty minutes, shared stories about himself and was very funny. Then he opened up the floor for questions.
The first question was "I want to know if my brother (or sister) is all right." Then John had to explain that wasn't the type question to ask but he did go on to read her. He is amazingly patient and kind.
I thought the audience was great in that they were very attentive and quiet. At least were we were--it was a very big room and at least 3000 people there, it could have been different in other parts of the room. At one point, John had everyone close their eyes and count to ten in their head, and it was completely silent. He said that's how he hears his information. Then he said, look at the curtain and picture something, now close your eyes and see that in your mind, and that's how he sees things.
One last thing, someone asked him if he could 'turn off' the messages and John told a story about working in a video store when he was a teen, and at that time he said he was always 'on'
He constantly told customers things about themselves, like telling a lady she was pregnant. She said no, came in a month later and said yes she was. Once he had his back to the counter and a customer came up, before they said a word he turned around and said, "Star Wars is out." The manager called him over and said, "John, it's probably a good idea to wait and let the customer ask for it first."
06-08-2002, 01:37 PM
Yes, I loved the stories about the video store, too! Especially the one about the woman who came in and John saw an astological chart on her face.
He said, "So, you must be an astrologer," to which she replied, "So what are you? A psychic?" :)
Glad you had a good time!
What restaurant did you eat at?
I'm in the service industry and we love people to love New Orleans!
06-08-2002, 03:55 PM
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn next door to the Ponchartrain Center and ate there most of the time. Went in to New Orleans one day and wandered around Canal and Bourbon Street--French Quarter.:jester:
Had dinner at Copeland's.
One thing I meant to add in my previous post---John was late coming out but he stayed an extra thirty minutes, so we were in no way short changed. At one point I heard someone tell him to take one more question, but he answered several after that and even did another reading.
Love New Orleans!!!
06-08-2002, 04:35 PM
I love hearing about the seminars. I wish I could attend more of them (even if JE doesn't really want us to.) It is such a "rush" just to be there. I read the earlier info on this thread and it sounds like it was a good experience for many.
It is good to hear you had such a wonderful time.
Love, light, and peace,
06-08-2002, 06:04 PM
Hi, I'm back, too, and I took notes (though I'm not sure how well I can decipher them now).:) I'm sorry that I didn't get to meet up with any of you, but my friend and I had to leave right after the seminar anyway because she couldn't take Friday off. We spent the day wandering around New Orleans--whew, was it hot!--and then lost track of time and had to fight rush hour traffic to get to the Pontchartrain Center.
The only other seminar I've been to was the one in Jacksonville this past March and there was a big difference. In Jax, there were less than 1500 people at the Radisson. The venue was 3 banquet rooms put together so it was a long shallow room with fairly low ceilings. There was no reserved seating and, even though I thought I was pretty far back in the line, I managed to sit in the 6th row. I enjoyed beign able to watch the expressions on John's face. They don't seem to come across as well on camera, in my opinion, maybe just because they don't do a lot of close-ups. When I first got my tickets, I thought I might get a reading because, when I finished jumping up and down in glee, I felt a sort of elated energy zip through me. But by the day of the seminar I wasn't feeling quite as connected to my relatives. I did, however, ask them to let me know they were with me somehow if they couldn't get through to John. Well, I ended up being so wrapped up in John and the other readings that they would have had to hit me over the head with a sledgehammer to let me know they were there. I just wasn't paying any attention. Sure, I was a little let down after that seminar, but it was such a great experience that I got over it quickly.
This time around I didn't think much about getting a reading. I certainly didn't expect one, even if I did talk to my relatives at this one. Hey, it never hurts to try, does it? I was just so fascinated by the first seminar that I wanted to go to another one. On the way to NO, I saw a billboard that reminded me of my grandfather so I said thanks, just in case. Maybe he was literally sending me a sign in sledgehammer fashion.
The Pontchartrain Center was HUGE. There were 3 sections on the floor. My section had about 30 rows with 25-30 seats in each row (I was in C 25) so there around 2000 people just on the floor! Behind us were bleacher sections. John liked the fact that there were big numbers above each section that made it easier for him to direct the microphones to the right spot. Like one person said, it was very noisy in there at first. With the incredibly high ceiling and concrete floor, everything really echoed. John had good amplifiers, though, and people stayed really quiet (something I noticed at the Jax seminar, too). His voice still bounced around a bit so at least 2 people with hearing problems had a difficult time when he was talking to them. He also had a hand-held mic again, so we didn't get to see the famous hand rub. John didn't pace as frantically as he did in Jacksonville. I'm not sure if that was because he felt less confined on this bigger stage, if he had less excess energy, or if he was trying to stay still for the camera. I was thankful for the 2 big screens, though it was still hard to see who was being read. Sometimes the cameraman couldn't seem to figure it out either. John said he was still getting used to the screens. He told us that the first time he used them at a seminar, he thought he was "boring the crap out of everybody" because when he looked out at the audience, no one was looking at him. Then he realized that everyone was staring to the right or left at his image on the screens.
Wow, this is getting a kind of long and I haven't even gotten to anything I took notes on! I'm going to take a little break and post about some of the actual readings a little later. These readings seemed to get a bit wilder than the ones in Jacksonville and John is right about getting some really tragic stories. How's that for a teaser?
Great post, Felice! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you and the others.
06-08-2002, 09:28 PM
Felice and Unicorn,
Glad you enjoyed New Orleans! Maybe John will come in October sometime (our best month weatherwise).
Why doesn't John want people to attend many seminars?
Felice, do you have the notes from the reading of the lady on the back row of the floor who had plane crash, Hawaii, alcoholic father, pink roses with those, Nick or Nicky and firefighter? As I remember more and more of that
reading, the "me toos" just pile up.
There are a couple of things that I think I remember about that reading but am not sure. I should have taken notes of other readings like you and Pooh.
What is the difference between a "me too" and "relative stealing"? :lwink:
06-08-2002, 09:30 PM
Meant "pink roses with thorns".
06-08-2002, 10:13 PM
Relative stealers are people who keep insisting the info is for them although they are in a completely different area than John is being pulled -- or JE will say he is hearing from someone with an LD sound like Linda or Lindsay and they will say "Yes, that's my Aunt Matilda" for example and it doesn't match the info coming through.
Me Toos are common threads from someone else's reading that may apply to you. He is not communicating with your family directly. For example, there was a woman in the balcony section whose mother came through and said she was a little frustrated because her daughter kept insisting that she wasn't getting any signs or validations from her mother on the other side. She wanted her daughter to stop saying that, becasue she was sending little validations each day. Her daughter was looking too hard or not hard enough -- I don't remember exactly how John put it. This was a Me Too for me. This cold have been my mother, except that I was sitting in a different area and I know my mother wouldn't have came across angry. That's not my mother's nature. With a Me Too you share the message although it wasn't intended specifically for you. I hope that made sense.
06-09-2002, 05:45 PM
OK, for Renee, I'll start with the firefighter reading. Again, my notes and memory are sketchy but here's what I've got. This was the 7th reading (really the 7th group--you know how he can start with one person, then read all the others around them, too). The first thing John got was the crash of a commercial airliner. Someone in the right area tried to claim it, but their person had crashed in a private plane. John kept insisting that it was a commercial plane and a woman spoke up. John then said that either the person worked on the plane or worked with her and the woman validated that it had been a co-worker of hers. He then mentioned a Hawaii connection--the woman's best friend lives there. Her dad had passed and there was a drinking problem (I can't remember if the father had a drinking problem or if it was someone else). Anyway, that person apologized for not appreciating her attempts to help. John then got a Nick or Nicky--the woman had a great-aunt Nick. John saw someone who was burned, but did not pass from it. The woman's father had been a firefighter and had burns. John said the man must not have been a firefighter his entire life; he saw other jobs. He then mentioned a Robert and dad's sister being with him. He also got someone crossed over who was mentally unbalanced and needed medication--the woman validated that as a great-uncle. John then said that her dad was concerned about her back and acknowledged some sort of real estate venture. Then last piece of information that came through was a warning to be careful about the Internet, possibly connected to the real estate thing, but John wasn't sure about that.
The 4th reading was a bit strange. It's interesting to note all the different reactions to a reading, from skepticism to psychic amnesia to too-much-information. I try to stay patient with everyone because I suspect if someone stuck a microphone in my face I would be the psychic amnesia sort. During the reading before, a young blond woman was practically jumping out of her seat. I guess some of the things connected strongly with her. John did finally acknowledge her and he had a hard time keeping her calm and quiet. She kept blurting out things. John really seems to have developed more patience than he used display in the early days of CO, but, boy, this woman sure must have tested his limits. He also thought it was odd that she was so excited, because the story was not pretty. He saw a spotlighted passing, somthing well-known in the whole state. There a flag date connection and a Michael (a living son--not the blond's, but the woman next to her who I think may have been her mother). John got a kidnapping and then someone who was shot in the head. The blond then informed everyone that her brother had been kidnapped and her father shot the kidnapper in the head. John hesistated over the saying the next bit, noting that he had gotten in trouble in Houston for saying something similar when the media picked up on it. When the family piped up that the shooting had happened in Texas, John went on to say there had been a cover-up of some sort, which both women readily acknowledged. John also said the kidnapper was claiming to be family or in the family circle of energy. The older woman understandably said she didn't want him in her circle of energy, but when prompted by John, admitted the kidnapper had not been a stranger. John mentioned a drug dependency issue that was being working on from both sides. He said he was getting a jealous/rage energy and that the kidnapper didn't hurt the son the way some people thought. It was one of those "what you think happened did not happen" messages. The woman did acknowledge that she knew the kidnapper would not have physically hurt her son. John mentioned an Edward or E-name connection to the kidnapper. Then a father came through who had cancer to the stomach. the last thing to come through was someone who was acknowledging 4 marriages or 4 significant relationships, which I don't think either woman figured out. The woman sitting on the other side of my friend told her that she remembered that whole kidnapping incident. I belive it happend in Texas about 4 years ago. When the kidnapper was caught by police, the father showed up at the airport and shot the guy in the head, in front of camera crews. The father was never prosecuted.
That reading led to my favorite reading of the night. It had lots of very clear and specific details. Most readings don't make me cry. I feel sympathy, but I also am so comforted by the whole process that I can't feel very sad. However, this reading made me laugh and cry. This woman was so utterly adorable and bubbling with excitement that I got caught up in the reading. After the kidnapping reading, John pointed to the other side of the bleachers and said someone else had a similar story--a kidnapping, but maybe not quite so dramatic. This woman acknowledged that her daughter (passed) had an ex-husband who had kidnapped his son. John mentioned a B name and a recent birthday--one of the woman's other daughters, Barbara, had recently had a birthday. John then said that Barbara was probably pregnant. This woman went nuts, she was so excited to be a grandmother, making us all laugh. But when John asked her if her daughter was pregnant, she said " I don't know!" I guess she watches the show and knows that John is rarely wrong about babies, which I think is wonderful compensation for getting all the horrible tragedies he gets. The woman then said her daughter had been trying hard to get pregnant. John wanted her to call her daughter right then and there, but she didn't have her daughter's number with her. John was laughing at her excitement, too, and commented that he wished he would have someone like her in the gallery since most of the New Yorkers who come demand name, rank and social security number before they'll believe anything he says. He went to say there was a Dora or Dorothy (Doris is her sister-in-law), a middle name that was passed down, and her mother was also there, claiming to be a gypsy (he meant very intuitively psychic). Her mother was teasing her about walking in on someone at an inappropriate monent. She couldn't connect with this, but John kept insisting and she finally had one of those "ooo-ooohhh" moments that made everyone giggle. It sounded like maybe there was a minor family scandal there. Her daughter made a reference to some homemade crunchy candy, then the place where her mother sits and talks to her, and wind chimes, which was an acknowledgement of her other sister in the audience. Then John mentioned a male figure to her daughter's side, the a 20 connection. At first he thought it was a male cousin, but it turned out that the woman had a son who drowned 20 years ago. That's what got me teary-eyed. I'm always the most sad during the readings where someone loses a child and it's even worse when it's more than one child. Poor lady. John then told her he felt like she was a special woman because she had forgiven her family 5 different times and allowed people back in her house twice, though she wouldn't let them cross certain boundaries. She validated this without elaborating. John told her he was getting a slot machine reference and that she must have won. She admitted that her and her deceased daughter had won at the slots shortly before her daughter crossed. John went on to describe the slot machine as having shamrocks on it, which was also correct. John brought up a medical caution about someone who was retaining water but not taking the water pill and she said that was probably her. The reading ended on a very sweet note as John told her those on the other side were honoring her for being the first woman to do something. She told us she was the first woman president of the Louisiana chapter of the Knights of Columbus and we all applauded her. Not only was this reading sad, funny, and sweet, but it was so darn accurate. John kept giving detail after detail and the woman validated almost everything. I love those really clear readings.
Hmm, I do tend to be a bit long-winded, don't I? I don't really have time for more--I'm going on vacation for a week or so. If this thread is still around when I get back, I might post some more as long as I'm not repeating what others have said. I can't wait to hear about this weekend's seminars. I hope everyone had/has a great time.
06-09-2002, 08:56 PM
Thanks so much for the info. There were a TON of me too's for me in that reading.
The lady who won at the slots with her daughter was precious. She was so excited, and John really seemed to love her demonstrativeness.
Hope you have a great vacation! Rest well.
06-13-2002, 07:24 PM
Hi, my name is Trish and I was one of those fortunate enough to get a reading in New Orleans. My daughter and grandson (13) were with me. We were on the 14th row on the far right end. He seemed not to hesitate a bit when he came to us. He came right over and pointed right to me. Then said the woman in the turquoise. I said, "Me?" He said, "Yes, You."
I will tell you it is the strangest thing. I knew I would get a reading, I felt it. I had prayed all week and talked to my husband to please come through to us. My daughter was having areally bad time missing her dad. I was one of those who couldn't hear. I could hear him perfectly until he came to me, then I felt like an idiot. My daughter kept telling me what he was saying.
He said my husband wanted to thank me for telling him to go on that I had pleaded with him to stay and finally I said, "Go on." That is exactly how it was. He died 1 year ago June 20.
He also mentioned a kitten with one eye and just the week before my son found a kitten on his door step with a missing eye. I was amazed. He said my husband knew what was going on and for me to tell my son. Which I did. They had given the cat to a neighbor to look after and guess what? That kitten is back today and brought another one with it!
We really enjoyed the seminar and stayed next door at the Hilton. How we came about going is a story in itself and I won't bore you with that, but my daughter had to see John Edward and I went to his website and there he would be in NO. She was on temporary duty with the Navy at that time in NO!!!! She is since back here so we drove back to NO for the seminar.
He is truly a gifted man.
06-13-2002, 07:28 PM
By the way, does anyone remember my reading and does anyone have notes. The man next to us took some for us, but I wondered if anyone else did. I wish it had been taped for T.V.
Welcome to our JohnEdwardFriends forum, Trish. What an awesome Father's Day validation for you and your daughter! Positively awesome! I love the one-eyed cat story... (where's the cynics with that one?).
Stop in to our chat on Sunday evening (9pm EDT) and tell us more about your reading and how you came to show up at the seminar.
To get to our chat page, just click the link at the bottom of the page (the first time you have to go through some registration mumbo-jumbo, but thereafter one click and you're in).
Welcome to the board, Trish!
I had wondered whether the N.O. Seminar was taped for television; guess you answered my question.
06-13-2002, 08:03 PM
Welcome to JEFriends Trish. It is always good to have another 'friend' join the group. Getting a reading is possibly one of the most validating experiences anyone can have. Most of us are waiting for that experience - one way or the other.
Look around, ask questions anytime - always glad to help.
06-13-2002, 08:26 PM
Felice probably has notes for your reading. She gave notes on some others above. She's on vacation, and I think will be back next week.
I loved the one-eyed cat story, too. I was there sitting in Section 203, Row M.
06-13-2002, 08:46 PM
Wow I am so glad to see other folks in New Orleans! I wish I could have gone to the seminar but that was not possible for me. I have a coworker who went and I am still trying to catch up with her so she can tell me the details. I am so happy all of you had such a wonderful experience! :-)
06-23-2002, 08:31 PM
Well, here I am, finally. I was in New Orleans, but my work and family have been non-stop since I got back, and this is the first chance I've had to get on line! I remember Trish's reading, but didn't take notes. I thought it was so brave of her when John said that she was able to stop asking her husband to stay, and tell him it was ok to go. My significant other had a "ME TOO" experience. Maybe someone else remembers more about this reading. I am not even sure where the person being read was sitting. But I think she was down on the floor, on John's right. Anyway, in the middle of this reading he said something about a white poodle named Pepe or some kind of P name, who had passed of old age. The woman couldn't validate that. My fiance's good friend who died recently had a white poodle named Pepe who died of old age last year. We're sure that Pepe was just frolicking around, enjoying a body that is young and agile again, and that means his master, my guy's friend, couldn't have been far away! He just probably didn't want to stand in line to talk to John! Pepe was a special little pup, they tell me. It's always important to me when John mentions pets, because I lost a really special 18 year old cat/friend in January.
06-24-2002, 05:02 PM
OK, here's what I have from Trish's reading. I hope I can still decipher my squiggles.
First, John got a male to the side, who seemed like a kind of difficult energy. Trish denied her husband was difficult, but then John said he must have given her a hard time about finances because he was rather old-school, a little insecure and liked to be in control. She had asked him to stay, but then told him it was OK to go, telling him he would be met by the younger male--which he was. John had a bit of a problem phrasing the next part because Trish's grandson was there. He eventually said that the man he was getting was very flirty with women, but then John negotiated terms with Trish and her daughter until they settled on "playful." Next, John brought up the glass eye or the missing eye, which they didn't understand until he said it was an animal and the animal lost the eye in a fight with another animal. John brought a problem with the water heater or the plumbing--something that had been looked at recently (I think). The last piece of information he gave out was the name Maggie.
Trish, I hope that helps you remember your reading. It sounds like everything fell into place very smoothly for you to be there--some meddling from the Other Side? And how is the kitten doing?
06-24-2002, 07:05 PM
Hi Felice, Thanks for your reply.
I wish I had heard more when JE was talking, it wasn't him, it seemed like I was dumb struck! As he says, psychic amnesia!
The part about the man being hard to get along with, it sounded so much like my dad and he had a sister named Maggie, so I think he was pushing through too. My husband wasn't difficult until his last days. He always let me have my way about things.
He said something about being unfaithful, I wonder if that was my dad, not that I know anything like that but I don't know.
That cat is doing o.k. In fact it brought its mother and another kitten to my son's house!! My husband has a younger nephew that passed and we also lost a baby when I was about 6 months and it was a boy.
John always says to listen and let whoever decides to come through but I had it so in my brain that it would be my husband and my husband alone, that I kinda blew it.
By the way, the drain pipe that my washing machine drains into is stopped up and I have called a plumber to come out tomorrow. It started overflowing in the back everytime I would try to wash.
I remember telling John thank you and him saying "You're very welcome. Thank you again.
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