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06-09-2002, 06:49 PM
:jumper: It was fantastic!!! No one in our group got read, but the people who were in line in front of us got read, the people sitting next to us got read, and my brother caught a t-shirt (he's like a t-shirt maganet, everytime there is a t-shirt toss someplace he gets one). The energy of the place was just incredible. There were so many JE friends there! Pam took pictures and I am sure she will post them as soon as she can. I am the amazon in polka dots. We were about 7 rows back and a little off of center on the right side of the stage.
I didn't take notes, but I am sure that with all of us there someone has a better recollection of events then me. The people who needed readings got them, that is for sure. In typical JE fashion he had us laughing one second and crying the next. The people who were in line in front of us were there to connect with thier son who was shot in the head 2 days before Mothers Day. I just wanted to hug the mother so bad. It broke your heart to look at the pain in her face. I hope that this brought her some comfort. This reading wasn't all sad, though. The couple had thier other son with them and John asked if he was wearing anything of his brothers. The kid (he was about 16-19, I am really bad about guessing age) said yeah this is his shirt. John went on and said, "I am supposed to tease you about wearing his underwear." The kid said, "Actually, I think these are his." The whole room cracked up!
There was another woman across the room who lost several relatives including her husband in a short period of time. John asked her about a relative with a "b" name and she said that was her husband, Bob. He kind of looked like that wasn't quite right and asked if there was another name he went by. She thought a minute and said his mother called him "Booby". Booby's wife had us all in tears, too. Her husband said that he made her strong even though all through life she called the shots. She said that was true. JE said something like prior to Bob's passing they had had a conversation about her being on her own and she didn't think she could do it even though he told her she would be fine. She said that was true. I don't know why but this just blew me away. John told the woman that when the closet door is open just a crack that is her husband letting her know he is there, because in life she would get annoyed or iratated when he did that. She also added that he popped light bulbs. This woman was very moved by John's reading and I think it touched all of us, too. I know this sounds really corny, but you could feel the love between these two people.
One of the last readings (I think 3rd to last) was a family who had 2 priests in Argentina and one was coming home soon. The people were right next to us, so maybe in the fall everyone will get to see my mug on tv. Anyway, as we were leaving an older lady about mid-60's ish leaned over to the people with the priests and asked if they were from a certain area. They said yes, they were. Are the priests affiliated with xxx church? The people said, yes they are. Why? She said that is where I live, too. I go to that church. How weird that in a huge ballroom of 1400 people these families who didn't know each other but had people in common found each other.
It was a great time and I am sure that everyone will fill in my many memory gaps. I am just too tired to type any more. It was so great to meet everyone! -Beth
06-09-2002, 07:14 PM
Thanks for sharing your commentary with us. I wanted to be at that seminar in the worst way but it was not to be - maybe next time. You rather reminded me of me while reading your post. I could not quit thinking about all of the readings that happened and how touching it was to have a family read right behind us. John was in the audience then so he stood right beside us. It was a most wonderful experience. Glad you had a chance to go and especially a chance to meet everyone. That is what I missed.
Thanks again, can't wait for more.
06-09-2002, 07:51 PM
What a great experince! My hands started to tingle right before JE came into the room - I was so excited.
The reading of the kid who dead of a gunshot really stuck with me also for some reason. I do have a question. Why the heck was he carrying around a loaded pistol in his car? His dad said he always carried a handgun in his car. Verry tragic. I am glade they got a reading. I cant wait for another seminar!
06-09-2002, 08:46 PM
Oh great. More seminar experiences. Thanks Retro. For someone who didn't take notes you certainly did a good job remembering. I can feel the excitement when i read your post. Looking forward to the photos and more expereiences from the others that were there.
love and kisses
06-10-2002, 12:11 PM
I have to say that I was pretty much a full believer before yesterday, but now- having seen John in person- I can't see how anyone could be there and NOT believe! Not being read didn't take a thing away from the experience! The different readings were so amazing, touching, funny, heartlifting.........so incredible!
John in person is sooooo cool! I don't quite know how to say it, but he seems, like, softer in person! I am not referring to his physique, which as that one woman pointed out was looking pretty buff, but his personality, his voice etc. Psychic Pit Bull doesn't seem quite accurate once you see him up close! I guess all of the editing involved with CO on tv takes a lot away from his tone of voice, expressions etc. After seeing him, I just feel like, in addition to his obviously incredible gift/talent/ability, he seems like such a very cool and likeable person! He gives off such a warm, funny energy!
Now that I have attended one seminar, I am truly addicted! I will be anxiously looking forward to seeing him again!
It was great to see the few of you there that I got a chance to meet. I look forward to getting to know you and hear more from you all!
Quite the experience isn't it?
Some awesome validations!
It continually amazes me on how, so many times, he could take the easy-out... especially when someone responds to a very complex validation -- one which you'd think no one was going to get. And then he says, "Sorry, no, that's not it."
Every time he does that his credibility reasserts itself for me, because he always finds the right "owner".
06-10-2002, 02:36 PM
I forgot about the lady who commented on his buffness! That was so funny! Johns face just didn't just turn red, I think his entire head and neck turned red, too. He quickly changed the subject.
Since I got some sleep I remembered some more stuff. There was reading for a couple right in front of the stage and he kept asking about the son. The couple said they didn't have a son. JE said well did someone have a son after this person left? They said no. He kept on with it someone has a son. He asked them if the woman was pregnant and they were quiet for a second and said not that they knew about. He said that this person (I think it was the mans father) was acknowledging the son. The man said, "Well, we are trying." John gave them a big smile and said, "Okay." And that got a big "aawww" from the audience. It was very sweet.
A lady asked a question about pets, I think it was something like how do they come through to him. The next two readings had pets in them. He looked at the lady who had asked the question and said that he was gonna blame her if everyones pets started coming through and everyone had a good laugh. Maybe an hour or so later he was doing a reading and just stopped and looked in the direction of the lady who had asked the pet question and just stared at her for maybe 5-10 seconds. Then he let out this sigh and went back to the reading and said, "Did you have a bird?" It was so funny! That lady had to have a great sense of humor!
He did a ton of readings. He talked only for about half an hour then launched into readings. We had alot of "me too" validations with the people around us who got readings. The people right next to us (the family with the 2 priests in Argentina) who was getting read were getting busted from the otherside about not watersealing thier deck. John said, "They are showing me Thomsons Waterseal." Later on he said that they were showing it to him again and there must be a Thomas connection. My brother is Thomas (Tom) and was sitting right next to the guy who needed to seal his deck. When he went to the woman right after that who had a South American connection, too, he kept insisting that someone collected tigers. My mom collects tigers. He also mentioned May 11th to the woman and my husbands birthday is May 10th. I believe someone near us had an early October connection and my mom's birthday is Oct. 4. He also mentioned Peter and Paul near us and that is my grandpa and his twin brothers names. I think even if we don't get a reading our loved ones let us know the they are near.
I don't know if anyone else has this feeling, but I feel like I am sending out a "John Edward Afterglow". I have this fantastic energy today. I feel like I want to hug everybody and help everybody. I was kind of questioning myself and my spiritual path and this experience helped so much. I saw first hand how healing and cleansing his job can be. ((((((hugs)))))))) for all those who attended and all those who attended in spirit.
06-10-2002, 05:13 PM
I have literally spent the whole day trying to put my experience, into words!! So many wonderful things happened yesterday, I am completely overwhelmed!
As most of you already know, I was not expecting a reading yesterday! I was definitely looking forward to seeing John in person, meeting some JE Friends, and most of all, the experience of watching the other side come through for those who truly needed it! There are no words to describe the energy I felt in that room!
One thing I was not feeling, was the anticipated "build up" of excitement prior to the seminar! I kept thinking that at some point my pulse would quicken, my hands would shake - I would feel that "buzz!" I was beginning to feel out of place sitting in the audience! I kept thinking, "What's wrong with me?"
I felt more like a student sitting in a classroom on the first day of class, wondering how the instructor would get me to learn his concepts and approaches.
When John came out, I had such a comfortable, familiar feeling about him! Not that I knew him personally, but like I was watching my brother on stage!
John's true abilities really shine through in person! Not just the psychic/medium thing, but his knowledge, sense of humor, compassion, and most importantly, his incredible ability to teach! One of my biggest frustrations, is that I have such a difficult time articulating my thoughts and experiences! There are times when someone may ask, "How do you know this?" and I am speechless! I honestly don't know how I know it, I just do! It's as if I have the practical awareness, without the technical understanding! This really interferes with sharing information!
Just imagine someone telling you to buy so many shares in a particular stock, BUT they can't or won't tell you why you should take this risk! Unless you have established a credible history with this individual, it's not likely that you will act on this "tip!" Now, let's say that you know this person very well, and they have always given you good financial advice in the past, you'll probably buy up the stock, no questions ask!
The latter example is how my spirit seems to operate! It never occurred to me that I should question the source of my
experiences/abilities! Somehow, maybe subconsciously, I already knew I had it on good authority! For me, this is my higher power, spirit guides and loved ones who have crossed! John's huge emphasis on teaching others about the process and sharing information, is a big reason why I ever started to question this stuff! It has been a blessing and a curse!:lwink:
Now, back to the seminar..............
The experience for me was everything that others say it was! Very emotional, lots of laughing and crying, very intense! But I have to say that for me, I felt more humbled by it, than anything else! As I sat there and witness the process of the other side desperately trying to be heard, feeling and seeing the enormous energy invested in this effort by the other side and John, I could not help but feel extremely honored and privedged to be in the same room!
Last night as I lay in bed doing my prayer thing, I was suddenly struck with the realization that I had experienced my biggest validation yet, from the other side! I knew that I didn't feel the need to be read and that if I did need to hear something from the other side, it would happen some how, some way! Up to this point, they'd always found a way!
I believe that, because I have always made a sincere, conscious effort to cav my higher power, guides, and loved ones, 24/7, I have established a true, loving and lasting connection with them all. If I'm keeping the "lines of communication" open, and truly listening with an open mind and willing spirit, there shouldn't be any new information!!
Now, you could say that my "NO news is GREAT news" approach is a passive acceptance of not being read! I might agree with you, IF I had not had so many indisputable validations prior to the seminar and IF I could give you scientific explanations for all of the many other amazing experiences I've had.......but I simply can't do that!
I positively know, that by NOT getting read by John yesterday, the other side was giving me a big "thumbsup" and the green light to keep doing what I'm doing!
:tsktsk:Oh, and DON'T even try to ask me how I know this, I just do!
P.S. Serious "buzzing" happening, here!!!!
06-10-2002, 06:06 PM
Paige, I agree with you 100%! Yesterday was my first seminar and I (of course) LOVED IT! I too did not feel any extra excitement waiting for him to come out. But when he did, I was following every word. I also agree with John when he told the family of the boy who got shot to listen to Josh Groban's CD, track #5, which is the song "To Where You Are". I mentioned this song awhile back because it is an excellent Crossing Over song. And it reminds me of my dad when I hear it! Yesterday when I got home I told my mom that I felt wrung out, I suppose that it was from all of the energy expended. I wonder if this is what John feels like after a seminar? But today I feel somehow full of energy like I have been "psychically" recharged. Oh what a feeling! Thanks to John and the people who made my whole wonderful experience possible. :jumper: :D Kim
06-10-2002, 06:58 PM
It was a wonderful energy charged seminar with many excellent validations, and a ton of laughs.
It is quite a thing after a gallery or seminar that will be televised. They gather the people up, brings out carts of food, hand out papers to read and sign, and take them away one by one for private questioning, pictures, etc.
They said it would probably air this fall. I think I've seen enough cameras in my face to last 2 lifetimes. Wanted to say,"Down in front Bub". Couldn't see JE very well with a camera and person 18 inches away from you.
The pacing, and more pacing across that stage was pretty intense at times. Did you kinda get the idea he like Chicago's energy.
He didn't answer as many questions at this seminar as Indy. With a theme emphasis on pets. That was so funny. He went right into readings and pretty much did solid readings for 21/2 hours. He must be exhausted. I know I was by the time I got home. Us left overs went for a nice meal at the hotel and yacked some more. A good time was had by all, and it was extra special to see old friends too.
Guess I better go, got a date in the chat room.
06-10-2002, 07:01 PM
Kim, "wrung out" is really a good term to decribe my after seminar feeling, too. Both my husband and I had headaches a few hours later and were so tired! From about 8 pm on I kept dozing off. I usually don't even get home from work until 11:30 pm so that is really weird for me. I slept so deep. Then today I felt great! Even my husband said, "Boy, you have got alot of energy today!"
Paige, you don't have to explain about no news is good news, I totally get it. We were talking on the way home and I said that I already know my loved ones are with me and I "got the message" before, so anything more would just be like a party trick. Nothing John could tell me would more powerful then things that have happened in my everyday life.
I am so happy for those people who did get read. Those people really needed to hear from thier loved ones. John said that those people who got readings were teaching souls who are supposed to help us to understand the process. I can't wait until the fall when they make the seminar into an episode (they could make it into a 2 1/2 hour special with all the great validations that happened) so that everyone can share the messages of the readings.
06-10-2002, 09:51 PM
Could it be we are all getting old? It was an energy draining day and I'm still paying for it. Tigger was really tired, baking that baby takes a lot of energy too!
But, it was certainly worth it. So many of the readings have been popping up all day and I've been able to enjoy them all over again.
06-11-2002, 09:32 AM
I couldn't figure out if I should post this separately or with everyone's happy remembrances from Chicago! :) There was an interview this morning on a local radio station with a lady who they described as a psychic. Her name was Pandora and she was at the seminar with two friends. She said they were channeling somewhat with John and the feeling had lasted for her until this morning. She was very complimentary of John and mentioned him being asked about animals coming through and when they asked her how convinced she was that he was the real thing, she said she was very impressed by him and was sure that although there were those out there who were not the genuine product, that he was. They asked her if he ever became emotional doing this kind of thing, one of the dj's, a girl named Toni, said she was a big fan of "Crossing Over" and said she was always becoming emotional and would cry during the readings. She said he sometimes became a little giggly but that he was always focused. And she said that sometimes he would warn of something that might not be pleasant in nature coming through. And yes, she was joking about how nice John's biceps were. ;) She also seemed to think the cameraman looked pretty nice too, and was joking about how he almost ended up in her lap. And that was how they concluded the interview joking about maybe getting a little off topic! :D Pandora said they did get her on camera briefly and she said she was the lady with the long red hair.
06-11-2002, 10:36 AM
Just wanted to say hello to everyone who attended the seminar.
RetroK, thank you and what a great re-cap of the seminar, well done! Wonderful readings, very emotional to say the least.
Koala--thank you for posting the name of Josh Groban's CD, track #5, which is the song "To Where You Are". I will see if I can download it and hopefully get it to Pam so she can put it up here.
It was soooo nice to see people again that I know, Don, Bea, Tigger2, Lin (Moon), Kate and our Pam, what can I say (((hugs))) to you all. And meeting Paige & her friend for the first time was great too. I enjoyed every moment of the day, and our dinner was nice, just to sit and chat. It was a good day :) and I am glad that I flew in for it. I wish I would of met more people from here :(
JE was exceptional of course and for him to take the time to come out after the seminar, which was a first for him, just to say hello to us was very moving for us all.
For the people who attended the seminar for the first time, glad that you enjoyed it and hope that it stays with you for quite some time.
What can I say? It was an awesome day. Sure, I got to talk to John privately, and I got my hug (I was bummed the first time I met him, that Laura was brave enough to get a hug and I wasn't!) But the best part, was hanging with Friends - new, and not so new.
Some of us from my home town took a train up to Chicago, and it was a nice opportunity to just sit and chat about everything under the sun. I FINALLY got to meet Paige, and let me tell you folks, she's even more awesome in person than she is in print. Her SO is just wonderful guy!
Once we got to the seminar, Carol brought Paul Shavelson (exec producer of Crossing Over) over to meet and shake hands. Paul is a sweet guy, and thanked me for the site, but of course, I told him it was all you guys, not me, that make it what it is.
It was great to see Don, Bea, and their beautiful daughter and a half, Tigger. It was nice to see moonshado, and Kate again too. I was also so happy to meet the new faces from this site! It's so nice to put faces with names!
I got to hang out a bit with Carol and Liz Arias (Liz is also a producer of Crossing Over) and show off pics of Zach, and talk about what it's like to travel all over for 3 and 4 days at a time. It's not really very glamorous work, and can be very tiring for them, living out of suitcases. I expressed my jealousy at their future trip to Australia. They are definately looking forward to their trip down under, and looking forward to meeting the folks there.
At that point my dear scrambled surprised me with a hug -- she finally got there! I teased her, saying Carol didn't want her to come to the seminar, to which Carol replied "It wasn't me that said that Pam, that was YOU" - we laughed and hugged all around.
The seminar itself, and the healing messages were, as always, awesome. Ditto on being totally annoyed by the camera guys in our faces. It wouldn't have been so bad, but the camera lens was the size of a dinner plate, and everytime he came near me, I felt like I had to sit up straight! ;) But the seminars always end too quickly. 2.5 hours fly by, when you are witnessing the awesome miracle of healing.
Carol and Paul had told me to hang out after the seminar, which I did, and Carol motioned me to follow her. I thought she was taking me to see Paul, but when the door opened, there was John in this tiny room, with his security guy stuffing a sandwhich in his face (I guess he wasn't worried about me, LOL) - John walked towards me with open arms, and we gave each other a warm hug. He asked "what's new?" with a grin, because he knew perfectly well what was new, and I whipped out my pictures of Zachary. He has Zachary pegged already - he knows that Zach will be getting away with murder because he's just too cute :) (yes, I know, I am not unbiased at all, LOL)
We chatted for a while, about several subjects, and Paul joined us. John's latest thing is that he wants to be tested physiologically - he wants to get hooked up and tested while he's communicating, to find out what's going on in his brain and body, during the process. When he talked about this, he talked like an excited kid, anxious to ride a new ride at an amusement park :) Then John asked Paul and his security guy if he could come out and say hello to the folks who had stayed because they had been read, and were doing "Follow ups." I followed John back out to the seminar, and went over to where Don, Bea, Tigger and Cyndy were waiting for me. I was pleasantly suprised to see that John had followed ME, and came to say hello. I introduced everyone....
This seminar will be seen next fall on Crossing Over. Whoever hears wind of it first (probably via a commercial announcement on TV) will let the rest of us know.
It was a great day, and I'm still high on the warm vibes from all my wonderful friends, that I am very, VERY grateful for!!!
06-11-2002, 12:57 PM
So, is feeling wiped out a fairly normal part of seeing JE in person? I know he mentioned that the staff sometimes feels that way even though he may be raring to go, but I didn't know that it would effect the crowd, too. I, like everyone else that I've read, was sooo tired after leaving the seminar and could barely keep my eyes open Sunday night. Then, yesterday, I felt great and full of energy. So much so that I had trouble falling asleep last night, which, since having my son two years ago, NEVER happens! :)
Also, was anyone else's, shall we say, posterior region more then a little sore? I guess that you're so focused on what's happening for that whole time period that you don't notice the chair underneath you or shift around to get more comfortable! I definitely felt it later Sun night though!
I feel a little bad about missing the chance to shake hands with JE, but I had no idea that was a possibility. I am a total wimp when it comes to things like hanging around after everyone starts to leave- just a big chicken that security would escort me out or something like that! Probably just as well though, my head might have exploded from too much sensory input in one day!
I must say that the Marriott people were a little disorganized in their crowd control etc., but they got it together eventually. It was nice that we got to go in and sit a bit early. That made the wait a lot easier! Security didn't seem as much of an issue as I've read about in other seminar posts. They weren't too particular about checking tickets either. Just kind of grab it, stamp the hand and move along! I was very disappointed/surprised that we didn't get to keep the ticket stub. :( Of all of the concerts/events that I have ever gone to,that was a first for me. I really wanted to laminate it and use it as a bookmark for all of the times that I re-re-re-read JE's books!
Well, that was just a few things that were tumbling around in my head!
06-11-2002, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by ladybug67
So, is feeling wiped out a fairly normal part of seeing JE in person? Kris:D
I guess it really depends on the individual? Some people are wiped out and some people are full of energy after a seminar or even a reading itself. Even traveling from NJ, I felt pretty good after the seminar to the time I got home that night. Body tired but mind still running. For me personally, after our one-on-one with him two years ago, when hubby and I got off the stage, we had soooooo much energy and excitement inside of us, it felt like we had just gotten off the fastest roller coaster ride in the world. We were so full of energy, raring to go, that we could have ran a marathon. It was incredible. Cyndy
06-11-2002, 04:29 PM
I just had the best weekend ever. EVER!!!
I got to meet a couple of you at the seminar, and that was wonderful. You made me feel welcome. Thanks. My friend and I were sitting in the row behind you, along the left side by the aisle. The lady in front of us got read.
I didn't. I wanted so much to hear from my Mom, but you know what? I knew I wouldn't. Because too many things happened that morning that shouldn't have happened - things that were orchestrated by Mom.
First was the brunch at the Marriott. Mom and I did fancy Sunday brunches very often. VERY often. I noted the little jellies on the table and thought to myself that those would be in Mom's purse if she was with me. Not two minutes later Deb says "I'm taking two and you take the other two". Great - now my best friend is channelling my mother! :eek: (I asked Deb if she brought baggies in her purse - Mom used to do that...empty her purse before we would hit one of those brunches....)
But the biggest validation of all was yet to come....
We got upstairs just before they started letting people in. I knew there would be a line, but holy cow...this was a LINE! We find the end of it. We are right behind two men, one in his mid-forties and the younger one was maybe 21. They are very friendly and we chatted with them about how long the line was, etc., while we were waiting. Amazingly, the line cranked right along - we actually walked slowly, without much in the way of stops, right through the whole thing!
Inside the ballroom, I spotted a section on the left side of the room with open seats about five rows back. I wanted to be on the left side, because the right ear is the one that still works a little so I needed it pointing at the stage area. We head over there. Coming down the aisle, we realize we are still behind these two men. They look back, smile, and we joke about following them anywhere. They step off and let the two crazy women by.
Deb and I get settled in our seats. We are bordering on hysterical, because after all the talking about it, we are actually THERE! The energy in the room defies words...the room was alive with it.
So there we are, chatting about how much fun Chicago is, how exciting it is to be in that room, how thrilled we are that we actually got to make this trip...and she says "hey - look at that!" I look and there are the two men we were behind in line, the two we followed down the aisle. They are sitting in the second row, middle section, just across the aisle. (Just behind and to the left of where ya'll were sitting.) Deb points over there and mouths to the older one, who is looking back and waving, "how did you do that?" He says something to the younger man, then looks back and motions that there is still one seat up there if we want to come up. We wanted to stay together - because this was OUR special experience - so we declined and thanked them. I told Deb we would need water for the duration (we still had 90 minutes before the start time), so I went downstairs to get it. I come back, come down that aisle....
And Deb ain’t where I left her.
I’m thinking "OMG - a thousand people and I lost Deb!" Then I hear my name, turn around, and there she is, in the second row, pointing at the aisle seat! All three are looking at me and beaming. Turned out the other seat wasn’t taken - there was room for us to sit there. So there we were, second row, middle section. We could count the hairs on the John's head! And we were still positioned where deaf woman here could hear best.
My first thought? "Thank you, Mom." And the realization that I knew this meant she would not be coming through to talk to me. I had my validation right there. Because by all rights, getting into line as late as we did, we had no right to have such great seats. Mom made that happen. I know she did. Her preferred seating in any large gathering like that was second row, on the left - because her right ear was her "good" ear too. She made sure I had what I needed to make the experience perfect.
I would have loved to have been read, but truth be told, those who were read needed it far more than I did. They needed something I already have - the knowledge that our "dead" do not leave us. That they are with us and watching over us and celebrating with us. That is why I wasn’t chosen. I already know those things. It did not diminish the experience one iota for me. I am so glad we went!
Amazing experience all around. I will go again in a minute - if he comes to the Twin Cities area....I'll be there. With bells on!
06-11-2002, 07:41 PM
Ladybug67, I agree with you about the tickets. I also wanted to keep my ticket, or part of it. I wonder if there is a way to obtain a used ticket to the Chicago Seminar? And yes about the question about posterior soreness. The girl that mom and I went up there with complained about it hurting. I myself was too engrossed with John and the whole event to even notice. PAM! I am so jealous of you! You got a hug from John! But nobody deserves one better than you. Thanks for all your hard work on this wonderful site. Kim :D :jumper:
Please please please don't anyone else say they are "jealous" of me. It's not that kind of a thing, and it makes me very uncomfortable. I know it's just an expression, but if I thought anyone would be "jealous" I wouldn't even have shared it.
When I talk to John, on the rare occasions that I have, it's totally focused on YOU, the members of the board, and expressing to him that he has an army of supporters.
Pam, thank you so much for sharing all of your seminar experience. We may never get our physical hug from John but I feel he hugged all of us when he hugged you.:)
06-12-2002, 12:05 AM
It's Wednesday already and I haven't posted. The seminar was great. While I would have prefered getting read, I knew it was not meant to be even before leaving NY. I felt bad for my neice, I would have liked my mother to come through for her. In any event, had we not had a plane to catch and all that, we would have hung around to see John. But, I do subscribe to the "everything happens for a reason" and if we're meant to be up close and personal with John, it will happen. Next time, if there is a next time, we'll probably plan a little differently to be able to spend more time whereever it is we end up. Anyway, I'm content with us being seated five or so feet away from him when he entered and exited the room. The readings were phenomenal, but many of you have already said that. Being new to alot of this, I didn't know much about the "me toos". Once we got home we were processing alot of what John said and the three of us all found the same "me toos". I also was even more impressed watching John work in person as I've always wondered what the whole process looks like with out all the editing. I can't wait until the show airs to see how they condense 2.5 hours into .5. I know it would be ridiculous to air the entire time but I've always felt so much is left out when I watch the show. Okay, I'm rambling and since I haven't totally sorted out how I feel about the whole day yet, I'll stop rambling!
06-12-2002, 12:41 AM
I need to stop by here more often. I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful day all of you that I was with. You are all such great people. Pam, thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet John. That was great. For those of you that don't know, I am 6 and half months pregnant...boy was that little baby just jumping around at the seminar. Guess she felt the energy too. I have never slept so well during my whole pregnancy. Grandma Fariedust even got to feel her jump around.
Take care. See you around
06-12-2002, 10:56 AM
WB Tigger, and congratulations!
06-12-2002, 11:40 AM
Yes, Sunday was awsome! We had excellent seats too, and watching John at work was well worth the effort. He is so down to Earth and friendly. It was all I thought it would be and more.
It was so nice to meet all our "Friends" from this board too. Thanks so much Pam for all the work you do here. If you ever need help with anything let me know, I would be glad to support this effort. I can't wait to see the pictures you took.
I was so overwhelmed when I left all we talked about for the rest of the night was what we witnessed. And we are still talking about it. Next time our husbands are going whether they like it or not! They are healthy skeptics and need to see John in action.
I loved the nun reading. John had asked the person if there was a "Mother Superior" in their family, and she insisted NO. No nuns, no overly religious person. Then after a few minutes she realized it was for an in-law who was a nun in the Vatican!!! And a Mother Superior she thought too! Pychic Amneisa in a bad way! Too funny.
Have a story to share:
I have never been in tune with my Sprit Guide, never even heard of it until I "met" John. Well, on Friday, I had gone to the bank and withdrew $400 and put the bank envelope in my jumper pocket. That was the last I saw of it. I didn't freak out right away, it wasn't until Monday that I was getting really upset. I had looked everywhere I could think of. Well, following John's advice, I sat down took a few deep breaths and asked my Spirit Guide to help me. Right then the idea to check where ever I had laid the mail Friday came to me.
AND IT WAS THERE!! Amazing. I am going to try to mediate and relax a little more often. I want to get his book "Connecting with your Spirit Guides" too.
Thanks for listing the name of the CD John was talking about, I didn't catch the name clearly and wasn't sure how to spell it. I'm going to look for it.
Thanks everyone for sharing, look forward to "hearing" from you again,
06-12-2002, 01:23 PM
Look here (http://www.johnedwardtalk.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4624) for the CD information. At least I think that's what you're talking about :)
Welcome to the group!
I can't add much to what's already been said, but can reenforce that getting to meet your friends from this board in person is absolutely priceless. I got to meet Moonshado, Pam and Cyndy again, which was worth the trip right there, but then there were all the new people ... who I fear never in my life will I remember them all. Since she sat with us, I shain't forget Paige -- she's a sweetheart. (pssst... sorry for the faux pas - someone tipped me off later). Oh yeah, then there was John ... I guess that was kinda worth it too :wink:
Anyway, the best thing you can do for yourself at these seminars is to plan ahead, meet up with and CAV your JE Friends and when the seminar's over... find a place to relax and share the experience. Trust me, you'll find it very rewarding.
We've been looking forward to and reporting on seminars so much recently that it seems so empty without another one on the schedule. Of course that's not counting Australia and those of you anxiously waiting for that one.:) Does John usually take a break from seminars this time of the year?
06-13-2002, 12:11 AM
Thanks to those of you who attended the Chicago seminar for sharing your experiences!
I know what you mean about being wiped. It took me several days to start feeling myself again after New Orleans. It was a much more emotional experience than I expected. It was an amazing one.
02-27-2005, 04:48 AM
Wow!! Whenever i read in this site it just pumps me up. Lately I have been so busy I have not got to read hear lately. But, when I do I get the ooooo's and the awe's feeling like on 4th of July. I am attending John's seminar this May 2005, hoping and praying my son Tyler will come thru, and since my mom is a dedicated Rosary prayer, I can't wait to receive the book John has written and for some reason, the Rosary has been coming to me more often. I laugh about it because it is a joke between my mom and our family. My mom would make us pray the rosary when a storm was coming, when someone was sick, every night during Lent. Well anyways we (her 6 children) became a little resistent to it, as we were growing up. But, to my mom it is a special prayer to Our Blessed Mother.
I cannot wait for May 20th to come i am crossing off the days. I have no clue what to expect and hope i get to meet some of you on here. Could you guys like where a hat like the RED HAT LADIES do so i know who you are.
Well i couldn't sleep so I came here to read....Imagine that.
HUGS Pam is what my little boy Tyler loved to give. So I know how special it is when someone gives you a Hug, well speaking from me I am not JEALOUS I am so happy for you, and you deserve that hug for allowing us grieving Moms,Dads,Children, Siblings can come and read and understand what we feel, and the signs we receive mean we are not crazy.
Thank you all, Looking forward to meeting some of you the day of May 20th 2005 in Chicago, I am driving down with my Aunt if she makes it. She has been ill lately, but if she cannot make I am sure I will find someone to stand in for her. Her daughter's told me last night they were all jealous cause i am taking her and not them. But oh well I feel like I am being called to Chicago so, even if my son does not come thru I know something will......
THANKS AGAIN GALS AND GUYS
I have no clue what to expect and hope i get to meet some of you on here. Could you guys like where a hat like the RED HAT LADIES do so i know who you are.
HUGS Pam is what my little boy Tyler loved to give. So I know how special it is when someone gives you a Hug, well speaking from me I am not JEALOUS I am so happy for you, and you deserve that hug for allowing us grieving Moms,Dads,Children, Siblings can come and read and understand what we feel, and the signs we receive mean we are not crazy.
I'll take those hugs Cyndi, and I'll shoot some right back at you (((( Cyndi )))) thank you very much :)
We have a custom of wearing pink roses or some other pink flower to identify each other at seminars. Or wearing shirts that we've made with iron-on's from the graphics at JEFRIENDS made by members. To find each other in a crowd outside the venue, we carry pink helium balloons (You can't take them inside the venue, but we sometimes go outside together and release them ala Compassionate Friends style, in memory of our loved ones on the Other Side.)
I know whether or not your son comes through John Edward that day, he will be with you, as well as all your loved ones, who are with you always. Even if you don't get a reading from John that day, by witnessing all the other readings, you will receive proof that your son is with you :angel:
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