View Full Version : JE in Hawaii June 2003
04-21-2003, 09:41 AM
His web site say details to follow.
No way I can make such a thing, but sure hope some of you are able to do so!!
04-21-2003, 10:05 AM
I know JE among the Pineapples and grass skirts and relaxing sun....Wouldnt that be Kewl!!!
Well at least we have orlando! (BIG GRIN!)
(Hey I know! Maybe we can can show up at the Orlando seminar wearing grass skirts, sun glasses , flowered leis, a tropical drink and pretend we are in Hawaii....(LOL!)
Hope someone from the board goes so we know what happened there...
04-21-2003, 12:54 PM
No grass skirts for me. It would only traumatize myself and others. :)
We will have a good time in Orlando and we'll just have to live vicariously through others that make it to Hawaii. I bet it will be awesome.
04-21-2003, 01:13 PM
Can you believe my rotten timing? Six weeks too early! I am actually heading to Hawaii on Wednesday with my hubby for a business trip....GRRR!!! If only there were a way to extend!
04-21-2003, 02:12 PM
We went to Hawaii on our Honeymoon 13 long years ago. It was the most beautiful place on earth, but the longest plane ride on earth as well. I'm glad I did it back then.....because I don't think I'll ever get there again....I've flown to see John a few times, but Hawaii is not on the agenda for me :(
04-21-2003, 05:12 PM
If I were to fly to Hawaii to see John, I would be buying a one-way ticket! :cool: It is so beautiful there and the people are SO friendly. There are many spiritual places in the Hawaiian Islands. :rainbow2: Ahhhhh, sigh...
04-22-2003, 07:37 AM
I seriously doubt I can make it there this year (and can you imagine the fallout if I tried to do a trip there *without* hubby? lol lol I'd never hear the end of it! lol ), but it's definitely on the list of places I would love to go.
My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. It was the nicest and most beautiful vacation we had and we did go on a lot of them. If anyone ever gets the chance to visit Hawaii, I give it a big :thumbsup:.
04-22-2003, 11:42 PM
My hubby and I last visited Hawaii in 1967 on his R & R from the Vietnam War. I'm sure it has changed a lot since then. I'd love to go again when the time is right.
Is JE going for a seminar, a cruise, or a workshop....any news yet?
Love, light,and peace,
04-26-2003, 05:34 PM
Awww, man! I have bad timing too. I wish JE could hold the seminar five months later when I'll be in Hawaii for a family reunion the first week of November. Oh well, at least I'll get to see him at the Long Island workshop the following week. But it still would've been cool seeing JE in person two weeks in a row ;)
04-28-2003, 11:30 PM
June 5, 2003
Event time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Doors open at 5:00pm
Neal S. Blaisdell Center Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Tickets will go on sale on
Ticket Price $49.00
Unfortunately, I will still be in school. But I am looking forward to his seminar in NC in July!!
04-30-2003, 06:43 PM
Well.....talk about excited!!! When I saw that JE was going to be in Hawaii on June 5th, I was like, "oh my god....that's Mum's B'day...she would LOVE to go!!"....
So, I called Mum and Dad..... and 24 hrs later....we have tickets!! :jumper: Is anyone else going?? I hope he doesn't cancel like he had to cancel the other convention in Hawaii, as we have booked plane tickets/hotel rooms etc etc.... Still it will be a GREAT holiday all the same....
See you there!!
05-09-2003, 09:48 AM
I spoke with my brother the other day and he said he was going to the Providence show tomorrow. He was under the impression it was just like the TV show, and I told him no, it was a seminar and would confirm it for him. So I went to John's website and WHAM!! Staring me in the face was HONOLULU!!! 30 minute flight from Maui.
Bought two tickets. My daughter turns 12 on June 5, and she loves John Edward. Does anyone feel it would be inappropriate (or even allowed) to bring someone that young?
I haven't told my husband yet. He's not the biggest fan. Oh well, he'll get over it. ;)
I'll let everyone know how it went.
Wow, Lili, that's great!
Below is the link to the FAQ regarding seminars, in case you have any other questions:
It states that 16 is the recommended age, but I think it really depends on the child. You would know whether your child is mature enough or interested enough to sit very quietly for 3 hours
I know some children who would be fine at age 10 or 12, and yet others who are 15 or 16 that I would never take! :)
05-09-2003, 10:31 AM
Sometimes the tickets will actually come with a statement that no one under 16 or 18 is allowed. If memory serves, it was on those that were being filmed for TV so who knows. If your tickets don't restrict it and you feel comfortable taking her then it should be fine, (IMO of course). Have fun!
Really? I did not know that! I haven't seen that printed on a ticket before, but I guess it's because I've never been to a seminar that has been filmed.
Learn something new every day around here! :D
05-09-2003, 11:16 AM
Yeah, if I'm not mistaken my tickets to the Chicago seminar in 2002 had that on them. I also think that my tickets to KC in 2001 did. I'd have to go back and look, but I seem to remember that.
Never trust my memory though, I've found that as time passes, it just gets worse and worse. I do know that I've read in different places the wording with regard to 18 and older....so I'd recommend always checking the tickets and venue rules.
05-24-2003, 10:34 AM
I live in Hawaii and will be attending the June 5th show with my mother. I admit I am not too familiar with JE, but I am very open-minded and willing to see what he's all about. I just signed up today and did my intro, and hopefully I can contribute some things to the forum. I'm looking forward to the experience!
06-06-2003, 10:43 AM
:jumper: Hehem.... over here impatiently waiting on the "goods"! :lwink: We can't wait to hear how Hawaii went!!
Edited to add:
Oops... I forgot it's only like 6 am over there! :eek: Okay, I'll give ya'll a little while longer.... :cuser:
06-07-2003, 02:20 PM
I’m back from the JE Honolulu seminar. I took my 12-year-old daughter and she loved every minute of it, but was a little disappointed John never called on her to answer a question she had about children. (I think she just wanted to talk with him!)
Must’ve been a lot of energy from the left side of the room, as he kept on being drawn back there. The lighting in the auditorium was obviously difficult for John. He had to shield his eyes a lot. Maybe the light on the left was better!
I’m afraid I was too caught up in the event to take notes, but here are my recollections…:cuser:
There was no break. As soon as the questions started the readings flowed in between. This format was followed for the next 2.5 hours. It was definitely a case of “whoever needs to be read, will be read.” The readings he performed were very powerful.
One reading centered on a family that had lost a relative to suicide. Asphyxiation. It was pointed out that there was a definite rift between family members, which must be addressed and ultimately healed. Someone was having trouble with drug abuse. Every member of the group was in tears.
John then began working on one gentleman who insisted he had NOT disowned his father. John was clearly beginning to feel the man was refusing to own up to it, especially when the gentleman said, “maybe it’s the person next to me," which resulted in hushed chuckles from the audience. Turns out it was. The woman next to him immediately said yes, she had disowned her father. Where upon John chimed in saying “…but you’ve come to terms with it and accepted him since his death…”. YES.
Then there was the woman who had two dolphins on the other side. That was fun! She had been a dolphin trainer in Hawaii for years. It was John’s first marine mammal experience.
Another reading was for a woman who had a male above her (father? Can’t recall) who John described as V-E-R-Y, V-E-R-Y Religious. Not in the spiritual sense but in the dogmatic sense. He was an opinionated man in life, and now praised his (daughter?) for her patience and understanding.
This was a very powerful reading for me, because after John put such strong emphasis on the fact that the man was “very religious”, JE claimed that “he’s moved beyond that now.” (Check your coat at the door). I consider myself a spiritual person, but I follow no particular religion and have often wondered whether I should. John’s passing comment gave me a certain sense of relief. That maybe my lack of religious conviction is not a bad thing.
My favorite question/answer:
“Why don’t our loved one’s who have crossed over give us more specific advice on what we should or should not do? Are there any ‘rules’ on the other side?”
Short answer: YES, THERE ARE RULES
John explained that if our loved one’s influenced Earthly events, then they would have to take on the responsibility and resulting karma for those lives they effect. This is not permitted.
For similar reasons, they are not supposed to tell us “what it’s like” over there, though John said his mother cheated. :lwink:
He relayed a story wherein his mother appeared to him and told him to follow her. At first he didn’t want to, but finally did. She eventually led him through a doorway, and when he looked up, he saw her silhouette on a ledge. Behind her was the most glorious, vibrant landscape he had ever seen. John said the colors were unlike anything existing in nature. “The colors sang,” John remarked. His mother then said in a conspiratorial tone,
“Tell them it’s beautiful!”
Well, that’s enough for now.
Lili, thanks so much for posting! Your experience sounds wonderful!
The validations from the very religious man, and the "he's moved beyond that now" comment are very interesting and very powerful, indeed.
ooh, I just noticed that the quote at the top of the page right now is: "Too many churches, and not enough truth."
06-07-2003, 06:12 PM
I was also there on June 5th, and this was my first John Edward experience. I have to say that I came away pretty impressed. He did a few really good readings, the suicide reading as discussed above was a really dead-on one. Another one not mentioned yet is a reading of a woman's husband who was in the military and died. He really was very accurate with the reading, and even mentioned to her about a "bullet", which is a common military honor.
I may write a more in depth post on this when I have had time to absorb the entire experience. There's no doubt in my mind that he displayed psychic functioning of a very high magnitude, and he certainly makes one want to believe in the Other Side. I'm definitely leaning that way now.
06-07-2003, 06:12 PM
Wow Lili! It sounds like it was a wonderful seminar! Thanks for sharing with us. I love it when John adds those personal stories. His mother gave him a glimpse... wow! :rainbow2: It doesn't get any more special than that.
Lili and Kane, it sounds like an impressive seminar for both of you. Feel free to post any and all that you remember about it. You have an appreciative audience on here. :jumper:
06-07-2003, 09:17 PM
Cool - thanks for sharing. Was this a taped seminar - will any of it be used for C.O.?
Hope you all get time to post some more. I love to read your experiences.
Lili and Kane - did you 2 meet each other while you were there?
06-07-2003, 09:31 PM
Lil and Kane - I was so hoping that you would post your experiences and impression of JE and the event. I know that Hawaii has waited a very long time to have this experience. I am very happy that you got the chance to learn of John's mother and her amazing ability to come to him in many, many different and wonderful ways. He can be a hard nut to crack sometimes and will be the first to admit it. So she has to work overtime to make sure he understands it is her.
Take time to absorb the experience. It is wonderful and usually takes a day or two to 'come down' because the energy lasts a long time.
We can wait - but not too long;)
Thanks again. We love hearing from event attendees.
06-07-2003, 09:41 PM
I can't wait to hear more about the seminar.
It really does take a few days to come down after seeing one of John's seminars. The energy is amazing!!
I remember how I felt after the event in Worcester this past May.
Lili...I too was so caught up in the event, I did not take any notes either.
06-08-2003, 08:59 AM
I'll definitely post more on this in a day or two. I am very busy, plus I have to really absorb all of it. Since this was the first time for me, maybe I need more time to absorb it than other people. I met about 15ish people after the seminar (mostly centered around one woman who mentioned an NDE she had when she was giving birth -- I wanted to talk to her because I had an NDE when I had severe abdominal surgery when I was 13), but I have no idea if anyone related to this site was around. (I am pretty new here and admit I don't many people yet)
06-09-2003, 06:45 AM
I apologize in advance if this is long-winded, but I guess I have a lot to say: Give me a break, this is my first J.E. experience! :)
My first J.E. experience:
I went in with no expectations or strong beliefs about anything as I was too unfamiliar with J.E. to really have a strong set of expectations. Just to give a tiny background, I have a strong belief in psychic functioning based on personal experiences and on the research side. I also had an NDE when I was about 12 years old, and that has always stayed with me as a reminder of what could be waiting for us when we die. I have had enough experiences afterwards to understand that my intuiton was greatly magnified by that experience. So, psychic functioning is no new subject to me.
But, J.E. is obviously advocating contacting spirits from the Other Side, which is a big leap up and far cry from the psychic functioning I have seen work. So, I went in a bit skeptical but very open-minded, just waiting to see how it would go.
For preparation, I read his book called, "One Last Time." It's a very good read, and I recommend it to anyone who is open-minded about his work. It certainly helped me understand what he would do during his seminar.
I actually did only two things before the reading: 1) I asked for John to read anyone that had lost children, and that I was perfectly happy not getting anything if all these kinds of parents could get readings instead. I did this because I really feel - and still do - that this is probably the WORST pain in life, and that they could use a reading more than anyone else.
2) I asked for some kind of sign to tell me that this man was genuine: that he was a good man worthy of being praised for his work. I admitted having a very scientific mind, but that I would try to be open-minded about it all. I didn't really expect a reading based on #1, but maybe I was hopeful subconciously I would get one anyway.
First, the concert hall was a wonderful venue, and I was shocked that there was a lot of space to sit. (I have heard that these shows were always sold out, so this must have been fairly unique) The venue was very comfortable, except for the lights, which gave John a hard time. (in fact, he adjusted the lights twice, and they still seemed to bother him)
The most important moment of the seminar for me was actually when he first walked out on the stage. I could feel an amazing sense of electromagnetic energy and his presence was overwhelming. He almost seemed to be glowing with a shimmering whitish circular shape, and I even thought my eyes were playing tricks on me with the weird lighting on the stage. That visual effect dissapeared after about 5-10 seconds, but it was very powerful to me for some reason. Also, I immediately felt within seconds that this man was genuine, and my entire body got chills. I know this is being a poor skeptic by already thinking this man is genuine before even one reading, but I cannot accurately convey how strong this feeling was: that he was genuine. It was as sure a feeling as I think you can get in life. I also felt tears welling up inside of me, and I don't think I have cried in years. (The Air Force wouldn't let me keep my officer commission if I cried too often :cool: ) I'm barely 30 seconds into the seminar, and I'm already feeling emotionally drained. How could this even be possible? I also found myself thinking of my Thought # 2 I had just done about 45 minutes ago.
Anyway, J.E. talked a little about himself, and he really got started into questions and readings very quickly. (All told, about 2.5 hours for the whole seminar) He would mix and match questions with readings. A few people got readings right after they asked a question.
Some highlights: One of my favorite readings was of a woman who had lost her military husband. (I admit my bias on this one because I am joining the Air Force) John went into a lot of very specific information, including mentioning his military connection, a bullet reference that was very accurate (a military burial involves giving the wife a bullet or bullets with a flag), and a few more about her relatives. A very good reading!
Another one I liked was when he went back and forth between two or three people in the back area. A woman had disowned her father in life, and John picked up on that very well. He really targeted how the father understood her reasonings, and that it was really okay for her to have taken that action. At first, John thought this message was for the man next to her, but he got some info too. John went into his family a bit, and was very accurate without being vague.
John related a really interesting story soon afterward about his own problems with his father's family. He mentioned that he was always talking about his mother and her side of the family, but not his father. He paralled his story to the earlier reading in which sometimes you are not close to people on this side, but that these kinds of issues are no longer relevant on the Other Side. He mentioned that his father had died, but that he had not had contact with him like he has with his mother.
He also talked about his mother. A person had asked about The Other Side, and he responded that he thought that there were distinct rules even over there. He did mention the dream he had with his mother as described above in this thread. He felt like his mother gave him a glimpse of the Other Side by seeing the "singing colors" and for John to tell everyone how beautiful it is over there. He felt like his mother was kind of bending the rules by showing it to him.
I think an important message he gave during the seminar is also this: The Other Side is there waiting for us when we die, but we have to really focus on our lives in the here and now, while we are still here. If we are still here, then it is for a reason, and it is up to us to live our lives as best as we can to learn things we were supposed to when making this "trip" down to Earth.
The dolphin reading was very interesting to me because John said it was the first time he had actually had a dolphin - not a human describing the dolphin - giving him the information. I could tell that the woman he was reading was very surprised at hearing from her dolphins - and also dissapointed at not hearing from her relatives - but she was definitely impressed with the reading.
The suicide reading involved a group of about 5-10 people sitting very close to me. He described someone that had died of suffocating, and went into more details about his troubles, including things like drug use. This death was definitely recent by the emotional feelings I got from the group. I certainly hope John gave these people some closure.
He also went into his thoughts on suicide. He felt this was not the right way to do things because everyone was here for a reason, and that we should let the natural course of our lives play out to their intended end.
He gave another reading near the back left to a man who felt like a) military and b) a skeptic. But, John's reading went into enough details about the names (sorry I forgot the names) of specific family members that I think he turned another skeptic into his camp.
He also related his thought on the subject of reincarnation: He felt that people did come down here more than once to go through "schooling" to learn certain lessons in life. He felt that people didn't come down right away after they died, but possibly after a few centuries in "Earth years." (I find that comment interesting because he implies a different time scale for Other Side time by that specific language)
He also related his thoughts on destiny and life: He felt that everyone had certain major points to accomplish in life that were chosen by us beforehand. However, he felt our free will allowed us to mostly dictate exactly the path we took to get to these important lesson points. In a sense, he seemed to be saying that numerous forks would ultimately lead us to where we need to be, but that our path could be radically different depending how we choose to get there.
Also, a woman asked about NDE's. I found her story very interesting because of my own experience when I was about 12. She described seeing a tunnel and beautiful, peaceful, beings while she was giving birth. She said she didn't want to go back more than once, but that she ended up doing so. John felt NDE's were definitely a glimpse of the Other Side, and that this experience definitely changed people for the better. (very true I think) John mentioned that he thinks he might get more involved in hospice work down the road.
Hmm, I have a few more thoughts, but it's 1:40 a.m here and I have to get up at 7:00. :( Anyway, sorry for how long it is, I'll try to be less verbose next time!
An initial closing thought on this experience is that I am still blown away by the reaction I had to him walking on stage. I also was impressed with at least 5-7 readings that were very, very, accurate and not at vague. I have no doubt he is genuine with psychic ability, and I'm definitely thinking that what I saw during my abdominal surgery many years is what may be waiting for us when we die. The Other Side must indeed be a special place. Nothing poetic to add other than I felt that this seminar was a significant event that I may not even fully appreciate until years down the road when I turn around and think: "Wow, that one day really was a signpost of massive importance that led me to where I am today."
Last thought, please send your thoughts and prayers to our brave men and women overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Rich, thank you for your very eloquently written account of your first experience watching this incredible process executed by one of the finest mediums of our time. It reminded me of myself, also an open-minded skeptic, and my first time seeing a seminar live.
I'm glad to hear that you also honor your intuition ("feeling") as well as your skepticism. I hope that this site can be a resource for you as you learn more about the process :thumbsup:
06-09-2003, 10:46 AM
I, too, want to thank you for taking the time to relay your thoughts and impressions of the seminar and your own personal feelings.
Sometimes it is better to 'get it down on paper' so to speak. An experience like this is warming and a wonderment at the same time. I would be surprised if anyone comes away from an experience like this without some sort of affect. We had a two hour drive back home after seeing John in Minneapolis and none of the three of us shut up for one minute the whole way home. We relived the seminar again and again for several days after getting home. I would not trade that experience for anything.
Now that Hawaii has had a chance to see John in action you can bet that the next event he holds will be sold out so keep your eyes open if you decide to go again at a future time. Normally tickets do not last more than one or two days.
Perhaps at a later time you may want to share your NDE so that others can relate to the experience and understand better how to express their own feelings.
Thanks again. We look forward to hearing from you as often as you like.
Rich, thanks so much for sharing! It's great to read of a seminar experience from the perspective of a person somewhat unfamiliar with the process, and one who is healthily skeptical. We were probably all there at one time. ;)
Sounds like it was an uplifting, life-altering experience for you, and I'm glad! :D
Again, welcome to the board! :wave:
06-09-2003, 11:21 AM
Wow, Rich! That was great, and not long at all! :) Thank you!
06-10-2003, 07:59 PM
Your desription of your first seminar was an absolutely wonderful read. I'm glad it was so positive for you. You open minded and honest and that's a great thing.
06-11-2003, 02:40 PM
I wholeheartedly agree. It so very nice to hear from someone new to the experience. It is a bit like seeing the process through "fresh" eyes. Reminds me a bit of my first time too.
I came home thinking, this might be real after all and I need to pay attention to this. I am so very glad I did.
Thank you Rich for telling your story!
06-13-2003, 05:57 PM
Thank you for your description of your experience Rich, I put me right there in that seminar with you.
I'm glad you came away from your experience with the feelings that you did.
06-14-2003, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes: I am still kind of in a daze about it all. I have also just finished reading "The Afterlife Experiments" and am now reading more technical academic work on the subject. Sometimes I feel like I am seeing weird things (two examples are 1) a light near my shower blinking three times in a row and 2) my radio turning on suddenly and then shutting off without any scientific explanation as far as I can see) but maybe these kinds of things have a greater meaning after all. Who knows, maybe it's an old buddy or relative having some fun with me. :P I'm open-minded about it all, I am just glad - above all - that John Edward actually helps people deal with loss in life and gives them greater meaning in their lives and existence. I've never had any fear of death after age 12: but I have always wondered what exactly happens to us as we pass away.
I'm going to be stationed back where I went to college (Texas), so maybe it will be easier for me to actually attend a seminar on the "Mainland" since it won't involve flying out from Hawaii. (and boy, flying from Hawaii to anywhere can be expensive, heh)
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