View Full Version : San Francisco 8-23-2003 !!! Got read!
08-23-2003, 11:13 AM
Wow! I am flying high as a kite this morning! John was amazing last night - he even commented that the energy in SF was great and that the audience stayed with him the entire time. Nobody could believe that it was 9:50 and time to wrap up - including him.
I saw him in Westbury back in June and once before 2 years ago and loved him then but he was just so "in the flow" for lack of better words last night. Some of the readings were so specific that skeptics would have to have been swayed. His stories were real and pertinent -- about his Dad crossing, his own personal experience as a child with night terrors and his guidance for a woman whose own son is suffering with them now - he was deeply moving and SO funny and very compassionate with a family with two losses within this week.
As for me, he started with questions and I had raised my hand as did the woman in front of me - he selected two or three others first and there was just something about the woman in front of me being so eager, that I thought I'd let mine go for the moment. She was called on and asked John's opinions on automatic writing. He answered and then said "somebody crossed from a very sudden impact - a car crash" and it didn't land for her, but something in me knew where he was headed - and even my cousin who was with me said "that's you" - I raised my hand and he still continued with this woman and said "there's a Chris, or Christy" - and she kept nodding no and then I just stood up and was handed a microphone (I remember noticing how much my knees were shaking!) Unfortunately, because he hadn't even started readings yet and since it was so sudden, I didn't even have time to throw my pen and paper to anyone. Without going on and on telling you all the details, my dear friend and housemate came through, his girlfriend is Chris, also known as Christy - my cousin's Dad, came through for her, and reference was made to breast/lung cancer and February which lands for me as well. Although there wasn't any absolute validation in the details John referenced, meaning there was nothing that either my cousin and I could say "oh, who else could that be" - for both of us, we have always believed our loved ones are with us and have ongoing relationships with them, so this type of reading fit. And of course, I would have loved some really gritty specifics that nailed it! But as John himself went on to say, it took him 9 years to get the exact 3 validations he had for his mom.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my exhiliration with those who care - and hear anyone else who was in SF last nights experience of the evening.
Thanks for listening (my first post... hope I did it right!)
08-23-2003, 11:24 AM
Welcome Amy: :wave:
How Exciting! I am happy for you. Feel free to post more as you can about the things you heard and learned in SF.
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I bet you are walking on air, AmyGGG. :jumper:
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08-23-2003, 07:14 PM
Glad to have you here Amy. It is so good to hear about everyone's experiences at John's seminars. I hope to hear more about it!!
08-23-2003, 07:50 PM
Amy,glad you found this forum. I'm excited for you and glad you got a reading.Fantastic feeling isn"t it! I don't think my feet have touched the ground yet,an experience I'll never forget.
08-23-2003, 07:52 PM
I was there last night, you did great! I had no idea your knees were shaking.:D Was it your cousin's dad who opened up that section and brought a whole bunch of people through?
It was an amazing night. He's doing a lot more talking and question taking again and so far I'm getting really lucky with other people asking the questions I want to ask so I don't have to stand up on MY shakey knees.:blush: It seemed like he was planning on talking and taking questions for the whole first hour but the Other Side decided it was time. He read three or four people, starting with Amy:), and then went back to taking questions. It sounds like most of the stories he told are in the book and I don't want to spoil it for anyone so...:nosay:
There was one uncomfortable moment when a woman was picked to ask a question and she asked him to tell her how her son died and his name. John took the opportunity to explain that he can't control who comes through and that if her son were to come through that night he would have to work harder because she had just given him way too much information. He told her it was good to be skeptical, not to change that, but be willing to accept what comes through even if it's not the specific messages your looking for. He talked about how long it took to get the three signs from his mother and how many messages he got from her before she gave him *the* signs. He did tell her that he was glad it wasn't a private session because if she'd come at him like that in his office he would have told her he hoped she hadn't flown in from some place far for this because, "we're done." I felt for her and hope she got some answers that will help her.
John also talked about mediumship not being a cure for grief. He said that everyone has to go through the grieving process and getting hooked on mediums can interfer with that.
There was a funny moment right at the beginning. He apparently walked from the hotel to the venue and ran into two women along the way who recognized him and were also on their way to the venue. They stopped him to say hi and talk but he explained, very nicely, that if they were going to the seminar they shouldn't talk to him or say anything about their families because it would be harder for them to get read. When he said that, they told him to GO AWAY!! He had them stand up so he could say hi.
One of the local news guys introduced John and said he'd interviewed him earlier but didn't say when it would air or if it had already been on. That was annoying. Anyone in the Bay Area see an interview with John on channel 2 yesterday?
The new season starts on Sept. 15.
He also mentioned a possible Pay Per View event in December. It's still a maybe but will be posted on the website if it's going to happen.
08-23-2003, 08:13 PM
Wow! Great thread. Welcome Amy and so happy for you to have the good fortune to be read by John.
As always, the JEF group does such a good job relaying info, it's almost as good as being there. Thanks so much for sharing.
08-23-2003, 09:17 PM
Phigalilly! I can't believe you were there too! I was sitting up toward the front middle in a baby blue sweater shirt. Wish I had known you were there, I'd have said hi!
San Francisco was probably one of the best I've been to so far (out of 8). Everything just flowed. The only other one I'd put in front of it would be Chicago 2002. But that's because of my own personal experience being so amazing at that one.
Congratulations on receiving a message Amy! I remember it well.
08-23-2003, 10:58 PM
DANG DOODLEDINK! How did I miss that you were going to be there?? I was sitting in the 2nd row behind a man and a woman in a wheelchair, a little bit to the side, your right facing the stage. I was the big woman in black with the Badly frizzing, moisture meets curls, San Francisco hair. (Now there's a mental image:eek: )
I couldn't find Julie, I'm going to call her tomorrow and see if she made it. I looked for Kim and didn't see her either. (Ya out there Kim?) Did you meet up with anyone?
I agree, it was probably the best seminar experience I've had. How long were you in SF?
08-24-2003, 01:30 PM
Thanks everyone for the wonderful welcome!
I have read through the rules now and also posted an introduction and changed options to receive emails, etc. I'm sure there's a learning curve, but I'll get it!
I'd love to hear what you remember from any of you that were in SF and remember my time with John - it doesn't matter if it is specific details or just impressions of the time. I definitely had the shock factor going on and parts are unclear for both me and my cousin who was with me. Please feel free to post anything here or contact me directly, whichever is fine with me!
As for who it was who brought folks through - my dear friend was the one who crossed from a sudden impact, car accident - they say he was gone immediately based on his brain injury. However, I have a feeling it was my cousin's dad who also came through that was responsible for gathering and bringing our folks forward - and right away like that - first, before any of us expected it - including John it seemed (although I'm sure he's used to that by now). Gosh, I'm tingling right now just remembering the moment I stood up and was quiet just looking and connecting with John - his presence is so open and clear. It seemed like we stood like that for many moments before I finally said "this all makes sense to me". So, it would be just like my cousin's dad to say "okay, let's go, get in there kid, it's time for us to go!" and he is definitely a jokester as John commented.
The breast cancer reference John made stumped me at first - but then my cousin snapped me out of it and said "lung?" and John said "yes - in the chest" - which is how my other loved one crossed, very suddenly, this year. And this was confirmed when John said "a very strong February connection". And that is significant to me because it is not only my birthday - second day, second month - but the month that she died. One of my first reactions as she crossed was "Why did she have to go in my birth month? February will never be the same for me again." All I can tell you is that when John said the word "February", my entire body flushed with a warm feeling and "validation" is the perfect word for what I experienced.
The whole experience for me as I said in my introduction was more of a "touch" than a reading somehow. I think it's because there weren't those items that I "want" as my validations during the reading - or any other specifics that I could say without a doubt were one of these folks and nobody else. But I know, and trust to be open and have faith! However, I did have 3 very tangible experiences from the time I got out of the car after parking till before we entered the building of one of my validations. I won't be specific because it's something I keep private for integrity sake - but it's something that signifies my loved one to me - and it showed up three times - in "odd" ways during that time period. I love that!
OH, and a funny thing, and I had shared it with my cousin before entering too, was that I had a vision/fantasy of she and I walking around SF before the event and running into John and saying hello to him. I had to laugh when he actually shared that that had indeed happened with two ladies right before the event.
I so love this realm! Thank you all for being here to share the love and excitement with. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Blessings - Amy
08-24-2003, 07:07 PM
Amy,again welcome to this board,I know how you feel,it's been three days since my reading and I still can't believe it happened.Me,I was read by John Edward,I have to keep repeating that to myself,anyway welcome and please share often I can assure you you will remember the experience forever. Thanks to Philgally for the S/F. update about Mr. Edward mentioning my dogs,I really got a kick out of that. Take care,Andrea
08-24-2003, 08:33 PM
LOL! Phigalilly...I know EXACTLY where you were sitting. I was there when they moved the older couple over to that section and then had to tell the lady that she needed to pull in her feet because a wheelchair was going there. Cracked me up. From my vantage point, I didn't have a very good view of you, but I do remember seeing you breifly. I didn't meet up with Kim either, but I do know that she was there. I was very disappointed at that because we had tried.
So glad you had a nice time. I actually had flown into Oakland that morning and had business meetings until late in the afternoon. I then hopped on a plane home early Saturday morning.
08-28-2003, 01:12 AM
I am Julie and my sis is Kim and know I think you aren't talking to us in your post but we were there in SF last Fri night.
I've seen the TV show, but this was my first seminar and it changed my life, IT CHANGED MY LIFE. Sorry to shout.
What did it change? I believe in God, the father almighty...I believe that what I felt when Grandma passed was in fact Grandma, for an entire year (I love you Grandma), I believe that when the lights flickered for hours after my brother passed 2 1/2 yrs ago it was in fact him saying hi....I believe in the power of love and healing and believe John is a powerful force to bring that love to all of us.
08-28-2003, 02:13 AM
Hi Julie (and Kim) :wave:
Welcome to JEFriends!
"I am Julie and my sis is Kim and know I think you aren't talking to us in your post but we were there in SF last Fri night."
I may not have been talking about you specifically, but I think it's definitely a sign that your in the right place.:D Next year I'll be looking for the Julies and the Kims.
I have the exact same feelings you're describing I think. When I'm there in person, it feels like I'm witnessing something sacred and holy. Your grandma and your brother are, I'm sure, very happy that you are now aware of their presence in your life.
Let's hear it for the power of love, the power of healing, and of course, John Edward!:clink:
Welcome, Julie, :wave:. You share the feelings just about everyone else on here has. The message John gives us is love is eternal.
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Originally posted by MHoupt
I think they must be all up there having a great cup of coffee in fine porcelin cups with blue roses all over them.
I hope so!! And I hope they are whispering in Johns ear for the Bridges seminar that I will be going to soon...:jumper:
Even if it's just sharing a piece of the cake ...
07-30-2004, 05:48 PM
I was so excited to finally see Johnin SFand you're right: he was flowing. I can relate to your situation before you stood up and got a mike. The only difference is that I didn't raise my hand or stand up when he was in my area. I crouched down in fear. My husband kept saying it's for you, but I was so shocked when he first came to my section with a mother who crossed holding a grandchild from a termination. I'd had an abortion many years ago as a teenager. The man across the aisle and a person under me were trying to make it fit and some of itdid for them, but all of it fit for me. For days after that I felt like I let my family down for not claiming them. But second chances are great. I told my friend what happened in SF and that I was going to see John again in Hawaii 2/04 and she said, "this time claim your family no matter what". We'll, they came thru first with John honing in on me in the far back. He said, "they're telling me you're wearing a white shirt and you come from a family of nose pickers and a sister that's passed with tightness in the throat like I can't breathe. The day before the seminar my husband had a booger and I told him, "don't be afraid to get that booger, I come from a long line of nose pickers" and my sister-in-law passed from anaphylatic shock. This time I raised my had and stood up. I never gave much credence to pink roses but when he said they send you pink roses I felt their love. He is so awesome. I finally decided to share about this today possibly because it my deceased father's birthday today. Kris
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