View Full Version : Got a Reading! Bridges Seminar - Sept. 9th
09-09-2003, 11:19 PM
Hi everyone! I just got back from the seminar and want to let you know that I am on cloud nine right now! My mom and I received a reading from John!! The seminar was great!! I can't write about it now because it is late and I have to ge up very early tomorrow. But I promise to fill you in as soon as I get home from work tomorrow. I can't believe it! Twice in a few months I heard from heaven!!! Thank you John!!!!
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Susan, I'm so happy for you and your mom! I hope you can get some rest tonight! ;)
Looking forward to hearing more about it tomorrow! :wave:
09-10-2003, 12:01 AM
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I'm so happy for you and your Mom. Can hardly wait to hear all about it tomorrow.
Wow!, Susan, :jumper: That's great! We will all be waiting for your story.
09-10-2003, 07:43 AM
Awesome Susan, tell us all about it and how everything else was...please :jumper: :jumper:
Have fun typing:cuser:
09-10-2003, 07:49 AM
Susan, what wonderful news for you and your mom!
Nauset - AWESOME!
We're anxious to hear of course, but we can wait until you collect your thoughts and self :lwink: and give us the whole story.
:jumper: WOO-HOO, Nauset!!!!!
I'm so happy for you...congratulations!
John ROCKS, doesn't he?:clink:
Can't wait to hear all about it :D
OK, "thought collecting" time is over... we want to hear it all NOW :D
09-10-2003, 02:44 PM
Susan, congratulations and I'm so happy for you:jumper: I can't wait to hear about your reading and experience.
I know you're still on cloud nine.:D
09-10-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by Don
OK, "thought collecting" time is over... we want to hear it all NOW :D
09-10-2003, 07:33 PM
Hi everyone. Sorry I did not get right back. Along with collecting my thoughts, I had to cook dinner walk the dog and kick my son off the computer. :lwink:
This will be long so I will break it up in different posts:
Well, It was a great night. It started off crazy because my sister was supposed to come with me to the seminar but at the last minute she had to cancel. Since my sister was going to drive, I didn't know how I was going to get to the seminar. I don't have a car and so I called my mom to see if she wanted to go. She was sooo happy to go and told me that my dad could drive us. I brought my daughter along so she could keep my dad company while my mom and I were in the seminar.
We arrived at about 6:30 and there were people already there. We found the room where the seminar was being held and I had to give my name to the women at a table by the door. They were very nice. Carol was there also. I went over to her and told her I was in the process of reading John's new book and laughed about the part in the book about Carol telling the audience at one of the seminars to turn off their "vibrators". :lwink: She laughed and said something like "Oh you liked that story but not my dedication!" Sorry Carol I just couldn't pass it up. It was just too funny!:D I then told Carol that I had heard such nice things about her on JE Friends. She said she still has to get in touch with Pam about answering the questions we all have for her. Carol is such a nice person and I was glad to have a chance to talk to her.
Once inside we were pleasantly surprised at the number of chairs set up. I guess there were about 200. What a great change from the usual 2 or 3 thousand seats at the seminars. There was coffee and cookies and also soda and water. The atmoshpere in the room was great. It always amazes me when I go to the seminars how everyone looks familiar to me, like I've met them before. My mom and I picked 2 seats in the back. It didn't matter where you sat. Every seat had a good view.
To be continued....
09-10-2003, 07:45 PM
Well, Nauset, I will say one good thing for you. You sure know how to leave us hanging on the edge of our chairs....
HURRY BACK, P-L-E-A-S-E, pretty please schmit suker....:D
The size of the group is exactly perfect. Just like the original size of the CO galleries if memory serves me correctly.
Glad you got a chance to chat with Carol. I can imagine she is amazingly busy.
Hope to hear from you VERY soon...
09-10-2003, 08:15 PM
After everyone was inside, Carol came up to the mike and intoduced John. Everyone gave him a standing ovation. He looked great and very relaxed. He started off with questions and answers. I got to ask him a question about his radio show readings on WPLJ and how I had received messages from one of the readings. After answering several questions, he started the readings. I didn't take notes so I can't really tell about the readings before ours except that there was 9/11 references in our area during the first readings and I almost thought it was for me but then it turned out to be for the people in front of me.
Since I didn't take notes during our reading it is not in order but I will mention everything that came through. I wrote everything down afterwards but not in order.
John looked over at our section and asked about someone pouring liquor over a grave and that there is a Danny/Dave connection. My mom said to me that yes my cousins (one of them named Danny) pours beer over my Uncle's grave whenever they visit the cemetary. John mentioned a Michael. That is my cousin Danny's brother who passed. We all called him Mickey. Then John said there was a Helen/Ellen connectin. My sister who passed name is Elaine. I yelled over that it was for my mom. She got a mike and verified all that was said so far. John asked my mom if her mother had passed. My mom said yes. He said mom is here. Then John said to my mom that her mom was a strong woman. I think John said something like her mom was in charge and that is true my grandfather died when my mom was 5 years old and my grandma had to raise 3 children on her own and she was tough with them she had to be. Later on we thought maybe we could have been hearing from my other grandmother, my dad's mom. She was the matriarc (not sure of spelling) of the family. She was a very tough and strong woman as well. And John had asked about someone changing their name or going by a different name. My dad's mom did go by a different name. Everyone knew her as Margurite but her real name was Martha.
To be continued...
Valerie and I are leaving early tomorrow. I'm sitting on the edge of the chair reading your posts, Nauset. :) It's great to know every seat is good and the group seemed small. Wonderful that you and your Mom were read.
I do hope you met some of the others who went. Where are all of you? :shrug: You have an anxious group of people waiting to hear from you. :)
09-10-2003, 08:59 PM
OK. Here's more...
John then said to my mom that someone was mentally disabled. At this point we gasped and said YES! My mom said yes that was her daughter! John then said the words we've been waiting to hear for so long. He said "Well she's not disabled anymore". I think he also said to my mom something like "your daughter is with your mom." Now I know the reason my mom had to come to the seminar instead of my other sister. The otherside knows who is supposed to get the message. My mom really needed to hear those words. John then mentioned Snoopy. That is another big validation with my sister. She loved Snoopy! John also said there was a February connection. My sister died Feb. 11th. John also said that someone lost a ring and that it was lost not stolen. At first we though it was my dad's wedding ring that was stolen when our house was robbed. But then my mom remember her engagement ring. She had left it on my sister's shelf in her room and one day it was gone. She thought for sure that it was stolen by a man who was working on their house at the time. But John said it was not stolen but lost. My mom said she is going to look all over the room now. Maybe she will find the ring.
John also said that someone speaks a different language but not a normal foriegn language but a made up one. I then said yes!! "OP" talk. John said "What?" I explained that "OP" talk is a childhood language that my other sister and my cousin talked when we were kids. I said it was like the "Ubba Dubba" talk on the PBS show Zoom. Except we used "OP" in front of every vowel in a word. I said to John that his name is "Jopohn" in "OP" talk. Then he said my sister didn't speak the language and I said no she couldn't talk her whole life. I'm crying right now as I realize that my sister probably wanted so badly to talk and play just like us:( Then John asked if I ever tied my sister up and I said no but remember a time we had accidently locked her in the house. He said no that he feels like she was tied up. We couldn't think of anytime I would have tied her up. But later on while driving home from the seminar, I said to my mom that maybe John thought of my sister being tied up because of the way she was due to her Cerebral Palsy. Elaine had severe Cerebral Palsy and her body was very spastic and she always held her arms and hands tight and together. Almost as if her hands were tied up. I really believe that this is what John was getting.
Well, I think I got everything in from our reading. If I remember anything more, I'll post it. I have a few more readings from last night that I'll post about later.
Sorry for the long posts:cuser: . Whew!! 'm exhausted!
09-10-2003, 09:10 PM
Gail and Valerie! Good Luck tomorrow! Your're gonna have a great time. The energy there was awesome!:jumper: :jumper:
I didn't get to meet anyone from JE Friends. I looked around and was also wondering if anyone from the group was there. I get shy sometimes and I really didn't go around to talk to anyone. I wish I could have talked to friends from our group. Did ayone else from here get a reading?
Well Gail and Valerie and everyone else who will be at the seminar tomorrow have a great time I hope you all get read. I'll be sending positive prayers and energy your way tomorrow night.:angel:
Your reading is absolutely overwhelming! So powerful! I'm so happy for you, and for your mom, who was obviously meant to receive those messages!
This is fantastic! I'm so excited, I almost feel like it just happened to me!! :D
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Whew! No wonder you're exhausted! :)
GOOD LUCK TO THE REST OF OUR FRIENDS ATTENDING TOMORROW, AND ON THE 26TH!!
09-10-2003, 09:52 PM
Susanna, you and your mother got the best reading from your sister.
What a sweet child. I am so glad that she is 'free' to come visit and 'play' as often as she likes.
09-10-2003, 10:12 PM
So happy for you and your Mom. Thanks for the wonderful post.
Good Luck to All those going tomorrow.
09-11-2003, 11:16 AM
He mentioned at the Rosemont, Il. seminar that he is not a big fan of the internet, so he doesn't read anything like this. I'm sure that if he did, though, he would be glad to know how we all feel about him and his work.
Rest assured that JE does know of the existence of this forum, as well as other online communities. As Heather said, he has stated many times that he is not a fan of the internet and prefers not to visit these types of discussion boards.
Besides, where would the poor guy ever find the time?? :lwink:
09-11-2003, 12:18 PM
That's great, I'm so glad your sister came thru. Sounds like she's got alot of spunk in her from the last time. Now SHE knows the process. How cool is that.
Thanks for letting us know how everything went, and for the special emails....
Good luck to everyone who is going tonite...:P
09-11-2003, 02:21 PM
That you got a reading.
The otherside never ceases to amaze me
09-11-2003, 03:21 PM
Thank you so much for your posting. I read it with tears in my eyes also.
Please don't appologize for the long posts. I am sure we all could read till the cows came home.
but I bet your fingers were getting sore.
can you imagine John signing 1600 books in one night.
(((((((((((((((( Susanna ))))))))))))))))))))))
Thank you SO MUCH for posting the details of your message from your sister. I'm sitting here with tears, for your mom and for you. Thank you, thank you, and thank you every energy on the Other Side that makes this possible!!!!! :love:
09-11-2003, 05:52 PM
Astounding, just astounding. I'm so jealous. And, so happy for you! I've read of many readings, watched the show religiously and I still get the same "wow" feeling I got when I first experienced John's work. Excellent!
09-11-2003, 06:56 PM
I attended the 9/9 seminar as well. I had received a ticket from Margies girl who had an extra ticket and offered it to me. Then she e-mailed me a few weeks ago that she would not be able to attend at all and offered her own ticket!! I called my sister who was able to make arrangements for babysitters etc...and off we went!!
Susan.....I was sitting to your left in the same section, I think, up in the 3rd row. I couldn't see you but your reading brought me and my sister to tears. Our neice has cerebral palsy and to hear the message that 'she is not disabled anymore' was so touching!
The reading for Bewitched Sam about the Supergirl underoos that she was wearing was hysterical. Even the body guard that was standing up at the front of the room starting laughing so hard that John stopped talking to look over at him, and then he started laughing!
The 2 ladies that were sitting next to us got a reading. They were 2 sisters of 4 and John said that 1 was different and 3 were the same cause the 1 was like Cinderella and worked hard and the other 3 were like the lazy step sisters! That was funny and they were giggling so hard about that, it made us laugh! He also said he was seeing a small white dog and the name Jolie, Julie. He asked why the dog was in a bird cage cause he was seeing a small cage like for a bird but a dog was in it and they said that when the dog was sick and at the vets, it was put into a small cage. It had something wrong with its throat and passed. They said the dogs name was Jolie and then John said 'how did I miss that? One of my dogs is small, white and named Jolie.' And then he said he thought the dog just called him 'stupid'.
I didn't write anything down until after the seminar. I just sat there mesmerized, just like I did at the last seminar I attended. John was only about 15 feet away from me and you could feel the energy. It was so awesome! He was so relaxed and I thought looked much younger than he does on TV.
We didn't get a reading and I was disappointed at first but I had such a wonderful time. I did not want it to end. There were a lot of questions and I was fascinated listening to him talk. Now I wish I was going to the workshop in November!! To me, that night was not about getting a reading. I felt I was more there to learn. I'm already looking forward to the next one!!
09-11-2003, 07:15 PM
Oh, and Kathymich, that was so cool that Carol brought you your signed copy of 'Afterlife' to the seminar instead of mailing it out to you!!! I didn't know that was you until I read it on another thread or I would have spoken to you at the break!!
I didn't get to meet anyone from this site but I did speak to many others that night!
09-12-2003, 04:00 PM
Thank you for remembering me receiving the signed book from Carol! With all the overwhelming stuff going on that night I am surprised you even thought of it. I was SHOCKED to say the leased. I was with Bewitched Sam and her reading was absolutely AMAZING! The underwear she had just bought that day while waiting for me to arrive in Long Island! The small group setting was awesome. You could feel the energy. Amazing, unforgetable night!!!
09-12-2003, 08:18 PM
Wow! Thanks for the great thread. So touching and humorous and just...... I don't know - uplifting all at the same time.
My hubby just told me if we get to a seminar or gallery I am not allowed to wear any embarrasing undergarments! :lwink:
He doesn't read the board (so he tells me) but he has to come see what I am laughing, sniffing or commenting to myself about when I read through our threads. So if we do get to a seminar, I think he will recognize any of you we meet.
God bless you all. I enjoy being here with you.
09-13-2003, 12:24 PM
The reason I remembered about your book is because it really impressed me that Carol decided to bring it along to the seminar to personally hand it to you. Along with all the million and a half other things I'm sure she had to do to get ready for this event, it would have been easier for her to just stuff it in an envelope and mail it out! But she didn't!
I had never met Carol or seen her before, but it really impressed me that night as to how dedicated and hard working her and all of John's staff are. No wonder he dedicated his book to her. She really is 'a whole army' !!
09-13-2003, 01:06 PM
Believe me...I KNOW how special it was to have the book handed back to me. It is amazing she could even think of something so trivial with all the details she must have going through her head. She is at every seminar and is like John's right hand. I immediately fired off a big THANK YOU to her, John and the Bridges staff for returning my book signed AND for the AMAZING night.
Thanks for your comments. Wish we would have met! :)
09-13-2003, 05:42 PM
I wanted to share something that happened at the seminar that has made me do a lot of thinking this past week. I don't know if this is the correct thread to post this on. It may have to be moved?
The woman my sister and I sat next to was from Texas. She was in the aisle seat and wearing a white shirt. We quickly started up a conversation about John and the process and I began to feel a negative energy from her, almost like an angry feeling all around her. She told me she had seen John in Dallas, Las Vegas and a few other places that I can't remember. She had also been to many other psychics hoping to get a message from her Dad.
She then told me about the Dallas seminar where John was doing a reading for someone in a different section. She felt the info was for her and kept raising her hand. When the details turned into a very embarrassing message and everyone was laughing, she put her hand down but could not understand why John was not pulled in her direction, since no one validated the info and it was obviously for her!
She did get to ask this question of John, and he did answer her as best he could, but she still had that anger and wasn't really listening to the answer. She was desperate to hear from her Dad
I was cringing in my seat and now wishing I had not sat next to her, but I was stuck there.
All thru the seminar she was constantly raising her hand during the readings and muttering to herself that this message was for her. I really started to feel bad for her because she just did not understand the process. She had read all his books, watched the show and went to the seminars. I even told her about this site, she said she had heard about it, but never checked it out.
At one point, John took a 5 minute break, I started to get up to stretch my legs and asked her if she wanted to take a walk with me. I figured this would be my chance to talk to her without disturbing anyone. All she said was 'I'm not moving from this spot! I came all this way and spent a lot of money to get here and I want a reading!' Well, I was so dumb struck, I just walked away from her and went outside. Boy, did I need a breath of fresh air!!!
After the seminar was over, she just got up and started to leave. I said I hoped she had a safe trip back home, but I don't know if she heard me, she was already walking away.
Except for her, the seminar was wonderful and I met a lot of great people.
The next morning, my sister and I got a late start and by the time we were ready to leave, it was afternoon. As we were going thru the lobby, we saw this woman waiting for her ride to the airport. My sister wanted to just leave, but something made me go over and talk to her.
We talked about the messages that had come thru that she felt were for her. A November 13 date had not been validated, a name and something else. I said it was very possible those messages were for her. It may have been her Dad's chance to get a small message to her, like a cameo appearance. "Hi...I'm here !" But his energy wasn't quite strong enough to pull John in her direction, just enough for a quick message. I asked her what the November date meant. She said it was her parents anniversary, but why didn't her Dad give her his birth date instead? (very angry) I asked her if her Mom was still here and she said 'yes' I said maybe that was your Dad's way of acknowledging you and your Mom and letting you know he is around. He was only able to make a brief 'cameo' appearance.
She finally calmed down and actually smiled and said she had heard of John's explanation of cameo appearances. And maybe it was that after all!!! Whew!!!
At that point her ride had arrived and we parted. I think I made a new friend cause she asked me for my e-mail address!
I haven't been able to stop thinking about this all week. How can someone claim to be so into John and the message and not understand it at all?? She was obviously in pain about her Dad, and became obsessed with getting a message, going from medium to medium.
Sorry this is so long. This has really been on my mind all week! I had to get it out. I know you all will understand and maybe offer a little insight. Has anyone else ever come across anyone like this and how did you handle it? I'm not sure I handled it in the best way, but did the best I could. I was just so shocked at her reactions and comments.
09-13-2003, 06:17 PM
I think you did a very good job of helping tht woman understand what had happened to her.
You know the old adage - you sometimes can't see the forrest for the trees? Well, I believe that was what was happening to her. She was, and still is, so desperate for a message that she actually did not realize that she was receiving 'me too's''.
You did an excellent job of helping her to understand. Now it is up to her to decide how to see the messages and realize that her Dad is with her all the time. Sometimes it takes a little extra - I believe you did that.
Blessings to you,
09-14-2003, 03:34 PM
I think you did a great job being supportive of this woman's feelings and guiding her in a better understanding of the real message. Sitting next to you wasn't an accident. Maybe it was her father's way of trying to help this woman understand, through you, that he's with her and their family, not John.
I had a similar experience in San Diego last year and it bugged me for a long time. Early in the morning a woman bought an extra ticket I had and kind of latched onto me for the rest of the day. She was very emotional and desparate to get a ticket so I thought she had lost someone recently. It turned out most of her family had crossed and she was feeling very alone. We sat in about the 7 or 8 row and I gave her the aisle seat because I was much taller than her. When John came out she started screaming like he was some kind of rock-n-roll God. She was jumping up and down and pulling on my shirt so hard it was coming off my shoulder. I was mortified.:(
For the first hour of the seminar she could barely sit in her seat and kept muttering "I'm next, I'm next." By the second hour she seemed completely deflated. And by the end, she was really really angry. She'd asked me to go to lunch with her after the seminar so when it was over we headed out to find some place to eat. We talked about what had happened and she was just angry that John had "failed" her. She'd been watching CO since it came on, but wasn't interested in reading the books ( :confused: ) or anything else he said apparently. I tried to explain how I understand things, but I don't think I made much of an impression. There were times :devil: I wanted to yell ARE WE WATCHING THE SAME SHOW? CUZ I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU AT ALL!! but I didn't.:angel2:
It left a real negative spot on an otherwise nice day, but I did the best I could and that's all anyone can do. I hope she kept watching CO and maybe she finally heard, 'It's not about me. Your family is still a part of your life.' It sounds to me like the woman you met was able to hear what you said. I'm sure you were a great comfort to her.
09-14-2003, 05:22 PM
Thanks Irishrose and Phigalilly !
I certainly hope I was able to help her a little in understanding the real message. Like you said it Phigalilly, she was just so angry that somehow John had 'failed' her. Again and again!
Carrying that anger around and going from seminar to seminar and medium to medium, desperately searching for a message? When all along she was getting signs and small messages. All that negative anger kept her from seeing and understanding. Since she has my e-mail address, I wonder if I will hear from her!
09-22-2003, 05:43 PM
I've finally been able to get some time on the computer.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words of congratulations and the other wonderful posts regarding the seminar that night. Capistrano, Kathymich and everyone who attended the seminar that night - I wish I could have met you. It would have been nice to get together and talk.
Congratulations Bewitched Sam on your great reading and congrats to Kathymich for receiving your signed JE book.
Capistrano, it would have been nice to hear about your neice and talk about some things that we probably have in common.
You're right, there was an amazing enery in the room that night. I could have sat there all night and listened to John talk. He is amazing and I too wish I were gong to his workshop in November.
I'm so sorry that the woman sitting next to you had such a negative attitude. Irishrose is right. You did a great job in helping the woman understand that she was receiving her piece of cake and that she should recognize the signs.
Wow Sandra. I'm so sorry about your experience with that woman. It's sad when people don't recognize the amazing process that is going on right in front of them.
Well thank you again everyone.
I hope all who are attending the seminar on the 26th meet with positive energy. Good luck and relax and enjoy the seminar.
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