John Edward was in Portland, Maine

The last time John Edward came to Portland, I wanted to go. I’d read some of his books, taken some of his free online classes, and watched his TV show, Evolve. I couldn’t wait to see him in person!

Alas, was unable to find anyone to go with, so I stayed home.

This year when I saw he was coming again, I still wanted to go. I figured that if one year later I was still dying to see him, I had to go. The story was the same, though. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. I also had family commitments that precluded me from going.

Hello? Disappointment!

At the eleventh hour, the planets aligned and my schedule opened up. I decided to be brave and go by myself. I even got a big discount on my ticket!

It was so worth going. I loved every minute of this show. I didn’t get a reading myself, but what John said at the outset was true: if you get a reading, you wind up missing a lot of what happens after. I was there to learn, and I did learn. A lot.

Plus, John and his announcer/friend Katrina are funny! And warm! And caring! Everything you want in a human being.

John’s spirit messages for the families that did receive readings were incredibly accurate. He doesn’t let people bully him (and surprisingly, someone did try to) into making his information fit their story. He insists on accuracy and validation and it makes a huge difference in the quality of the readings.

If John ever comes back to my area, I am so going again.

Even if it’s by myself.


BOOK REVIEW: Growing Up Psychic by Chip Coffey

You don’t have to suspect your child of psychic tendencies to enjoy Growing Up Psychic book coverreading Growing Up Psychic by Chip Coffey, but if you do, then you’ve found your book. Chip knows his topic from both sides of the equation. He was a psychic kid, and he has worked extensively to help other psychic kids understand, appreciate, and own their individual gifts. He likens psychic ability with, say, the ability to play the flute. He levels the playing field, and thereby makes psychic kids just…kids. Every kid is special and every kid has their own unique abilities. The trick is to foster their confidence and understanding and keep ignorance-related fear at bay.

I was interested to learn that the author warns (p 51) against using Ouija Boards (hello, dead Roman Soldier? No, thanks! You are SO not invited!) because this is not the first time I have heard this. I believe that John Edward also holds this point of view. Forewarned.

There are useful  tips for you if you are a person who is interested in meeting her spirit guides, or who struggles with meditation, or who just likes to read about ghosts.

Bottom line: Chip gives useful, concrete, easy-to-apply tools for helping your child, and isn’t that what every parent wants?

Thank you, Chip, for shining this healing light on this topic.

Addendum: This is my favorite quote from the book (pp 95-96): “…I’m now over fifty years old and if I ever managed to get into a lotus position I’d probably be stuck there for the rest of my life.”

Can you relate? 🙂

Thanks to Melissa Boyd for recommending this book!