The more my confidence increased, the clearer and more profound were my interactions with Spirit. The frequency of visitations prior to my clients turning up aided me greatly, many times they had answers to their questions. It was interesting to see an unbeliever, there were many, who would stop dead in their tracks when I’d say, “Oh, your Dad’s here, he said you have to fix that: car, stove, door etc.” I certainly had their full attention then. Quite a few people would turn up with the sole intention of trying to discredit me, irrespective of their friend’s glowing recommendations. I think it’s the only profession where you have to continually prove yourself. Enough whinging Laurie, get on with it.
Warning #1 The stroke. I’ve mentioned previously how I would check a person’s aura as they sat down, hold their hands and keep looking. This settled the both of us and gave me insights. The client today sat down and I closed my eyes and looked. In the area at the front of her skull the aura had no colour, black as black could be. I didn’t say anything at first and went on to answer the questions with the cards. they were about her daughter, work etc. I finished the reading, which she was happy with and said, “Have you had a check-up lately, you know blood pressure, heart etc.?” – “No, why would I, I’m healthy.” This is where it gets sticky, I don’t diagnose and I don’t like to scare people… but. I work on the precept that if I wasn’t meant to mention something, I wouldn’t be shown a problem. I said, “Look, do me a favour go and have check-up at least for your daughter’s sake.” We left on great terms and I gave her no thought until her daughter rang me three weeks later. She’d found my card in her Mum’s things when she was packing her house up. Yes, she’d dropped dead from a stroke in the shower, two weeks after she’d seen me. I told the daughter what I’d seen and she replied that her mum had mentioned it to her and laughed it off. Very sad.
Warning #2 The car crash. Quite often 3 or 4 people would attend for readings, usually for moral support I think. On this Monday a couple and their friend, a young woman turned up. I didn’t see them arrive so I was unaware of the type of car they drove. The young woman came in first, sat down and I took her hands. No aura reading, nothing, only me looking down on an intersection near Coolangatta. I could see a white, Holden Kingswood sedan heading south and entering the intersection on a green light. A car came through the red light on their left and ploughed into the rear passenger side of the Holden, almost cutting the vehicle in half. With a huge deal of confidence I said, “You’re going to the coast this Friday night, with the couple out there, you will be seated in the rear passenger side seat and at the intersection of Coolangatta Road and Musgrave Street a car will hit you.” I could hear her bum drop through the seat, “You’re joking, right?” – “I’m sorry but I don’t joke about my work. It’s what I see happening.” – “Do I… die?” – “I’m shown the damage to the car, I can’t pick up death but crikey you’ll never walk again.”
We sat for a little while and I said, “Look, I wouldn’t be shown this if it couldn’t be avoided. All you have to do is say, no, I’m not going. Now I’ll do your reading, to see what happens if you don’t go on that drive.” The reading went well and she left with a half smile on her face. Her friends came in, they wanted a couple reading… always fraught with difficulty. I told them about what I’d seen, naturally they laughed. The young woman rang me the following week and thanked me profusely. Her friends went to the coast and she didn’t. Their car was hit in the rear passenger side, crumpling the rear halfway in, at the exact intersection. Anyone sat there would have been dead or severely injured. Her friends received minor injuries and their car was a write-off.
Warning #3 Don’t go to Belfast. I would find myself doing readings for particular groups: ladies from chemist shops, librarians, nurses. One would come and test the waters, tell her friends and the next day the phone would ring off the hook. A woman came to see me late one afternoon, I’ll call her Sue and her main question centred on work. I dealt out a few cards and ‘Leo and Green,” popped out of my mouth. “That’s who I work for.” *add a little gasp* Away we went and it came up that she would be made redundant at the beginning of autumn, which happened to be the following week. I have an affinity with my tarot cards, they were gifted to me 23 years ago and they’ve served me well. I don’t follow the meanings that come with them, instead I’ve created my own system that works on symbolism and astrology. I use the astrology side for dating events. The symbols in the deck are universal and open your psychic mind up. I kept dealing out the page of wands and a young woman with red hair came to me. My first words were, “You have a daughter who’s 23 and going overseas in 2 months. She can go anywhere in the world except Belfast.” *Eek* “She’s going there on holiday.”
“Why, why can’t she go, she has to?” – “I’m not sure, yet give me a moment.” I’d felt the familiar nudge from someone in spirit. Actually it felt like a kick in the shins. A tiny woman began to form at my side and I saw her fully in my mind’s eye. She pointed at my client and in an insistent voice she said, “I’m her grandmother, I come from Ireland. Tell her that if Toni steps one foot in Belfast, she won’t come home. She can go anywhere else, just not Belfast.” Then in living colour I was shown a black taxi come around a corner near a shop. Toni was standing outside the shop and someone in the taxi began shooting. I sat for a moment and said, “Look, I would try and talk her out of going if I were you.”
I received a call that night and a man, let’s call him Geoff, made an appointment for the following day. We sat in the room and he said, “Just do a reading. No aura stuff or any of that shit.” Okay, Mr Grumpy. With that I had him shuffle the cards, I took them back and began laying them out. I looked at him, the cards then back at him, “You’re Sue’s husband.” – “How do you know?” – “Exact same cards for starters and I have the same old lady with me here, and she’s saying the same thing, don’t let her go.” I completed the reading, he wanted to know about his job prospects, he would be made redundant too. I was about to wrap up when he said, “Look, I’m worried about my Mum, she’s old but hasn’t been real good lately. Her doctor says it’s old age but I don’t know.” I wrote his mum’s first name down and tuned in. I gave him a commentary on her home which I was shown, then a woman came into view. After describing her and the house he felt sure I had mum. A lovely lady with the major arteries on each side of her neck nearly blocked off. He asked and I told him, “I can’t diagnose but your mum needs to see a doctor, he needs to check her out urgently.”
A steady little stream of soon to be ex-employees of Leo and Green came to see me that week. Followed by, lo and behold Toni. Grandma came back with a vengeance and the room rocked. “Don’t go.” Toni seemed to take it all in her stride and smilingly flipped a bird. I don’t know if she went. I do know that Geoff made an appointment for his mum the following day. After a couple of tests they found her arteries were perilously close to blocking up, and she would be operated on the following week. He rang and thanked me, it made me feel good that someone else had taken notice. People don’t realise how difficult it is for those in spirit to break through and pass these messages on, and even harder for the reader to convince their client.
Warning #4 The Soul Mate Not every warning was a portent of doom. Let’s call this next young lady April. She arrived all giggly and fidgeted in her chair, another nervous one. Straight into the reading I checked the aura, nothing out of place. I laid out the cards and started. She’d asked about a soul mate and I avoided telling her my theory on them. I’ll tell you instead dear reader. I firmly believe that a soul mate can be of any sex and not always a lover or life companion. They can be a brother, sister, parent, friend and probably the second greatest one of all, an enemy. Naturally the one who completes us, is the mate who spends their life with us in a hopefully loving relationship. One who completes your life and is always there for you. As a firm believer in reincarnation, not where you come back as your neighbours cat or a starlet’s Chihuahua but in the soul’s journey through the ages. We return for a variety of reasons and with a variety of companions. An enemy, an antagonist, someone who throws obstacles in your path is there for one reason, to make you grow. They could have been a lover or mother in a previous time. Someone who loves you that much, that they take on a role no one else would want. Sure we also have a karmic debt and I’m sure there are those who want to harm us or make life miserable. That’s another post, back to April.
I picked up a card, tuned in and a workplace materialised, it turned out to be April’s. I described it, her workmate and the front counter in relation to the front door. I saw a young man walk in and approach the counter, a salesman he put his case down with a clunk and April approached him. They spoke and I saw a long road ahead for them, filled with happiness, children, good health. I gave her a detailed description of the man and sent her on her way. About nine months later she turned up again. We sat down and I said, “You were here a while ago.” – “Yes, I want to see who my partner is going to be.” Wheels and cogs clanged in the background as I thought back. Remember I’m seeing about 10-15 people a week, ah-ah. “Didn’t I tell you about a young salesman coming to your workplace?” – “Err, yes you did.” – “Well?” *Huge Sigh* “He turned up when you said and I ignored him. Somebody else finally got up and spoke with him. I told my workmate that he was the soul mate the psychic told me about. She told me to get up and talk. I didn’t believe you so I ignored him.” Cue to Laurie mentally belting his forehead on the table and gritting his teeth. “So, now what can I do for you?” – “Can you tell me if I’ll meet my soul mate?”
Next week: Eddy’s place and other haunted houses.