My landlady Linda has been telling me about this show, Long Island Medium. The medium is a woman named Theresa, with a big personality, two kids, a husband and full time business doing readings. The show basically follows her around her day, and Linda has been watching it a season at a time. She described Theresa as a psychic in long island who has no control over who talks to her when, and she does readings everywhere she goes.
This morning I pulled up an episode on youtube and gave it a watch. Wow, Theresa is incredible, and I really enjoyed the show. One interesting part about Theresa’s approach is this “I can’t help it!” thing she has, she’ll just read for anyone, everywhere. I want to generalize and say, “Most psychics don’t do that,” but how do I know what most psychics do? I just know what I do, and I turn the volume down or off for most of my day. I actually don’t want to be reading people as I go about my day, and when I do medium work, it involves a half hour to an hour of preparation.
Connecting people with their loved ones in heaven is a humbling privilege; it’s something that’s really beyond the identity of the medium. It was fun to see Theresa surprising herself with hits, which happens to me too. You’re going into every reading blind, and it’s miraculous every time a connection is undeniably made.
The neat thing about meditation practice is that you can develop this habit of observing yourself, and I’ve started learning things about myself in this way. One thing I noticed as I was watching the show, was that I was automatically connecting empathetically with Theresa’s clients, which is just a reflexive thing. My heart went out to these people who cried as they connected with the loved ones. I was tearing up. I noticed that Theresa just kept going and was unaffected by their tears… and then I remembered that when I’m doing a reading, I’m just like Theresa – focused on the message.
Something clicked in my mind. When I do readings, I get into “medium mode”. On a reading day I’ll be careful with what I eat, avoiding foods I know bring me down or wind me up. I’ll meditate before I talk to the first person, in order to address my own thought stream, set aside worries and ground my energy – just getting my ducks in a row. Once I make that connection, it’s like a channel opens up inside of me, and there’s this circuit running through my body. The energy from this circuit pushes all of the usual parts of my emotional experience aside, and it becomes all about the message. I’m so focused on what I’m seeing, hearing, feeling as communication, the empathetic/emotional connection to the people around me just isn’t possible.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t care, it just means that my personality, my own experience, is set aside so I can make room for this other person’s message. It’s a very pleasant and safe place to be, completely protected from everything else in the world.
And then I thought, maybe that’s why Theresa says she can’t turn it off. Maybe she just lives in that safe place, all the time. If I were to walk about my whole day, always in medium mode, I’d feel pretty safe, I’d probably have a lot of energy all the time. But I’d feel cut off from the rest of the world, and I feel like I’d be missing out on a lot of the things I enjoy about my day-to-day experience right now. No, constant medium mode is not for me.
But Theresa, she does many readings every day. She’s always in medium mode. Her work involves a lot of putting herself out there, a lot of energy. Maybe, leaving the light on is why she can do what she does.
I used to have opinions about mediums and psychics who just walk up to people on the street and start telling them about their lives. At some point, I must have set that judgment aside. I think Theresa’s show would’ve annoyed the crap out of me last year, I would’ve written some entry about ethics and what she “should” be doing. None of that is coming up for me now, and that’s just a change within myself which I’m quietly observing.
George, I feel you there my friend. What do you have to say about all this?
Did you know (young girl in his family – daughter? Niece?) is psychic? She’s quite gifted; I’m very (proud of her, filled with great love and admiration.) I visit her (when she meditates or thinks before she goes to sleep.) He shows me her at fifteen, and flashes to her grown up, in her twenties. I think he’s saying he used to visit her every night, and she’d talk to him before she went to sleep. Sometimes she’d think it was her imagination, but she’s getting ready to open up again. She’s just getting her feet on the ground.
So while I was typing that, I got this head rush of dizziness and a sign on the wall fell to the floor.
Shows me this young woman wading slowly into a swimming pool, as she’s wading into her mind’s potential, and it’s also a symbol of all of us wading into our – I heard the word “awakening”, and another head rush dizziness.
George, what is with this dizziness, You’re feeling it / me stronger / you’re getting stronger. It’s like a pull behind my sinus, tugging my head to the side. He laughs, it’s like he’s pulling my head around to face him, in an energetic sense. That’s what the feeling is.
It returns to (what I was saying before) Awakening to your full potential.
You know George, anything that I feel has become a buzzword, I feel this resistance to – I don’t like feeling like I’m just jumping on some new age band wagon:
Laughs – what if that wagon is (going someplace you want to be?)
George, why do I feel like I want to do this alone? I’ve always been a bit of a loner.
Only you can answer that.
I’m sorry, I think I’ve sidetracked this conversation – you wanted to talk about LIM? Theresa? Yes – you know, she’s talked with The Beatles (George and John) – her family really didn’t believe her. Shows me Theresa waving her hand at John and saying “Just leave me alone!”
That’s funny. Yes, we found it amusing. Shows me Theresa at John’s wake – was she there in New York when he died? Yes, and she was trying to get him, and she was telling him to go to the light. John just popped in later to thank her for that. She helped him. (George shows me this little skit, of John popping in front of Theresa, telling her about that, thanking her for being at his wake, and she has this Beatles fan moment of “holy moley I must be crazy now!” It’s funny, George shows me this lady who talks to dead people constantly, all the time, is not comfortable talking to famous dead people. That’s where she gets scared.)
Huh, maybe I should schedule a reading with her eh? That would be fun. That would be awesome actually.
So, dear readers, it’s Christmas time. Here in town, I’m doing a discounted reading day, 20 minutes for $20, so that locals have an opportunity to connect with their loved ones before Christmas. I’ll do something similar for you folks in the New Year, but first:
I’m going to give a free Christmas reading to one of you out there, this weekend! To enter, send an email to: tofinopsychic with the subject line “Hello from Heaven”. The winner will be selected randomly, and announced this Friday – everyone who emails me will automatically have a spot reserved for them, if they choose, for the next Readings for Readers event in January 2013.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
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Also, your comment about letting go of judgment was neat to read. That’s something I’ve been working on for myself… to go with the flow, my path is my own, others have their own, what works for someone else may not be for me, and vice-versa. It all is what it is.
Yeah. It’s also like, preserving my own energy. Do I really want to put any energy at all into thinking about what others *should* be doing? It’s a big energy suck.
Sweetie & I watched another few episodes yesterday, and I saw a few things which made me feel better – this little spirit boy that was following her around for days and was making Theresa upset. Talk about setting judgement aside – it’s easy for me to judge / assume that things which (rarely) happen to me like being so affected by a spirit’s story that you’re just beside yourself with emotion. I kind of assumed it was because I was “doing it wrong”. It’s easy to generalize that one “should” always be in this place of protection and grounded serenity.
But we’re not perfect, and shit happens.
The thing about the dizziness/sinus thing, I experienced that too. Like the night before last I think. I’d gone into a light meditation and I was trying to stimulate my pineal gland by placing my focus on it, and that’s what happened.
I’ve read/heard that yogis used to (maybe still do) train themselves to manoevre their tongues into their sinus cavities to stimulate the gland, which is linked to psychic awareness. Once activated it drips an apparently bitter-tasting nectar down the back of the throat that, among other things, is supposed to sustain you indefinitely without food and reverse the aging process. I guess that’s what happens next, the glandular secretions?
That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard.
Oh, no it’s not. You work in a hospital cleaning speculums!
My son in spirit, Eric, gave me the message below after reading channelingerik. Funny it applies to your post as well. Especially the first line.
It is in accepting that we are all on our own journey that we love completely. No judgment, no expectations. For those that strive for perfection, earth is a battleground of challenges. Never ending attempts to please and fulfill those expectations.
Love! Accept each other as perfect beings each on own inidividual journey. Our paths cross for a reason, we should hold those moments close to our heart.
Love, love all you can. And know that we are all eternal. My choice to leave was not a decision to hurt or cause pain, but an end to my journey and a need to be free of the earthly expectations. Your love is felt here, we never stop loving! Eric.
That’s lovely. 🙂 Thanks.
Aw, I love Theresa Caputo and her whole family. (The mediumship part of the show is great and all that, but I just love that family and how they interact with each other — reminds me a little of my own family.) I also like that she shows that mediums have quirks and foibles, just like everyone else. (I swear, Theresa is afraid of everything — the dark, enclosed spaces, speed, boats…you name it, it makes her nervous — but that makes her endearing.)
I adore her daughter, always rolling her eyes. I’ll bet she ends up a better psychic than her mom, before she’s through!
There’s a questions episode (where the family answers questions people have had for them) and it’s so funny. It has a scene where Victoria gets a fit of the giggles that she can’t stop — it makes me literally laugh out loud to watch, and I rarely do that when I’m by myself. (I don’t know if that episode is on YouTube but it’s a funny one to watch for other scenes as well, including one where Larry tries to give Theresa diction lessons and another where the kids tease Theresa about how she used to react in the car.)
I just stumbled upon this post now – but better late than never! I was super intrigued when you said you got dizzy after writing what you picked up from George. It made me kind of do a “double take” because about a week ago, I was working with George for a rather long period of time for the first time, just before I went to bed, and when I woke up I was super dizzy almost all day. It kind of felt like how you described; really heavy in the sinus/forehead area. I felt like I wasn’t quite there, and like I was ready to float right up to the ceiling. I figured it had something to do with George, and after finding this just today, I know now that it was. Thank you as always, Kate, for sharing your experiences. They’re so magical! 🙂
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Hi Sophia! Weird I just found your comment now! Sorry it’s been sitting for two weeks, I didn’t see the notification!
I just stumbled upon this article now! But I guess it’s better late than never 🙂 I’m quite fascinated by Theresa’s work as well – – I watch Long Island Medium every now and then. I found it interesting when you mentioned you got dizzy at one point after getting info from George. About a week ago, a similar thing happened to me. I was working with George one night before I went to bed, and it was for a fair amount of time as well, and when I woke up in the morning, I felt the same way you described, in my sinus/forehead area. It felt like I was ready to float right out of my body or something, and it lasted well into the afternoon. Strange!
(PS. Sorry if this is mysteriously posted twice. I tried posting a comment on mobile but I don’t think it went through!)
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Yeah I saw you’d commented yesterday, and then couldn’t find the comment! I’m glad you posted it again.
I do still get that feeling at times during sessions, or sometimes I get super sleepy right before sessions. I tend to take naps on session days afterwards. I’m thinking I need to tweak my meditation practice to help direct the energy in a way that doesn’t make me as tired!