Deb's personal reading (this reading happened on Tuesday 11/27/07. I'd been emailing Melissa with questions about this interview so I'm not thinking anything about it when she asks for my number...she calls and come to find out she said she just felt like she had to talk to me...she thought maybe I was being pressured to get this interview done...during out conversation, I mentioned to her that I wanted to go see John Edward because of some unresolved issues I have with my mom.
Deb) I know you're going to laugh, but I can't wait to meet John Edwards...I have some issues regarding my mother who's passed on, that haven't been dealt with.
Melissa) Well, I'm not John Edwards, but I can give you messages from her if you want me to, she's her with me now.
Melissa) She's here with me now. Can I pass along the messages?
Melissa) She says “Hi Honey.”
Deb) silence...ahh...Hi Mom (Deb is freakin' out about this time)
Melissa) She's showing me a rag doll.
Deb) That's funny, I just bought my granddaughter, Kylie, one at the grand opening of the Reno, Cabela's, the day after Thanksgiving.
Melissa) She says, “Yeah, I know, I was there with you.”
Deb) silence ..okay...
Melissa) She says, she kept pulling you back to the one with the silk stitches on the britches. She wants to know why you didn’t wait until Christmas to give it to her.
Deb) silence...(I had been going back and forth between these two dolls and even asked my cousin which she thought...but always kept leaning back to the silk drawers...because they were so cute and had planned to give it to Kylie for Christmas, but is was so cute I couldn't wait.)
Melissa) She says you never could wait.
Deb) silence (Deb feels scolded)
Melissa) She's showing me a box of Quaker Oats and laughing...what's that about?
Deb) Chuckle....this is funny because I was just thinking about that. I've been looking for this recipe...it's for Dunkin Platters. These were our favorite cookies...only we called them Dunkin Splatters because they gave us the trots, but were so good we couldn't stop eating them until they were gone....yeah I know TMI. Too bad I lost that recipe...
Melissa) She says it’s in your recipe card index box, stuck to the back of one of the cards.
Deb) I've already checked the two index boxes.
Melissa) she says, mom is saying no, there's a third.
Deb) No, I only have two...two metals tins...
Melissa) she says, no, your mother says you have a wooden one
Deb) Oh no I don't. (Even from the grave I get bitched at)
Melissa) ”yes you do--the one you got for your wedding shower present from her friend.”
Deb) Oh crap...I forgot about that one...I can't wait to get home and see if it's there..sorry about that Mom's like that...has to be right and get the last word.
Melissa) By the way, she says your sweet potatoes weren't sweet enough this year.
Deb) Did you forget Mom, Paul's a diabetic?
Melissa) she say, “I know, next time make a special batch for me...the way I like them.”
Melissa) She says to tell you her black and white dog is there with her.
Melissa) She wants to know why you moved her rocking chair out of the room and put her in the corner?
Deb) silence...aah...I don't have her rocking chair.
Melissa) She says fine, semantics, YOUR chair, the one she always used to sit in...when she visits you, that's where she sits, but on Thanksgiving, the chair was gone.
Deb) ahh...We had company for Thanksgiving and the chair was broken, so we moved it into my daughter's room, in the corner. (oh crap, I'm going to get it now.)
Melissa) She says, “ put it back because that's where she'll be at Christmas.”
Deb) sigh...okay Mom, I'll move it back.
Melissa) She says to tell you she visits with you often, especially in the kitchen...that certain smells call her.
Deb) That's funny, because that's when I think of her the most is when I'm cooking. We had some wild times in the kitchen that left us in laughing fits or damn near killed us.
Melissa) She wants to know why you're hesitating...what do you want to ask her?
Melissa) She says she knows you want to ask her something and to just ask.
Deb) gulp...swallow...breath...Why did you have such a hard time getting along with me. Why couldn't you tell me you loved me?
Melissa) She says, “You know I don't have favorites, but I loved you best. You were always there for me, did for me, I just thought you knew.
Deb) No. I didn't! (the tears are starting)
Melissa) She says, “I'm sorry.”
Deb) deep breath....This is wild because if mom were here now I'd catch hell for even talking to a psychic...she didn't believe in them.
Melissa) She's waving her hand, and says, “Sorry, I'm a believer now....too little too late, as usual.”
Melissa) She's showing me a trinklet.
Deb) A what?
Melissa) I know it's not a word, but that's the only way I know to describe it and it's the word I'm hearing...it's a silver bracelet...she said to tell you that it was her favorite possession.
Deb) more sniffs...(That was the first present all us kids got together to give her...it was a charm bracelet, one head for each kid, including spouses and her only grandson at the time...our names and birth dates were on them, plus a charm for their 25th anniversary...we gave dad a sterling silver lighter with an emerald on it and the date.) I didn't think you even liked it...you never wore it.
Melissa) She says, “That's because it didn't fit. Why I kept trying to lose weight so I could wear it...it's the only thing you kids ever did together and for me.
Deb) I'm glad it meant so much to you...I have it now.
Melissa) Okay you have to explain this one to me....she says to tell you she doesn't stink anymore. ..and she's laughing about it.
Deb) Mom had a kidney transplant and the anti-rejection meds she took for it smelled like skunk....I could always tell when she was getting too much because the scent would come through her skin. It got to be a joke between us because by the time I smelled it and told her about it, she'd walk into the doctor’s office and say, time to lower the dosage, my daughter says so....they'd give me a dirty look, read her chart and sure enough, lower the dosage. When they finally got around to asking why I was asking for her blood report she laughed and said she doesn't need the report, she smells it on me.
From Melissa: I just wanted to add that this was an instance when the reading really affected the psychic too. When I asked Deb for her phone number I didn’t know why I needed to talk to her (other than I just like to talk and figured it would be easier to talk about the interview than to do it all by email) and I wasn’t expecting to do a reading for her when I called. As soon as she said she wanted to meet John Edwards so she could resolve things with her mom, and then her mom showed up with me, I wasn’t sure if I should approach it or not. As a psychic you never know how a person will react to something like that, but Mom wasn’t going anywhere else until I delivered the messages so I got permission. Deb’s silence during the reading was very powerful. I could feel when the messages had hit home with her just from her energy over the phone. Her mother had a lot to say, but the main message that came through was the overwhelming feeling of love that I felt from mother to daughter and the importance that I get this feeling across to Deb so that she understood how real her Mom’s love for her was and still is, even on the other side. I know I said many more words than are included in this retelling of the story but they were words to comfort a daughter and words to pass along the tremendous love of the Mother from the other side. I did the best I could and I have to tell you, this reading left me in tears. It stayed with me for weeks afterward and I kept thinking about it. This is why I do readings. When I’m able to pass along messages that help both those on the other side and those of us still here that resolve hurts from the past and give others peace, then I know I’m doing my job as a clairvoyant advisor and it makes all the ridiculing and name calling that I’ve had directed at me over the years worthwhile. Deb – thanks for letting me pass along your mother’s messages – this was truly an experience I’ll never forget. ~ Melissa
Two personal questions from Deb to Melissa
Deb) Our family, my husband, the kids, and I, have been talking about leaving California. We'd like to move and get some acreage and have talked about Montana, Oregon, Wyoming and Colorado. We'd like to start a family business. I'd still need to work to keep the insurance, but Paul and the kids would have the family business until things take off...Is this something that is in our futures? If so, when, (how are in the future) and where (which state)?
Melissa) The first thing I saw when I read this was the order of the states. From most likely to least they popped out like this: Wyoming (1), Colorado (2), Montana (3), Oregon (4). I sense this will happen within two years. There are some loose ends that you need to tie up in California before you go and it will take a little longer than you think once you actually get past the “talking about it” stage into the “planning” stage. So, try to move into the planning stage sooner than later so it takes less time in the long run.
Deb) On my own personal request, regarding my writing. I love it and all, but is being a published author in my future...I've written articles that were published, but for my fictional stories, is it ever going to happen? If so, how soon or how long? And is my problem that I write Romantic Suspense and Romantic Comedies...going back and forth between them or should I stick to one...and which should that be?
Melissa) My first impression about this is that it will happen and you’re in the right genre – but there is something within the text that is a little off kilter. I’m not sure if its characterization or plot but check those two things out and make sure that you have fully developed characters and no holes in the plot. Of the two genres I sense that you’re very talented in romantic comedies and that you will make that sale before romantic suspense. You have a knack for making people see the light side of life even when things are looking their worst and you carry this into your writing. If you were to stick to one I couldn’t tell you to do that because I’m seeing you writing both. So I’d have to say to start with romantic comedies but don’t give up on the romantic suspense.
I hope the impressions I’ve received are helpful.
Additional questions to understand what Melissa sees:
Deb) Stupid question time....this is just an "I'm curious"....below, you say you see Wyoming as first...the funny thing is that's where I'd REALLY like to go, but job wise, Colorado is the place "I" see more opportunities for my kind of work. I'm an administrator in a computer corporation...I know my company has a location in Broomfield, Colorado, and I've actually applied for a job transfer......so when you got this email from me...how is it you see, what you see? How was it that Wyoming came in first....is it that my energy came through as where I want to go...or is it an actual job you see in Wyoming....remember, I told you I was blonde...so there's no telling what my questions will be once I get started.
And please note, this isn't me testing you, I really want to understand what it is that comes through to you...because I'm getting an idea for a character..and the more you tell me the clearer she becomes.
Also, along those same lines...when my Mom came through to you...is it like she just suddenly appears....did/does she actually talk to you, do you see images, no sound, what? My imagination is totally running amok here on this....so I gotta ask.
This is so fascinating, I feel bad, like I'm bothering you, but I'd so darned curious that I can't stop myself...so please accept my apology for being a pain in the patoot!
Melissa) When I read your email and the list of four places, the way it looks to me is as if the word raises from the screen - it looks three dimensional for a moment. As they do this, I list the places in the order that I see it raise up, which is the place that is most likely to be where you move to the area that is least likely. I didn't see whether or not there was a job opportunity there or not but only saw them pop up in order from strongest to weakest. I actually don't know why they come up in the order that they do - I just see the question and then they rise up one after the other and I put them down in the order that I see them rise up. This has happened to me before when I was looking for a job - I'd look through the newspaper and the job I'd get would look three dimensional to me - as if it is raised up off the page. I've always been offered the job when that's happened. I wish I had a better answer for you but that’s how it happens. Your energy doesn't really factor into this because when I see that happen I'm not actually reading your energy.
Oh - I completely understand you're not testing me. Your questions are fine.
Yes, it's like she suddenly appears - not in front of me but in my mind's eye. I saw her standing off to my right and talking. I just listen and pass along what she's saying to you. I both see her and hear her telepathically. You know how it feels to you when you're thinking? You hear yourself in your mind sorting out things? Well, when spirit appears to me I hear them in the same manner and get an image of them in my mind (usually but not always) and I listen to what they say and pass it along. Does that make sense to you? Or did I just muddy the waters? LOL
You're not bothering me. I really appreciate the opportunity you're giving me so I'm very happy to answer.
Deb) Okay so then the three dimensional word that raises the largest is what...the best chance, meaning look there first, not sure I'm getting this clearly, what is raising these words....that's why this is so fascinating to me. I could talk to you for years, and never get bored...look out if I ever get you alone in a room, I'll talk your ear off trying to understand and pick your brain....so remember you were warned :-P
And what I wouldn't give to be in your shoes...that's why I'm saving my pennies so I can take your class...I'd give anything to hear my mom's voice again.
Do relatives/friends who have passed on for you ever come to you? Is it like old home week or what?
Melissa) It's that they rise in the order from strongest to weakest with the strongest having the highest possibility of success, the second is the second strongest etc. Just because this has happened to me so many times I know that when someone gives me a list I'll see the words rise in the order of best to worst. With the first one that rises being the one that is in the number one spot (strongest) to the last one that is the weakest.
Well, it's not always fun. There are times that I see things that I really don't want to know. The class isn't a structured class - it's more like what we're doing right now - in mentoring the person I'm mentoring gets my undivided attention for a month and can ask as much or as little as they want and I also ask things of them.
Not usually - it has happened a few times but I usually have other people's families show up.