If you were to ask me 15 years ago if I believed in psychic mediums, my answer would most likely have been a very firm, “No.” Fast forward several years, through more than one close loss and honestly I’m uncertain. The one thing that I am certain of though, especially after my visit to Katie, is the universal bond that most share after having experienced a close loss. This bond doesn’t adhere to the boundaries of religious belief or personal conviction; rather a deep desire to reconnect with our loved ones who have passed before us, even if only for a moment.
Katie started the show off today with a tactful confession to the audience and to her psychic medium guests, admitting that she didn’t really believe in mediums. However skeptic, Katie did go on to recount her own vivid dreams and experiences after her husband passed away. Katie also gave visible pause after Char Margolis suggested that these were messages from her loved one. While Katie appeared to remain unconvinced and turned down an offer for an on-the-spot personal “reading,” the audience was all too eager.
Think about it, how many times have you uttered the phrase or heard someone say, “What I wouldn’t give for just another minute?” As world-renowned mediums John Edward and Char Margolis turned their attentions to the live studio audience, there was a palpable anticipation from individuals who were seeking just that.
John Edward vaguely “read” a woman who was seated centrally in the audience. The second reading that he gave was far more in-depth and seemed to really resonate with the man whom he was reading.
Char Margolis also “read” an audience member in great detail. The woman was visibly moved by the messages from her mother and extended family members. After the reading was over, though tearful, she thanked Char repeatedly for these now cherished words from her loved ones.
I’ll admit there was a small something inside of me that hoped for a reaffirming message today from my loved ones who have passed.
I’ll admit there was a small something inside of me that hoped for a reaffirming message today from my loved ones who have passed; a chance of sorts, at “just another minute.” Though that didn’t happen, I do feel that I walked away with a new outlook.
Regret can be one of the most difficult elements when dealing with loss. Many feel regret for all of the overlooked moments and for all that was left unsaid. It’s so easy to get trapped in the routine of our daily lives and forget to really stop and appreciate the moment, the people around us and all that we have to be thankful for.
What I took away from this experience, as cliché as it may sound, was a reminder to actively cherish and make the most of the moments we do have, great and small. I want to live my life and love the people who are in it, with no regrets.
Do I believe in psychic mediums now? I’m still uncertain. Would I still give anything to speak to my loved ones again for “just one more minute?”
What are your thoughts on psychic mediums? Are you a believer or a skeptic?