068 What can we expect from the upcoming Ridgefield Playhouse reading?
TC The thing that I love about the Ridgefield Playhouse, is that it will be a small and very intimate evening; I don’t typically do smaller venue. Most of these theaters seat up to 4,000 people, so to have a theater that seats a few hundred people is something that will be very special and unique. What can you expect? I’ll show up with my hair done, my nails done, a great dress and fabulous shoes; that’s the only thing I can guarantee!
When I come out on the stage, I give a quick little speech to prepare people on what’s going to happen for the next few moments of the show. Once I start sensing and feeling spirit, I don’t stay on the stage. I let spirit guide me around the audience, and I will literally just stop and start channeling someone’s loved one. We have cameras that will follow me around, so no matter where you would be seated, you can watch and feel every part of the experience. When you can see someone be healed and undergo a transformation in front of you is truly special. We are all grieving something, especially after the past few years. Even if we didn’t lose a loved one, it could be anything, whether it’s our freedom, finances, jobs, time, and we have to allow ourselves that time and permission to grieve.
I get what I do is crazy and people question it or don’t understand it. I totally understand and respect that. It happens so often at a live show, where I’ll be channeling and talking to someone in the audience that was urged to go by a friend or family member, but I can feel they don’t want to be there and have no idea what’s going on. However, to watch the transformation is truly spectacular. It’s a night of restoring our faith, hope, and peace. We’ve all just been through the pandemic, and this is something we all might need. Things happen for me, not to me. Even if tragedy strikes, it’s part of a bigger picture and it’s my job to find out where it fits and what to do with it. I think a lot of people can relate to that. In this way, it’s more than just communicating to someone who has died, if people can look at things differently.
068 How do you prepare for a reading? How do you recover?
TC To prepare for any reading, whether it’s a private or group reading, I just do a short meditation and sage, and that’s it. When I start sensing spirit, I will just feel an emotional bond for the relationship that spirit shared with someone. Then, spirit will take me through their departure; sometimes I’ll feel like a pain in my chest, a shortness of breath, or some kind of pain that will let me know how they passed to validate that it is in fact their loved one and that they don’t want them to remember them in that way.
When I started doing readings and stopped holding back; just revealing things to myself and to people I don’t even know, it was a great relief to me. For me, when I don’t work and don’t channel, it builds up and I become very tense. Working is exhausting for everyone, even me, but I was born this way so I intuitively know how to release energy and how to not hold onto it. 32 Picture my soul as the spaghetti, the colander is my body, and the water that comes through is all the information. That’s how I channel, the message comes in and goes straight back out; I don’t hold onto it. A lot of times I don’t even remember my readings. Over time, once I give my speech, spirit clears out my own personal thoughts, feelings and emotions and replaces them with signs and symbols to relay messages for someone. I would say that over the years and people would find that very strange, but I did something recently on Dr. Oz, where Dr. Daniel Amen, a neurologist, read my brain while I was doing a reading, and he said my brain literally showed no activity, but I was channeling and talking. I was able to access a part of my brain that most people don’t. I don’t feel a need to recover any more than anyone would feel after a day of work.
068 Is your gift something you have practiced and worked on, or have you always had it in the same capacity. Does your gift ever still startle you or surprise you?
TC I’ve always sensed and felt things and my family never made much of a big deal out of it. When I was younger, I could barely leave my house because of my anxiety. I would walk into a building and just feel everything in there. I’d be walking through a store and feel like someone was choking me, and I didn’t understand what it was. The second I removed myself from those situations is when I felt better.
It wasn’t until 5 years prior to 9/11 that I had started understanding my gift and realizing that I could not only connect with my own loved ones but everyone else’s. After 9/11, I had a spiritual experience, where I was told that this was my soul’s journey; that I had the gift to be able to give peace to people and be able to move on after the loss of a loved one. In that moment, I put my gift in God’s hands, and said if this is my soul’s purpose, you open every door for me and I will walk through with my gift, and here I am. Even now it still shocks me how spirit is able to convey messages.
Then they will show me a sign or symbol, which changes quite often; I call it my spirit library. Spirit will show me something that will help to convey meaning. For example, spirit might show me a bowl of oatmeal. That’s not just to say that they loved breakfast, it has also changed over the years to mean that someone is very routine. I’ll just see flashes of things that I’ve experienced in my life that are now used as symbols for someone else, and as I work on myself, my gift improves.
068 Are major events reflected in the spirit world? How has COVID influenced what you do?
TC My gift personally hasn’t changed, but with any large tragedy or experience like COVID or 911, it causes many people to be more open to their spirituality. In a way, it makes my job “easier” to where people are more open. It gives us more time to reflect and take it all in. I learned in all my decades of doing this is that sometimes when tragedies happen or things happen in our life, we lose faith. This isn’t limited to just religion, but faith in what we basically believe in; even faith in ourselves. I think that what I do restores faith, and we can all use that.
068 If someone is noticing things that others don’t notice, what advice do you have for them to safely explore and improve their abilities? Is there anything we should practice in this life in order to ensure our spirit will be strong and capable in the afterlife?
TC I had guidance from someone who is a spiritual healing instructor, and she taught spiritual awareness classes. I was very blessed and had the opportunity to attend a class where I could use, experience, and understand my gift in a safe place. I then had the feeling that she would then know how to help me.
I share my story so I can help others find their own journey. I share the tools I use, which is to be open, unafraid, and always protect yourself in white light. If you do attempt to connect, always ask if you are to receive information, that it only be for the highest good of all concern. Only information or positive uplifting things.
Just be kind, kindness is freedom. I just got chills when I said that so I know that’s validation from freedom. I always tell people to love honor, and respect yourself. If you are struggling or grieving, you grieve how you think is best for you. As long as you are not self medicating or harming others around you, don’t veer from your gut because it never steers you wrong.•