While I would love to tap out a story recounting a life filled with mystical, magical prose … well, the truth is I was a pretty ordinary kid from the suburbs. Only I knew things. I knew that Mr. James was mean in a way that could hurt you. I knew that Grandma Testa sometimes wished that the angels would come for her. I knew that some days the woods were an okay place to play and other times not at all; that Alison was only pretending to like Jenny; that my first grade teacher, Mrs. Posty, really, really (really) wanted to have a baby, but didn’t. (Although I couldn’t imagine why she didn’t just … get one like other people did.) I knew that I talked about what I felt – and my friends didn’t.
I think we all know where this is going: I was dangerously close to being stamped Weird and we all know Weird never gets you chosen in gym (the ages-old litmus test for popularity). In the interest of kick-ball, I kept my feelings to myself, for decades. As I grew and gathered more life experience, I came to realize that we are all blessed with the gift of insight and with a wisdom that we bring with us from the Other Side when we choose our Life Path. Still, the stresses and worries and confusion of everyday life can wear us down and we forget and lose the ability and energy to tap into that Knowing (Sort of like trying to find your car keys when you’re running late!).
Slowly, I dipped my toe into the waters of professional readings and found that helping others, listening and guiding and, most importantly, helping my client to see more clearly and understand more deeply what are happening around them – it was then, and in pretty short order, that I was shown this is my Path. Borne to a long-line of decidedly normal Irish mystics and mediums, I, too, am an empathic, clairvoyant, clairsentient and medium. My readings are the combined efforts of my gifts, the insights of my spirit guide, Betta (a feisty, once-African Tribal Queen) and the energy that you bring to the room.
I come to this page today with the reminder that I have been given the most wonderful gift; and the appreciation that to whom much is given, much is expected. I know that those early, early difficult years helped me to go within, to study, to question, to find gentle ways to guide rather than proclaiming a singular Right Way (By the way if you would like to chat with me here is my link).
I embrace the differences we have and celebrate the similarities we share – yet neither stands in the way of absolute honesty in what I see and in what I am being shown. Today, the most wonderful part of this gift is being able to use it to help others learn about their own lives, their own relationships. My work is most rewarding when a client leaves me knowing that we are all in this together. That each of us will stumble on our Path. That it’s okay to hold hands and squint while another reads the not-so-good news so that we don’t have to look alone. I’ve heard it said that God seldom lights the Path, but always lights the next step. It is such a privilege to be there with you when that step is revealed; an honor to help you see it more clearly. With respect, gentleness and honesty I welcome you, dear client. It won’t be scary, I promise! (And it’s way much more fun than kick-ball!) JD