A friend of mine Peter told me that he had a friend Curtis who wanted to talk to me about his wife. “Peter,” I replied, “you know that a woman has to find me; it does not work when someone else refers her.” “Could you at least talk to him?” he asked. I agreed.
Curtis was glad to hear from me and said he wanted me to see his wife, who was having some health problems. Suddenly a picture came into my mind: a young girl with dark hair curled in a corner and hissing like a cat at anyone approaching her. She was angry, as well as very sad. The image disappeared and I came back to reality. “Your wife is not ready to see me,” I told Curtis. “What can I do?” he asked. I could see he was a gentle, spiritual person who really loved his wife. His problem was that he didn’t understand her and wanted her to be at his level. Unfortunately, she had lots of personal issues to deal with, as well as lots of growing up to do, but she wasn’t ready to do so.
As these thoughts went through my head, I started to share them with him. But when it came to talking about her, the message came that it was an invasion of privacy and that I should stop, and I told him so. “What should I do then, I want to help her?” was the next question. “I can give you some suggestions,” I told him. “I usually don’t do that, but Peter told me how dear you are to him so I’ll give it a try.” “Yes, please do,” Curtis said.
I closed my eyes for a few seconds and a clear plan came to me, as if I was reading it on a sheet of paper. “I am told you love to cook,” I said. “I can see you’re a kind and caring man. Let’s say your wife had a stroke and could only have clear liquids, would you cook steaks on the grill every day and force her to eat them? On the contrary, I see you making smoothies from her favorite fruits and patiently, one spoonful at a time, putting this in her mouth. This is how she needs to be treated – with kindness, patience, and understanding. You also should stop telling her what she should or should not do,” I suggested.
“What should I do if she wants to have an argument with me, something that has been happening more and more frequently these days?” he asked. “You need to understand that it takes two to have a tug-of-war, two adversaries pulling a rope in opposite directions. You have to tell her calmly, without raising your voice, that you are not going to get into a fight; that you love her and to please stop and resume the conversation when she is not as angry.” As I continued to give Curtis other pointers and as he frantically took notes, I realized I didn’t need to have the person in front of me to do an intuitive session. It was a revelation! The intuitive strength in my blood enabled me to do a reading over the phone even if the person on the other end was a man.
Two days later I called Curtis to see how things were going. “You wouldn’t believe it,” he said, sounding very upbeat. “I got some flowers and went home early. Whenever my wife tried to get into an argument I did as you suggested. She stopped, looked at me and just left the room. And she was smiling when she left for work this morning. You should see how the energy in the house has changed. I really want to thank you.”
Soon afterwards a friend asked if I would do him a big favor and speak to her cousin, a psychologist, who was having a very rough time. As soon as Isabelle and I connected over the phone an image of a rag doll, only filled up to the knees, came to me. “Your cousin may not have told you the details of how I work.” I explained. “I need to let you know that I am able to see everything about you, your family and everyone in your life, dead or alive. If you’re uncomfortable with this, we need to end our conversation since I don’t do work on a superficial level. To give you an example, I see you on the verge of a nervous breakdown, you have so little energy that you can barely get out of bed, you cannot concentrate at work, and you’re ready to crash within the next few days.” I also told her about the image of the partially filled rag doll that had come to me. “This is exactly what’s going on,” she said. “I really have nowhere else to turn, please help me.”
Being in a situation where you feel there’s no way out is one of the most common causes of illness in the women I deal with. In Isabelle’s case, I sensed she felt torn about having someone else take care of her children while she was at work taking care of others. Because of her precarious emotional and physical situation, I felt I could help by providing some clarity regarding her money, time spent with her children, and her workload. As I had done with Curtis, in less than 20 minutes and asking only a few questions, I saw clearly what she needed to do in each area. I gave her some specific homework and asked her to talk to me again in a week. As the conversation moved forward, I saw the rag doll being filled up and by the end it was standing up on its own.
After these two experiences, I felt comfortable that the messages coming to me while the person was thousands of miles away were as real as when we were face to face. I started to offer my services over the phone, using the same criteria as for those coming to the center in person: The person had to feel stuck, be ready to change, have nowhere else to turn, and trust that I had the answer they needed. The wording in my ads was changed again and now read: “Are you a man or a woman who feels stuck in any area of your life? Do you feel that you have nowhere to turn? No need to suffer! Spend as much time as you want with me. Expert medical second opinion – Intuitive consultation by phone or in person.”