After the Lily Dale trip, I began to read. I read EVERYTHING I could get my hands on from Sylvia Browne to John Edwards and an obscure book by Howard Storm. EVERYTHING!! I felt I needed to understand what I was experiencing and my family could only help me to a point. I also began scouring the web for metaphysical shops and classes.
It was during my searching when I found an incredible opportunity. James Van Praagh was going to be in Lily Dale! My aunt, mother and I (beginning to see a theme) purchased our tickets, packed ourselves up in the car and made our way back down to Lily Dale.
It was a rainy day, but over six hundred people filled the auditorium that day. It was packed and we waited in line for over an hour, in mud up past our ankles, for the session. It was worth it. During the session, James Van Praagh passed several messages, but the majority of the lecture was him working with the audience and teaching US how to pass messages. I paired up with a stranger sitting next to me, and for the first time passed a message!
Being able to pass the message was exciting, surprising easy and fun. To my chagrin, it was also ACCURATE! The other thing that surprised me was while passing the message the headache, which had been constant since my accident, went away.
From there, I threw myself into classes. Prior to my experience with James Van Praagh, I’d taken a few meditation classes, but now I was drawn to take more. And I did.
With the support of my mother and aunt, not only did they cart me to and from each class but also attended many with me. As a result, just a little more than a year after I passed my first message in the auditorium of Lily Dale, my headaches were almost completely gone and I participated as a reader at my first psychic fair!
It’s been an interesting and bumpy road, but I wouldn’t trade a day of it in. There are many people along the way who have helped me in my journey and there will be many many more. As, I’m still on the road to spiritual healing, perhaps better described as personal enlightenment.