Up Close and Personal With Spirit

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Up Close and Personal With Spirit

Feb 15, 2019 | JVP's Blog

Starting out on my journey as a spiritual medium, I conducted hundreds of private readings. As my reputation for mind-blowing details and accuracy grew, I branched out and started hosting small events. The conversations I had with souls on the other side inspired me to write my first book, Talking to Heaven. After it was published, synchronicity took over, and a  series of events landed me on the Larry King Show. The rest is history! After my interview with Larry, Talking to Heaven hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and my whole life changed.

I was invited to host large demonstrations of mediumship all over the world and had the chance to appear on national television. Everything happened so fast that I wasn’t sure how I could balance my new busy schedule, so I asked my Spirit guides for help. They immediately let me know in no uncertain terms that I was put on this planet for a reason – to raise the consciousness of as many people as possible by spreading the word that death is an illusion, and our loved ones who pass are still very much with us. I realized that they were right. In order to help and heal the most people I needed a global stage, and my calendar simply didn’t allow for one-on-one readings.  

I look back on my days of doing private readings fondly – spending time focusing on a single client allowed me to bring through such profound insights from the Spirit realm. Personal details often come up in readings, and during a private session both the client and their loved one in spirit is able to open up in a way they would hesitate to do in a crowd. It was wonderful to be able to witness, first hand, the soul healing my clients experienced when I was able to prove to them that their loved ones on the other side were still right there, watching over them and sending them love.

For years my students and fans have been asking me to do private readings again, but I didn’t feel that the time was right. I was determined to honor my commitment, to the universe and my guides, to spread the word about the afterlife and help people get over their fear of death.

Recently though, I’ve noticed a major shift in the consciousness of the planet. The planet still has plenty of problems, but I feel that love is winning! Spirituality has become mainstream, and mediumship is widely accepted as more and more talented mediums take the stage and share their gift on television. Of course, I’ll continue to appear on stage at demonstrations and workshops, as well as offering my teachings online at the James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts. But I also feel the time has come to get back to my roots and do a few private readings when my schedule allows.

When I’ve mentioned on Facebook and Hay House Radio that I’ll be doing readings again, the response has been so positive! I’ve set aside some time over the next couple of months for skype and phone readings, and I look forward to getting back to my roots, and once again, getting up close and personal with Spirit. You can find out more about how to book your own private session with me here!