I have never really been one for psychics. I have always believed that going to one of these people only sways you to subconsciously make the decisions you were told you would make. So in turn, you aren't really living the life you choose to be living. You are following the direction you were told you would go.
For example, if I were to go and get my tarot read, only to find out that my current partner was a temporary option, because within the next year I would meet my 'soul mate', would that not have your eye wandering for the next year, thinking you would run in to your dream person?
Having said that, I have once been talked in to seeing a psychic, and was slightly freaked out with how much this person knew about my life. The freakiness level was also upped with the fact that this person looked like someone that walked straight out of my television set, like in the movie 'The Ring'.
But I don't know, maybe they got hold of my diary or Facebook page.
Most of us are a little sceptical when it comes to the afterlife, so maybe it would be worth checking out John Edward, from the television show 'Crossing Over', and 'John Edward Cross Country'. Then see what you believe when you walk away from his show.
American television personality, John Edward was convinced from a young age that he would become a psychic. And he did, so point ONE John Edward for guessing that one.
After writing his first book in 1998 'One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost', John Edward was suddenly blipping on everyone's radar.
And after his television show 'Crossing Over' aired in American and here in Australia, it was a name that crossed over everyone's lips.
For those not in the know, and with no psychic ability, here's a little on the show. 'Crossing Over' is a television show hosted by John, in which he picks out audience members by 'feel' and speaks with relatives and friends of the audience member that have passed away.
At around age 15, John Edward himself was sceptical of his ability, and didn't really believe too much in psychics, until seeing one himself.
He was astounded at what the psychic knew about him, and says seeing her changed his life. She also told him that he would become internationally recognised for being a psychic through television, books and radio. And she was spot on there.
After watching 'Crossing Over', I have to say I have a little more faith. Whether or not it's staged, or based on statistics is the question, but if not, I'm gobsmacked at how spot on he is with information. He doesn't just give rough information, he picks names, places, and re-tells stories that he could not possibly have known.
The question of whether or not John Edward is for real or not is absolutely up to the individual.
Believe what you like, I happen to think that even if John Edward just has this great ability to read people and ask the right questions to make it seem as if he is speaking with the afterlife, and it somehow helps those grieve with lost loved ones, then good on him.
If coming out of the show gives you peace of mind, and closure on those that have passed, then John Edward is doing a great thing for people.
John Edward will be at Riverside Theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for one night only, Tuesday October 4, 2011. The show kicks off at 7:00pm.
Tickets start at just $75 for C Reserve, and can be purchased from the Ticketek website here.