The room is laid out as a circuit with booths lining both sides through the circuit. There were about 20 or so different booths set up, very similar to what you would see at a dealer's room at a convention, trade show, or a festival. I started to go through the circuit going counter-clockwise and stopped about halfway through and talked to Ricardo. I asked a few questions about what a physic and medium are, and had a short conversation following, and talked a bit about the sixth sense. Next was Richard, who offered to perform an "Angel Intuitive Reading", which meant he would connect to me via my hands, and communicate with the spirits concerning me. Upon doing this, he told me my real name (Vietnamese name) which I had not used for 20 years or so, and never shared up until that point. His purpose was to establish legitimacy - and he accomplished this. I asked for a 10 minute session and got the following messages:
Italics will be used here for the next few paragraphs to indicate thoughts and sentiments that I kept to myself, and not verbalized to Richard / Ancestor, although I am pretty sure the Ancestor / Universe / The Divine know these thoughts.
Richard / Ancestor: I have a few trials left to go through.
I never thought this journey was going to be a walk in the park - otherwise what would be the point? I am rather surprised that the ancestor mentions that there are a few, as opposed to infinite.
Richard / Ancestor: I have many family members who surround me, and many others who also surround me. The family has stepped away voluntarily in order to give me space so that I can cultivate and be part of a Greater Family, which is humanity as a whole. They express that it was not abandonment.
I acknowledged the message and thought it was interesting. I have never met any of the family members, other than my mother, and her younger sister, who has a one child family, so they were never in my thoughts; the aunt and family have not been in my thoughts since 1998; and I have not been in any contact with my mother since 2005. I was never much into the family deal - they were just other people to have connections with, and there was not much distinguishing those connections from other people out there, so hence my thoughts about a Greater Family. I have always wanted my own space, away from the family I know of, so it is interesting that the desire was made of mutual agreement. I found it interesting that they mentioned abandonment, when I have never felt that way. If anything, I thought I chose to leave them.
Upon further reflection, Richard did mention something about the ancestor is a grandmother from a paternal side - meaning father, whether it relates to my biological father, or a grandmother of a father. If I were to take this as my grandmother from my biological father's side; this would indeed be very interesting. Her American name was Ann Trinh - I only knew her as "maa-maa" which is vietnamese for grandmother. I haven't much memories or thoughts of her - last I saw her was in 1996, and she was in her 90s I think, and could no longer recognize anybody. The odd thing though, is that this ancestor was speaking to Richard in Vietnamese, and Ann Trinh was Chinese...
Richard / Ancestor: I no longer have to seek, and that I can start applying the things that I know. I will be teaching this knowledge in a form of physical movement; directly manipulating the energy around us - similar to Tai Chi.
I acknowledge this and thought that is certainly interesting! I've never been much into physical spatials. I find myself challenged by activities such as dancing to music; and just using my body in similar contexts. I have always been a mind person. The only thing I really do physically is walking and hiking for long distances; and working with food.
Richard / Ancestor: What do you want to do?, is what the ancestor is asking me.
I answer that I wanted to somehow address my slowly declining eyesight. I left it at that knowing the ancestors will know exactly the story and situation. I was thinking that through the information I received via 15 years worth of expert consultations; the conventional solutions - medical operations and visual aid instruments such as glasses are both eventual dead-end leads.
Richard / Ancestor: How would you feel about losing the ability to see the way you currently do?
I pause to process this for a few seconds, and respond that I would be blessed and be grateful / joyful for the experience, as that would mean that there is a even greater way to see in store for me. I remembered that the world is the way it is, because it is a set stage for each of us, individually, and inter-dependently to experience and remember "Who We Are" though experiences that serve us; and their opposite, the experiences that do not serve us; in know to Deeply Know that Unseen "Somewhere in between". Growing up, my mother was always extremely fearful of me going blind or not having optimal eyesight because she saw how society has treated disabled / blind people; and she, growing up in a regal environment sees it as a huge contrast. I did not have the same perception as I grew up poor or lower-middle class environment.
Richard / Ancestor: You will lose your current ability to see; but gain the ability to see Everything as it Truly Is People will always wonder about my eyesight at each encounter, and I will use their focus to tell them something of the Unseen about themselves - Richard expressed it as me using their distraction as a way to communicate Divine Truth to them, as their minds will be open during that time.
Somehow I knew something like this was going to be my reality and blessing. When I was in my 20s, I used to only recognize people by the color of their surrounding energies - as that was how I see everyone. I see a friend, and they would ask me what color they are. I would answer "Lime" or some other color as an example, and let them figure out what that means to them. I had no ideas what the colors meant, and did not go deeper than calling out colors like one identifying crayons. I would see this in everyone. In my 30s, I could no longer see those colors around people, however, in some people, I would feel a complex emotion, which, as I feel it out, tells me something of that person - an miniature story that expresses who they are being at that moment. What is meant by complex emotions, is they would be multiple emotions at the same time and/or in sequence - often a combination of both, that paint a story. From there, as if I was pulling ideas out of thin air, I weave the story; and amazingly enough, the recipient resonates with the resulting story. This concluded the session with Richard.
Talked to Gary briefly about his near death experience - he reserves the story as he has written a book about it; as well as a book on Lithomancy; which I thought had to do with light, when it turns out it was working with various stones.
The next person I talked to briefly was Mark. Mark performs Reiki which is working with energy to connect and heal with others. I talked with him for a bit about the subject matter, and there was some story swapping, and ended our talk with a hug.
Dianne's large (Aquamarine, if I recall correctly) crystal caught my eye due to its "presence" - its shape and size were certainly something to behold, but it had an energy that was just as significant as any presence. I ran my hands up and down its seemingly cut / staircase reminiscent surface and struck up a conversation with Dianne. We had quite a talk about her work and development with crystals; and how she uses it to help awaken others. I was about to make a statement about reading her energy when she asked me to identify how I was doing it with the intent to have me practice and to start developing it further. I struggled with it for a bit as it was through emotions, but was not sure how to put it in more physical or sensory format. Dianne identified it as the heart, and I spent a few moments trying to practice the same thing with actually looking down into and through the heart. She encouraged me to keep practicing as much as I could. In the meanwhile, she gave me three crystal recommendations to purchase at the Natural Treasures store.
There were a couple of others - one was a supplier of essential oils, which are instrumental in a LOT of things, such as making ones own hygiene and cleaning supplies, as well as aromatherapy; and one other person I actually talked to at the beginning who reads fingerprints, but reads them in a unconventional way - which has piqued my interested and I have flagged her (Barbara) for a follow-up call.
Chris played some of his flutes - and there was one that was made from a single piece of cedar wood, and as soon as he played it, I experienced the same sensation as I did at Amitabha Stupa in Sedona, Arizona, USA - all negative thoughts and emotions were instantly dispelled, and all positive thoughts and emotions were simply amplified and broadcast outwards. I look forward to posting about my visit to Amitabha Stupa and tell the story in greater detail!