Q: How did you know you were psychic?
A: ‘Being psychic’ means being sensitive to and aware of energy, and is normal and human. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been sensitive to other people’s energy. When I was a child, I could walk into a room and know what each person in the room wanted or needed. I wanted to heal everyone and to make them feel better – these were some of my childhood thoughts. I often felt other people’s pain and knew what they were thinking, but I didn’t think any of this was strange. I didn’t know the difference.
I was very responsible. As an adult, this over-responsibility began to get in my way, making me sick with all of the energy I was taking on that I didn’t know what to do about. I had this idea that I needed to learn to ground myself. I wasn’t sure how to do this, or even what it meant, but I kept saying it.
In 1999, I received a call that changed my life. A woman called me wanting to buy one of my paintings. She invited me to come see the school she taught at, which turned out to be the Midwest Psychic Institute, (the school later re-created as InVision). I liked her and the school, and took a six week class called Psychic Meditation. I learned techniques such as grounding, non-judgment, creating and destroying, running energy, and I started putting the pieces together for myself. It became clear to me that I’d always been sensitive to and aware of energy, in other words, psychic. Once I began to let go of the energies I’d always been aware of, instead of carrying them with me, trying to solve them, or heal them, it became easier to use my abilities for fun things, like being clairvoyant and seeing energy. I am a lifelong visual artist, and clairvoyance is colorful, fun, and healing for me. I joined MPI’s year long intensive clairvoyant training, and it only became more real for me to be psychic.
Q: How can I tell a real psychic from a fake one?
A: A fake psychic will tell you that you are cursed, and that only he or she can remove the curse, provided you pay her or him a large sum of cash. If you find yourself in front of one of these scam artists, run away.
A great psychic will say hello to your spirit, without judging you or telling you what to do. You will feel this deeply, as your own truth is touched upon. A real psychic will not judge you.
Always remember that nobody knows you better than you know yourself. If a psychic tells you something that you know in your heart isn’t true, don’t accept it as the truth. If you go to a psychic needing to be told what will happen in your life, as if it were already decided without you doing your own work, you will get what you ask for. That isn’t, in my view, the best use of a good psychic.
One of the greatest aspects about clairvoyance is that you must be in non-judgment in order to see clearly. This is why I see that more people turning on their clairvoyance will help to heal this planet. With the ability of clairvoyance running, we don’t need to judge each other, for we will be able to see that each of us is a unique being. The outer surface doesn’t begin to tell the story of that truth. Too often we judge the surface and miss the person completely.
Q: What kind of classes did you take at InVision in Chicago?
A: Every class I took at InVision was designed to help me to see, heal, and know myself better. The greatest psychic ability is the ability to know yourself. It has nothing to do with fortune telling. We were taught to NOT predict the future, or tell anyone what they should do. Clairvoyant training was about learning to give a hello to someone’s spirit.
Specific classes I took include: Psychic Meditation, Energy Healing, Kundalini Energy, Clairvoyant Training, Women’s Healing, Teacher’s Training, Spiritual Autonomy, Trance Medium Training, Planetary Healer’s Training. When I became a teacher at InVision, I taught Psychic Meditation, Energy Healing, the Women’s Training, Creativity Class, Clairvoyant Training, Teacher’s Training.
Q: How do you teach someone to be psychic?
A: Each of us is already psychic. We don’t need to be taught to be psychic, but we may not be aware of those abilities, or know how to turn them on and control them in a happy way – to be safe with them. It is helpful to learn how to make yourself safe before you learn to turn on your own abilities. You want to make sure that your body will be able to handle the higher vibration of your spirit at work, and grounding is a helpful tool for this. Before anyone is allowed to take the Clairvoyant Training at InVision, they must take the Psychic Meditation Class, which is the first class I took when I went there. This class alone is a game changer.
The yearlong clairvoyant training I enrolled in included one weekly class in which we learned how to look at various aspects of ourselves, at spirit, the energy system, and so much more. We gave readings to each other in class, as well as in the student readings. These are scheduled readings that outside people come in to receive, in which the students get to practice what they are learning. Teachers and advanced students oversee these readings, and the readings are wonderful, an important part of the training. There is a huge amount of spiritual growth that happens during this training. People often look very different when they graduate than they did when they began. They heal themselves, deeply.
The degree that each person decides to have or turn on her or his own abilities will vary. Halfway through my clairvoyant training, I knew that I wanted to teach this information, and it became my passion to do so. I continued my studies as a graduate at InVision, which also being on staff, teaching classes, helping to market the school, taking students and graduate readers to outside events to give readings, and creating my own readings and workshops.
Q: What kind of rebirth are we experiencing on earth?
A: We are having a spiritual revolution – nothing less than a completely new way of seeing ourselves and each other! Oh yes, and … we need to remember to work with the earth, and stop trying to control and abuse her. We are in a long needed rebalancing of female and male energies, in which the long maligned and hidden female energies can become powerful again. Self love and self knowledge are the key to healing. If you know and love yourself, you cannot be controlled by other energies. I could write a book about this rebirth, it’s very exciting to me.
Q: How did your radio show come about?
A: One day in January 2013, a friend named Vic Cohen called to ask me if I’d be a guest on his internet radio show, and I jumped at the chance. Meanwhile, I’d been walking around saying to myself ‘I want a radio show…’ – I’ve created so many things in my life this way.
That same night, I was on Vic’s show, ‘It’s a Fair Question’, talking about past lives. Vic is a comedian, and his show is funny, and he was also really interested in the topic. I gave him a past life reading on the air, it was all fun and validating. I’d been nervous beforehand but that faded quickly. It was much easier to talk into a live mic than I’d expected.
I called the owner of the station, and asked if I could have a show there. In February 2013, my show ‘Psychic Everyday’ debuted at SkidrowStudios.com out of downtown Los Angeles. I do my show on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm PT. Skidrow Studios produces real radio on the internet. We also stream live video from the site, and all of the shows are available as free podcasts on iTunes.
Q: Who was your most memorable guest?
A. I have no guests, but lots of callers. I have a weekly topic, and give free mini readings to callers on that topic. I talk about different aspects of this topic, and what it has to do with being psychic. My favorite recent shows include ‘Ghosts and Spirits’, ‘The Past Life Show’, ‘Scarcity is a Lie’, ‘Get In Your Body’, ‘Love Yourself and Start a Revolution’, and ‘Your Relationship With Money’.
I’ve done over 40 shows now, and my audience continues to build. I have people listening from all over the world, which is one of the great things about internet radio. I’ve had callers during my show from Germany and India, from coast to coast of this country. It’s really fun to connect with the world like this. People are very interested in their spiritual growth at this time in our evolution, which is really exciting.
In 2014, I’m adding some new features to my show, including a feature called the Everyday Psychic. I’ll invite guests on my show, not other working professional psychics, but people who use their abilities in their everyday life. I’ll interview them about how they use their intuition in their work or career, or their clairvoyance, non-judgment, knowing, and so on.
Q: What do you like about L.A.?
A: I love the permission to reinvent myself and to become whatever I want. The weather is great, though that isn’t why I moved here. Mountains, deserts, the ocean, are all within a short drive. I grew up in the flatlands and it’s not flat here! The creativity all around inspires me – actors, writers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians – these are my people, my friends, my students and clients. I’m a lifelong artist, and being psychic is my art form. Los Angeles is the perfect place for me to learn what I need to learn to grow my art at this time.
Q: What do you miss most about Chicago?
A: Fireflies, family and friends, snow falling softly, the Art Institute, InVision, defined seasons. I do not miss winter, or the muggy steam of a Chicago August day. Sorry, Chicago.
Q: What will happen to me next Thursday?
A: I love this question, because it sets me up to talk about predictions, and why I never make them. First of all, whatever will happen to you next Thursday is going to depend, to a large degree, upon whatever you decide to create between now and then. The choices you make in every moment, the awareness or the unconsciousness you choose to embrace – all have an effect on what ‘happens’. It’s not chance, it’s energy.
Sometimes we create challenges for ourselves in order to grow and wake ourselves up. If we ignore our own inner truth, our heart’s call, our deepest longings, and try to live a life we think we should live instead of one that’s real, we may find ourselves one day facing a great waking up. That is what we are going through on earth now – the waking up. When someone is acting the victim to whatever ‘happened to them’, that person has given up power to outside energy, instead of harnessing it from within.
I no longer have clients coming to me who want me to predict their futures. I would rather say hello to those who want to grow, heal, and live from their own truth. Happily, those are the people who find me now.
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)
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