Look: Despite the fact that I know you'll ignore me and make fun of my ass in the comments no matter what, I am sooo not interested in getting into a back-n-forth thing with anyone on whether or not:
*I'm a complete fucking moron for believing in this sort of stuff.
*What happens to dead people when they die.
*Why you think I've watched too many eps of the Ghost Whisperer (for the record, I've watched zero).
Here's the deal: I believe that one someone dies, their physical body disappears, but their spirit does not. So like when people said to me after my mom died that she'll "always be with you," I believed them. But for me "she'll always be with me" doesn't mean like a memory of her that I hold dear to my heart--it means that her spirit will really, truly always be with me as I continue to live my life. And clearly, I'm not the one who came up with this theory.
For those of you who haven't watched the A&E channel recently, Mediums are people who have been given the gift of being able to communicate with these spirits.
Anyway, most of you have probably heard of some of the more famous mediums who have TV shows, write books, etc (John Edward, Lisa Williams, blah, blah, blah) but turns out we have this amazing, kickass mindblowing medium right here in our very own nabe of Park Slope: Gemma Deller.
I went to see Gemma several months ago for a reading, and I'm still completely blown away by the experience. This chick is the real deal...like REALLY, real.
When I showed up to her apartment at our scheduled time, I sat down and saw that Gemma already had 3 pages of notes for me. These were notes that she had already taken before I got there from the spirits who wanted to communicate with me and had shown up before our appt (apparently spirits don't really give a shit about gcal). And no, these were not notes like "I see that you are in a relationship...and that you live in an apartment building." These were specific, non-googleable pieces of information about me, members of my family, and my life that are not anywhere to be found online, on Facebook, or anywhere else but my brain.
I was most hoping to connect with my mom during our time together, and thankfully, I totally did. Again, with no background info, Gemma tuned in to my mom's personality in a way that was so right on, it's hard to even describe--it was completely amazing. Through the communication, she almost starts acting like this person, picking up on mannerisms and aspects of their sense of humor. And I promise: it's way more cool than it is freaky. I was also able to connect with a couple of other family members, both expected and unexpected.
Before our appt, Gemma mentioned that I should come with a list of questions prepared, and so I spent some time writing these all down on my little iPhone notepad. The funny thing is, however, that without me even having to *ask* these questions, we went over literally every single thing on my list during our hour together. It was almost as if the act of simply writing them down somehow sent them all into her brain so she could tick them off my list.
A friend asked me afterwards if our session was sad--and I honestly expected it to be. Gemma had a box of tissues front and center on her couch and I was ready to use the hell out of em when I first sat down. But the trippy thing is, it was so not sad at all! In fact, I honestly felt like I was just hanging out with my mom, chatting it up with her at my parents house on the back patio by the pool like we used to do. When someone passes away, it's so easy to remember all of the highs and lows...the best moments and the worst ones you've had together. But our session reminded me so much how it was just those great, ordinary, nothing special days that I was really missing the most---and I was so thankful that I got to experience a tiny little piece of that during our appt.
Anyway, Gemma was amazing, and our session together was amazing, and if you're like me and believe in this stuff, you should totally make an appt with her and see for yourself. I'm guessing you'll be blown away, just like I was.