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Old 06-25-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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^^^ He said leave the table while you are ahead. The house always wins.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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I wasn't going to listen to some stranger. In hindsight, I should've but I didn't know it at the time.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Maybe this is a little harsh, but I feel there are always mediumistic people who think they have a duty to give un-asked for messages. I am sure they are well intentioned too. Perhaps there are pushy or eager spirits who want to get through to loved ones.

I used to have this but I decided I did not want these 'messages'. The net result is that I think this intention is broadcast and so they stop. At least they did for me. I believe many of these people are reading our energy fields anyway, so I kind-of decided to "close my book" to outside readers. I think my book is none of their business.

Maybe your 'book' is too easily read by anyone passing by, who has a mind to read a page or two?
Notice, though, that the OP's examples involved her kids, not her. Her kids were the "open books". I think some mediums might be drawn to children, and maybe the OP's vibe was open enough that they felt no qualms about approaching.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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I wasn't going to listen to some stranger. In hindsight, I should've but I didn't know it at the time.
There are people who can intuit when slot machines or a card game is going to win or change fortune. One of those people was profiled in the local paper where I live. He didn't use his gift for his own personal gain; he would go to the casinos and approach an elder playing the slots, and tell him/her which machine was going to pay out soon. They'd switch machines, and win! It sounds like that old man was someone like that, who maybe lived in the area, and would visit the gaming tables occasionally to help out people like you.

Maybe. It's a good story.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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Maybe this is a little harsh, but I feel there are always mediumistic people who think they have a duty to give un-asked for messages. I am sure they are well intentioned too. Perhaps there are pushy or eager spirits who want to get through to loved ones.

I used to have this but I decided I did not want these 'messages'. The net result is that I think this intention is broadcast and so they stop. At least they did for me. I believe many of these people are reading our energy fields anyway, so I kind-of decided to "close my book" to outside readers. I think my book is none of their business.

Maybe your 'book' is too easily read by anyone passing by, who has a mind to read a page or two?
Yes. There are such people and there are also people who would like to think (or like you to think) they have mediumistic powers whether they do or not, so they volunteer these mysterious sorts of comments. I have been involved in serious paranormal studies for almost five decades and have had numerous anomalous experiences, but I have never had any experience such as the OP is describing. Perhaps the explanation for this is along the lines of my next paragraph ...

Relative to your comment about closing yourself off, a very close woman friend of my wife's adult daughter in Belarus visited an expensive psychic in Minsk. The psychic described several of the woman's friends with astonishing accuracy, but then said: "You have another friend, very close, but I can get nothing about her. She is a closed book for me. It's like there is a light I can't penetrate." It was clear that the mystery woman was my wife's daughter. My wife attributes the psychic's failure to the fact that she (my wife) is a devout Christian and prays constantly for her daughter to be protected. The daughter is a believer as well, but not at the level of devotion of my wife.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Do others get them? I've had them happen through out my life. Just random things like while waiting in line once holding my newborn baby and older woman came up to me and said " he is a very old soul and has had many lives before coming to be your son." At the time I Smiled and said something then turned around then when I turned back to her she was gone. This is an example of the type of thing I'm asking about.

Today I was checking out at a store and had my daughter with me. The man , who was in his twenties, said to my daughter "you're 18 aren't you?" She answered yes, then he said "your birthday is August 15th." Yes her birthday is the date he gave. It was creepy. There was no way for him to know that!

Is there any explanation for these things?
He's probably a Facebook stalker, and simply looked at her profile. Then he recognized her in the store, and there you go. Now he's made a confirmed connection in person, so be very careful for a while in case he's a creeper.
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: between Mars and Venus
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Many years ago a myterious man told me that I would marry a foreigner and live far away from my own country. He was a fortune teller or something like that, but he didn't ask for money or anything. I had no idea why he approached me out of nowhere and told me that. It was weird
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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I wasn't going to listen to some stranger. In hindsight, I should've but I didn't know it at the time.
Ok I admit to a depression era mentality. I have spent in my lifetime gambling for me has been exactly $1.00 on a slot machine, proving to my nephew the house wins. Boy was I praying I didn't hit. I wanted to lose. Oh surprise I got my wish.

I would listen to strangers from now on. Not always taking their advice, but you never know. Especially if you are gambling and they come up and whisper in your ear. You walk away when you are ahead.

Used to go to a psychic, and OMG she told me about weird occurrences that happened in my family which don't happen in every family.

I had been seeing her about once a year for 8 years and one day she said. You are going to meet a man very soon. And you'll be moving to Vegas. I said no way would I ever move to Vegas. Well I did go out with a guy that same week, fell in love, and we moved his business to Vegas. And we love it here!
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Two stories I've told here before -- one is a conversation with a stranger, the other a comment received in a fortune cookie.

In the early 1990s, I had been taking theology classes part time at a well-known Chicago seminary. I went there because I felt called to do so; after 24 years as an agnostic, I had a series of intense spiritual experiences that led me to seek answers. My studies had led me to the conclusion that it wasn't about going into the ministry for me, and that I was theologically conservative/traditional/mystical rather than liberal/progressive/pragmatic like the mainline denomination I was in. Or Protestantism in general, for that matter.

I was wondering what I should do, and whether I had deluded myself into thinking that I was called to take seminary classes. I had moved to embrace an Eastern Orthodox view of things, and liberal mainline Protestantism was not a comfortable fit. I was eating lunch one day in a local restaurant I'd never been to before and pondering what decision I should make regarding continuing in seminary. A woman sat down in my booth and looked at me strangely. I asked if I could help her, and she said she was the manager of the restaurant, and had felt called to that work. Though she didn't know why this was the case or how things would turn out, but she put her trust in God that the meaning would eventually become clear (all this is from 25 year old memories so I can't give an exact description of what she said).

She walked away and I never saw her again. Which is not surprising since I never went to that restaurant again. My conclusion? Angels come in many forms -- and many of them are fellow human beings. What the message meant to me was: you don't know what this means now, but trust Me, the meaning will eventually become clear. I left seminary, and became Orthodox not long after that.

The other story happened much earlier, in late 1972. After my father's funeral, my mother and siblings were eating dinner at a local Chinese restaurant we'd frequented for years, reminiscing about our father. After the meal, my mother opened her fortune cookie and said "Oh, my God!". She handed me the fortune; it read: Do not despair, he is well. I kid you not.

Paranormal events, or just weird coincidences? I have no idea. But the memories of those strange encounters have stayed with me ever since.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Many times and I decided they were crazy or on drugs. Not at first, especially things that seemed to resonate, but upon reflection.
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