Welcome to another edition of Conversations with Clairvoyants, where we feature Q and A style interviews with some of our favorite psychics, mediums, healers, spiritual teachers and trainers working in the world today!
These informal interviews are designed to add depth, dimension and detail to many of the faces you see on our pages… and offer an insightful, intuitive and inspiring insight into the “why” behind what so many of our members do for a living.
We hope these conversations offer you a bit more insight into the unique biographies and life stories behind some of our favorite spiritual teachers, and offer up some provocative conversation starters should you want to reach out and connect any of our community favorites for your own reading.
Today’s interview is with psychic medium Heidi Jaffe, who was one of the very first mediums I was told about when we launched the Famous Psychic Medium directory, not only, I was told……because she in my home state (Florida), but is amazingly gifted, and incredibly gracious as well! (something I can now certainly attest to as well!)
I want to thank Heidi for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to answer some questions about her practice, the psychic profession and some of the unique insights she’s gleaned on her own journey.
You can read the full interview below!
Q1: Hi Heidi – I’d like to start by asking, when did you first know you had a special gift?
A: I had quite a few experiences as a child seeing and hearing spirits, but I honestly thought it was my imagination. I used to see and hear my great grandmother, in particular all of the time after she passed. As a teenager I would get scared that if I thought about something too much that I would make it happen. Not in the sense that I had any power to make anything happen whatsoever, I just didn’t understand that I was getting glimpses of future events happening at the time. Then later in my life I had activity pick up all around me.
I would hear people walking up and down my hall and pennies would fly off counters or drop out of mid air onto the floor. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I truly realized that I could do what I could do. Then it came on fast and strong. The floodgates opened and I never turned back. I have since dedicated my life to this work. After I realized my gift, I educated myself in the field and got myself trained at the best schools with the best psychic mediums I could find. I think it is incredibly important to be educated and trained in this line of work.
There are too many people with undeveloped gifts, or no gifts at all who have little to no experience out there that end up damaging people who are very fragile. I get a lot of them who come to me and I have to try to undo the crap that has been put in their heads. Some of the stories I have heard are ridiculous! I think the saying is something like “they know just enough to be dangerous”.
Q2: Is there a certain type of psychic “skill” you specialize in?
We all have our strengths and specialties. Mine is communication to the other side and Spiritual Guidance, or what most people would call a Psychic reading. I do not use any divination tools at all. In a Mediumistic reading, I connect to my client’s loved ones and deliver detailed messages from them. In a Spiritual reading, I connect to my clients through my psychic abilities and through spirit guides to pick up on what is going on in their life. Then I can tap into the people and the situations in their life they are concerned with. I can see past and present issues going on and help them see where that path is going in the future. Through help from my spirit guides, I can help guide them in their continued direction or help them make a left or a right turn instead.
Q3: How did your friends and family respond when you first shared that this was going to be your life’s work?
The first time I told people, the responses were all over the place from total support to extreme curiosity, and total disbelief. But, overall I’m very fortunate that I have a lot of support from my friends and family. I’ve ended up giving half of them specific messages from their loved ones on the other side that are undeniable, so that helps a little, lol.
Q4: What is the reading process like? Can you describe it for our audience?
When a client comes in, I always want to make sure they are comfortable. I explain how I work and see if they have any questions before we start. I let them know that there are no stupid questions in my office. I like my clients to feel completely safe to go through whatever emotions they need to. There is always a lot of laughter in my readings that being said. But, not because the subject is funny. It’s quite the contrary. I keep it light because I know how heavy it can be. My clients will always get what they need when they have a session with me. It isn’t always what they expected to get or thought they needed, but it always makes sense to them.
You may be told some things that may not make sense at the time of the reading because they haven’t happened yet. I end up getting lots of emails from clients letting me know that the one thing that didn’t make sense either happened, or they found the item I was speaking about, etc. I love keeping in touch with my clients and hearing about how it all pans out with them. If you are getting a mediumistic reading I always give plenty of evidence so that you have no doubt about whom you are in contact with. I want to make sure from my side as well, so I know I am delivering the correct messages from the right spirit! I want that confirmation just as much as you do.
Every reading is so different. Every one has different reasons for wanting to contact a loved one, and different needs in various places in their life. No reading is alike. The only common thing is to know that a loved one is ok.
Q5: How do you deal with the skeptics and cynics that invariably crop up in the peanut gallery?
I have skeptical clients come in occasionally. They don’t bother me much. I do my best to put them at ease and information eventually comes though that changes their mind. If someone comes in completely closed down, I cannot help them if they won’t open up. If you come in with your mind made up, then you are wasting your time and my time. Luckily, I have amazing clients so I don’t deal with that much, if at all. Most people who come in are ready to have the experience.
Q6: How do you recommend people who are curious but not convinced go about the process of picking a reader?
I would get a feel for their personality, read their testimonials, see if they have any education in their field and honestly go with your gut.
Q7: How should clients prepare for a reading? Is there anything that people should do before they come in?
Putting out to the universe who you hope to hear from helps, writing down questions that you want answered and getting a good night of sleep all help make a reading flow much easier. Also, just coming in with no expectations is key. If you get caught up just in what you want to hear, or think you should hear you could miss some very important information and messages. You have to allow yourself to open up.
Q8: With so many different psychics, mediums, and spiritual teachers in the world, one of the most common questions I get via email from our public audience is – are all mediums the same? Of course I always reply that no two doctors, or designers or candle stick makers are the same – we all have our own unique way of putting our work into the world.
So I’d like to ask you, what makes YOU and your work unique? Is there something “special” about your process, or perspective that helps you stand out in the sea of spiritual help that is available?
I am known for my upfront and down to earth personality. I never try to be anything more than what I am. I take my job very seriously, but I don’t take myself very seriously. So, if I mess something up or say something silly I will always laugh at myself. I don’t pretend to have all of the answers.
No one has them, though many claim to. I am very honest and speak to my clients from my heart. I think my clients appreciate that. There is no ego or flash in my readings. It’s real and authentic.
My readings are filled with a lot of laughter and a lot of support. I don’t judge and do my best to give my clients the guidance and peace that they need. My clients feel safe when they are in a session with me and that means the world to me. I keep in touch with most of my clients, so that makes me smile and know I am doing something right.
Q9: What is the most rewarding part of this profession for You?
Honestly, I love helping people. I get to be a part of a unique experience that changes someone’s life forever. I am unbelievably honored and humbled to have a part in that. It never gets old and I love every client I have ever worked with…well, mostly, lol. Giving someone peace and clarity so that they can move on and be happy is the greatest feeling. That is why I work so hard at my job. I am always pushing my limits, strengthening my connection to spirit, and expanding my knowledge in this field so that I can be the best psychic medium I can be for my clients on both sides : )
Q10: Lastly, my own spiritual journey….. which has taken me around the world, and from being a pretty devoutly disinterested agnostic, to someone who has now witnessed first hand some of the magic and the mystery of the “spirit” universe in amazing and inspiring ways I still struggle to integrate and understand, how much skepticism should one bring to this process?
A: Well, the information you are receiving should makes sense to you, so it’s not about the level of skepticism you bring. It’s about being open. If you are completely shut down, that can make a psychic reading challenging. The information you receive should have nothing to do with whether you are skeptical or not. It is a fact, or it isn’t.
For instance if you are in a mediumistic reading and your father comes through and you are told that the man says he is your father and that he was a tall, loving man who smoked, or whatever it is, or he wasn’t. There is no convincing of anything there. Or in a psychic reading, you are told that you are working as an accountant, about to move, in a troubled relationship, etc…you either are, or you aren’t. See what I mean? The only thing that gets tricky is future information. You just have to roll with that one and take it with a grain of salt and see if it happens. You’ll find out if it was true eventually, right?
Agreed! Okay, so finally……how did you first get started when it came to finding clients, and how do people who want to learn more get in touch with you now?
My business began completely on referrals. Within a few weeks of opening an office, I was already getting booked 6 weeks out. I still get loads of referrals, but I also advertise online to expand my reach. I now have clients across the globe.
You can contact me through FamousPsychicMediums.com, of course : )
Visit my website www.heidithemedium.com and contact me through the Contact page, or give me a call at (407) 615-1986.
Please also check out my Facebook page www.facebook.com/heidithemedium.
Thanks so much to Heidi for being so gracious with her time, experience, expertise and insight….we truly enjoyed reading her answers and insight, and hope you did too!
Want to learn more about Heidi Jaffe and some of what she has planned for 2014 and beyond? Visit Heidi on Facebook, or visit her website HERE.
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Great blog. Thanks for all the great information.