When he was young, Thomas John thought everyone was like him. He thought they saw dead people and were able to dream things that happened in the future.
“I really never knew that it was weird or a ‘gift,'” he said. “I just thought it was normal and that everyone had this ability.”
Six years ago, at the age of 23, John became a professional psychic, channeling guides, reading cards, and spreading a message of love and peace.
Said John: “I didn’t choose to be a psychic. I was led to this profession over and over. I always say the Spirit World is very nice about making us do exactly what it is they want us to do, when they want to do it. A lot of this that we live on Earth is written way before we get here. We’re just the actors in the play.”
The NewsWhistle Q&A series was created to give readers a chance to get to know people from different industries and backgrounds.
We’re not asking anyone to believe or not believe in psychic phenomena – and, hey, we certainly have doubts.
But John is a good guy. He gets it.
“I totally respect skeptics,” he said.
Cynics, he added, well, they’re “a different story.”
Without further ado . . .
The NewsWhistle Q&A with psychic medium Thomas John
Name: Thomas John
Date of Interview: September 5, 2013
Age (if you want to give it up): 29
Birthplace: Boston MA
Current town: New York NY
Occupation: Psychic Medium
1. What’s the funniest or saddest thing that’s happened to you this week?
The funniest thing that happened to me this week was probably losing my keys for 30 minutes, and having all of my friends make fun of me.
2. What’s your favorite movie? And why?
Ted. The humor provides me good laugh out moments.
3. What’s the biggest risk you took in life?
Business wise I would say hiring a personal assistant. It was difficult for me to relinquish both professional and personal information and allowing someone to have “full control” of my life.
4. If you could go back in time and do one thing over, what would that be?
Move to NYC sooner, but everything happens when it’s meant to be.
5. Tell us your favorite joke:
No joke in particular, but I always chuckle out loud when a child tells a joke for the first time and they laugh before they even finish telling it.
6. What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m actually scared of death. Not because I do not believe in an afterlife, because of course I do, but I am just worried about the physical sensation of it, like the process of feeling like I can’t breathe. That really worries me.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?
I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately, and relationships, and doing a lot of spiritual work in this area. I think one thing that’s been really fantastic for me to learn, and some advice I have garnered is you can’t really force things to happen in that arena. I guess that is true in many areas of life, but particularly that one.
8. Who’s your favorite celebrity? And why?
I would have to say Oprah only because I feel she’s done so much for humanity, and that she’s a true trailblazer. I respect her independence and her intellect.
9. What’s your strangest phobia or superstition?
I have a fear of things in excessive multiples—e.g. grocery store aisles, big warehouses, et cetera. I also do not like or care for Easter Peeps, and they freak me out enough for me to consider it a phobia.
Last, but not least, is there anything you want to pitch, promote or discuss?
I have lots of interesting events coming up through the end of year.
11. Oh, and some bonus curve questions . . . Have you ever sought guidance from a psychic or fortune teller? What was your first experience like? Was he or she right?
Yes, I have a few psychics I consult with on a regular basis. I find that the good ones are usually right to some degree, of course, but then there is always interpretation. My personal psychic once told me that she saw me moving the next week, and I was going somewhere very cold. I immediately thought maybe I was moving to Canada as I had received a possible job offer there—but it turned out that I moved the next week because the boiler in my building was permanently destroyed, so I had to move apartments. And yes, I was cold, as it was the middle of winter.