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Long Island Medium Theresa

Long Island Medium Theresa

The other night I was watching TV and was “aimlessly” flipping channels looking for something decent to watch. Frankly I as a psychic medium and animal communicator find that many of the shows about the “paranormal” are all about the “fear” factor and or are hopelessly lost and are a pain to watch. “Psychic Kids” on A&E has it’s moments but it too seems to focus on the darker aspects of the other side, ghosts and so forth.

With regard to my work, I spend a lot of time chatting with animals telepathically for their human companions (owners). Most of what I deal with is fairly entertaining and a lot of fun. On occasion I will become involved in a readings that are much heavier in nature, such as today when I channeled a girl who had been murdered by her mother. I take my work very seriously and greatly enjoy being able to bring peace and closure to those whom I read for, so seeing TLC’s new show “Long Island Medium” on the air was a “breath of fresh air.”

I caught the last three quarters of the show and while at first I had my BS meter on high alert, I was very pleasantly surprised to see and feel that Theresa is indeed the genuine article, a real medium and a terrific psychic.

One of the things I dislike about the “psychic industry” is this perception that a psychic is either a gypsy like character or all “new age’y woo woo” complete with general feel good platitudes and readings that either must be done with “props” or that involve really far out and esoteric concepts and material which frankly makes to real sense and seems to apply to just about anyone, if it applies at all.

Myself, I am a regular guy, I do not try to be someone who is perfect, I do not consider myself superior to others. I just happen to be an individual who talks to animals and the dead telepathically, other then that I am perfectly normal. I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, playing with our dog and our other animals, cooking, tending to the gardens and the orchard, kayaking, beach combing, movies, good TV shows, video games and drawing.

In short I don’t fit the classic view of a psychic and neither does Theresa which I find very refreshing. She has a big personality, a caring spirit and an “off the cuff” delivery and approach. No sugar coated feel good-isms, rather a sometimes blunt, to the point and confident approach. She deals directly with the spirits of those both earthbound, (ghosts) and those on the “other side” and has the ability to “see” them.

Long Island Medium is the only show on at present that I feel does a halfway decent job of portraying what it is that I do. The “ghost busting” shows and the other shows out there instead spend inordinate amounts of time studying grainy video and film clips, poking around in the dark, playing with their “gear” and mixing it up with each other all in an attempt to entertain us and to ultimately prove that their is another dimension out there and that ghosts are real.

Well some of us due to personal experiences or due to our open minds already believe that such contact is possible and that we are way past trying to prove it exists. It is time to stop trying to prove that the supernatural exists, rather it is time to communicate and work directly with those in spirit, with individuals such as Theresa and others blazing a trail for the rest of us to follow.

At one point during the premier episode, a person who was at a group reading at a loved one come through whom had died a violent tragic death. When the spirit of that individual came through to Theresa, they were holding a pair of doves in their hands. Theresa then explained that she had different “symbols” that she utilized to aid communicating specific things.

After hearing Theresa explain how the pair of doves thing worked, I thought to myself that I would like to use the same technique with regard to the spirits that I communicate with. The very next day I had a woman come through who had been murdered. When she appeared to me, she was holding a pair of doves, with no prior information being providing to me regarding her passing and no obvious reason to suspect murder … I saw the symbol and remarked to my client that I was seeing the symbol for a tragic and violent passing, she immediately confirm that the individual who she was looking to connect with was stabbed to death. I was spared from experiencing such a horrific passing and the spirit was able to avoid having to relive the ugly details of their passing.

Long Island Medium was picked up for 8 1/2 hour episodes. Lets hope that it becomes a hit and gets picked up for several seasons. It is the real thing and is at present the only show on TV that I can point out to someone and say, “This is similar to what I do.” and feel good about it. I give it 4.75 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it, while not required viewing, highly advised.

After reading some of the comments my posting has generated I have decided to respond to the critics of the show, specifically those who believe it is fake and a set up.

As a psychic medium myself I can attest to the way that she delivers her information as being genuine. While watching the show I too feel the connections with the spirits that she connects with, just last night while watching two episodes I repeatedly broke out in goosebumps when she was connecting with spirits.

To the skeptics who think that all of the people featured on the show are “paid” to go along with some grand scheme to produce a fake show, I can assure you that they are not actors nor coached in anyway. Tell me how she knew about the gentleman at the auto mechanics and how his father was deceased and his mother was still living along with other details. How about the two tough guys who came to get closure regarding their friend who had died? You think she faked that too?? Do you think these people would really go on national TV and risk their reputations just for a quick sound bite, I do not think so. Let me tell you, it is all genuine – this is a very similar portrayal of what my life is like.

Now, I will cut the skeptics some slack … as prior to having my own experiences and discovering my own abilities as a psychic medium and animal communicator – I too was a complete skeptic. However if you have an open mind and watch the show you will see that what she does changes lives for the better and that she brings peace and closure to those whom she reads for, just as I do.

I love the way that she reads people “off the cuff” while out in public, running errands and so forth. I too have those experiences. Once while walking through a farmers market I came over to the gentleman who was advertising that he could help you stop smoking through hypnosis. Being the consummate skeptic that I am, I had to see how he did it and if he could do other things. While chatting with him I felt my liver being removed and or operated on. I asked him if he knew a female who had passed with liver issues. He then told me that he was the recipient of an organ donor who was female – he had her liver. She was coming through in spirit to thank him for honoring the pact he had made with his doctor to change his lifestyle and to take good care of his new liver. She appreciated how he was caring for her liver – afterwards the gentleman was a bit in shock and had to take some time away from his booth to compose himself. I have been in checkout lines at the grocery store and while my purchases are being rung up have commented on the fact that the checkers deceased boyfriend is standing beside her with a message for her. These are not things you just make up! I find that if I do not bring forward their messages, that the spirits will pester me until I do so. I have an obligation to honor both those here in person as well as those in spirit, I live my life with one foot in this world and the other on the other side – as does Theresa. Every medium has their own style, and yes there are many frauds out there, but she is not one of them, she is the real deal.

To learn more about Charles Peden and the work that he does as a psychic medium and animal communicator, visit www.charlespeden.com or call 925-360-7469.

To learn more about Theresa the Long Island Medium on TLC, visit http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/long-island-medium

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While I don’t really enjoy working lost animal cases, (working one means that someone is missing a loved one) I do find great joy in assisting in the successful recovery of a missing animal.

Working missing animal cases can be very draining, after all every client is dealing with the nightmare of a loved one being gone and are desperate for answers and closure.

Unfortunately not all cases end up with a happy reunion, however many do, they are the ones that keep me going in this tough line of work, and I would like to share one such recent story with you, here is my clients testimonial, my comments are below.

I contacted Charles on Sunday, September 18, 2011, after our cat Silky had been missing more than 35 days.  We weren’t sure if she was still alive, and had all but given up hope of seeing her again.  Charles’ first impressions were that our cat was still alive, and he saw box-type trucks nearby.
I asked Charles if he could connect with my other beloved cat, Pollyanna, whom had died on August 13, 2011 and ask her about Silky.  Charles instantly picked up Pollyanna’s energy.  Pollyanna informed him that Silky was alive and seemed to be moving to and fro in a confined area.  I told Charles that a canal runs behind my house and it continues right behind a U-Haul truck business.  Charles felt Silky was near that business.  Indeed she was!  Trapped in the canal, unable to escape over the 20 foot tall cement walls on both sides.  We placed a trap in the canal, and after 38 days and a strong will to live, we got our Silky back.  Thanks to Charles’ God-given abilities to connect to all animals living or passed on, we now have our Silky back home. 
Our family highly recommends Charles for any needs you may have regarding animals.  He is a kind and compassionate gentleman.
Mr. and Mrs Peck, Concord, Ca
 This particular case was difficult to some extent for me as I was concerned about giving false hope where there was none, however no matter how I asked the question regarding the cat still being alive I always got the same reply, a big “Yes!”
Trusting my instincts, the information coming in and the fact that I have brought many other animals home safely I “stuck to my guns” and was successful in relay accurate information as to the animals whereabouts and condition.

When one is dealing with a missing animal it is important that we do not assume what has happened until proof has been brought forward. In cases where the animal has passed, frequently the animal’s body is no longer available to be recovered – as in eaten by coyotes or other animals. In some cases the animal’s body is unrecoverable without valiant efforts such as recovering a body that has been swept out to sea or that has gotten lost in the wilderness with very little in the way of landmarks and roads to guide a recovery.

Another type of case where a physical body recovery is not possible is where the animal chooses to shield us from the difficulty of their passing. If a passing was tragic, such as being hit by a vehicle, your animal may not wish to allow you to view their body in such a state. By preventing you from seeing this, they are protecting you, and themselves from having to be further reminded of the incident that was responsible for their passing.

If I am unable to reunite you with your animal, or if I am unable to lead you to their remains, I can still provide closure.

Recently I was chatting with a dog who had passed some time ago. The person never really had closure, the animal “disappeared” while he was still living at home with his parents. His folks had put his dog down and did not have the decency to tell him the truth of what had taken place. When the dog came through there was a wealth of personal details regarding favorite memories, past injuries, specific life events and even the location where he had lived with this dog was brought forward. While not a “missing” animal case this was still closure being brought forward, many years after the events had transpired.

The first 48 hours after an animal goes missing are critical. Many times people resort to an animal communicator (pet psychic) as a last resort, while I believe that it is one of the first people you should call, knowing the right area to search makes all the difference.  Being able to communicate with a scared animal companion may mean the difference between life or death for them. Had I not made contact with the cat in the testimonial above, and had a large volume of water ran through the canal, I can assure you that cat would not be at home right now, instead they would most likely have drowned and never been recovered.

Granted some animals do not wish to come home, when they took off it was not because they were scared, but rather unhappy with home life and seeking to find a new family or try and make it on their own. Some missing animals join packs or feral colonies and sometimes animals just are finding their wild side. There was a book written along those lines by Jack London, “The Call of The Wild.” When an animal chooses to leave, or while out on their own, decides to try and make it by themselves, there is not much I can do.

If you are a concerned individual, but not the primary party tied to a high profile case, please understand the following; I only work missing animal and missing persons investigations when working directly with the immediate family involved or the lead law enforcement agency involved. You may alert the parties involved as to my services, you may pay for my services, however I will not work any case that I am not in direct contact with the principal parties involved.

I do not provide my services unsolicited, nor do I have a “take” or an “opinion” with regards to any public, high profile cases … yes, I do get called in to work some of them, however not everyone is comfortable with publicly acknowledging the use of a person with my abilities and there is a certain level of discretion and that is expected when involved in such work.

To learn more about my work as an animal communicator and or to book a session, please call 925-360-7469 and or visit www.charlespeden.com.

Dear Charles —

My heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude for all the wonderful, accurate and VERY insightful help you gave me today!!
It is such a relief to know that my beloved dogs Greta and Beo will be happier (as will I) if I can move past the sobbing/emotional wreck phase of my grief over losing Greta and focus instead on the joyful life Greta, Beo and I shared — and the many joyous times that are still to come for Beo and me.  And hearing from Stella — what an incredible, unexpected treat! She was a breathtakingly beautiful long-haired golden girl (and she knew it), prone to greeting people by clamping her large soft mouth around their wrists. Of course a simple lift of her noise always released her from the target’s arm, but usually not before causing a fair amount of consternation on behalf of the “clampee.”
Thanks too for your generous and wise guidance re my daughter and also for the AMAZING insight re the “pine-like” scent that has dogged me for so long — your “tip” finally allowed me to put a “Swedish great-grandfather” connection on that perplexing smell and the very logical (at least once you know where to look) reason behind it!
You are indeed as wonderful as all the lovely press I’ve read about you — and clearly as caring as you are talented. Thank you thank you thank you for your help in bringing me some deeply longed-for peace as I walk through the difficult loss of my sweet little Greta. I do know one day all my animals and I will again be together, but having someone who can actually talk with and understand them confirm that fact — and confirm that all my past companions are now together, even beyond the grave — makes the losses of this short life on earth so very much easier to bear ….
With Great Gratitude,
Blaine

I suppose that you have not made it, in a controversial field until the critics of your chosen line of work begin targeting you. With that being said, I was rather amused when I read my first piece of unflattering commentary and opinion in a Chicago area online news publication. One of the contributors to the paper had written a piece titled, “Dr. Doolittle works better in movie than in real life.” The author of the piece “Jerry Moore” goes on to write about how hearing an interview with me on WGN radio recently had awoken the skeptic in him. To his credit, I too would have been skeptical listening to that interview as recently as 2006, however my own personal experiences with the supernatural, ghosts, communications from the other side and even the ability to communicate with living animals telepathically has changed my beliefs and knowledge of the world that we live in.

While everyone is entitled to their own opinions on any and every subject , it is a bit different when you make them public in a forum such as a newspaper or TV show. By going public with your viewpoints, or opinions, you are by proxy advertising yourself as somewhat of an expert in the field being commented on or at the very least you are expected to have your facts right and to have researched your subject prior to speaking about it.

Up until this article came out, all the articles written about me are from reporters and journalists who took the time to research the subject that they were writing about. I have provided readings on air while being interviewed on the radio and I have provided readings to reporters who were shocked by the material brought through and then went on to write about their own experience.

Had the author of this un-researched article bothered to read my web site (he claims he did) he would have seen that my very first testimonial is from a woman whose dog I assisted in recovering, she credits me for locating her and says that without my help it would not have been possible for her to have closure, (testimonial is located near the bottom of the home page) In the most recent TV news story which discusses my work in finding lost animals, the owner of Milo a dog that went missing in downtown Chicago is seen on camera saying that after spending less than an hour with her on the phone that I led her right to her dog.

Jerry Moore goes on to say that Karl, (the owner of the dog that is missing in the Wood Dale area near Chicago (which I was being interviewed about)) had contracted my services in locating Queenie, the missing dog. In fact it was due to the publicity surrounding my assisting in the return of Milo that led to my being involved in the hunt for Queenie.
 
A volunteer at the PACT Humane Society came to me with the story about Karl and his missing dogs, she then paid for my services, enough to cover about two house of my time at my regular rates. However I ended up spending over eight hours on the investigation and donated the bulk of my time. I worked directly with both Karl and his fiance’ Amy as well as with several members of the PACT Humane Society.
 
While looking for Queenie it became apparent to me and other members of the search team, that she was not ready to come in yet. Through my abilities I was successful in pulling a volunteer search team out of the Wood Dale area and in to the Elk Grove area where we were able to pick up a trail that had gone cold for over a week. Pretty soon I had the search teams within an hour of her location, unfortunately time worked against us and we lost her in a large field as dark closed in on the search teams. After coming so close to finding her, we decided to change tactics and to begin a more aggressive public awareness campaign and expect that once the weather changes and food becomes more scarce, that she will “turn herself in.”
 
Jerry goes on to comment “But it’s hard to take this stuff seriously, as Peden offers plenty of caveats about his readings. Sometimes he’s able to find lost pets; sometimes he’s not. Sounds like the same chances that volunteer searchers have on any given day.”
 
If my family member was missing, animal or human and there was any chance that consulting a psychic medium and animal communicator would increase the chances of being able to locate them, I would certainly give it a shot … but not prior to having my own experiences … I too was a skeptic.
 
Mr. Moore, I am offering you an opportunity to experience my abilities either over the phone or in an IM chat session. I will with only the name of the animal make a connection with them, describe them back to you, (physical descriptions, ages, manner of passing etc.)  and I will answer any questions that you ask of them in order to confirm a connection. Please call me 925-360-7469 or email me charles@charlespeden.com and I will be happy to provide you with a demonstration of my abilities.