I was very excited when my friend offered to take me to see the Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo live in Boston on April 12. My life has been surrounded with mystics, mediums, psychics and all things paranormal from my earliest memories. I am also a Lawng Islander myself. I was born in Smithtown, New York and lived there until my teen years. Even my daughter was thrilled for me because she said I remind her a bit of Theresa. I am always doing random healings, readings and mediumship for people and sometimes my accent comes through. So I was thrilled and expected at minimum to be uplifted and entertained. I must admit that I am not a regular fan of the show but I have seen it a few times and was prepared for her funny and snarky personality. Theresa didn’t disappoint in charisma. She is a spitfire, is in great shape and looks great on stage. I loved her dress and her sparkly shoes were to die for, no pun intended. Well maybe a little bit. I was impressed with how Theresa was able to maneuver throughout the audience on shoes that would have crippled me, but since I am also vertically challenged I fully understood.
Theresa is very accurate. There is no doubt in my mind, as a mystic-medium myself, that she was connecting with Spirit and was bringing healing and joy to many of her audience members. There were several members of the audience who had lost children, and she was able to give them complete validation and evidence that they were indeed receiving messages from their loved ones. I was uplifted and entertained as I had hoped.
Then things turned a little dark as least for my taste and that of my friend. In fact my friend was quite unnerved by what appeared to be mob mentality and blind support for someone who is a messenger but is still very human. At one point in the evening, Theresa read for one woman and picked up a message for the woman sitting next to her. The woman was quite reluctant and resistant. Theresa had made it a point in her introductory speech that she didn’t care whether or not anyone believed in her gift because she believes in it and would simply transmit the messages as she received them. This would have been a great way to handle the evening but this is not what she did.
This is not precisely a photo from this event but it does capture the energy that transpired. When Theresa said in paraphrase that she had connected to the young woman’s father and that he felt that there was a part of her soul that had been closed down because of him, I believe that Theresa was sincere in trying to help the woman. But the woman was negative and responded that she didn’t care what her father said, that it was his fault and that it would take several lifetimes for him to ever make it up to her.
As a spiritual teacher and practitioner who has been at this for over 25 years I think this would have been my cue to say something to the effect “well I am not the final authority, if you do not resonate with this think about it for a while and you are welcome to contact me. I am only the messenger.” But nooooooooooooo. Theresa kept going back to her to try to redeliver the message as if the woman would somehow be able to embrace it. The woman became more resistant and basically asked in front of the the 3,000 people in the audience to be left alone.
I am a firm believer in tolerance in that not everyone is able to receive information and process it at the same pace as others. People with spiritual gifts who portend to talk on behalf of loved ones or of the Angels or of the Divine Spirit need to know that there are cosmic rules. It appeared that Theresa did not want to be wrong or she felt so strongly about the message that she seemed to almost forget about the other 2,999 people witnessing this. She overheard the woman say this is “bullsh-t” and all hell broke loose. By this time Theresa had lost her temper and requested that security physically escort the woman out of the Wang theater for disagreeing and I suppose disrespecting her. After all it is her show.
The crowd seemed to be in full support of Theresa and at the time I must say I was caught up in the drama. But this was not television. This was a real woman who was being humiliated and bullied in front of a theater full of 2,999 people by someone who is supposed to be talking about Spirit and heaven. This was a sacred space of healing, or should have been. Theresa Caputo did not think about what this woman might really have needed or if she was truly disturbed. Who knows if this woman might have had so much trauma that she could have harmed herself. There is a sacred trust and responsibility given to those who do this kind of work. It is not entertainment. It is almost religion.
People are obviously hungry for this type of information and healing. They want a physical manifestation of God in some way and they want hope. This was a room full of suffering people who wanted a glimmer of something to help ease their pain. This was not just the Theresa Caputo show where anything goes. At least not for me. There are spiritual rules for those people who take on the mantle of helping those in need. To be a true spiritual messenger and healer you have to learn to move beyond your EGO. I know that if you don’t, God will find a way to remind you that you are merely a messenger and not the message. I hope that Theresa Caputo realizes the great responsibility she has when people look to her for help. I know that she helps so many people, but as her own star continues to rise she will continually be held to a higher standard and must never allow her personal need for validation cloud her judgment. In the future she should just let it go and understand that for the one person who was unable or not ready to hear the message, there were 2,999 others who were there to enjoy her, support her and to appreciate her willingness to step into the spotlight.