This summer, we got together with Melody one of our favorite ESPchat psychics to get her thoughts on being psychic and why she does what she does!

ESPCHAT: Melody, you have been doing astrological and psychic work for a long time. Fortunately, you come from a family that is open to this type of communication.  What it was like growing up in that environment? 

MELODY: As you know, my mother was an astrologer and a psychic and my father also had very strong intuitive and psychic abilities.  In my early years, when I was between 4 and 6 years old, I simply considered my spirits friends to be playmates.  But once I became a teenage, I was called all kinds of disagreeable names from Voodoo doll to witch.  Needless to say, I learned to keep quiet about my abilities as not everyone was open to them as we were in my family.  However, once I was in twenties, I began to realize how blessed I was and to experience the real advantages of being psychic. For example, I had a good sense of the guys I was dating without them telling me. It made it easier to understand when to hang in there with someone and when to walk away.

But my gifts didn’t really help me with my family. One of my favorite memories happened when I once left school early one day. I played "hooky" so to speak.  When I arrived home, my mom was sitting on the porch, waiting for me.

 "Young Lady!” she said, “Can you explain why you left school today?"

 I responded, "Mom, how do you know that I left early?"

She retorted, "Your astrology chart said so! And furthermore, Mr. Sandman had to work overtime to keep you safe." (Mr. Sandman was my nickname for my mother’s father, my grandfather, who was diseased.) As you would imagine that was the first and last time I skipped school!

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ESPCHAT: When did you first realize that you had psychic gifts?

MELODY: I had a stark wake up call when I was around 11 years old when my favorite cousin died in a car accident. Afterwards, he came to visit me in my bedroom with a message and that's when I realized how special my communications were.  I remember that day so clearly. My dad was downstairs and actually saw my cousin’s spirit go up the stairs toward my room. When I saw my deceased cousin in my bedroom, my mind told me that he was gone, but my heart told me to listen.  He told me the following: "Please tell my mom that I am sorry that I didn’t listen to her. I should not have been driving that night." I was so upset that I ran downstairs and right into dad's arms, scared and crying. My dad calmed me down and then we had a long talk. The following morning, he called in sick and took me fishing.  The calming of the water and the long talk with dad was my realization moment.  You see, my cousin was driving home from a vacation trip when he fell asleep at the wheel and died.  If he had stayed the night, he would have been rested and history may have been different.  As we all know, everything happens for a reason. 

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ESPCHAT: Being psychic is not something to be taken lightly. It is certainly not the norm. Some people are highly intuitive, but being psychic feels like it is more than just having intuition.  How does it make you feel to be psychic? 

MELODY: First I want to say that I completely agree with you. It isn’t always easy being psychic. In all honesty, I am human just like you.  I think the only difference is that I have friends from in the physical and spiritual worlds.  Our members, who frequent my Public chat room, understand that. We cry and laugh, and share ideas together.  Most importantly, we both teach and learn from each other.  Unexplainable things have happened in the Public Chat.   Numerous times, clients have said to me,  "You know Melody, I had the same feeling about the person you just read for!  They often make me laugh, especially when they tease me with the saying "We’d better listen to Melody!"  

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ESPCHAT: What do you like best about being a psychic?

MELODY: That’s an easy question to answer, "YOU!"  Advising the people that come to me about the best time to do something, so that everything falls into place and makes your life better.   I have saved many from headaches. I have saved people from getting speeding tickets, and my favorite is hearing messages for you from someone who has passed over. 

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ESPCHAT:  Melody, I am sure that many of our members would like to hear about lucky numbers.  Have you ever used lucky numbers to play the lottery?

MELODY: That's a interesting question because it goes back to the idea that there is a reason for everything!  Of course, I have I played the lottery? And have I won? Yes, I did, but in a big way! I hate paying taxes, so I prefer winning smaller amounts.  

But there is an interesting flip side to this question.  People often mistakenly think that all of their problems will be solved with more money, but from what I have seen, winning money doesn't necessarily make your life easier.  It can often become harder because you find out who your friends really are. I have had two members on ESPchat who won big money at lottery and now they have a lot more headaches to deal with.  Winning a BIG lottery might not be in your cards, but I can assure that smaller amounts are much easier to deal with.  I have about 75% of my clients who have won small amounts of money and while they may not be able to retire on that amount, it can make life a little bit easier at the time.

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ESPCHAT:  What do you feel is your responsibility to our members? 

MELODY: That's an easy question as well.  Each time I begin a session in the Public room, I remind my clients that I am on ESP Chat to help them in the very best way I can!  I love what I am doing because I feel this is my calling.   So I am open to all types of readings whether they are about love, marriage, ghost whispering, careers, business or money.  I am here to try to help you in every way I can!

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ESPCHAT: And we are very glad to have you with us, Melody! For this next question, I don’t want you to divulge any secrets or to divulge any confidential information, but can you tell us your fondest memory of a psychic impression or of a psychic reading you gave? 

MELODY: There are two memories that stay with me since I have been at ESPchat, which I just want to add is since 2010. The first memory involved a client who needed money and asked me if she would win the lottery. In my head, I heard my mom's voice saying, "Her Saturn has a bad aspect so she will win at the lottery!" Shortly afterwards, this client came back to my Public Chat room to thank me for my help in her to win the lottery.  She won enough to build a home for her handicapped mother. 

The second memory involved what I like to call Ghost Whispering.  A client’s sister had recently passed away and they had not been very close.  She asked me if I could reach out to her sister.  I asked my client to tell me about the ugly grey bean cap!  She told me that she had buried her sister with that grey bean cap because it was her favorite article of clothing dating back to her high school days.  Then she asked me how I knew about that cap?  I told her that her sister was still mad at her for cutting the little grey tab off of the top of the cap. My client revealed that her sister did not talk to her for months after that incident, but that oddly she felt at peace with it now.  She said she wished that she could turn the handles back to fix it.  I told her that it was her sister’s fondest memory!

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ESPCHAT: I have a question that I know that many our members think about. At ESPchat, the psychics are not able to see or hear members. You have to read their communications via text?  What is this type of communication like for you?

MELODY: I feel it keeps the communication neutral, which makes it easier for me to read because there are fewer distractions. I start by reading their question on the screen and then I close my eyes and let the reading begin. Of course, I open my eyes from time to time to see if the member has any comments or additional question.  If there is none, I continue going full speed ahead with their reading. The information I need to share with them just flows!
 

ESPCHAT: Melody, it is always a pleasure to speak with you. I have enjoyed your answers and I hope our members will too! I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer!