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Using 'Clair' Senses To Understand The Present, If Not The Future

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:08
Welcome to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir and today we are stepping into our time machines, buckling our seatbelts and going into the future.

MR. DAVID CHRISTIAN

00:00:21
You are a whack job living on rattlesnake in a cave somewhere. You know, that's not the case.

MS. ALLISON STOCKMAN

00:00:25
So it's been my fantasy that we would like a chorus of piglets.

DR. WALTER SCHMIDT

00:00:28
I tried to grind up feathers. And it's really, really difficult to do.

MR. MARTIN SEXTON

00:00:32
This is like God has entered the room when this happens.

SHEIR

00:00:35
Those are all people we interviewed for this week's show. And I swear all those clips you just heard will make sense in due time. But first we would remiss if we didn't ask you, our listeners, to share your hopes for the year ahead. And so we did just that.

MR. JERRY BOSLEY

00:00:50
My main hope would be that Congress would get its act together.

MS. EVA SULLIVAN

00:00:54
I'm a high school teacher in Montgomery County, Md. I have five pregnant girls this year and two 16-year-old dads. And I'm very concerned about them. I want them to be happy. And I want them to be successful parents.

MR. ALFREDO NAVA-TUDELA

00:01:06
My hopes will be to have people enjoying the good health that my family has had for the past years.

SHEIR

00:01:14
Those were local residents Jerry Bosley (sp?), Eva Sullivan (sp?) and Alfredo Nava-Tudela (sp?). They're all members of our Public Insight Network or PIN. It's a way for people to share their stories with us and for us to get input on topics we're covering. You can learn more by heading to metroconnection.org/pin.

SHEIR

00:01:38
Now, apropos of today's theme you may recall the famous words uttered by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started." Okay. So I'm still kind of unraveling that one, but the spirit of the Secretary's statements makes for a rather nice segue to the woman we're about to meet.

MS. KONSTANZA MORNING STAR

00:02:04
Hi, Rebecca.

SHEIR

00:02:05
Hi.

STAR

00:02:06
Come on in. How are you doing?

SHEIR

00:02:07
Good. How are you?

STAR

00:02:08
It's nice to meet you today.

SHEIR

00:02:10
She has a really distinctive name.

STAR

00:02:11
Konstanza Morning Star.

SHEIR

00:02:12
And I visited her at her Silver Spring home because Konstanza Morning Star is a certified psychic medium. Now, if you're anything like me, you hear the word "psychic" and you think like, what, like Jeanne Dixon? Crystal balls? 1-900 call lines staffed by people who somehow know everything about you?

SHEIR

00:02:29
So when people think of a psychic, so often they immediately equate that with one who can tell the future, one who can predict the future.

STAR

00:02:36
People usually don't ask me to predict the future.

SHEIR

00:02:40
Instead, she says they ask her to help with the present.

STAR

00:02:44
Sometimes they want to find out about options that they might have available or they want to have some insight into difficulties that they have.

SHEIR

00:02:53
And more often than not, in order to do that…

STAR

00:02:56
They want to hear from their loved ones.

SHEIR

00:02:58
As in their deceased loved ones.

STAR

00:03:00
I make contact with their loved ones on the other side.

SHEIR

00:03:03
Konstanza makes that contact by using what are known as the 'Clair' senses. You've no doubt heard of the first one, clairvoyance.

STAR

00:03:10
Being able to perceive the visual impressions from the spirit side of life.

SHEIR

00:03:15
Well, there's also clairaudience.

STAR

00:03:17
The ability to hear sounds from the spirit side of life.

SHEIR

00:03:21
Clairsentience.

STAR

00:03:22
Being able to sense and feel emotions and physical conditions.

SHEIR

00:03:26
Even clairalience.

STAR

00:03:28
The ability to smell scents.

SHEIR

00:03:31
And clairgustance.

STAR

00:03:32
The ability to taste foods. And that is really powerful when somebody's loved one comes through with their favorite dish, especially if it's something that is really unique that I cannot possibly know about, with special ingredients.

SHEIR

00:03:47
And once Konstanza senses this loved one…

STAR

00:03:49
I very carefully describe everything that spirit brings me. These are the details that make it clear to people that I'm really communicating with their loved ones, because these are things that they would know. But that I could not possibly know.

SHEIR

00:04:03
By communicating with these spirits, Konstanza says she can help people with their grief, first and foremost, and with whatever personal issues or problems they're dealing with. Because the spirits have what Konstanza calls a higher view.

STAR

00:04:16
They can see what is going on around us. So with that it's very much like at a ballgame, you know, where you're in the bleachers and you can see what goes on on the field. The players don't necessarily know, you know, what's coming from, you know, further out.

SHEIR

00:04:32
Okay. Now, whether you actually believe in all of this stuff, that is totally up to you. But what I want to emphasize here is in all this talk with our psychic medium here notice how little we've been mentioning the future. And, says Konstanza, with good reason.

STAR

00:04:46
When we work with people, if we're sensitive, and if we're good at what we're doing, we certainly receive a lot of very good and accurate information. But nobody can say that X, Y and Z is going to happen.

SHEIR

00:05:02
Because the way Konstanza sees it, the future isn't set in stone.

STAR

00:05:06
It is actually something that we have control over by our thoughts, by our actions, by our attitudes. So we all have our own will, and we can just say, nope, I don't believe that. I'm not going to do that and I just refuse.

SHEIR

00:05:21
I mean, sure, there may things beyond our control, but what Konstanza Morning Star tries to do is help people where they are today, with what they have today, so they can start to create a more outstanding tomorrow.
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