MS. REBECCA SHEIR
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
You are a whack job living on rattlesnake in a cave somewhere. You know, that's not the case.
MS. ALLISON STOCKMAN
So it's been my fantasy that we would like a chorus of piglets.
DR. WALTER SCHMIDT
I tried to grind up feathers. And it's really, really difficult to do.
MR. MARTIN SEXTON
This is like God has entered the room when this happens.
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
My main hope would be that Congress would get its act together.
MS. EVA SULLIVAN
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
My hopes will be to have people enjoying the good health that my family has had for the past years.
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.
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
Come on in. How are you doing?
Good. How are you?
It's nice to meet you today.
She has a really distinctive name.
Konstanza Morning Star.
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?
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.
People usually don't ask me to predict the future.
Instead, she says they ask her to help with the present.
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.
And more often than not, in order to do that…
They want to hear from their loved ones.
As in their deceased loved ones.
I make contact with their loved ones on the other side.
Konstanza makes that contact by using what are known as the 'Clair' senses. You've no doubt heard of the first one, clairvoyance.
Being able to perceive the visual impressions from the spirit side of life.
Well, there's also clairaudience.
The ability to hear sounds from the spirit side of life.
Being able to sense and feel emotions and physical conditions.
The ability to smell scents.
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.
And once Konstanza senses this loved one…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because the way Konstanza sees it, the future isn't set in stone.
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.
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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