Theresa Caputo was born and raised on Long Island in Hicksville, New York, and lives with her husband and two children. Theresa has been a practicing medium for over ten years. She started her business with just a business card and word of mouth and was booked for two years even before Long Island Medium aired on TLC. She now has a growing wait list. There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa’s first book, became an instant New York Times bestseller.
When Alison told me this story, she was confused about Spirit’s guidance in it. Did her intuition screw up and send her down the wrong path? No way. Spirit actually showed me that Alison is the type of person who needs firsthand experience to know when she makes the right decisions; she likes proof. Without it in her relationship, she would have always wondered about being with that other guy. So Alison’s gut instinct didn’t misguide her; Spirit just gave her the guided tour to where she was supposed to be all along. It’s interesting too, because Spirit told me that this kind of indirect guidance is similar to what they give you when you follow your instincts to choosing different medical treatments that ultimately don’t save a person’s life. Similar to Alison’s situation, Spirit knows when you need to feel you did everything you could do, even when nothing could be done.
Guidance isn’t always obvious, but if it were, you’d never have to intuitively search for meaning and, thus, learn many lessons. In fact, misfortunes like suffering, tragedy, and sickness are especially linked to soul growth, because they force you to lean hard on what you feel instead of what you think you know. And if you could predict guidance’s outcome with certainty, Spirit also knows you’d never feel the rush of a pleasant surprise, and what fun is that? For example, if you feel drawn to buy a Lottery ticket at the local 7-Eleven, this doesn’t mean you’ll hit the jackpot. You could bump into an old friend, grab a drink, and reconnect in a great way. Or, on the other hand, you might be like my friend Lauren, who was at 7-Eleven when my face came into her head. She took it as a lucky sign, bought a scratch-off, and I’ll be damned—she won five hundred dollars! Forget a rabbit’s foot; you should put my face on a keychain. And though these similar scenarios have different outcomes, intuition pulls through for both.