cropped-img_2463.png If you would have asked me a year ago if I ever thought I would be a Medium I probably would have looked at you a little cross eyed like you were crazy.  Although I have always been interested in the paranormal, I viewed Mediums as sort of celebrities.  I loved to watch them on T.V. and always thought how lucky they were to be the chosen ones to have such a beautiful gift.   Never in a million years did I ever think I would be on this path now. Now my friends list on Facebook  is filled with Mediums from all over the world.  Now I am apart of the Medium community.  Now I have friends who are Mediums. Now I connect with the spirit world  daily. Now I am able to communicate proof there is life after death.  Now I am able to give detailed evidence about someone’s loved one.  WOW!  Just WOW! I am routinely asked if I have always had this gift. Was I born with it?  I think everyone is born with some intuitive abilities.  But to answer the question, I am not one of those who saw things as a kid.  Even after my father passed away when I was 19, I never experienced anything paranormal.  I was even upset that my dad wasn’t trying to communicate with me.   I wasn’t one of the lucky ones I guess.  So why now?  Good question.  I have no idea.  Maybe I was born with it and the plan for me was for the gift to reveal its self at this stage of my life.  I really have no idea.  But I can pin point the exact experience that I believe was spirit trying to get my attention. February 2014 my boyfriend and I met to go on a nature hike at a local trail.  I was really starting to have a connection with nature and enjoyed the time I spent out in it.  I was also starting to become fascinated with the color red.  I was seeing red birds all the time and had linked them to my father’s spirit.  So during our walk I noticed the beautiful red birds that would fly by.  There were really pretty red flowers and even a red colored moss on the trees.  We started to get deeper on the trail and there was a small clearing in the trees and I made a comment to my boyfriend on how random it would be if right here in the woods we saw a lonely red couch.  He gave me a weird look and replied in agreement that it would certainly be random. We then went about our walk and didn’t talk about it again. Fast forward about 2 weeks.  My dryer had recently broke and I needed to go to the local laundry mat to finish my weekly laundry.  My boyfriend met me there to hang out while my 100 loads dried (a little exaggerated, but it felt like 100 loads).  While everything was drying we decided to go for a walk.  The laundry mat is in a strip shopping center with a huge open field behind it.  We walked down to the end of the shopping center and decided to go to the back where the field was.  As soon as we turned the corner we notices something out in the field.  As we got closer to the object and realized what it was, we both looked at each other like we saw a ghost.  Right there in the middle of a huge open field was an old lonely red couch!  WHOA!  What are the odds of that!!!  It was such a moving experience we took a picture to capture it and I have attached the original picture above.  I have no doubt now that spirit was at work and trying to get my attention.  I now know that there are no such things as a coincidence.  Spirit put that thought in my head on the trail that day.  My dryer broke so that I would be led to the laundry mat.  My boyfriend was with me so that we would go for a walk.  We went for a walk to I could see the couch.  I saw the couch so I could realize that I needed to start paying attention to the signs. That experience was so monumental to me that I have made it the center of my Mediumship. This is how The Red Couch Medium was born.  A mere thought that has manifested into a life changing event.  Thank you God, thank you Universe, thank you Dad, thank you Spirit team for pushing me to see the potential I have had all along. -TRCM