you probably now know, I’ve had readings with some of the best of the
bunch, the most gifted and truly the most effective psychic readers alive.
I am now at a point where I keep raising my standards for what makes a
psychic medium fantastic. So when I write an article about a medium these
days, you can be sure they are something special. What makes my job
exciting is when I find someone who pushes the envelope on what is
possible and adds a new exciting dimension to their reading that I have
never before experienced. Pat McKenna did all of this and more. And it was
one of the most psychologically healing readings I have ever had—no
McKenna communicates with spirits, but she does it in her own unique way
and with a specific focus in mind. Rather than actually see and hear
spirits, Pat reads words that your spirit-guides put in her mind’s eye.
The benefit of her reading words over listening to their voices is that
the messages come through with exceptional clarity and speed. Most psychic
mediums who hear spirits often have difficulty making out what some
spirits are saying. As I’ve described in other articles explaining
spirit communication, it is like listening to a faint radio station. For
Pat, the words that pass in front of her appear sharp and understandable.
Hence, her readings parallel what she sees—they, too, are clear-cut and
comprehensible. This brings a remarkable flow to the reading that leaves
you with no guessing, only clean, straightforward, messages.
also sees images in her mind that she calls “pictorial metaphors.”
These come through more like mini-movies than snapshots. The images Pat
sees present a depth of insight about your life and where it is going. I
really enjoyed these metaphoric depictions of my life and I gained a
tremendous amount of understanding about myself from them. As Pat is often
told by her clients, one reading with her is like getting months of
psychotherapy sessions—instant transformation.
specific focus that Pat has for each reading is healing, which comes in
many possible forms. This may be attitudinal healing, mental and emotional
healing, relational healing, even physical healing and diagnosis. Much of
the healing that comes from a reading with Pat is due to messages that
help us with personal development and problem solving—including some
problems or issues of which we are not even aware. Let me give you some
examples from my own reading.
had no idea what to expect in my reading with Pat. I had never heard of
someone who could “read words” from spirit.
The messages Pat received came from my spirit guides: including
men, women and one angelic force with what Pat described as a powerful
energy. Pat started out with an overview of my life and where it was
overview often comes through for Pat as a pictorial metaphor. In my
reading, Pat saw me as a boy sitting on hill. Under me were copper plates
that reflected my image as I looked down. The image and message meant that
I was truly in this life for a ride (no complacency). I was sitting safely
on the hill, but when I got nervous and looked down I would see my
reflection which represented my ego that wanted to control things. Long
story short, this overview depicted that this life was a lesson in
surrendering to the Universe and trusting it. It would teach me that
whenever I tried to control anything, I would fall further down the hill.
This is true for anyone, but these are lessons that have hit hard for this
former control freak.
then gave me messages from my spirit-guides of how this lesson would be
incorporated into my future. Lucky for me, the messages came forth with an
optimistic forecast. Apparently, this spiritual journey I’ve been on for
the last three-and-a-half years is having a positive impact.
in my reading, Pat went into my early childhood to see the events and
circumstances that formed the attitudes that would affect my entire life.
Pat told me that most of her clients continue to deal with these attitudes
well into adulthood—with some people never shedding these attitudes
before they pass on. This is neither good nor bad, but most of us have
attitudinal issues that would serve us well to eliminate.
Pat went into my “pre-birth attitudes.” Again beginning with an image,
Pat saw me as a child skateboarding into life. I had my baseball cap on
sideways and I came in fast and in control. The boy said, “This is going
to be an easy mission if I keep it simple and do not complicate it.”
Again, that message of trusting the process and my own intuitive instincts
underlies the image. Pat then jumped to my future and explained how this
attitude would play out for me. Once hearing her describe it, it was
obviously important that I keep this lesson in mind at all times.
another image quickly followed: me as “a policeman directing traffic who
was practically dancing with tremendous compassion, high ambition and high
intuition.” The policeman directing traffic portrayed my life in the
work I do now and will be doing even more in the coming years. My
articles, books and magazine help direct people to the most gifted and
appropriate practitioners for healing and spiritual growth. This is work
about which I am extremely passionate. And it is this passion (based in
compassion for others) that makes it feel more like a dance than a job and
drives my ambition with effortless force.
“high intuition” aspect of that image came with the message that I
need to follow my intuition over my intellect. My guides told me through
Pat that I will falter whenever I think things through too much—the
paralysis of analysis. Again, trusting in my connection with the Universe
will better guide me. Just imagine a police officer directing traffic with
too much contemplation—a quick recipe for a traffic jam!
each image, Pat McKenna not only interpreted it, but also applied it to my
life at different ages. With the skateboard metaphor, she had stories to
convey about my past-lives. With the policeman metaphor, she told me about
issues I overcame at the age of twelve. She specifically spoke of
incidents that occurred in school with other children of which she could
not have been more accurate. Remembering these incidents, and hearing
about the lessons I learned in other lifetimes, was immensely healing. And
it all made so much sense, like answers I had subconsciously been
searching for over many years.
types of messages from Pat covered other years of my childhood, from birth
to age three, until Pat had revealed the core of what made up my
psychological attitude. In essence, she brought to light the best and
worst of what has made me… well, me. And the reason this was healing was
due to illuminating this essence of what makes me “Bob Olson.” It was
much more than revealing, however; it was an epiphany that changed my view
of myself—in a most affirmative and constructive way. For this reason, I
can honestly say that my reading with Pat was life altering.
second part of my reading was equally enjoyable. These messages dealt with
the relationships in my life, beginning with my parents. You know how we
sometimes wonder why particular people are in our lives? This is the part
of the reading where we can find answers to such questions. And, again, I
have to say it was both accurate and confirming.
won’t get into this very personal aspect of my reading with you, but I
should tell you that Pat’s messages had my father, my mother, my sister,
my wife and a few other relatives pegged. In fact, I can truthfully say
that Pat knew aspects about each person, and my relationship with each
person, which even I had never thought about before, but they could not
have been better expressed. Once these messages came through, I had a much
better understanding of each person and the reason each person is in my
life. I have no doubt that the insight I gained from this reading will add
a new verve to my relationships with these people.
father, who is now deceased, arrived in spirit to Pat during this part of
my reading. It was a joyful reunion. He expressed to Pat the pride and
elation he felt at my birth and during my childhood. Pat also described
aspects of my father’s personality and life-events with uncanny
accuracy. She was undoubtedly with him at that moment of my reading and it
was obvious that his affection for me inflated Pat’s energy with love
and joy. This part of the reading was very similar to that of other top
psychic mediums with whom I’ve had readings, yet I got the added benefit
of a psychological understanding of why my father lived his life the way
Pat allowed me to ask questions about any area of my life that I wanted
further insight. For the purpose of testing Pat—because I had a great
deal of clarity in these areas—I chose career and marriage. Pat again
impressed me with the detailed accuracy of her messages. This is a woman
who had never met me before this reading, yet she spoke as if she had
known me for years. And her predictions for my future paralleled the
predictions I had received from other gifted psychic mediums and even
spiritual practitioners such as two astrologers, a tarot card reader and a
palm reader (honestly, they all had the same in depth messages for my
future including dated timelines).
a gift it was to myself to be able to have a reading that not only allowed
me to receive messages from the spirits who watch over and guide me, but
also to be able to discover what I am in this life to learn, what
pre-birth and childhood issues helped to create the person I am today, why
certain people are in my life and how to improve those relationships, and
then get meaningful answers to my questions regarding my career, my
relationships, my body, my emotional and psychological makeup, my
past-lives or anything else I wish to ask my spirit guides.
reading with Pat McKenna proved to me that she has a most unusual and
versatile gift. Because of the way it works—reading words that she sees
in her mind’s eye—the messages are remarkably clear and direct. And
because she is extremely adept at reaching into and healing emotional and
relational issues, as well as childhood trauma issues, I recommend a
reading with Pat for anyone who has used therapy for years with
you are interested in having this type of rewarding and therapeutic
experience, tell Pat that you read Bob Olson’s article about her and you
want to have a reading just like mine. It may just change your life.
can do readings in person and by phone with anyone around the world. Her
telephone number is toll-free 888-COYOTE1 (888-269-6831) or Outside the
U.S. call 508-564-4181. For fees and info visit www.pat-mckennaonline.com.
Outside U.S. 508-564-4181
articles by Bob Olson, visit www.ofspirit.com/bobolson.htm