Judy shares her link with the spiritual realm
Medium finds time in busy schedule to write book
MINCHINBURY professional medium Judy O’Brien is booked out solid until July 2017.
But for the former clinical nursing specialist, money isn’t the motivation for sharing her “gift”.
It’s more about her reassurance to the thousands of people who have difficulty coming to terms with the loss of a loved one that “there is life after life”.
Ms O’Brien has been especially busy of late: she’s not long published her first book and just recently held a demonstration at St Marys to raise money for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Mrs O’Brien said 200 people came to the “very emotional” event and raised $1100 for the hospital.
“It was awesome ... it’s all spirit, not me,” she said.
“There was a lady there who had a child that died. I asked her ‘ why aren’t you wearing your necklace?’ and it turned out she’d taken a necklace off a week before that had the ashes of her child in it. But (the child) wanted her to know she was all right.”
Mrs O’Brien said she has been able to see spirits since she was five, but only left nursing to become a medium eight years ago.
“Eight years ago my Nan passed away and she came to me and said ‘it’s time to leave nursing’,” Mrs O’Brien said.
Booked out for readings 18 months in advance, Mrs O’Brien has now published a book, The Voice of Spirit: A Medium’s Story.
“I tried to write the book in a personable way, to be empathetic and let people know there is life after life,’’ she said.
Mrs O’Brien said people who seek answers from mediums were often those who had lost a loved one.
According to Mrs O’Brien, being a medium can be a heavy burden, but is worth it to bring peace to people.
“I can hear and touch what people have passed with,” she said.
“Yes, it’s heavy; I get headaches, yes, and I get extremely tired.
“I also know that there is life after life. I can still see them. It is the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen.”
Judy O'Brien with her first book, The Voice of Spirit: A Medium's Story.