On the road with a woman who hears voices

(This is a copy of The Digital Shoebox blog, about our time together on the road shooting my pilot.  If you haven’t seen the clip, you can do that here.

From the dead. Like that kid in the Sixth Sense, but with the f-word.

Earlier this spring, I spent three days on the road with Jennie Ogilvie. Jennie is a spiritual medium, which is a benign way to say she talks to dead people. I’ve always been on the fence about this, straddled between wanting to believe and rolling my eyes.

I also believe in following your gut (though I don’t always listen –  ask me about my first marriage), which is how Jennie and I ended up filming a pilot. FOR A TV SERIES!!!

Jennie and I were loosely connected via our respective networks. When she popped into my WomenTalk circle, I felt compelled to reach out, so I called her.

In a tone that said don’t argue with me, I told her: “Don’t ask me why, but we need to film a pilot. Do you have any upcoming shows?”

And off we went to Ponoka, Ermineskine and Rimby, Alberta. Two shows, a private reading and a message circle. It was the message circle that messed me up. We were in a conference room in Rimby, with 11 people who hired Jennie for private readings. There was a lot of emotion in that room and I watched a women move from absolute skepticism to undeniable belief. I was so shaken by the energies in the room, that I told Jennie I was taking a soak in my hotel room bathtub, microbes and bacteria be damned.

Jennie captured my reaction – I was shaking – after the message circle and you can watch it here.

I was emotionally and physically spent after that weekend, but the journey was also filled with laughter and tears of joy. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. I know Jennie enjoyed being followed around by a camera too; while she was holding shows around Ontario, she sent me a text telling me she missed having me around.

We are still working on the pilot, but for now, you can see what Jennie is all about in this video.