NORTH SHORE PSYCHIC EMBRACES GIFT AND OFFERS GIFTS
By Cathy Elorriaga, Northwordnews
October 22, 2014 -- Standing before an audience of about 60 Glen Head Glenwood Business Association members at Don Lorenzo’s this past Wednesday evening, North Shore resident Mary Drew explained how it was going to work. “I know a lot of people want readings, but please do not call me over,” she said to those physically present. Referring to spirits, Ms. Drew continued, “They are also going to be competing for my attention, and I will try to get to as many as possible.”
Ms. Drew then drifted over to a table to her right, explaining she was being called to that spot. She began asking one woman seated at the corner questions. “The person’s name is something like Maria, or Mary. That’s my name, and when that’s the case the spirit is holding a mirror to me. It could be a mother, or mother-in-law, or grandmother- a caregiver.”
“’Mary’ - that was my mother,” the woman’s husband jumped in after a brief moment of thought.
“What happened to your shoulder,” Ms. Drew asked, nothing visibly wrong with the man’s shoulder, but explaining that she was feeling a twinge in her own. “She wants to know what happened, she’s concerned about it.” The gentleman smiled and explained that he had hurt it about a year ago, and that he has had trouble with it since then. “I swear,” he said. “I didn’t tell her anything.”
And so it went, through the next hour Ms. Drew explaining what she was gleaning from her senses and the responses to her questions - moving from one side of the room and then quickly to the other – with some appearing a little skeptical of her gift, and others clearly embracing it.
“I love when the skeptics are there.” Ms. Drew says. “There will always be believers and skeptics within our world. The ‘Healthy Skeptic’ is a person who has faith in many things, but continues to question and explore the world around them and that which cannot so easily be explained. I know because I am one of those people.”
It was since the age of ten that Ms. Drew said that she has been aware of her ability to communicate with spirits. “Until I was 18, no one knew. It took many years to become comfortable. The first person I spoke to was a priest who was extremely supportive. He talked to me about being open minded and to not be afraid.” She continues, “For me it makes sense – it goes hand in hand with my faith. I believe in saints and spirits and that there are angels watching over us.”
In describing how spirits communicate with her, Ms. Drew says that it is like a radio. “The loudest voice wins my attention – It’s like someone ties a string to me and I get pulled.” She explains that all of her senses are involved. “I experience it at every level. Most of the time I can hear and see them, or I am physically touched. They give me pictures in my mind.”
For the past decade, Ms. Drew has worked privately with her clients offering both individual and group readings, developing a significant following just through referrals. Only in the past year, has the North Shore Psychic Medium, with the help of manager Lauren Wasserfall, gone public with her ability, creating a website, and advertising her services on Facebook groups, Northwordnews and other media outlets. “I spent most of my years using my ability for fundraising in memory of my brother John who passed at the young age of 33 from cancer,” she explains. “I have had the gift since childhood, but after much thought and consideration, I decided to step out publicly to share my knowledge with others.”
She has appeared at many local restaurants such as the View Grill in Glen cove, Mims of Rosyln, JWs Public House in Glen Head, Cedar Creek Bar and Grill in Glen Cove, Tre Sorell of Sea Cliff, and other venues. Now she says, “I can’t believe how many e-mails and phone calls I get.”
When asked if she ever wished she didn’t have this gift, Mary Drew responds that she had felt that way once. Prior to her brother’s passing, she explains, she had had a vivid premonition of his becoming ill and saw what actually happened. Afterwards, she continues, “I questioned if it was a gift.”
Although now embracing it, she says that “It can be very draining emotionally and mentally.”
“I’m sad for people,” she concedes. “ It’s a job you take home with you for sure.”
Nonetheless, Mary Drew delights in the positive impact that her readings have on her clients and audience members as she conveys the messages of caring and love from those who have passed on.
“I bring a lot of presents and gifts to a reading,” she explains. “Before an event, I am often guided to purchase certain things and at the time I'm not sure why.” It is only later at the reading that it becomes clear when a person has an emotional attachment to the item. “That is my favorite part – I love bringing the gifts,” Mary Drew exults.
To contact Mary Drew, the North Shore Psychic Medium, click here for a link to her website.
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