Which made it all the more awkward when I met Psychic Sally and.... well... read on.
|Sally and me|
As a result, my segment was cut short. I felt a little pissed at Sally Morgan.
On Tuesday, she turned up in the Green Room again. Apparently this week she was on after us (which was a relief). I still didn't know anything about Sally except that she was a famous British psychic. I know now that she's had her own TV shows, and has been personal psychic for the likes of George Michael, Natalie Imbruglia, and the late Princess Di. So that's kind of impressive.
Still, I don't believe in psychics. So I didn't care. I was convinced that Tom had told her the news of his wife's pregnancy before the show. I actually asked him, and he vigorously denied it, and to be fair, I did see him rush into a corner and call his wife on his mobile the minute the segment was over.
But what other explanation could there have been?
Back to Tuesday. I was sitting in the Green Room with Kayte and Beth waiting for our turn to go on set. Sally came up from makeup. To be honest, she looked like she wanted to be left alone. But we said hi. Literally, 'Hi'. Kayte asked how the tour was going and Sally said that she was off to Newcastle. She was used to much bigger audiences, she said. She's far less known here in Oz.
I hadn't intended to ask her anything. I don't believe in psychics, remember? But suddenly, I felt it burst out of me.
"Can you tell me anything about myself?" I asked.
Without skipping a beat, she answered.
"You're just fine, darling," she said. "You're coming out of four months of hellish stress, but you're just fine."
And then she started telling me things, describing my circumstances, and it was absolutely spot-on accurate. I gave her no information. NONE. It was an absolutely cold reading.
I wish I could repeat it all here but I can't. I can't because it was personal and involved other people in my life. But Kayte and Beth were there and they saw it too. I turned white and started to shake. It was the most bizarre experience of my life.
Sally picked names of people in my life, and told me things about them that I knew to be true. She gave me advice about how to handle a certain situation, which was absolutely perfect.
She used words that I use, phrases that resonate with me. "As for the finances," she said, and told me what was going on. Not only did she get it right, but she used the word I use. Finances. I don't say cash flow or financial situation or money issues. I say finances. And so did she. Unprompted.
"You are strong," she said to me. "You have it all in here." And those are the words my mum uses.
She mentioned my sister, briefly. She told me about my place up north - something to do with forestry? Well, yes. The place on the Central Coast is in the national forest. She told me how I feel when I go there. Calm and peaceful. She was right.
She made a couple of predictions. They were very positive. I hope they come true.
I don't know if I believe in psychics. But Sally Morgan did something on Tuesday and I have no idea how.
I'm putting her tour dates here. As I said, this is not sponsored in any way. But it was an extraordinary experience and I wanted to pass it on.
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