A perk with my job is that I work with a lot of psychics and mediums on a professional basis. In doing so, I get a lot of snippets about life and what’s ahead. It is usually tacked on at the end of a conversations or email and goes, “By the way, don’t worry about that guy. It will all be resolved in time.” The first few times it really threw me for a loop, but now I have come to take note and learn from them. Some of the messages that come through have dramatically affected my life for the better in that it’s made me look at life differently and how people treat each other (and should be treated in return).

I found a link to this article on Gawker with the title “A Psychic Medium Says Steve Jobs is in Hell.” I was very skeptical, as I have to be with my job, but when I clicked on the link and watched the video, it had a profound effect on me.  Not because the psychic was communicating with Steve Jobs, but what she said.

First off, Steve Jobs is not wielding a pitchfork in the stereotypical hell that is hotter than an oven. Let’s get that misconception cleared up right away.

When spirits cross over into the afterlife, they don’t always go directly into the light. There are many factors on why they may not go into what many call heaven. There could be unfinished business, there could be denial and confusion, or they may realize that they didn’t lead the best life and need to do some work in order to move to the next level. According to the psychic, that’s where Steve is currently hanging out.

I have to admit that I do not and never have owned anything Macintosh-based. I’m not a techie person. My mp3 player died six months ago and I now prefer not listening to music when I run (that is when I plan my day/night/week/life). I have a phone capable of being a smart phone, but I choose not to mainly because I’m cheap and don’t want to pay for a data plan. Steve Jobs was definitely a visionary and brilliant man who has dramatically changed the face of technology and how we communicate and stay connected. I will not deny that. However, I thought the mourning after his death was a bit over the top. The launches for all the iWhatever products were rather silly to me, but I seemed to very much be in the minority there.

I found the psychic’s reading very telling in that Steve realized that success and power isn’t everything. You don’t need to dominate the world to be successful. Steve was a business dynamo in this dimension, but that doesn’t give you a direct connection to your vision of heaven. I thought it was very interesting that the psychic said it was very stressful for her to communicate with him, and that his last words were more “I so didn’t get it” rather than “This is awesome.” It was nothing bad aimed toward Steve, but it did make me (and I would assume others watching the clip would get the same message) that we need to focus on quality of life and how we live it rather than how successful we are in monetary and business terms. I was very enlightened by this information and it made me wonder what other famous people would have to say.

Some of the psychics and mediums I’ve worked with have mentioned information a few celebrities passed along. At the end of Ghost Under Foot by Kenneth W. Harmon, he asks the spirit of Mary Bell many questions that the world has wanted to know the answer. All very interesting, but it’s hard to verify info that comes from someone who is no longer living.

If you were able to have a psychic speak with someone famous, who would you choose?

It’s tough for me to choose. I so love and respect Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, but I think I’d love to hear from someone who had a bit of a wilder life, like Mae West, to get some fun stories and sage advice.

Written by Amy
Amy is the acquisitions editor in charge paranormal subjects at Llewellyn. With ten years experience in the publishing world, Amy is excited to have her love for ghost stories and the unexplained coincide with her new day job! She enjoys bicycling, running, reading, cooking, and quenches her ...