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 Cynthia Ray


Interviewed in July 2008

Cynthia Rae is intuitive. She had a near-death experience as she was being born and has always "known" things. Later, she had another near-death experience which expanded her gift. Then, in the early 1990s, Cynthia trained as a massage therapist and began receiving intuitive messages as she worked on clients. She found that she was able to help people heal themselves. Her goal is to empower people so that they are courageous in their living.

Cynthia is based in Tucson, Arizona.

My questions are in Italics and Cynthia's answers are in the regular font.

Psychic Development

How and when did you know you had psychic abilities?

I don't care for the word "psychic." I like the word "intuitive." Psychic is different. Intuitive means "a knowing;" psychic is closer to the ability "to see." Intuitives work with people and say things, and the vibration is very important so that clients understand what is being said.

What was your childhood like?

The first time I knew there was something different about me was when I was about eight years old. I was walking down the road with a couple of girls who I had met for the first time that day. We were headed to a ranch down the street and I said to them, "Doesn't it feel like we've done this before? Doesn't it feel like we have known each other forever?" and they said, "No." It was my first cognitive understanding that there was something more than just this world.

My "knowing" is that when I was born I had a moment of death, a near-death experience (NDE), and I believe that there were understandings which I don't know how I knew. For example, when I was five, my grandmother had a stroke. When they drove her away in the ambulance, I knew that I would never see her again, but I felt a sense of peace, not fear.

When I was born, my mother had been in labor for a very long time and she needed a C-section. In 1952, they didn't have health insurance so everybody had to pay in advance. My parents didn't have the money, so my father had to borrow the money for the surgery. It took a long time to go 35 miles to get the money then take it back to the hospital so that the doctors would perform a C-section on my mother.

The story I heard was that there was a moment when they didn't know whether or not I would breathe. I was in the birth canal, probably compressing the cord. I believe that when you have a death experience you come back with a level of gifts that people don't understand. I am in an NDE support group and every person reports that their life is different than before they had the experience. Perhaps that contributed to my gift; I don't know.

When I think about my abilities, I also think about my father's father who was a spiritualist minister with healing abilities. My grandfather shares some traits with me. I have accepted the fact that I can lay hands on people and they just feel good.

My granddaughter also had an NDE. She died on the way to hospital, and I recognized the changes in her after that experience.

I also tried to commit suicide.

Can you tell me more about your childhood?

I was very abused as a young child and I don't know if that squashed a lot of stuff or if it instigated a lot of imagination to be elsewhere. I really knew that I was different when I realized that I had an imaginary family in the top drawer of my dresser. I was about 10 years old at that time. I don't know how to determine if this was a childhood coping mechanism for dealing with the abuse, or if this was reality. I believe that we have friends from other planets who walk among us and we don't know who they are. They look, talk, and act like us. They have children. They just move into a new city and start living. There are different reasons for my belief in that.

After I was 8 or 10, I started finishing my friends' sentences. I was more alert than my brothers. For example, my mother was a smoker who fell asleep on the couch while smoking a cigarette. It started smoldering and I was the one who woke her up. We all grabbed the couch and threw it outside.

Does this talent run in your family? Does that make things easier or harder?

I have a cousin on my father's side who is very gifted. I also have two brothers, but I think they were born too late; they chose to come at a time that wasn't the right time for them, so I don't think that they chose to use their abilities. My youngest brother has been missing since 1987. My other brother is in prison for drugs and alcohol. 

One missing and one in prison? Do you think they were also abused as children?

And, of course, they made different choices which formed their lives.

What are the pluses and minuses to being psychic? To working as a psychic? How has this shaped your life and your personal relationships?

At first I thought that there were pros and cons. One of cons was that my ex-husbands did not like the fact that I knew things. Now, I think of my abilities as gifts. It's all pluses. Whether or not the outcome is a challenge or a reward for someone else, that's their life. As for me, no matter what information I am given, if I give the information with the purest of heart, no matter what the information, that's my gift. Whatever clients do with that information is their responsibility. 

You feel like you are able to help people?

I have not chosen to be the one who sees the negative parts. There are people who only see death coming, or accidents, or dangerous things. I don't often see that.

Here are some examples of things that I do see:

I have a couple of friends who I have had for a very long time. Sometime around 9/11, they were off to Bali and that's when all of the airplanes were delayed. As I was dropping them off at the airport, I asked who was going to pick them up when their flight was canceled. They told me that they would be fine, but 10 minutes later they called to see if I could pick them up at the airport.

For another example, these same friends were talking about going into business with some guy and I asked if they thought that that was a smart thing to do. Several months later, they told me that they wished they had listened to me. These were just off-the-cuff remarks of mine. They come out of my mouth and I don't know why.

Here's a third example: I had taken my truck to a mechanic to have it fixed and the mechanic was having a heart attack, but he didn't know it. He thought he had strained his back and that he just needed to stretch. I told him that I thought it was something else. I didn't know if it was my intuition or my medical training which made me think it was his heart. I told him what I thought, but he didn't think it was his heart. I said, "Whatever." Later, a friend of mine told me that whenever I say, "Whatever," they know to listen closely. I say what I can say, but not everyone listens.

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being "not much" and 10 being "incredible," how psychic do you think you are?

There isn't any way to scale that. I don't know that I'm psychic at all. I think I'm pretty intuitive and I think that I have a very bright, clever mind so when the information comes I can glean it and provide it for my client. I can't compare myself to anyone else. [Cynthia's interview continues as an e-book.]

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