Theresa Caputo seeks to bring healing to Pittsburgh public
PITTSBURGH — If you’ve been past Rivers Casino lately, you’ve noticed the huge electronic billboard touting Theresa Caputo’s Feb. 3-4 appearances.
“It’s something that still scares me even though I’ve been touring for over 10 years,” Caputo said. “Seeing my face on a billboard is just crazy.”
When that Feb. 4 broadcast ran out, North Shore Casino quickly added the second and previous date for television’s famed “The Long Island Medium,” which will share personal stories about his life and deliver messages of healing to members of the public, giving people comfort that their deceased loved ones are still with them.
Caputo’s appearances in Pittsburgh will be similar to her hit TLC Channel reality show, “except I won’t be shopping,” she laughed. “I may be trying to steal your food, but there will be no races.
“Jokes aside, it’s like watching ‘Long Island Medium.’ be what they can expect over the next two hours or an hour and a half begin to sense and feel the Spirit I leave the stage I do not stay on stage all night I allow the souls of the departed to guide me through the theater. I will stop in front of someone and begin to deliver healing messages from their deceased loved one.”
Caputo claims that she has seen, felt, and felt spirits since she was 4 years old, but it wasn’t until she was 20 that she learned to communicate with the souls of Heaven. She says her abilities initially caused her debilitating anxiety, which she tried to manage on her own and with therapy. But then her mother introduced her to a spiritual healer, who assumed that Caputo was suppressing spiritual energy, prompting her to learn how to channel that energy through her chakras (body energy centers).
It made for great television, made TLC, which from 2011-19 aired “The Long Island Medium,” chronicling Caputo’s life as an average and otherwise typical mother in Hicksville, NY. , his Long Island accent and gentle disposition, Caputo quickly became a celebrity and eventually a bestselling author.
People are paying to see her in person, hoping she can briefly connect them with a deceased loved one, or at least reinforce a deeper belief in an afterlife.
“I wish I could tell you something magical is happening. It just happens. I can’t explain it,” Caputo said in a Jan. 12 phone interview. “All of a sudden, I’m just going to start feeling a thing that means nothing to me, but a life-changing thing to someone standing in front of me. So what’s happening is that I’ll first see as a shadow or a silhouette. And then Spirit (which their website spells with a capital “S”) will make me feel the emotional connection the person shared with them. Then I could tell someone ‘Who is the father who died?’ And then they can say, “Oh, that was my father” or “that was my grandfather” or it could be their stepfather or an uncle who was like a father to them leaving. They will make me feel what they felt when they left the physical world. Then a soul will show me the finest symbol of the burden or guilt the person is carrying, or whatever is negative that the person is struggling with recognize to help that they release it so they can heal And that’s why I do what I do.
As “Long Island Medium” fans know, the look of closure on someone’s face who’s had a Caputo experience is moving and heartwarming.
“I think it gives them permission to heal and enjoy their lives as happily as possible,” she said.
A full video display will allow all Rivers Casino viewers to have a close view of the facial expressions of anyone randomly chosen for a reading.
Caputo thinks “we all have this amazing ability” that she has. “I want everyone to know that they still have that bond with their loved one who passed away. It’s a bond that can never be severed. There are things going on around you where you might say, ‘Oh , it’s strange” or “it’s weird” or “it’s a coincidence”, but it reminds you of the person you love who died. Know that it is them. I think these are little hellos from the sky.”
Caputo said she couldn’t deactivate her gift. It’s not like pressing “mute” on your phone. Messages can arrive at any time.
This gift gave him plenty of reason to speculate on what a paradise might look like.
“From what Spirit showed me is that we are greeted by our loved ones who died before us,” Caputo said.
Ouch, it’s not like our deceased elders are watching and judging us on a big screen TV, is it?
“Men always ask that, and I tell them that your life might not be so interesting when they have to peek at every little thing, like when you’re in the bedroom or the shower,” Caputo said with a laugh.
Are our beloved pets in heaven?
“Mm-hm. I’ve had pets,” Caputo said, recalling the unique example, before “Long Island Medium,” when she received a reading from a deceased squirrel who was the pet. of a brother and a sister she met. .
“And the brother was a total skeptic. He didn’t believe it at all, and I get it,” Caputo said, adding that when she spoke to him about getting a reading from what she thought was a ferret named Stevie (the squirrel’s name) “I thought he was going to fall off the chair. I interpreted him as a ferret because I didn’t know people had squirrels as pets.”
Caputo knows there are countless skeptics out there who don’t believe she can channel the dead.
She doesn’t take it personally.
“Absolutely not. Look, this has nothing to do with me, believe it or not. It has to do with spirits using my physical body as a vessel. I’m just crazy enough to repeat these things that the Spirit makes me say things that don’t mean anything to me, but change someone else’s life.
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“And the other thing, and I’m not trying to be rude in any way, but I don’t care if people do. That’s not why I do what I do. I don’t predict the “future I am not giving people direction in their lives. I am bringing healing messages to people so they can make their own free will choices with faith, peace and comfort knowing that their loved ones are always with them and support their life decisions It’s not about believing in what I want people to believe in themselves, to believe in the signs and symbols of the things they feel , that they know it’s real and that they believe in an afterlife.
“People say this all the time after attending one of my shows: they say, ‘I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the theatre, I wasn’t personally read, but what I witnessed completely changed my life.”
Feeling, healing and life-changing potential are defined for the Rivers Casino Events Center. There are tickets left for the Feb. 3 show, priced at $39-$99, at riverscasino.com
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Scott Tady is entertainment editor at The Times and easy to reach at [email protected].