BY COLLEEN MCHALE
AT FIRST GLANCE, ANNIE LARSON LOOKS LIKE ANY OTHER LOUDOUN WOMAN THAT YOU MIGHT RUN INTO AT A PTO MEETING OR THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE. LOOK BEYOND THE SWEET SMILE, AND YOU WILL SEE A COMPLEX WOMAN WITH INTERESTING AND AMAZING ABILITIES.
Annie is a certified Psychic Medium, meaning she went through an intensive testing process to certify not only her psychic abilities but also mediumship abilities. Upon hearing this, I immediately thought of a carnival fortune teller staring into a crystal ball or celebrity hosts communicating with the dead before a large audience.
She is neither of these, as she is quite quiet about her abilities upon first meeting her and does not seek celebrity. She told me that from a very early age she knew she had the ability to communicate with spirits. In fact, she says she never knew of time when she didn’t have these gifts but kept them secret for a long time as she was unsure of how she would perceived. It wasn’t until she realized that her gifts could help people in a meaningful way that she began professionally reading her clients. Annie explained that all mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums. Psychics have the ability to see future events, and mediums have the ability to also communicate with the deceased.
Trying to find an accurate way to predict the future has been around since the beginning of civilization and has spanned through cultures and religions. Psychic practices date back centuries with the famous predictions of Nostradamus and continue on today with modern day psychics such of Jeane Dixon and John Edwards. Still considered unorthodox, there is often a stigma attached to those who practice or believe. Being of open mind, I, along with friends met with Annie for a reading. We were all somewhat impressed and surprised by some of what she shared with us, but she reminded us that we “always have free will.”
Annie is also a Usui Reiki Master Teacher who was attuned to the Reiki energy in 1997. Reiki is a healing technique that uses the universal life force energy, channeled by the Reiki practitioner, to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body, mind, and spirit to restore physical and emotional well-being. Issues, “dis-ease” and blockages are intuitively revealed while scanning the client’s aura in a Reiki session. During a session, the client relaxes as the practitioner’s hands hover over their body to scan and channel healing.
Holistic procedures such as angel and tarot card readings, massage, Reiki, light therapy, crystal healing and other practices of the divine may seem unconventional, but they are all traditions with long histories that can bring peace and solace to a participant. Annie incorporates many of these in her vocation. She likes to combine the cards with her readings. She mentally prepares herself by clearing her own mind— sometimes with a simple song. Her readings are completely confidential, and Annie often has no memory of what she has told a client once their session is complete.
Last fall, Annie co-founded with Linda Pisani, the first Holistic Energy Expo in Ashburn. It was a gathering of massage therapists, Reiki master energy healers, psychics, mediums, angel card readers and fairy readers. Attendees were able to explore mini-sessions on a walk-in basis. Vendors also sold holistic products, jewelry, crystals, divination cards and tools, and so much more. The Expo was a great success, and another one is planned for May 6, 2018 at Ashburn Farm Clubhouse. Please visit Annie’s website for more information about any of her offerings at MediumAnnieLarson.com