By Stephanie Schneider
March 21, 2007
Even before she accurately described my long-dead grandfather without any prompting, I was certain Kelly MacLeod was for real. Who else would give up a job at Ford Motor to become a full-time psychic/medium?
MacLeod first started to have “strange things” happen to her when she was 13. “I was running down the stairs to put the clothes in the dryer, and I had this vision of me flipping head over heels all the way down. … And I thought, ‘Oh, that’s wrong. Why would you think something like that?’ So, I kind of blew it off. Then [later], my foot slipped at the top of the stairs, and there I went tumbling, exactly like how I’d seen it.”
For years afterward, MacLeod would have visions and deny them, thinking she would create the events they described. She lived a “normal life” until she predicted her then husband would have a motorcycle accident. He didn’t listen. “Later, I was in the middle of the store, and it felt like someone hit me with a 2-by-4. Everything went black, my head was pounding …” At the same moment, her husband spun out at 80 mph.
In her late twenties, MacLeod gave into the “hunger” for understanding the part of her that was so long unfulfilled. “I started studying all of these Tarot classes, psychic development classes, and I devoured every book I could get my hands on.” However, as a Pentecostal Sunday school teacher, Tarot felt “wrong” to her. “So I started doing angel and fairy card readings … and the cards were always right. It was amazing. So I started doing psychic fairs.”
MacLeod didn’t find out that she was a medium as well until much later, when she saw both of her grandparents within a few days of their deaths. “I wrote it off at first to, ‘That was what I wanted to see’ … but they looked like they did in old pictures of themselves.”
For those wondering, a psychic “draws from your aura and reads your energy to give information about past, present and future events.” A medium “is a messenger between the Spirit World and the Physical World.”
And MacLeod is certainly good at both of these. “A lot of people ask me, ‘Why don’t you go back into the church?’ But the problem is, there are enough people in the church who help people. But when you have somebody who has gone through some trauma, and they’ve lost their faith, they don’t want to go to church, or see a pastor. They’re more likely to come see me,” she says, “and I can lead them back into a higher vibration, or spiritual plane, and help them to regain their faith.” And so MacLeod opened her store, Enchanted Soul, in Roseville.
“Yes, I was making money doing what I was doing,” MacLeod says, “but [once I became a full-time psychic] I felt useful. When someone walks in looking like they’ve lost their best friend, looking like they’re lost, if I can tap into the Universe, to God or connect with their loved one and help them, then it makes me feel so good. [And] I’m so honored that the Other Side would trust me to help bring people and their loved ones back together.
“Everyone is born with psychic abilities,” MacLeod continues, “but we get so caught up in our daily lives that we’re not paying attention. Everybody is psychic, I just choose to make it my living.”
MacLeod is a certified hypnotherapist, quantumn healer, psychic and medium: www.kellymacleod.com. Enchanted Soul is at 25221 Gratiot Ave., Roseville