Psychic medium Jennifer Giles was always wary of telling anyone but her closest friends and family about her unique gift as a young woman in Santa Cruz, California.
“It wasn’t something that I felt everyone’s OK and comfortable with. Unless people understood this and understood this work, I just didn’t open up about it,” she says. “My connection to spirit is just so special and sacred to me. There’s just no love on this planet that’s the same.”
Giles is a Santa Cruz High school alumna who feels that just as she was finally able to overcome her doubts and skepticism regarding her ability to communicate with spirits, she was also able to accept the skepticism and disbelief of others.
Giles was a Santa Cruz hairstylist before boldly deciding to leave her profession and move to Ashland, Oregon. In Oregon, she became a psychic medium full-time. She is getting ready to film a pilot for television towards the end of June. The set is at a private residence back home in Santa Cruz.
Giles was asked about her decision to fully accept her new profession and calling: “I’m ready for it now. I’m comfortable with who I am. As long as I’m making a difference for one person, I’ll continue to do it,” she replied. “Doing this in my 40’s versus my 20’s, that really makes a difference.”
Giles Decides To Embrace Her Gifts
Giles states that up until her mid-20s, she would always play a passive role with the large number of spirits that would communicate day and night with her. She then decided she wanted to play a more active and involved role.
“I would literally be sleeping and wake up in the middle of the night and have someone at my bedside. They would say a few words to me or a few sentences, and then disappear,” says the 46-year-old.
“So, at 25, I decided I need to figure out how to work with this. So, I started talking to them and telling them what I needed for the first time.”
Giles’ 24-year-old daughter Chelsey Emia says that her childhood was full of spirits making themselves known in various subtle ways. They would do things like move cups or flicker lights. Despite this, she says she was never afraid and always felt that she was safe.
“You make space for these certain people and you just sort of become accustomed to it,” Emia tells her mother. “Hair was your passion, but this is your natural passion, as far as you’re really good and really helpful and caring and loving. There’s just no effort that needs to be made with that.”
Giles’ Business Expands By Word Of Mouth
The psychic medium states that since high school, all she has ever known and been consumed by was working as a hairstylist.
However, soon word of mouth about her abilities began to spread, and she went from conveying a message to a spirit here and there, to organizing full-fledged psychic group events, to giving over-the-phone readings with clients on a national basis.
She then started feeling like her life needed a significant change. She decided to go full-time with the psychic readings, and it wasn’t long before one of her Hollywood clients encouraged her to see how she would fare in television with her gift.
Giles didn’t want to disclose too much information about the pilot because it was still in the works. Additionally, they were still deciding what TV network would feature the project. She couldn’t, for example, give the show’s name or say who her coworkers would be.
“I just wanted people to understand that and know that you haven’t lost that person,” says Giles. “They’re there in a different way, but they’re still there. I can teach you and tell you how to recognize their role in your life.”
Giles wants people to know that she’s in no way attempting to convince non-believers to change their minds or sway them into believing something they don’t believe in. She simply hopes that filming her experiences communicating with spirits will help anyone who has lost someone they love.