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Forecast the Future: Sense or Non-Sense?

Forecast the Future: Sense or Non-Sense?Author and Healing Medium, Annemiek Douw, talks about predicting the future. Is it for real and how can it support you?

Every now and then I have clients who are involuntarily childless. They ask me for help and, if possible, I work with them to heal the energetic blockages that, amongst other things, have prevented them having a child so far.

Luckily for me I usually get it right and am fortunate to have a colourful collection of birth cards announcing the new arrivals to help me trust in my own work whenever I feel insecure, for it’s sometimes quite difficult to tell people what I perceive and read when their hopes are completely built on what I’m about to say when they ask me what I predict and can do as a healer.

They are vulnerable, often saddened by all the times their hopes were shattered, yet silently hopeful when talking to me. And I’m not God, so sometimes I can be of assistance but I can never guarantee the outcome. That’s not up to me.

Lower Risks

Why do people ask other people for advice or for a prediction of the future? To me, asking advice and asking for a prediction are somewhat alike. I believe you ask someone else’s opinion to help you form or refine your own. Sometimes, the second opinion can help you get a clearer picture of a situation by giving you new information and it helps you decide how to act on it.

When you’re more informed, you can generally diminish uncertainties. You know what can normally be expected, lower the risks and by doing that you feel more at ease with the upcoming, new situation.

On the other hand, you ask for a prediction because you’d like to experience new things, but preferably without the inconvenience of later problems and setbacks. So you try to choose wisely and look for answers before the questions are even there. You write different possible scenarios and try to paint the picture of your future and, if you’re not sure which paint to use and which way to go, you can go to a specialised Medium, who can help by reading the information in your aura.

A reading can help because your aura reflects your life, and the energy of it mirrors what’s happening now and what your life’s Master Plan is. For instance, in one of the layers of your aura, the Plan of your Life is found. In others, you find information about Life Goals and Soul Agreements.  

The Effect of the Words of a Medium

When a Medium is able to tap into that part of your aura and read and translate the information that lies within it, you are able to get a better understanding of what you normally already feel inside, but is still sometimes difficult to put into words. In other words, you recognise it when the Medium says it out loud and you resonate with it.

For some reason I tend to think of Mediums as female. Perhaps because I’m one of them? And I know more female Mediums than male, but of course there are some excellent male Mediums as well. Still I use the female version in this blog – just for fun.


So a good and specialised Medium can read information for you that can describe future events. Possible future events that is. And there we find the problem people may have with predictions.

When a Medium forecasts the future, she may have done it brilliantly, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything she said will come true. She may have done a superb job in describing the Soul Agreements that are in place, what can be expected from the Soul’s point of view and what was the underlying Soul Path and preferred outcome. Still, that doesn’t mean a thing because everyone involved in this future event has their own power to influence it and their own Free Will to exercise. So we have as many variables as we do participants. Each participant can choose to do something other than their Soul Path would suggest. And then the whole picture shifts. Everyone can change their route, leaving the result to be slightly – or sometimes completely – different to what was predicted.

Accidents and Unforeseen Circumstances

So a Medium can tell you what the preferred or planned route would be, while still leaving room for all the unforeseen circumstances. Because sometimes something just doesn’t happen. In the case of a pregnancy, a body may not be able to conceive, even if it was in the stars, or in the aura. Besides that, accidents happen and may influence the outcome.

Therefore please never expect it to be just as the Soul Plan showed, because we’re living on Earth and people make their own choices that are sometimes aligned with their Souls and sometimes aren’t – then they ‘Freestyle’.

Life is about making choices, acting upon them and learning to live with the outcome and the consequences. If you ask someone else to make your choices for you, you can get angry at them when the result isn’t what you wanted it to be. You get angry because you wanted to play it safe, though you can’t. If you decide for yourself, it’s easier to accept the results; you learn from it and are wiser for the next time.

Free Will

Another risk involved in asking a Medium for advice – or anyone else for that matter – is that sometimes she says something you really don’t want to hear. And when it’s been said and heard, it can’t be un-heard. You can’t pretend that it wasn’t said, you can only try to ignore what was predicted for you, sometimes living with fear for the rest of your life or with an ambivalent feeling that perhaps you should have known better.

Making Your Own Choices

So readings may provide you with new, relevant information and help you form your own opinion but then you must decide for yourself what risks are involved and what you feel comfortable with. You don’t give your power away and let a Medium tell you what to do. That’s never a good idea when it comes to your own life choices.

Good or Bad?

Readings are done by Mediums and, just like in any other profession, they have their own specialisms. Their qualities may vary, their senses work differently and no one is the same;   if three Mediums were to read the same aura, there may be differences in the information they are able to read and in the way they interpret it. They’re all channels and every channel has her own voice, her own background, her own vocabulary and her own way of interpreting the energy. So they may emphasise different things, it all depends on the individual Medium.

Making the Choice

When it comes to life choices that have to do with Life Goals, Soul Agreements and so on, it’s a matter of hearing the words said out loud by the Medium and aligning to the energy of them. If they are true you’ll start resonating with them and decide what you need to do. By yourself. You decide. The reading is just a way to get realigned with your Soul Path. It can help you get back to your centre and lead the way yourSelf. Nothing more, nothing less.

It will help you be the person you originally planned to be and to recognise and honour your Soul Agreements. It will help you to live up to them and create all the experiences you wished to have and thus to create the best life possible. With all the challenges and beautiful experiences you planned beforehand, and some extra, unexpected surprises along the way.


If you would like me to support you and talk via Skype about future, past and present you can book a session by clicking here.

Are you interested in reading more about future events, Past Lives, Life Plans and Soul Agreements? My new book 21 Layers of the Soul: Healing the Karmic Ties with Friends, Lovers, Family and Enemies contains 101 real life cases. 21 Layers of the Soul is out now!

Alternatively, the Dutch version and the English version for Dutch readers are available here.

To everyone who’s been wondering why I write fewer blogs than I used to: I’m sorry, writing takes time – a lot of time! I’m also in the process of writing my second book and, of course, I’m very busy working and healing in my practice.

I founded SouLight Shining BV; my international business that enables me to do healing Skype sessions with people all around the world. If you would like to connect with me over Skype (or facetime) and experience what Healing in the Higher Layers of the Aura could do for you, you can book a session here.

Even though I love writing blogs, my second book is now priority no. 1 and, since my time and energy are limited (yes they really are J), I have decided not to plan them ahead anymore. So I can’t tell you exactly when to expect the next one. Sorry for the inconvenience and please subscribe to this blog if you don’t want to miss any of my future posts. Because they will be here!

And, if you don’t want to wait that long, please connect with me on Facebook, because I do post short stories about my work there regularly. 



Annemiek Douw – photography by Peter Nugteren www.prents-and-more.nl

ANNEMIEK DOUW, MSc is a management coach, energetic therapist, lightworker, medium, trainer and author. Coming from an unlikely background in engineering, Annemiek has always been interested in how people think and grow at a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. In her work within the government and business sectors, she began to see how illness comes into people’s lives, often making it unpredictable and seemingly out of control. This influenced her to start exploring bioenergetics and other alternative therapies, eventually leading her to complete a 3-year course at the Natural Medicine Academy South-Netherlands to become a paranormal therapist. In 1998 she dedicated herself to this work full-time. She later fell ill herself for an extended period of time, which allowed her to gain first-hand insight into the human experience of illness, and to learn how the soul is an internal compass that continuously guides. Probing more deeply into how this compass works, Annemiek discovered 21 layers of the soul that influence our ability to grow and to heal in our bodies, minds and relationships. This discovery became the foundation of her unique healing style, and today Annemiek helps clients heal at many levels, and teaches them how to read this compass for themselves. Wanting to share this unprecedented work with a wider audience, she published the Dutch language book De ziel in het licht van haar hogere auralagen in 2011, which now available in English under the title 21 Layers of the Soul: Healing the Karmic Ties with Friends, Lovers, Family and Enemies.  Visit this page also to buy the book.

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