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By Kathleen Maca
sychic Dakota Lawrence will be coming to Galveston this month
as part of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s “You’re History!”
Halloween events, and tickets to his gallery readings at the 1892
Bishop’s Palace on October 28 are still available.
The charming clairvoyant medium from Shreveport Louisiana is known
for his accurate readings, sharp sense of humor, and intuitiveness, all
delivered with a delightful Southern accent.
Lawrence knew about his special abilities early in life.
“I was very fortunate growing up,” he says. “I was an only child and
my mother and grandmother both raised me. They are both intuitives
themselves, so I had the benefit of growing up in a household where
it was openly discussed. I didn’t realize that psychic ability and
phenomenon were different from what other kids experienced at home.”
“Most kids who are intuitive are told that it’s just their imagination
or that it’s not real, and they begin to shut themselves off from these
insights,” Dakota continues. “I was allowed to explore my gifts at a young
age. I was twelve years old when my mom gave me her Aquarian tarot
deck and encouraged me to use it. Although I was still monitored online,
I was given the freedom to find astrology chat rooms where I could learn
more about it.”
Despite his interest in the psychic realm, Lawrence originally intended
to go into business law. That goal changed when he had a life-changing
experience at age fourteen.
As a teenager in February 2001, he had a dream about two buildings in
New York (which he recognized, but could not name at the time) being
on fire, and the Statue of Liberty was crying. He told
his mother about the dream, and she advised him
to think about what it might mean. Not much more
was discussed about it. Lawrence clearly recalls the
occurrences of the morning of September 11, just a
few months after that dream.
“That was my generation’s Kennedy assassination,
and we all remember where we were when it
happened. I remember Principal Huffman coming
over the intercom (at school) and saying that the
classrooms needed to turn on their television
because there had been a horrible accident in New
York. It was just after the first plane had struck.”
When the television in his class was turned on,
Dakota made the comment aloud that he thought it
was “weird,” because in his dream both the towers
were on fire. Just seconds later the second tower
was hit.
The experience became a turning point, and by
the age of fifteen Lawrence had decided to use his
gifts professionally. Luckily for him, his mother and
grandmother embraced that decision when they saw
his determination.
“I was raised Episcopalian and still hold those
beliefs,” Dakota says, explaining that he does not
Dakota Lawrence
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