Today I have the GREAT pleasure of speaking with Marc Lainhart, The Intuitive Prospector!
Based in Seattle, Washington, Marc Lainhart is an award-winning, internationally respected and tested British trained Psychic and Spiritual Medium and Best American Psychics 2020 Psychic of the Year.
Marc's work as a Radio Show Host, Hiking Guide, Metaphysical Teacher, Inspirational Thought Leader, Certified Healthcare Provider, and Writer striving to help, inspire, guide, teach, and transform others in connecting to spirit, self, and this wonderful world around us!
With his own Near Death Experience (NDE) and several personal tragedies, Marc has spent the last several years deciphering and demystifying the sensational subject matter of death and dying and now endeavors to help others from around the world tap into and flex their intuitive muscles and abilities.
Let's cut to the chase and get started, Marc - thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today.
When did you first realize that you were a medium?
I was at the age of around 27 when many things in my life started to shift, transform and new awareness to what many call Psychic and Mediumship or what I personally called the "TNT" (Trauma -N- Tragedy) that blew up my life as I knew it! I did not have a vision, plan or even a 'wanting' in the very beginning of becoming a Clairvoyant Psychic-Medium, Spiritual Advisor, Radio Show Personality, Metaphysical Teacher or even a Hiking Guide!
Doing readings, radio, spiritual hikes, workshops and mentoring others in the fields of Metaphysics and Spirituality, that was for other people!
After several years of 'soul searching,' learning, exploring, and discovering many wonderful experiences from what is 'unseen,' the Universe, time to heal and my eventual 'choosing' of my life path became clear as it unfolded right in front of my eyes and actually felt like the right thing to do! I was working hard for many years as my life goal to become a professional firefighter/paramedic, even scoring number one in the eight-month testing process for the Seattle Fire Department only to discover my physical body/back could no longer perform the duties required of the job and my early retirement from the fire service.
My grandma was right when she told me "the future we imagine for ourselves is not always exactly how we picture it and want it to be."
Through my career and much interaction with death and dying, including my own Near Death Experience (NDE) in a river accident, being present and holding my grandma's hand at the actual time of her passing, to the tragic loss of both my younger brother, my older brother, and my father-in-law, I have been given a front row seat to what society calls death. For those of us who work is spirit, we call this "Discarnate" or existing without a physical body or "Passing," which implies the movement from one state to another.
Both professionally and along with my personal experiences with death, the discarnate and those who have passed on has created, conditioned, enhanced my passion to not only be in service to spirit, but to "Explore & Discover through Body, Mind and Spirit," of what is unknown or unseen and be the best messenger of spirit I can be, with the time I have left. I "KNOW" and "FEEL" this life is not the end, but is really just "one leg of an awesome journey,"and a true Soul Adventure!
L.I.F.E. = Learn If From Experience!
F.A.I.L. = First Attempt In Learning!
N.O. = New Opportunity!
E.N.D. = Effort Never Dies!
L.O.V.E. = Living One Vibration Energy!
"You had a purpose before anyone had an opinion!" --The Intuitive Prospector™
When did you know that it was your calling, and what inspired you to start your business?
My "Spiritual Prospecting" actually began some years back when I was given a front row seat to the pain, suffering and sadness of losing both of my brothers in the same week to murder and brain cancer. My younger brother, Michael at the young age of 21 was taken from us (in his own home) when a robbery went sideways and my older brother Todd was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at the age 33, that very same week.
If life couldn't get any worse for my family, my wife, Jenni and I were witness to the rapid decline of Jenni's father, Don as he slowly passed away from the horrible disease, Multiple Sclerosis at the young age of 48. Think of it emotionally as watching the movies of your life, 'Saving Private Ryan' meets 'Brian's Song' meets 'Terms of Endearment' meets 'The Green Mile', all at the same time! I knew very little of "living a spiritual life"or tapping into "my natural abilities," and was very lost as I did not know how to respond, understand, processes, analyze, all the tragic events that were unfolding in my life and really went through the motions and beliefs of a Western religion taught to me in school in the United States (think about where you live in the world as this can dictate what your belief system is, which drives your own reality), my childhood upbringing of church on Sunday's, or reading inspiring, historical messages out of a leather bound book.
There are many great, historical books out in the world, that are much older than the bible and I believe there are many pathways to what we would call God, a higher consciousness,Spirit, the Universe, etc., and I teach for "prospectors" to be open-minded and explore, discover and make their own decision and conclusions for what is best for their lives!
I have come to learn that prayer is religion and spirituality through meditation is listening back and is a two-way street, done through love and learning, no matter what your beliefs may be. Something was still missing for me however, especially after two close encounters with death, one as a small child and one as an adult. This was the birth of The Intuitive Prospector and my spiritual practice.
"Explore the Unknown! See the Unseen as we are somewhere in between!"
- The Intuitive Prospector™
"Explore the Unknown! See the Unseen as we are somewhere in between!" -The Intuitive Prospector™
What is the most popular type of reading with customers?
Medical Intuition Readings
In-Person Nature Hikes, Meditations, Spirit Circles and Spiritual Retreats
Personal Mentorship and Spiritual Life Coaching and Development
“Once a Student of Extreme Loss, Trauma and Tragedy. Now a Teacher of Hope, Healing and Transformations!” -Marc Lainhart
How have things changed for you during the pandemic, and how have you adjusted?
Welcome to the "Digital Transformation" that forced me along with many others in this field to do most of our work, teachings, events and readings online with people all around the world.
It has been amazing to watch the transformation and resistance to do online work, events and readings and how Spirit (and nature) can force us to change, adapt and still deliver inspiring, healing and transformative work for those who seek us out.
"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change." -Wayne Dyer
Are some readings more draining or demanding than others?
Yes of course. We are humans with many expectations, On-Demand behaviors, with plenty of ego, opinions, and emotions, however, I have come to learn, grow and develop my readings and messages to meet my clients and students where they are at, with each reading being unique, authentic or what is needed at that time.
I refer to this as "Magic in the Moment" with full faith, trust and guidance for what both the Universe and Spirit World bring through me as the "Medium" between what is "seen" and what is "unseen." Just because we don't see it with the physical eyes doesn't mean it's not there!
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” —Lao Tzu
What do you love the most about what you do?
Through intense biofeedback sessions, past life regression therapy, weekly grievance counseling, advanced spiritual-medium training, graduate level education and personal mentoring with some of the best in their respected fields, it became very clear of what my life path is supposed to be!
My focus, energy, direction and goals ever since those dark days of death and dying has been to change this appearance in society that it is "OK", "natural", "manly and cool" to be sensitive to your surroundings, feel the love, energy and vibrations that exists all around us!
NO LONGER FEAR DEATH as a loss, but a new beginning! This unique and special life path was opened to me with gifts and abilities to share with others and something I only ever imagined in a Hollywood film. I guess now I know why I went to Star Wars 23 times in the movie theater as a kid, and I am a believer in the "True Life Force", that really does bind all of us together, just like collective branches on the Tree of Life.
"Be Inspired! Inspire Others! Inspire Before We Expire!"-The Intuitive Prospector™
Any parting words of advice for our readers in these difficult times?
The Intuitive Prospector™ spiritual practice based out of Seattle, Washington was created to help and serve others promote an awesome lifestyle for many "Spiritual Prospectors" looking for their own personal "Spiritual Gold," and to live, learn, and love each day through many "Soul Adventures."
Through intense biofeedback sessions, past life regression therapy, weekly grievance counseling, advanced spiritual-medium training, graduate-level education, and personal mentoring with some of the best in their respected fields, it became very clear of what Marc's life path is supposed to be. Marc's focus, energy, direction, and goals ever since those dark days of death and dying has been to change this appearance in society that it is "ok,” "natural," and even “cool," to be sensitive to your surroundings, spirit, what is unseen, and embrace your abilities as you would your other five senses.
Marc accomplishes this passion, love, and working for spirit on a daily basis through deep meditations, Qigong energy exercises, personal readings, online webinars, lectures, speaking engagements, personal mentoring and development, fun and intuitive workshops, local-spiritual hikes, daily inspirational writings, and many personal healing sessions throughout the year.
Marc is looking forward to "Spiritually Prospecting" directly with you so that together you can explore and discover your own "Spiritual Gold!" "Explore the Unknown! See the Unseen as we are somewhere in between!"-The Intuitive Prospector™
"Until our next Soul Adventure together, be kind, be caring, be compassionate. Life is so very short, Carpe Diem and LIVE IT!" -Marc Lainhart