EverydaybyDanicaj.com- April Inspiradventure
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For my April Inspiradventure, I decided to venture out of this world, a place actually deep within our mind and spirit. I decided to travel to the other side, beyond the stars. But I couldn’t do it alone.
Right off the J train, my mother and I scurried to Mrs. Bal’s home. I was nervous. A psychic? A Medium? I don’t believe in any of that, right? But a Turkish Coffee reader? I’ll bite! I originally saw her featured on The Real Housewives of New York City, and the curiosity overcame me. I decided to make an appointment. See what all of this was about. No expectations. But not objections. I walked right in.
Mrs. Bal greeted with a warm welcome! I was expecting a woman of great firmness, serious and mystifying in nature. Like she could read my whole life in my eyes, and she could see my demise as if I were simply a comic book of animation. Instead, she had such a positive vibe, and made me feel so comfortable. It was like I forgot what I was there for!
NY1: Queens Woman Tells Fortunes from Coffee Grounds
One of the only coffee psychics—or in her words, “Coffee Messengers”—in the United States, Bal is a veteran reader who has been scrying strangers’ destinies with the dregs of Turkish coffee grounds since the age of 20. She’s appeared on such reality shows as The Real Housewives of New York City, when she predicted some hair-bending prophesies for cast members like one widow’s impending reunion with her deceased husband.
A fortune teller from Queens has become an overnight sensation after an appearance on a popular reality television show. NY1’sRuschell Boone sat down for a reading and has more on why there is now a year-long wait to see her.
Sema Bal says she is not a psychic or a medium. She calls herself gifted–and says her gift is her ability to tell someone's fortune just by looking at the coffee grounds in their cup.
"I feel your energy through the coffee, and I read it through that," she said.