Seth Santoro is a psychic, medium, intuitive and coach. After 20 years as an HR executive, he realized he had energetic gifts. In the past 6 years, he’s honed his gifts, studied, gotten certified as a coach, built a business and wrote a book (How I Learned to Smile from The Inside). He does everything from bereavement sessions to prenatal readings, to animal readings to mediumship readings to intuitive business coaching. His husband is also a medium! Seth holds space for people in the deepest grief and those dealing with the fact that they’re dying. His loving, compassionate, easy way about him made me want to tell him everything about myself, even though he probably already knew it.
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Seth Santoro: The Communicator
Seth Santoro came and spoke to me. I could have gone on with this episode for more hours. I wish that he might have to come back. Seth went to college with me. We were both at Sarah Lawrence. He was an HR for twenty years, but for the past few years, he was a psychic, a medium and an intuitive. He told me that psychic and intuitive are pretty much the same thing. He can communicate with the dead. He can tap into people’s energies, also animal energies. He can communicate telepathically with animals. He has an intuitive and coaching business, as well as psychic readings. His story is riveting, I couldn’t get enough of it.
There are many things I love about your name. One is the alliteration. I love an Italian person. Is it Italian?
It is Italian.
Seth Santoro, you have one of the most interesting stories. I have many questions about it. I don’t know as much as I need to know, but the general broad strokes of it. He is a medium. He is a psychic. He is intuitive. You have a business around this. You are an intuitive business coach. You also do psychic readings and mediumship reading. You are also a gorgeous gay man. You told me you were married, which I didn’t know when.
I got married on December 1st of 2018. We just got back from South Africa where we flew first class.
South Africa was one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. I knew you very peripherally from Sarah Lawrence, where I went to college. You are very good friends with one of my very good friends, Ciara Warner. We did meet in college when Ciara and I lived in the same dorm.
I think it was your senior year.
I am a senior and you are freshmen.
I was sixteen years old.
How did you get to college at sixteen? Where did you grow up?
I grew up all around New England, in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, everywhere. I tell people I was born in Boston, grew up in New York and became an adult in LA. I manipulated the educational system in New Hampshire. I moved and half my classes were in tenth grade, half were ninth. From there, when I went to tenth grade, half were eleventh. I want to graduate early because I want to be an actor.
Is that all you wanted to do?
I wanted to affect people in their lives in a mass way. Now I know where that is and why that is. At that point, I was like, “The only way I can do that is to be an actor or a lawyer but it is not my skillset.”
Part of manipulating the system is you are very intelligent. To complete high school and go to college by the time you’re sixteen requires a level.
I failed my SATs, let’s be very honest about that.
I don’t feel like those tests mean much. They’re standardized tests. It’s lame. There needs to be a new bar. If you’re good at Math and you take the test, that’s cool.
I got a perfect score in Math, but it was the English that I was like, “Wait.” I scored higher in French than I did English, so clearly there’s a problem with that.
You came to LA. I read on your website. I knew about you from seeing you sometimes at Ciara’s that you were in Corporate America in HR, specifically for many years. Were you the head of HR?
Yes, for Spin Master who created Paw Patrol. That was the company that I was head of HR in the United States and Mexico. I’ve been the head of HR at a couple of companies. I much prefer consultants. I consider myself an HR advisor.
With your work, you said you know all about it. That’s helpful. I have a weird tangent. I strangely know a couple of people who are heads of HR at big companies. How do you do your job? A lot of HR must be people coming to complain about things. I would eye roll. I get annoyed at people. They both said to me honestly, “It’s true. A lot of the people are coming and you have to take seriously what they’re saying,” but inside they’re eye-rolling. This is absurd.
I’m a therapist as well because of our HR work. I commented to someone, you sit in your office and you have meetings, but then you never get any work done because people are constantly coming in. It’s a revolving door and it has to be.
When did you realize that you were a psychic? You wanted to be an actor, then you’re in HR and you are the head of a big company’s HR department.
It happened years ago. After I left Sarah Lawrence, I had five people passed away in my life that were pretty close to me. I saw The Sixth Sense and I had goosebumps the entire time. I was like, “I want that to be my life.” I’ve said that probably 400 times or 5,000 times in my life. In my early twenties, when those people passed away, I felt like they were around me. I thought that it was normal that we talk to people that have passed around us. It wasn’t normal. You don’t talk to people who’ve passed generally.
You would talk to them?
I spoke to them a couple of times and they responded.
Could you see them?
No, my husband can see them.
He has these gifts too?
Yes, that’s how we met. He’s a medium too. In my 30s, I literally broke up with someone. I turned over and I said, “I deserve better.”
I remember this breakup. Did you guys have a farm?
We did. It was the second time, within about three or four years that I broke up with someone and I said, “I deserved better.” At that moment, the next day, I tell people that the world opened up to me because I couldn’t stop feeling things. We’d be sitting in a conversation or we’d be sitting with someone else and all of a sudden, I would start getting information like ten, woman, mother, all that stuff. She’d mentioned, “My mother passed ten years ago.” All these images would flood in. I couldn’t help myself at that point. It’s a lot better now. I manage it a lot better. It took me about nine months interestingly to come out to myself, then I had to come out to everyone else around me. I have Christian friends. It is funny because I told my parents and they had an easier time with the gay thing than they did with this. They are very appreciative. They have been the most amazing people in the world. I’m grateful for everything they gave me. My mom was like, “The Long Island medium can do it, but I don’t believe that you can do it.”
We have a family friend. When he was little he’s like, “Santa is real but Easter bunny is not.” There are two things and one of them is clearly not true.
It starts happening, then it took me about a year-and-a-half to even start doing readings for people.
For the first year and a half, you were letting all the information come into you. You were open to it. It’s almost like a party trick. It was like, “This is what I’m seeing.” You were able to be more disciplined about it.
I started studying, practicing and then doing more readings. Eventually, I can turn it on and off. I was thinking about that. There are some times that I’m sitting and I do these things called drive-by readings. I’ll give you an actual example. I was sitting with this guy that I was out with on Valentine’s day. There was a woman sitting next to us and she was pregnant. I can also do what I call prenatal readings. I do baby readings, which are so much fun.
I wish I had done that with you.
We’re out to eat. All of a sudden, I started feeling the name, Mary. I knew the baby had weeks, like 34 weeks or 35 weeks. I started getting that the father was absent. I got five or six pieces of information. When this happens, my heart is palpitating because I don’t like to go up to people. I’ve done it probably about 50 times. 49 of the 50 people are receptive. That one time scarred me for a while. Long story short, we’re sitting there. I said, “I don’t mean to be rude or intrusive, but I’m getting a lot of feelings about your baby. I’m a medium.” There are people at the table that are like, “I love that stuff.” The other one’s like, “I believe in that stuff.” They were Brits who I think invented mediumship.
I think they did.
I started talking to her. Luckily, I didn’t say everything because sometimes I can discern pretty fast. I thought she was married and then I felt the husband was there. I told her a couple of pieces of information. I was like, “Who’s Mary?” She’s like, “I’m Mary.” It’s like, “You could have overheard us say that.” That’s what you normally get. Things like that happen all the time until I say something, it’s hard for me to focus on anything else. I say that most of the time, I can manage it. Sometimes, I need to say it. Sometimes people need to hear it. Tattoos are very interesting because if they’re ever in honor of someone, I know immediately who it’s on or off. I was like, “That’s for your mother, right?” People are like, “How would you know that?”
You are discovering your gifts or being open to allowing your gifts to come. You started to do readings as a business.
A lot of people have mixed feelings about it. It’s a gift. It doesn’t take a lot out of me, but I’m giving you my time. You’re paying for my time.
If you have a gift and people want this, I don’t think that’s weird. I think that’s normal. You started doing psychic readings or mediumship readings.
I started doing mediumship readings. I didn’t even know I was a psychic. Apparently, someone explained to me that all mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums. Psychic is essentially tapping into your energies. Sometimes those energies include dead people or deceased loved ones, but sometimes it’s not. I didn’t even know I could do this psychic stuff until much later, three or four years into my studying.
What was the difference between psychic and intuitive?
I don’t think there is. I like the word intuitive more. It’s totally a preferential word. I think psychics have become too mainstream. On every street, there’s a psychic. I think of intuitive because it’s also about you, your life and what you’re going through, your past, present, and future. I prefer intuitive readings. I love mediumship readings as well, but there’s something about how I can shift to people in an intuitive reading.
When you’re reading somebody in a psychic reading, you’ll download their energies and whatever will come to you then you’ll be able to discuss the patterns with them or what you see?
I always tell people about your not so distant past, your present and your not so distant future. When someone comes to me and sits in front of me, I always ask them what they want. Usually, they’ll say intuitive or they’ll say both. That’s fine too. I pull in their deceased loved ones, which is again a gift on top of that. We communicate with animals too. I can communicate with live and dead animals. They sit down and I start talking to them. I usually focus or hone on exactly what they need to hear. They are like, “How did you know that?” I was like, “What would you like to start with? Romance? Work? Career?” Those are the big crowd-pleasers. They’re like, “I want to start with finance.” We will start with finance, but we’ll go exactly where we need to go. I don’t just tell them, “You’re getting a new job.” It’s like, “There’s this person at work who aggravates the hell out of you. It’s a he. There are problems going on in his life that he’s taking on you.” There are things like that. What’s cool is that it goes from superficial to super deep. That’s why I call it intuitive coaching. That’s why I’ve combined everything.
You do intuitive business coaching. For a business person, let’s say I have a company. I have 30 employees and I come to you, what can you do for my company?
The fun part about it is because of my Corporate American experience, I have a lot in strategy, operations, HR and all that stuff.
You know all the right things and what the goals are. It’s such a good match.
I think so too. Essentially, I help my clients with all of their HR stuff, but what people need is to build better legacies in futures for themselves. I have all these coined phrases, but it’s about reframing their minds about the past. Everyone somehow lets their past influenced their present and their future. We deal with that.
Do you deal with that with the owner or with everyone?
I deal it with the owner. It’s about what are you doing in the present. We always talk about what’s happening because that’s what’s happening now, but it’s also in a way to set up the future. Let’s say I have a client who is about to be acquired. He and I are going back and forth about what that looks like, what he wants it to look like in five or ten years from now, what he’s going to do with his employees and also what I feel about it. Sometimes they’ll be like, “I have this new project that I’m working on. How do you feel about it?” There are some things I’m not supposed to know. They’re something they’re not supposed to know and I won’t get that information. When they ask me, I’ll be like, “I don’t see anything.” It’s pretty amazing.
It sounds also when people find their calling, I love these stories. It’s good. I love that it came out of a breakup and out of a time where you were probably very sad but look at you. I want to talk about what you have on your website. People who are in deep grief about a loved one dying or a pet dying, which is the same. Do you still do those? I think that being able to hold space for people that are in deep grief, I am so afraid of it. Even when my husband is in a terrible, awful, funk, bad mood, I don’t like it. It makes me extremely uncomfortable. That’s a problem with me. When he comes home and I’m like, “You can have an hour of this,” we’ve got to move on. Obviously, I’m very flawed there. You see people going through real things like death. We have a very dear friend in our friendly community. He died. He was young. He was only 42 years old. He left his wife, his spouse, his son. The grief is devastating. The grief is messy. We need people like that, people who can sit with people who are grieving and also people who are dying. That’s another thing that people who are hospice workers.
I know it’s weird, but I love everything to do with death, grief and love.
It doesn’t scare you.
No, but it used to. It’s interesting because when I was twelve, I remember having a slew of nightmares where I don’t know if anyone else has done this. It’s like the black death. I was like, “You are going to die. There’s nothing left.” Everyone has a different opinion of it, but I know what it’s like to have that fear. I’ve had cancer. I’ve survived a lot of things in my life.
You had cancer?
I had skin cancer. It was the aggressive kind, not like the superficial spreading malignant melanoma.
Is that all gone? Did you have to go through chemo?
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No, I’m very lucky. I had a cancer line because I had to a lot of lymph nodes removed and some biopsies.
How old are you then?
I was 27 or 28 years old. It makes you so much stronger as a human. It also puts things in perspective. Interestingly, I had dinner with someone who is actively dying. She knows this from cancer. This is her third round of cancer. She told me, “I’m living for another fifteen years.” I know it’s an unfortunate gift, but I know when people are going to die. If someone asked me, I’m not going to tell anyone. I ask them five times if they want to know before I tell anyone. I know when people are going to die especially with people who are dying. I know she doesn’t have that many years left. Who am I to take that away from her? Maybe she’s willing it to happen. Getting back to your point, I love sitting with her and letting her talk about things. I can also talk to her about things that no one else can even her husband or her kids. I can talk to her about, “How do you feel about dying?” It’s like, “I’m not scared.”
I think people who do work like that like you, who can sit with grief in its most wild, visceral, raw, it’s messy and it takes a long time. I think that we need more conversations about grief and dying, less fear about it. It was one of the reasons why I love the movie, Coco.
It’s one of my favorites. It’s a celebration.
I asked you if you checked the episode that I did with Laura Lynne Jackson. She has a great take on it about how life is a school. We’re here to learn, to find lessons of love and connection. When we die, we’re very much there. She doesn’t say it’s like a veil, but that’s how I’m envisioning it. She says that the dead and your loved ones on the other side do try to communicate with you all the time. Is that true? Do you believe that?
Another thing about that too is people carry such guilt and shame. It is so much stuff. My next book is going to be something about grace in death. It’s explaining how people carry on these feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment. They went out to get a coffee and their mother died. They went here or they didn’t say this to them. People carry that with them. I think it has major repercussions for those people from a healing perspective or non-healing perspective. I’ve seen people heal in front of me from twenty years of shame and guilt. Those are the cool moments.
I could cry talking about all this. I can burst into tears because when she talks about how she first started, she talks about coming out of the closet as a psychic and as a medium. I liked that episode because she’s been tested. She didn’t even know they had. She started working with a group called Forever Family that deals with families who have lost a child. When I hear people lose a child, I go crazy. She worked at the Windbridge Research Center. Had you heard of that before?
I know them.
They quintuple blind tests so it’s impossible to know the answers to cheat. They also know that there are all people with these gifts out there. One of the things that she says is that everybody is born with some psychic gifts. When people die, they want you to be in your most vital, most happy self. They can talk to you through the animals, through metals. They love cell phones. People will get random like, “Who’s this picture from?” It will say no sender. She said those happen all the time.
To me, that’s proof that they’re always there and always wanting the best for us. I don’t know if you believe in spirit guides or angels.
My next question is about spirit guides, go on.
I want to say something about the psychic that everyone is psychic. I’m creating a course for people who feel like they’re psychic, but they want to get more psychic. I haven’t got the name for it yet, but it’s one of those things where you have to do with the past, the present, and then we will talk about listening and intuition. I believe that we have spirit guides and spirit family. I have a bunch of spirit guides that helped me through every day. I even have a writer who helps me write. I have a chief who’s saved my life before. I’m doing breathing exercises when I stop breathing. Everyone has a team. You have a team. We have this team, but then we have a spiritual family. My grandmother, who I’ve never met on my mother’s side, she is constantly with me. I know that she is part of my spirit family. We have a team, but then we also have our family with us.
Spirit guides are not necessarily relatives. They are their spirits in that realm that are your people. You know when everybody’s going to die. Do you know when you’re going to die?
Do you know how you’re going to die?
No, I’m hoping that they’d come out like you pick an age and then you stay at that age for a while. I would love to live forever by the time because I do think about that. I also know my parents when they’re going to die.
You don’t tell them that though. Did they ever ask you?
I’ve hinted to them that I know.
I believe in reincarnation. How does it work? A mother passes away, she’s on the other side. She’s there with you. She’s guiding you. What about when your mom wants to reincarnate because she’s ready for the next go around? Are they still there? How does that work?
I believe that it’s the soul energy that always exists. Your soul energy will always be your mother. Your soul energy might reincarnate, but it’s still a little soul energy that’s there.
What if your mother reincarnated as a boy on the other side of the world and is now a little baby living a life over there?
I can still have contact with my mother because the soul energy is still there. That’s what I believe in.
In the spirit realm, you can divide.
There’s a movie with Scarlett Johansson, she eats this type of substance that gives her all these powers and then eventually she becomes the ether in everywhere. That’s the closest thing I can describe in your question. It’s everywhere. It’s all around us. Even if they reincarnate, a lot of people ask that question, but this is my opinion.
I respect that because it would make sense that you don’t have to be one in one place. The part that I love about it is that it’s so much more optimistic. The world and the universe are so much more mysterious than anything we can comprehend in the frontal lobe world that we all tend to live in to get through the day. It’s comforting and it’s also what rings true to me.
It’s on purpose. There’s a reason why we can’t remember everything or some of us can.
Can you see what people’s past lives were?
Yes, but it’s not my specialty. My husband loves that stuff.
I want to touch again on bereavement and grief. Whether it’s a loved person or a loved pet that has passed over, you can have sessions with people. I think that’s great to know for anybody who may be interested in that because it’s happened to more people around me. Whether you believe in it or not, if you think it’s woo-woo, try it.
Bereavement sessions are not going to be medium all the time. It’s going to be raw. Let’s talk about what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, what you’re going through, where you are in the process. In the book that I gave you, How I Learned to Smile From The Inside, it talks about the steps of any type of loss that I believe. There’s an acronym of SMILE. You go through these processes. Everyone is in one of those stages of the process. I would take them more through the process. If they wanted you to mediumship, it’s cool, but I find anyone under three months, if anyone’s past in the three months, it’s not generally a great idea.
I’ve had a woman and she brings her eight-year-old daughter because her husband died weeks before. I didn’t know that. I thought it was six months because she’s told me it was six months. They were both bawling. I can connect with him. People want to talk to their pets right away and know they’re okay. I usually give little tidbits of that. I was like “They’re walking. They’re laughing. They’re crying. They are amazing.” It’s too soon sometimes for people. I usually generally stay away from three months or less. That’s why bereavement sessions would have been more about their process.
It is the process of going through the grief.
I’m also a certified coach.
How do you get certified?
There are schools. I registered with the International Coaching Federation.
You were busy in the last few years from psychic readings to mediumship coaching, HR. That’s great to know. People can come to you or book a session with you, go through your process that’s in your book, which we should talk about called How I Learned to Smile From The Inside. After six months, if they would like to do a mediumship session with you, they can. Have you ever not been able to see the person?
No, my husband sees. I saw maybe once to somewhat normal, but I connect.
If you had a loved one that’s maybe passed over six months ago, I would consider that as healing, as nurturing, as therapy, church and meditation.
Some people need therapy. I needed therapy. We all need therapy.
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When people are screaming, crying, rolling on the floor, those reactions, they don’t scare you.
It’s beautiful. I work with the American Widow Project.
What is that?
They are for women who have lost their husbands, these veterans. They are the wives of active duty members. They got killed somehow. I’ve worked with them a couple of times and that room is pretty amazing. We used to 4 to 8-hour sessions with breaks. We go through the different steps, stages and processes. That’s what I mean by bereavement facilitator, even one-on-one or groups.
That’s great work.
I can’t help, I’m human as well, so I cry with everyone else. There are readings that I cry with the people. I don’t like to be the crying medium, but sometimes I get such an overwhelming feeling of emotion, love or happiness.
I want to talk to you about your husband and South Africa. Before we go there, we talked about your book, which I can’t wait to read. Hopefully, everybody reads that. My husband worked with a life coach for a while. He absolutely adores her and she’s amazing. I wish I could go to a session with her too. She’s great. We became friends because we have the same sense of humor. We have been out to dinner oddly, she and I, as friends. I was talking to her and I didn’t know that she is also psychic. She’s a life coach. She told me that when she was younger, she also would like to do that party trick mentality like, “Here’s what I know. Here’s what I am seeing. Here’s what I’m doing.” She was at a party and she recognized instantly. She says, “I could get inside people’s inside their heads, inside their minds.” She went inside this woman’s mind at this party and the woman said telepathically in her head, “Get out, I’m one too.” From that point forward, she’s like, “Don’t ever do it without asking permission.” Do you have that too? Did that ever happen to you?
Apart from animals, dogs are fun, cats can be crazy and not let you in. Every animal can tell you as soon as you’re tapping into them. People are different. I tend to ask always permission. Sometimes I can’t help it though.
Laura Lynne Jackson talked about that too. She said sometimes she’ll call it a bleed through. She has to say it.
Imagine being in HR or the head of HR, having someone’s in front of you and they’re not telling you something and you’re like, “I know what’s going on.”
When you realized you were psychic, were you still working in HR? People will be telling you a story and would you be like, “No.”
People would come to me and ask readings, but I would not because of conflict of interest.
That seems they should know that.
There were times that people were like, “Can you please tell me how my dog is doing? He died a couple of weeks ago.” I’d be like, “Let’s go to my office.”
If people were like, “I’m mad at this person and they should get a slap on the wrist because things happened.”
Accountability is funny.
Let’s talk about your man, then we get to talk about animals in South Africa.
It was amazing. He was born in a small town, 3.5 to 4 hours South East of Johannesburg, near Lesotho. He is South African. He has an amazing accent. We were there for three weeks meeting his family. We met through mutual friends. I stalked him on Instagram for a couple of days. He went to this psychic course, met two girls. They went to another psychic course where I was. They came up to meet individually within five minutes of each other separately and said, “You need to meet our friend.” They came up to me, I was like, “Show me a picture.” Every girl wants to hook you up with their best gay friend. You look at the pictures and you’re like, “You have to pick out something that’s nice.” I’m a very honest and authentic person. You can see right through me when I’m lying. I don’t lie very often. He was cute and I was like, “He’s cute.” They said he’s South African. I was like, “He has an accent. I love accents.” I knew I wouldn’t end up with an American because I haven’t dated many Americans.
I stalked him on Instagram for a couple of days. He finally started responding. I liked probably fifteen pictures. It was stupid but he knew who I was. He finally responded. We started talking and then we started FaceTiming. We built a friendship over 4 to 5 weeks. We’re like, “Let’s meet.” There were a lot of connections going on. He lived near San Diego, I got out of the car and I literally looked at him and I was like, “There you are.” I never believed in that. He was like, “Here I am.” That’s a big joke that we have. Interestingly, I was ending something. He was ending something. It wasn’t perfect timing, but then three months later, it was September and we got engaged in a couple of weeks.
Who asked who?
I asked him first, but he asked me two seconds later. We asked each other. I didn’t know that it was okay to marry someone to date them in this country. His visa was expiring. That was another added layer. When we were sitting with the USCIS, they are like, “Do you know it’s okay to marry someone to be with them?” I was like, “I married him to date him.”
“I married him because I want to see where this is going. He can’t go back yet.”
I don’t know you could do that. I thought we were being so illegal, but it’s totally fine.
Did you start dating?
We started dating in September. October, we got engaged and then six weeks later, we had a small wedding in Malibu Beach.
What does he do?
He studied Graphic Design in school, but he’s a medium. You look at me and you probably couldn’t tell what I do, but he wears the thing.
Is he like a shaman man?
He is a total shaman. I love it even though he loves Lulu and Aviator Nation because I’ve turned him on to all those things. If you look at him or when you meet him, you’ll be like, “I know what you are saying.” He is a medium. I’m working medium. We do some readings together. Twice the price, but amazingly fun.
How does that work?
What’s amazing is sometimes his psychic stuff will be on point. My psychic stuff won’t be as on point. We complement each other. We’re like literally, “I want to say that.” He’s like, “I’m about to say that.”
It’s like, “I’m going to finish each other’s sentences about things about you that no one could ever know.”
It’s a joke with a couple of our friends. It’s amazing.
Do you both have thriving, flourishing businesses?
Not yet, but we’re working on it.
I feel like you’re getting there.
We’re both getting there, Greatness Adjacent.
I feel that you’re already great. The Greatness Adjacent is that I am the person who is always adjacent to greatness. That’s the whole point of it. That’s been the story of my life. Greatness Adjacent is because I am the person always next to the great ones.
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In South Africa, they want to do a show with him.
Let’s talk about animals in South Africa.
We were at this amazing cheetah experience in Bloemfontein, which is one of the bigger cities.
You went to South Africa to meet his family. How did this come about?
I want to play with meerkats because I’m a dork. Who doesn’t want to play? There’s this cheetah place that you can’t pet them, but you can be around them. I was like, “Let’s do this.” I only want to go to places that are doing amazing things for the world and that would re-release animals into the back of the wild. That’s important to me. I don’t want to give my money to anyone.
I want to say that Meerkat Manor was one of my most favorite and beloved shows. Have you ever watched it? The social infrastructure of meerkats is intense. It’s better than any soap opera.
We went and I am a big fan of tapping into my own self sometimes and being like, “Should I tell people that I’m a medium? Should I not? Is it important for me to tell them?” The owner happened to walk around on our tour. They were about fifteen people on our tour. I wasn’t very happy with that. We were seeing like “Here’s a tiger, but sorry he’s sleeping. Here are two lions.” I was like, “That’s not a lion, that’s a rock.” It is not fun. My husband was super annoyed by the whole thing. He was like, “I want you to pet with the cheetahs.” I was like, “Don’t worry, we’ll do it.” I noticed that they were a couple of ailments going on with some of the animals there. I mentioned it to the owner as she came by and she’s like, “Where are you from?” I was like, “Your black leopard has something in the back.” She’s like, “I know. How did you know that?” I was like, “I can communicate with deceased loved ones and animals.” She looked at me. She’s like, “What? You have to meet Mary. “I was like “Mary? Don’t tell me who it is.” She was like, “Keep going. I’m going to take these three.” Meaning me, my husband and our friend.
This is the woman who’s the owner?
She’s the owner. She walks us to the private section where there are baby cheetahs everywhere. She hands us off to this guy and he takes us into Mary’s enclosure, which is huge. Mary’s sitting there. Mary notice us walk in. Mary is a cheetah. We got to not only pet her, but she also licked us. We literally bond with Mary. She wanted us to do a reading on her and tell her what was wrong with Mary. I was like, “That’s amazing. We’re sitting here.” When I first tapped into her, she was like, “You can communicate. I haven’t met any human that can do that.” This is all going in my mind. She looked at me. She knows that she could kill me at any minute with her little claw. She knows she has the upper hand in the situation, but she was cool, calm, collected and graceful. We start talking. I started feeling into her because that’s another thing, I can feel into people and feel their physical ailments. As I was doing that, she said, “I’ve had an interesting life, but I have fewer days ahead of me than I do behind me.” I was like, “She’s dying.” Not actively but she knows that she’s dying. She has cancer or some type of tumor, but they haven’t able to diagnose it because it’s a lot harder and a lot more expensive. The good news is that we were able to communicate. The owner came by and she’s like, “What happened?” My husband and I gave her all of our notes and stuff.
Your husband can communicate with animals too?
He doesn’t prefer to but he can. We got out of there and it turned from that interestingly, she lost the first cheetah that she ever had. I reconnected with her and I cried, she cried.
Did you tell Mary about her baby?
I told the owner about her baby, how and what happened. She did everything she could. She started crying. I was overwhelmed with love and I was like, “This is the second time in an hour that I’m tapping into a cheetah.” It was cool.
When you communicate with animals, I’m assuming you are not speaking English. You’re not speaking words. It is telepathic. It is silent.
The cool part is that they recognize it. They look at you. When I tapped into an elephant, he looked at me.
You did that with the elephant too? Is it at the same place?
No, it is a different place in South Africa. He looked at me and he was like, “What? I’ve never heard or even spoken to a human before in a telepathic way.” He told the other elephant. He laughed. I was like, “What is going on here?” He’s like, “You don’t understand it doesn’t happen.” He looked at me and I knew he could tell that I was tapping in him too.
My mom always has pets and she says that animals help you process your karma much faster and burn off some of your Samskara that you need to burn off.
Is that why people who generally had animals are much more affectionate and emotionally available?
Maybe. I want to ask you if you agree with her?
I would agree with that.
Also, you said that your husband could see dead people but you can’t. What does he see them?
He would be sitting and he would see your grandfather and on one side your grandmother. I can feel them, but he literally sees them.
Can he see the spirit guides too?
I’ve never asked him.
When you do prenatal readings, do you and the baby communicate?
Is it almost like an animal telepathic?
Yes, that’s the best way to describe it. They don’t tell me their past lives. What they tell me is like, “My mother eats too much chocolate. I love it when she sits here. I’m resting on her right side. I want her to be resting on her left side. My father sings to me.” I had once a man and a woman. They were like, “What do you do?” I was like, “I’m a medium. I can also talk to babies.” They’re like, “Sure, whatever.” I told him a couple of things and he was already blown away. I said, “Who is the clown that makes noises around the baby all the time?” He literally was like, “Me.” He raises hand totally ashamed.
Does the baby like it?
Yes, the baby like that. That’s how she recognized the father because the clown comes around. He’s like, “Maybe I should stop.” I was like, “Don’t stop, but talk to her like a normal human,” I also know if the woman talks to the baby not telepathically because you’ve been pregnant. I find that a lot of women talk telepathically, but they don’t talk out loud to their babies. It depends.
I’m trying to think about what I did. I think I did do both.
What’s also interesting is many women have lost babies and had miscarriages. It’s literally 3 out of 4 women I talk to. No one talks about that either. Women don’t even want to talk about it, I’ve noticed.
I feel that people are opening up more about it.
I don’t bring it up unless they bring it up because I was like, “You have four children.” She’s like “No, I have three.”
Can you see that I’ve had five kids?
I can see that you’ve had more than two. I was going to say five but doesn’t count anymore.
It is seven?
That sounds more right. I was going to say five miscarriages.
The one was triplets.
We need to talk about everything.
When women go through miscarriages for the first time, usually it is painful. It’s devastating. Can you ever communicate with that being?
Absolutely, most of the time to be on your point that they could choose us, most of the time they’ll come back.
They will. It’ll be the same with the same soul coming back in.
I’ve literally had kids tell me, “I wasn’t ready and I want to be a spirit family person to that.” I’ve had women say, “I feel them around.” I’ve said, “I know you’ve had four kids. I know three are living.” We talk about it openly which I love. I was like, “They’re there to guide you because I feel a little spirit.” I call them little spirits differently than I do because it’s like the wisdom of these little spirits but they’re four or five years old.
They’re open channels, open vessels.
I have spoken to spirits who have been seven years and they’re still dealing with their stuff.
Are some people not happy that they died? It’s like, “I wish I was still there.”
I believe that it’s heaven from an emotional, spiritual and every physical perspective. You lose 100% of physicality. Everyone who’s in pain is no longer in pain. Emotionally, it’s 80% or 90%. This is my opinion that you lose. You still have to deal with that 10% to 20%. I’ve had spirits cry in my mind because of the session that we’re having with their family when they’re saying, “I forgive you, dad.” Everyone’s in tears, myself included.
Your work is so amazing. Do you feel exhausted after you do a reading?
No, I feel very hungry. When I do two or three readings, I’m ravenous. I can’t eat before reading because I have a ritual that I do. I have my water and I put on my music. I say my little thing to myself, my mediumship stuff and then I can only drink tea and water while I do readings.
You’re like, “I’ve got to eat.”
My husband gets tired. I was like, “No, it’s amazing.” I get energized because I’m grounded. I am raising my vibration to connect with something incredible that we know and none of us can understand. I start sweating too because you’re raising your vibration.
When I raise my vibration and feel the feels, it is sweaty.
I don’t like to sweat. I’m not a sweater.
I want to thank you so much for coming. I feel so honored. I could ask you a million more questions. Maybe you have to come back with your man. If you want to look up Seth, you can find them on Instagram and your handle is @IamSethEliot. His book is called How I Learned to Smile From The Inside. Your website is what?
Seth Santoro, thank you so much. I want to know everything but only the good stuff. If anybody wants to book a reading of any kind, you can look on his website and see what’s offered. Thank you.
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About Seth Santoro
An intuitive business coach, spiritual coach, spiritual medium, intuitive life healer, speaker, author, life & death expert, and bereavement guy, Seth’s vision is to Inspire the World, One by One, to Smile From The Inside. He has a great deal to say, the basis of which is Know who you are, Embrace who you are, and Be who you are – no matter what the circumstance or what your past – and you can heal from anything.
By the time he was thirty-two years old, Seth has already cheated death three times, narrowly escaped two kidnappings, and lost five good friends within a very brief period of time. Being ill-prepared for these events, he searched everywhere to find a resource that would help him, to no avail. So, instead, he developed the S.M.I.L.E. method for healing and wrote the first book in a series, “How I Learned To Smile From The Inside,” a book on healing and overcoming trauma. He thought if these concepts could work for him, then they might just work for someone else.
Over the past few years, Seth has been developing his psychic mediumship and intuitive healer. It has been the most rewarding work he has ever done. He believes this gift is a major part of his divine purpose here on Earth. Every day is a brand new adventure. Whether it’s a drive-by reading or a sit down one-on-one, he is honored, blessed, and ready to take this journey with all his might and soul.