Yes I am a Medium…yet…what is that and what does it mean? Some people are strictly mediums, and some are Medium/Psychics. I am a Reiki Practitioner first, who does Mediumship as part of a healing treatment, as well as during card readings.
There is something to differentiate. Some people want to see a Medium to find out things about relatives, like where the Will is hidden, or what the secret ingredient in an old family recipe is. These things might be helpful but there is a much more serious element to this work.
Some need to heal and release the grief. So much of my work is helping a partner who lost their life partner after decades of being together. Psychically, I find out how long is healthy for this grief to last. No one can tell you how long you should grieve. It is a process that is as individual as each couple. Another serious grief is losing a parent. Depending how old the person is when they lose a parent, the grief lands differently too. It also matters how the person dies. If the person generally had a good life and it was time, there is far less tragedy attached for all involved.
Let’s say the person contracted an illness/disease and wasn’t ready to go, or didn’t want to leave people behind…situations like this involve a different kind of work. Another consideration is if a person continues to grieve terribly as if nothing moves forward, and this carries on for several years, I look into other considerations.
The most important thing is that the person grieving gets a chance to heal. This means something different for every person. Feeling peace and knowing their loved one is in a better place becomes pivotal in my readings and healings. Often the living relative is bringing me the spirit of the loved one to heal, or the spirit brings the living relative. It works both ways in such a magical way.
You see, I’ve been able to see beings on the other side of the veil my whole life. Earthbound spirits that were human, along with other beings who have been dead a really long time (so long they forget they were human), along with other things that attach to the Earthbound. I understand different frequencies/dimensions/vibrational levels these things resonate at, and can usually tell you what I’m looking at. I can understand why something won’t leave your house because I can see and talk to those beings who don’t want to be evicted. My experiences have led me to the trainings I’ve received in my life, and I can honestly say that Reiki has been my Godsend when it comes to this type of work.
I can joke about it now, but couldn’t growing up, I wasn’t able to talk to many people about this so called gift. I was afraid of not being “normal”, not being accepted, or outright being thought of as a real weirdo. I would see beings around people in restaurants, or in grocery stores, and in every work place I ever worked. That was awkward!
I learned first how to help these Earthbounds cross over before I ever learned about Mediumship or took up my position in the ranks. My first experience with someone like me was when Jennifer Love Hewitt had that TV show in the 90s, and then another one came along called Medium. That was when things started to make sense for me. I decided to start speaking to the spirits, and suggesting they move to a better place, and I was well received. I learned that sometimes they are stuck between Astal Planes, after refusing to be escorted home shortly after death. These beings need a little support and incentive to keep moving along as there is often unfinished business. Before this, I tried to avoid and ignore everything I saw. When things were really busy around me I even tried to use alcohol to make them go away and dull this gift. To a certain degree it worked but definitely not for the rest of my life, as it was such an unhealthy lifestyle choice, plus I didn’t like the headaches the next day!
There are many Psychics/Mediums who will also have conversations or “connect” to these beings, but have no sense of responsibility towards them to help them cross over. They believe that if they wanted to go, they just would. In fact it isn’t up to us to do this work for fear of incurring karma for interfering. Everyone can believe what supports them the most. For me, it is very important that if beings get stuck and need a little help, I’m gonna help. Especially if this work helps heal the living and gets them “unstuck”. While grief is a natural process, I feel that extreme grief can receive some assistance for both the living and for the person who passed.
I often do some clearing for people during the Akashic Records Readings, as well as any of the various Reiki treatments, including the Akashic Reiki. These things come up, and sometimes the deceased person needs an awareness to find peace, or an “aha” moment. They sometimes have to know the person that is there is going to be ok. Sometimes they want to hang on and be a guide for the person but this is rarely a good idea. They are too low frequency, and need to understand that once they “cross over”, they can come back and be a higher guide, which is based in unconditional love, and the ego parts are gone. The spirit doesn’t understand this though. Something about this process surrounds the person and the spirit with enough love to be brave to keep going. This is ultimately the goal. Wouldn’t we all want a loving helping hand if we were stuck?
So while Mediumship is a valuable tool in the belt, I do think its important to consider what the Practitioner’s goals are for a session before undertaking. Is this for information? Entertainment? Or is the goal peace, for the family as well as the spirit?