For this episode, I will be talking about myths around mediumship. I wanted to premise this by saying that most of the myths actually came from my Instagram audience. Two weeks ago, I posted the question, “What are some of the myths around mediumship that maybe you once believed, or you still believe, that you just don’t feel 100% sure about?” in my stories.
Our experiences and the things we hear formulate our beliefs, but ultimately our beliefs are our choice. I first encountered mediumship by watching Sylvia Brown and John Edwards on TV at the age of 14. I read all of Sylvia Brown’s books in high school and I believed everything she wrote to be the truth without questioning it. There were things I read that scared me, but I wasn’t discerning and I realized through my own development that a lot of it simply wasn’t true.
I am not the holder of the ultimate truth about mediumship either, so I can only share from my lived experience. You may have a physical sensation or knowing when something feels like truth for you. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I say to be flexible in your beliefs because they will likely shift as you experience more on your path.
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In this episode:
- It is hard for people to see the harm that can be caused if they wouldn’t be offended
- Q: You shouldn’t do readings until 6 months after someone passes
- Spirit’s ability to communicate and the sitter’s grief are reasons given for why
- That became less true as my confidence grew and I connected with people who recently passed
- Unclear communication may actually be evidence of their communication in life
- The quality of a reading is based on the three way link of spirit, the reader and the sitter
- It will be a struggle if the sitter is skeptical and not an open channel for the link
- Be open because there are multiple truths that can coexist in harmony at the same time
- Q: A common phrase is that all mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums
- We tend to believe things blindly until we exposed other philosophies and experiences
- I don’t believe that our Creator chooses who has abilities and who doesn’t
- Q: Does everyone have the gift of mediumship? Yes!
- I believe we are all born with gifts but not everyone develops these abilities
- The fact that mediumship is even in your awareness is a sign from your soul
- I didn’t jump on the path the first few times it was brought to my awareness
- Skeptical people like my husband could develop but that doesn’t mean they will
- Q: Can you turn your abilities on and off?
- Yes, and there have only been a few times in 9 years that spirit has been pushy
- I have a lot of boundaries but there are people who are constantly surrounded by spirit
- There is permission granted, so I question what the motive is other than being showy
- Q: Thoughts on psychic residue versus haunted location
- Though I was a paranormal investigator, I am undecided on my beliefs about earthbound spirits
- We validated evidence the medium received, but we didn’t get any paranormal evidence
- I’ve been able to feel the energy of a place, like the previous owner of a home who had passed
- It wasn’t her stuck there because it was an intelligent, two-way conversation
- Aboriginal Medium Sean Leonard, who I highly regard, has EVP evidence and I trust him
- Q: My dad believes it’s just tricks from the devil
- Ask how you feel about a belief and if it improves your quality of life.
- We can’t change someone’s beliefs for them
- Q: I don’t anymore, but i always believed that mediums identified as spiritual
- There is a spectrum of how much of a priority it is and there is a client for everyone
- Q: You need to study, practice for years to actually connect with spirit, unless born with it
- I believed that you have to pay your dues
- The time it took for me to step into the public had nothing to do with my connection to the divine
- A large part of our development is healing our human and building confidence
- Q: I don’t have a loved one I’m trying to connect with so mediumship isn’t for me.
- There is always someone we can connect to from our lineage
- Mediumship is evidential by nature, and can be difficult if the sitter can’t validate
- We can bring through what is current in their life, though this could come through psychic too
- The need in mediumship is part of the magic of the three way link (Spirit, sitter, reader)
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