Thinking of Silvia Browne 

My value system is such that readings are private experiences, best done in a calm and sacred space. Many clients have powerful reactions to a session, whether joyful or tearful, so I do keep tissue on hand. I am very comfortable allowing people to process joy, grief, sorrow, regret and that painful validation when we all realize we were “right” all along.

I was thinking of a television program, now off the air. The host was one of the first to have a professional psychic as his guest. I thought this was a brave move on his part, I was interested and watched the program from time to time when she was a guest.

Regardless of our differences in style, she & I both face (now faced as she has died) the same kind of rigorous scrutiny and sometimes unreasonable expectation when it comes to our answers to questions.

I remember one show in particular where the medium was asked one of those “trick” quesitons people ask from time to time. (I find the “trick question” hurtful and unnecessary.)

A woman from the television audience stood up and asked the medium a question about the death of her husband. She asked “How did my husband die?”.

The answer was “He drowned.” From watching, the psychic seemed to look/listen for a moment, and without hesitation gave her answer.

Next – the argument/trickster portion began. The woman from the audience told the psychic that her husband was killed in a national disaster that took the lives of thousands. She knew when and where her husband died. She also insisted the he could not have drowned.

As the woman knew when and where her husband died, I am really not sure why she asked the question. Perhaps she wanted the medium to tell her what she (the seeker) already knew and thus prove herself a legitimate medium.

Perhaps the widow wanted to know if her husband was thinking of his wife when he died, perhaps the window wanted to know his last thoughts? Perhaps she was worried that he was killed when a beam fell on him, if he burned to death, if he were crushed, if he were trapped for hours in rubble, if he fell, if he died during an act of heroism ……..  I really don’t why she wanted that answer, but I am very sorry for her loss.

What was remarkable was that the widow insisted that it was impossible for her husband to have drowned. The medium did not waiver, she did not retract her statement nor did she amend it in any way.  She “saw” the death occurred by drowning.

The host did his best to try to calm the situation as the widow became increasing agitated and confrontational.  I feel sure they went to commercial.

If you don’t believe people can see the future or connect with spirits of the dead, then please don’t go for reading. There are others in line who have used the services of mediums, psychic, seers and mystics for decades with good result.

All those who consult responsibly know that it is not possible for any one psychic to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. The disbelieving, the jealous, and the “trickster” seekers seem all to happy to pounce and cry “fraud” when a reader in the public eye falls short… or seems to do so.

I do not second guess the reading of another professional consultant. It did not take a medium to see that it was absolutely reasonable that any number of people died by drowning during that incident. It was a terrible time.*

As well, the “how” of it  was most likely not what the widow really needed to know to find peace. That question may have been the first question to come to her there, under the studio lights, surrounded by strangers, on national television…. and once asked, her grief most likely made any answer other than the one she hoped for unacceptable.

Yet the public jumped on that moment to name the psychic a fraud. They jumped to agree that drowning was the wrong answer. Shaming occurred. The reader did not waver, nor apologize. She was asked a question, answered and was ready to take the next question.

This kind of detachment is critical. A professional seer in this new world of social media, tweets and public rating systems, must be ready to be judged, ridiculed, vilified, and slandered by people he or she may never have even consulted.

A really good reader in my opinion, is going to tell you the truthful answer to your question as best he or she can. If you want to make the most out of your session, then please come and put all your cards on the table.
As well, remember that the best readings are the ones where you are asking to see your future, to receive guidance about what you can do to make your life, your world, or your family happier and healthier if possible.

Hopefully, this article will help some people have a bit more kindness and understanding for those who choose to work as what they are….. mediums, psychics, and seers. Those people who have given their lives to this calling (or curse) have no reason to seek to do harm, make mistakes, or in any way give less than honest answers.

Those who are in private practice, some for decades, often have sacrified a good deal to do this work. Many charge affordable fees, work six or seven days a week, and do their best to be of service. If an ethical reader really cannot “see” for you, most all will know that within minutes of your conversation and be glad to refund your payment.

Ever client and every reader are not a match. I have written many articles over the years to help you have a good reading. As this post my illustrate, the question you ask is very important. Tips to ask useful questions are here.

I hope this post is helpful,

Ann George

© Ann George Studios, Inc. 2017
* Large scale disasters such as earthquakes and & tornadoes cause chaos and in that chaos drowning becomes possible. I feel rather horrible and morbid as investigating the validity of the mediums answer leads only to a growing list of the many ways drowning can occur.  I won’t go on about that.

Murders • Mediumship & The Mystic 

I seldom write articles about mediumship. I was born in the middle of the last century, and at that time American media & American minds were presented to the public through radio, film and finally television as being quite closed to that topic.

There were all sorts of famous “debunkers” and exposes about table rapping and other “tricks” that mediums used to separate the gullible from their money that made the news or the matinée. Many readers (mediums) were portrayed in exotic outfits, or severe black gowns wearing with high collars.

Born clairvoyant I have seen spirits of all kinds as long as I can remember. I thought all people had the same “abilities” as I did. It was only when I went to public school that I realized I was different. I learned quickly to keep quiet and for much of my life to keep my “seeing” to myself as there was no community support for me as a seer.

That said, I have been asked to work as a medium more and more often the past few years. When I opened my first studio, I focused on using “seeing” to help people with their now, and to create a better future. Even then (still the last century) people would come to see if I could help them connect with murdered loved ones…..or to see if I might find a fact or clue that the police had missed.

I remember one event in particular as the mother had lost her son to violence and she did not believe the police were doing everything they could to find the killers. She was one of the most wise and honest clients I have had the opportunity to serve.

She made no pretense about the information she wanted. She told me when, where and how her child was killed. She told me his first name and visualized him for me. He was close to this world, and came forward to “share” or “speak” to her in a very powerful way.

I did indeed become cold, and I could hear (with the minds’ ear and see with mind’s eye) answers to her questions to him. I do not recall what I told her, and I was very, very surprised when she came to see me again after she had been to the police.

She told the police what her son had told her about the events of his death, who and what he saw, and what he remembered. I was shocked. I didn’t expect her faith in seeing to be so strong. Apparently I had told her things only her son knew, as well, the police followed up on the information that she gave them and found that some things we saw were true. She felt as if she had received useful information and wanted more.

As always, my responsibility is to answer my clients questions truthfully. I don’t recall readings once they are over, and often forget the names & faces of my clients as my purpose is to see for you…. not to remember.

Now I must ask those of you who want to come for a mediumship session, and who are indeed looking for information about a suspicious death to be up front with me about that.

Recently I had a client ask if their loved one “had anyone with him when he died”.  I can answer that question…..

The proper question for the day would have been, “My friend died recently and the police suspect foul play. What do you see?”

It is not fair play to ask a question that is a half truth for both the medium and the departed.

We are immortal. Consciousness is eternal. Some people move away from this world after death and want little to do with it. Some people are deeply attached to their homes, their possessions or their loved ones.

If I am going to disturb the consciousness of someone who has left this life on your behalf, I am asking a stranger to me to “cross the veil” and visit with you/us.

I feel I have a responsibility to those in other realms to issue an honorable invitation.

I must find them, I must see if they are willing to allow me to represent them to you, and I must be able to offer them the assurance that this will be a “safe” exchange.

I have been working as a seer for over 20 years. I must create and hold a sacred and safe space for everyone involved in a session. I have no option.

So for the sake of the reader – no trick questions. Be honorable. Ask what you want to know. If there is a murder – tell me. When I seek to connect with your person, perhaps I will go forward more gently… there is no way to know.

If a person who has been murdered does not want to revisit that event to satisfy your curiosity – they have that right. I do not like to be “tricked” into connection with someone only to bring them back to pain.

I realize most people don’t think this way. The living are often very arrogant with the world of spirits. The living often feel all powerful as they are “solid” and “real”…. this is not at all true.

Arrogance in the face of the mystic is folly! …

Peace for all.

Mediumship • Connecting with Suicide

I realize this is a very sensitive and difficult article to read if you have lost a loved one to suicide. If you are still in pain, are hurt, angry or feeling guilt or blaming, then it may be best for you to read this blog at a later time.

I am writing about mediumship & suicide because recently I have had several clients come to me seeking more information, closure, and sometimes connection to loved ones who have committed suicide or who appear to have done so.

I have a PodBean about Mediumship work in general for those who come seeking that service. I feel it is very important for me to be clear with all my clients about what I am able to do, and to provide more information about mediumship for those who have never had a session with a clairvoyant person.  Please listen to the podcast on the topic of mediumship in general for an overview.

This is just a short post in response to several readings I have done lately. In one case, my client said they felt as if it was somehow wrong to seek clarity about a suicide. In my experience, which is only 20 years of professional service (I am sure there are more experienced readers who may disagree with me) seeking closure, clarity, insight with a loving heart and a pure motive is not wrong.

The intent we bring to a session is critical. My intention is to be of service, to honestly answer any question asked, and to tell the truthful answer to the question no matter what the answer may be. I do not judge, I do not give advice, and I do not remember the details of a session once it is over.

It is my experience that when those who seek to and do connect with their loved ones, even those who chose to end their lives, this act can cause the release of many emotions for the seeker. Afterwards clients often express relief, and report they feel validated, that they feel as if what they thought was true was indeed accurate.

This kind of experience seems to allow people to let go and move on with greater clarity. (I do remember what people say after the session is over.) Most are very grateful to have had that moment of connection with their lost person.

As well, for those who left this world by their own actions, the chance to “speak to” or to “be present with” their grieving family member seems to provide a relief. Many times those who have left their bodies want to comfort the living. Many times they have messages, insights, and want to help with the healing process.
It would not be useful for me to go into greater detail about this topic as this is a very sensitive issue, and my purpose is only to offer my insight that asking to connect with a loved one from a pure heart is not wrong.

Ann George

(I am not a licensed mental health counselor and do not pretend to be one. I am a clairvoyant person who has been in service over 20 years. As such, I can share my experience and hope this post is helpful.)