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.