“I solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.” In my experience as a medium most skepticism on behalf of people I encounter is a direct result of a lack of understanding or misinformation regarding connecting with spirit. Years and years of seeing Haley Joel Osment and Jennifer Love Hewitt running around saying “I see dead people” and appearing to have full on conversations with people from the “beyond” has been ingrained in our minds. The fact of the matter is these depictions couldn’t be further from the truth of what it is actually like to communicate with spirits from the other side, they are talking to people, people! LOL
When I reflect on my first encounters with spirit that I can remember as a teenager, most of my visual experiences happened in the middle of the night. I would suddenly wake up and would see what I labeled at the time as a “ghost” in my room. The image was that of a human, but very transparent, light, and very fast…lasting only a few seconds…long enough that I could get a mental impression of the image, but not long enough to prove to myself or others exactly what I was experiencing. Now as a medium I realize that it takes an enormous amount of energy for a spiritual being to manifest in physical form for our eyes to see and it is actually a rare occurence even for me! If I experience this now, it is always in the middle of the night when the veil or what I like to call “the layer between here and heaven” is the thinnest. Ghosts are in fact very different from the spirit’s I was seeing at the time and the ones that I communicate with in my readings, now. What I have learned is that “ghosts” are actually earth bound spirits, or those that have chosen to not cross over to the other side or “heaven” for some unresolved reason and can be helped to do so. They may feel like they have unfinished business and often still carry some residue of human emotion like resentment, anger, regret, sadness..all of which will be taken by God once they do eventually cross to heaven. Spirits or all of our loved ones in heaven are already crossed over and reside in God’s light of love. So by now I’m sure you’re scratching your head and thinking… well if a medium is not seeing and talking to a “ghost” like the Ghost Whisperer..how is it that they talk to heaven?
In my experience as a medium I am predominantly clairvoyant, which simply means that my vision is my “strong” suit with communicating; however, let me be clear when I say “vision” I’m not using my eyes like we do here in the physical world. I am actually receiving visual impressions in my minds eye. These impressions may be images of symbols that I have developed with spirit to make the communication clearer, they may be validations for you, or they may be imagery pulled from my brain or my own memory bank to get me to say something that your loved ones want to say to you. So in essence if I were to say to you there is a gentleman who show’s me himself standing behind you…I’m not actually seeing a ghost behind you!! What I am seeing is a mental image projected in my mind’s eye of you just as you are with that person standing behind you…in other worlds telepathically receiving the image. Words are the same..it’s telepathically received either I will see the word or I may hear a sequence of words or phrases being repeated. Often it’s like charades where I need to take all these pieces of imagery and piece them together like a puzzle to determine the actual message. As I started to acknowledge spirit communication for what it was I truly believed I was “crazy” for lack of a better word. Meaning, I had an expectation or preconceived notion based on societal impressions that were imposed on me, on what “mediumship” or spirit communication should look like. When I realized that I had misunderstood or was perhaps even misled to a certain degree.. I was able to accept and receive these impressions with even more clarity. Why? Because I now was able to trust it.
So now that you know the truth about what it looks and sounds like to communicate with spirit…I’m sure you have a whole new set of questions. Why do some mediums liken their “gift” to Haley Joel Osment and Jennifer Love Hewitt? I can’t answer that for you, because I can only speak to my truth. I find that mediums are not “one size fits all” LOL. Meaning we are all different, therefore my truth may be different from someone else’s. For me I choose not to refer to my communicating abilities as “my gift”. Although it is definitely a gift and a blessing..it is not mine. It is God’s and it is bestowed upon us all. Let me be clear..God did not love me more and did not create me more special than anyone else. I simply felt a pull or tap to seek the truth of my experiences and this is where the road led me as I was “figuring it all out”. I am a nurse, I am a concrete thinker, it is in my nature to figure things out. Now I’m not saying that I think everyone is meant to be a medium, because we all have different purposes in life..but do we all have the ability to communicate with heaven or spirit for the purpose of guidance, comfort, and support? Absolutely! Just like anything.. the more you nurture it the greater it becomes. Most, unfortunately, will not nurture it simply because it requires time, effort, and work. Look at it this way.. if you wanted to develop your calf muscles what would you do? Exercise them? Your commitment would ultimately determine the extent of your development, no? Are you with me? Bet you didn’t know you could be a medium did ya LOL.
I hope in some sense my explanation has helped some of you answer your burning questions about communicating with heaven. I’m sure you’ve all experiences that you could liken to what I do as a medium, but maybe talked yourself out of it? My hope is that maybe my sharing will save you from riding the “crazy” train like I did..take my advice..drive your own car! I’m not gonna lie, my ego would’ve been extremely satisfied if I could’ve said to you that I have been given a magical, supernatural, superpower that only a chosen few can tap into..Batman here! (LOL) but I wouldn’t be telling the truth. I’m in fact no more or less special than any of you! So here’s my truth..it’s a spiritual power it’s within us all. It’s the glimmer of light named God that allows us to be so diverse yet be one in the same at any given moment! It’s love…and love Never dies!! “If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession.” ~Lao Tzu