Medium Connections: Cooking with Edith

Becoming Spirit again is a freeing transition that feels natural and peaceful. It is the embodiment of going home. Of returning to Self. The afterlife is a utopia of whatever you can manifest at your fingertips. For the most part, it’s a worry free existence, in which Oneness permeates to one’s very essence. Yet those we left behind stay with us as our love for them and understanding of them reaches new heights. We watch over them from the other side of the veil and long to be with them again. When I spoke with Edith, she perfectly conveyed the conflict of loving her life as Spirit yet wanting to be more active in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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Upon meeting her for the first time, she offered me a plate of food because that’s who she was. Edith was a small woman who rolled her hair in curlers to capture those tight timeless curls she was raised to recreate.

She loved through taking care of her family. She enjoyed feeding her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. Family dinners after church on Sunday were not only tradition but so was her timeworn apron that she wore to protect her Sunday dress.

She wants you to know that she’s not alone. She’s with her son, her parents, aunts, uncles, and great uncles and aunts. They gather together around the dinner table and spend time in each others’ company with some warm apple pie.

 

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She tells me that she passed away to clotting issues. This could be heart attack, stroke, or embolism.

To one daughter: I am supposed to acknowledge heart and lung issues that are present and that the blood pressure is abnormal. She jested, “I want to see her but not that soon.” She wants you to take care of herself. This involves letting your mom, go.

Heartbreak can manifest as physical ailments and she knows how much heartbreak you’ve had over her passing. How you still grieve over her death. She wants you to know that she’s okay. She’s happy. She’s not in any discomfort. She said, “Move on. Live life.”

When she’s not trying to whisper in your ear the next ingredient in her family recipes, she likes to spend time outside in nature, and tending to her garden.

To other daughter: Find enjoyment out of life. Don’t work too hard. Take time for yourself. You will live for those memories once you transition. Take a class. Paint. Meditate. Do Yoga.

To her son-in-law: I know you won’t believe any of this [she winks].

To her granddaughter: I am supposed to acknowledge that she gifted you a jewelry box or some type of small treasure box. This is just her way of reminding you that she hasn’t forgotten you and how much she loved you.

To her grandson: I know that you’re going through things right now and a lot of people have been upset with you. Know that I understand what you’re going through. I get it. I’m with you. I miss you, too.

To those she didn’t identify by name: she has love for all of you. She didn’t forget about you.

Also, that baby will have her eyes. She gave that baby a piece of her.


Other pieces of validation during the reading:

89

August – so could be 8/9

Wisconsin – Cows

Medium Connections: Sign Language at the Lake

When we cross over into the afterlife, the ailments that plagued us in this life fade away. That bum knee or those old joints become problems of the past… of your former life. However, its those every day ailments that become some of the best pieces of validation for loved ones because it’s those unique disabilities and limitations that made you… you. When I spoke with “J”/”Bella”, it was important for her to tell me that she signed in her previous life so that her loved ones could help find her. We also choose how we want to exist in the afterlife. For J/Bella, she identified as someone who relied upon sign language, and this carried over into the afterlife.

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There were two names that were spoken in the reading: “J” name and “Bella”. I’m unsure which name belongs to Spirit and which name belongs to a loved one… or alternatively… if both names belong to Spirit. For the simplicity of this reading, I shall call her Bella, with no disrespect meant to her or her family.

When she came to me, her spirit was gentle, and subtle. Immediately, she made it clear to me that I would have to work for this reading, because this strain in communication was part of the message. In this life, she struggled with interacting with most strangers because there was no guarantee they signed in a manner and dialect that was accessible to her. It was an isolating experience (despite how hard her family tried to make her feel included). She covered her ears and wrapped her hands around her throat to signal that she had difficulty both hearing and speaking.

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I’m supposed to acknowledge the presence of a little girl spirit who shows me spin-spin-spinning in her little red raincoat. She has shoulder length hair that’s brown in color. They spend so much time together in the afterlife – giggling and playing games. She shows the two of them dancing in radiant sunlight.

She passed when she was in her 20’s or 30’s. She did not want to waste the conversation discussing how she passed. She wanted to talk about how she lived and how those who survived her passing continue to live.

I’m seeing a car and a lake as though she is reminiscing about summer trips to the lake wrapped in the sun of an early autumn afternoon.

She would like me to acknowledge a blank canvas either acknowledging that she enjoyed painting or that she wants to acknowledge she’s with her loved ones while they paint.

To her parents: When you see butterflies and bird, this is me trying to get your attention, to let you know that I am there with you. She loved being outdoors and felt most connected when in nature. Whenever you sit outside and watch the birds, she is with you. There’s also a song that you play while you’re in the car. She’s there when you play it. You know the one. She can hear it, too, now.

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Other pieces of evidence:

  • “Y” name connection via person, place, or thing
  • Rose connection
  • Jill or Joan connection – sounds like a one syllable J name
  • Bell or Bella – may be short for Isabella.
  • The numbers 3 and 6 (could be “36” referring to age, year, etc, or the numbers could be separate or together as in “there were six and now there are three”).

 

Interview with Spirit: What’s the Afterlife Like?

Nothing is associated with more apprehension and confusion than the afterlife. Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? Is it nothingness for eternity? In this week’s Interview with Spirit, we discuss questions about how the afterlife is organized to find out answers to your most compelling questions.

As always, the questions were predetermined. My mother and I channeled the different spirits separately, asked the same questions separately, and were given the same answers separately. Later, we compared our notes from our Interview with Spirit.

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Question 1: Is food in heaven like food on earth? How is it different? What foods have you eaten?

Answer: It’s a little different here. It’s like, imagine you want a burger, and now you have a burger. It’s almost like a simulation with the same tastes that you’re used to but you’re not consuming it for fuel. Your spirit is eating a spiritual representation of the meal you used to enjoy. And it can be anything you want. My mom used to make the most delicious meals and now I can have them any time I want. I eat anything I want to eat. If you can imagine it or remember it, you can eat it. Although, the texture is a little different.

Question:Is there money?

Answer: We don’t use money over here although if you want to create a bunch of money then you can create a bunch of money. It just doesn’t do anything.

Question: Does grass grow in the afterlife?

Answer: Yes but you don’t have to cut it [laugh]. Unless you want to. The afterlife where you live is just whatever you want it to be.

Question: Do you have seasonal weather?

Answer: If you want to create an afterlife where you have seasonal weather then you have seasonal weather.

Question: Do you have an address?

Answer: [Laughter] No. For what purpose? Anyone who wants to visit me can just come by and visit me. There’s no need to send mail or anything like that. I just exist and the world I created just exists. And sometimes I share that world with others – like when someone comes to visit – and sometimes it’s just me. When I share my world with others, our houses could have house numbers just as a way of organizing our collective afterlife but they’re not permanent addresses. Mostly, we’re just associated with our own unique identifiers.

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The afterlife, as it turns out, is more about what we choose to create and how we would like to enjoy our time in between leaves.


What questions would you like asked next? Leave your comments below!

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Medium Connection: ‘Bert and the Baby

Some spirits do double duty. They’re there not only to represent their loved one who has crossed over but to acknowledge the presence of other spirits who can’t speak for themselves: babies and animals. This was the case with ‘Bert.

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When I first sensed ‘Bert’s presence, he immediately displayed himself as holding a very tiny baby swaddled in a white blanket and shared the words “Ok” and “Healthy.” His priority, even in the afterlife, was to ensure his loved ones had reassurance that their precious child was okay, healthy, and with family. This was the type of man ‘Bert still is.

Bert’s real first name sounds like Albert or Delbert and he appeared as an uniformed officer: olive green and pressed khaki pants. He had white hair, wore a fine mustache, glasses, and appeared to be in his 70’s when he passed.

He gives me a peek into his life as a young man with a family in the Midwest (Wisconsin?). That moment he comes home to his wife while she hangs laundry to dry on the clothes line. Their son playing with his red toy truck or car in the background. Happy memories.

Then he shares his experience towards the end of his time in his aging body. He was having trouble getting around. An unsteadiness on his feet that his loved ones noticed despite his attempts to conceal it. A natural decline to punctuate his time on earth. He transitioned into spirit due to pneumonia. He left behind his wife and family.

There’s a hesitation in reference to his wife. A separation there. I am supposed to acknowledge that since his passing, his wife has found companionship. I am also supposed to acknowledge that so long as she’s happy, he’s at peace with it. He knows he can’t be there in the way she needs.

He said that he isn’t too involved in the day-to-day affairs of his wife, child(ren?), and grandchildren. They’re all doing just fine. He watches them from afar, beaming with pride.

Interview with Spirit: Dying and Death

Death is only terrifying for the living. For those in Spirit – the process is well organized, thoughtful, respectful, peaceful, and full of love. In this week’s Interview with Spirit, my cousin has returned for another enjoyable and educational discussion. This time, we ask what death is like for the dying.

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As always, the questions were predetermined. My mother and I channeled the same spirit separately, asked the same questions separately, and were given the same answers separately. Later, we compared our notes from our Interview with Spirit.

Question: When someone is in a coma, are they “trapped” in there until they pass?

Answer: Spirits cannot be trapped within a body. They’re free to get up and roam around. They just cannot fully transition into Spirit while they’re still attached to their body however they’re not imprisoned by it.

Question: What is death like?

Answer: Death was just like going to sleep and then waking up like you normally do but this time you’re in Spirit and it feels a little different. A few people are there to meet you and then they take you into the next room and everyone is there to say, “hey.” There’s so much love. You feel less restricted because you don’t have the energy of your spirit stuffed into a body. You can just sort of spread out.

Question: What happens when you die?

Answer: You have friends or family and your guides there when your soul first leaves your body. Then, you spend the next little while in just reunions and gatherings and visiting with people you hadn’t met, people you had met, and people you know from your past lives. Then you go to this sort of waiting room while you shed some of the earthly stuff you don’t need to take with you until you cross into the light. Then you’ve crossed over. Next you have your life review which can take a little while. After that, there’s classes you can take, and you sort of live out your life until you’re ready to come back again.

Question: Does everyone go to the same place?

Answer: Yes but there are levels and spirits are grouped by the energy at which they vibrate. So people who were a little more rough in this life will be grouped with others at a lower vibration. Most of us, though, are grouped with each other at this vibration. And then you have the ascended spirits at a higher vibration. That’s where the guides hang out.

Question: Did you attend your own funeral?

Answer: Sure do. How else will I know how everyone really felt about me? [laugh] The nicest things get said and it’s nice to see how people have dressed you and the things they’ve chosen for you.

Medium Connections: Ty who plays football

Regardless of what caused one’s transition into spirit, almost all spirits have the same message they want to communicate to their friends and family: “I am OK.” Transitioning – or returning to Spirit – isn’t the same thing as leaving us although it feels that way. In last Tuesday’s interview with Spirit, we learned that spirits occupy the same space we do but in an alternate dimension with a barrier they can cross. Spirits love to be among the loved ones they’ve left behind and are constantly trying to get our attention and acknowledgement. This was the case with the high school athlete named Ty.

 

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When we first spoke, one of the words that kept coming through was “Ty,” “Thai,”, or “Tie.” Without a better name to call him, I settled on Ty, and felt something click with the word as a name. Here on out, I will be referring to our young athlete as Ty however his family should pay attention to the other pieces of evidence understanding that the name I call him may be wrong (although he doesn’t seem to mind).

Some loved ones and family members now struggle with their newfound identifies: am I still a sister to a big brother has passed? To how many children am I a parent?

Ty identifies himself as many things: a friend, a brother, a son, an athlete, and a student. He would like me to acknowledge that he still remains these things. If he was your friend while he was having a human experience, he remains your friend today even though he now exists in spirit. If he was your brother while he was we having a human experience, he remains your brother today even though he now exists in spirit. If he was your son while he was having a human experience, he is still your son today even though he now exists in spirit. He also remains in school although the nature of his learning has changed. He still plays American football although the nature of the sport and his opponents are slightly different now.

He wants me to acknowledge how he passed. He shows himself in a football uniform, I believe a practice uniform, and he was feeling dizzy, overheated, and lethargic. He was hit and could not recover. I am supposed to acknowledge that it was heat exhaustion that triggered his transition into spirit. His heart could not handle the strain.

I am supposed to acknowledge those he should have graduated with who are now going off to college. “Cool,” he said. I’m also supposed to acknowledge a desire to be an architect or engineer. I am seeing blueprints, designs, calculators, and business casual clothing. He did not indicate if this meant he dreamed of becoming an engineer or if I’m supposed to acknowledge a loved one who should/will pursue engineering.

To his mom, two sisters, girlfriend, and friends: I am OK. I love you. I miss you.

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Numbers mentioned during reading: 7 and/or 17.

Months mentioned during reading: August

Interview with Spirit: More Question And Answers About The Afterlife!

Last week, my mother and I channeled a loved one separately to ask the same series of questions that we frequently receive as psychic mediums. We’re back this week with a different loved one and a different set of questions!

For today’s interview, we opted to channel my second cousin, who is now in Spirit.

Every question asked was answered. After comparing notes, we found that each of our answers matched in both content but also pauses and hesitations.

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Here are the Questions and Answers from our sessions with our cousin:

Question: Are there chores in the afterlife?

Answer: There can be if you want them. I like to keep my place tidy, garden, and dust for company but you don’t have to do these things if you do not want to. But what else am I going to do with my time? Chores can also be used for personal growth.

 

Question: Is there a heaven above us?

Answer: The afterlife is all around us. We occupy the same areas but in a different “pocket.”

 

Question: Is it evil to contact the deceased?

Answer: [laughter] Not unless you want it to be. You can use it for bad or good.

 

Question: Can you smoke, drink, and do drugs in the afterlife?

Answer: You can if you want. I occasionally drink see no need for that other stuff.

 

Question: Is there a “correct” religion?

Answer: [laughter] No and everyone can choose their beliefs.

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Do you have questions you want answered? Leave a comment below!

Interview with Spirit: Question and Answers About the Afterlife!

While I have an endless supply of Spiritual Medium readings lined up to be posted (there are, after all, an endless supply of Spirits), I thought this Thursday warrants a little bit of fun. A different type of Medium session. I thought today deserves a Question and Answers session about the afterlife!

My mother and I are both Spiritual Mediums and for this interview, we opted to channel my brother, who is now in Spirit. Together, we decided to hold individual Spiritual Medium sessions with my brother, asking the same questions, in order to validate the answers we receive are from him and are accurate. Many Mediums find it difficult to read for themselves (channel a loved one) because we’re too close to the Spirit, we know everything making validation difficult, and the way we sense familiar spirits is fundamentally different from the way we sense unfamiliar spirits.

Every question asked was answered. After comparing notes, we found that each of our answers matched in both content but also pauses and hesitations.

 

Here are the Questions and Answers from our sessions with my brother:

Question: Do you sleep?

Answer: No. We do not need to sleep. However, there are periods for rest, meditation, and alone times.

 

Question: Do you eat?

Answer: (hesitation) We can eat if we want to.

 

Question: Does everyone have their own place to live?

Answer: (hesitation) We can if we want to.

 

Question: Are the streets made of gold?

Answer: (hesitation) If you want them to be.

 

Question: Are you happy?

Answer: (hesitation) Yes. Happiness that you can’t imagine. But I miss you.

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Do you have questions you want answered? Leave a comment below!

Medium Connection with Teenager Clarissa

When a loved one’s transition into Spirit is the result of suicide, many surviving family, friends, and community members are left with an endless list of burning questions. From the existential questions (Why? Did I miss the signs? Could I have done something? Am I to blame?) to the spiritual (Is there a heaven? Is my loved one going there?), the emotional burden of suicide survivorship can feel crushing and insurmountable.

Some suicide victims plan their suicide intricately weaving complex tales of deception. Others are motivated by a spur of the moment decision. Clarissa’s suicide falls into the second category and has a message for her loved one.

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There have been whispers around the why such a beautiful and bright girl with a future full of opportunities would choose to end her own life. Some of these whispers include blaming and shaming her family; they not only had to endure the loss of their child, but they felt ostracized from their community, from their church home, and from their closest friends. Clarissa wants everyone to know that she had a good life. She had an amazing family who loved her: a mother, a dad, and at least one brother. She was happy. They didn’t do anything wrong. There’s nothing they could have done to stop it because she didn’t openly contemplate suicide. No one could have known.

Why did she commit suicide? Clarissa was a teenager who was experiencing the double curse of teenage hormones and rejection simultaneously and these two emotions were so incredibly powerful, they felt devastating at the time. She retrieved a gun her parents kept in the house while everyone else was away, went into her bedroom, and shot herself.

At first, she wasn’t sure she would even pull the trigger. She wanted to make a statement. She was considering posting a selfie with the gun. It was going to be a cry for help. The object of her affection would see the impact his rejection had on her and he would want to save her. Then her anxiety crept up and she started fretting about how she would feel if no one tried to save her. Or worse – what if her classmates mocked her?

In retrospect, she says it was all, “so stupid.”

Not all suicide victims regret their suicide. For some tormented by untreatable illness, whether it be mental, physical, or spiritual, their suicides were an avenue for release and peace. They were able to finally transition into Spirit who isn’t weighed down by their unsolvable circumstances. However, many suicide victims experience significant regret.

Clarissa said she’s sorry. It was “impulsive, stupid, and hurtful.” She said it’s been hard to feel that veil of separation between her and her family. Of watching her brothers grow and mature. Watching her parents age with guilt lines. If she could have gone back and stopped herself, she would have.

Some decisions are decisions that change everything. That we must carry with us. Clarissa’s decision to take her own life is one that she thinks about a lot. As a result, she said that when her brother has a little girl, she has chosen to reincarnate. She misses her family, she’s sorry for the heartache she’s caused, and she wants to return to them their little girl.

It’s also important for them to realize that she’s okay now. She is happy. She’s doing well as a spirit. She just misses them too much to maintain her distance.

If you’re contemplating suicide, please reach out to friends, family, or the suicide hotline.

You can reach a suicide hotline using one of the numbers below. Original list can be found here.

Argentina: +5402234930430

Australia: 131114

Austria: 017133374

Belgium: 106

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05

Botswana: 3911270

Brazil: 212339191

Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)

Croatia: 014833888

Denmark: +4570201201

Egypt: 7621602

Estonia: 3726558088; in Russian 3726555688

Finland: 010 195 202

France: 0145394000

Germany: 08001810771

Holland: 09000767

Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000

Hungary: 116123

India: 8888817666

Ireland: +4408457909090

Italy: 800860022

Japan: +810352869090

Mexico: 5255102550

New Zealand: 045861048

Norway: +4781533300

Philippines: 028969191

Poland: 5270000

Portugal: 21 854 07 40/8 . 96 898 21 50

Russia: 0078202577577

Spain: 914590050

South Africa: 0514445691

Sweden: 46317112400

Switzerland: 143

United Kingdom: 08457909090

USA: 18002738255

Veterans’ Crisis Line: 1 800 273 8255/ text 838255

Medium Connection with “Uncle Joe” the Wise

“You can call me Uncle Joe,” he conveyed as he slid into my space. His energy was smooth and smoky. He smiled easily and he instantly put me at ease. Some energies are just like that. Warm. Friendly. Gentle. Smooth. Like basking on the front porch and watching the sunset. This was Uncle Joe.

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Uncle Joe is a natural story teller although the tools we use for communication and the amount of effort required to communicate make story arcs more difficult to express. As a psychic spiritual medium, I receive messages usually in the format of short visual clips (like a gif), some auditory representations, and sometimes as just a visual presentation of words or images. Together, with enough sustained effort, these sort of expressions join together and form many types of entertainment we already consume. However, communication with spirits is frequently more symbolic, and often the expressions do not layer.

For example, with Uncle Joe, he presented himself as an African American gentlemen between the age of 50 and 60. He displayed himself wearing a finely tailored tan suit. He looked regal, strong, yet calming in nature. Distinguished yet a tad ornery with a twinkle in his eye and a smile that would shine. Aside from the sway of swagger, no other sensations, words, or visuals accompanied him. The phrase “Joe” and “Uncle” arrived before the visual and left just as quickly. I’ve interpreted this to be a name he would like to be called. And so, Uncle Joe was acknowledged and invited to share my space.

Uncle Joe was a man of many words and a lot of guidance (this tends to happen when we transition into Spirit) but Joe felt like he has no one to really share them with. He lived alone. He never married although he said he found love with many beautiful women. He never had any children (that he knew of). He has siblings still among us and they’ve had children whom he loved and cared for but he was never close to them. That lifestyle just wasn’t for him.

As a result, these messages aren’t for anyone exclusively. He would like them shared with all.

Words of Wisdom: 

Uncle Joe passed away from a gunshot wound to the chest after quarreling with a friend over a woman. He wants you to understand a few things about this.

The first is about how the choices you make are the ones you will live with in this life and the next. Uncle Joe regrets not maintaining close friendships. And while he was never the type of settle down, he could have been a better uncle to his nieces and nephews. Spirits that make up his soul group on the other side still have connections with their loved ones, can guide and influence the lives of their loved ones, and leave messages behind. He realizes that the true cost of isolation and loneliness is something he carries with him. He doesn’t want you to make that same mistake.

Uncle Joe also wanted to convey that behavior attracts like behavior. The man who shot him was such a good friend, they considered each other brothers. However, they both were engaged in behavior that brought out each other’s jealousy, pettiness, and anger. Had Uncle Joe not been murdered, he might have just as easily become the murderer. Similarly, their behavior attracted women who also engaged in similar behavior. The end result is that their social circles reinforced the negative behavioral patterns that ultimately led to Joe’s untimely death and the ultimate imprisonment of his brother.

The third is that none of it really mattered. Joe thought he lived a good life. Sure, he got into some trouble but it was filled with many memories of women he still reminisces about. He doesn’t spend time dwelling over the petty arguments or even the betrayal of his friend (whom he has forgiven and still considers a brother). Joe wants you to go out and make memories that will keep you warm and happy in the next life.

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Impression of Names:

Joe

Significant Numbers:

50s

60s