In our experience, people who are psychic mediums or clients of psychic mediums generally fall into one of two categories:
1) Individuals who have always believed in communication with spirit, or
2) Individuals who currently believe in spirit communication, but haven’t always held this belief.
Individuals in Second Category
Generally, this secondary category of individuals have chosen to diverge from a prior belief system that had no awareness of life after death or discounted spirit communication as a tool for charlatans or “whack jobs” for at least part of their lives. As a new belief system for this group of people, it is frequently tested by confrontations with non-believers, conformance with societal norms, a life-time of ingrained beliefs that are contrary to a belief system that encompasses spirit communication, or religious teachings.
Some of these issues are interwoven of course, but for an individual who believes in God, religious teachings tend to be the most prominent impediment to believing that spirit communication is possible and not related to the devil. Therefore I want to focus on that aspect in today’s blog.
My Personal Caveat
Before I proceed, I want to make clear that I am in no way professing that my belief system of spirit communication is the only “right” way to think and if you disagree with me, you are “wrong”. Instead, I want to provide a counterpoint for you to consider, if you are struggling with this topic. I encourage research and self-discovery for you to arrive at your personal beliefs surrounding this topic.
The Bible Says…
Let’s start by agreeing there are numerous unflattering references to psychics and mediums in the Bible, including references to false prophets and satan. One concern expressed by individuals who are curious about psychic mediumship is how to be “safe” and how to know if communication is occurring with an entity of the light or a dark entity (aka good vs. evil). Like all the professional psychics and mediums we are familiar with, Kent and I do a form of protection and prayer prior to a session to ensure we connect with “high vibration” spirits.
Additionally, it is important to note that although television and movies have portrayed that a spirit can be scary and is in control of the communication, this is simply not the case. Spirits have a general “code of conduct” to which they choose to adhere, which disallows unwanted communication or contact of any kind. Lastly, you should always invoke your logical mind when interacting with spirit. Spirit of the light would never communicate something that would cause you harm. If you receive a communication that is dark and question how this guidance could possibly benefit you, I encourage you to not only question the message but also question the messenger. Use your logical mind to ascertain if you have received valid information or not.
…but the Bible ALSO Says…
I find it ironic that there are numerous references to angels speaking directly to people in the Bible (e.g., Angel Gabriel speaking to Mary (mother of Jesus) Luke 1:26-38, the angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush Exodus 3:2), and this is accepted by the faithful without question. Yet the idea that someone in our modern day world could communicate with angels or dead loved ones is seen by many religions to be heresy.
I agree with what Bob Olson recommends in this video. He indicates that compelling evidence of life after death is derived from personal experience vs. just believing what others share with you.
What are YOUR thoughts about life after death? Do you feel religion and psychic mediumship are complementary or contradictory?