There are basically three groups of spirits with whom I communicate in my work as a medium:
- dead loved ones (e.g., people, animals)
- spirit guides (e.g., ancestral people, animals, fairies)
- angels (e.g., arch-, guardian)
Connecting with Dead Loved Ones
Connecting with a loved one who has passed can be very comforting and healing. When I was grieving deeply, I felt a definite shift in my energy after I received evidential information that confirmed without a doubt that the medium had connected with my loved one. In my opinion, the primary reason to focus on one spirit is to provide proof of continuation of life through evidence and communicate with that spirit about their life and your relationship with that person.
Communicating with Dead Loved Ones
Sometimes, as I’ve written in this blog, the message from your loved one may not be a message in the traditional sense, but rather a description or explanation that proves their continued existence and their continued connection to you. After their existence is well established, your loved one might have a lot to communicate. In most cases, (remember spirit has free will just like you and me!), your dead loved ones are eager to answer any questions you might have about how they died, what they do on the other side, or choices made by your loved one. You may also want to request or receive forgiveness or just communicate with your loved one in a similar manner as you did when they were incarnate.
Receiving Guidance from Angels and Spirit Guides
Spirit guides and Angels comprise the other two groups of spirits I generally work with in a mediumship session. I typically work with one or both of these groups when a client desires to solicit guidance from their spiritual team. Your spiritual team might include loved ones who have passed as well as Angels and spirit guides. When guidance from spirit is required, I generally invite the client’s entire spiritual team to be present, and allow the most appropriate spirit to answer the questions posed by the client. In the guidance realm, I prefer to work with your entire spiritual team instead of focusing on one spirit because the entire team is focused on your highest and best purpose.
Spirit Communication Chorus
One of the fascinating aspects of spirit communication is that I can receive multiple messages from several spirits simultaneously. For example:
Your guardian angel might provide images to me clairvoyantly, while a career guide might be chiming in with key words clairaudiently and another guide might be trying to convey another message to me clairsentiently.
In some respects, it’s like a chorus of information being directed at me. All of the information I’m receiving should be germane to the topic at hand, but once in a while, a spirit will go off topic.
Individual Spirit Communication
As I mentioned, for the most part, I invite in your entire spiritual team. My perspective is that guidance about your personal, individual life, can (and I feel should) come from a lot of different spirits (e.g., loved ones, Angels, guides) as well as your higher self. Sometimes it does get narrowed down to one spirit guide or a guardian angel providing guidance, but I would caution against too much reliance on one loved one in spirit providing specific guidance about your life. However, sometimes, a client desires to just speak with a specific angel or guide, in which case, the client’s guidance requests will be directed solely to this one spirit. Although directed toward one spirit to be the spokesperson, my perspective is that even though the questions might be funneled through one spirit, that one spirit may draw upon the other members of your spiritual team, if appropriate.
Relationships with Loved Ones in Spirit
Keep in mind that even though a loved one may have been a confidant on this earth, their death created a change in the relationship. Now, your communication with your loved one is filtered through a medium or translated by you if you communicate with your loved one directly. Just as your loved one wouldn’t have been the best person to provide guidance in EVERY aspect of your life when living, my perspective is that I want to draw upon a wider realm of beings for personal guidance from the spirit realm.
Spiritual Team Collaboration
To exemplify how your spiritual team works together to provide you with comprehensive information, I offer this example:
One of the spirits we work with (Erik Medhus) loves to talk about aliens. Maitland loves to talk about animals. Therefore, if I have an alien question, Erik is probably going to answer, but if I have an animal question, Maitland (or an animal) is probably going to answer.
I don’t really worry about where the answer comes from at that point, because, as I explained above, sometimes more than one spirit is communicating simultaneously to provide the best response, anyway. I’ve set the intention of highest and best purpose, so I know that it is. However, if the sitter needs to be comforted that mom is present, then I will focus all my energy on communicating only with mom.
For me, it really depends on the client’s session goals.