Personality as Evidence
As I explained in this blog about Evidential Mediumship, personality traits are one method that Spirit uses to demonstrate their presence in a Spirit communication session. Spirit may convey joviality, frivolity, solemnity, brusqueness, frugality, or any other personality trait that the sitter might identify as connected to their loved one.
- If your loved one was taciturn or shy when she was alive, she may convey her presence by being uncommunicative with me, initially.
- If your loved one was a prankster or liked to joke with you, he may joke with me or make me laugh out loud for no apparent reason.
- If your loved one was stern, she may present herself as very formal and answer me in clipped responses.
- If your loved one was angry a lot, he may be abrupt or rude in his initial interaction with me.
Multiple Personality Spirits
However, once I have translated enough evidence and you (as the sitter) have validated enough of this evidence to determine that I am connected with your loved one, sometimes Spirit will morph into a different personality. Someone who always allowed her husband to speak for the two of them when they were both alive may become the spokesperson for the couple on the other side of the veil. Sometimes I’ll sense a dissonance between how the person “used to be” (when he/she had a body) and how the Spirit is presenting to me during a mediumship session. When this happens, I will state in my translation to the sitter something along the lines of, “I am sensing _________, but your loved one is making it clear this would have been out of character for him/her when you knew him/her on Earth.” Pay attention to these types of statements because these can provide both clear evidential information and also a comforting message or guidance which you may be seeking.
When the Evidence Doesn’t Fit
If, however, the medium provides you with personality-related evidence that does not fit your loved one, one of the following scenarios may be occurring:
- You may have misidentified the spirit that is present; OR
- You may not remember these personality traits of your loved one; OR
- The medium may be misinterpreting the information provided by Spirit; OR
- Several Spirits may be providing information simultaneously, and the medium may not realize that the individual evidence presented relates to multiple Spirits, instead of assigning all of the evidence to one Spirit.
Know Your Loved Ones
How can you improve your ability to validate or deny evidence that is presented more accurately?
- Think about your loved ones before your session.
- Think about with whom you’d like to communicate.
- Recall memories you have of your loved ones from your time on Earth together.
- Look at pictures of your loved ones to remind you of their appearance.
Open During Session, Discerning After
A mediumship session is not a spectator sport. Your engagement is going to raise the vibration of the exchange, which will net a clearer dialogue with Spirit. After a psychic medium session, it is not only acceptable, but it is prudent for you to evaluate all of the information a psychic or medium translated for you. However, DURING a Spirit communication session, it is important for you to be open to receiving any and all communication from Spirit.
DURING a Spirit Communication Session
- Be open to communicating with any Spirit who has a connection to you.
- Provide feedback to the medium regarding both information that is translated that makes sense to you and information that is translated that does not make sense to you.
AFTER a Spirit Communication Session
- Listen to a recording of your session and make notes.
- Consider how the evidence might apply to your loved ones. Use discernment to determine what translated information to keep / act upon and what evidence to discard as misinterpreted or information outside of your understanding (e.g., you didn’t know your grandfather, and there isn’t anyone still living who can validate his personality).
Make the most of a psychic medium session by preparing before, engaging during and reflecting after your session.