What is Mediumship?
Mediumship is the communication between a person on the Earth plane (a living person) with a soul or spirit in the ethers through a Medium.
A Medium is a person that has the ability to contact and communicate with souls that have passed on or spirits in the ethers.
How I communicate with those that passed.
Because no two people are the same, I use a mix of methods. My go-to method is to start with Tarot cards or a pendulum to open communication. This is because I am acquainted with these methods for identifying current circumstances and forecasts, thus I can easily differentiate whether it is really a soul or spirit communicating with me versus etheric messages.
My strongest ability when speaking with those on the other side is clairaudience, or the ability to hear messages from the ethers and those that have passed. I also use clairvoyance, or the ability to see messages and/or images. This often comes in the form of a loved one that's passed showing me an image of a particular place familiar to you, or through them showing me other imagery they use to describe things. Many souls or spirits reach a point where they're emotional and become tongue-tied, so imagery is used - instead of talking they point to something for me to look at that I can see. Often clairaudience and clairvoyance occur together, similar to observing a movie or television.
I also use clairsentience, or the ability to feel what the spirit or soul is feeling, including emotions. You may recognize the insertion of a laugh, or a suddenly serious intonation that I relay to you. The range of emotions is endless. I don't channel or allow the souls or spirits to take over my voice, movements, or words. Instead I relay what they say or do.
Finally, I use clairolfaction, or the ability to smell certain stimuli, such as perfumes, cooking, and other scents, although this occurrence is rare.
What I need from you to communicate with someone on the other side. (Make an "appointment" with them.)
This is my personal request: Please inform whoever you want to speak with about your session. Why? Because:
Just like you wouldn't throw a party for the guest of honor without inviting them, you shouldn't make an appointment with someone without letting them know a date and time to come.
I personally feel it's good manners to give a heads-up to someone on the other side if you want to communicate. It takes a great deal of energy from them to show up on demand.
Asking for someone on demand isn't always as easy as picking up a phone or sending a text and getting an immediate reply. Sometimes it takes them time, Given that we're on a clock for your reading, I prefer to make your time more economic and efficient for you.
Not all Mediums work the same. The great majority I know can and do call a soul or spirit on demand. If that appeals to you more than making an appointment with your loved one, I encourage you to go for what is most comfortable for you and what you think would also be most comfortable for your loved one.
How you can make an "appointment" with someone that's passed.
Everyone's circumstances are different. As such, I've listed different suggestions for you that have been the most successful to make connections, in my experience. These suggestions are not meant to be an exhaustive list or the be-all-end-all. If you have a different method, please feel free to go with what you feel is right with your loved one; however, please do not try for an on-demand presentation of your loved one. Every bullet point below is a different suggestion. Doing one is more than enough.
Generally, I advise to leave a written note for your loved on to see. This has been the most successful method in regards to a soul or spirit being present during the session with my clients. Keep the note very simple. Start with the name (formal, pet name, or nick name) of your loved on and say you want to talk to them. Include the date and time and who to meet with (me).
I made an appointment with Cindy Mckean for 12 PM Saturday, December 20th so I can speak with you. Please be there if you can.
It doesn't have to be that word-for-word. Write what comes natural, but include the time, date, and who they are supposed to look for (that's me).
Leave the note in a place in the house that was favored by your loved on, or in a spot where you feel your loved one's presence the most. Sometimes, just leaving it in the most lived area of the house, like the living room near the recliner chair or the side table near a bed is best. Where ever you choose to leave the note, make sure it's short, clear, and visible. Keep the note open (i.e. not a jewelry box, envelope, or folded closed). If you need to fold it just to prop it, that's fine, so long the wording can be clearly seen. If you live in a new home, or if you're somewhere other than where your loved one lived, leave it on a table of the most lived area of your home. This could be a light stand, side table, coffee table, etc. You can remove it anytime before we begin our reading, but leave it out for at least one overnight stay. You can place an item from your beloved on or near the note so it's more noticeable to them.
When you feel a presence and it feels safe or familiar, speak to it. A word of caution though: whatever higher power you believe in, call on that presence first. Whatever that higher power is to you: God, the Universe, Macrobes...make sure it is in the conversation with you as you address the presence you feel. This helps to protect you against imposter spirits and entities.
Pray, or do a routine you two both did together that you no longer do. If it was walking after a meal, or watching Jeopardy after work, or a weekly family or friends gathering, do that. Often, the routines we've had in life together tend to attract our loved ones.
Sometimes after a major life event, be it a birth, a new job, a change of residence, or a death can open communication directly with you and a specific loved one.
If you have your own specific method that works, use that instead.
Again, I will stress that different mediums use different methods, and if you prefer that method better, I encourage you to go for what is most comfortable for you and what you think would also be most comfortable for your loved one.
If you've read this page and booked and paid for a reading, the next step is me calling you at your scheduled time. Once we're on the phone, I will contact your loved one according to their name. Many times, I find that they show up a few minutes early before your appointment!
If you have questions for them, have your list ready. If you have something to say during your session to them, please feel free to say it - they hear you.
I suggest you book only 30 minutes for the first session. The reason for this is so we can establish enough time for contact and exchange. Thirty minutes goes by quickly, but it's also adequate time to receive the main points of information.
What if contact isn't made with my loved one?
Sometimes it happens that whoever you wanted to reach out to doesn't want to be in contact with this world. The most common reasons don't even need to be pointed out, such as terrible relations, bad history, etc. Sometimes it's because they are just not able to make it because they don't know how, they are "trapped", or they don't have the energy.
I once had contact with a young man who "showed up" instead of a much older man. His wife laughed and said it was just like her husband who was a highly ambitious businessman in life and would regularly delegate someone to attend events and meetings for him. There was another underlying fact there as well: according to her when he was alive, he was married to his business and she was more like filler just to show people he was married. She resented him for this, and he in turn resented her for what he perceived as her being ungrateful.
Usually though, when a strained relationship existed in real life, death changes people's perspectives and priorities. In other words, it's likely we'll hear from them if you ask them to be there.
In cases where no one* (see below for what "no one" means) shows up, you have one of three options:
In the first call, we'll know within the first 5 minutes within the start of the reading if someone has come. It's rare that no one at all shows up, though it occasionally happens that another person you're familiar with shows up. If there is still no connection at all to anyone familiar the second time, we will stop the reading 5 minutes in. You will receive a 50% refund. If that doesn't seem fair, please consider that we had to block two 30 minute sessions, and although they don't bear fruit, it's still time that was blocked off and used. Your 50% refund will be processed within 24 hours. Please note that if someone else you know shows up instead of the person you've invited, it still counts as contact. No one means literally no one is around.
We can shift and do a regular reading instead. (No refund, for I would have still provided you with time and service.) You can choose Tarot or Astrology. We can do it on the spot or schedule for another time.
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We end the reading on the spot (i.e. we end the phone call on or before 5 minutes from when I start to tap in) and no need to feel obliged to reschedule or get a substitute reading. In this case, I will refund everything but $10.oo for the slot. This covers the processing fee for refunds ($5.00), plus the prep I used for the reading, and my time trying to connect (really, together that's slightly more than $10.00, but I'm not going to split hairs). In this case, please understand that if we go beyond 5 minutes, I will prorate your refund and round up to the nearest minute counting up. It's only fair in my opinion, but if you don't feel it's fair, there is no obligation to book with me from your end. I don't mean to sound cold or rude, but unfortunately when I've waived fees in the past, clients misunderstood this meant I give unlimited time & services away for free.
* Please note, that "no one" means just that - that no one or no spirit shows up at all. In the case of the woman who's husband sent a young man (synopsis above), someone showed up, it counted as contact. Sometimes we ask for a sister and a grandmother comes instead. Sometimes a lonely stranger comes. If you don't want to continue with whoever showing up chatting with you, then I urge you to think twice about booking. I'm not in control of who is willing to talk or what they will say.
Again, if you feel this is too risky financially, there are other Mediums there that approach speaking to spirits very differently than my way. I don't have recommendations, but personally, I don't know of anyone that, in the worst case scenario, offers the option of two attempts and a 50% refund if contact can't be made with anyone at all. If you find someone willing to match this policy, and you're more comfortable going with them for whatever reason, I'm on your side with that.
These are the basics for Mediumship readings. If you'd like to know what to expect during your reading, click here.
Blessings, peace, love, and light.
A Final But Important Message:
Being in the abode of the soul after this life is painful for some that have crossed over and their sensitivity is heightened beyond our mortal comprehension. If you want to make contact with your loved one through me, here are some other tips:
Because 30 minutes goes fast, please limit your request to no more than two people (though one person is preferred).
Keep your appointment with them or at least give them enough notice (at least a night's notice). It's heart wrenching for a soul to show up to no one because they didn't get the notice that their "invite" was cancelled.
Don't expect anyone to show up "on demand". While this can happen at psychic fairs and occasionally on demand, it takes a great deal for them to show up on short notice. Energy in the afterlife is different from energy in this world.
I do not recommend that you book this kind of reading as a surprise for someone else. If you book for someone else, please get them involved. I've found surprise readings that aim for one person ends up with another.
It really goes without saying that I can't pass on foul messages to those that have passed.
Please don't ask me to reach out to "enemy" souls or spirits. I empathize with you but it opens doors that are closed for good reasons.