What is a Medium?
Mediums are ordinary people who have, through training, developed their natural abilities to enable them to communicate with the world of spirit.
There are three main types of mediumship, mental, physical and healing. The reason for so many forms of mediumship is because our friends in the spirit world will use whatever means they can to get through and help us to understand the truth of everlasting life.
Evidential Mediumship (Mental Mediumship)
Mental mediumship is by far the most common and falls into two categories, perception and control. First perception, in this the spirit communicator works through the medium’s mind and he is able to see, hear or sense, pictures, sounds or feelings. They will perceive them either subjectively or objectively. In the controlled state the medium will go into a trance, this will enable the spirit to speak through the medium or to do automatic writing.
Physical mediumship is now quite rare, possibly because it takes many years to develop. This is a more direct form of mediumship as everyone present will witness the same phenomena. Spirits can speak directly with their own voice or even materialise for all to see, objects can also be levitated and moved around the room with no visible means of support.
Many people have been successfully treated. Although no healer can guarantee results, it will usually alleviate suffering, ease a passing, and possibly effect a cure. Healing is not faith healing. If you think about it, babies or our pets cannot have faith, yet they can all benefit from healing.
There are many ways for a spirit to validate who they are to you, you being the person that is recieving the reading and desiring the contact. While some information may require validation after the reading with friends or other family members who are privy to the information given. Here are some examples of ways in which a spirit may try to validate who they are :
- Sometimes the medium will get the names very clearly or just the initial. Also the spirit’s personality traits may be described.
- Most spirits are willing to show how they passed to the medium .
- Often spirits will give important dates of reference to further validate themselves.
- They have been known to mention other family members. Sometimes calling them by name .
- They have also been known to mention a recent event, even possibly a small one, in your current life or other family members lives, to show awareness of the here and now and their spiritual presence at the event.
- They have been known to show past events.
- They have even been known show their favorite flower, book, song or any favorite objectg from their life or even yours.
Evidential Mediumship (Mental Mediumship)
Why would someone wish to communicate with their spirit loved ones? What does this accomplish, for them as well as for the loved ones in Spirit? Why would a spirit wish to “come back” and communicate to their earthly loved ones? What type of information does a spirit seek to impart to those of us on the Earth plane?
These are just a few of the questions which people ask when they consider mediumship and spirit communication. It all boils down to one basic question: Why should spirit in the body seek to establish communication with spirit out of the body, and vice versa? Let’s examine some of these questions.
Why seek spirit communication through a medium? Spirit communication helps bring together that which seems to have become separated and lost, through death, namely, love and interaction with our loved ones. We seek spirit communication because we want to know if our loved ones survived death. If so, where are they? And, are they the same people that we knew and loved while together on earth?
Mediumship answers all these concerns with a resounding YES. YES, our loved ones survive death. They go to a place not separated by distance, but by dimension. And YES, they survive, as we knew them on earth. The only thing they leave behind, through death, is the physical body and earthly treasures; everything else goes with them.
This, alone, gives tremendous comfort to the grieving. And, as wonderful as this revelation is, there is one even more wonderful: we, too, shall survive this elusive experience that we call death.
Our work with mediumship has shown us, clearly, that communicating with spirit loved ones can be a tremendous source of resolve, closure, and, especially, healing. How often have we seen loved ones, reaching across the doorway of life, in order to express how sorry they are for the errors of the past. This applies not only to those in the body, but in spirit as well. The opportunity to say “I’m sorry” can bring with it an amazing healing for all concerned.
Although death does not suddenly give us insight into all of life’s wonders and mysteries, it does change things. Spirit’s perceive things from a different perspective. The very fact that an individual awakens in spirit, alive and well, can be a most amazing revelation in itself. Thus, spirit’s are anxious to relate to their earthly loved ones what they have come to see and how they have changed since their passing.
In many ways, death can be likened to a journey. If you take a trip to a foreign land, or move away from those whom you love, what would be your first order of business, when arriving at your destination? Most of us would want to call home and let our loved ones know that we arrived safely. Thus it is the same with death. Spirit’s simply wishes to convey to us that they have made the journey and are OK. Mediumship can be the telephone line through which this communication takes place.
Finally, what would a spirit wish to communicate to us? Obviously, no one can make categorical statements, here, but just think about it for a while. If you were to die and were suddenly given an opportunity – perhaps the only one – to communicate to your earthly loved ones, what do you think you would want to say to them? Would you really want to give them your old address or telephone number? Would you really want to talk about money and romance? Would you not rather wish to convey who you REALLY are: the nature of your personality; your likes and dislikes; what motivated you in life; memories of things you did with your loved ones while on earth? In other words, would you not prefer to convey: “It’s really me; I am here with you; I am OK”?
This is precisely the difference between a medium and a psychic. A psychic can give names and addresses. But, only a medium – one who has touched and linked with the spirit of your loved one – can convey the true essence, love, and spirit of that person. It is this ability that bears witness to the greatest of evidence and comfort to someone who is grieving.
Thus, we have one of the most profound reasons why people seek genuine spirit communication. We also have one of the greatest sources of disappointment for people who visit mediums. It’s the difference between looking at a picture of your loved one and actually having your loved one there, sharing the experience of that picture with you. Mediums learn to understand this and also learn how to nurture sensitivity, not only to the vibrations of those in spirit, but to the reasons why a spirit seeks to communicate. This is the essence of mediumship.