I don’t always light a candle when doing a reading. But for this one, I was drawn to doing so. The candle I lit was a very special one. It was a gift from our wedding, a beautiful ornate beeswax candle that I used to help guide my child’s spirit to me in the weeks before he was born. I didn’t give it much thought; I just lit it and proceeded.
It was a very special reading, for an old friend I hadn’t been very connected with over the past 10 years or so. His dad had died several years before and recently when I saw him at a birthday party, I could feel his dad reach out, wanting to connect, so I offered to help. Three months later, my friend, we’ll call him James, reached out, ready for a reading.
His dad was immediately present and I imagine that because I knew him, and because of his personality, ability to merge with my energy and desire to come through, I felt him almost closer to me than any spirit I had felt before. He didn’t come through with evidence; he immediately stepped aside and allowed James’s grandmothers to come through with evidence. After several images and feelings, a piano came to mind, and the vision of where it was in James’s mother’s house, which was correct. It felt as though there were possibly pictures there, and like there was a beam of light above the piano, and I got the sense that maybe his dad hung out there. James said that they had made an alter there for him after he had died and that he would check with his mom to see if there was something significant there now.
Then there was some energy work that James was ready for. He smoked cigarettes and I felt he was ready to move away from this in his life, which was right. There was an ability to offer some energy work to disconnect the habit from his energy system, so we worked on that as well. There were lots of other lovely connections and details that came in the reading.
When I checked in with his dad in the end again, asking if there were any messages or anything he’d like to show James, I got the sense that he was communicating that he didn’t need to prove anything, that James could feel him and knew he was there. I remained silent, feeling that I needed to allow space for something. His dad then brought forward the most beautiful glowing essence of a child. It was so powerful and incredible, it nearly knocked my socks off. I couldn’t contain the love, and tears started rolling down my cheeks. I told James all of this, and how his dad was essentially looking after, loving, holding space for and nurturing this little being.
As it turns out, James’s fiancé is 12 weeks pregnant, which he told me after several sweet layers of this message came through. I have seen spirit babies before in readings, but this one was so powerful and so present and clear. It was strong and beautiful and I believe that one reason I connected so clearly to it was because James’s dad was assisting in sharing this very special energy with us.
I only realized as I went into the living room this morning and saw that candle sitting on the table, that it must have played a special role in helping to connect with that beautiful spirit baby, especially after all the energy and intention I had put through that candle to bring mine to me.
"The mediumship will rise and take over. You know
what I'm talking about, don't you."
That’s what world-renowned British medium Mavis Pittilla said to me recently during a gallery reading at Spirit Camp on Washington’s beautiful Hood Canal.
It was somewhat of a miracle that I could even attend the mediumship retreat that preceded her reading. I was breast-feeding my seven-month-old baby, and I live 150 miles away. But the magic of the Spirit world seemed to align all the logistics perfectly, and I had just spent 3 exhilarating days immersed in the work of expanding my psychic gifts.
That night at the gallery reading, there was a crowd of about 150, most of them mediums from all over the world. I amazingly got a seat in the center of the second row after almost everyone was already seated. About half way through her demonstration, I realized I should record it to review later. Shortly after I pressed “Record” on my phone, she came to me with strong and accurate messages. Astounding.
It was this reading she did for me, and my experiences over the past year doing reading after reading and witnessing people’s lives change as a result, that guided me to make the choice to focus entirely on this work. It seems I don’t really have much of a say in the matter anyway. The mediumship is in fact, rising and taking over. And I’m happy to oblige.
I’ve decided to start this blog to share stories and lessons that come through from the readings that I do. There is healing, love and learning for everyone in them. I promise to be honest, and to be a channel for spirit, and I’ll do my best to be interesting. And don’t worry. I won’t share your story unless I get your permission first.
Here we go! Let’s see what unfolds…