Becoming a medium is one of the most wonderful things a person is called to do.
There is something about connecting with the Spirit world that is truly magical. It can leave you with a feeling of peace like no other.
It’s not only an inner peace, but also a physical sensation of peace, acceptance, and pure love.
Professional mediums will tell you how rewarding it is connecting people with their lost loved ones. And that is certainly true.
But there is something else about becoming a medium, too. It’s something that I didn’t realize until it happened to me. It’s something truly remarkable.
Today, I’m going to share with you about the day I knew becoming a medium was what I was supposed to do.
My First Experience as a Medium
If you are on the journey of becoming a medium, you may have realized by now that there are moments in your spiritual development that stand about above all others.
I’m talking about BIG moments that were game changers where something wonderfully profound happened.
Maybe it was an insight about yourself or your work, or an experience where your gifts were validated.
One of my BIG moments was my first experience with spirit communication. Even though this happened way back in 2001, I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was sitting on my couch one day watching my son play on the floor. My infant daughter was asleep in my arms. It was around 4:00 in the afternoon on a warm summer day. I remember feeling so much gratitude that day that both of my children were healthy (my daughter had been born 10 weeks premature the prior year and weighed under two pounds).
In addition to feeling thankful, I was also feeling excited. I had been having a lot of intuitive experiences and precognitive dreams since the birth of my daughter, and had been taking psychic development classes for almost a year. Everything about intuition and mediumship fascinated me, and I had a hunger to learn as much as I could!
As I sat in total contentment, I distinctly, and suddenly, heard a woman’s voice say the name, “John.” The voice was so soft and sweet that it didn’t frighten me at all, but it did SURPRISE me! I sat upright and listened carefully to see if I could hear it again. And without fail, the voice again said, “John.”
At that moment, I knew that someone from the Other Side was trying to CONNECT with me! I thought, Oh my Gosh! Is this really happening? I was so nervous that I was shaking! But I was also super EXCITED!
Since I was a complete newbie at this time, I didn’t know much about mediumship except for what I had practiced at my classes. I told myself to relax and do the “opening” exercise I had been taught where I imagined a flower opening up in my mind’s eye. This would help me “link” with the energy of the Spirit. Once I did that and took some deep breaths, things started to flow.
I didn’t hear the woman’s voice again, but I FELT her and I KNEW things about her. And I realized very quickly that this was the sister of my friend, John, who I had never met.
The interesting thing was that I felt like she was talking to me, but this time, instead of hearing her voice, I could hear her in MY voice, inside my own head, kind of like I was talking to myself (I later found out clairaudience usually works this way).
I laid my daughter down, grabbed a pen and paper, and wrote down everything that I felt, heard, and sensed. The experience lasted about 15 minutes.
Surprise! No One Told Me Becoming a Medium Would Feel Like This!
Once the spirit communication ended, I felt DIFFERENT, and it is so hard to put into words what I felt. The best way I can describe it is that I felt a sense of complete and utter peace.
It’s not a dramatization to say that, for the first time in my life, I felt a sense of awe. It was as if my entire being had been wrapped in love and this love was wholly UNCONDITIONAL. Just thinking about it now brings tears to my eyes.
This was a sense of peace that I had never, ever known before. I could feel it in my soul, but there was also a PHYSICAL sensation of PEACE in my solar plexus.
It was a knowing that I was CONNECTED to something much more Divine, and that not only had I connected with someone from spirit, but I too, was a spiritual being.
I remember going for a drive to the beach later that evening and sitting at a picnic table so I could be alone and revel in the feeling. The whole world was moving around me, but I was in my own world of pure bliss. I wanted the awestruck feeling to last forever.
It was dusk by this time, and as I sat absorbed in the feeling of unconditional love, watching the sun go down over the ocean, it was enchanting.
Asking My Mentor About My Experience
This feeling of awe started to fade after a few hours and and I could not wait until my next psychic development class to ask my teacher if what I experienced was normal.
At this time, I was taking a mediumship development class, and was fortunate to have the respected Rita Berkowitz as my mentor.
I had never heard anyone talk about anything like this before and I was a little shy about sharing it in front of the group, so I asked Rita in private before the class began. She smiled at me and said, “THAT is how you feel when you connect with Spirit. Pretty amazing, huh?”
Pretty amazing, indeed.
Each time I do a reading for a client, whether it’s a mediumship reading, intuitive reading, or Akashic Records reading, I experience this same feeling. Giving readings ALWAYS brings me a sense of peace and connection to the Divine like nothing else can.
Over the years, I’ve also learned how to consciously raise my vibration through things like meditation, journaling, and even lifestyle so that I can experience peace and a feeling of being connected to my soul.
Oh, and if you’re wondering if I told my friend about making a connection with his sister, I did. He was able to validate the information that came through during my experience and it was a very healing experience for him.
Now, fourteen years after that experience, I mentor people who want to develop their intuitive gifts. And when someone asks me to mentor them on becoming a medium, I smile and say, “You’re going to love it!”
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