Mediumship: 4 Steps to Spirit Communication
Mediumship is an amazing intuitive gift, but when you first start communicating with spirits, it might feel like:
- You have no control over your ability
- You’re imagining it (or wondering if you really are a medium!)
- Your readings don’t “flow”
- You have too many spirits trying to come through at once, and can’t sort it all out
On top of that, you may also be dealing with the nerves that come along with being a beginner psychic medium.
Believe me, I understand!
I often couldn’t figure out which spirit was giving which information. At times, I’d have several spirits sending me information at once; I felt like a waitress working in a busy restaurant with everyone wanting my help at the same time.
But then I learned how to organize my mediumship using the CERT Method. Using this simple method, I gained control over my readings, and greater clarity.
Now, I’m here to help you along your journey by teaching you the CERT method for spirit communication.
CERT Mediumship Method
The CERT method is easy to learn, and organizes your mediumship into four parts:
- Relaying the Message
- Tying it Up
Let’s take a look at each of these areas in detail.
Start practicing this technique on friends or using some photos of ancestors to get the hang of it. It takes a little practice to get used to, but the more you use this method, the easier it gets.
(Remember to get centered and set the intention for the highest and best good before starting a reading. Read: The Question You Need to Ask ALL of Your Clients)
When you go to a doctor’s office for the first time, a staff member usually hands you some forms asking for basic information such as your name, address, and date of birth.
Establishing the “basics” about a spirit is a great way to start off a mediumship reading, too!
- To begin, center yourself and link in with spirit.
- Then, focus on their characteristics. How do you do that? Ask them.
Spirit communication is a form of communication between you and those in the spiritual realm. Learning to ask them questions and receive their answers will give a voice to those in spirit, and comfort those people you help.
Characteristics in mediumship readings are going to be things such as:
- Hair color and style
- Approximate age
- Personality (in my opinion, this is the most important characteristic)
- Body type (short, tall, lean, heavy)
I see a tall, lean man. He’s about six feet tall with curly brown hair, and it seems he was always the “life of the party”!
Once you have validated a few characteristics, focus on step 2: evidence.
Evidence in a mediumship reading is important. People want to know that you’re talking about their loved one with curly brown hair that was the life of the party — not just any spirit that fits the bill.
Evidence can be any of the following:
- How a person passed away
- Their name and/or names of their family members
- How many children they had
- What type of work they did
- What types of foods they liked to eat
- Things they experienced in their life
- Specific words or phrases they used to say (One of my clients was so happy when her mom used the word “shenanigans” during a reading. Her mom used that word all the time when she was living.)
- Anything unique about the person, such as: Coin collector, a butterfly tattoo on their lower back, loved the band Journey, etc.
Tip: You don’t have to communicate out loud — spirt communication is telepathic.
It takes a little practice, but getting used to communicating with spirit in this way will help your readings flow.
3. Relaying the Message
The third step in the CERT method is relaying the message.
Everything we discussed so far is part of being an ethical spiritual medium. That said, the most important thing to do in a reading is to pass along a message from spirit.
As we discussed, characteristics help people feel validated that you have connected with their loved one, and evidence helps strengthen this.
But relaying a message is what mediumship is truly about — giving a voice to those in the spiritual realm.
Every reading must contain a message; it’s the heart of the reading.
Once you practice and learn CERT, you’ll have a good, strong link to spirit and will be able to get messages that help your clients find comfort.
Messages can be heartfelt, have depth, and even be funny.
So, ask spirit things like:
- What do you want your loved one to know?
- What message do you have for your loved one(s)?
Here are two short, heartwarming messages I’ve received during readings:
- “Say hi to Bobo!” (the family dog)
- “Mom, please don’t worry. I was pulled out of my body before I was thrown out of the car. I didn’t feel any pain. I’m OK.”
And here are two funny messages that came from spirits with big personalities:
- “Tell my mom I know she found the magazines in my room.” (The mom burst out laughing and said “Yep! My son was never embarrassed about anything!”)
- “Remember the joke about the cucumber?” (One lady on the other side said this to her elderly sister. I have no idea what the message was about, but my client laughed and said, “That’s my sister!”)
Once you’ve passed along a message, it’s time to tie up loose ends and end the reading.
4. Tying it Up
Tying it up is easy. If you’re giving a one-hour reading, start winding down 5-10 minutes before the end of your session:
- Check in with your client to see if they have any final questions or concerns. Then, take a moment to make sure they don’t feel confused about anything.
- Check in with spirit to receive any final messages they may have.
Remember, you want your clients to feel as though they’ve just had a visit with their loved one(s) in heaven.
When the session is over, end with your “signature sign-off”. You might like to say something like:
- I leave you with the blessings of spirit
- I leave you with all the love from spirit
Or say whatever feels comfortable for you.
I start winding down a few minutes before the end of my readings and let people know that our session feels complete. Then, I ask if they feel complete as well or have any final thoughts.
Last, I remind people to drink a lot of water and usually (because I like to talk!) take a few minutes making general chit-chat. For me, this feels really good in my heart.
I hope you find the CERT method helpful, and that it helps organize your mediumship.