It wasn’t until I contacted a medium for a personal reading that I learned of my own abilities.
Mediumship came into my life as a complete surprise. I did not see or talk to dead people as a child – and I was just fine with that! But since childhood, others have frequently told me that I was highly sensitive and empathetic to the multi-layered depths of people, situations, and life. I also grew up knowing that I had a highly developed intuition, and it served me well...when I paid attention.
It wasn’t until I contacted a medium for a personal reading that I learned of my own abilities. I now believe that we all have this innate ability to communicate through our consciousness and that some of us are called to develop it to serve others.
It started with my own grief and needs
I had thought about reaching out to a medium in hopes of connecting with my dad who died by suicide when I was 28 years old. There was no forewarning of the day that early morning call came, and the raw pain and complex questions left by his passing lingered in waves. I rode those waves for over 20 years before I was ready to contact a medium - so I understand when others are hesitant or have reservations!
In the end, I was guided to contact a local medium in Minneapolis, whom I read about in a book.
The reading with her, followed by readings with two other mediums, allowed me to connect with my dad and stepdad, who had passed two years earlier. I finally received some answers surrounding my dad’s suicide. Most importantly, I was given the gift of spending another hour with the two most important men in my life.
I had thought about reaching out to a medium in hopes of connecting with my dad who died by suicide when I was 28 years old.
The relationship with my dad has continued to grow, for him and me, and is stronger than it ever was while he was on earth.
I was so grateful I had taken this step and all the experiences with the three mediums were incredibly healing and loving. Mediums communicate with spirit in their own way and receive unique messages and pieces of evidence, so it was wonderful to experience the mix.
I’ve now learned how to clearly connect on my own, but have still talked with my dad through other mediums. Each time brings me even more insight, great healing, peace, and comfort. The relationship with my dad has continued to grow, for him and me, and is stronger than it ever was while he was on earth.
And so it begins
During that very first phone reading with the local medium I received one of the biggest surprises of my life. Just minutes into the conversation, she told me that I was also a medium. “Huh?!! Umm…no…no…I’m not.” I couldn’t fathom why she would say this.
She replied, “Yes, you are. You just don’t know it yet…and part of why you’re struggling is because you are not doing what you’re meant to. You’re not fully being yourself.”
Just minutes into the conversation, she told me that I was also a medium.
This idea of me being a medium was infused throughout the reading and both my dad and stepdad were encouraging me to look into it. These messages were combined with a lot of evidence about them and I had no question the medium was speaking with my loved ones. Neither of them would have believed in mediums while alive so I knew what they were telling me was significant.
Even though I’ve always believed there are those who can communicate with those in the spirit world, I also viewed them with a healthy dose of skepticism. It never occurred to me that I could, or should, do so myself!
I began to realize I could actually make these connections.
But I was intrigued by the possibilities. So being a professional researcher, I started doing a lot of researching! Then I took mediumship classes locally and also traveled to develop myself spiritually.
Wow, this is actually happening
I began to realize I could actually make these connections. I was talking to dead people and bringing through healing and love-filled messages! Who knew?! However, I had major reservations. People like me…your average Jill, I thought, don’t become mediums! Well, I discovered that yeah, some do - and I was.
Several other experienced and credible mediums also told me that I was indeed a medium. But I still had a hard time buying it. “Don’t you have to be born that way,” I asked?
As I met more mediums who also became aware of their abilities later in life, I learned there are those who know as children that they can see or talk with spirit and others are called to it as adults. Even so, it took me some time to accept this new aspect of my life and commit to it.
It was the grace-filled spiritual journey I began to experience through the process that allowed me to eventually own my abilities. I set out studying and developing as an evidential medium and have done so for the last several years.
It was the grace-filled spiritual journey I began to experience through the process that allowed me to eventually own my abilities.
I wanted to learn from the best of the best and with those whose values about mediumship are in sync with mine.
This is a big responsibility
Ethics and integrity in this work are very important to me. Spirit communication, in my opinion, is about helping others - not creating fear.
I wanted to learn from the best of the best and with those whose values about mediumship are in sync with mine. I took local and online classes from several people, including Carol Lowell, Leigh Hopkins, and Echo Bodine; studied with James Van Praagh when he held a class in Minneapolis; was mentored one-on-one by Troy Parkinson; and traveled to Lily Dale, NY to study in person with Janet Nohavec, Sharon Klingler, and Lisa Williams.
I have since moved on from corporate life. My hope and intent is to bring others the inspiration, healing, comfort, and peace that I experienced through receiving my own readings.
I also want to share what I’m learning on my spiritual journey and provide guidance. It is my greatest wish to help spread the awareness that there is a never-ending supply of support, love, and guidance available to each and every one of us through connections with higher consciousness. I hope that speaking about my path will help others.
It is an honor and profound gift to act as a conduit for people and spirit. I am deeply grateful.
May love and grace surround you,
It is my greatest wish to help spread the awareness that there is a never-ending supply of support, love, and guidance available to each and every one of us through connections with higher consciousness.