A Mediumship State of the Union, from Yours Truly -
Amanda linette Meder
My name is Amanda Linette Meder and if this is the first time you are landing on my website,
Let me introduce myself.
I'm a psychic medium who connects with other mediums.
I live in Pennsylvania with my long-term partner and my dog.
I enjoy limes in my water, delivery sushi, and long walks on the trail, among other things.
For the past several years, my work has been shifting
From primarily offering readings to those who are grieving, to counseling, training and coaching the very people who are offering those readings - the mediums themselves.
For this reason, I often consider myself the medium for mediums.
And one of the things you learn at the very start of being a medium, is that it's always important to pay attention to the overlying themes and concepts that repeatedly come up in your own life and readings - because these patterns hold messages, for you.
Reoccurring patterns, messages and instructions given from Spirit to your clients, over time, can represent universal shifts occurring in the global ecosystem of the field or era of life you are working in. They can represent ideas for books, provide insight into what's needed in the marketplace, and help you identify your target niche.
In my niche -
Evidence of a Global Shift has begun to come forward
from old wave to Something Called new wave mediumship
New wave mediumship defined simply: channeling spirit outside of the conventional box
Mediumship is moving away from the old definitions of what it has previously meant to be and be labeled as a medium, such as:
- The mandatory offering of readings
- The obligation of talking to dead people for other people and having that be the only definition of a "real" medium
- And the expectation of working for the public for free, low-cost or no cost
Mediumship is moving away from these traditional exceptions and moving into a broader, more encompassing definition, that includes angel channeling, inspired writing, creative art and paintings, and so much more.
these are the signs you're a new wave medium:
- The messages in your private sessions are starting to form into universal themes that can and will be valuable to larger audiences.
- You are guided to share your messages more publicly via speaking, writing, blogging and vblogging.
- You enjoy your private appointments less than you used to - meaning, you're being guided to move away from private message delivery.
- You are considering diversifying your income away from the traditional 'readings platform model' - meaning, this model has stopped working for you and you're now looking for other avenues of income.
The definition of medium is rapidly changing from "person who talks to the dead in private" to "person who channels a divine source of knowledge . . . in any format."
When did the new wave movement begin?
Transitions to new ways of being often happen over a period of decades.
The validation of seeing their peers (fellow mediums) on television shows, called forward a vast array of mediums-in-hiding to embrace their gifts and start using them publicly. Because so many mediums began coming forward all at once then, this created a niching-effect, where mediums naturally began to diversify and distinguish themselves from each other. Hence, the moving away from traditional models thing I talked about.
Then, a huge industry boom and diversification occurred in 2015 - which I've already talked about in a post - and the new shift is now in full swing.
With more and more mediums jumping on board each day, there now is a plentitude of resources available online to keep this movement going for the foreseeable future. Go us!
Here are a few examples of new wave mediums:
Below you will find a list of mediums who are currently stepping out of society's mold and labeling of what it means to be a medium, and they are forging their own path.
Visit each of these links and, prepare to be inspired ~
Chayla Baer, captivated heart
Chayla is a platform medium who uses writing as her main tool of delivering spiritual inspiration. She takes the healing power that readings can provide, and converts them into a universal platform the entire public can enjoy-
Nancy Brown - under the raven moon
Everyday intuitive, Nancy Brown, sheds insight on how a relationship with the Spirit World works in every day life. From crazy cat situations to waking up in the middle of the night, she debunks and breaks down in the most entertaining way -
Diane Fraser - atelier du coeur
Diane Fraser, dueling as a spiritual writer and a cosmic coach, has a foundation rooted in behavioral health. Offering a wide array of sessions, including those geared towards parents of psychic children. Her Sun and Moon meditation is my fave -
Rebecca Gibson - rebecca gibson
Rebecca is an AU based psychic medium and she helps women shift their mindsets and cultivate a transformational assertiveness in their lives. She offers coaching sessions featuring direct messages from your Spirit Guides. Get into gear now -
Sara Monk - awakened soul perspective
A spiritual blogger and online activist for spiritual health, her articles provide both a fresh insight on spiritual practices for every day life and a new face to what it means to be a medium. Visit her site now -
All of the listed above are mediums manifesting their gifts in outside of the box ways.
Most new wave mediums are writers
I know, I know. I knnnnooowww what you are going to say.
Traditionally, if you're a medium, you've made most of your income off of your readings - the bread and butter of the psychic. While the psychic, healing and mediumship traditions have near guaranteed that our work is one-on-one service based, for hundreds, if not thousands of years - it's time to change that.
Money is the #1 concern when I talk to psychic mediums about diversifying and doing more spirit path based work and less, "but the public expects this from me," work.
Writing what you receive from Spirit, in a public format, is just as useful if not MORE useful than speaking it, in a private format. You're still being a medium when you write, especially when you write when you're feelin' it (the energy, that is). When Spirit is guiding your work, there's no way it's not mediumship coming into the tangible.
Back to the story.
The key to making money in writing is making your work more visible.
The more foot traffic your work receives, the more chances you have to receive payment for the written works you've put together in bigger packages (such as books or ebooks) or to get sponsorship on your blog.
Most blog sponsorships start at 20,000 monthly pageviews. Whoa, right? Whoa. Even if your website is currently getting only 800 pageviews a month, 2,000 if you're lucky, you can boost your numbers in no time at all with a little something called Share Code.
Look to the side of this page if you're reading on a full sized computer and look down if you're reading on a phone - see those cute little colorful buttons? They're my secret weapon. Adding them to my website was FREE and they've boosted by visibility from 800 pageviews/month to over 700,000 pageviews/month . . . in less than a year. You can find a ton of content amplification softwares online (that's what share code is) or I offer mine up for dibs in my easy-peasy Marketing for Mediums eCourse.
Once your website is getting more circulation and foot traffic, that's when you can seek out sponsorships (benign advertisements in the sidebar that will help foot the bill of your transition) or start selling eBooks or actual books and have people actually buy them and so on. Make that money! Be abundant, medium - it's okay. You can still be humble and be you. Remember, money is just energy and the more energy you gain as you grow, the more money is bound to come back your way.
they're Transitioning out of the old labels
Most of the new mediums you see around aren't blatantly calling themselves mediums.
Their titles, rather are growing more unique and have a softer, more fluid feel:
intuitive counselor, spiritual coach, energy healer, angel channel
The word psychic medium creates an old fashioned stigma. The woman who sits being a clothed table in the back of the street store and gives readings to whoever sits down at their table. She wears a headscarf, has a crystal ball, and will work with anyone who comes in off the street.
New wave mediums are much more selective than this old image leads many to believe.
They filter their clients to ensure the best interactions for everyone involved - including themselves.
They don't work with clients who disrespect, shame or joke about their services. They don't consider their services a form of entertainment. And they don't always offer public readings - no, not even for a price.
New wave mediums are much more careful about who they allow into their energy and when - as they know they need to be. Their energy, their emotional state and their health and wellbeing is so sensitive that it can become affected by anything or anyone that enters their energy field.
Many of the new wave mediums of today are transitioning out of 9 to 5 jobs and launching into their careers full time. Most are moguling it by themselves. They're not waiting for someone to offer them a book deal or for that television call - they're diving in, creating and shifting the very world we live in - on their own.
How to become a new wave medium:
I've got news for you. If you're reading this post and you consider yourself a psychic medium - no matter what public or professional term you may use - you're in! I asked my guides to put this post before anyone who needed to see it and anyone who needed to be initiated. So, there.
To further initiate yourself, make sure you read my post last week on energy cleansing to step into your new energetic shoes. Then, have no fear.
Change your offerings.
Sell out an eBook.
Do whatever your Spirit Guides tell you to do and do not wait for someone to give you permission or tap you on the head with a magic wand to anoint you by telling you, you, my dear have special gifts.
You already know you have gifts! That's why you've read this article as far down as you have. Your soul is soaking in these very words I write, because you know them to be true on a soul level.
There is no time better than now to go forth.
With a community supporting you - both directly and indirectly - it's fertile time to dive in.
To connect with a greater community of new wave mediums or access to transition plans that'll help you either leave your job and give readings or leave readings and start writing, join my membership program. It's growing every day and super fun!
And to end, an old blessing, as we continue on this ever-unfolding journey together,
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
And may the sun shine warm upon your face -
Amanda Linette Meder is a psychic medium with over 10 years of teaching experience in the natural sciences. She now applies those abilities to her work demystifying the spirit world for fellow mediums.
She has a Masters Degree in Horticulture and when she's not channeling Spirits or teaching others how to do the same, you can find her in the woods, photographing plants, chipmunks and her favorite, the red-bellied woodpecker. Learn more about Amanda >>>