There are many rivers that lead to the same ocean.
And there is no one path to mediumship or to becoming a professional medium.
It can happen after several years of hard, focused study, or it can come after a spontaneous spiritual experience in your bedroom, followed by a spiritual awakening.
Learning mediumship is very similar to learning a new language.
Some say, it is a re-learning of the original language of all souls - the Language of Spirit. And while you may already be proficient in both Spanish and English, it does take training to become a proficient professional translator.
Becoming a professional medium is becoming a translator for the Spirit world. They’re so similar, in fact, that when people ask me what my profession is on an airplane - I often tell them that's what I do.
8 Steps to Professional Mediumship
1. learn about mediumship in all aspects
To fully embrace your abilities to connect with Spirit, begin to learn about the practice of mediumship by checking out my reading list here.
Learn about the history, learn about the paths and experiences of other mediums and learn about how mediumship is actually done and performed. This may mean that you eventually take a mediumship class, not simply to improve your abilities, but to nail down the professional process of translating.
2. learn about your intuitive abilities
Next, begin to identify your strongest spiritual communicator strengths.
These are your intuitive abilities and we all have them.
Generally, we each have one intuitive ability that is strongest and Spirit will often begin to communicate with us through this ability. For example, if you are clairsentient, you’ll start to sense the presence of those in Spirit - including their thoughts, emotions and messages. When you begin connecting with your strongest sense feet forward, you’ll get the best results. And then from there, you can begin to practice opening up and expanding into your other intuitive abilities.
3. Book an appointment with an actual medium
In mediumship, you really do have to see how it’s done - and not just on television. If you plan to make this into your profession, see a professional and observe how they ‘do it’.
When you develop your own practice, you’ll be able to draw on this (or these) appointments to frame your own work. If you do see a medium and no special mention is made of your intuitive abilities, that’s no indication of whether or not you have them - 1,000 things could be covered in a single reading!
4. Decide which type of mediumship you're called to do
There’s many different kinds of mediumship.
There’s Angelic Mediumship, Spirit Guide Mediumship, Channeling, Healing Mediumship and Physical Mediumship. Learn about these and figure out which most resonates with you. You don’t have to be a dead person medium to be a ‘real medium’, all you have to do is bring through healing and loving messages from the Divine.
5. Decide through which modality you will use to connect
On top of that, there are different modalities through which Spiritual Communication is the weaving, linking thread.
There’s Reiki, Tarot Card, Oracle Cards, Shamanism, Energy Healing, Distance Readings, Live Readings, Stage Readings, Channelled Writings, Music Inspired by Spirit, Physical Art such as Painting and even Teaching and Coaching (in many forms). Mediums can be mediums in so many settings and with so many tools aside from the message channeling in the reading room.
6. Learn how to give readings
There’s definitely a structure on the best process of how to deliver a message from the Other Side.
Even if you've got born talent, someone's got to teach you the plays. By learning the steps to giving a reading (I teach those in my How-To Guide: Give Readings You Can Sell), you'll not only to give the best reading possible, but you'll get the clearest and most easy to understand messages possible for those you are translating for.
Many mediums, including myself, teach the reading structure and best practices, as do many other intuitive practitioners, for their own fields.
7. Practice, practice, practice
Being a professional means having dedication, care and a commitment to ever growing improvement.
When I worked as a teacher, a researcher and even an environmentalist, we had continuing education hours that we needed to complete - to show commitment to our own growth and path. Being a professional isn’t just about turning on the open sign and walking away from the door. It’s about growing, learning and being the best that you can be in the most committed way possible. Practice meditating, practice connecting, practice grounding, practice clearing and practice learning new modalities.
The more you practice, the better you’ll become and the more fully and completely you can give to others.
8. exchange money for your services
The minute you start asking for people to exchange value for your services, you’re starting a business. Many mediums charge for their services, because it takes time, practice, knowledge and effort to deliver a quality product. Mediumship is a valued service that offers healing, comfort and connection and while a gift that you offer to the world, does take a considerable about of energy, time and investment on your part to offer that gift. So, you can ask for value in exchange for that and not feel ashamed of it.
To learn more about how to market your business and your abilities, check out this eCourse.
Once you honed your abilities to the point where you can charge for your services, you’re a real professional.
Amanda Linette Meder