Becoming a medium is a fast track journey to your soul’s growth.
"Medium" is the job of connecting the Spirit World to people in the physical world. There are many amazing elements about this job.
You meet your own Spirit team.
You learn the vastness of your abilities. And you learn about your limitations.
You are inspired by the beauty of the universe. And you are broken by the sadness of death.
You learn about what is really important in life. And you are also asked to let go of all that is not.
You learn who your friends are. And you also learn who they aren’t.
Learning to use and identify your abilities to become a medium is not just about bringing through Guides, Angels and Loved Ones for healing messages.
It’s about your own healing, too.
Mediumship is a lifestyle choice - and it’s not for everyone.
If you are thinking about becoming a medium in the traditional sense (giving readings), or you know someone who is, read this post before starting.
The messages delivered readings are often dual messages for you.
Spirits are a tricky bunch. When they want to teach you a lesson, they’ll often bring that lesson through to you via other people. And if you’re a medium, the majority of “other people” you will meet are your clients. Your Spirits will bring you clients that have experienced, or are experiencing, similar life challenges.
If you aren’t willing to hear the hard truth about your own life, you may not want to put yourself in a place to deliver it to others. Spirit will bring through messages for someone else - that are also lessons for you. And they will keep doing it until the message has been heard loud and clear.
People will tell you that you’re wrong.
Not all the feedback that you receive will be glowing. Many times it is, but sometimes it’s not. Not everyone will agree with what you see, or be able to validate every message that comes through - and they will make that clear to you and/or be unhappy about it.
Some of what you will “get” is for the future and not everyone agrees with what their future holds - nor can they see or fathom it all the time.. Sometimes you may genuinely mishear or misinterpret what Spirit will be trying to say. Some people are just downright nasty and will shoot you down before they’ve even thought about it - only to apologize later, AFTER the damage has already been done.
Skeptics will criticize you.
Like flies to honey, skeptics seek out mediums (we don’t look for ya’ll).
There are mediums who have entire websites devoted to debunking their work. There will be times where your words are picked apart line by line, like you are being reviewed for the Nobel Prize, or like you just submitted an article for review to an academic journal. It’s un-real - but it’s true.
If you are not ready to stand strong and stand up for who you are, don’t become a medium.
People will question your worth and authenticity.
Sometimes they’ll do it in front of your face. Sometimes they’ll say it in a passive aggressive email. Sometimes they’ll take a jab at your boyfriend behind your back.
And they will feel justified in doing so.
You have to see “bad” things.
Readings are about healing. Those in Spirit can and do bring up painful memories in order to apologize, to shed light on the truth, or to tell someone what they need to hear so they can move on with their life.
Bad is subjective, but truth is truth.
If you are not ready to swallow it, say it, and spit out the hard truth for yourself and others, then mediumship is not for you.
You will be asked (and expected to have the answer to) life’s most difficult questions.
You will be asked questions about every possible life after death scenario. You will be asked if there is a God. You will be asked about what happens in suicide related deaths. You will be asked about Hell and its existence. You will be asked how it’s possible for Spirits to appear to some and not others. And you will be expected to know the answer to all of these things.
If you are not comfortable contemplating these mysteries and sometimes admitting that you just really don’t know - mediumship is definitely not for you.
There are people in your life now who won’t be later.
When you come out of the closet that you’ve been hiding in, there will be some in your life who definitely preferred that you remained in the closet. These people will make themselves clear in short order. You will have to let some of these people go, because having people in your inner circle that don’t believe in you is a huge drain on your development.
If you are not willing to let at least some of the people in your life go, you are not ready to be a medium.
These are the truths about mediumship that no one ever speaks about.
It's not a job best-done by the faint of heart.
Have I talked you out of it? Before you move along - remember, there are benefits, too! I’ve written a whole post on it.
PS - Anyone who is ready to make the commitment, and who demonstrates ability, can learn the tools they need to translate that ability and commitment into a professional practice.