While chatting at a retreat with total strangers recently, the woman next to me said, “ You’re a medium? But why would anyone want to talk to dead people?”
I am used to getting a lot of questions when I tell people what I do, but that one threw me for a loop. In MY mind, there are SO many reasons, that for a moment, I honestly did not know how to respond.
So all I said was,
“Imagine your 18 year old daughter was struck and killed by a drunk driver.
That your brother, who had been battling a drug addiction much of his life accidentally overdosed.
How might you feel if the love of your life was electrocuted while at work and you are left behind, a 34 year old widow?
If you could have another conversation with your father and get his advice about something near and dear to your heart, or just spend time with your mother again, who battled her life with Alzheimer’s and didn’t know who you were at the end.”
Some of us need closure with our loved ones. Others simply feel the void of their absence so much, that even a short visit with them seems to make life a little bit easier. In certain instances, we just want to make sure that they are OK, or that perhaps they didn’t feel pain as they crossed. Often, we want to know if our loved ones knew we were near them at the end. Or we may want to apologize for something that we have been feeling bad about.
Death even brings up questions about the afterlife, our mortality and the injustices of life, and these are things that also leave us seeking answers. Truly, the reasons are very personal, and endless.
If I can help in some small way connect the people of the Earth, to their loved ones in spirit, to answer some of these questions, or to remind them that they are loved and supported by the spirit people on the other side, I am grateful and privileged to do so. This is why I love being a speaker for the dead, because they are anything but “dead” and they can actually teach us much about life.