You’ve got a reading booked with a medium. Let’s assume this is your first ever reading. You are likely to be parting with an amount of money for their service. Nothing wrong with that, after all, you’re paying for their time. So it makes sense to ‘stack the cards’ in your favour. You want to get the best from the reading, something to justify the cost. Here are ten tips to help make that occasion better.
TIP 10 – SET THE SCENE
If the reading is at your home, make sure there are no distractions for the medium, such as pets, children, TV or music. Remove or cover up obvious clues and information such as photos. This is for your confidence and benefit. If the reading brings a message from a loved one in spirit and mentions, for example, a mole on their face, you could easily suspect after the medium has gone that they might have spotted it in the photo. Even if they hadn’t, there is always a doubt.
TIP 9 – DEAL WITH HIDDEN DISTRACTIONS
Silence your mobile phone. Not vibrate, silence. I would also suggest unplugging your landline for the duration of the reading. Silence the annoying pings on any tablets and laptops. All of these modern electronic noises we take for granted in everyday life. However, a loud ping or a phone vibrating can easily put off even the most hardy medium.
TIP 8 – PREPARE TO RECORD THE OCCASION
You’ve parted with hard-earned cash to have a medium come to you hopefully to bring you prove of the continuation of life after – so value it. Record the occasion. You have a recorder on your smartphone that is plenty good enough to record the meeting and give you something you can refer to or listen back to in finite detail at your own leisure. You can put the smartphone in Airplane Mode for the duration. At the very least, have a pen and paper on hand to record names, dates, addresses and other minute details that the medium mentions that might just prove to be invaluable later.
TIP 7 – DON’T OFFER REFRESHMENTS UNTIL THE END
This might seem rude but it’s not. When the medium arrives, let them get straight on with the reading. It is surprising how much information is accidentally revealed during the small talk. I’m not saying that the medium might use it intentionally, but some of it might lodge in their brain. If they reveal that later, during the reading, you might be impressed without realising that the information was mentioned earlier. Refreshments at the end of a reading are fine. That gives you a few minutes together to talk over some of the detail of the reading.
TIP 6 – PRAY AND TALK
Before the medium arrives, preferably the evening before, take time out to sit in thought for those you know in the spirit world. Pray to them. (Prayer is simply a deliberate command of talking). Ask for them to gather closer to the veil that separates the two worlds. Tell them you’d like to hear from them. Look at their photos. Relive in your mind memories of when they were here on this earth. Hold their remaining objects. Choose something to discretely hide on your person for the reading. Spend as long as you can with this and if you’re in a position to be able talk out loud, do so. Put that energy in the room.
TIP 5 – LET THE MEDIUM WORK
Once the medium has started, let them work. Avoid interrupting them and don’t ask questions. Don’t suggest to the medium who you’d like to hear from in the spirit world. Whoever comes through will do so for a reason, even if you wanted to hear from someone else. The medium’s connection will stay stronger for longer with fewer interruptions.
TIP 4 – BE HONEST
Don’t feel you have to say yes to everything the medium communicates. In fact, it could effect the quality of the reading. If you don’t understand what they are saying, who, or what is being referred to, say so. It is the job of the medium to clarify with his spirit team, not you. Never make things fit. But beware, there is a fine line between helping and not helping the medium. Some occasions may need you to clarify something with the medium.
TIP 3 – DON’T FEED THE MEDIUM
If everything the medium says to you originated from your mouth, that’s not evidence of a communication between the spirit world and you. The golden rule is normally keep answers to yes, no, I don’t understand. Unless the medium has reason to ask a specific question (and that happens, it’s not wrong), don’t give further information. You’d be amazed how simple it is for a fraud to extrapolate clues from innocent things you might say.
TIP 2 – BE RECEPTIVE
The last thing a medium wants is someone that sits there and doesn’t respond to anything until the end of the reading. The spirit needs to hear your voice. They need to hear you talking. The energy created strengthens the bond. Just be aware of tips 4 and 3.
Sit with an open posture. Let your body reflect your excitement to be hearing from your passed ones. Go with the flow and embrace the moment.
TIP 1 – DEBRIEF LATER
Some of the information that you receive from a medium during a reading may make no sense whatsoever. Some detail, a house number, a particular piece of jewellery, a family name, a silly message. At the reading you might dismiss these things and that’s the end of that. But if you recorded the meeting, or made good notes, referring back to them some time in the future often reveals information that you simply didn’t know about at the time of the reading. Sometimes it’s a good idea to share some of the reading contents with other members of the family who might have a different memory of something and can help fill the gaps.
If the medium is ‘worth their salt’ you will have a wonderful experience. One that will stay in your memory for a long time. Stack the odds in your favour and read this list again next time you have a reading with a medium. ♥