"You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!"
How I Came to Be A Medium
When I was pregnant with my third child, I was 35, a high-tech quality assurance director, and focused on my career and growing family. While away on vacation with my sister and her family, I was woken up by my two-year old son at 1:00 am. After settling him back in his bed, my brother-in-law’s father who had passed away three years earlier started talking to me. I could hear his distinctive voice asking me to give messages to my brother-in-law. After he finished, his wife who had passed away only a year earlier chimed in with messages for my sister, my deceased grandmother with messages for my father and sister, and finally my late uncle added messages for my parents and aunt. It felt crazy, like these conversations weren’t really happening. I pinched myself to make sure I was really awake and not sleeping and I even tried to wake up my husband to see if he could hear them talking too. He slept like a rock. After the fourth person came through that night in what I think of as the “Parade of Spirits”, I asked them to stop as I needed my sleep.
The next morning I didn’t say a word about it, not even to my husband. I figured I must have hallucinated the whole thing. I was pregnant and strange things can happen when you are pregnant. But the next night, my brother-in-law’s father came back at exactly the same time. He got my attention again by disturbing my son’s sleep. After settling him back to sleep, my brother-in-law’s father asked me a direct question, “Well, are you going to tell him, or not?” I knew him well before he had passed and no one argued with this commanding ex-military guy who was quite a force while he was alive. I promised to come clean and deliver all the messages the next day.
Upon sharing the messages with my family, they knew there were things said that I did not know about. There were a number of evidential points made, including a comment about a Pineapple Cheesecake Recipe that went to the grave. The mother-in-law told my sister that this recipe would come to her at a later point, and indeed it has. This was a significant detail as that particular dessert was her husband’s favorite!
After that initial experience, it was as if floodgates opened for me. I found that I could hear, see, and feel spirits on a regular basis. To learn how to live with this phenomenon, I began devouring books on the subject. James Van Praagh’s Talking To Heaven was my starting point and an excellent source to begin with for anyone interested. From the materials I read, women who are pregnant sometimes have these breakthrough mediumship experiences. However, it continued to happen after my son was born.
My Teachers – I began taking first monthly and later bi-weekly classes with a local medium. After six months I learned that she studied under Rita Berkowitz, so I enrolled in a nine-month course with Rita. I then took Mediumship development workshops with both John Holland and James Van Praagh. I learned how to control, refine, and develop this newfound ability. After ten years of experience, I was accepted by John Holland into his Advanced Mediumship Workshop.
My Approach to Psychic Mediumship
During my personal development training as a medium, learning how to live with this gift, I received and delivered many messages for family and friends.The word spread. To date, I have given more than two thousand readings.
The first thing you should know: Before each reading or event, I set the intention that all of the readings and messages that I give are for a person’s highest and best and are shared from a place of love and light. While in a relaxed and peaceful setting, I share messages from loved ones in spirit. Through my own experiences over the past ten years, I have come to see that we are all born with the ability to connect to the higher realm but somehow it goes dormant or is suppressed as we grow up.
I began teaching classes again by word-of-mouth requests. I found there were many people experiencing similar inexplicable experiences and who like me, knew with certainty, that there was something more. I design courses, workshops, and mentorship programs to help students develop and grow their connection to the spiritual realm.
“In the lottery of life, the gift of connection to spirit is available to all of us.”
– Laura Emerald