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Mediums, Psychics and Psychic Mediums

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After my best friend’s death, I gravitated to learning more about mediums in an effort to better understand if she was okay. I had grown up Catholic and had been taught suicide was a mortal sin. If so, what did that mean for her? Was she “trapped” somewhere for the rest of eternity? Was she “locked out” of Heaven? I know it sounds silly but no one I knew had ever died by suicide. I hoped a Medium would help me to know if she was okay. Heck maybe even I would be able to get me a message directly from her.

Despite my eagerness, I proceeded with caution especially since I live in Los Angeles where people professing to be Mediums are on every street corner. First, I did my research on who was reputable and made a list. However, I chickened out and never made an appointment. I guess my fears (or maybe it was the cost) got the best of me. If you decide to go down the path of finding a Medium, make sure you thoroughly check them out first. Ask for referrals. The last thing you need when you are grieving is someone who takes advantage of your grief or ends up making you feel worse.

So now that I have brought up the “M” word, you may also be wondering about Psychics. Is there a difference between a Medium and a Psychic? And what is a Psychic Medium? It’s important you understand the distinctions. The differences between a Medium and a Psychic are:


Mediums communicate with the deceased or spirit world. They receive messages directly from spirit. They use their clair senses (see below) to interpret the information they receive.


Psychics see the past, present and future. It is said they “perceive” whereas a medium “receives.” Psychics often work with tarot cards, crystal balls, palmistry, astrological charts, tea leaves and runes.

And what is a psychic medium?


Psychic Mediums use both psychic and medium abilities. They receive information from the spirit world then interpret the information using their psychic abilities.

Bottom line, if you want to know what is going on in your past, present or future, see a Psychic. If you want to communicate with someone who has died, a Medium or Psychic Medium would be your choice. I have never had a personal reading from a Psychic or Psychic Medium, although I have been to a Medium. The reading I received from the Medium brought me a great sense of peace.

My advice to you is if you decide to get a reading from either a Medium or Psychic Medium, don’t have high expectations about getting a message. There is a very good chance that your loved one may not come through. This could lead to disappointment and more sadness.

Just be open to whatever happens!


Here is a list of well-known Mediums and Psychic Mediums  you may want to check out:

George Anderson                          

Sylvia Browne                                

Theresa Caputo                             

Chip Coffey                                    

John Edward                                 

Tyler Henry                                   

John Holland                                

Colby Psychic Rebel                    

Monica Ten-Kate                         

James Van Praagh                       

Lisa Williams                                

Thomas John                               


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Spiritual Benefits of Reiki When Grieving

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Grief affects you spiritually in many different ways. You may feel disconnected, stuck, fearful and frustrated. You may find it difficult to find the joy in life or connect with the world around you. For these reasons, it is important to find a way to stay spiritually balanced when grieving.

Reiki has the ability to provide you with spiritual benefits. This happens because Reiki has the ability to unblock and balance your emotional centers so you are more connected to your soul. Being connected with your soul helps you to better handle the spiritual aspects associated with your grief. Following are some of the spiritual benefits of Reiki when you are grieving.


Following are the spiritual benefits of Reiki when you are grieving:

Connect with a Higher Power – Grief can often make you feel disconnected from your own spirituality when you are grieving. You might even feel like you have lost belief or faith in yourself or even in a higher power. You may begin to question everything. Reiki helps you to reconnect with yourself on a spiritual level by balancing and enhancing the energy of your seventh chakra. This helps you feel more oneness with your true self. It may also help you to feel a part of something bigger than yourself. It may even bring you comfort in knowing although your loved one may not be here physically there is a spiritual connection to them!

Deal with Difficult Challenges – Grief can make you feel overwhelmed. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with the difficult challenges associated with grief. These can be as the result of medical or legal decisions that have to be made or changing family dynamics as a result of losing your loved one. These difficulties may even cause you to lose hope. Reiki helps by balancing and renewing the energy in your fifth chakra so you begin to believe everything will work out for your higher good. This helps you to get through these difficult times in one piece.

Take a New Perspective – The death of your loved one can leave you with a new perspective about your life, career, and even your friends. For me, my grief brought my career to the forefront. I realized it hadn’t been fulfilling for a very long time. Reiki balances your second chakra so that you feel secure and open to change. Finding the courage to make a change can give you the sense of freedom you’ve been longing for but have been afraid to initiate.

Heal Relationships and Situations – Losing someone you love reminds you how precious life can be. It also reminds you how you really don’t know how much time you may have left. As a result, you may want to heal relationships and situations in your life that may be causing you pain. Reiki can help to open your fourth chakra so you can experience forgiveness, unconditional love and healing. As your soul begins to open, you can feel this love and trust for those around you become a part of your being again.

Awaken Intuitive Abilities – Grief can shut down your intuition. Those gut feelings go away and you end up not feeling much at all. This could lead to bad decisions or even accidents while you are grieving. Reiki balances your sixth chakra to enhance your clairs, including claircognizance and clairvoyance. As a result, you have a heightened understanding of the people and situations around you. You may even begin to see and/or feel your deceased loved one around you.



Excerpt from Grief Reiki – An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss, Chapter 15, Spiritual Benefits of Reiki.

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Grief and the Archangels

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Besides our loved ones, the Archangels can be our most beloved partners in grief and loss. My heart (and soul) belong to these angels. They came into my life when I needed them most.

Who Are the Archangels

The Archangels are the leaders of the guardian angels and angels. They oversee and guide them while they are helping us here on earth. They love each one of us unconditionally. Unlike our Guardian Angels, Archangels can be in more than one place at a time. In this way, they can help anyone who calls upon them simultaneously.

Archangels and Grieving

Our Archangels are always around and ready to help. Call upon these Archangels when you are grieving:

Archangel Azrael –  Provides comfort to those who are grieving. He also helps you transition from death to the afterlife. He is also the archangel you can call upon when you need help sleeping.

Archangel Chamuel – Helps to bring peace into your life. He helps to resolve conflicts and helps you to forgive. He is also the archangel you can call upon when you want peaceful relationships.

Archangel Gabriel – Helps with intuition and journaling and serves as the messenger of God. Archangel Gabriel helps to provide you with clarity about the future. You can call on him for guidance and healing during a new or full moon.

Archangel Michael – Helps with protection and faith. He shields you from fear and stress. He protects you when you are driving, which is especially important since you can feel distracted when you are grieving. Finally, Archangel Michael helps you to make important life changes.

Archangel Raphael – Helps with healing. He helps to reduce physical pain. Archangel Raphael works with Archangel Michael to help clear away fear and stress. Since he is also the patron saint of travelers, you can call upon him during your grief journey.

Archangel Meditation

Archangel Azrael, please comfort me while I am grieving. I ask you to wrap me in your loving arms and lift the heaviness that surrounds my heart. Please ease my sadness so I my body, mind and spirit may receive some much needed rest. And so it is.

Archangel Resources

If you want to learn more about the Archangels:

Melanie Beckler           

Sophy Burnham           

Diana Cooper               

Kyle Gray                      

Radleigh Valentine     

Charles Virtue             

Doreen Virtue             


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