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Mediumship is the ability to sense Spirit (most often those who have lived on earth before, but this includes Spirit Guides/Angels too), and decipher the messages they wish to share with us.

This is not always an easy thing to do, but it is an ability that we all have. Some are born with this ability already fully developed, while others must work at developing their skills.

I was born with my mediumship skills somewhat developed (there seems to be an inherited tendency to it in my family), and then had an unusual childhood which ultimately helped me to grow further into my mediumship abilities. 

The most important function of a medium is communication with the dead, therefore proving that there is no such thing as death. The comfort and peace you can bring to those who have lost loved ones, by communicating with those loved ones, is immeasurable.

It takes a lot of commitment and hard work to become a successful medium. Some people develop more quickly than others or seem to grasp the concepts easier than others. Do not be deterred. Work at your own pace, be patient, and have some fun!

Raise Your Vibration

Work on raising your vibration. All energy vibrates, and all matter vibrates. Physical matter vibrates at a much slower rate than spiritual energy. Since spirits no longer inhabit a physical body, they are vibrating at a much higher level than we are. In order to communicate with them, we need to raise our vibration, while they slightly lower theirs.

But they cannot lower their vibrational level too much, because it is extremely uncomfortable for them to do so. The higher we raise our own vibration, the more easily we will be able to communicate with them.

To do this, start with affirmations. Affirmations are extremely powerful phrases that we vocalize in order to raise our vibration. Saying these affirmations aloud causes a change in the energy around us, and sets things into motion.

Some sample affirmations you can say are:

“I am beauty and love and light.”

“I am surrounded and infused with the light of God.”

“I am filled with love for my fellow human beings.”

“The love and light of God flows to me and from me.”

Or create your own affirmations.

Anything is fine, if it’s of a positive nature. It is important to say these affirmations several times a day, and to say them out loud. Just thinking them is not the same thing and will not be nearly as effective.

Affirmations should become a permanent part of your everyday life, even well after you have developed your mediumship skills.

Mind Discipline (Meditation)

Next, begin mind discipline training. This is probably the most uncomfortable aspect of mediumship development, but it is crucial. Your mind must be focused, uncluttered and centered in order to hear Spirit clearly.

Through the course of a normal day, we all have an amazing amount of “mind static”. We must develop the mind power necessary to reduce and eliminate this noise. The most effective way to do this is to spend time in meditation and prayer, every day. Start with increments of five minutes, then begin to increase the time as you get better at it.

You could also do other mind discipline training, such as holding one thought or picture in your mind for five minutes at a time without distraction or trying to keep your mind completely blank for five minutes.

It isn’t easy at first, but with practice, it will get easier.

Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the most difficult aspects of mediumship training is the ability to tell if you’re getting a message from Spirit, or if it’s your own imagination.

Contrary to what is shown in movies, Spirit usually doesn’t come through to us with the noise level and force of a marching band. The messages we receive are quiet, still, and subtle. They are very easy to miss if we’re not paying attention. This can create a tremendous amount of doubt in our hearts.

The best way to eliminate this doubt is to test your progress. For example, when the phone rings, ask your Spirit Guides if the caller is male or female. Make a note of the answer you feel you receive and see if it’s correct or not.

The aim is to ask your Guides questions that are easily verifiable and keep a record of when you receive the correct answers, and when your own imagination takes over. Eventually you will be able to tell the difference.

Remember that Spirit communicates largely through symbols. Studying symbolism will help you tremendously in deciphering messages.


Whatever path you choose to develop your mediumship skills, please remember that being a medium is a tremendous responsibility. It is a skill that should be used to help, comfort and guide others, and should be treated with the reverence and respect it deserves.

Path of the Initiate Training

I am offering classes on the Path of the Initiate beginning August 18, 2019. All students will then be invited to sit in my Mediumship Development Circle, which will be held once a week to practice and develop your skills as a medium.

For more information send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit my website connectingwithspirit.net.


Written by Melinda Ouimet

Melinda is an Ordained Minister and Master Teacher of Metaphysics and uses her gifts to assist you in creating the life you desire. She is also a Doctor of Metaphysics. Melinda teaches classes at the center and is also a practitioner and a Reader. Find out more about Melinda here

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