Updated: Nov 30, 2022
We all would love to"hear" from those who've crossed over this holiday season.
by Rose Claire
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Every year at the holidays, I feel blessed for the love of my family and friends. Yet, I am also keenly aware of the grief that surfaces around my loved ones who’ve passed.
It may be surprising to some, but even as a medium who “talks” with her family and friends on the other side, I still grieve. I miss chatting face-to-face or hugging my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and dear friends who transitioned sooner than expected.
I feel their love emanating from the other side, as most mediums do, and that’s incredibly rich. However, it doesn’t replace my desire to physically connect with them. Plus, they don’t always come on demand. Spirit is always the driver, and I am always the vehicle, even with my own family and friend spirits!
It may be surprising to some, but even as a medium who “talks” with her family and friends on the other side, I still grieve.
As a medium and an empath, I can also feel the grief and loneliness of others. I know firsthand it can be overwhelming, but through trial and error, I have learned there are practices that help the grief process, and at times, even let me (or you) “hear” the messages of those who've transitioned. So, with love and hope, I share them.
1. Keep the traditions: When someone you love and shared your life with passes, it’s easy to throw in the towel on traditions. But those traditions and rituals that you brought to life together still connect you. The more you embrace them, the more you draw in the loving energy from those who’ve crossed over. Keep those rituals, meditating afterward to connect with that love.
2. Ask for a sign…and be open: Believe it or not, our family and friends on the other side like to help (so do Spirit guides!), so give them a task. I ask my other-worldly family and friends to help me with everything from finding a spirit to bring in for a client to locating a lost item. They often connect with me through symbols and signs, in ways that I don’t expect, and that’s the key. If you place expectations (think: limitations) on how Spirit can communicate with you, it can be more challenging. Stay open to the possibility that communication will come in many different and unexpected forms (e.g., nature, music, lines from TV and movies, and more, etc.).
Giving is one of the most beautiful ironies of human existence: the more you give, the more you get.
3. Give and give some more: Giving to others in any capacity you feel moved to do is one of the best ways to heal grief and a powerful tool for connecting with Spirit. We are meant to love and share, and the more we do, the more love we feel. When we’re in that space, it opens us, and in turn, unlocks a path to communicating with those who’ve passed. Giving is one of the most beautiful ironies of human existence: the more you give, the more you get.
4. Affirm the continuity of life: In my humble opinion, one of the best ways to “hear” from your loved ones on the other side is to affirm the continuity of life. Actually, that’s one of the most important pieces to my work as a medium—to show that life beyond our earthly existence goes on. So, say it. Say it again. And keep saying it until you firmly, without a doubt, believe it, because the more you believe it, the more open you’ll be to connect with those family and friend spirits trying to reach you.
My commitment to helping those dealing with grief or missing loved ones at the holiday season is strong. I will be offering gallery mediumship message readings via Zoom on Saturday, December 10, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 / 6:00 pm ET (depending on Spirit). And because times are tight for some, I am offering these Spirit messages for only $20 for those who confirm by December 7 and $25 thereafter. Space will be very limited, so if you’re interested in attending, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 727-201-3423 as soon as possible.
And may your holidays be full of hope, love, joy and peace.
You may reach Rose Claire at 727-201-3423 or email@example.com.