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Q: Who are the best psychics in California? If you had to pick just ONE medium in Los Angeles to get a reading from, who would it be?
A: Ethan asked us this on Facebook earlier today, and it’s not all that uncommon of a question. (although of course, the city, state or locality tends to change often, predicated on WHERE the person who is asking, is located 🙂
Here is the thing when it comes to ranking “the best of…” when it comes to psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, spiritual life coaches in los angeles, California overall, or ANY city and state in the Country. (or in the world, for that matter)
It’s subjective. There IS no definitive list of the best psychics or spiritual life coaches, or mediums, or otherwise. Your personality, and your needs, and your specific resonance, unique intuition and and conscious connection to the spiritual professional is AS important, as their ability to help you get what you want or need.
This is much more applicable, in my view, to spiritual services than it may be to lawyers, accountants or other speciality services that one CAN often measure on the basis of “who is the best” in a profession in a given moment in time.
Okay, with that out of the way? Let’s take a quick look at how to find the best psychic or medium in Los Angeles for ETHAN, and then I will make a recommendation for everyone as well.
1 – When searching for a local psychic, DO pay close attention to the quality of the results in the search engines. For example, when Ethan sent us a link to the list of the best mediums in LA, it had several people on it that we have never heard of, which is totally okay and expected. BUT, the person who “owns” the site that lists the top readers? She had HERSELF as the first person as the “best psychic medium” in Los Angeles 🙂 Now that is totally kosher from a marketing and self promotion perspective, but it’s not going to give you the most “fair” assesement of who really is #1, right?
2 – Be very wary of words like “certified psychics” or “accredited” or “voted best” and phrases like that. Why? Because there is NO true way to certify a psychic or medium. There ARE some credible places that do certify mediums (the non profit Windbridge Institute in Arizona, for example – who study mediumship in a scientific way and are heavy hitters in the parapsychology world, and the ForeverFamily Foundation, who also certify mediums in a legit scientific way) – BUT, these are the exception and not the rule. (and very few of the mediums who advertise themselves as “certified” are aware of, or belong to or have been certified by either of these organizations)
3 – Sites like Bob Olson’s psychic directory, which rank “the best psychics” also are fee based and charge money for “premium or featured” or best of listings, which automatically should discount the credibility that this sort of “award” should offer. Do note that the famouspsychicmediums directory, which you are reading now, ALSO charges for premium or featured listings – so even when you browse OUR site for los angeles mediums, you should know that the “featured” profiles are generally fee based results.
4 – Lastly, remember that unless you NEED to see a psychic or medium in person, you aren’t confined to your geography – be it California, Colorado or Conneticut. You can call a good medium anywhere in the world these days, so finding someone that is local to you, is ONLY important if you insist on getting the reading in person.
5 – As far as who we would recommend right now – in March of 2017, as the top medium in Los Angeles?
It’s subjective of course, but in terms of someone NOT all that well known, but really, really good, we’d recommend you check out Medium Fleur. She’s not “famous” (like Tyler Henry, let’s say….the most FAMOUS los angeles medium at the moment 🙂 but she IS very well reviewed and received by many we know, and several close friends who live and work in Los Angeles have told me personal experiences with Fleur, and several others have been at her events and been really blown away by her evidential mediumship.
So that’s it from our side. What about yours? Who do YOU believe are the top psychics in Los Angeles? Have you seen a medium in LA and been blown away? Share with us on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Am I psychic, or crazy?
Ever get the feeling that your intuitive antenna is beeping like crazy, and you aren’t sure WHAT (or who) to trust? One of the best questions that any of us can ask ourselves is, WHAT do I trust? Do you go with your gut…..or do you listen to the advice, input and outside influence that the world offers us, in any and every given moment.
Friends, family, foes……everyone has something to say, and far too many of us take direction from something (or somewhere) outside of ourselves.
Listen to your heart. Trust your intuition. THAT is what has gotten you safely to this exact moment in time, and if you tune it in and tune it UP you’ll find the answers, and insight and inspiration to go forward lies there as well.
We get a lot of questions from people who want to know if they are becoming psychic, or just going crazy. 🙂 Check out some of our favorite articles, from around the web, on just that…..below!
3. You always felt different – When your were little did you feel like you didn’t quite fit in? Do you feel that way now?
It’s like you can’t quite put a finger on it, but you’ve always known there was something different about you… Not something better about you, just… different. Like, maybe you long for deeper connections, but it’s hard to find others to relate to.
4. You see things in your peripheral vision (clairvoyance) – For example, orbs, “sparkles”, shadows, or flashing light. I like to call these Spirit lights! These are also indicators that you’re clairvoyant. If you developed your gifts, you would be able to see spirit in your mind’s eye.
5. You feel things about places (clairsentience) – You walk into a room or drive by a building you’ve never been in and it’s like SHAZAM! Your body tingles, you get a shiver, or the energy seems to “palpate” with heat, cold, or heaviness.
You say things like, “That place has a great vibe,” or “That place FEELS awful!“.
Am I a Medium? What are the signs? Are all mediums also psychic? If not…..why not?
Here is a quick chart we put together earlier this morning on some of the lesser known signs you may be a medium. There are lots of OBVIOUS things you can read all over the web about psychic development, or traits of a medium, etc – but many of the more abstract qualities are what separates PRACTICING mediums, from folks who are just getting flashes of illumination, inspiration and insight from the ethereal realms.
The good news is most of these skills can be cultivated with practice and awareness exercises. For example, one can practice visualizing and interpreting imagery, and that certainly strengthens the cultivation of the sort of concentration a good medium needs to stay on message.
For some other thoughts on the traits of a medium, check out some of the other resources around the web below:
By definition, a medium is a type of psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. Natural born mediums have always had their abilities, while latent mediums develop them later in life. A medium uses their intuitive skills to see the events (past, present, and future) of someone by reading the spiritual energy around that person. Though mediums and psychics are controversial figures, they are very prevalent in today’s culture. If you’re curious about the world of psychics and spirituality, look carefully at yourself and your past to see if you have the qualities typically associated with a medium.
Do you need to have a specific gift, or spiritual superpower to be a light worker, helper or healer….or does ANYONE who works in the service of others count?
We get a lot of questions about this topic in general, and many people will ask if all psychics and mediums are lightworkers. My feeling may surprise you, but in my experience, most psychics and mediums, are NOT light workers by dint of their gift…..but instead, are through the expression of it in the world.
Here is what I mean:
Just because you have a certain level of natural intuition, or are “tuned” to a different frequency than most, doesn’t mean that you are using that gift in the expression of spiritual service. In that respect, INTENTION is the key thing that separates natural intuition from doing magical, meaningful work in the world.
In addition? Lightworkers can be any of us who choose to express love, compassion, and action in the world that offers hope, help and healing to those who need it most. Buddhism talks about lightworkers, too. As a matter of fact…..the word “Bodhisattva” was used thousands of years before the term lightworker came into the language, and it means any of us who “wake up” and give ourselves up in the act of healing the world.
Judaism has the phrase “Tikkun Olam” which means charity, service and the actual repairing of the world in the service of the divine order.
Any of us has the opportunity to wake up and change the world in our own wild, weird and wonderful ways, meaning that you don’t need an unusual gift to be the most spiritual person on your street. 🙂
What do YOU think makes a lightworker?
Is it some special skill, or is it defined by how you transform the lives of others in your orbit and universe?
Interested in exploring your past lives?
Dr. Brian Weiss leads some of the best and most powerful and profound past life regression workshops and events throughout the year. While past lives and reincarnation are controversial topics EVEN in the new age and spiritual growth communities, there is no doubt that watching a past life regression being done live, in front of hundreds of people, can be a helpful, healing and transformative experience. Better yet? Participating in a group hypnosis experience, where YOU feel like you have been transported to a different time, place and dimension, can be equally as exciting, inspiring and life changing as well.
We’ve attended several Brian Weiss events over the years, and have participated in several online workshops as well, and while not ALL of our group believed in past lives before the sessions…..most walked away thinking something truly profound had transpired.
Interested in experiencing the magic and mystery of past life hypnosis yourself? There is no one better to learn from than Dr. Brian Weiss. (his first book, Many Lives, Many Masters was MY first foray into the wild and wonderful world of reincarnation possibility)
Check out some of his upcoming events in the Spring of 2017 at the link below.
Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas – Intensive Workshop
Intensive All-Day Workshop – Brian L. Weiss and Amy E. Weiss
Part of the Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas Weekend Conference
The Westgate Resort and Casino
10:00 am – 5:00 pm followed by a book signing with both authors
Sponsor: Hay House, Inc.
Phone: (800) 654-5126 in U.S.
Phone: (760) 431-7695 International
Fax: (800) 650-5115
Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.
The great lesson we learn from near death experiencers and people who cross over and come back is this: Our lives have a purpose. Our lives have an individual purpose. There is something each of us is uniquely suited to do, and we each has a drive or spiritual urge to find that one thing and express it in the world with passion, purpose and power.
Some people do that through work in the world, and some do it at home, or through the rich and rewarding relationships we foster with t those who need us most.
It may not matter HOW you express it, but it does matter that you do. There is no worse feeling than knowing you are “meant” to do something different…..but not knowing exactly what that thing is.
Here are 5 soul purpose questions that can help you find your life purpose in 5 minutes…..or at least give you a gentle nudge in the direction of your destiny.
Is Tyler Henry Fake? Is the Hollywood Medium the real deal….or just another psychic medium or inspirational spiritual teacher doomed to disappoint?
With so many people finding hope, help and healing from psychic mediums, it’s no surprise that many skeptics, cynics and NON believers tend to diminish and disregard the spiritual skills of many of the best known luminaries in the helping and healing spaces. It should obviously be no surprise then, that Tyler Henry has become the target of much derision from the very folks who believe that ALL psychics and mediums are fake, fraudulent and simply making it ALL up.In this issue of “Doubtful News”, the author of this piece (a well known skeptic and paranormal de-bunker) puts Tyler Henry in her crosshairs, and attacks his credibilty and bona fides in a whole bunch of different ways. The truth is, regardless of how much “science” she attempts to incorporate in her take down of Tyler Henry, she simply has NO idea whether or not her skepticism is warranted, or not.
Here is a simple question:
Do YOU believe in life after death? Do you have an intuition that consciousness or the YOU that makes up the central piece of the puzzle that IS in fact, you……continues on after physical life ends? And if that IS in fact true…what do you believe happens to that awareness when the body is no longer animated with life? Is it possible that you can still communicate with those of us in the living? And IF that is true, (as most people DO believe) what is to say that someone especially gifted cannot be a conduit to communicating beetween this world and the next?
Tyler Henry seems to have appeared out of nowhere to wow celebs like the Kardashians (who seemed a bit too easily wowed by just shiny things). But that’s all we have from Tyler. He’s not shown the world what he says he can do. Susan Gerbic writing at Skeptical Inquirer online looked into this psychic newcomer to see what’s what. It isn’t any less icky than the usual psychic swill. It’s a good story about psychic awakening. He says he just wants to help people (don’t they all) including parents of suicides (that makes him, as Susan says “people who prey on families when they are the most desperate and vulnerable”). Some may argue that his kind of help during bereavement is actually beneficial. Others say he is just another (albeit innocent looking) “grief vampire” like the late and often mistaken Sylvia Browne or the several other psychics who get rich taking money from those who fervently believe psychics can talk to their lost loved ones.
Laura Lynn Jackson has emerged as one of the most interesting, engaging and inspiring psychic mediums of the last few years. While not nearly as well known as some of her more celebrity counterparts, her excellent book “The Light Between Us” and her inspiring readings have cultivated a passionate and enthusiastic fan base around the globe
Not only does Laura do readings for the public in private readings and open events, her work with law enforcement has attracted attention from mainstream media both large and small. check out the feature interview, and video on the Huffington Post below.
Psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson has had a colorful life of experiences with energy from the other side, and she discusses her spiritual gifts in her new book, The Light Between Us. During a conversation with HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Thursday, Jackson explained the time she was enlisted by a daughter looking for her missing father, which led to surprisingly effective results.
“I connected with her father on the other side, who told me he had drowned and where his body was and when it would be found,” Jackson said. “And apparently the detective said — once the body was found during the month he had told me — [the detective] said, ‘I’ve never experienced this, where it’s almost as if somebody wrote the end of this case as a book.’”
Looking for some rest and relaxation in LA? Want to rejuventate your spiritual energy in a safe and nurturing atmosphere?
Check out some of super spiritual hot spots recommended by Aiden Chase for rest, relaxation and a battery boost you WON’T find on the local list of Yelp recommendations 🙂 We’ve had a bunch of readers ask for some great secret spiritual spots in LA, and while we can’t attest for all of them ourselves, the sacred spots below come with lots of mystical magic and mojo. Check them out below!
For almost a decade, psychic to the stars Aiden Chase has been high in demand for his intuitive business strategy consulting, healing capabilities and good old-fashion psychic readings. One of Hollywood’s Must-Have Psychics, Aiden — aka “Hollywood’s Healer” — is a bastion of knowledge for L.A.’s best spots (energetically speaking). Aiden spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed the top places he sends his clients for making deals, boosting energy and besting selves.
Q: Who are the top psychics in the United States? Is there a list of the best mediums in one place? How expensive is it to make an appointment with a celebrity psychic or famous medium? And…..am I better off seeing a local psychic instead?
We get a lot of questions about the best psychic mediums in the United States, and the truth is, there IS no one single list or resource that is worth reading.
Here is why:
1 – Many of the “top psychic lists” are contrived or created by marketing folks, not people interested in genuine mediums.
For example? Running the famouspsychicmediums directory, and other communities of psychics, mediums, healers, spiritual coaches and inspiring authors, the truth is, we see all sorts of BAD mediums being included in TOP lists. (someone emailed us over the weekend, for example…..claiming to be one of the top 10 psychics in the world, and her “proof” was, there was a badly designed book on Amazon published earlier this month, CALLED “the best 10 mediums in the USA” and her name was in it. Of course, that doesn’t mean SHE didn’t publish that book, or the psychic “hotline” she worked for didn’t publish it, etc – and this is the problem we find with ANY list that claims to be the definitive source for the best in ANY profession….but especially this one, as it’s so subjective.
2 – There really are tons of different types of mediums, too.
There are physical mediums, which is a very different (and much more rare) phenomena than mental mediums. A mental medium gets impressions, sees or hears “spirit”, interprets signs and symbols, etc – and communicates that with their clients. A physical medium actually PRODUCES phenomena, and while controversial…..and much more rare, there are physical mediums working in the world today, and they have to be judged by a whole different criteria as well. (you can read about the SCOLE experiment for examples of physical mediums, or just google the term, and you’ll see some real investigations, into incredible phenomena, that a select few of these people are able to produce that will blow your mind.)
3 – As far as celebrity mediums? The top psychics or mediums in the US, based strictly on popularity, as measured by online interest are:
- Theresa Caputo
- Tyler Henry
- John Edward
- James Van Praagh
- Lisa Williams
- John Holland
- Kim Russo
You could also include people like:
- Uri Geller (who is the BEST known internationally, although he wouldn’t consider himself a psychic medium in the conventional sense of the word)
- Paul Selig (for his amazing and inspiring books and channeled readings)
- George Anderson (a truly gifted, if not reclusive medium)
Of course there are more, but this list, in 2017, based on our own traffic and the interest in our own communities, is a pretty good list for those of you wanting to know who the most famous are. This doesn’t mean of course, that these are the best, or that you are going to be able to get an appointment (easily or affordably) with any of them!
Often times, your best bet is to see a local psychic or medium, if you are curious or just called to explore the experience, rather than spend days, weeks or many months on a waiting list to see someone who may not be any better than someone around the corner from you, that you could find at a local spiritual meetup or event, and who COULD change your life forever. (especially if you are skeptical about spiritual matters, right now)
Who do YOU believe are the top mediums? Who would YOU recommend your friends or family see if they wanted proof that these experiences are real? Share with us via email, on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Q: How do I make an appointment with John Edward? Does he still do private readings? And if I can’t get an appointment to get a psychic readings, are his public events the next best thing?
While we can’t help you get a private reading with John Edward, (his waitlist is long, and his process for picking new clients is a bit pot luck) I can tell you that is public events, where he DOES do readings for many in the audience, are well worth checking out.
Here is his event schedule for Spring and Summer of 2017. (We’ve gone as a group to several public events, and small private sessions too – and have some pretty extraordinary experiences with John Edwards we’d be happy to share with anyone who wants to inquire privately – all good! 🙂
You can also connect with John via his social media, as he’s fairly active, or via his private membership site, which does offer some unique opportunities for private, one on one appointments, webinars and other similar things.
— JOHN EDWARD 🔦 (@psychicmediumje) March 11, 2017
Seance: A Guide for a Living is a great book written by the talented medium Suzanne Northrup. We’ve had several readers tell us that this is the first book that has really opened up their eyes to the notion that life after life COULD be a possibility, and Suzanne’s Northrup’s work has been featured in many different mainstream venues…..from the pioneering work of Dr. Gary Schwartz on evidential mediums, to police and law enforcement acknowledgements around the globe.
There are about 25 books that we recommend people read who are interested in exploring the evidence for the afterlife, but aren’t feeling the new age vibe….or don’t find some of the popular, mainstream stuff as compelling. (typically folks who are a bit more science minded, or skeptical than many of the more credulous members of our community to believe it ALL 🙂
Suzanne has a few books in that recommended reading list, and Seance: A Guide for Living is a great place to begin. (it’s an older book – about 25 years ago or so, but it’s well worth the read)
What are YOUR favorite books on spiritual development, personal growth or the best evidence that life doesn’t end at death?
Is there life after death? what is the evidence? What does science say? What types of experiences are the MOST interesting, inspiring or compelling?
A fascinating video from late last month (Feb 2017) with some of the smartest scientists who are studying evidence for the afterlife…..from past life memories in small children, to death bed visions, to apparitions, mediums and more. Watch some of the best minds discuss some of the best evidence, that death is NOT the end.
What do YOU believe? Have you had an experience that suggests there is MORE to life than meets the eye? Share with us on Facebook….or in the community comments below!
What is an evidence based psychic medium? How do evidential readings differ from more conventional messages from mediums? Is there training required, or are those born with the gift…..born with the gift?
An interesting article with Boston based psychic medium John Holland, where he describes his experience of going from a local part time tarot reader, to becoming one of a handful of the most well known mediums in the world. John Describes his travel and training overseas (in the UK) as a formative part of his journey from someone who had a gift, to a widely sought after spiritual teacher with best selling books…..and sold out events worldwide.
Training DOES play a part in the cultivation of any skill, and that’s doubly true when it comes to cultivating an expanded awareness and spiritual sensitivity to the information and impressions that are always available. (if we allow ourselves to tap into them)
One of our favorite spiritual metaphors comes from the great mindfulness meditation teacher, also from Boston – Jon Kabat Zinn:
He tells us, if we want to learn how to live mindfully, with passion and purpose and power, the key is to “tune our instruments”. And this is certainly something John Holland, by dint of his training, would readily agree.
Check out the full interview with John Holland, and his 2017 events, at the link following the short excerpt below.
“What struck me, when I devoured those books on spirit communication and leading mediums, was that they were all from the UK. And I said to myself, ‘If I could only go to England and study with these people how great would that be?’
“Well, two weeks after that I stepped on someone’s foot at a party and we chatted and I discovered he was from England. Although not a Spiritualist he knew about Spiritualist churches. He lived in Bristol and told me there were 10 churches in the area. I was amazed.
“His name is Simon Steel and we got to know each other, and he invited me over to England.”
It was a tempting offer but not one that seemed likely to materialize since John had a job and a rented apartment in Los Angeles. When his job suddenly came to an end a visit to the UK became more achievable, but he didn’t want to lose his apartment. However, a solution soon presented itself.
“An American friend of mine called me and said, ‘I’d love to come to California and study writing. I know you want to go to England. How about if you were to go to England, I’d pay your rent and live at your place while you’re gone?’”
Everything had effortlessly fallen into place to enable John to realize his ambition.
With 2017 bringing a new year of fun, family and spirit to TLC, Theresa Caputo and the Long Island Medium are more popular than ever. Theresa’s new book, “Good Grief…..” is already a best seller for months…… and it’s only being released in mid March!
So how did Theresa Caputo get her start? When was she born? How did she discover her gift?
Was she BORN a medium….and if not, how long has she been seeing or speaking to spirit? We get TONS and tons of questions about the Long Island Medium, and with her new season (and new book) in full spring, we thought we’d create a simple, fun visualization of how she got her start!
If you liked this, feel free to share with with YOUR family, friends and fans of Theresa and the Long Island Medium show on TV! (we know a lot of “closet” fans of the show as well, those big tough guys who won’t admit it to their friends, but who love the show as much as we do, so if you have any of those in YOUR life, share this with THEM as well! 😉
Q: What is the easiest way to activate the energy body, or increase vibration to experience out of body states, astral travel or extended consciousness?
A: In my view, the best meditation for raising vibration is a body scan meditation, or what is often called “sweeping” as taught by Vipassana/insight in Eastern cultures, or mindfulness trainers in the West.
Here is a short audio I recorded for our “extended awareness” course (you can see it here if you want more) that explains some of the various ways you can sweep the body, or scan your body to have intense experiences of that have a very tangible vibrational quality.
You can also follow along with the infographic/visualization attached which illustrates the meditation for raising vibration using the body scan technique.
Are you an empath? There are many different signs and symbols that you may be more empathic, or intuitive than most. The truth is, anytime I see a list that claims to capture ALL of the traits of an empath, or spiritual seeker of any type, I know from past experience that not ALL things, will apply to ALL people.
But as a general rule? Working with over 400 professional psychics, mediums, healers, and spiritual teachers over the last few years as part of the famouspsychicmediums.com community, there ARE some pretty clear signs and signals that someone is “special”.
There are 2 on this list that I find MOST common in people who are unusually gifted.
1 – The ability to connect, care and be curious about others in their orbit, rather than urge to ignore, judge or otherwise ostracize people with whom they disagree. Compassion, in some sense (as well as curiosity, which often is a quality that CULTIVATES compassion) is something that you will find emanates and radiates from a true empath, and often in a way that even hard core skeptics and cynics can’t ignore.
As an example of this, I had a really funny experience a year or two ago, where a well known medium in our local community, and someone I had worked with often, had an event that was attended by a small group of people who claimed there was no such thing as psychic ability, and all mediums were fake.
After spending 3 hours in a small room watching her work, the lead “skeptic” of the group approached me and said – “I’m not sure whether I believe everything I just watched, but she does have a beneficient energy that is impossible to ignore”
And it really was true. There are some people who radiate a quality of connection, care and compassion in an almost angelic way, that even if you don’t believe in much else, it’s hard not to notice you are in the presence of someone special.
2 – The second quality is simply a willingness to live from the heart space, rather than the head space. There is an amazing and never ending intuitive intelligence that arises from the heart, that you’ll never get from the head. As a rational and “thinking” type myself, this has always been a huge challenge – to TRUST that living from a space of flow, and intuitive instinct in the goodness of things working out the way they will, and that everything WILL be okay in the end, this is a gift that can transform your life in wild, weird and wonderful ways. The best spiritual teachers I’ve met have embodied this in an undeniable way. And if you find yourself stuck in your skull rather than the heart – it’s a subtle shift that will open you up in crazy cool and creative ways. And as we’ll cover in some of the awareness exercises throughout the course – it’s really the gift that keeps on giving as well!
What is the best evidence for an afterlife? What do YOU think? We get lots of questions about what we believes is the best evidence for life after death, and to us….the “proof” doesn’t come from ONE type of experience at all.
Rather, there are many different experiences that all together, ALL seem to point to the same transcendent and inspired reality. That you are MORE than a body, and that death is merely a transition from one type of existence, to the next.
Here are 8 different types of experiences that ordinary people have everyday that all together, are VERY persuasive that there is far more to life than meets the eye 🙂
For example? Death bed visions are rarely spoken about, and yet…..they are amongst the most powerful and transformative experiences that one can have or witness, providing a glimmer or glimpse into what may await us all when the spirit separates from the body. (death bed visions are often called “nearing death awareness” or even terminal lucidity in hospice care settings, and often include a seemingly miraculous return to lucidity in the moments before death. Ask any hospice nurse what they have witnessed in these meaningful moments, and they will tell you stories that most “mediums” can’t match!)
And of course, there are many more – from the past life memories of small children, to out of body and near death experiences, to ADC’s (after death communication) that some studies suggest over 60% of surviving spouses will have after losing their loved one….and 75%+ of parents who lose a child will experience as well.
What do YOU believe is the best evidence for life after death? Share your stories on our facebook page, or in the community comments below.
How can I increase my intuition? Which psychic abilities are the easiest two learn? Is enhanced intuition something you are born with, or is it something you can develop at any age?
We get a lot of questions about learning to develop a more refined sense of intuitive awareness. And who DOESN’T want to be more in touch with their inner creative compass? For many of us…..this is the ONE true thing we can trust to guide us, often gently (although sometimes not :)…..in the direction of our destiny.
The good news? We have a psychic challenge coming in March! Learn how to enhance your intuition and expand your awareness with simple exercise that guide you to a more powerful, purposeful and wise world of creative consciousness.
Check out our Facebook page HERE for updates on our enhanced intuition challenge, and how you can sign up as well.
For some more ways to increase your connection to “spirit” or a sense of purpose and greater guidance in your life? Check out some of other resources from around the web, below. (hint – my favorite of the bunch is the “test your hunches” exercise, something that ALL of us should be doing more, rather than less!
3. Pay attention to your dreams.
When the cognitive mind is busy, it can override the intuitive right brain and the subconscious mind, the wellspring of intuition. But when you’re sleeping, your cognitive mind rests and opens space for the subconscious mind to signal you in dreams.
4. Get creative.
Engaging in creative activities, such as drawing, scrapbooking, or free-flow journaling, quiets the cognitive mind and allows your intuition to speak up.
6. Test your hunches.
Got a feeling which horse will win at the track? Getting a sense that it will rain tomorrow even though the weather forecast says it won’t? Do you just know your best friend’s new guy is bad news? If you have feelings about what might happen in the future, write down your hunches, then check them later. See how often you were right.
Theresa Caputo’s newest book “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones and Learn to Live Again” is scheduled for a March 2017 release.
It’s going to be a much different read than her previous books, and offers up exercises, meditations, journaling techniques and healing modalities equally as rooted in psychology, as spirituality. (something that many new age books tend to either overlook, or omit)
Theresa Caputo also shares her own struggles with anxiety, and how a connection with spirit has helped her transform her life, and in the process…..transform the lives of millions of others who have vicariously participated in her readings, or the many thousands who have seen her in person, both in live events or private session.
Get the book on Amazon here – you can download a free chapter from Amazon once the book officially is available in Mid March 2017.
How much practice does it take to become psychic? Does a natural medium need to work on her ability? Can you become MORE psychic or more skilled as a medium with more readings, or is where you are NOW, sort of where you end up?
Psychic mediums work just as hard as any other profession does to hone, improve and optimize our craft. Here is a short interview with Maria Halvorsen, who shares her experiences as a professional medium and the amount of dedication it takes to do the work she feels called to do.
Q: How can I find a psychic? I need help, guidance and hope after a loss, and really could use a hand rediscovering what I’m here to do. What is the best way to find a legitimate medium or authentic psychic?
We’ve gotten a few questions on our Facebook page this week about finding a psychic, and the truth is, there is SO much myth, misinformation and spiritual silliness out there when it comes to picking a medium (or any spiritual coach) that we felt it was neccessary to clarify some of the challenges that folks face, as well as offer up some advice to all, as well.
The first rule for finding a psychic?
Caveat Emptor! Be careful with both your trust, your budget, your time and your personal information. Many people have shared bad experiences with psychics, mediums, “healers” and other spiritual teachers that it ought to be said that you need to do some due dillegence, EVEN if you’ve had really good experiences with this field in the past. (in other words – you already fall in the true believers camp, like many of our readers obviously do)
Do your best to ensure there are no surprises when it comes to cost, or fees, or anything unexpected from a compensation standpoint as well. I had an experience last year with a well known local medium in Miami, who 45 minutes into an already expensive reading, offered to do a more in depth “past life regression” for an extra $200. (and offered me a “special deal” just for that day) When I told him I managed a psychic directory, and newsletter list of over 10 thousand people all interested in finding trustworthy psychics, and would be sharing the details of my experience with our audience, he immediately told me the past life reading wasn’t really all that important after all 🙂
When getting a reading?
Say as little as possible. No genuine medium, or authentic psychic, wants you to over-share. It runs counter to the pride, purpose and personal power that most authentic mediums get from their work, and will often find your desire to “over-validate” what they tell you a distraction rather than a help.
Take ALL psychic advice (even this!) with a grain of salt. No psychic or medium is a super hero. I don’t care if you see them on TV, or in a local strip mall. A good medium is simply using a tool – their intuition or spiritual antenna in a way that most of us aren’t tuned to be able to tap into, in the very same way. Any medium that starts waxing poetic about his or her gifts, their family lineage of gifted healers, the specialness of thier particular talents, starts comparing themselves to other (better known) psychics or mediums, or talks about their “proven” accuracy percentage, etc – to me, this is a big red flag.
The truth? The very BEST mediums are often the most humble, down to earth and curious about spiritual realities, and are often UNSURE about how or why their gifts even work. Some of the most studied mediums in history (people like Eileen Garrett, for example) are amongst the most interested in how the spirit world works (or even if it’s really real!) even while being amazing, outstanding and incredibly impressive psychic mediums…….spiritual teachers for the rest of us.
So look local, find a well reviewed psychic or medium, don’t break your budget, don’t believe the hype….and go in with an open mind, but NOT so open that your brains fall out!
For some more opinions from around the web on finding a psychic, check out some of the curated links below. (note: we don’t agree with all of these opinions, we just share for some additional perspective you may find helpful! 🙂
When looking for a psychic medium, most people would like to find someone in your area, but let me tell you something:
Most mediums will collectively agree that telephone readings are just as accurate, if not MORE, than live readings. The reason being is that on a telephone line they can focus more on the energy of the Spirits present and less on the client’s energy, making for a clearer read all around.
Give this fact, due to modern technologies, location doesn’t matter in terms of accuracy or who you are limited to working with.
Tips for Finding a local medium
Finding a psychic can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for a Tarot card reader, a medium, or someone to give some basic advice or entertainment, it’s hard to tell who’s good at what they do, and who’s just out to take your money. There’s no criteria for becoming a psychic or card reader—anyone can claim to be one—so it’s important to do your homework when you’re out shopping for a psychic, so you don’t get stuck with a bad one.
Avoiding Fake Psychics
Things to AVOID Telling a Psychic Are……
If you are getting a medium style reading, for example, where you are trying to connect with a deceased loved one, telling the medium WHO it is that you are trying to contact is a big no no, in my view. (even though some mediums will gently encourage you to do it)
Don’t tell the reader very specific things about the circumstance you want solved. A GOOD psychic, clairvoyant, intuitive or energy worker will figure them out for you, and the BEST information is that which comes through without you needing to share too much in advance.
Does Kim Russo do private readings? Does she do events? If so….what are they like?
We get a fair amount of questions about celebrity mediums, and over the last few years, Kim Russo has become one of the better known mediums in the country, by dint of her popular TV shows. (The Haunting Of…..) being the most widely watched.
And while Kim doesn’t appear to be quite as “A” list as some of her professional peers like Theresa Caputo, John Edward, Tyler Henry and others, she does have a group of very passionate fans. (and many who connect with our community on Facebook, asking questions about Kim’s private readings, costs, events, and other questions we can’t answer! 🙂
Here is a recent link to a spate of private readings Kim did for fans over Skype. I found these readings generally uneventful, and non evidential, and for the sake of those who seek her out, hope her general private readings are better.
To check out Kim Russo’s event schedule for 2017, I think your best bet is to connect with her on Twitter, where she updates her schedule and appearances quite often.
excited to announce that my book is being translated into Chinese & will be available in China. Woot woot. Make some noise 🎊🎉🎷📢 pic.twitter.com/tzq1agnBHX
— KIM RUSSO (@THEHAPPYMEDIUM) January 25, 2017
How do YOU think Kim Russo compares to other psychic mediums you’ve seen on TV, offline, or in your local community? I’m still not 100% sure if she’s a medium I’d really recommend based on what we’ve seen of her work, but I do know others feel strongly that she’s genuine.
Connect with us on Facebook, or let us know your thoughts in the commmunity comments below. For some other thoughts on Kim Russo’s events, and reviews of her live appearances from around the web, visit the link following the short excerpt below.
Review from Ann Krause
The venue was very hot,seats were very uncomfortable. I felt Ms. Russo was not very believable, I would never see her again and I will never go to this venue.
What is the easiest way to remember a past life? Are all strange, unplaced memories evidence that I’ve lived before? And how difficult is it to be hypnotized or regressed to a previous lifetime?
We get a lot of questions about past life memories, and how accurate (or not) they may be as evidence that you’ve lived before. The truth is, there are very few topics that are MORE controversial,even in the psychic or spiritual space, than reincarnation, and the various tools or techniques for recalling past lives.
Take regression therapy, for example. There are many famous spiritual teachers, and authors who have built entire careers on doing regression therapy focused on past life recall. Dr. Brian Weiss, and Dr. Michael Newton, are both highly regarded in the spiritual and new age movements, and both have been featured on prime time TV shows, and lauded by a chorus of important voices as well. And yet, if you look at the work of Dr. Jim Tucker or Dr. Ian Stevenson, or many others who have done groundbreaking work on past life memories, the idea of regression therapy, or hypnosis, is widely shunned for obvious reasons. (as the mind and memory in general is so little understood…that to assume that memories that arise in a regression setting are coming from a past life, is fairly difficult to accept as the FIRST or best explanation)
I would suggest that the best way to explore your past lives, or the possibility of your past lives, is through specific meditation techniques that for me anyway, have provided an amazing insight into people and personalities and lifetimes I can’t place in my current one. Regression is interesting to me too, but I’m not quite sure what to make of my own experiences with past life hypnosis. Some psychedelic plants are also well known for their ability to help people remember past lives, but of course, they come with their own potential perils. (as well as being totally illegal in the USA 🙂
What do YOU use as a way to remember your past lives? Have you tried anything that has worked? Share with us on Facebook, here!
Or, for an alternative perspective…..
Check out some of the various techniques for remembering past lives at the link following the short excerpt below.
How easy is it to remember a past life?
For some people, it is easier, while for others it is more complicated. It depends on our ease of entering into a trance or an altered state of consciousness.
The actual session begins with a process called induction by which we are led to that state. This is achieved with different methods that use techniques of deep relaxation, visualization, hypnosis or combinations of these elements.
Once this altered state of consciousness has been reached, the regression itself begins, by which we are guided to a forgotten time of our existence or of a past life. The focus of the session will be the problem that motivated the consultation.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Most people can. Many people can be hypnotized easily and profoundly during the first session. Others require more than one, but with specific practice and training, one can achieve that state.
Here is another very interesting (and inspiring) near death experience report from the NDERF website.
(they collect accounts of NDE’s from everyday people, and it’s probably our favorite source for true spiritual wisdom 🙂 If you are looking to be uplifted or inspired – and are curious about what thousands of people describe during spiritually transformative experiences in their own words…..there are few better resources than this. (you can read Heather’s full experience at the link below)
I felt pure and total love, lightness, joy, deepest compassion, and pure joy. There was a deep, warm, resonating, and incredible awe, along with inspiring love.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?
Everything about the universe. We are important to God or whatever you want to call it. All religions are trying to explain God but it is just impossible to explain. A true heart which is motivated by loving compassion is what matters in life. Our job is to try to love one another no matter what. It matters very much if we can love or not because that is our job in this world. We must love! This is what we live for and it doesn’t mean we must only love our spouse. It means we need to find out how to love our enemy because that is why we are here. We are also deeply important to God. Our job on earth is important. If we don’t learn how to love there are very bad consequences in the multiverse. My sense was strongly that we are Needed and our worth is how much we can love.
Are psychics real? Can mediums REALLY talk to the dead? What is the difference between a genuine medium and someone who is just a spiritual scammer?
We get a lot of questions about how to tell if a medium is real, and the TOP signs a psychic is authentic, or honest and genuinely offering up information that they couldn’t have gotten from some conventional way.
Here is the TRUTH about real mediums, from our perspective. (because there is certainly a lot of myth and misinformation available online.
1 – Don’t try to argue with skeptics or cynics who will tell you that ALL psychics are fake, simply because there is no evidence for psychic abilities, or mediumship, or life after death at all. There IS in fact tons of evidence that supports all of the above, and while it’s NOT “proof” that any of this is 100% true, the BEST evidence strongly suggests that your consciousness can exist outside of your body, and may in fact float free from your physical body at death.
2 – There ARE in fact, many psychics and mediums who ARE fake, or bad, or even well meaning….but not that accurate. They may have had “glimpses” of something powerful and profound at a previous point of their lives, been visited by a loved one who has crossed, or even had an intuition or epiphany that was 100% true before. No doubt these experiences can lead us to believe that we are now “always on” or psychic, or able to communicate with the other side, on demand. I’ve seen this over and over again….and I like to believe it’s akin to someone who hits a halfcourt basketball shot at a carnival, or in a schoolyard, or a community an event…and then believes they ought to go play in the NBA 🙂 REAL mediums are consistent, are persistent, are committed to their craft, and are RARELY 100% convinced that they are always right, or on, or accurate with what they see/feel or get.
3 – Most important? A real medium provides EVIDENTIAL information that is accurate, insightful and not generic. Messages that are super applicable to everyone (your loved one is with you, she/he wants you to know they are okay, they had “chest pain” before they went, etc) is NOT evidential information. Names, dates, and very specific information that you would NOT expect from a stranger (the medium) is what is thought of as evidential mediumship, and the very best leave NO doubt that what they are doing is exceptional.
(I know that MY best “proof” that a medium is real, is when I walk out of a room with someone and say – they either figured out a new and innovative way to CHEAT, or what just happened was legit, because there is absolutely no way they could have gotten that information on their own)
What about you? What signs do you look for that prove a medium is real? Share with us on Facebook, or in the community comments below. Also, check out some additional thoughts, and opinions on real mediumship, at the links following teh short excerpt below.
More resources on how to tell if a medium is real:
2) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists present vague, general messages rather than accurate evidence.
Spirit communication (mediumship) should always begin with messages that identify the spirit who is communicating with the psychic medium. What is their name? What are the circumstances of their passing? How old where they when they died? How long ago did they die? What was their physical appearance and/or characteristics of their personality? If the psychic medium is unable to give you any identifying evidence of this type, that’s a red flag that they might be a fake. Otherwise, it is a sign that the psychic medium is inexperienced or poorly gifted.
3) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists claim that you are cursed.
You should never give money to any psychic or psychic medium who promises to remove a curse or spell for a fee. There is never any curse or spell and this is the most common scam in this field. These criminals are merely using fear to manipulate people. And scam artists who promise to remove a curse for a fee have been known to charge (and get) thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars from people using this common scam.
Learn how to become a medium
Can anyone become a medium? Do you have to be born psychic to speak to spirits? What about people who see a ghost, or are visited in a dream by a loved one who has crossed? Does that make me a medium? Questions and answers about becoming a medium from Amazon.
Who did the better known psychics and mediums predict would become president? Did ANYONE predict it would be Trump? And if not…..WHY not?
Someone posted this to our Facebook page earlier today. It’s a list of psychic presidential predictions that a Reddit user collected on posted on a thread, curating some of what some of the more “popular” (and truthfully, some of these people are not names we know) public predictions about who would win the election, and why.
I DO find it interesting how many people have hedged, backtracked and sort of tried to “explain away” BIG misses (especially those who were entirely and boldly confident and CERTAIN they were right 🙂 – which I think tells you a lot about someone’s integrity, be they in the intuitive business, or not.
Did YOU read a particularly interesting psychic political prediction that came right in this election cycle? If so……let us know! (share on our facebook page, or in the community comments below)
Tamar George – Bernie Sanders will be elected.
Suzanne Bishop – Bernie Sanders will become the next president.
Christine Pavlina – Bernie Sanders
Angel Eyedealism – Hillary Clinton
Agelia Johnson – Hillary Clinton
Michelle Whitedove – Hillary Clinton
Leon Holmes – Bernie Sanders
Rowena – Hillary Clinton
Mystic Mona – Ted Cruz
Kelle Sutliff – Donald Trump
Baba Vanga – Obama is the last president of the United States.
Jeanne Mayell – Hillary Clinton
Psychic Nikki – Hillary Clinton
LaMont Hamilton – Marco Rubio
Tana Hoy – Hillary Clinton
Thomas John – Hillary Clinton
Jacy Nova – Bernie Sanders
‘The Psychic Twins’, Terry and Linda Jamison – Hillary Clinton
John Hogue – Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush
Kyra Oser – Hillary Clinton, but Bernie will win the popular vote.
Jeanne Mayell – Hillary Clinton
Beverly Neals – Hillary Clinton
Craig Hamilton Parker – Republicans win
Are you looking to develop, hone or refine your psychic gifts in 2017?
Would you like to be even MORE confident when going with your “gut”, trusting your intuition, while improving & enhancing your sense of everyday spirituality and connection to something bigger than your body? Good news! Our good friend Heidi Jaffe is holding a one day psychic development workshop in Orlando on Feb 4, 2017.
It’s ideal for beginners, believers, the curious but not yet convinced…and everyone in between! Check out Heidi’s event page for the details. (and don’t forget to read our featured interview with Heidi on our “Conversations with Clairvoyants” category as well!)
Is Tyler Henry, the “Hollywood Medium” a fraud?
You don’t need to be psychic to predict that every time a psychic or medium or spiritual teacher of one type or another makes it big on the silver (or small) screen, the haters, skeptics and cynics are going to come out of the woodwork, crying foul, fake and fraud in LARGE capital letters.
The truth is, there ARE in fact many fake psychics, mediums and spiritual gurus of one type or another…and some are more obvious than others. The problem, of course, with this type of article (the one below calling Tyler Henry a “fake”) is that they always begin their argument, and attack, with a fallacious and foolish claim. NO ONE, they’ll always begin, is psychic – and NEVER have psychic abilities been proven to exist. Full stop.
Of course this is 100% untrue – and there have been countless scientific studies of psychic abilities that are FAR more credible and evidential than the vast majority of skeptics, or cynics, even know…..let alone understand.
(here is a LONG list of published papers, many in peer reviewed scientific journals, on the reality of psychic experiences, abilities and tests, often in very controlled lab settings)
And invariably of course, NONE of these attack articles are by folks who have ever had personal experiences with the subject of their skepticism, they just act the part of the proverbial armchair quarterback (or critic) and lob insults and appear to understand EXACTLY what folks like John Edward, Tyler Henry and others are doing in incredible detail, even though they’ve never met them in person, or been affected or impressed personally by the evidence that they offer behind the scenes. (Claiming it’s all “cold reading” – a boring a tired trope of skeptics of all things that would appear to suggest that “spirit” exists, or that consciousness itself – something even modern neuroscience can’t explain or agree upon – couldn’t possibly be outside of the body or brain)
Do YOU believe Tyler Henry is a fake? To me, it’s almost besides the point. I happen to be impressed with Tyler – but I simply don’t know enough about him, in a personal and private way, to know if he’s as good behind the scenes, as the TV cameras would suggest. But the idea that ALL psychics are frauds, as a place to begin ANY exploration of authenticity, says more (sadly) about the skeptics and cynics who claim to know it all, than it does about those they criticize from a far.
You can read the whole article, at the link below.
Each episode of Hollywood Medium consists of individual readings of three or four celebrities. Henry explains that he’s being shipped off to read a celebrity client with no knowledge of who he’s going to read.
We’re repeatedly reminded that Henry doesn’t know much about pop culture or celebrities to begin with, due to his small-town upbringing. “I don’t watch much TV,” he tells his subjects, apologetically. “Tyler is just a simple kid whose idea of a good time is sitting on the porch of the family farm in Hanford and looking out at the trees,” Corbett told TV Insider.
The readings always take place on the celebrity’s turf, with a friend or associate sitting in a nearby room and watching on a monitor. The sessions last at least an hour, Henry told The Outline, and are edited into a much shorter segment, intercut with scenes from “backstage” and a confessional-style, straight-to-camera testimonial from the subject after the reading.
Who are the best psychic mediums in NYC? Are there any special, unique or noteworthy mediums that aren’t “the usual suspects” but are well worth checking out?
We get a lot of requests for NYC psychics and mediums, and have quite a good list of them listed on our site. One of my personal favorites is Paul Selig, who is definitely not mentioned in the same group as the Theresa Caputo/Kim Russo crowd…..but in many ways, would be someone I’d probably recommend to those interested in spiritual growth, but are looking for a deeper dive into the psyche to find it.
Paul Selig’s channeled books (The “I am Word” series, of which there are now a bunch) are well worth reading, quite interesting and inspiring, and offer a very unique look at the invisible world that MAY be around us all. Paul does lectures and leads seminars in NYC as well as in California and around the world, and several people here have seen him live, and highly recommend the experience.
Have you had a reading or experience with Paul Selig?
Let us know about it on FACEBOOK, or in the community comments below!