If you’ve found yourself on this page, then you must have some curiosity in connecting with loved ones who have passed to the other side. I am not a “working” medium yet. I still consider myself to be a student in this area. I suppose you are always a student in this line of work as energies change and one must learn to adapt to the new energies and new ways of working.
I can remember as far back as age 5 of seeing spirit. I’ll never forget the first time. I was in my bedroom with my sister and as clear as day, I saw one of my native guides crouching beside my desk. He held his finger up to his mouth as if to say, “Shhh.” I stood there looking at him and didn’t say a word. He had a big smile on his face. I felt completely safe with him. Actually, I felt protected. Little did I know, seeing him for the first time was just the beginning of a journey of walking with Angels, my ancestors, and loved ones in spirit. As I went through my childhood, I had an inner knowingness of something far greater than what the rest of the world perceived as the truth of life. I didn’t speak of these feelings; I just accepted them and knew a time would come where I could openly discuss what I knew to be my truth.
Throughout childhood, I would pick up on the energy of spirit nearby or I would sometimes get messages to deliver to my mom. Again, I never questioned, I accepted it as a fact and delivered messages as they came. Loved ones in spirit would visit me in my dreams. They would help me sort out life problems. They too, would deliver messages to my mom.
While growing up, spirit communicated with me regularly. I suppose I was communicating with them as well but, had no knowledge of how that was happening. I would know things and not know how I knew them. As an adult, I can look back and see how it was spirit communicating. I was a keen listener, I trusted my intuition and followed their guidance all the while, being totally unaware of what was taking place.
In my twenties, I began trying to communicate. Of course, I doubted any messages I received when doing this. I mean really. Who was I to be able to speak to spirit. John Edward and James Van Praagh were people who could do that. I was not like them. In my mind, I only saw dead people. I didn’t speak to them.
At the age of 45, I was diagnosed with a very rare disease. I was near death at the time and the first doctor I saw told me I only had a 45-50% chance of living. You can imagine the shock and disbelief as I left his office! I was home visiting my children at the time. I didn’t say anything to them as I didn’t know how to tell them. The next day, I was driving and Carrie Underwood’s song “Jesus Take the Wheel” came on the radio. With tears streaming down my face, I let go of the wheel and screamed, “Jesus take the wheel. I can’t do this on my own!” An unbelievable warmth of serene, pure love came over me. I clearly heard, you’re going to be okay. From that moment on, I didn’t believe what the doctor had said, I ignored what others thought, and I believed with everything in me, I was going to be okay.
That was a pivotal moment of my spiritual journey. Spirit spoke and I heard. More importantly, the feeling of knowing was stronger than it had ever been. Doctor after doctor, told me my future looked grim. Doctor after doctor told me my life, if I survived, would never be normal again. But, I knew differently. Spirit had spoken to me. I knew I was going to be okay. I knew this was only a bump in the road and all would be fine. I knew. I tried to tell everyone but, no one listened.
It’s been seven years since I was diagnosed. I still have my disease however; it has not traveled the normal path of destruction that it has traveled with others. In fact, my doctor, who has spent his entire medical career researching my disease, is baffled by my body’s reaction. He shakes his head in disbelief. I am his miracle patient. I live a normal life. I can do things that I should not be able to do.
During my whole ordeal of literally coming back from the “almost dead” state, spirit spoke to me and I listened, I heard. Once I got better, I began to really look into this whole “I can see, hear, and feel spirit around me happenings.” I started reading every book I could get my hands on and I started to experiment with talking to my loved ones who had passed. I eventually learned of the spiritualist church and development circles. I must admit it took me several years to get the courage to join a circle. It took going to a Doreen Virtue mediumship course to convince me I wasn’t crazy and I really could communicate with spirit. If Doreen says I can do this, then it must be true, right?
I joined a circle a few months after Doreen’s course. I sat in the circle for 2 1/2 years and have taken many courses on mediumship. I spent a week with Tony Stockwell (TV medium in the UK who tours with James Van Praagh). Tony was a guest tutor on a week-long course. I was put into his group which was the advanced group. I don’t know how I ended up in this group. I felt for sure they had made a mistake! Many of the group members were working mediums and some were tutors in their own right. I on the other hand had been in a circle for 5 months! I definitely felt like a duck out of water; talk about intimidation! I made it through the week and came out more confident than ever! It’s amazing what one can learn in just one week. I think the most important lesson I learned that week, was how much further I needed to go to be considered “really good” at this work. I was exposed to mediums who were working at the top of this field. I knew I had a long way to go but, felt confident that with the right tutors, I could get there.
Through Tony Stockwell, I came to know a woman by the name of Mavis Pittilla. Mavis was Tony’s tutor. She has been involved with the Arthur Findlay College for 40+ years. In one of Tony’s weekend workshops, I was put into Mavis’ group. I fell absolutely in love with this woman. I didn’t think anyone could top Tony but, Mavis did! Mavis tours with James Van Praagh as well. She is an international medium and is well-respected by the top mediums of the world.
So where am I at now? I’m in training as a medium.
I’m in Mavis Pittilla’s mentorship programme.
I’m taking courses at Arthur Findlay College, The Worlds Foremost College for the Advancement of Spiritualism and Psychic Sciences
Learning to work with spirit is like learning to ride a bicycle. In order to ride a bicycle without the training wheels and without your dad holding on to the back of the seat, you must practice, practice, practice. Mediumship is no different. In the beginning, you have the safety net of your tutors in a circle. You only work within the circle where you know you are loved and nurtured until you are ready to take the next step. In the next step, you step out of the confines of the circle and work in a church service with your tutor by your side ready to jump in and help if necessary. The 3rd step is when you are ready to get out there on your own and do readings or church services with the tutors still in the picture but no longer holding your hand and the last step, is when you are a working medium flying on your own two wings with the help of spirit. I might add, taking courses never ends. There is always room for improvement and you are always a student in this work! You are just a student on a different level.
I’m in step 3. I’m venturing out on my own now but, I still have the guidance of Mavis and continuing to work on my craft with the help of tutors at Arthur Findlay College.
In order for me to get to step 4, the working medium, I need to practice with as many people as possible. If you are willing to sit for 30 minutes and let a developing medium work with you and your loved ones in the spirit world, I’d be delighted to give you a reading!
Private readings are available through Skype. Please go to the contact page and include several preferred dates and times. Please show your time zone.
Times available are as follows:
East Coast time USA = M-F 12:00 PM-3:00PM
Central time USA = M-F 11:00AM-2:00PM
Mountain time USA = M-F 10:00AM-1:00PM
West Coast time USA = M-F 9:00AM-12:00PM
United Kingdom = M-F 5:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday’s and Sunday’s my times are more flexible. Send me an email and we can work on a time together.