Grief is a universal and common reaction to the lost of a love one. Losing a parent, spouse, friend, child or pet can be devastating. In current times more and more bereaved individuals and families are utilizing spiritual mediumship via a medium as an effective way to help their grief and come to a better understanding of the passing of their loved ones. According to a recent USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll, almost 70 million Americans believe that it is possible to communicate with the dead, and millions of people in the world have experienced a visitation. More and more people are feeling safe to speak openly of these encounters and to experience the healing messages from their love ones.

What is a medium? A medium is able to receive communication from those who have physically died, similar to how a radio receives transmissions. Mediums provide evidence that our consciousness survives our physical death. Mediums are not therapists, however to communicate with departed loved ones is perhaps the most effective form of grief therapy. To know that your loved one lives on and is in a better place can bring an immense amount of healing and peace.

How does a medium communicate with the other side? Mediums have the ability to be part of the electromagnetic force that souls use to transmit their messages. Many mediums hear spoken words or phrases; others describe recognizing words telepathically. Some mediums receive visual images as if a movie is being played. They may describe an image or symbol, or interpret according to their own frame of reference. Some mediums describe having physical sensations that are communicated by spirit entities as well as picking up scents that are connected to specific spirit entities.

Are all mediums the same? No. Unfortunately some people claim to be mediums, and some may have psychic abilities and ESP talents, but cannot actually connect to those on the “other side.” Many so call mediums need information from you in order to begin or carry forward with the session. If a medium is a true channel to the other side, you do not need to tell them any information. You may answer “yes” or “no” but your loved ones should provide all the necessary and specific details. Authentic mediums will welcome skeptics because it is in the communication with departed loved ones that provides the evidence .

How can I learn more about mediumship or find a medium? Two helpful national organizations that can be found on the web are The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential ( and The Forever Family Foundation (

Author's Bio: 

Samara Anjelae is a healer, medium, mentor, and author. She has helped clients worldwide with a holistic and spiritual approach for the last 20 years. Samara has given thousands of phone and in-person Spiritual Psychic Readings for clients who have sought clarity and purpose on life issues such as career, relationships, and soul path. Samara also performs Spiritual Medium Readings for clients who are seeking communication with specific loved ones who have crossed over. Samara is a certified research medium with Windbridge and the Forever Family Foundation. For more helpful information on Samara and mediumship, visit or call 859-749-8832.