I’m a Spiritual Medium and I go to a traditional, mainstream church. In fact, I have gone to church almost my whole life.
Spiritual AND religious is how I describe myself. The two are NOT mutually exclusive, so please don’t give up your church on the premise that you need to be more spiritual. I recommend that if your church doesn’t lift you up, find another one that does. But remember that worship and walking with The Lord happens in your mind, your heart and most of all — in your actions. How you treat others is who you really are.
Be spiritual. Be religious. I believe God wants you to have both in your life.
My highest form of meditation happens during the rituals of church. My daily mantra is, “I love the Lord, Jesus Christ.”
While I’m in church, I deeply feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. My heart soars to its highest place on a soul level. I am thrilled when I see the angels and peoples’ auras there. Mostly I see tremendous White Light in church.
I am a Child of God, just as YOU are. You have gifts. We all have gifts. Mine are Gifts of the Spirit: Check out what Corinthians says:
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
I appreciate skeptics. Most Mediums I have met are actually pretty big skeptics. We are always seeking proof. We use discernment well. We are, by definition, good at reading people and situations and figuring out what is real. Skeptics don’t bother me because I am one.
I appreciate people who enjoy their religion and their church community. I enjoy mine.
What bothers me are those people who deny the possibility that the deceased are still with us. What bothers me are the closed minds, because I think that opening their minds would heal their hearts. I’ve heard people say, “When you’re dead, you’re dead until Christ comes again one day.” I’ve heard people say that Mediums are being tricked by demons because the dead can’t possibly communicate. My response is to look to The Lord Jesus for His counsel.
Jesus knew there is an afterlife into which people go when their physical bodies die. The following text is from Afterlife Communication and is featured here with the author’s permission:
Jesus, Demons, Mediums, and the Afterlife
This explanation is given for Christians who have concerns about what the church says about mediums and the afterlife. Some in the church hold that any contact with those on the next plane of life must be demonic. Mediums, they assert, speak with demons, and speaking to mediums is forbidden by Biblical mandates. They believe the deceased are in a sort of “cold storage” until Jesus’ second coming and are not accessible. In cold storage, they are without life until the judgment day, when those who swore allegiance to Jesus will be resurrected into physical bodies and live in a heaven on earth; those who did not swear allegiance to Jesus will be thrown into the fiery pit of hell.
This explanation shows why those assertions simply aren’t true.
Jesus and the Afterlife
These teachings the church asserts did not come from Jesus.
1. At no time did Jesus say that people who passed out of this life would go into cold storage until a resurrection. It would be remarkable that such an important detail would not have been presented by Jesus during his teaching if it were true. Where is the cold storage and what are people’s conditions there? The gospels have no mention of them.
2. At no time did Jesus speak of a far-distant heaven at all. He said the Kingdom of God (or Kingdom of Heaven) is here; it is within us. The idea of a heaven distant in time, a purgatory, and limbos were entirely created by the church.
3. At no time did Jesus say people weren’t living on another plane of life immediately after passing away.
4. At no time did Jesus say people should not communicate with their deceased loved ones on the next plane of life. He never mentions mediums, even once.
5. At no time did Jesus say that if people spoke to loved ones who had passed away, it was really demons speaking.
Where did these ideas come from, then? They were entirely the fabrications of the church after 30 CE. Allowing ordinary people to commune with their loved ones who had passed away, without the intercession of the church, would have given ordinary people direct access to the afterlife and to God. That would have diminished the church’s control, and of course, the church would have none of that. And so, the church demonized contact with those in the next plane of life because they weren’t the ones administering it.
However, we do have evidence that Jesus knew there is an afterlife into which people go immediately after passing away:
1. While on the cross, one account has Jesus saying to the thief beside him that the thief would be with him that day in paradise. There was to be no delay for the thief or Jesus; they would be together in paradise the moment they passed away.
2. Another account has a description of Jesus taking Peter, John, and James with him to a mountain to pray. There, two men appeared, “in glorious splendor,” and talked with Jesus. The three disciples recognized the two men as Moses and Elijah. In other words, Moses and Elijah had etheric (“glorified”) bodies and were very much alive, not in cold storage, and Jesus spoke to them, undoubtedly listening to their wisdom and counsel. At the time, Moses’ body had been disintegrating where he died (on the mountain overlooking the promised land) for 1,200 years, and Elijah’s was moldering in the ground for 800 years, so they weren’t appearing in those piles of dry bones and dust.
Jesus promised that his disciples and we would be able to do all the things he did and greater things (John 1:50), meaning we are able to commune with those in the next plane of life just as he did, sometimes even when they appear in glorified bodies.
3. Another account was added to Jesus’ teachings by the writer of Luke, and Biblical scholars agree that it probably did not come from Jesus; it was added by first-century Christians. However, it shows that first-century Christians did not believe that the deceased went into cold storage. In fact, they believed that people who pass away are immediately met and guided by those on the other side. In Luke 16:22, the writer describes a begger dying. The writer reports that upon death, angels on the other side of life “carried him to Abraham’s side.” There, the begger was very much alive and with Abraham who was very much alive. Their physical bodies were moldering on Earth somewhere. But they were alive on the other side, having etheric or spiritual bodies, engaging in a conversation. If the early Christians had had a notion of cold storage for millennia, that passage would not have been written or would not have remained in the text as it was circulated.
4. Still another account reports that Jesus told his disciples that his Father’s house has plenty of room and he would go to prepare a place for them. He then said he was going to come back for them (not in life, obviously, but when they died) and take them there. There is no statement such as “For a few millennia, you’ll be in cold storage, but after the judgment you’ll have a room with your name on it.” He was making a clear reference to greeting them when they passed away and entered the next plane of life.
5. Jesus spoke later in that account of going to be with the Father, God, and being available for the disciples to communicate with. He said they could ask him to do things and he would do them on the other side of life. In other words, Jesus had a very clear conception that his life would continue and that he would be available to communicate with the disciples, although people would not be able to see him. That is a perfect description of the next plane of life where people are able to walk among us and see us, but we can’t see them.
6. In a remarkable description of being on the next plane of life, communicating with the disciples, and appearing to them at times, Jesus is reported to have said this:
18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. Anyone who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. John 14:18-21
These remarkable words aren’t concepts known among the first-century Jews. The writers who recorded Jesus’ words undoubtedly had no idea what they were writing—they just wrote down what he was reported to have said. Jesus’ description shows insights into the afterlife that could only have come from guidance from God and those on higher planes of being. They are testimony to his knowledge that he would be living on the next plane of life and if the disciples just had faith and were open to him from the other side, he would be able to guide them and even appear to them.
In other words, there is no evidence that Jesus believed that his followers would go into cold storage after passing away and enter a heaven at some far-distant time, and early Christians closest to Jesus’ time believed people were guided in the afterlife upon death. On the other hand, there is direct, clear evidence that Jesus believed that those who passed away would immediately enter the next plane of life and have etheric bodies. He spoke with Moses and Elijah as they materialized, and he allowed Peter, John, and James to witness it. Finally, he assured his disciples that even though he was not going to be in a physical body, he would be with them, would give them guidance, and even might appear to them.
My answer is yes — Go to church, be religious, and be spiritual. And if you want to have a reading with a Medium or Psychic, then just do it. Choose wisely; use your own discernment. For tips on choosing a professional Medium or Psychic and preparing yourself to receive a reading, please visit my website: Healing Summit.