Prior to my son’s sudden death, he was fascinated by the Long Island Medium. He and his wife watched the show often. My son was a creative guy, meaning, he approached life with an openness to possibility. He had never gone to a medium but he was curious and open to energy from the other side.
Soon after his sudden death, my daughter-in-law and I went to see a psychic medium who channeled my son’s energy. She shared details of a spirit who was making his energy present to her. I knew that if it was possible, my son would make himself known with both my daughter-in-law and myself in the audience. The information was specific to his death. The strength of his communication, through her, helped us to recognize him and spoke of his larger than life personality.
The sudden death of my loved one cracked me open and caused me to questioning everything, including life itself, why things happen, and how to move on through pain and suffering my worst nightmare.
My take-away from that reading was that the medium perceived energy and trusted enough in what she perceived to share it with a room full of people who were hoping to make connection with their loved one on the other side. Not everyone left with a connection that evening. But those who did, we got some relief where there had only been pain. I left with hope where there had been silence.
Prior to the reading, I had been journal writing and meditating daily. As an Art Therapy Consultant and Life Coach who has been in the helping profession for 20 years, I knew that I needed a place to work through strong feelings and emotions that I was experiencing several times a day. Journaling gave me a place to express everything, the hurt, the anger, the frustration, the longing, and the love…the love that I feared I was loosing because he was gone. I have since felt encouraged to dialogue with my son directly.
That dialogue and connection has been life sustaining.