Lorraine is a natural born medium taught by the world of spirit, but she is also a sceptic. Why? She tests everything as much as she can to see where the information is coming from. Is it spirit world or is it her imagination?
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A Sceptical Medium
Mediumship, healing, natural born mediums and much more are all discussed in this book.
Book 2 is the follow up book to A Sceptical Medium and also has excerpts from two other books penned by the same author together with poems that may have been inspired by the spirit world.
A Day of Readings
I was asked, along with others, to attend a fund raising day for a Community Centre and to do "readings" for them. It absolutely poured down and so the day was rather poorly attended. However, quite a few of the people who came wanted a reading and of the ones I did, three of them stand out for various reasons.
The first I shall talk of is a lady who wanted pure mediumship. Now, I've already explained the differences between mediumship, psychic work and what I call ‘fortune telling’. The latter of these is one I refuse to get involved with and the first is the one I favour along with healing.
Let me set the scene. I was in a room which was usually used as an office. It had been tidied up for my use that day and someone had put lots of different crystals in there. Now I love crystals and have many very large ones in my collection. I do not, however, think of them as anything other than very pretty to look at. There are those who believe they have healing properties, but I am not one of those people. Their presence did, however, lend a little extra to the atmosphere in the room together with several candles that I had lit in order to make the room appear more homely and welcoming.
Scene set, in comes the first "client" of the day. She was a very pleasant lady who appeared quite calm but was most insistent that all she wanted was mediumship. She didn't want a psychic reading or Angel Cards to be used, just pure, unadulterated mediumship. I just hoped I was able to link in and give her what she was after. When I do a reading for someone I do not like them to have a conversation with me. You never know what they may let out about themselves or those connected to them. I ask them to hold off on that until after the reading is finished. All I want is "yes" or "no" answers to anything or a "maybe" if that's more pertinent. This is what I asked her to do.
There were many things I got for her and obviously I cannot give away private information, but you don't know her and it is, therefore, alright to tell you a little of what followed. I described her husband who had died and gave detailed information about him. I also mentioned a nephew, giving his name, and details of a situation with him of which her husband was aware. I then proceeded to tell her about the situation she was worrying over and that her husband thought the solution she was thinking about would be a good decision to make. She confirmed this was all correct and said that was exactly
The question she had come hoping to hear about.
I gave her several names of other people involved which also proved correct. There was advice given to her on another matter that I said she had been worrying over and I told her what her husband advised. I then had to relay a warning about a necklace she was about to give to someone. Her husband didn't want it to go to that particular person. She confirmed she was going to give the necklace to the person he stated and would now not do so.
The reading ended with me telling her he was aware she had received a large bouquet of yellow flowers that day and he, in turn, was giving her pink flowers and a kiss on the cheek. She glowed with happiness and then told me it was her 88th birthday that very day and she had indeed received yellow flowers that morning. She also told me he always gave her pink flowers on her birthday. That lady of 88 had caught 3 different buses in the pouring rain in order to come for her reading and she said it was worth it as I had made her day perfect. That is what is wonderful about mediumship. That is what the gifts are about – not ‘fortune telling’.
The second one I shall not talk of in detail. She is only to be mentioned to explain what mediumship is not about. She came in and sat down with her arms folded, legs crossed and informed me she was there to get proof her husband was with her and she wanted him to tell her something she already knew. That was the only thing she wanted. She didn’t want anyone else to come through. Nor anything else about any other subject than the one she wanted to hear about. I explained that wasn't how it worked but she was not prepared to listen. She insisted I had to do what she said and that if I didn't then it proved it was all a load of rubbish. I will not work with someone like that and instead I tried to explain how it is done and that you cannot get who they want. It is only who is able (or wants to in some cases) to come through.
Her husband did come through and I described him, his car make and colour and their home and where it was. I described his size, said what illness he had passed with and where it was located. All correct but wrong!! Wrong for her that is. She got annoyed with me and said that was all very well but it wasn’t what she wanted to hear. He must tell her what she wanted or else she wouldn't believe anything. Her very attitude blocked anything further and I wasn't prepared to carry on with her interrupting all the time telling me to hurry up and get to the point she was there for.
I picked up psychically what was wrong and what it was she wanted and it proved correct. I could not get anything from her husband about it and never expected to. It was something that is not for us to know but she couldn't accept that. I had another medium come in and sit with her and she too had the same problem. The lady went away disgruntled and not at all happy even though her husband had come through. She was most ungrateful and it made me wonder what sort of life he had with her when she was able to dismiss the very fact he had come through at all. She agreed she had been very spoiled through her life and he always gave her anything she wanted. Not this time lady!!
It is this sort of person who is happy to go to those who are unscrupulous. They prey on people like her and make a lot of money out of them. She would happily have paid a lot of money for someone to tell her what she wanted to hear. Sadly, there are far too many people out there who would be willing to do just that whether it was the truth or not. It is this that most of us would love to see stopped.
The third one was a young lad recently back from Afghanistan. I shall not tell anything about his reading apart from the fact he broke down in tears and sobbed on my shoulder. It was almost a counselling session for him as well as a reading. He, like the first lady, received exactly what he came for and although he got upset, some was due to what he had seen and gone through in Afghanistan. I shall not tell you anything about his reading, apart from the fact he broke down in tears and sobbed on my shoulder. It was almost like a counselling session for him as well as a reading. He, like the first lady, received exactly what he came for and although he got upset, some was due to what he had seen and gone through in Afghanistan and some was due to the fact he found comfort in the things I described and told him. He too went away happy from his reading.
So you can see from this little bit that there is more to mediumship than spouting out a load of nonsense and tales of tall dark handsome men or riches forthcoming. It is that sort of nonsense a lot of people want when seeking out a clairvoyant. I do see a little of their future at times and can tell of things I see ahead for them, but that is a very small part of the work I do. What I have just talked about is how I prefer to work and in my eyes, that is how I believe God wishes it to be done. He didn't give us these gifts to tell people mundane, silly things to do with one's personal life and how to lead it.
After helping people and bringing comfort or answers about things I couldn't possibly have known about them or their loved ones, I am left with an incredible feeling. It makes me feel quite humble that I have been chosen to work in this way to bring comfort to others. It may be in a very small way but how wonderful is that? I am well blessed indeed and it is for this reason that I feel quite saddened and sickened by the things I hear about when charlatans cheat these people. Imagine that young lad back from Afghanistan getting cheated by a fraud out to take his money and giving him a load of rubbish. It is the cheats who would leave someone like him in a bad way afterwards. This work brings huge responsibility with it and should never be treated lightly or abused. I hope and pray I shall never do this even unwittingly and that I am allowed to continue in this work for as long as I am able.