Getting messages from the other side
Halloween is coming up shortly and is an excellent time to practice communicating with the dead and connecting with our loved ones who are no longer with us. October 31st is the one day of the year when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is the thinnest, allowing for easy crossover on both sides.
Many people, Wiccan or otherwise, take advantage of this energetic shift to tap into the other side for answers or to reconnect with their lost loved ones. If you are a skilled practitioner communicating wth the dead will come very easily to you. But what happens if you are not? How do you make this connection and receive powerful or helpful messages?
Meditation is the easiest way to practice spirit communications. For those of you who are still stumped by this method, I have broken down some detailed techniques that can be used to help you connect. If you have someone in mind you want to speak to, focus on them specifically. Otherwise it is perfectly acceptable to remain open to whichever loved one chooses to speak to you.
Be aware that when you are trying to connect to someone specific, they do not always come through for various reasons. Sometimes another loved one will come through instead. Try to remain open as we tend to get the messages we need, even if we wanted or expected something else. When communicating with the dead its best to remain flexible and open minded.
If you happen to see or hear someone that you don’t know or who refuses to identify themselves you have the right to refuse to speak with them and end your session. Communicating is much like opening your front door when someone knocks. You never know who is going to be on the other side. It could be your mother, the pizza delivery guy or a robber with a gun. Use caution in the spiritual realm as well as in real life. Safety first.
Let’s get started!
Go to your favorite place. Close your eyes and visualize somewhere that you and your loved one used to meet or spend time. Perhaps it’s a local diner, park or even their family home. Once you are there, walk yourself into the space and sit down. Ask for your loved one to come and speak to you. If you see them appear, invite them to sit and have a chat like the good old days. Now is the time to ask them how they are doing, share with them anything you would like them to know, and ask them if they have anything important that they would like to share with you.
Find a special trinket. All of us have things that are special to us whether it is a piece of jewelry, a ceramic figure or a lucky hat. When someone we love passes on, we tend to hold onto their keepsakes. This is where psychometry comes in. This is a way of receiving messages from inanimate objects. If something is special to us it tends to hold our energetic imprint. Sit in a quiet place and close your eyes. If you are experienced in grounding, I would suggest doing so at this time. Clear all other thoughts from your mind and focus your intention on the object you are holding. See what sort of images or messages you receive. Using this method I have gotten impressions of many things including verbal messages, scents and even songs.
Work with a professional Medium, Channel or Psychic. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If you feel the need to connect with someone you love who has passed, you can always ask the experts. If you don’t know which one of these to look for, here is how they work. A Medium can relay messages to you from the other side. This is usually through a guide of some sort or by relaying messages from your loved one. A Channel will actually share their physical body with a spirit so that they may speak to you directly. A Psychic can get messages for you from their guides or through other divination methods such as tarot, scrying or automatic handwriting. Communicating with the dead doesn’t always have to be something you try on your own.
Even if you are new to spirit communications or communicating with the dead, that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Pick a method that feels the most comfortable to you. And feel free to tweak things slightly if you have a moment of inspiration. The best part about spirituality is that we all create the path that works best for us.