People often wonder what exactly happens after death. Is there an afterlife? Are our deceased loved ones at peace? While different faiths lead to different conclusions, one man has gotten a pretty clear vision into the other side.
Psychic medium Matt Fraser has “the sixth sense,” or the ability to connect with souls that have passed on. He uses that ability to put the living at ease by relaying messages from their deceased friends or relatives.
While Fraser has now accepted his special gift, when he first began hearing voices from the other side as a small child, it was quite frightening.
“I was around the age of 3 or 4 when I first started seeing and hearing the departed,” Fraser said. “It started off where I saw my grandmother that had passed away when I was 3. After that, other souls started coming in, so it was crazy, because being a little boy, I was like living that movie, ‘The Sixth Sense.’
Every time I went to bed, all these souls would line up trying to speak with me and connect with me. When souls started to show up that were not family members, souls that I had never met before, that was so scary for me, because I didn’t know what they wanted. I thought the house was haunted. I didn’t realize these were souls that had messages. I was convinced that our house, growing up as a kid, had evil spirits in it, because I didn’t know why it was that I was feeling these things.”
These strange sensations at a young age were a hefty burden, so Fraser tried to rid himself of the voices and carry out a normal life.
“I did everything that I could to make the voices stop, to just be normal, to stop hearing and seeing these visions,” Fraser said. “But, it never truly left completely. Even though I did everything I could to make the voices stop and push what I was sensing away, I always could feel people on a different level. It was just this inner connection I had on a deeper level with most people. I could feel their pain, I could feel them on an emotional level.”
Due to this heightened connection he felt, Fraser chose a career path where he could help others.
“Because I had that ability, I always felt I needed to be in the healthcare field,” he said. “So, I actually started my career as an EMT, where I worked for the World Trade Center in Boston for the security operations department. Then from there, I went to go and see a medium for the first time myself, because at that point I was older and I wanted to understand what it was that I was running away from. So I went to see a medium for the first time and it changed my life, because I realized this is actually a gift. It’s not something that I have to worry or run from. It’s something I could actually use to help people.”
With newfound clarity about his ability and a passion to use his gift, Fraser began connecting people with their loved ones from the spirit world who were coming through with specific messages. He then started hosting readings to touch as many lives as he could.
Fraser explained that he can’t necessarily choose who he connects with, but rather the departed souls choose to connect with him when they have a need to talk to their loved ones.
“It all depends on the souls,” he said. “Souls come through when they have messages. It’s not like I’m walking down the street and all of a sudden there’s just random souls and everyone’s soul of a loved one is coming through. It depends on when there’s a message or when a soul has to come through. For example, so many times, we don’t get to say, ‘goodbye.’ So many times, there are questions over a loved one’s passing, such as how they left this world and if they are safe and at peace on the other side. There’s so many things that we question and wonder, and that’s where I come in as a medium. Souls will use me to finish their stories and tell a story they couldn’t when they were here in this world.
“I don’t ask questions, because the souls on the other side, already know what they have to come through and say to help you to heal. For example, when I do a reading, I never say, ‘Who are you looking for? Who do you want to connect with? What do you want to ask them?’ Because the thing is, your loved one’s spirit can hear your thoughts, feelings and emotions and they know what it is that you need to hear to be able to heal and move forward with your life, and that’s what’s so amazing.”
This connection certainly sounds amazing, and understandably, hard to believe, until you have experienced it for yourself. Laughlin guests will have that chance when Fraser comes to the Edgewater Pavilion, Saturday, Nov. 25.
“Come to a show and watch a reading,” Fraser implored. “There’s so many times I see skeptics’ whole world change for the better just by coming to an event. It happened not too long ago when I was on television. There was this reading I did with Michael Clayton, a former NFL player who had me on his talk show. It was funny because, he didn’t really want me on because he didn’t believe in mediums or the other side. But the moment I started talking to him, his friend that passed away came through, and he was just completely blown away. He was in shock and it changed the whole way he thought about death.”
Fraser said anybody in the audience at his shows has a chance to receive a message from the departed.
“The moment I walk out on stage, it’s like the audience disappears and all I see is dead people,” he said. “I tell people, ‘It doesn’t matter where you sit, it just matters that you’re there.’ When you’re there, you’re part of the experience, whether you’re sitting in the front or the back. What’s amazing is, the souls lead me all around the room. One minute I could be talking to someone in the front row who lost their son, to next thing you know I’m in the back talking to someone who lost their daughter. What’s amazing is, the souls have a way of reaching every single person there. If there is a message for you, I will get it to you, no matter where you sit, and that’s the fun part.”
While his events are entertaining, Fraser is in the business of helping people and that is why he tours the country sharing his gift with the world.
“I love having this gift,” he said. “In the beginning I didn’t, because I didn’t understand it. Once I understood how powerful these messages are and how they help people, that’s when I realized, ‘Oh my god, this is incredible!’ I’ve seen these messages change people’s lives. I’ve seen so many people not want to move forward in their life because of the loss of a loved one, or they think there might not be a Heaven, or an afterlife, and to hear a message from their loved one, and know their loved one in spirit is OK, it means they know they can be OK as well. That’s what I hope to achieve with every single reading.”
Fraser has also written three books, with a fourth one coming soon, in which he answers the most intriguing questions about his ability and life after death.
“My first book was, ‘The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability,’ which was an eBook all about how to discover your own gifts,” he said. “Then I wrote a memoir of my life called, ‘When Heaven Calls.’ My most recent book, I am so proud of, it’s called, ‘We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife.’ In this book, I answer all the questions people have been really wanting to ask a psychic medium but might not have the courage. Questions like, ‘Is there a soulmate?
Do you reconnect with your soulmate on the other side? What happens if a loved one passes tragically? What happens to the souls that don’t go to the other side?’ So that is all in my latest book and I’m so glad I decided to write it, because it has been the book that everyone has wanted. The moment it was released, it instantly hit ‘The New York Times’ bestseller list. I realized that so many people have wanted to ask me these questions, but may have been too scared. So I think this book really fills the gap in really helping people understand what truly happens when we leave this world.”
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It still kind of blows my mind that I can be sitting in my living room talking to a person on a Zoom call who’s in their own living room in Australia, and connect them with their grandmother in Heaven. How is this even possible?
The simple explanation is that all souls, living and dead, are made up of energy, which transcends space, time, and even the physical world.
When you understand that we are all energetic beings, a lot of other things start to make sense.
For example, the fact that you instinctively feel at ease with some people and uncomfortable with others can be chalked up to their energy. Your overall health and well being is tied to your energy field too.
The world is so full of stressors, screens, and technologies that affect us at an energetic level, that it can be difficult to stay calm and balanced. While there are times you’d love to spend a month unplugged on a mountaintop somewhere, that’s not always an option! Instead, some people turn to a holistic healing technique called Reiki. Like Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Herbal Medicine, and many other holistic practices, Reiki has been used to heal the mind and body for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Reiki is a healing technique that can help clear and balance your energy.
Reiki Healing is based on the idea that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living things. People who practice this technique believe that this energy can be channeled and transferred to promote healing and balance in the recipient.
When you experience stress or are exposed to negative energy from other people, it can impact your mind, body, and spirit. Most of the time this is temporary, and your energy clears itself. But if you’re struggling with old trauma, excessive stress or grief, have persistent pain or other physical symptoms, or are in a destructive relationship, your energy field may need extra help! That’s when many people benefit from Reiki techniques.
If you’re not familiar with Reiki, here are a few things you should know:
Reiki can be done through either a hands-on or hands-off approach. Practitioners often place their hands lightly on or above the recipient’s body, allowing the energy to flow where it’s needed most to balance and heal the patient. Some healers even practice Reiki remotely.
Reiki is considered a holistic healing practice, and unlike traditional medicine, treats not only physical symptoms but also emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Many people swear by its ability to promote a sense of relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
While Reiki is known to complement traditional medical treatments, for most people it’s not a substitute for professional medical care. People should consult with healthcare providers for serious health issues and view Reiki as a complementary practice.
Energy Healing techniques you can try at home.
- Deep Breathing and Visualization: Practice deep breathing exercises to clear your energy and promote relaxation. As you breathe in, imagine drawing in positive, healing energy. Visualize this energy circulating through your body, bringing vitality and balance. Exhale, releasing any tension or negativity.
- Mindful Touch: Place your hands on areas of your body where you feel tension or discomfort. Focus on the warmth generated by your hands and imagine healing energy flowing from your palms. You can do this for yourself or offer gentle touch to others, such as a family member or friend, to provide comfort.
- Grounding Techniques: Connect with the Earth’s energy by spending time outdoors, walking barefoot on grass, soil, or sand. Imagine any negative energy being released into the ground, and visualize fresh, revitalizing energy flowing up through your body. Grounding is believed to restore balance and promote overall well-being.
- Affirmations and Intention Setting: The mind body connection is powerful, so try using positive affirmations to direct your thoughts and intentions towards healing. Affirmations can be simple statements like “I am healthy and vibrant” or “I release all negative energy.” Repeat these affirmations with conviction, focusing on the positive energy they invoke.
- Crystal Healing: Many people use crystals to clear the energy around them, but they can also be used for healing. Choose crystals associated with healing properties, such as amethyst for relaxation or rose quartz for emotional healing. Hold the crystal in your hand, close your eyes, and focus on the energy it radiates. You can also place crystals on specific areas of the body or in your environment.
Like I said, I’m not a Reiki expert, and am not suggesting that you use practices like Reiki as a substitute for professional medical care. However, based on what I understand about energy, I believe these techniques can help you feel calmer, balanced, and more energetic,
Let’s try a quick exercise for an energy boost!
I can’t physically send energy like a Reiki practitioner might, but this exercise will provide you some positive vibes. If you’re open to it, take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine a warm, comforting light surrounding you. Count silently to time your breaths: breathe in through your nose for four seconds, gently hold for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds – then start again! Imagine yourself releasing the tension or negativity you’re holding onto with each exhale, and allow the positive energy to fill you with a sense of peace and well-being. There! Feel better? Simply by unplugging and taking a few moments to breathe you’ve balanced and cleared your energy.
Whether you visit a Reiki practitioner for a treatment or try a DIY technique like visualization, positive thoughts, or a simple moment of mindfulness, taking time to focus on and heal your energy can have a surprisingly positive effect on every part of you!
When someone you love dies, it can be a long time until life feels normal again.The absence of a family member or beloved friend can cast a shadow on family gatherings and special events for years and years to come.
Now, as the holidays approach, you might find yourself feeling conflicted or even guilty at the thought of celebrating because Grandpa or Mom are no longer around to share the experience. You might wonder what your loved one is feeling as they look down from Heaven and see you decorating your home and planning parties – or what they might think if you choose to sit out the holidays entirely.
It probably won’t surprise you that I get lots of questions about this topic every year around this time! People struggle with a sense of guilt and loss, while also knowing in their hearts that life must go on. It’s especially hard when there are children in the family who might not fully understand your sadness, and are eagerly anticipating their favorite holiday traditions.
Based on years of communicating with Souls in Heaven, I have plenty of insight on this topic, so to help you navigate the holidays after the loss of a loved one, I’ve put together some answers to commonly asked questions:
Q – Does my loved one know how much I miss them?
A – Yes! Souls in heaven can see you crying, and they know how sad you are that they’re not around. That’s why they work so hard to send you signs, or communicate with you through a medium. They want you to know that they’re always with you – even if you can’t interact with them in the same way you did when they were alive. It’s important to know that they are not in pain and they’re not suffering, and they don’t want you to either. Which leads to our next question…
Q- Should I feel guilty about celebrating the Holidays when they can’t be there?
A- No, No, No! I can’t tell you how many messages I’ve relayed from Souls who beg their family members not to feel bad about being happy and celebrating special occasions. Countless times they’ve let me know how much joy it brings them to see their loved ones enjoying the same rituals and traditions they participated in when they were alive and they especially appreciate when you remember them by telling stories or making their favorite holiday dish
Q- Is there a timeframe that I need to stick to when it comes to mourning?
A- Your family, church, or culture might have traditional time frames or “rules” when it comes to mourning, but trust me, your loved one isn’t judging you. Grief is a very personal thing, and while there are stages that everyone goes through, you can’t measure them on a calendar. You might feel happy one day, and devastated with loss the next. Take care of yourself, and keep your loved ones in your thoughts. Remember that they are drawn to happiness and laughter, and while it will take time for your heart to heal, you’ll feel closer to them if you celebrate their memory and the good times you shared.
Q- How can I enjoy the season when my heart is broken?
A- That’s a hard question. I can tell you over and over that your loved one in Heaven wants you to be happy, but that’s easier said than done when you’re grieving and missing that person’s presence every day! Be kind to yourself, and don’t be afraid to share your feelings with the people you love. They’re probably struggling with their own sense of loss, and you might find yourself going from tears over how much you miss Mom, to laughter as you all compare funny, happy memories. If that happens, know that Mom is watching over you and laughing along with you.
Q- What’s the best way to honor my loved one’s memory during this time?
A- It’s so common during a reading that a Soul will urge their family members to celebrate the holidays or enjoy their birthday because that allows them to enjoy the experience from Heaven. I remember once, a woman’s husband came through in a reading and told his wife to PLEASE decorate the house and go ice-skating with the kids because he loved seeing them enjoying themselves so much! When you are having fun and creating meaningful moments, your loved ones are right there and with you. They continue to see and experience life through YOU – so don’t hesitate to enjoy every day to the fullest. You’ll be happier and dearly departed will thank you for it!
As you shop for gifts, cook holiday meals, and attend family gatherings, you might find yourself longing to connect with a loved one in Heaven. In fact, getting a message might be the best gift you could imagine! I can help with that too. Check out my website and join me at an in-person or online reading event. You’ll leave with a renewed faith that your loved one will always be around, during the holidays and all year round, watching over you and sending you love.
Recently, Alexa and I went out with some old friends, and a young woman showed up who I’d never met before. She was holding tightly to a framed photograph of a middle aged woman, and I knew it was no coincidence that she had joined us for dinner.
We chatted for a moment, but when she told me her situation, I was a little concerned. The woman was desperate to hear from her mother. “I can’t believe I’m sitting here with you!” She explained that our mutual acquaintance mentioned that she’d be seeing us, and she had wrangled an invitation to come along.
“I’m pretty sure my mom made all this happen because she has something to tell me.”
I was planning to enjoy a quiet evening with friends, but her face was so hopeful that I had to ask, “When did your mother pass over?
“Just a couple of days ago. The funeral is this weekend.”
“Ohhh,” I thought to myself. I realized why I didn’t sense the presence of a soul around her, despite the photograph and her obvious eagerness to connect.
Why You’re Not Getting a Message (especially from someone who has recently passed).
When a person dies, especially when their passing is sudden, their loved ones are often absolutely desperate to connect with them. There might be questions about the circumstances of the passing, words left unsaid, and all kinds of unfinished business. But despite their eagerness for a message, there are two reasons why loved ones are often left disappointed.
They’re Trying Too Hard
First of all, Souls in Heaven are drawn in when people are in a positive space where they can open up and allow the Soul to make its presence known. The bereaved person might be having a private reading or attending an event, or simply searching for a sign or signal from their dearly departed.
Either way, when someone is trying to push and force a message from Heaven, it can have the opposite effect. When you’ve just lost someone and your grief is fresh, you might want a message so bad that you actually block it from coming through.
What can you do? Well, anytime you want to feel the presence of a loved one in Heaven, repeat this phrase to yourself. “Breathe, relax, and allow Spirit to come through.” Allowing, rather than forcing and controlling, is the key to connecting with someone who has passed over.
They’re Getting Used to Their New “Life”
But that’s just one explanation for why you might not hear from a Soul who has just passed. The biggest reason that recently departed souls don’t communicate is that they are busy!
It’s kind of like when your teenager leaves for college. Even though you miss them and are eager for an update, you might get a call or text for a couple of days, even weeks, because they’re so busy getting settled in.
They’re adjusting to their new environment, meeting new people, and figuring things out. Once they’re comfortable, they’ll probably get into a routine of reaching out and letting you know how things are going.
In the same way, souls who have just arrived in Heaven are acclimating to their new world and their existence as a celestial being. They’re going through their life review, determining their purpose, and mapping out the next steps on their Soul’s journey. Not to mention, they’re learning new ways to communicate, and reconnecting with friends and family in Heaven.
It often takes four or five months for a newly transitioned soul to send a sign or a message to their loved ones. That doesn’t mean they’re not around you before that, many times they are quietly present at their own funerals, and sometimes they will send a message earlier – but it’s rare. Those few months might seem like an eternity, but if you’re patient and create a receptive, joyful environment, they will show up.
Set the Stage for a Spirit Connection
My advice for people, like the woman who wanted so badly to talk to her mother, is to create an environment where connection can easily occur. Keep the person in your heart by displaying a favorite photo, cooking their favorite meal, or sharing stories of happy times together.
Include them in your prayers, and have dialogues with them in your mind as you go about your day. If you do that from the time they pass, you’ll not only feel closer to them, but you will create a space where they can come through – either through a reading with a medium, or with a sign or signal.
Recognizing Signs From Heaven
Souls love to send signs to the people they left behind, and receiving one can be so healing! Often people question if a sign is real, or just wishful thinking. If you’re not sure if you would like to learn how spirits communication works, or if you want to invite more messages from Heaven, try attending an Online Group Reading or LIVE In-Person Event.
It will help you feel closer to the loved one you’re missing, and give you the confidence to know that what you are experiencing isn’t a coincidence – but a true Spirit connection!