People expect me to be really into Halloween. They figure because I’m a medium, I’m into ghosts and hauntings and stuff like that. That’s not really the case. There’s nothing spooky about the work I do – it’s really the opposite. Most people will do anything to feel connected with their loved ones in Heaven, so I guess you could say they’re running toward those spirits, not away from them.
That doesn’t mean I don’t like Halloween. I think it’s fun!
Alexa and I love celebrating Halloween in the same way most people do. We get all dressed up every year and our families do too. I love the creativity that goes into the Halloween costumes and decorations, and it’s fun to see the kids running from door to door trick-or-treating.
Since I get so many questions on this topic, I thought I’d share some thoughts about Halloween and the days that immediately follow it.
My Halloween History.
When I was a kid, my father hated Halloween. He felt that when you celebrated it, you invited negativity and evil souls into the house. He still let us dress up and trick-or-treat, but he wasn’t happy about it.
I thought my dad’s attitude was unusual until other people started saying similar things and asking me questions. They wondered if celebrating Halloween, watching scary movies, or practicing mediumship invited ghosts into to your house. The truth is no.
Why not? Well, it helps to understand the difference between a spirit and a ghost.
Spirits are deceased family members and friends that you loved, knew and cared for here in this world. They are familiar to you because you once shared a bond and connection with them.
A ghost is someone that you don’t know that has died. That’s what makes them a little bit scary. They too are spirits, just ones that you are not familiar with because you never knew them here in this world or had a bond with them.
Growing Up Psychic.
When I was a kid that’s the reason why I was so afraid of ghosts. When my family members in spirit used to visit me, it was fine. I loved connecting with my grandmother and other relatives in spirit. It brought me comfort and I never even realized when I was young that they died. The moment that strangers started to appear in spirit it would freak me out!
The more I pushed them away or tried to ignore them, the more persistent they got. My mom explained that they recognized my gift, and just wanted to get a message through to their own loved ones. They didn’t mean any harm.
Remember that just like your loved ones in spirit, ghosts used to be someone’s family as well. Even though you didn’t know them in life, it’s possible to sense their presence under certain circumstances.
For example, years ago my neighbor died. She had loved her house, but after she passed away her family had to sell it. The new family told me they could still feel her presence there. It wasn’t spooky, but they knew that as long as that house was standing, she’d be watching over it, and the people who lived there. As strange as it was, they felt comforted by it.
Are There Evil Spirits?
There is a darkside to psychic ability, and there are such things as negative souls just like there are negative people. My Mom always taught me , “Don’t go looking for trouble.” You won’t find them unless you seek them out. Negative souls like to spend time alone. Participating in Halloween or going to a reputable medium doesn’t open up a portal of invite spirits into the house.
Have I ever sensed a malignant spirit? Yes, but they’re extremely rare. I’ve had thousands of connections with loving, well-meaning souls for every one that was even slightly negative.
I don’t spend a lot of time dwelling on negative spirits and I certainly don’t go looking for trouble. I’d never dream of touching a Ouija board, and I don’t make it a habit to seek out haunted places. Remember that negativity of any kind can ony affect you if you invite it into your life.
Choose to do all things with your heart. If you don’t focus on darkness, you’ll be fine. Watch your intentions, keep your energy light, and to play it safe, don’t mess around with spells, the occult, or Ouija boards they are not needed. The love in your heart is the strongest connection between you and your loved ones.
All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead.
While I don’t feel a special attachment to Halloween just because I’m a medium, I do feel very connected with the two days after Halloween when Mexican families honor their departed loved ones.
While we are getting dressed up and having fun being scared, in Mexico families are getting ready to honor those they love who are now in spirit. Their celebration starts late on October 31st and goes through November 2nd. November 1st is “el Dia de los innnocentes” or the day of the children and All Saints Day. November 2nd is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead.
In the Mexican culture, this is a special time that’s all about celebrating the lives of those who have passed over. Families visit the cemeteries where their ancestors and loved ones are buried, bring gifts, food, and pictures and spend the night with them thinking of the joyful times.
While this is not part of my culture, this celebration resonates with me and I deeply appreciate it. During this time, I like to remember my own lost loved ones in a very special way and send them prayers.
What is Heaven Like?
If you would like to learn more about Heaven and the Afterlife, you would really enjoy reading my new book ‘When Heaven Calls’. Each chapter is filled with secrets of afterlife and divine wisdom that I have learned over the many years I have had working with spirit. If you are interested, you can order a copy right now on Amazon by clicking here. I really hope you enjoy it.
Hello. I just bought a ticket ? to a Dec 6th showing. Where do I go online to join everyone? Or will the information be emailed to me???
Thank you for your time,
This is my first time seeing you, I’m extremely impressed. Thank you
I hope you are blessed for the help you provide.
I am interested on your take on reincarnation?
Can spirits return and live a new life and learn further life lessons?
I have only recently found you on Facebook. I’m in Australia and love watching all your videos and posts!!
See you on the 3rd December in your LIVE group.
Cannot wait !!!!!!
Hi, I watched you on TV for a while and am impressed. I have had many losses in my life but my greatest loss was October 16, 2020 I am praying that we can make a connection I have something important to tell him. See you on the 7th of Jan.
Thank you for the understanding regarding “Halloween “.
Thank you Matt
How much is it for a private reading
Your article was very informative and comforting. Thank you so much.
How much is a private reading or s group reading? I have so many unanswered questions. Thanks so much for your time & sharing your gift.
He matt i love your artical and allways belive in life after death there is a spiritual life.csn you give any signs of my dad he passed in december 2015 let me know he was ok
I would love to know if I will ever see the baby I aborted. I never got over it and regret so much that I have done that. I loved the father of that baby but he was married at the time and didnt want me anyway as it turned out. I loved him very much also. He has passed away and I wonder if he is with our baby. Please reach out to me. This has haunted me for years and years. Im so sorry what I have done. I love them both. I want my baby to forgive me what I have done even thou I dont deserve it.
Matt you give me so much comfort about our loved ones but there is one question I would like you to answer that you haven’t if you can. You have said when we die we crossover into heaven which is so wonderful to know but what about hell? Do people still crossover there? I have heard some of your readings where souls have said they didn’t believe in heaven but still managed to crossover there so if people do cross over into hell what would be the reasons they did? I am guessing if that happened they were probably a evil person or murderer who didn’t ask God for forgiveness but I wanted to hear your thoughts on this if you could bring up this topic for everyone to see or email me back please. The main question is there a hell people can still crossover to and why? Thank you for your time!
I wish I could talk with my husband I miss him so much
I just want to say that you are amazing and even though I have not gotten a chance in the ZOOM meetings yet, my whole outlook on spirituality has changed. Every day of my life is better just by your persistence on reminding us that our loved ones are here and with us all the time! And that there truly is a God! Thank you ?
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Happy Halloween Matt, and thank you ever so much for the post. Whenever I see you’ve shared something, I get all happy and excited to be a part of it…even at a distance, ya just have a nack of bringing joy and sunshine into my days and nights! My compliments to your mother and grandmother!
I appreciate your willingness to help others reconnect with lovedones. If only more of us would drop the fears and embrace the faith in life everlasting, eh? The world would be a nicer place, as folks would realize being kinder to eachother now will help later on. Nuff said.
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Thank you for your point of view. I appreciate it and I learn from you with every message. I plan to get your book and even give it as a gift this year. Best wishes and Happy Halloween!
I have watched your readings with interest, have some scepticism but also the need to believe and understand, the need to connect with those close who gave tragically passed before their time and the pain it has and continues to cause, needing answers.
Thank you for that insight.
Hi just call me Angeles. I have seen your show but I’ve seen some of your reading that you done on you tube. It might be weird but since I was very young I had lots of dreams that I still have them to this day meaning of people I never might and old friends and family that are still alive and when days pass this happen with a friend, family or that stranger . I mean that ot feels like though my dream they tell me something is going to happen. I believe in rebirth or after life and I do believe there are guardians that project people after life. Cause when I was 10 I lost a very good friend of mine he was just 14 when he pass away. Till this day I still dream of him and his family the funny thing is that its been 35 years that he passed and I still dream about him and I guess his my guardian angel cause every time I dream I see him first than dream with who ever. Just wanted to ask do that wired or just till this day he just communicate with me. What will happen. P.S. love what you do ?
In the last month, there has been a few times where I have woken up and physically felt that someone or something was gripping my arms or holding me down. I cannot move and each time I rebuke whatever is gripping me. In the past, I have been startled awake with the feeling of someone yelling in my face. I have often felt there is some type of spirit in my upstairs. What do you make of this?
Matthew I appreciate your gift so very much. Love your videos and post. God bless you, your girlfriend and all your family members.
Thank you Matt! I’ve always been very intuitive and it got to a point that it became scary. I work in people homes and I’ve had some experiences that made my hair raise up. I stopped using my abilities in fear of bad spirits but you’ve made me feel better about it. Thank you!
Thank you for clearing that up
Thank u Matt so much for clearing that up for me. I wasn’t going to fill this out because I don’t comment much about stuff but something told me to read what u wrote and leave my name lol but thx Matt I enjoy reading this alot
It is very soothing to hear you talk about the spirit world. I decided a while ago I would not fear death because I assume it’s painless. I think what is painful is actually staying alive after an accident or in ailment.
When I was younger I was babysat in a “haunted” house, and the girl who lived there introduced me to the Ouija, after that I prayed to the lord to never let me see spirits again and in turn I promised never to play the Ouija. I always wanted to excercise this “abiliy” to foresee the future or sense things, but I assume since I prayed not to see spirits it was never developed in me. I always feel extra sensitive, however, to the energy of others, like tlhey can wear me down.
When I was younger I had a dream, a nightmare, that came true 2 weeks later. My brother became sick and was in a coma for 3 days. My mom always told me to be careful because if she’d say something sort of like a curse it would come true. I saw it happen once where two weeks later it would happen.
I always understood their was a spiritual world and I seek to find God. One day I prayed asked him for a concreate sign that would tell me he was listening and without a doubt let me know his existance. Because even though I knew about him, his precense and his actions in my life I wanted to have no dought and he responded. I got a text message 2 hours later saying “God is not dead.”
I think what you do is beautiful and I admire it. You always talk about heaven and this blog answered some questions about the not so positive spirit world. I know that if I believe in God I have to believe in the enemy. But it makes perfect sense what you speak of in your blog. It’s better not to seek trouble. It’s nice to have someone that can help clear our doughts or fears on the subject.
I ask God for wisdom and he always delivers. Thank you Matt!
Hi,I’m wondering if there is anyone interested in a video that captured my mom being guided to the other side by spirits?
I’d love to see that video please Karen. My husband crossed over + i’m obsessed with finding answers about the afterlife.
I have followed most of your vids and writings.you have written about spirits and heaven and how those in heaven have acsess to our world.maybe i have missed few topics but have you written about spirits in hell or there is no such as hell.i would be much obligated if you could share that knowledge with me and also to the world.tq.
Thank you Matt someone told me years ago that playing with the ouija-board was direct contact with the devil. But I once played one at camp with about 8 girls we were 14-18 and my contact said I was going to marry a man named I thought it read Mary (I am female) so I laughed. Well I did marry a man named Macy. So did we read one letter off I don’t know.
Thank you. One question. How do you make your gift stronger?
You really are an inspiration to all that follow you. I lost my beloved husband 13 yrs ago we were soulmates I still talk to him. My sister passed 3yrs ago. I recently lost two family members three weeks apart. It’s been ? sad, but watching you helps me Thanks so much for your kindnessI feel like I keep losing so many of my close relatives.
Hello Matt! I am so glad that you talked about the difference between ghosts and spirits. What I would like to know is that why do children who have been murdered by their parent are still earthbound and stuck here with their evil parent. I would think the children would go straight to heaven. Maybe they don’t realize they are dead yet. When I had my NDE I went straight to heaven and got to meet Jesus. I wish you could ask spirits if they have a body in heaven because Jesus did although he spoke to me telepathically. I don’t believe everything in the Bible is true. It is not evil to be psychic. My Irish great grandmother was psychic and did readings and has handed down the gift to me.I also believe that being religious does not get you into Heaven it is being a good person in life. I do believe that Jesus survived the cross and married Mary and had a daughter name Sarah and lived out the rest of their days in France according to Sylvia Browne’s spirit guide and I don’t believe that God and Jesus are the same person. I believe as a result of my NDE I have been given a thirst of knowledge and get psychic visions in my dreams. I wish someday I could get a reading from you. I realize how busy you are and I wish you great success and thank you for helping people. You are a loving kind soul don’t ever lose that. In Love& Light Zanda & Sophie (my dog).?❤️???
I have one in my house right now that’s driving me nuts. Moving furniture, pounding on my bedroom door ,holding me down and terrifying my dog. I’ve dealt with ghosts all my life ( not my choice) I have experienced a lot of evil ones.( I don’t dabble in occult) one told me if I didn’t stop trying to get rid of him that he would get my roommate out of his bed and make him drown himself. My roommate got up and headed for the pool asleep. I stopped it. What do you do when they are evil or even demonic ? I’ve had ghosts posing as children that I knew were not.
I would like to have a reading done things havent been good. We definitely have spirits in our house and i would like to know them. Im pretty sure i know who one of them is.im also creeped out though because my neighbor has played with a ouji board alot. Please get back to me and i can definitely refer u. I also would like to know more about heaven and hell amd well i am trying to raise my three babies and we are struggling but def as soon as i have money i would love to buy it please contact me thanks.