The holidays can be lonely when someone you love isn’t around. You might be separated by miles or in a more permanent way, but whatever the reason you can’t be together physically, it’s comforting to know that you’re always connected energetically.
Coincidence or Spiritual Connection?
It happens to everyone. You randomly think about someone from your past – then within a few hours you get a friend request from them on social media or unexpectedly run into them. Or you have the sudden urge to call a friend at the very moment something significant is happening to them. Once, based on an impulse, I called an old friend I hadn’t talked to in years. When she answered the phone, she told me she was waiting for the coroner to arrive to pick up her mother who had just passed.
Those synchronicities are more than just coincidence. I believe these incidents are proof that we’re energetically connected to certain people with a “psychic string” that time, distance, and even death can’t break.
A Psychic “Hotline” Connects you to Loved Ones
Remember when you were a kid, and you made a “telephone” with two tin cans and a string? I tried that experiment when I was about ten. You couldn’t have a real conversation, but the vibration would travel through the string, and if you were paying attention, you’d know when the person on the other end was trying to reach you. This is the same – you’ll feel a tug – and your subconscious or your intuition gets the message. All you have to do is be open and receptive.
We’re energetically tied to people for all kinds of reasons – the most common connections are to partners or soul mates, children, and immediate family members – but you can also find yourself linked to friends, pets, and even ancestors who you’ve never actually met. We all have multiple cords connecting us to the people who matter most.
There are also cords that aren’t so healthy or positive, and those can actually drain your energy – but that’s a story for another blog.
As a medium, I know that people carry these invisible soul connections with them into the afterlife. If one person goes before the other, this cord will bridge the gap until they’re together again.
What is an Astral Cord?
An Astral Cord is a golden string of energy that connects your heart to the heart of a loved one who has passed away. When you love someone, the connection doesn’t die just because they do. You give off energy with your thoughts and intentions and send it out into the Universe. Your loved one feels that love and sends it back to you, through this golden string.
The astral cord also allows the deceased to send you signs to let you know they are still connected to you. You will notice these signs because you may feel a little tug on your heart when this happens and it’s usually when you need their support, or right before something amazing occurs in your life!
Love is the Most Reliable Network!
Love energy is the most powerful way to create enduring connections in life, and it’s also the best way to stay connected with loves ones in Heaven.
The more love you give off into the Universe and the more you set your intention to receive love, the stronger your connection becomes. The golden string of energy that connects you makes spirit communication easier for both parties involved.
So, when you’re feeling sad because you’re missing a loved one during the holidays, remember that they’re not that far away. Reach out and talk to the people in your life that you care about, and for those on the other side, send out a loving thought – you’ll hear back from them in your dreams at night, or notice signs as you go about your day!
What people often do not realize is that when you visit a psychic medium like myself, your loved ones come through not because of my gift or ability, they come through because of the connection you had with one another. When they see that they can reach you through someone like myself, they take the opportunity to deliver you a message. This the reason why I love my readings so much! Whether I am doing a group reading or a LIVE event, nobody is ever attending alone. Right with you are the spirits of your loved ones that have passed on. It truly is a family reunion with Heaven! If you would like to attend a psychic medium event with me, Click Here.
I was stuck in traffic the other day, and I figured I’d take the time to plan out this blog. I knew I wanted to talk about the different kinds of mediums and how they connect with souls on the other side but couldn’t figure out how…
Mediums can serve a specific purpose.
So, I’m sitting there thinking about my upcoming Dr’s appointments when suddenly it hits me! Mediums are kind of like all the different Dr’s we have.. Hear me out!
Just like doctors have a specialty, there are mediums who specialize in different types of readings. For example, there are psychic mediums, pet mediums, medical mediums, mediums that hunt for ghosts – just like there are chiropractors, Dermatologists, Optometrist, Pediatricians, and cardiologists, that all specialize in different parts of our bodies.
You’ll have the most success if you find the kind of medium you need. Just like you can complain to your chiropractor about chest pain, you can go to a psychic medium with a medical question – but it’s not ideal!
Although every Medium has a unique and special way to connect with spirit, they all have their own specialties.
Three generations, three different ways of connecting.
Beyond having a specialty, mediums also receive messages differently. Also, the way psychic and mediums use their gifts varies! Take my family. My grandmother was a medium, my mom is a medium and I am a medium. We share genetics, we’re all mediums, but we have different gifts – different ways of connection.
My grandmother was primarily a card reader. She would do readings, mapping out the past, present and future for her clients using her handmade tarot deck. She relied on psychic ability, but mediumship was not a main connection for her. She could sense and feel spirit, but mainly received premonitions.
My mom is a psychic life reader. Before each reading she meditates on the client she is about to read, pulls a few cards, and suddenly thoughts, visions and feeling start to take over and paint a picture of that persons life. My mom’s readings help people navigate life, career and romance.
She can also decode symbols found in tea leaves or coffee grinds at the bottom of your cup.
It’s funny, because when I see tea leaves or coffee grinds they mean nothing – but to my mother, they tell a whole story. My mom’s mediumship also comes through when she looks at photographs. She is able to identify and see spirit in photos, and bring through messages.
For me, it’s different because I see visions in real life. Spirit appears to me in the form of a shadow or silhouette and I hear messages like a whisper through my thoughts. It’s not the same as the movies, though – they’re more like glimpses or impressions. I also feel physical sensations – I’ll get a sensation in my chest and know the person who passed had heart issues, or feel a sudden pain in my head and know they had an aneurism or stroke.
I use all of these senses and feelings to understand the message spirit is trying to relay. To me it’s like putting together the pieces of a jig-saw puzzle.
Meet the Clairs!
You’ve probably heard of clairvoyance, and maybe you even thought it was synonymous with psychic. Actually, it’s only one of the ways that psychics and mediums receive messages. Here are a few of the most popular “clairs,”and how they feel to the medium.
Clairvoyance – Seeing: Clairvoyant mediums have the ability to visualize memories or events presented to them through the mind’s eye or the third eye. Mediums usually see these visions as quick mental flashes which include pictures of people, places, and objects, or even symbols, colors, and auras.
Clairaudience – Hearing: You can probably guess that this is the ability to hear messages from the other side. The words aren’t crystal clear like a phone call – the medium usually has to piece them together. What comes through is often fast and jumbled, or can even be a mix of voices that sound like what happens when you scroll through the channels on a radio.
Clairsentience – Sensing / feeling: This is the ability to sense emotions from spirit both positive and negative. Mediums with this gift can also “feel” any physical pain associated with the spirit connection. These feelings are being transmitted from the soul they’re connecting with, and are clearly different from their own feelings.
Claircognizance – Knowing: This is commonly described as flash of understanding, a premonition, or a sudden understanding that comes out of nowhere. Mediums who have this gift can often gain valuable insights in a reading that answer a question or help the recipient gain clarity or closure.
Clairalience – Smelling: This is the ability to smell a fragrance being transmitted by the spirit. It can be related to the spirit who is sending the message such as smelling cigarettes or pipe tobacco for someone who smoked or catching a whiff of the soul’s favorite perfume.
Finding a medium who is a match for you.
Why am I telling you all this? You might feel that I’m giving you TMI (too much information). However, it’s always good to have the knowledge to make an informed choice. If you’re in need of a medium for a reading, or for any purpose, it’s important to find out a little about them. I’ve said this often, a medium is like a translator between you and the spirit realm. That’s the reason you need to find a psychic or medium you connect with. It’s like finding a teacher that speaks your language, and communicates in a way that helps you to learn.
Now that you’ve been educated on the types of mediums, I invite you to see one in action. ME!
You can experience my style of readings without leaving your couch. Check out my online group reading page, sign up for one of my Online Group Readings and find out if someone on the other side has a special message for you.
When your nine-year-old son comes home from school with a stiff neck, you never expect it will turn out to be cancer.
As a pediatric nurse, Maureen Olsen had experience with childhood diseases, and when faced with her son’s cancer diagnosis was determined to stay positive. She was convinced that her doctors would find an effective treatment to heal her boy. So, when her beloved Chase repeatedly asked, “Mom, am I going to die?” Maureen reassured him, “You’re not going to die you’re going to get better!” After all, how could she tell him the truth when she herself couldn’t accept the possibility that Chase might not survive.
But just months after Chase was diagnosed, his condition began to deteriorate rapidly. Eventually, his lungs filled with fluid and he was put into a medically induced coma. With his family gathered around him, 9-year-old Chase slipped away.
Struggling with grief and guilt
The fact that she wasn’t able to keep her promise to Chase and that she hadn’t prepared him for his death haunted Maureen for years after his passing. As a nurse, she replayed the events over and over in her mind. Could she have caught the cancer sooner or sought out a more aggressive treatment?
There must have been something she could have done!
For ten years, Maureen struggled with grief and guilt over her son’s untimely death. She even sought out several mediums for comfort and reassurance. Before Chase’s passing, Maureen had been interested in mediumship, but had never attended a demonstration or employed the services of a medium.
After she lost him, the grieving mother attended a number of mediumship demonstrations hosted by Tyler Henry, James Van Praagh, John Edwards, Teresa Caputo, and others. She was never selected for a reading, but watching the mediums connect audience members with their loved ones in Heaven comforted her.
Signs from Heaven
At the same time, Chase was making his presence known to his mother. Dragonflies and music were his most common ways to reach out. After Chase’s death, Maureen often noticed a single dragonfly hovering nearby. Intuitively, she knew the dragonfly was Chase’s way of staying close to her. But that wasn’t all. In the last year of his life, Chase had become obsessed by Michael Jackson. He especially loved the song, “Man in the Mirror.” He learned the words and practiced the pop star’s dance moves. He had even planned to be Michael Jackson for Halloween. Maureen had already started gathering pieces for his costume when Chase entered the hospital. He was never able to dress as Michael, but after Chase passed his mother would hear Michael Jackson at the most unexpected times and feel that Chase was reaching out to her.
Have you heard about Matt Fraser?
About ten years after Chase had passed, Maureen was still trying to come to terms with the loss of her son. Then a good friend told her about Matt Fraser. “You have to see Matt the next time he comes to New Jersey” she urged Maureen.
The next time Matt was scheduled to be in town, Maureen quickly purchased 2 tickets to his event. She invited a friend who had recently lost her son. Her friend’s grief was still fresh, and Maureen badly wanted to help.
“I kept talking to Chase asking him to help bring our friends son through. He had crossed recently, and I wanted to help ease his mothers’ pain.”
When the day of Matt Fraser’s event arrived Maureen and her friend arrived at the venue and took their seats. Matt jumped on stage and began his introductory remarks. While he was speaking to the group, Maureen noticed him glancing over at the empty chair next to her. At
Chase In His Baseball Uniform
one point he even said, “If there’s an empty chair next to you, your loved one will sit there!”
Maureen was convinced Matt could see Chase sitting next to her. Sure enough, as soon as he was done with his introduction, Matt came straight over to Maureen’s row and look right at her.
“I have a young child who has passed” Matt pointed directly to Maureen.
Nervous, Maureen pointed to my friend, “Is it her or me?”
“He said your dad is with him.” Maureen’s father had passed three years earlier and had shared a special bond with his grandson. Before he passed, Maureen had begged her father to find Chase in heaven and give him a hug for her. At that moment she realized the reading had to be for her.
“I feel like he can’t breathe. Was it in his lungs?”
“Yes, he couldn’t breathe at the end.”
Matt said, “your son told me you took him to several doctors.”
Maureen had been to many specialists before Chase was diagnosed.
“He tells me that you did everything you could for him – there was nothing more you could have done, and he doesn’t want you to feel guilty. You were the best mom ever, and he’s sorry for everything you had to go through.”
Then Matt asked Maureen to come out to the aisle. “He wants me to hold your hand.”
Maureen walked out and Matt took her hand, then suddenly he looked over at said “He keeps talking about a baseball mitt”
Maureen was stunned. “We buried him with his baseball mitt!”
“Get the Hell out of here – you have got to be kidding me.” Matt blurted out.
“Now he’s saying Happy Birthday” Chase’s father was having a birthday that week.
“He wants to say happy birthday to his dad!”
Maureen had seen many mediums in action, but she was amazed by how Matt had captured details about Chase so accurately. More than that, she felt that he had captured the essence of Chase – bringing through his loving nature and kind soul.
As the night unfolded, Matt did more readings for others in the room.
Maureen shared her impressions of the event. “Everything Matt told the people in the room was so spot on. He has an incredible gift, and he had us all laughing. He’s so normal – with such an incredible gift. He cares so much about what he does.”
Helping and healing.
Later that evening Maureen noticed that Matt had mentioned connecting with Chase on his Facebook page after the event, and said it was his favorite reading of the night. People who were in the audience commented on how moving the reading was. Maureen posted a picture of Chase in his baseball uniform with his glove in the comments.
Maureen reflects back on the night, and thinks she knows why Chase was so determined to come through to Matt.
“I had to go to work that night, and something really devastating happened the next day at my job. I was in a bad place for about a week until the situation resolved itself and I found out that everything was okay. I know in my heart that Chase reached out to support me thorough this difficult time.
It took me a while to put it together, but in retrospect, I have no doubt in my mind that he made his way through first – with hundreds of people in the room – because he knew I would need him.“
Maureen’s friend didn’t get a reading, but she was thrilled when Chase came through for Maureen. Hearing Matt’s words made her feel closer to her own son.
Supporting families in need
The Olsen family has become very involved in helping others affected by childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Month, and they help decorate the schools and businesses in town with gold ribbons. Throughout the year, they work to provide financial and emotional support to cancer victims and their families.
Maureen and her husband also started a small foundation in Chase’s name and give out scholarships. On the year he would have graduated high school they gave out scholarships to many of his friends.
“It helps us to heal, and I know it’s what Chase wants us to do. We do it honor him, and to pay it forward.”
Maureen explained, “If there’s one I truly believe, it is that this was his path. Matt’s reading helped me make peace with losing Chase, knowing that he is always around me sending me signs and coming through when I need him the most. I can tell he knows what we’re doing to help other children and families in need, and that he’s right there cheering us
Not in my House! The Reason why Ouija Boards will never be allowed in the Fraser House.
I’ve been talking to souls in Heaven for so long that I forget that some people think Mediumship is kind of scary. They even think that by connecting with Spirit, you’re opening up a portal that ghosts and evil spirits can get through. There are all kinds of misconceptions, which is one reason I’m looking forward to my new television show “Meet the Frasers” that’s coming out January 13. I hope to make everyone see that when you respect the Spirit connection, what comes through is love, healing and even humor at times!
But that doesn’t mean I go around looking for trouble. I remember something my Mom Angela taught me when I was younger. She was very stern about using only using your psychic ability for the right reasons. To help others to heal and find answers.
A yard sale treasure?
One Saturday when I was around twelve years old, I was hanging out with some kids from the neighborhood. We noticed a sign for a yard sale nearby and decided to check it out. Nothing looked interesting until we started poking through some old games.
“Monopoly? I bet that’s missing a bunch of pieces.” said one of the guys.
Then suddenly I heard, “Oh my God! Is that a Ouija Board?” My friend Mike grabbed the box and we pooled our money to pay for it.
We didn’t have time to play with the board that day, but we couldn’t wait to try it out. Mike brought it home and we made arrangements to get together that Sunday.
Well, that never happened! Mike’s mom took one look at the battered old box with Ouija Board Printed across the front, and she threw a fit. Being strict catholic and Italian, she made Mike get rid of it right away and wouldn’t even let him put it in their trash can. Instead, she made him bring it back to where we’d gotten it – the house where the yard sale had been – and put it on their front porch.
I was so confused. We knew that the board was supposed to be a way to ask questions and answers, and it did seem kind of exciting and spooky, but we didn’t expect that reaction.
Respect the connection!
At dinner, I brought the whole thing up to my Mom. Well, she didn’t freak out, but she did let me know there would be no Ouija boards allowed in our house either.
As a medium, my Mom knew that talking to souls on the other side wasn’t a game. My grandma who also had the gift, brought my mom up with knowing that if you were going to speak to spirit you had to do it right and respect the process.
I still remember what happened later that night. My Mom sat me down and explained that because we were all so sensitive, we had to be extra careful not to invite in bad energy and negative spirits. She said that when you are intuitive you are more susceptible to them because they know you can hear and see them, and they’ll try to get through to you. She told me that although most spirits meant no harm, messing around with Ouija boards was just asking for trouble. It could open a portal to negative energy and bad spirits.
This was the first time that realized and was made aware that there was a dark side to psychic ability. Being so young I never even thought that there could be mischievous spirits and that on occasion some souls don’t cross over. As I grew older, the souls on the other side explained to me that there were different vibrations in Heaven. The highest vibration is the angelic realm, followed by spirit guides, loved ones that have passed on, pets and then the lowest vibration are rare souls that don’t cross over.
Chances are you will never encounter a negative soul, that is if you don’t go looking for trouble. Just like when here on Earth, you have to lock up your house before you leave, its the same thing with your energy. The same way you wouldn’t invite a stranger who comes knocking on your door into your house, you shouldn’t invite in strange energies. The problem is that when you use a Ouija board you send a signal to all souls, both good and bad and invite them in. It is no longer a secure direct connection with your loved ones it’s a wide open connection where any soul can step forward.
Do you see where the problem comes in? There is no need to use Quija boards, you have a direct connection called your Intuition that will help you connect with your loved ones through thoughts, feelings and emotions whenever and wherever you want. Trust that connection and it will only grow stronger over time. It is safe and beautiful way to stay in touch with those you love.
Psychic Protection rituals.
Over the years, I’ve learned that you can shield yourself from negative forces and spirits by keeping your own energy light and positive. Your light can counteract any darkness out there. But, in addition to that, there are a few things you can do to give yourself a little extra protection.
Imagine a mirrored wall around you, forming a wall and reflecting negative energy away from you.
Get to know your angels and guides, and call upon them to protect you.
Clear stagnant energy out of any living space that feels uncomfortable to you by burning sage. It really works!
Take a few steps to infuse spaces that are new to you with your own energy. I like to personalize hotel rooms by putting a photo of Alexa and our two cats on the nightstand, and by playing some of my favorite disco tunes.
When all else fails, open the windows and let the sunshine and fresh air in.
And guess what? These techniques also help with earthly encounters of the negative kind!
I can’t wait to show you what mediumship is all about when Meet the Frasers airs. Be sure to mark your calendar for Jan 13. I think you’ll enjoy seeing my whole family in action – supporting me onstage and off – and always bringing through that loving energy!
Before I dive into the real message of this blog, I have to share something about the way Spirit communicates that I think you’ll find interesting. Mediumship is a three-way psychic communication between the soul in Heaven, the person receiving the message, and the medium who serves as translator.
The tricky part is that Spirit doesn’t speak in straightforward words, instead they send signs, symbols, impressions, feelings, tingling sensations – you name it! When I started out as a medium, one of the things I worried about was that spirit would show me symbols that didn’t mean anything to me – I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to understand their “language.”
What kind of “translator” would I be if I couldn’t understand what the souls were trying to say?
But that’s not how mediumship works (thank God!). Spirit communicates impressions that make sense to the medium as well as to the recipient. In fact I’m often blown away when I get images and impressions that are so personal and meaningful to me that they speak a thousand words in just a flash. Keep that in mind as I share this story!
I was recently hosting a pretty large hotel event. There was a woman in the audience whose mother was coming through. The woman had passed a couple of years previously and she was letting me know that her death had been sudden and she had died with some unfinished business. She kept telling me to “Ask my daughter about her sister.” The woman in the audience was a little closed off to any reference to her sister, and finally blurted out – “I don’t talk to my sister at all.”
Suddenly I got one of those personal psychic impressions from Spirit. I looked at the woman in the audience, and just as the mother was telling me that she wanted the daughter to forgive her sister and mend the broken bridges between them, I got a vision of the younger woman dragging a big grey chain behind her.
The mother kept saying – “Don’t do what I did, forgive your sister” The daughter was resistant to the message, but the mother would not give up. I got another flash of the daughter with what almost looked like cartoon chains, draped over her shoulders weighing her down. It took me a minute to realize exactly what the mother was communicating and then it hit me.
It was a reference to my favorite Christmas special as a child, the Scrooge McDuck version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I used to drive my mom nuts, watching that over and over! The cartoon chains that I saw on the women in the audience were like the ones that the ghost of Jacob Marley was sentenced to drag around with him because of the life he had led. Once I put that together the meeting was clear.
The mother has spent her own life holding grudges, and let herself to be weighed down by resentment and her own unwillingness to forgive. She died before she could make amends and lighten her own load by forgiving the people in her life. She didn’t want the same thing for her own daughter. With the perspective she had gained in the afterlife, she was able to see the damage that refusing to forgive her sister was doing to her daughter and like the ghost of Jacob Marley, she was coming through to protect her daughter from her own future, and to encourage her to reconnect with her sister.
I actually referenced a Christmas Carol to the woman when I explained why it was so important to her mother that she reach out to her sister. She finally listened, and she started crying. “My mother was always so bitter and unhappy – and I’ve been feeling that way too.” After a few more messages back and forth between mother and daughter, the daughter softened up. I have a feeling she didn’t wait long before contacting her sister.
If you’re feeling weighed down by your anger toward someone or something, I hope you’ll give yourself the chance to let go of those “chains” and forgive. I promise you’ll feel lighter, happier and more optimistic. I can’t think of a better gift to give yourself this season.
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