As a medium being able to communicate with the other side, I realize that I (and my colleagues) have a unique perspective on the world. Here are a few ways that I think mediums (and intuitives for that matter) see the world differently.
Death isn’t all that scary.
Being able to communicate with loved ones on the other side makes it impossible NOT to believe in life after death. Knowing that there is something after this, especially because the feelings from the other side are so filled with love, it’s hard to fear death.
That doesn’t mean that as a medium I want to die or that I want death to come any sooner. It also doesn’t mean that there isn’t some fear around death. I mean who doesn’t wonder, what will it be like? Will it hurt? The experience of death can be scary, what actually happens? But it is comforting to know that it isn’t the end, in fact it is really just another beginning.
You are NEVER Alone.
You thought having kids meant the end of alone time? HA! Wait until you let your intuition flow. Having my daughter barge in on me while taking a poop was nothing new as Spirits have been doing it for years!! A story I use as an example of this is a time in Gettysburg. My mother and I had just pulled into town and first stop was the museum. Soon as I got out of the car, boom a soldier was there. He didn’t’ leave my side, even when I went to the bathroom to get some quiet. In fact, this Spirit spoke to me the entire time I was in the bathroom. Shortly after, we decided to leave.
While these invasions can be annoying, and at times embarrassing… i.e. the Spirit of my father-in-law standing at the end of my bed at an inopportune time… they can also be comforting. The presence of our loved ones no matter where they go lets a medium know there is always someone around and always someone to talk to.
You are ALWAYS supported.
With your loved ones and guides always around, it is impossible to not feel supported. They are the cheerleaders that keep you going. And while they may not always be able to give you what you want, on some level they are always able to give you what you need. In those times of struggle and pain, they are sending you love to pull you through.
LOVE is the only thing that matters.
In the physical world we live in, it is easy to get caught up in the material wants and needs of the world. You may strive to have more money in the bank a flashier car or bigger house. You may work towards being skinnier or physically fit and more beautiful. Or, you may spend countless hours working towards a better title to be revered and more successful. All of these things are great accomplishments and aid an individual towards achieving their life purpose, but that life purpose isn’t filled with what boxes you have checked off… it is filled with what you have loved.
When Spirits come back and communicate with a medium, their messages aren’t filled with boasts about the accomplishments they had, rather it is for the people and things they loved. From the other side, all that matters are love and hope. For mediums, they realize this and strive to have what makes them happy.
It’s OK to be Unhappy
While a medium strives towards finding fulfillment through love and hope, he or she recognizes that in life one will not always be happy. There are going to be days where you feel sick as a dog. There are always going to be days when you are angry that your plans got thwarted or someone did something to hurt you. You are also going to have days when you are sad, whether it be the death of a loved one or the ending of a relationship. These things happen AND you aren’t going to like them.
What makes a medium slightly different, is a medium accepts these down times. He or she doesn’t try to pretend everything is ok, rather he or she acknowledges the situation, honors it and works through it knowing that these negative situations happen for a reason. The medium also realized he or she may not know why it is happening other than it is part of the human existence to assist us in learning our life lessons. If we didn’t have lessons to learn, why would we be here on earth? We wouldn’t be. So sometimes, bad and frustrating occurrences have to happen.
Those are a few ways a medium sees the world differently. What other ways do you think a medium sees the world? Put them in the comments below.
My father and step-mother live just north of Orlando. Not living near their only granddaughter, they are always itching to see her. As a result, each winter my husband, daughter and I go down to Florida to visit. It’s the perfect time… it’s not overly hot there and it’s usually cold and snowy here. A win-win.
While visiting Orlando this year, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before. There are A LOT of psychics down there. Perhaps I noticed because I have been pondering extending my business into the Florida market. Or, because it is my industry. But I’m not kidding when I say I saw AT LEAST 25 unique psychic storefronts in strip malls throughout our travels around Florida.
I was happy to see the profession so strongly represented. But it struck me as odd as well. Here is why:
Lots of questions for me to ponder. Especially after a visit from my mother who is spending the winter on the Gulf Coast of Florida near Clearwater who not only noticed, but mentioned the SAME thing.
After consideration and a little bit of research, I’ve come to the following conclusions:
Overall, I’m torn over how I feel about all these shops. I love that individuals are operating so openly as it helps normalize intuition. I just hope and pray they are on the up and up to reinforce the positive nature of intuition and not leave a bad taste in a person’s mouth.
Additionally, if asked… I personally would not get a reading in one of these establishments, but that’s me. If I was to get a reading while visiting my folks in Orlando, I’d take the drive to Cassadaga or Elysian Fields or do a little research on the best medium in town. I tend to be fussy and look for the experience… I’m not sure these places would be that warm and fuzzy space I’d hope for. Then again, I could be surprised. <I’m not going to find out.>
I am a big believer in the mind-body-spirit connection. As such, I believe that our emotional and spiritual wounds can manifest into physical ailments of the body. (Interested in learning more about this? Check out Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life).
I have seen emotional hurts manifest themselves physically over the years in both myself and others. I’ve developed kidney stones at times when I have allowed my frustration with family members and friends to fester. Gallstones developed during a time of bitterness due to feelings of hopelessness. And, it even manifested as pains in the knuckles of my big toes during a time of hesitation before a big career leap. Fortunately, once I worked through these emotional struggles the pain disappeared.
Like all things, those pains crop back up. Recently, I have found my energy getting stuck (and causing a great deal of discomfort) in my shoulders, especially the right one.
To minimize the physical discomfort (as I avoid dealing the emotional stress feeding into these knots and praying that the stress will just go away) I’ve been seeing Dr. Krista Haller, a chiropractor and licensed massage therapist, to get me taken care of. If you recognize her name it’s because you’ve heard me speak of her before in this Blog.
What’s great about Krista, not only is she a licensed massage therapist and chiropractor, she’s also a Reiki practitioner and intuitive. As a result, while she works on my physical body she also works on the energetic. This is often through insightful comments regarding the potential spiritual nature of my discomfort. Over our last few visits, she has reminded me that the shoulders represent responsibility and chronic pain there indicates that an individual feels as though they are shouldering the weight of the world. Additionally, knowing the shoulders represent the future she questioned what is making me feel stuck or scared of the future.
This theme continues to arise… but as I mentioned, I’ve been avoiding the emotional causes for my shoulder discomfort. Unfortunately, ignoring these things isn’t working. This week she informed me the issue is getting bigger (resulting in bigger knots) and my liver (or anger) meridian is starting to feel tender as well.
She had several recommendations, including telling people to “F@#k off.” But she then asked me an interesting question, “Dawn, who reads you?”
Taken aback, I stumbled and said, “You know I don’t really have anyone.”
And, I don’t.
Yes, I get little readings from my students now and again. In fact at both of last month’s tarot circles, those present insisted that they read me. In retrospect, that was probably a sign something is going on that I need to deal with.
I do try to get a reading about once a year to check-in. But, because I know it is hard to read someone you know. And, because the metaphysical community in Buffalo isn’t THAT big – I know or have heard of most of the readers in the area. I usually wait to get a reading until I am out of town. As a result, it’s been awhile.
Just like most psychological counselors who go to someone to talk through their experiences, mediums need to do the same. Another person’s insight can help bring light to the emotional or spiritual issues I am obviously avoiding. Hopefully by bringing healing to the emotional and spiritual body, the physical body will follow suit and this pain in my shoulder will finally go away!
And my tidbit for you, next time you have a physical ailment that doesn’t seem to go away or has stumped the doctors and remains undiagnosed… think about that emotional stress you are going through at the time. You might just find your answer (and relief) there.
If you’ve read my Blog, Hit On the Head, you know that I was in a serious car accident in 2002. Because of that, it shouldn’t surprise you then that I suffer from back and neck pain from time to time. To keep this in check I see a chiropractor pretty frequently.
Unfortunately, I missed my last visit because Baby Girl had been cranky the night before (teething) and both she and I FINALLY gotten to sleep right before the appointment. Despite many good intentions, I never got around to rescheduling it. Week bled into week, and before I knew it it was four weeks since my last adjustment. That’s when my back decided to complain.
It started with a little ache. That ache, became a nag... which turned into a pain that shot up and down my back just below my rib cage accompanied by nausea, became very dizzy and light-headed. Then the headache began.
That night, I barely slept. Back hurting. Head hurting. Popping pain killers. Nothing helped. After a night of tossing and turning, I was tired, uncomfortable and could barely able to see straight… Seeing the pain on my face, my doting husband insisted I try to get in to the chiropractor. Unfortunately, that was a no go as the office was closed that day. Seeing the tears in my eyes, my husband came up with an alternate plan. What about Krista he queried. I insisted I could wait a day and didn’t want to bother her. Besides, I had other things to figure out – such as, what to do about the class I had scheduled that evening. After a lengthy discussion, I reluctantly decided to cancel class that evening. We hunted down everyone’s numbers, save one.
Luckily, I was pretty sure I had her contact information at the office. Knowing we would be heading down to the office, Don again pushed, let’s contact Krista. Urging me by saying, “Dawn… She’s next door. I’m SURE she will fit you in.”
Again I ignored his persistence and began to pull things together to pack Baby Girl up to get ready to go. And then shuffled off to the office, getting there a little after 12:15… Because people should be in meditation at this time, I figured I would be able to this would sneak in and then sneak out without being noticed.
Well that didn’t happen.
As I crept up the stairs, the door to the classroom where meditation was to be taking place was wide open. In the doorway stood three women: Judy (the owner of WillowLight), a patron, and KRISTA. All looked at me and aghast stated, “What are YOU doing here!”
I began explaining the situation, and before I could finish Krista exclaimed… “Dawn come over to my office, I’m taking care of you.”
So by now you must be thinking… WHO THE HECK IS KRISTA!
Krista Haller is licensed massage therapist, chiropractor and talented healer. She owns White Horse Chiropractic on Route 16, right next door to WillowLight. She is also incredibly intuitive.
Well that was that… I might be resistant, but I’m not stupid. When Spirit lines things up in such a matter that it’s impossible to ignore. I listen. So after finding the contact information I had come for, I made my way next door with Krista where I received one of the most amazing adjustments and healings I have ever had. While it did not take away all the pain as there is still a constant ache right at my ribs/kidney line (it turns out I had a UTI… which, btw, she encouraged me to get to the doctor about)… the adjustment/massage/healing lifted the fog I was under. I was no longer a zombie!
Thank you Krista. Thank you Spirit.
It’s been a crazy few days. The full moon has really done a number on me. So this morning when I received a twitter response from an astrologer telling me I received a free astrological reading, I thought COOL. I’ve been thinking about getting an astrological reading for years and just made an appointment with the very talented Cassandra Butler, but she isn’t available until July 24th. So, what could it hurt to see what this is about… it is FREE after all.
So I clicked the link. A new page popped up and I was asked for my email address and birthdate. Made sense because both would be needed to complete an astrological chart. What wasn’t asked for was my birth time. Odd. The reader wouldn’t be able to know my rising sign. I dismissed this, maybe it’ll be asked for later.
After I hit submit, I found out I was added to the mailing list. Eh, for a free reading, I can unsubscribe if need be. Nothing in life is free, right?
But then came my first red flag that something might not be totally on the up and up. With my confirmation, there was a request for my phone number. With this request came fine print. By providing my number I would be willing to receive automated and sales calls. I promptly declined this. While I am open to received spam, I’m not willing to accept phone calls.
At this point I was skeptical, but still hopeful. Then I got an e-mail from the reader with “first impressions.” In this e-mail, the reader indicated that they felt I was in “some kind of emergency.” Followed in the next sentence, “I specifically felt that you live (or work?) in, or near, a city beginning with the letter “E”, maybe it is East Aurora?” In the following paragraph, there is a link to connect to a talisman so we can get a better connection and communicate telepathically.
Oh goodness… you don’t have to have my spidey senses to see all the red flags.
Now let me break this down and why I feel like this is a scam. First off, the “free” reading was in response to my tweet about sticking to my values and beliefs. Which would indicate something might not me “right” in my life. Also, it would be unlikely I would click for a reading if something wasn’t going on. It’s rare for someone to get a reading if everything is hunky dorey.
Were you impressed that he mentioned East Aurora? Yes. I AM in fact working out of my office East Aurora today. But, no need to be impressed that he knew that. While I’m not a computer genius, I do know enough about computers to know that when a submission is made on a website the recipient can trace the IP address. That IP address will tell you the town (and perhaps even what part of town) where a person is.
As for the talisman…. Wondering what it is? Me too. But, I DID NOT click the link he provided to download the file. (My husband, the techie, would be very proud!) Why didn’t I download it? The download most likely is spyware. This spyware would allow the reader to gather personal information about myself that they could then use to lead me to believe they were very talented OR worse, take bank numbers, passwords, etc to steal my identity as well as my money.
This makes me sad all around, as this is a stigma I fight all the time. One reason why I don’t use the word psychic on my literature. Bad apples like the Miss Chleos and this individual place question on the whole profession. My recommendation from you… be leary. If someone comes to you, they probably aren’t legit. I’ll wait til the 24th for my reading. I know it’ll be a good one.
In the fall Don and I decided to give Spirit a three month window. If a baby was meant to be, it would be. The day after we made that decision, we received our first sign that Spirit was happy with our choice...
It was a Friday and as such I was doing readings at New World Gifts. I’d published a blog about New World Gifts a couple days before, and found myself busy with readings. As the end of the day approached, I brought in my final client into the reading room.
She was a strong, vibrant woman with tremendous energy and as she stepped in I thanked her for waiting to which she responded, “It’s no problem! I saw your blog and decided to get a reading today. It almost didn’t happen though because I got tied up with work and had forgotten. That is until I dropped off my dry cleaning off (next door) and saw the sign outside that you were in… obviously I was meant to be here.” I agreed.
The reading was a typical reading with a lot of information coming through. At the end of the reading, the woman thanked me and indicated that there was a lot to think about. I was then prompted to ask, “By the way, what do you do?”
She responded, “I’m a midwife.”
My jaw dropped and I let out a belly laugh. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, I’d been looking midwifes up online and had a couple people I intended to contact. Didn’t have to worry about that, Khristeena walked through my door and I KNEW it was meant to be.
A few weeks later, we met with Khristeena Kingsley as a pre-pregnancy “interview.” And now, as I wrap up my first trimester she is our midwife providing prenatal care and planning for the birth and it is a perfect fit as she understands and respects our beliefs and is working to help us welcome this child into the world in the way we desire.
This weekend I received an amazing reading with the incomparable Reverend Amanda K Renzi. She’s a newish reader to the psychic fair circuit who has developed her own unique way of reading dubbed the Serengeti Stones®.
Yes… I get readings too! Why you may ask? Because, one of the unfair caveats of being a psychic medium is you can’t read for yourself. I can peek into the future for others but can’t peek into the future for myself – it goes against free will and the whole personal gain thing.
That being said, sometimes I have to check in with Spirit through someone else. Unfortunately for that someone else, I’m the WORST sitter.
I am skeptical. I have high expectations, it takes a lot to impress me AND I expect the “WOW” factor and detailed specifics. In addition to that, not only do I interrupt the reader (unable to keep my mouth shut), but I will often not claim the message and tell the reader that they are wrong all the while making disapproving faces. Basically, I’m a pain in the ass and I dread any sitter that is like me!
Why would I get readings if I’m going to be a doubting Thomas? What the unfortunate reader who has to deal with me often doesn’t know is… once I let the message stew for awhile – it usually makes much more sense and the reader is right (maybe not about everything, but there is usually a nugget I needed to hear).
At this point you may be thinking, "poor Reverend Amanda"! Fortunately for her, I was on my best behavior on Sunday! It also helped that her reading was not only spot on, but because it was so different I was enthralled.
What’s her reading like? Well, I was instructed to pick seven stones from a pouch. I chose turquoise, garnet, malachite, green zebra jasper, unakite, kunzite, and peacock ore. These stones were then (based on the order they were chosen) aligned with each of my seven chakras starting at the Root. She spoke of the strengths and properties of the stones and how these properties aligned with my own strengths. I was amazed at how accurate she was… it was as if she could hear what goes on in my head (a scary thought!). After that, she had me drop the stones on a board she had created with various animal archetypes around. Depending upon how the stones scattered depicted the harmonies and disharmonies or struggles in my life. FORTUNATELY, I was relatively balanced. What was interesting however, the kunzite aligned with my third eye fell deep within the peacock realm and the zebra jasper aligned with my solar plexus fell well within the zebra’s territory. According to Reverend Amanda, this depicts a struggle between showing my feathers, or true nature, and the desire to remain camouflaged and remain centered. This is a struggle I face every day as although I am a medium, I am just like you and I don’t want to shout it from the rooftops all the time (although according to Reverend Amanda… I will probably be doing a lot more of that!)
In the spring, a friend and student of mine received a Biogenesis treatment at Awakenings of East Aurora. I’d never heard of this modality, but she glowed from it. After her treatment, she insisted I receive a treatment and meet Judy, the individual providing them.
You see, I’m kind of an energy snob. Over the years, I have received many energy treatments and have learned that individuals who offer energy healings don’t always do it right. Many, rather than channeling the universal energy, share their own energy. That’s NOT how it’s supposed to be done and unfortunately for someone like myself who is VERY sensitive to energy this can be harmful. When an individual shares their energy, they are sharing the good and the bad which means that the energy from their “issues” (we all have them!!) are transferred to the individual they intend to heal… I have enough of my own problems, I don’t need anyone else’s! That being said, I am very particular about whom I allow to do energy work on me.
But, after being encouraged for several months, I agreed to try Biogenesis. I am glad I did! What I didn’t know is: Biogenesis treatment is all about the tools! Not that Judy isn’t a tremendous healer, but during a treatment her job is to activate the tools and let them do their work.
When the day of our respective appointments came (Kim booked for both of us, perhaps to make sure I didn’t chicken out), I hopped out of the car and intended to stay under the radar. I’m an awful self-promoter. I don’t want anyone to feel as though I’m selling myself or think I am full of myself or be self-conscious while working on me. So when Kim introduced me to Judy as THE Reverend Dawn Lynn, I was slightly embarrassed.
The three of us chatted for some time, both business and personal, with Kim (being the salesman she is) promoting me and Judy to the other. It was an eventful conversation, and at the end although, she was interested in my “Every Day” Mediumship classes, she felt she was pretty “booked in the mediumship department.” Everything happens in its time. So I didn’t push and left grateful for the experience.
Fast forward a couple of weeks…
I received an e-mail from Judy stating she was interested in offering Every Day mediumship at Awakenings! Within days of receiving the e-mail (we had to start quick… didn’t want Mercury Retrograde to interfere!), we’d spoken and agreed the classes would be a good fit!
The first class is today, November 7th. Almost 20 people have registered for this class!! Thank you Judy and Spirit!! I look forward to seeing how this relationship develops and am interested in seeing what else Spirit has in store. As I mentioned in my post about New World Gifts, in my strategic plan I have a goal related to working with establishments in Western New York. One by one, Spirit is paving the way to me accomplishing that goal… thank you Spirit for making it “easy!”
Dawn Lynn is an EveryDay medium. She lives and breathes via her intuition, which as a fourth generation intuitive from a family of Spiritualists came easily. Her abilities became apparent in early childhood and were cultured by a supportive family. Through her Blogs and Vlogs, she wants to help you become the EveryDay medium too.