Prayer and Connecting with Your Loved Ones on the Other Side

Prayer and Connecting with Your Loved Ones on the Other Side

I was in a store one day and I mentioned to my father (this was after he crossed over, and before my mother joined him) that I was going to buy a candle to light for him.

“I’d rather you pray the rosary for me,” he responded.

I can’t tell you how many times people have expressed their surprise when their loved ones asked for prayers during a reading. At the same time, I’m often asked how someone can stay connected, and even more than that, hear from their loved ones on the Other Side. My answer, in a word – prayer.

Long before I ever thought of myself as a medium, or even knew what one was, I lived in an apartment that I shared with a female ghost. Due of my Roman Catholic upbringing I prayed the Rosary everyday. I typically either prayed it at home, or in a chapel in the seminary a short distance away from where I lived.

I began to notice that when I prayed at home, my awareness of the woman became stronger, and stronger. I could literally feel her standing next to me as I prayed.

Not only that, but when I was praying in the chapel, I would hear men and women praying the Rosary along with me, but behind me. When I would turn around to see who joined me, there was no one there. To be honest with you, I was so freaked out by all of this, I stopped praying this particular prayer.

These days, as a medium, before beginning a session, I always say a prayer along these lines – “May the Lord bless me and keep me. May he cause his face to shine upon me. May he grant me accuracy and peace during this session.” I then invite the soul(s) of the sitter to come forward and start communicating with their loved one(s) through me.

One night I was scheduled to do a group session before about 30 people. I had a busy and hectic day and I knew I needed to quiet myself before the event started. Not everyone who was there that night was going to get a reading, but I wanted the messages that did come through to have an impact on everyone there. I went off by myself, sat down, prayed and quieted myself for a few minutes.

The event that night was incredible. I had a clear connection with the souls that came through, and the people who were there were visibly moved by the messages. I knew that it was because I took a few minutes before hand to become quiet within myself.

The next night, before another event, I went off by myself, prayed, and quieted myself before starting. The results were the same.

By the way, if you’re wondering, this was not something I’d usually do before doing a reading, or any event. What I would do is something like read a book, drink coffee; one time I was even doing my laundry before, and during, a reading I did for my friend and author, Josie Varga.

Since the two events I’ve just talked about, I’ve resumed my “Centering Prayer” practice, twice a day, every day. Centering prayer is a contemplative practice in which the focus is listening to God. It has also helped me to better hear the messages of the souls coming through during a reading as well.

If it works for me, I know it will work for you, as well. I’ve believed, since the beginning of my career, that a medium is the last resort as far as the souls are concerned. We give them a human voice after repeated attempts on their part to communicate with you haven’t worked.

If you want to hear from a loved one who has crossed over, my suggestion is that you set aside a few minutes to invite him or her to connect with you, and then be still, and listen. Think about this for a moment. If you take the letters in the word “listen” and re-arrange them, you get a whole new word, “silent.”

Take a few minutes to be silent so that your loved ones can be heard by you. As a medium, I can tell you that the “waiting list” of those on the Other Side wanting to re-connect with their loved ones here, is long. I can also tell you that they’d rather communicate with you directly than through me, or any other medium, for that matter. Make it a priority to set aside a few minutes every day to be quiet, and be open to your loved ones who have returned home before you. I’m sure you’ll be stunned by what you hear.



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