Why Spirit Communication?
By Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis
Why would someone wish to communicate with their spirit
loved ones? What does this accomplish, for them as well as for the loved
ones in Spirit? Why would spirit wish to "come back" and
communicate to their earthly loved ones? What type of information does
spirit seek to impart to those of us on the Earth plane?
These are just a few of the
questions which people ask when they consider mediumship and spirit
communication. It all boils down to one basic question: Why? Why should
spirit in the body seek to establish communication with spirit out of the
body, and vice versa?
Let's examine some of these
First: why seek spirit
communication, through a medium? Spirit communication helps bring together
that which seems to have become separated and lost, through death: love and
interaction with our loved ones. We seek spirit communication because we
want to know: do our loved ones survive death; if so, where are they, and
are they the same people that we knew and loved while together on earth?
Mediumship answers both of
these concerns with a resounding YES. YES, our loved ones survive death.
They go to a place not separated by distance, but by dimension. And YES,
they survive, as we knew them on earth. The only thing they leave behind,
through death, is the physical body and earthly treasures; everything else
goes with them.
This, alone, gives tremendous
comfort to the grieving. And as wonderful as this revelation is, there is
one even more wonderful: we, too, shall survive this elusive experience
which we call death.
Our work with mediumship has
shown us, clearly, that communicating with spirit loved ones can be a
tremendous source of resolve, closure, and, especially, healing. How often
have we seen loved ones, reaching across the doorway of life, in order to
express how sorry they are for the errors of the past. This applies not
only to those in the body, but in Spirit as well. The opportunity to say
"I'm sorry" can bring with it an amazing healing for all
concerned. Although death does not suddenly give us insight into all of
life's wonders and mysteries, it does change things. Spirit perceives
things from a different perspective. The very fact that an individual
awakens in Spirit, alive and well, can be a most amazing revelation in
itself. Thus, spirit is anxious to relate to their earthly loved ones what
they have come to see and how they have changed since their passing.
In many ways, death can be
likened to a journey. If you take a trip to a foreign land, or move away
from those whom you love, what would be your first order of business, when
arriving at your destination? Most of us would want to call home and let
our loved ones know that we arrived safely. Thus it is with death. Spirit
wishes to convey to us that they have made the journey and are OK.
Mediumship can be the telephone line through which this communication takes
Finally, what would spirit
wish to communicate to us? Obviously, no one can make categorical
statements, here, but just think about it for a while. Some mediums pride
themselves at being able to give names, addresses, telephone numbers,
license plate numbers, and other such trivial information. As interesting
as all this may be to the observer, what does it actually prove or
demonstrate? Certainly, it is impressive. Certainly, it proves that some
type of psychic link has been established between the medium and the
sitter. But, does it really prove survival? Does it really prove that the
medium is in contact with your spirit loved one? Not necessarily.
In order to explain our
reasons here, let me ask you a question. If you were to die and were
suddenly given an opportunity -- perhaps the only one -- to communicate to
your earthly loved ones, what do you think you would want to say to them?
Would you really want to given them your old
address or telephone number? Would you really want to talk about money and
romance? Would you not rather wish to convey who you REALLY are: the nature
of your personality; your likes and dislikes; what motivated you in life;
memories of things you did with your loved ones while on earth? In other
words, would you not prefer to convey: "It's really me; I am here with
you; I am OK"?
This is precisely the
difference between a medium and a psychic. A psychic can give names and
addresses. But, only a medium -- one who has touched and linked with the
spirit of your loved one -- can convey the true essence, love, and spirit
of that person. And that bears with it the greatest of evidence and comfort
to one who is grieving.
Thus, we have one of the most
profound reasons why people seek genuine spirit communication. We also have
one of the greatest sources of disappointment for people who visit mediums.
It's the difference between
looking at a picture of your loved one and actually having your loved one
there, sharing the experience of that picture with you. Mediums must come
to understand this. They must nurture sensitivity: not only to the
vibrations of those in Spirit, but to the reasons why spirit seeks to
communicate with spirit. Thus it is with evidential mediumship.
Part Two of This
Series: Why Seek Inspirational Mediumship?
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