The Qualities of a Reliable Medium


Sometimes a psychic tells you something and it feels wrong and others may be right on the money. It’s your choice about whom to trust, and giving that trust is something we do ourselves.” ~ Martha Beck


As a medium, I have the professional and compassionate responsibility to provide the most comforting services and reliable messages at the most reasonable cost. There are so many mediums to choose from with unique styles and methods.  The purpose of this essay is to help you understand how to select a medium that best supports your needs.

 No medium can guarantee the specific connection to a certain loved one in advance of a reading. There are many factors that influence whether the medium can hear, see, or feel a particular loved one and whether the loved one is willing to present themselves. Sometimes a loved one is not willing or ready to communicate or they might not feel comfortable speaking to a particular medium. It is rare that the loved one you seek to speak with is not present, but it is possible.

 The recommendations of family, advise of close trusted friends, the counsel of licensed and expert professionals, and the referral of professional psychic organizations may help you select a medium that can best meet your needs. You are encouraged to rely on more then one dependable source when selecting a medium.

 Edgar Cayce often proposed people seeking answers in readings to consider the advice of more then one psychic medium to verify and reinforce messages, and he also advised clients to ultimately rely on their own intuition to decipher and select messages that best support their own insights.

 Prepare to actively participate in the reading by providing confirmations to information and asking specific questions.  In advance, think of questions and review family tree information that might help you understand who shows up at your reading. If the medium allows, bring a recording devise or a notebook to take notes. Often the information presented at reading will not make sense to you until a later time.

 The qualities to consider when selecting a medium include the following:


As Edgar Cayce so wisely stated, “Be a light unto others, not boastful of self.” Of utmost importance when selecting your medium is in finding one that has pure intentions about the sacred healing, honorable insights, and the divine enlightenment that comes from connecting to your loved ones in spirit. Remember that just because someone purports to have mediumship skills, and demonstrates success in the ways of the world (title, power, riches) does not mean they are necessarily the best spiritual counselor.



Having a reading is a very personal experience and there is a great level of trust you put into the medium offering you messages. Ensure that you will feel at ease meeting with the medium, and that they are professional and compassionate. Also, make sure you feel comfortable in the environment where the messages are being shared.



No matter how accurate a medium is, it is important that they are professional and provide excellent service before, during, and after the reading. Determine if a medium will allow you to ask questions before or after a reading. This is all part of the service offered to you.  Also, know that some mediums offer readings over the phone, in-person, or in groups.



Does the medium’s schedule provide availability within a reasonable time of period when you are ready to receive messages from your loved ones in spirit? If there is a long wait, do not necessarily equate that with quality. In fact, ask yourself if someone is so busy can they have the time to provide the best service?



Compare the costs of readings and ask yourself why you would pay double, triple, or sometimes four times the amount to comparable mediums.  Just as you shop for any item or service investigate to get the best value. Also, if a group reading is offered make sure that the rates seem reasonable to you, and inquire if you are guaranteed a reading of some sort. Also, if you have a follow up questions after the reading find out if it will cost extra money.



It is important for you to understand the method of spirit connection your medium uses so that you get the most out of your reading. Some mediums allow you to ask questions, while others do not. Some mediums connect using different techniques and some are stronger in hearing, seeing, or feeling.  Also, be aware some mediums tend to rely on their psychic abilities more than they do communicating with your loved ones. All mediums have psychic abilities but when they receive messages from loved ones in spirit this is mediumship.


 Accuracy and Evidence

Ultimately it is important that you feel as though you can validate the information provided either during or after the reading. A medium should be able to provide some evidence that the spirit that they are connecting with is in fact the person of interest. Perhaps a date, a name, a piece of clothing, method of passing, occupation, and other details can provide a link that will make you feel your medium is connected to your loved one. Each medium has a unique style in receiving messages and sharing them with you. Ensure your medium can be concise, clear, and accurate when providing insights and messages from your loved ones in spirit.



Mediums are human and have the very same experiences, concerns, and life situations as you. It is important that you connect with a medium that is healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally since these will all impact the quality of the messages received. Coloring refers to the idea that a medium is applying their own fears, anxieties, joys, concerns, or situations to the messages you receive. Perhaps you can find out what activities your medium engages in to remain balanced, centered, and grounded.


Universal Wisdom

The main purpose of mediumship is to demonstrate that life is eternal and to support the laws of nature. Your medium should have a great understanding of the universal laws since spirit communicates with the sacred wisdom and universal voice of Source. Wisdom is attained through the application of knowledge to engage in experiences of life. To know truth is to have an understanding of the many various philosophies of all ages.


I believe that a medium has the privilege to serve with the loving blessings of spirit and a genuine medium will not ask for extravagant sums of money to provide a sacred service. It is my hope that you find a medium that you can trust and find a sense of genuine peace and joy in knowing that love is continuous and that life is eternal.


“Spirit communication can provide you with clarity of your soul purpose, enthusiasm toward your passions, encouragement through challenging times, hope to a day of shadows, and unconditional love to a starving heart. Connect and know the essence of Divine Love and the Sacred Truth that life is eternal.” ~ Geof

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