Trusting my intuition is one of the things I have been working on for several years. How many times have you thought that you should do something and then went ahead and did something else that turned out to be the wrong thing? We have all done that many times. When I get those little nudges I try to notice them and follow them.
Recently I did a reading that I just have to share with you. It was one of those readings that really touches my heart. And it's also a lesson in trusting your intuition.
A lady called me for a reading. She needed it soon and I agreed to do it. My readings are almost all on the phone and she agreed to that. From the very start this reading seemed to violate many of the rules I have learned from other mediums and set for myself.
The lady who called was making the appointment for someone else. I don't usually like that. She was going to be present when the client was getting her reading. I don't usually like that either because it can bring in too many spirits and the one you want may have less of a chance to come through. But I liked her energy so I agreed to these things.
My Intuition Told Me to Go
A short time before her appointment I started getting the urge to go to them and do the appointment in person. I had no idea what this was about but I was not planning on seeing people that day and had not dressed for it.
I texted the lady who had arranged the appointment and told her that I needed to come see them in person. They agreed.
When I arrived for the appointment there were four family members present. This is usually something I am not comfortable with because, again, it can bring in too many spirits. But my intuition told me it was OK and that they should stay.
I started the reading and immediately their beloved, son/brother came through. This was the person they all wanted and needed to hear from. This lovely young man who's life ended tragically short, brought through great evidence. Right away he wanted me to hug his mother.
The reading brought tears to everyone's eyes including me. I am so grateful that I trusted my intuition all along the way and did this reading the way the young man in spirit wanted me to. He was speaking to me through my intuition knowing I would trust it. He knew that doing the reading the way he suggested would be best for everyone involved.
It turned out to be the kind of reading that makes me so glad to be doing the work I am doing. I feel so privileged to be able to facilitate this kind of healing for people.
Chloe Miguel,Psychic Medium
Anchorage, Alaska Nov. 7, 2018
I had an amazing experience with Spirit today that I'm excite to share with you.
I was sitting in my office and I started to feel a presence with me. Once he knew I could feel him, he sent me tastes and smell. I started smelling fresh-cut grass and the gasoline and oil of a lawn mower. He also sent me an image of the lady he wanted to communicate with.
I knew who she was through Facebook. I've read for her before. I also knew this was her beloved fiance who passed away over a year ago. She has been missing him so much and has not yet been able to connect with him through a medium.
Immediately I messaged her on Facebook and gave her the evidence I was getting: cut grass, gasoline, lawnmower, coconut bath products, other luxurious bath products and the oddest one - donuts in the garage.
She texted right back and was overjoyed to hear from her beloved. She verified all of the evidence I was getting. The messages of loved flowed. They have a son together as well and the spirit man expressed joy and love and pride for their boy.
I'm so grateful for my gift. I'm so grateful to be able to make these connections for people. I love what I do and I love demonstrating that our souls absolutely do go on after our physical deaths.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
August 23, 2018
I love it when I'm doing a psychic reading and the sitter's loved ones in spirit pop in to say hello. My client is always so happy. I love that I can help people that way.
Recently I was doing a psychic reading for someone regarding some career advice. At the end of the reading she asked "Do you see anything else for me?" Just then a west highland terrier came into my mind.
I said "You have a west highland terrier?" She immediately started crying and said "Oh she died. I miss her so much!" I was so happy to be able to tell her that her little sweet pooch was safe and happy on the other side and is still with her now.
My client was thrilled! It made her day. These are the moments that I am so grateful for as a psychic medium.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
A rule of thumb for mediums is that when someone dies it's best to wait several months before attempting to communicate with him or her.
There are a few reasons for this. One school of thought is that the souls who cross over aren't immediately available for communication. They are in a sort of recovery time and life review. I have not found this to be true and have connected with spirits shortly after crossing over.
Waiting is also advised is because the bereaved person still here needs time to work though his or her grief. I agree with this reason - mostly. When a person has asked me for contact shortly after a loved one's death I have always asked them to wait a few months.
A Suicide In My Extended Family
If you read part one of this post then you know that my aunt's husband committed suicide recently. It was five days ago, actually. He came to me within hours asking me to help him communicate with my aunt. I felt emotions were too high and she was in shock. Additionally, I was shocked and emotional about it as well.
My aunt texted me after a couple days asking me to please let her know if I had heard anything from him. I still wasn't ready. We waited a couple more days and I finally made the connection for her yesterday.
Even though it was only a few days after his death and not the requisite "several months" we had a good experience. My aunt was able to verify some things she had suspected about her husband's reasons and what had happened. Our conversation eased her grief and her mind.
My aunt was very grateful for our conversation and that I was able to help her communicate with him. I didn't know him. I met him only once briefly. He was able to provide evidence that only she knew.
I am grateful for my gift. This experience solidified for me that this is how I am here to serve. Mediumship is my gift to help others with their grief.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Jan 24, 2018
My guides have been urging me to write about suicide. So, I started this post a week ago but put it aside. I felt like this topic is too heavy and I'm not qualified to write about it. When someone you love takes his or her own life it creates a special kind of hell for those left behind. While I can help people heal their grief through a connection with a loved one, suicide is particularly ugly.
Then my aunt's husband committed the ultimate act just yesterday taking his own life.
Oh my God a suicide in my extended family! It's not the first. I did not know him well, having met him only once. Yet I am acutely aware of the trauma he is putting my aunt and his other loved ones through. I'm also acutely aware that it did not solve his financial problems. Those were merely transferred to my aunt for her to deal with.
Additionally, it did not solve his emotional problems. I am aware that he feels he made a mistake. But it's too late. He can't reverse his actions. I'm aware that he wants to tell my aunt he's sorry. But she can't hear him through her grief and emotional trauma. Mostly I am aware of a life un-lived... of opportunities missed... and roads not taken.
We Are All Doing The Best We Can
However, I believe that every single one of us is doing the best we can at any given time. It's easy to look at this from the outside and make judgments about what I perceive he should have done. But my mind, my experiences and my perspective are not his. He was not able to climb up out of that hole of despair and saw no other way out. I should be sending him the highest level of compassion and love.
Many of us have lost a loved one to suicide. The impact it has on those left behind is deep and lasts forever. Even if we weren't particularly close to the person who took his life we still think about it years later. As a psychic medium, I've seen grief in many forms and suicide is extremely traumatizing for those left behind.
The loss from suicide is particularly stinging because it makes us look at ourselves and see where we think we've failed our loved ones. We wonder what we could have done differently to help our loved ones more. Many of us suffer a tremendous amount of guilt when someone we love takes his own life.
From a spiritual standpoint, suicide opens a lot of questions. We wonder if our loved one is safe on the other side. After all, many religions teach that suicide is wrong and that people who commit suicide suffer for it on the other side. That's a real fear for many of us left here. We hope and pray that our loved ones' souls aren't suffering eternal damnation.
Some religions teach that the souls of people who commit suicide are damned to wander the earth for eternity. Some teachings claim they must stay on earth for the remainder of the time they would have lived. I don't believe any of this is true.
So what does happen when someone commits suicide?
I believe everyone is welcomed into the light when we cross over regardless of how we pass. Everyone. It does not matter if a person dies naturally of old age or takes his own life, he or she is welcomed into the light. Going into the light is like coming home for our souls. I don't believe any soul is ever made to walk the earth for any length of time. Although some choose to but that is for another blog post.
Once our souls are on the other side we have a sort of "life review". In this review we see the impact on others of our actions in life including the choice of suicide. The soul who committed suicide now experiences the pain his loved ones felt when he died. He sees the trauma he left behind. When we cross over we can feel how the choices we made hurt others. Alternatively, we can see how the kind things we did also made an impact on others. So, I believe we judge ourselves.
Because I am a psychic medium I have a very different view of life and death than I used to. I have the vantage point of KNOWING that our souls go on after our bodies die. This knowledge has brought me a tremendous amount of relief. I wish all of you could feel as certain as I do that there is more to this life than just merely this physical existence.
Please understand I am not making light of suicide or of death in general. Life is precious - not to be wasted.
I send all my love and blessings out to those of you who suffer because you've lost someone to suicide. May you find peace. I also send all my love and blessings out to those souls who have committed suicide. You did the best you could with what you have.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Jan 20, 2018
Evidence Demonstrates That You Are Communicating With Your Loved Ones
Mediumship is the ability to communicate with souls who have passed over to the other side. Evidential mediumhip is using that communication to gather evidence from the spirit to demonstrate with whom I am communicating. Therefore, the evidence is of paramount importance to an evidential medium.
Anyone can tell you they are speaking with your grandmother and she loves you very much. But is that message really valuable if you don't even know for sure your grandmother is there? The messages themselves usually are not all that evidential so the evidence I gather from the person in spririt is vitally important.
For example, isn't the message that your grandmother is with you and loves you much more meaningful if I've already told you specific details about your grandmother? If she first shares with me that she handed down her pearls to you, that she was religious and liked to hang the clothes outside on the line to dry instead of using the dryer or that she always had crystal dish of candy on the coffee table then her message is much more meaningful. You will then KNOW that your grandmother is with you.*
Specific Evidence Proves the Continuity of Life**
The whole purpose of evidential mediumship is to prove the continuity of life. Now I realize that I can't prove anything to you the way physical science can prove the earth is round. But I can provide overwhelming evidence from your loved one in spirit that his or her soul has survived.
The spirits give me very specific evidence. They will tell me things like what brand of aftershave they used or what kind of cigarettes they smoked. The spirit people tell me their hobbies, their likes and dislikes. They tell me what their personality was like, how they dressed and if they were religious. Evidential mediumship is all about the evidence.
The Messages Are Secondary
The messages are often secondary. This is because the most important message is the delivery of evidence. The evidence tells you that your loved one has survived - t hat there is no real death. It tells you that the bonds of love you have with your loved ones are still there and that your loved one is still with you. It also tells you that your soul too will go on after you pass from the earth plane. Without first demonstrating good evidence from your loved one in spirit the message is meaningless.
I have a good friend who has lost a number of people very close to her. She never saw the value in evidence until she got a bad reading. It just didn't seem important to her.
Recently she was chatting with a "medium" she met on Facebook. He did a reading for her but delivered an unsettling message. My friend came to me right away upset about the reading. We talked about it and when we looked back over what this "medium" had said we realized that actually he had delivered very little evidence that he was speaking with her loved ones. She had wanted so badly to get the message that she overlooked the lack of evidence.
A message without evidence is not only meaningless but actually be damaging. The unsettling message this "medium" claimed to deliver from my friend's loved ones wasn't from them at all and caused her a lot of stress and anxiety.
Evidence is Healing
When you speak with a psychic medium and receive evidence that your loved one is with you it's very healing. Coming away from the session knowing your loved one has survived provides great comfort. But you can only get that healing when you KNOW from the demonstration of great evidence that your loved one is with you. This is why I am always working to improve my skills. The better the evidence I can receive from your loved ones the better a reading you will have.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Jan 17, 2018
A friend of mine posted this to Facebook. It's so appropriate and timely for the holiday season when many of us are experiencing deep grief over lost loved ones. This essay was written by medium George Anderson. Happy Holidays to all. XO, Chloe
From George Anderson
December 11, 2014
Every once in a while a client will come along and ask a question that makes me look back at my life of listening to the souls, and brings me to such an incredible place of understanding of not only bereavement, but of the very essence of faith and hope. I was asked a rather simple question: “What were the most beautiful words you’ve ever heard from the souls?” I had to think about it-- but the answer was spoken to me before I could even think of it, and it rang in my head and caused me to go backward through nearly 50 years of communication like an epic movie in the space of a few seconds. I realized the woman was still in front of me and waiting for an answer, so I told her--”They’re the three most simple words ever spoken.”
No, not those words--“I love you” is far too easy. These three simple words are so profound and important to the souls that they have the power to change everything we thought about the loss of our loved ones and our need to find hope. I thought back to the hundreds and perhaps thousands of times they have been said by the souls, and how poignant and beautiful they really are. The words are these:
“I was there.”
“I was there when you got the awful call. I was there when the police came to the door grim faced, and you felt as if all the air was punched out of you. I was there beside the wreck, and I was there when you found me. I was there when you were asked my name and age, and for a minute you couldn’t even think of my age. I was there when you had to identify me and I was there when you tried not to scream when they warned you to brace yourself."
“I was there when the seconds felt like hours, and I was there when people babbled incoherently about “God’s will.” I was there when you picked my favorite suit and I was there when you pulled out my prom dress. I was there when the funeral director knew he’d lost your attention, and I was there when the pastor tried to gather information for a eulogy. I was there when you couldn’t find the will to close my casket, and I was there when you had to say goodbye to my physical body.”
“I was there when everyone was gone and the house was so still. I was there when you watched the clock all night, and I was there when you saw the sun rise and wondered how you could continue living. I was there when nothing and nobody mattered to you anymore, and I was there when you bargained with God for just a small sign from me. I was there when you started finding your faith again, and I was there when you made the decision to continue living for me.”
“I was there the first time you laughed in spite of yourself. I was there when you went back to work, and saw a movie, and tended to the garden. I was there when you started reaching out to others in the same boat, and I was there when you wished me a happy birthday, or a happy anniversary, or even a happy Tuesday. I was even there the day you first realized you found hope, and the first time you could feel my hand on your heart.”
“I was there when you planted the tree, when you created the scholarship, and when you donated your time and money in my name. I was there when you pulled another mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister or grandparent aside to tell them you understand and it will be ok in time. I was there when you found a way to continue my work, and I was there when you honored me with your service to others. I was there when you ran the marathon, when you graduated, when you married, and when you retired. No milestone went unnoticed by me because whether you knew it or not, I was there.”
“I’ll be there when it’s time for the portal to open for you, and I’ll be there when your body takes its last breath. I’ll be there to be the first person to smile at you and I’ll be there to explain that at long last, your journey is done. I’ll be there when you say goodbye to the earth, and I’ll be there to teach you how to be there for those you’ll leave behind. I’ll be there, because I’ve been there.”
As I’ve said many times over the years, we are loved well beyond our comprehension, and we are never alone on the earth when we have a loved one in the hereafter. The souls have always been there for us, and until the day we see them again in a world of joy, they will always be there.
(This is the same information that's on my About Me page. But I thought I'd post it here too because I like my story :-))
This is the story about me. It's the story of how I became a medium.
My whole life I've been interested in the paranormal. Even as a child I was interested in developing psychic ability. As an adult I studied mysticism as part of my degree in philosophy.
When I was a child I was always afraid of ghosts. I would see things out of the corner of my eye but would dismiss them as my "imagination" or my "eyes playing tricks on me." That sounds silly to me now. Why would my eyes play tricks on me? It doesn't even make sense. But, since I didn't understand the spirit world, those things scared me. Consequently, I spent my whole life pushing it away and convincing myself it wasn't real. I hid under my covers my entire life attempting to hide from the spirits.
When my twin sister and I were in the fifth grade she wanted to play a musical instrument in the school band. My father had an old trumpet that had belonged to my uncle who had been killed in the Vietnam War. He suggested that my sister play this trumpet.
Once my sister started playing that trumpet we both began having experiences. I remember one day playing in my room alone. When I looked up at my closet door a soldier appeared in the wood grain. This startled and terrified me! During this time of my childhood I would frequently "see things". When I would see something I would look quickly and it would be gone. My sister had vivid dreams of our uncle and would wake up screaming in the night. It got so bad that she would not go to bed at night unless the trumpet was locked up in it's case downstairs by the piano.
My parents were logically minded. So naturally they told me that it was all just my imagination. Nonetheless, these experiences continued. Since I had no understanding of the spirit world I didn't know there is nothing to fear and I was scared. Now of course, I realize that my poor uncle was doing everything he could to let my family know he was OK. He didn't mean to scare my sister and me.
In college as a philosophy major, I found it popular to be an agnostic or atheist. Logic ruled in philosophy in those days and the spirit world is not logical. After all, we belived, if it can't be proven by science then it can't be real. I felt that believing in God and the spirit world was backward and letting faith rather than reason rule your life.
After graduating college I was not sure in what direction I wanted to go. So I went to massage school. That way I had a skill and could have a job. I worked as a self-employed massage therapist for 15 years. It was during this time that I realized I am a medium.
I enjoyed a lengthy career as a massage therapist owning my own clinic for most of my career. Many clients came to see the therapists in my clinic and we pride ourselves on our high quality therapeutic massage. My clinic earned the respect of medical professionals across our community and my therapists enjoyed good careers.
Then the spirits made themselves known to me. I started to see flashes of purple light. These lights continued for a year before I knew what they were. I understood some new age concepts of spirit guides and things like that so I assumed the lights were my guides or angels. The lights frequently showed up while I was in session with a massage client. Assuming they were guides I greeted them and thanked them for coming.
After this I periodically started having information drop into my head while I was working with a massage client. I started to suspect the information was coming from spirit but I still did not realize I am a medium.
The First Time
The first time I knew I was having a mediumship experience I was working on one of my regular clients when I was suddenly having thoughts of her grandmother. The grandmother was making herself known to me and I understood this. Since I trusted this particular client I told her what I was feeling from her grandmother. We were both stunned at the the information and details that I seemed to somehow know about the deceased grandmother. As a massage therapist, I was familiar with energy, qi and other new age concepts. I knew I must be having an experience with mediumship. Where else were all those details coming from? But I thought it was mostly likely a one time event. I was wrong about that.
The Purple Lights
About a year after the purple lights first appeared I realized what they were. I had just walked into my massage room with a new client and was listening to her tell me her symptoms when a very bright purple light flashed right next to her. In that instant I KNEW what the light was. I knew it was a spirit who wanted to talk with her and I knew it was her mother.
I debated on whether to say anything to my client for about two seconds then plunged ahead. The spirit of her mother connected very well with me and the information poured out. Detail after detail came through. The mother came into my body telling her daughter how much she loved her and what a good girl she was. I could feel so strongly her love for her daugher. I sat there hugging my client as we cried together. This mother's love for her daughter filled me as both the mother in spirit and her daughter here healed their relationship.
That session was transforming for both my client and me. She was able to finally heal life-long issues with her mother. And I came out of it knowing I am a medium.
Massage Therapist to Medium
Word must have gotten around in the spirit world because from then on many of my massage clients showed up with spirits. I would insist that I was not going to say anything to my clients in order not to freak them out. But the spirits had other plans. They would flash brighter and brighter purple lights at me to get my attention. The lights would startle me in the middle of the massage so I freaked my clients out anyway. Then I would tell my client who was there and what he or she wanted.
Eventually I became very conflicted as a massage therapist. When spirits would show up I did not always know if it was safe to say anything to my massage client. They were seeing me for massage and not everybody is open to mediumship. Masssage clients also started scheduling massages and asking me who was there for them.
I was growing more and more conflicted. Additionally, my body was starting to give out. After a 15 year career my shoulders hurt all the time. At the same time our state licensing changed and I didn't like the direction it had gone.
So I decided to let my massage license go and pursue a new career as a medium. And that is how I became a medium.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Nov. 16, 2018
I have just returned from a workshop in Seattle taught by world renowned medium Mavis Pitilla. I learned much more than I expected and met many wonderful mediums who I now consider friends. Rather than just teaching techniques, Mavis teaches us to get to know ourselves and our own mediumship. Top on my mind since my return to Alaska has been why do I even want to do this? In order to be the best medium I can for you I need to know why I even want to. Accepting my mediumship took a very long time and plenty of soul searching. I had to address and overcome numerous fears.
Why do I want to be a medium?
Why do I want to be a medium? After all, the path of the medium is not an easy one. Mediumship is a difficult discipline to do well. Communicating with spirit on demand is different and more difficult than spontaneous communication. Meaning when I attempt to contact a sitter's loved ones on the other side it's different (more difficult) than when those in spirit make themselves known to me and ask for communication. (I am always ever grateful to the spirit world for their patience with me.) Being a medium also subjects one to the negative attitudes of those in the physical world. Whether other people accuse mediums of being fraudulent or doing the devil's work the negativity can be hard to take. So, why would anyone want to do this?
Mediums and those involved with the spirit world are often very altruistic and compassionate people. Often I have heard from teachers that "your first reason for wanting to be a medium had better be to help others." While that is true for me just as important is that my work be personally fulfilling. There are many, many ways of helping other people and not all of those ways do I find enjoyable or personally fulfilling. I have had a very fulfilling career as a massage therapist for many years. I could keep doing that and help others. My massage clients could certainly argue that massage is my gift and best way to help others.
However, when I have delivered a loving message and proven to someone on the earth plane through evidence that life does go on the healing that takes place is much more profound than anything else I can facilitate. When someone's grief is alleviated just a little bit and he or she gets to spend time for a few moments longer in a true loving connection with someone on the other side I am so deeply aware of the difference my mediunship ability has made in their life. That communication helps not only those still on the earth plane but those in spirit too. They miss you and want to talk with you too. Often those in spirit want the connection more than those on earth.
My ability to see, hear, feel those in spirit can provide a profound level of healing. To ignore it is to squander a precious gift from God. Who am I to squander that which God has given me?