Throughout my childhood, I had a sensitivity and always championed the under dog at school. I just knew things and my mother remembers me talking and playing with my big brother even though he had died two years before I was born. Being Catholic, communication with the dead was an absolute no, and so when gradually I began to talk less about him, they were relieved! I shut out spirit and soon forgot about my “imaginary friend”.
My paternal grandmother also died when I was 4, the first family death I had experienced and I would sit at Mass on a Sunday, and I could see her as plain as the nose on your face, smiling at me. Every time I looked at the crucifix I saw her and I was happy to know she was in heaven and with my brother. As I got older I would doubt the credibility of my childhood experiences until in my teens, I lost my maternal grandparents, between the ages of 13 ad 16. After my granny's death I had the most vivid dream of my life to date, where I received a message from my granny and granda, confirming they were together in heaven.
I continued to received messages and inner guidance from my beloved grandparents throughout my twenties and when I was 27 and my dad was dying from cancer, my nana came to me in a dream state to reassure me that she was waiting for him. For three days before my dads passing, he conversed with her and the whole time I was aware of her presence. The day before he died he seemed to go through all of his major memories in reverse order which I believe was a life review. Most people don’t experience this until after death but some research has suggested people who are drowning experience their life review before death. My father was in effect drowning, as his lungs were filled with fluid. As I sat with him, on what would have been my brothers 35th birthday dad told me there was a wee boy behind me at the window, I asked him who he thought it was and he didn’t know. When I asked what he looked like, he said “ he looks like you”. I knew then that Matthew and nana were there to cross him over. He died the following day.
Not able to suppress the realities of my experiences any longer I went with this ‘force’ that was pushing me and I joined a development circle. Very quickly, my spiritual development accelerated, and I could no longer push this calling aside. I eventually left my full time nursing job to work for spirit.
I have always been caring and compassionate, helping the bereaved and those in need. So I started a career in Nursing where I worked in various departments throughout my nursing career and dealt with death, grieving families and of course the patients.
I studied hard to learn all I could about helping people, achieving a Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing, Bsc in Nursing studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Palliative Care. The more I worked with patients and families by day, and continued my development in the evenings, I realised I had to follow my true spiritual calling. Finally after 13 years in Nursing, I took the plunge and decided to become a full time medium. My nursing experiences have enabled me to deliver professionalism, integrity and quality to all aspects of my Mediumship and psychic work.
Throughout my spiritual development I have read countless books, spent endless hours meditating and attended numerous workshops and circles, training under many mediums. I did most of my serious development in a home circle, and I am a reiki master and a Tarot Master. I practiced the tarot from around 2004 but my understanding and intuition expanded more than I could have ever imagined when I began mediumship development .Eventually my mediumship mentors encouraged me to serve spirit by working on the platform in spiritualist churches and I decided to take the route of training with the Spiritualists National Union( SNU). I have been accredited in speaking and demonstrating through the (SNU) and hold a CSNU qualification. I am also training with renowned medium Tony Stockwell at present and continue to study as part of my ongoing development I teach psychic and mediuship development.
I have learned so much about the universe and our unique part within it during my time connecting with spirit. This knowledge, in itself, is the most precious gift of all and I deeply enjoy sharing the love of the spirit world with my clients.
Mediums and psychics have a personal responsibility to their clients to provide accurate and respectful messages in a professional manner. This is achieved through hard work and dedication to development. Mediums should always continue to learn and develop their relationship with the spirit world and continue to strive to deliver the best evidence to their sitters.
Even though I am a working medium, I still sit in development which I believe is necessary to improve and maintain my link with the spirit world.
I have begun to share and teach what I have learned to promote the highest possible standards of mediumship. I liken Mediumship to musical ability. Everyone can sing, but not everyone is going to make it on the X Factor!! True musical stars may have natural talent, however with training they can become the best in their field and the same applies to mediums.
It should also be borne in mind that Mediumship is not about the fame game. Some famous mediums are truly working for the spirit world and bringing Mediumship to a wider audience through books and television, and this is a good thing but some mediums are only interested in making easy money.
In my eyes the purpose of being a medium is to bring forward that evidence and proof that there is no death, only life eternal. Hopefully by doing this mediums can truly help the bereft and those who are a little lost or who need a little help.
I hope you enjoy using my website and that it may help to inspire you on your spiritual path.
Love, Joanne. x