HOW SHARON'S MEDIUMSHIP READINGS WORK
I thought I would give you an idea of how a reading works with me. Please also check the other topics to the left -- thanks.
I do want people to know that not all readings are "spectacular." Some readings will give confirmation, but not as much as some may want. Others are so filled with confirmation, that it's hard to ignore. I DO get phenomena, and occasionally, the person being read may also experience it! That is just amazing when that happens!
Please keep in mind that I use only my own body to connect with those in spirit. I don't need your birthdate, or use cards, or runes or an object from you. It's just me and "them." For whatever reason, my body is just receptive to those who have passed on.
There is no way to know ahead of time how each reading will be. I do find that I prefer in-person readings more, although phone readings can be just as good, however, there is not that more personal touch as when one is right there in person. If you live in another state, a phone reading is advisable. I especially enjoy group readings because of the group energy, the amazing amount of information, and it's also social. It's amazing to see how each person is different and how I present the information.
With an individual reading, the first step before the reading begins is to have the individual write down all the people they know who have gone over to the other side. This helps to refresh the memory if someone comes through whom they may not have expected. This list is ONLY for the individual -- I do NOT see this list!!
The first rule of mediumship is: "DO NOT TELL ME WHO HAS PASSED BEFOREHAND OR ANYTHING ABOUT YOU!!" The list of people who have passed is just to help you refresh your memory because sometimes people may "pop" in who don't "belong" to you -- for instance, sometimes a spirit (I still do not know how they know) will want to give a message to someone you may know or have had some connection with -- and they will somehow find that you are sitting with a real medium and "break into" your reading and insist that they contact someone they know. This has happened quite a number of times to me, so it is something I mention. In a situation like that, you will most likely know the person for whom the message is for, and will be able then to relay it to them -- it's a great comfort to those who have not had a reading, or were not there, that their loved one is able to somehow find me and you and actually give you a message to deliver. I think this is a wonderful experience.
With this next part, it is very, very important that I hear your voice clearly and loudly and that I receive as much verbal confirmation as possible. Confirmation seems to help me to continue to retrieve information. Your voice is like an extension cord -- we plug into each other's energy. It sounds weird, but it works, so keep in mind to answer loudly and clearly. Sometimes I only need to hear "yes" or "no," and other times I may ask you to say more -- the catch is, I am not asking you for information -- quite frankly, you could read the back of a cereal box -- just as long as I can hear your voice to connect to you. My guess is that this has something to do with physics. During this part, I move onto seeing "who" is around me. Often it starts with a vague feeling of gender, although sometimes it can come in very quickly. I think that how quickly and precisely this happens has much to do with the person being read. If the person I am with is also mediumistic to a degree, it seems to help facilitate the process. If not, I may have to work harder at getting the information.
Sometimes I get names, many times I don't. Usually I get the relationship such as father, mother, sister, child, etc. First the gender, then the relationship. I "divide" the spirits up into "groups": My left side is the male and father's side; my right side is the female and mother's side; in front of me are non-relatives and friends; behind me are 'spirit guides.' The way I feel the energy near my body will often indicate if it's male, female, which kind of relative (close or farther away, i.e. grandparent, aunt, as opposed to mother/father).
I then "talk" to the spirits, as they are identified and confirmed and "ask" them questions. I try to get as much tangible confirmation as possible. It's not always easy, as it is sort of like playing psychic charades. Unless the spirit is very adept at communicating (such as "Louis" in my blog entry of "Life After Death Evidence") they often show pictures, send me feelings, and try to show events. I just repeat back what I see, hear or feel. Here is where you will find a volume of experiences to give you an idea of what is possible during a reading: http://psychicmediumsharontenney.wordpress.com/
Sometimes the spirits will show me how they died, or give me a feeling in my body of what was affected and how it might have been. One thing I have noticed, though, is that the more tragic the death, often the harder it is to "see." It seems that the spirits try to protect those here and keep them from reliving the tragedy. Sometimes I will ask the person I am reading for if they will "give their permission to the spirit" for me to see how the spirit died. About 50% of the time it allows me then to go through their death experience.
If I can't "find" someone, I may ask you for a first name, and then the "strongest" spirit who has shown up at that point, I will ask to go and try to find the requested spirit. It may sound funny, but it does seem to work. It may take five or ten minutes, but often the requested spirit will then show up!
Usually many questions you may have had are already answered in the reading. If not, you are free to ask, however, not always is an answer given. I think that, for some reason, we are not allowed to "know all."
And by the end of this process, we've usually run through a number of spirits who wanted to get through. Sometimes, though, only one main spirit may "take over" my energy field, and I cannot "see" others who may be around. Usually, though, it is the main spirit that the individual wanted to see anyway.
I do not go into an unconscious state -- I am still alert. I may see, feel or hear things you don't, but I do not look any different. Sometimes I talk very fast, other times very slowly. What I have discovered over the years is that although I am technically awake, I sometimes fall into a deeper state and I am not aware of what I am saying -- I have been told many times afterwards things I have said, many that have occurred and future events that have come true and I have no conscious recollection of them. I do not know why that is, however, it has happened enough that I am alerting you to that. That is why recording your reading is so important -- I often don't remember all of it. I am just as surprised as the person who had the reading when they tell me valid confirmation they received, and I don't remember ever saying it!
Each reading is an adventure. Sometimes (although it is more unusual), I do see spirits holographically outside of me, just like they are there (well, they are!). I hope you will want to engage in this exciting venture with me. Thank you.