For most, the holiday season is a joyful, uplifting time of year filled with love, laughter and holiday cheer. For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays often don’t have the same sparkle and Christmas can be a constant reminder of the loss of their loved one.
Whether you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one or are simply missing his or her presence, there are special ways to include them at Christmas and throughout the holidays.
Here are different ways to honour your loved one, their life and legacy this holiday season...
Do you and your family have special ‘in memory of’ Christmas traditions? If you do, please share them in the comments below.
Shauna Marie Domalain is a Transformational Medium, Intuitive Life Strategist and Guide. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her family and fur baby Midnight. Visit her website for more information: www.livealifeyoulove.org.
Clients will often ask me during their sessions if they, too, might have the ability to communicate with Spirit. And, my reply is always a resounding yes. Some may have experienced moments of direct contact with their crossed over loved ones or instances of brief connection, and they wish to learn more about their mediumship potential. While others are simply curious and want to know more about mediumship. I find this is usually Spirit’s way of gently nudging them to look further into their gift of mediumship.
You may desire to explore your mediumship capacity and ability for many different reasons…
I invite you to become aware of how you may already, unknowingly, communicate and interact with your loved ones on the other side. You have within you the qualities of a medium and a unique way of receiving information and signs from those in Spirit.
See if any of this rings true for you…
If you said yes to any of those questions or signs then chances are you are a medium!
Sometimes it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea of communicating with crossed over loved ones, trust me I’ve been there, but what if I told you that communicating with Spirit is a beautiful gift and capacity? What if I told you that it is simply magical to provide a voice for those in Spirit to be able to connect with and communicate with their loved ones who are still here in the physical?
When I first started to hear my crossed over grandfather’s voice, I thought I was nuts! Then to realize that I had dead relatives in my home and didn’t know what to do about it was almost too much, almost. I read everything I could get my hands on and reached out and found other mediums to help me understand that everything I was picking up on and experiencing was completely normal and I started to develop the tools to master my mediumship so I could share it in ways that light me up.
Here are some steps you can take to begin to manage your mediumship abilities and bring more peace and ease into your life…
Step 1. Learn Everything You Can About Mediumship
There are books, blog posts, podcasts and so much information out there about mediumship. The first book I picked up was Opening to Channel by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. I highly recommend it and encourage you to look at their website as it’s full of meditations and additional information to help you with your spiritual growth.
The documentary Wake Up the Film captures Jonas Elrod’s real-life experiences as he makes sense of his new founds gifts of mediumship.
I found that the more I learned about mediumship, energy and how my gifts work, the more comfortable I became with it all and it was easier to share with family and friends.
My podcast The Oracle of Light has several episodes specific to mediumship. You can check them out here…
The Oracle of Light Podcast
Step 2. Set Boundaries
Something I like to remind my students and clients of is that they are in control and get to decide who and what they are communicating with. I found that once I began to understand more about my mediumship and that I could communicate with Spirit, every Spirit along with their friends also knew it. Imagine looking up at the star-filled night sky and imagine for a moment that you are one of those stars shining brightly. That is how Spirit can differentiate between those who are mediums and those who are not. It’s like you are bright and sparkly to the Spirit world and once they ‘see’ you, they will want to communicate.
I set up specific hours for Spirit communication to ensure my sleep wasn’t interrupted! It’s like someone coming to your door – you get to decide if you’ll answer, let them in and how long they can stay. Same applies for Spirit communication. If you don’t have strong boundaries, it can get very chaotic!
I wrote a blog post about Why Spirit Shows Up at Night. You can read it here…
Why Spirit Shows Up at Night
Step 3. Seek Out a Mentor or Register for a Class.
One of the best things you can do is find a mentor or take a class to spend time with like-minded people. Not everyone is open to exploring their gifts and capacities with Spirit communication and that is just fine, so I highly recommend seeking out those who do and are open to discussions about intuition, mediumship and energy.
Connecting with others who share and understand your gifts, will ease any worries and make sense of your experiences with Spirit as well as boost your confidence while you learn and master your skills.
While working one-on-one is individualized for your specific skill set, joining a class – either online or in-person – will also provide invaluable information and validation as you explore your mediumship. Having someone you can go to when you are unsure, are looking for guidance and support, is incredibly helpful as you master your gifts and figure out how to best communicate with those in Spirit.
If you are interested in learning more about Mediumship you can check out these classes and online options…
Mediumship for Beginners
Online Mediumship Program
3 Day in Person Mediumship Class
It's important to find mentors, classes and information that resonates with you. Always check with what is true for you. Often we are so eager to learn that we go along with everything without checking in with us to see what resonates and what doesn't. While mediumship fundamentals are a basis for your learning journey, each medium does things their own way and it's important for you to figure out what YOUR way looks like. Most importantly, have FUN! The more fun you have, the more ease you will have as you master your gift of mediumship.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to supporting you on your journey with mediumship!
Shauna Domalain is a Transformational Medium, Intuitive Life Strategist and Guide. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her family and fur baby Midnight. Visit her website for more information: www.livealifeyoulove.org
Shauna Marie Chandler
Reiki Master/Teacher, Angel Readings, Sacred Geometry