When I am doing an intuitive reading, I love to connect with the client’s spirit guides and ask the questions the client wants to know. But sometimes, instead of a guide I get a grandma on the other side who really, really wants to talk. Spirit guides are polite, they let grandma go first, they will wait.
It’s a bit of a joke in the mediumship world that dead grandmothers are the easiest people to connect to and no one can ever say why. It’s so common that at one mediumship class I took the teacher told us, “Today no dead grannies. Thank them for their time but let them know you need to get practice connecting with someone harder to reach like a deceased brother.”
I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE dead grandparents, they have so much personality and fill the room with so much love, I get overwhelmed by it sometimes. But let’s be honest, as cool as they are, they are not spirit guides and their messages, though often quite beautiful, are not what spirit guides would say.
For example, a reading client was asking about a boyfriend she was dating, and the spirit guide had wonderful beautiful things to say about this man, but Grandma really wanted me to tell my client she did not want her to marry him. She wasn’t telling me why so when I asked my client she laughed and said, “Oh, Grandma would not approve of this match, she was an orthodox Jew and he is not Jewish.”
One dead grandma delivered a beautiful message about taking care of my client’s old pets on the other side then said that my client did not look good in yellow and she shouldn’t wear it anymore. We all laughed but my client was a bit surprised. She expected some more enlightened messages about her life’s purpose and such and that is not the kind of information you usually get from Grandma.
Spirit guides, by contrast, will talk about love, they love you so much. But mostly with them I get big-picture information. Answers to questions like:
– What is my life purpose?
-Is this job going to help me have a better life?
-Is this my soul mate?
-What career should I be looking at?
Though unlike Grandma, spirit guides will often be somewhat vague in their answers. Rather than say, “You should work as a physical therapist,” they might say, “You are a healer who is meant to help people overcome great physical obstacles.”
Rather than “Yes, you should marry Bob,” they might say, “Bob will help you activate your spiritual side and grow as a person.” With dead grannies, I am more likely to get a “yes” or “no” about Bob but keep in mind that just like when they had a body, that answer will be based on what they think is good for you, not what’s good for your higher purpose.
Bottom line, both are amazing but if I had to choose just one, I would take the spirit guide every day. But hey, if a psychic medium connects to my grandma I don’t expect to hear about my higher purpose. I expect to hear something more like “I wish we had gotten along better, sorry I was so hard on you,” and “Your husband is very tall” (that is actually what she said) and frankly both of those messages can be very healing indeed.
Jill K Thomas CHT
Soul Connect Hypnotherapy
Author of the books “Tales from the Trance” & “Feed your Real Hunger”
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