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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Niver, RN, MSN

Channeling Spirit: Simplifying the Path to Mediumship

Have you ever sensed energies beyond the physical realm or experienced moments of heightened intuition that seem to defy explanation? You are not alone! Almost everyone I talk to describes this in some way but feels hesitant to talk with others about it.

The question on your mind may be, "Am I a psychic medium?" "Can I really channel spirit?" The answer, dear spiritual human, is a big yes!

The reality is, although some individuals appear innately skilled in mediumship, anyone can cultivate this ability. You've served as a channel for your own soul throughout the entirety of your existence.

In this exploration of our innate abilities, we'll delve into the understanding that you are already a psychic medium, and that it's time to embrace the spiritual connection within you.

In this post, I will cover some important aspects of the following:

  • The Essence of Channeling Spirit

  • Consequences of Ignoring Your Psychic Gifts

  • Recognizing Your Mediumship Potential

  • Ways to Develop Your Ability To Channel Spirit

The Essence of Channeling Spirit

Mediumship is not an elusive power; it's a fundamental aspect of our existence and can illuminate a path to self-discovery, spiritual enlightenment, and universal wisdom.

At its core, channeling spirit is an interplay between the seen and the unseen, where individuals open themselves to receive messages, insights, and energies from the spiritual realm.

The fundamental nature of channeling spirit lies in becoming a conduit, allowing the wisdom and guidance of the spiritual world to flow through you, without interference from your mind.

Risks of Ignoring Your Psychic Gifts

Even though we all have a access to spiritual wisdom to help guide us in this life, many people avoid their psychic gifts for a variety of reasons, usually having to do with doubt and fear.

Over time, this can lead to a range of consequences including heightened stress, anxiety, depression, a feeling of being out of alignment with your true self, and even physical illness.

You may feel a sense of disconnection as you suppress the intuitive insights and energetic sensitivities that contribute to a profound understanding of yourself and the world around you.

It could also mean missing out on valuable opportunities for spiritual growth and self-discovery, hindering your ability to navigate life with an enhanced sense of purpose, intuition, clarity, and ease.

Embracing and nurturing your psychic abilities, on the other hand, opens doors to a more fulfilling and enlightened life journey.

Recognizing Your Ability to Channel Spirit

Messages from the spirit world are often subtle, and many dismiss these subtleties, often referring to signs from spirit as coincidences.

Remember, this list of signs is not exhaustive, and everyone's journey with mediumship is unique. If you resonate with one or more of these signs, it may be an indication of your mediumship abilities:

Heightened Intuition

A strong, unexplained sense of knowing or gut feelings that often guide decision-making.

Vivid Dreams and Messages

Regularly experiencing vivid, symbolic dreams that may include messages or guidance from the spiritual realm.

Sensitivity to Energies

Feeling and perceiving energies around you, including the emotions of others and shifts in the energy of spaces.

Seeing, Hearing, or Sensing Spirits

Glimpses of spirits, shadows, lights, hearing someone calling you or music playing when no one is around, or feeling the presence of entities that others may not perceive.


Noticing meaningful coincidences, numbers, and/or serendipitous events that seem to align with your thoughts or experiences.

Strong Connection to Nature

Feeling a deep connection to nature and its elements, as well as an ability to sense and appreciate the energies present.

Seeing faces in natural structures such as rocks and trees is also a common sign.


Having an heightened ability to empathize with others, feeling their emotions as if they were your own.

You may even find that you take on emotional and/or physical pain or ailments of another.

Telepathic Experiences

Instances where you pick up on thoughts, messages and situations of others without verbal communication.

We are all telepathic, but it often feels like our own thoughts until we practice and learn to distinguish what is ours and what is coming from outside of our mind.

Light Language/Speaking in Tongues

If you're already engaged in the practice of light language, connecting with spirit messages may likely flow more effortlessly for you.

Fluctuating Energy Levels

Experiencing fluctuations in energy levels, including periods of heightened energy during spiritual experiences or heightened or lowered energy when around others.

Interest in Metaphysical Topics

A natural curiosity or interest in metaphysical subjects, spirituality, and the exploration of the unseen.

Profound Emotional Responses

Strong emotional reactions to certain places, objects, or people, often without apparent cause.

You may have been labeled as "overly-sensitive."

Recognition of Symbolism

Easily recognizing and interpreting symbolic messages, whether in dreams, everyday occurrences, or meditative states.

Animal Connections

Experiencing a strong connection or communication with animals, sensing their energies or understanding their messages.

Technological Interference

Electronic devices behaving unusually or experiencing interference in your presence.

Physical Sensations

Feeling sensations such as tingling, pressure, or warmth in specific parts of your body during spiritual experiences.

I frequently experience pain and other sensations (that a spirit had before death of the physical) while giving a reading, and the sensation goes away after the message has been given.

Developing Your Ability to Channel Spirit


Begin by reflecting on your own spiritual beliefs and experiences. Understanding your own spirituality is foundational to connecting with the energies around you.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Our physical senses capture only a small portion of the measured electromagnetic spectrum of energy.

Through meditation, as we disengage from the physical realm, we open ourselves to a broader perception. This allows us to discern our own thoughts from those originating outside our minds and gain a deeper understanding of our mental landscape.

Cultivate a regular meditation practice to quiet the mind, enhance intuition, and establish a deeper connection with your inner self and the spiritual realm.

Engage in mindfulness activities, such as deep breathing and present-moment awareness, to sharpen your focus and receptivity to subtle energies.

Become an observer of your world instead of reacting.

Educate Yourself

Knowledge is a key component in understanding and honing your abilities. The more you understand about psychic abilities, spirituality, and the experiences of others, the more quickly you will progress.

Read books, and explore resources about psychic development and mediumship.

Enroll in classes led by experienced psychic mentors, These settings provide structured guidance and an opportunity to ask questions, practice, and receive feedback.

Let Go of Doubt

The vibration of doubt increases the separation between you and the spirit world and is one of the biggest obstacles to strong psychic and mediumship abilities.

Trust your gut feelings and practice making decisions based on intuition rather than solely relying on logical reasoning. You can do this in little ways like choosing grocery lines, etc.

It is helpful to acknowledge synchronicities and to stop calling them coincidences, giving gratitude instead for the experience.


Keep a journal to record and analyze your dreams and psychic experiences, paying attention to symbols, messages, and recurring themes that may hold psychic insights.

Reviewing your journal can be very empowering and can help you become more receptive to intuitive insights.

Explore Psychometry & Divination Tools

Practice psychometry by holding objects and sensing the energy or history associated with them.

This enhances your ability to read the energy of people or places, and often a spirit will come in to offer information.

Remote Viewing

Experiment with remote viewing, attempting to perceive details about distant locations or events through your intuitive senses.

Validate Experiences

Since our thoughts often interfere with communication from the spirit realm, validating messages when channeling spirit is of paramount importance, and it will help you grow more quickly.

Validation affirms the authenticity of the communication and it underscores the profound connection that exists beyond the veil, demonstrating that the messages conveyed are not mere chance or guesswork but rather a genuine, spiritual exchange that transcends the boundaries of the material world.

Nature Connection and Grounding

Spend time in nature to attune yourself to the natural energies around you. Pay attention to the sensations, sounds, and signs you may encounter.

When we connect to the Sun and Earth energies, it strengthens us and brings us more in tune with our innate psychic abilities.

Build Energy Awareness

Work on sensing and manipulating energy.

This could involve practices such as Reiki, Qi Gong, or other energy healing modalities to enhance your energetic sensitivity and enhance your ability to work with energy.

Keeping your vibration high with a regular practice of gratitude and compassion as well as with a diet of healthy, unprocessed foods will bring you closer to spirit.

Developing the Clairs

Focus on developing clairaudience (clear hearing) and clairvoyance (clear seeing),

There are many ways to do this, and here are a quick couple of ways to get started:

Visualizing exercise for clairvoyance: Visualize images or scenes during meditation, paying attention to visual impressions that come spontaneously.

Listening exercise for clairaudience: Relax and close your eyes, preferably in nature while listening carefully to the surrounding sounds, near and far.

After a few minutes of listening, tune in to a specific sound.

For instance, if the sound of wind is present, concentrate on that sound, trying to filter out all other auditory distractions.

Connect with Your Spirit Guides

Establish a relationship with your spirit guides. Thank them daily, even when you don't need anything. The more you link, the easier it gets!

Through meditation and intention, invite your guides to communicate with you and offer guidance on your spiritual journey. Do this at least daily for best results.

Try automatic writing as a form of channeling, allowing messages and insights to flow through your writing without conscious control.

Each time you have an experience, express gratitude! This will build and strengthen your spiritual connection.

Learn to Speak Light Language

Engaging in light language will gradually elevate your vibration, facilitating a smoother connection for channeling spirit messages.

Connect with Like-minded Individuals

Join psychic development groups or communities to share experiences, insights, and learn from others on a similar journey.

Seek Professional Guidance

Consider seeking guidance from established psychic mediums or teachers. A psychic mentor can provide personalized advice, share their experiences, offer valuable insights, and teach you methods of protection.

One of my missions in life is to aid others in their psychic development. At Sacred Awaken, I offer private psychic development mentoring as well as Reiki, psychic development and mediumship classes.

Maintain a Spiritual Practice

Cultivate a consistent, daily spiritual practice that aligns with your beliefs. This could include prayer, ritual, or other practices that help you stay connected to the spiritual dimensions.

Practice Ethical Conduct

Respect the privacy and well-being of others, and approach your work with integrity, compassion, and neutrality/non-judgement.

When you respect the boundaries of others in your psychic work, your work will expand and you will be better at avoiding negative entities.


Remember, consistency, an open mind, and staying empowered are key when engaging in these activities to develop and enhance your psychic abilities.

Recognizing and developing your mediumship abilities is not just a personal journey; it's a profound step towards embracing your true self. By acknowledging the potential within, you open doors to wisdom, guidance, and spiritual fulfillment.

It is also important to remember that developing as a psychic medium is a personal journey, and progress varies from person to person. Patience, persistence, and an open heart are essential as you progress on this transformative path.

Start Now with a Trusted Mentor

Ready to start or expand your journey of mediumship development?

As a experienced psychic medium with a passion for helping individuals unlock their psychic potential, I've dedicated my life to guiding others on their spiritual journeys.

My intent is to dispel ambiguity and doubt, providing a reliable guide to navigate the unexplored realms of your psychic abilities.

To gain insights into recognizing, developing, and enhancing your ability to channel spirit more effectively and effortlessly, consider private mentoring, light language activation or enrolling in a class at Sacred Awaken.

I offer remote sessions and classes as well in-person sessions and classes.

If you want to open chakras and elevate your vibration, try a sound bath at Sacred Awaken.

In this time of profound awakening and change, I am dedicated to serving all Lightworkers.

Your guides are standing by, and your innate abilities are waiting to be uncovered and developed.


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