Communicating with the Spirit of Loved Ones Who Have Passed
This post is a response to a question from a reader named Bobby, who believes, “Spirit…[is], at times, available to us here on Earth when we want signs, information, a visit.” Bobby says, “I find it curious…, when I’ve had sessions with mediums/psychics/sensitives, my wish/want to have a visit or get information from specific relatives does not seem to manifest. …I have questions as to why some seem able/available, while others make no ‘effort’ to so much as send information to us?”
Bobby continues: “I have visited with more than a few reputable mediums/psychics who have given me very clear, relevant information/guidance, so I am fairly certain it is not the person(s) ‘translating’ the information in my situation. And I have most definitely had my fair share of crisis in my life well worthy of someone stepping in and sending me a shout out. But if Spirit is sort of out there willing and waiting to communicate in one form or another, why is it only some want to step forward?”
Bobby also wants to know: “At what time (if ever) is Spirit that has left this realm, available to us here for information? For example, Osama bin Ladin recently left our planet. Is he going to be a Spirit out there that someone, anyone, can speak with?”
They are Always Available
In response to Bobby’s comment that she believes spirit is available, at times, when she’s looking for spiritual guidance, The Council replies:
“They are always available.
“You are always in touch with these people you believe that have passed on. And while you are waiting for them to appear during a session, you have visits with them constantly; most [visits] are when you are asleep in the physical body.
“You connect with these people. And we would like to say here that if you have gone many times to other psychics and mediums, and these people (you believe) are not coming forward to speak to you, maybe it is [in] part for you to know that these other people (these other psychics) are not necessary [in order] for you to connect [with the spirit of loved ones who have passed].
“And so, if you meditate, if you ask for signs, in one way or another these spirits (who you believe have passed) will come. And while they may not come and sit down and have a cup of coffee with you, they will come and show you that they are around. But you are constantly in conversation, and you are constantly meeting with these spirits that are passed.
“When we sleep, when we are (what we call) unconscious, the beliefs of time and space do not constrict what we can do, and we can – with our thoughts – be in communication with the spirit world, and we can be with the others that have passed. We are never cut off from spirit.”
“This desire to communicate with others that have passed on, it is important that Bobby understand they are always around her; they are always communicating with her.”
–The Council (similarly formatted text in this post represents The Council’s comments)
Message from Jellybean
At this point in the session I (Bob) commented to The Council that I imagined, “Bobby is looking for something that he can experience more tangibly in terms of a communication and signs. (Note: I originally thought Bobby is male, based on the spelling of her name.)
“We believe that perhaps Bobby would like to know that Jellybean is sending love. And when Bobby is giving aid and caring for other animals, Jellybean is assisting in this.
I asked The Council if Jellybean was a loved pet.
“Yes, and so we believe this will be appreciated.”
Why Spirit May Not Be Communicating Through Psychics & Mediums
Responding to Bobby’s comment she’s “fairly certain” the reason the spirit of passed loved ones aren’t reaching out to her is not the inability of reputable and talented mediums/psychics she’s consulted, The Council replies:
“Spirit is always willing to communicate. So perhaps on this [physical] end, the psychic is not hearing the communication, but usually that [situation] is so that you can (on some level) become more determined to have a communication, and knowing (here we go again) you are a spirit in a physical body. You can have this communication yourself.”
The Council suggests a more likely explanation for a psychic’s/medium’s inability to connect with the spirit of certain loved ones is that these spirits want Bobby to connect with them directly by becoming more connected to who she is as a spirit in a physical body.
Message from Grandmother
Responding to Bobby’s comment: “I have most definitely had my fair share of crisis in my life well worthy of someone stepping in and sending me a shout out,” The Council replies:
“And so we would like to say, from your grandmother, (while she sends much love) she is saying to you, ‘Be tough, and do not rush your decisions.’ We believe that will be understood.”
I asked The Council if Bobby’s grandmother is encouraging Bobby to be tough, in general, or at this particular time.
“At this particular time in her life.”
“To be tougher, to have a strong backbone, but that does not mean to be like her mother.”
Bob: “Okay. So I guess her mother was strong in a certain way, and her grandmother doesn’t want her [Bobby] to be like that.”
“Right. And so we usually would not do this in a public forum, but we feel this is needed.”
Spirit Is Always Available (Revisited)
Responding to Bobby’s question: “At what time (if ever) is Spirit that has left this realm available to us here for information? The Council replied:
Bob: “And it seems that spirit doesn’t have to leave this realm to be available for communication. Would you agree?”
“Exactly. And many times during the sleeping hours you are communicating with other spirits that are also in a physical body.”
Osama bin Ladin’s Spirit?
Answering Bobby’s question if Osama bin Ladin is “going to be a Spirit out there that someone, anyone, can speak with?” The Council responded:
“And we believe that how everyone has experienced him, this also was an agreement to let the spirit come into the physical and portray this role.
“And so there was a great agreement of consciousness to have this unfold.
“And so this spirit called Osama did his part that he agreed to, and being completely in spirit, is evolving…is expanding, and will also return to the physical.”
A Meditation for Connecting With Spirit
Bobby’s question reminds us of the very first question for The Council when we started this blog in March 2010. An acquaintance named Gayle asked: “I often feel informed by the paths of my ancestors. I would like to deepen this understanding for my own spiritual development. I would like to graciously ask The Council how to best tap into this sense.”
In our first post, Meditation for Spiritual and Emotional Inspiration, The Council answered Gayle’s question by suggesting a step-by-step meditation that works with the energy centers at the top of the head and around the heart, to experience an increased connection with spirit – our own and others.
The Council often refers to this meditation as the crown/heart chakra meditation, and they often recommend it during sessions to answer readers’ questions. In August 2011 we did a session with The Council that provided some refinements to the original crown/heart chakra meditation. We haven’t published these refinements yet in a post, but we intend to. We also intend to make a guided meditation audio recording available for people who’d like to try this.
Our conversation with The Council to answer Bobby’s questions is memorable to us for several reasons:
- The Council’s repeated emphasis that human beings are always connected to spirit feels very reassuring.
- We like that The Council was able to give Bobby a message from her pet, Jellybean, and from her grandmother, and that The Council encourages Bobby (and the rest of us) to have more confidence in our own ability to connect with spirit.
- We’re fascinated by The Council’s point of view that Osama bin Laden’s actions were part of a great agreement of consciousness to let his spirit come into the physical and play a part that he agreed to as a spiritual being.
Our discussion with The Council on Bobby’s question occurred toward the end of a session that began with an inspiring conversation on ways people can overcome some of the difficulties and frustrations that may occur when we attempt to deliberately create what we desire in our lives.
In our next post we will share The Council’s recent insights on how to simplify the process of manifesting what we desire in our physical experience.
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