Below are some the questions people frequently have about mediumship, readings, the spirit world and Spiritualism.

Q. What is the difference between a psychic and a medium?

A. A medium is someone who is sensitive to the vibrations of the spirit world, and functions as its instrument, to convey messages from Spirit to the recipient (‘the sitter’).  With mediumship there are three parties involved: the spirit communicator, the medium and the sitter.

A psychic is a person who can obtain information mind to mind from another person or from their own higher self, that is, that part of their soul that does not incarnate and remains in the spirit world.

All mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums.

Q. Why hasn’t my loved one ever come through with a message for me?

A. Those in spirit have their own lives and continue learning on the other side.  Thus, while they will always love you, they may be involved in their own spiritual progression and no longer attached to this plane of existence.  Alternately, you could be getting signs from them that you are not recognizing.  It is said that in the spirit world there is no time as we have here, so they may still come through for you at a later date, or they may come through when you really need it.

Q. Can a medium connect with the deceased person I wish to hear from?

A. It is a common misconception that mediums can call up a spirit on the other side; it is, in fact, the spirit that decides to present him- herself to the medium, who can only relay information from the individual who shows up.

Q. Where is the spirit world?

A. The spirit world is not a geographic location; it is all around us.  Everything is made up of energy and vibrations.  The vibrations of this physical world where we exist in human form are slow and dense, whereas the spirit world vibrates at a much higher rate that is not visible to the human eye.

Q. How do I know if I am psychic/mediumistic?

A. Everyone is born with a degree of psychic/mediumistic ability, and has the capability to improve and develop awareness (psychically, intuitively, or on a deeper level of mediumship).  We all have the ability to connect with our loved ones who have passed on, through the power of thought and through our dreams.

Q. Does SSB offer private readings?

A. Yes, both Jim and Jana are available for readings.  If you would like a reading please complete the contact form indicating with whom you would like to book, and Jim or Jana will respond to you.