Question: Can those on the other side read my mind? Do they know what I’m thinking and planning? When I talk to my deceased parents, do I need to speak out loud or can they hear my thoughts?
Answer: Thoughts are energy. Think of your thoughts as little energy waves that go out into the universe, much like sound is generated on our planet. If you send it, someone can receive it. That doesn’t mean someone is always listening. If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? Your thoughts generate an energy wave capable of being heard by any number of beings, but if no one is tuned in to you, they won’t hear it.
Think of your thoughts like email. If you want one specific person on the other side to hear your thoughts, you want to “address” that thought directly and individually to that person. “Mom, I miss you. I love you. I hope you’re well on the other side.” Or you can send out a spiritual email to everyone on your friends list. “Sending you all love and light. Can’t wait to see you again. Thanks for being there for me and watching out for me.” In an urgent situation? Spam the thought, “Help! I need help! Can anyone out there help me?”
You don’t have to speak out loud for spirits to hear you. Thoughts are enough. You just want to put some energy into the thought so those on the other side are “pinged.” You’re not tuned in to their broadcasts all day long and believe me, they’re not tuned in to yours. It’s not like they’re hovering around you listening to your every thought. They’ve got things to do, places to go, and people to see. If you want their attention, direct your energy to notifying them. “You’ve got mail,” or the like. Don’t think in all-caps though, that’s a big turn-off there as well as here!
Do your deceased parents know what you’re doing? If they want to, yes. But don’t worry, they’re not going to judge you. They understand that you are “in school” and they know you will learn your lessons. But if you feel guilty about something you’re planning to do, don’t do it.
Now, how many spiritual emails do you have sitting in your inbox? Don’t think the communication only goes one way. Your spirit guides, higher self, and deceased relatives could all be trying to tell you something. Are you tuned in and listening? Do you know how to check your own spiritual email? You can do this in many different ways. Through dreams (particularly lucid dreams), through meditation, or through automatic writing to name a few. You can also consult a psychic medium like myself who can retrieve messages for you. Really that’s what I’m doing when I do readings with people. I’m checking in with your posse on the other side to bring you their messages that you aren’t receiving on your own.
My guides send me a ping or feeling when they’ve got something they want to tell me. Steve’s guides get my attention too, so sometimes I go up to him and say, “Sit down. I’ve got some messages for you.” If I haven’t been checking in with my guides or if I’m avoiding hearing something, then sometimes Steve comes up to me and says, “Your guides are knocking. Sit down. I’ve got some messages for you.” Sometimes I’ll even get pings from guides of people I’ve read for in the past. It’s like once they get my spiritual email address they think they can just send me email all the time! Many times I’ve received word from the guides of a previous client, and sure enough a day or so later that client has booked another reading, because they too sense a message wants to come through.
Bottom line is, yes the dead can hear our thoughts, they’re not always listening, and they know what you did last summer. Be responsible out there.