Episode 10: The Importance of Awareness in Connecting with Loved Ones Who Have Crossed Over

#mediumship #podcast Apr 16, 2024

In this episode of "Ask Colleen Spiritual Solutions for Life Situations," Colleen St. Michaels explores the topic of mediumship and the importance of awareness in connecting with loved ones who have crossed over. She discusses the subtle signs and messages that spirits may send, such as dreams, synchronicities, and animal behavior. Colleen also emphasizes the need to release expectations and trust in the divine communication that occurs through intuition and the soul. Tune in to learn how to strengthen your connection with the afterlife and embrace the magic within you.


  Key Takeaways:

  • Self-love and self-care are essential in maintaining a high vibration and staying open to spiritual communication.
  • Awareness is key in recognizing how external influences affect our energy and being reflective rather than reactive.
  • Triggers can lead us to shadow work and help us uncover unresolved emotions and beliefs.
  • Mediumship is a process of allowance and trust, where we anticipate communication rather than expect specific signs.
  • Signs from the afterlife can come in various forms, such as birds, songs, dreams, and electrical disturbances.


  • “The act of awareness can help you practice self-care and self-love."
  • "Triggers are our leads that lead us into our shadow work."
  • "Worry is a thief of life and an energy attack on the person you're worried about."
  • "Mediumship is a process of allowance. We should be living in a state of anticipation rather than expectation."
  • "Our loved ones want us to find joy, love again, and experience the abundance of life."


Welcome to "Ask Colleen Spiritual Solutions for Life Situations," where we explore the realm of spirituality and provide guidance for navigating life's challenges. In this episode, we delve into the topic of connecting with the afterlife and receiving messages from our loved ones who have crossed over. By practicing self-love, awareness, and shielding our energy, we can strengthen our intuitive abilities and establish a deeper connection with the subtle realms.

Practicing Self-Love and Awareness

The first step in connecting with the afterlife is to practice self-love and awareness. By taking care of ourselves and maintaining a high vibration, we create a sacred space within us for our soul's potential to thrive. This involves shielding our energy, being reflective rather than reactive to external influences, and not allowing others' opinions or judgments to affect us energetically. When we prioritize our self-healing and spiritual growth, it is essential to extend that care to our energetic boundaries and interactions with others.

Mediumship: The Power of Awareness

Mediumship is a process of receiving intuitive impressions from the afterlife. It requires a heightened state of awareness and a willingness to be open to the subtle realms. When we are grieving, it can be challenging to establish a clear connection with our loved ones who have crossed over. Grief scatters our energy and creates fear, sadness, and other emotions that hinder the flow of communication. However, by practicing self-care and self-love, we can gradually strengthen our intuitive muscle and create a more suitable connection with the afterlife.

Signs from the Afterlife

Signs from the afterlife can come in various forms and are unique to each individual. Birds, animals, dreams, and synchronicities are common ways in which our loved ones communicate with us. It is important to be open and receptive to these signs, even if they may not align with our expectations. Our loved ones in the afterlife communicate with us through the language of the soul, using intuitive channels to convey their messages. By paying attention to these signs and trusting our intuition, we can deepen our connection with the afterlife.

Shielding Our Energy and Trusting Divine Guidance

When connecting with the afterlife, it is crucial to shield our energy and protect ourselves from lower vibrational energies. Archangel Michael can be called upon to surround us with protection and ensure that we only connect with energies of love and peace. By shielding our energy, we can bypass lower vibrational realms and establish a clear and authentic connection with the afterlife. Trusting in divine guidance and allowing ourselves to be in a state of anticipation rather than expectation opens the door for profound and transformative experiences.


Connecting with the afterlife is a deeply personal and spiritual journey. By practicing self-love, awareness, and shielding our energy, we can establish a strong connection with our loved ones who have crossed over. Signs from the afterlife, such as birds, animals, dreams, and synchronicities, serve as reminders of their presence and love. Trusting in divine guidance and being open to intuitive impressions allows us to deepen our connection and receive messages from the afterlife. Remember, you are a conduit of divine energy, and through self-love and awareness, you can tap into the magic that lies within you.

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Colleen St. Michaels is a renowned Intuitive Spiritual Teacher specializing in Intuitive Development. She is a coach, motivational speaker, author, and a pioneer in the Spiritual Healing community, often called the healer's healer. Colleen works with individuals and groups, teaching tools to help them reach their highest potential emotionally, spiritually, professionally, and physically.

For more than a decade, she has worked with thousands of clients, witnessing their transformations through her methods.

Colleen has appeared on daytime talk shows and numerous podcasts, such as The Badass Manifester. As a professionally trained and certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Intuitive and Angelic Therapist, her passion  is helping coaches, lightworkers and wellness professionals develop a deep trust in their intuition so they make the biggest impact possible.

Colleen's guidance from the Peace Warrior Deck is a source of inspiration and insight in every episode. Her passion for providing tools to shift confusion to clarity inspired her to create these guidance cards to support you on your daily journey.

She is also the author of The Other Side of Addiction, a Self Help Book and Interactive Workbook. It aims to help people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to addiction and the subsequent grief. Along with these accomplishments, Colleen is a mother to her two beautiful children and her golden retriever, Pierogi. Colleen's favorite place is in nature, whether sitting, walking, or daydreaming by the sea.

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