A Divine Call to Help Prevent Suicides
A Divine Call to Help Prevent Suicides
Suicide prevention and awareness is something that is extremely important to me. Because of my own experiences with suicide, I believe spirits who have taken their lives in this manner are especially comfortable with me, and with communicating through me. Just this past week, as we entered National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an encounter with a persistent spirit served as a timely reminder that there is always infinite support available.
A Persistent Spirit
The other day, I had the spirit of a young male following me around the office all day. I kept hearing the name “John” in my head. While this isn’t all that unusual for me, given the nature of my work, this particular spirit just wouldn’t get out of my head. I figured he belonged to one of the five upcoming readings of the day, and that soon enough I’d be able to alleviate his strong need to get his message across to the living.
This John spirit showed up at some point during each reading that day. With each reading I got more clues as to who he was and how he died. I’ve learned that I can encourage spirits to save their energy until I’m sitting with their loved one, but they don’t always listen. Given there are no time and space limitations in the realm of spirit, it does not operate in a linear fashion, so telling this spirit John to wait his turn was like telling a two-year-old to sit still and be quite. It ain’t happening! John was strong and eager to let us know he was around and doing okay.
By the final reading of the day, John was so clear and specific that I couldn’t believe it when my client didn’t know who I was talking about! “His name is John,” I reiterated. “He died in his early twenties, and he’s owning his death. He’s showing me suicide. To be really specific, he’s showing me my dad which indicates that he likely hung himself.” I was only met with a “Nope, I have no idea who you’re referring to,” from my client. UGGGHHHH!
I said a closing prayer and meditation, as I do at the end of any day of mediumship work, releasing all the energies I worked with that day, of both the living and dead. I specifically asked the spirit of John to pull back and only return if and when I was in front of his living family or friends.
The “Aha!” Moment
Just an hour or so later I was packing up to leave the office for the day, when I passed by John, a young guy who works with my husband in our shared office space. I did a double take as soon as I saw him! It was as if spirit hit me over the head, stopping me in my tracks to make the “John” connection. The words came flying out my mouth: “Do you know a young male spirit named John who died by suicide?”
John just looked at me puzzled by my sudden outburst. He was shaking his head, about to say “No” when he suddenly caught himself and said “Oh my God, yes!” He went on to tell me that his college roommate, also named John, had taken his own life just a couple years ago. He didn’t make the connection immediately because he always called his friend by a nickname, rather than John. He told me he hadn’t had the chance to say goodbye to his friend before his death. AHA!
From there, the spirit of John channeled many meaningful messages through me, one being about a significant date in September that would bring his memory to mind and heart of those who knew and loved him. John was unsure of the reference, until my assistant Jacqui stepped in and reminded us that National Suicide Awareness Week is in September. The John spirit confirmed this reference, and relayed the message the he wished he would have reached out for help, instead of withdrawing and turning to drugs to numb his pain.
He went on to share the same messages I often hear from spirits who died in a similar manner. He made it clear he was in a good place in Heaven, despite taking his life, but that he was not off the hook in doing his work to heal the wounds that followed him into the afterlife. He confirmed, like many other spirits, that the soul is eternal, and that we pick up where we leave off in life. We are forced to take accountability for all our thoughts, words and actions once in spirit.
Answer the Call to Help
I then asked John about the name “Brian”, and if the spirit John was recently in a conversation between John and this Brian. His jaw dropped as he confirmed that Brian was a mutual college friend, and just the other day the two were talking about John. The subject of mental illness had come up, along with the memory of John and his battle with depression. They talked about feeling bad that they didn’t know that John had been struggling silently for so long, and they wished they could have done something more. The spirit John told John, through me, that he wished he had known then what he knows now, and asked John to educate others on all of these truths.
The timing of this spirit connection and the meaningful messages that came through are no coincidence, as we move into the time of year when suicide rates skyrocket, hence September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. If there’s one thing I know from personally surviving the loss of both my grandmother and father to suicide, it’s that we are not alone and there’s always help to be had. If we’re struggling with severe depression or mental illness, it’s our responsibility to reach out for help. There’s no greater act of courage than to admit we are feeling lost, alone and afraid, and to then receive the help we need while we still have the chance to turn it around. We are fortunately not limited to asking for help from our living loved ones only, but from our Team Spirit as well. It’s never a one-sided conversation with them, and our prayers are always heard. Our spirits want us to feel good and do good along our journey. They are actively behind the scenes cheering us on, and available to orchestrate Divine interventions and miracles when in need. All we need to do is ask, believe, and then open to receive this Divine assistance that is always by our side.