Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Medium Shares Her Experience

By Margaret West (Guest Blogger)

Thank you so much for inviting me here today to talk about the paranormal. As well as being an author of Paranormal Romance novels, I’m also a working medium and have been teaching Psychic development and Angel therapy for over twenty five years. First, let me explain what the word ‘paranormal’ means. It’s an item, event or vision which is unsolved by science or cannot be explained by it.

So let me start off by speaking about orbs.

Spiritual orbs found on digital film have created a new wave of paranormal research across the world. The topic of orbs has been explored and debunked for years. Skeptics believe orbs are dust particles caught on camera or faults occurring from digital photography technology- especially when using a flash. But how can they explain away orbs seen by the naked eye? I have seen them myself, so I feel qualified to say that they do exist. So what exactly are they?

Orbs are the human soul or life force of those that once inhabited a physical body here on earth. They are pure spiritual energy - usually the first stage of manifestation (spirit people appearing). They appear to the eye, to have a mind of their own and move in a deliberate manner. Blown up on the computer they are quite beautiful, with harmonious hues of rainbow colours. Some well formed orbs will even show features within them.

So why do spirit people appear as orbs? To conserve their energy. When you shed your physical overcoat you are made up of pure energy. It’s very hard for them to show themselves as they looked in life. That’s why you should appreciate them when they do appear.

Let me explain the difference between Ghosts and Spirits, as there seems to be a lot of confusion. Ghosts haunt, while spirits are interactive. Ghosts manifest from residual energy. You can't interact with them because it would be like trying to speak to an actor in a movie you’re watching. What you see is like an etheric play. An event in a person’s life that was so traumatic they leave behind a blueprint of it, which replays over again. This is why people say they see a specific ghost every night at a house, castle etc. It just stares out of the window, walks down a hallway and so on and so forth. But it doesn’t say anything to the person viewing it. That's because Ghosts can't see/hear/feel you. You’re not part of their event.

Spirits are people who have gone to the other side of life. BUT, I must stress, just because they have crossed over, it doesn't make them suddenly become all-knowing super-heroes. Their personality doesn't change just because they've died. If they helped you in life with good advice, they will still do that spirit side. If they always steered you wrong, they will continue to do that from the other side. In my experience, spirit people come back with messages for their loved ones because they might be able to help, give comfort, release that person from their debilitating grief, or tell them 'I'm all right'.

So many people ask me, is my mum, dad, etc. happy, okay, free from pain? Of course they are. Once a person leaves the confines of physical life, they leave behind illness, disfigurement or impairment. They are whole again. Which reminds me of a story Colin Fry once told. He had a son from the spirit world who came to speak to his mother and father. Whilst they understood the message, they didn't recognize the handsome, upright man who gave the message. Colin told the spirit man, "They don't know you." The man said, "They will know me like this." His image changed to that of a man with severe Downs syndrome. The parents suddenly realized their son was more than all right. His spirit was whole again.

When people lose a limb, many say they can still feel it. I believe this is because the spirit is still whole. What they feel is their spiritual self. People from all walks of life come to me. But they all leave with the same thought. Death is NOT the end. It's the beginning of a wondrous journey.

But I will leave you with this thought. Hold your loved ones close to your heart. Tell them you love them every day. Don't wait until it's too late and you have to come to someone like me to relay the message.


Born in England, Margaret moved to the Kent countryside five years ago to get away from the busy life in London. She is married with two grown up children. She is a working medium, based in a London Spiritualist church and when not writing her novels, works as an Angel Therapist, Crystal Therapist, Parapsychologist and Psychic Development tutor.

She’s been writing over 20 years in various fields: academic modules, novels, short stories, magazine columns and Blue Mountain sympathy card range. Her main love is writing paranormal romance, incorporating her spiritual experiences into her books.

If you want to learn more about me and my paranormal life, visit me here.

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  1. Hello, Margaret,

    Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your personal experiences in the paranormal realm. I suspect that your comments on the nature of ghosts are accurate - but from a fictional perspective it's much more satisfying to have them interacting with the human characters!

    Warmest wishes,

  2. Hi Margaret!

    Thank youfor guesting on our little blog.

    I hope everything you say is true. I don;t know if it is or not, but I suppose someday I'll find out. Its the only thing about the future we know for sure. Because all cultures, all through human history to the most ancient times seem to have believed in spirits of some kind or another, if I had to bet on it I'd say it mus be true, or people would not be experiencing the same thing.

    I think in a few weeks I'm going to do a theme on the afterlife. I hope you'll pop in and see. I think about these things a lot.


  3. Hi Margaret,

    Thank you. I'm not much of a believer in anything. Personally I like to hope that death will be an end rather than a beginning, but that's probably because I'm not enjoying life's party at the moment ;-)

    However, I always enjoy reading where it's obvious the writer has a passion for their subject. And this blog clearly shows you've got a passion for this subject.

    Best wishes,


  4. Margaret,

    Thanks for guest blogging! I learned something. It never occurred to me that there was a difference between ghosts and spirits, but then again, you're the expert.

  5. So sorry for not being here for the blog. I had a death in the family. I am glad you all enjoyed it.


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