What is a Medium?
A medium is a translator, connecting the material world with the spiritual world. The messages that a medium receives may be heard, seen or sensed.
Mediums can help you understand what's happening now, provide a better understanding of past events, or help you make a connection with those who have passed to the other side.
Mediumship is a skill, not a gift. Anyone who tries to claim that they possess a supernatural gift is either greatly misinformed, a total egomaniac, disingenuous, or delusional.
How it works
My sessions can be in person, or by phone. For in-person sessions, I will email you the address where our session will be held. For phone sessions, please provide the telephone number where I can reach you.
I start preparing for your reading about a half hour before your appointment time. Clients having phone readings should be available by telephone about fifteen minutes before the reading, so we can chat, relax and get comfortable. I recommend that you take notes of your session.
I am available to do private sessions for those who sincerely want to receive messages from their loved ones in spirit. My focus is on spirit communication - I don't do psychic work, so please don't expect me to tell you if you'll get that new job, or find the man/woman of your dreams. I just don't work that way.
I can, however, bring you messages from those who are dear to you and have passed on to the eternal life.
What to expect, and how to prepare
If you wish to connect with someone who has passed, it's helpful to think about that person (or people) before your session. Thought is energy; love is energy. The spirit world can sense your energy, and your loving thoughts can help make stronger connections possible.
If you want to talk to a specific individual in the spirit world, I can't guarantee they will "show up" in a session, although they usually do. As a spiritual medium, I can't "call the dead" to talk to me. I can only receive messages from spirits who are willing to send messages on their own free will. The more open-minded you are, the clearer the messages will be for you.
It's important to be patient during a session. I know that you are eager to connect with your loved ones, but sometimes other spirits may come through as well – for example, other family members (whether you knew them well or barely knew them at all), friends, co-workers, neighbors, even your pets. In many cases, these individuals may show up before the person you are looking to connect with.
Remember that whoever comes through – whether you expected it or not - has an important message for you. Each spirit's message is just as important as any other's. Sometimes they connect with us in order to make peace with someone they had issues with, and they come to ask for forgiveness; other times it's to let "living people" know that they are okay.
The best way to have a successful reading is to remain positive, so you can have an evidential and enlightening experience.
My Abilities ...
As a Spiritual Medium, I am clairaudient (I hear), and I am clairsentient (I feel). I hear the information that I am supposed to pass on, but it is not like having a conversation like you and I would have with other people, or with each other. I get little bits and pieces, and I then try to put it all together and pass it along.
I also see symbolically (clairvoyant). For example, if I am seeing an orange, it could be that I am just supposed to say the word "orange" to you - not that you may like the fruit, or the color, but perhaps you could have grown up on Orange Street. I have to give it as I am hearing/feeling/seeing it, or I may misinterpret the message.
I'm a Spiritual Medium, I don't focus on psychic work. Of course, like anyone else, I can tap into psychic energy to deliver spiritual messages, but I do NOT tell fortunes or make predictions about your future, your career or your love life.
As a Spiritual Medium, I can help you get the messages from your loved oes on the others side. I feel that it's important for everyone to know that their loved ones are still "alive" - they are still with you, and they live on.
When I communicate with spirits, I am in touch with those on the other side. My calling is to give the best demonstrations and readings that I possibly can. I am not interested in trying to force others into my belief system; each person has their own beliefs about the nature of the universe. I am here to communicate with spirits, and help others understand by sharing my experience and answering your questions.
He Said / She Said
"Maria did a reading for me just a few months after my mother had passed away. She came through with my mother's name and so much accurate information regarding the affairs of the estate. Through this reading with Maria, I received messages of love and understanding from my mother and other loved ones who had passed. She brought forth such incredibly accurate information and descriptions about these loved ones. I felt as though I was sitting there with them, not able to see them, but knew their presence. It has helped me to put closure to some deep emotional wounds from my childhood and to understand the person I called "mom". It has also helped me to know that I was loved and am loved now from the other side. I feel as though I have a brand new relationship with my mother, one that I wanted and never had when she was in the physical body. Most important is that, through this private session, I know that our love transcends time as we know it. They physical body dies, but the spirit is still with us in our lives today. Maria has such a loving spirit which pours out in her readings".
- Michelle W., San Francisco, CA
"After a couple of months of feeling strongly drawn towards seeing a medium, I found Maria Haswell. Her website was very intriguing but ... should I do this. After some thought and continued nagging within me, I booked an appointment and went for a medium reading with Maria. I have to say it was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had! It was exactly what I was looking for. Maria was able to communicate with several spirits and gave me a message from my Father, husband and a daughter that I didn't know I had. Then, a message from my Spirit Guide! It was extremely exciting and emotional but gave me so much joy, peace, love and understanding, and I look forward to future readings with Maria."
Janyce L., Castro Valley, CA
My session fee is $150 for the first hour and $60 for each additional 30 minutes. Because every session is different, I never know how long a session will last. Typically, they last about an hour, but they can be longer, depending on what happens.
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My session fee is $150 for the first hour and $60 for each additional 30 minutes.
Because every session is different, I never know how long a session will last. Typically, they last about an hour, but they can be longer, depending on what happens.
Cancelation & Rescheduling
You must notify me within 48 hours of scheduled appointment to reschedule. A $25.00 fee may apply for rescheduling, as others could have used the time slot. If you fail to arrive for an in-person session, you have the option to reschedule, however you will be charged in full for the initial appointment.
Each medium's unique abilities give them different ways of connecting with spirits, guides, and their own intuition. Though they may have similarities, each one has a unique style that works for them. Their means of receiving and delivering information, as well as what type of information they have access to, will naturally vary.
I strongly believe that each person should pick a medium that is right for them. Sometimes it's a gut feeling, and sometimes it's a specific service offered. No matter what the reason, make sure that your choice resonates with you.
Information can sometimes help you make that decision, so I have compiled the following Frequently Asked Questions. Though certainly not all-inclusive in their scope, they might aid you in determining if I am the right person to offer you a reading.
Can I bring someone with me to the session?
No. Medium readings are most effective and meaningful when done one-on-one. Having more than one person in a reading can be distracting for both me, and the person being read.
From my perspective, too many people in the room means too many energies in the room. This makes it more difficult to receive and deliver the specific messages that are important for you. When I am able to focus my attention on just one person, the connection is better, and the messages are clearer and more insightful.
From your perspective, it's also best to have no distractions, so you can maintain a clear focus on your connection with your loved one on the other side. Of course you are free to take notes during your session, and share them with others.
Can you tell me my future?
I'm a spiritual medium. I don't focus on psychic work. Of course, like anyone else, I can tap into psychic energy to deliver spiritual messages, but I do NOT tell fortunes or make predictions about your future, your career or your love life.
I never ask "what's going to happen to me tomorrow?" I ask, "what do my actions and choices today say about the course I've mapped out for my life tomorrow?" The focus is on today.
The future is a blank page in your diary - only you can live it, only you can write it.
Are my loved ones in spirit in the room with you during a reading?
Regardless of whether your reading is in person or on the phone, your loved ones who crossed over are with you, not me. It is actually through your energy that I am able to connect with them. That is why it is so important to have a good connection with a medium. You will know this simply by talking with them for a bit. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Trust your intuition.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Depending on my bookings for the week. I'm usually able to get back in touch with you within 24 hours of your message, and book an appointment for that week or the following.
Who or what are Guides?
"Guides" are also called Guardian Angels, Spirits, or various other names. I call them "Spirit Guides" or "Guides". Whatever you call them, their role is the same. They are a group of entities whose sole purpose is to help you get the experiences you came for, and to help you share the gifts you came into this world with.
They know absolutely everything there is to know about you and how you got to where you currently are. They know where your present path is leading and how to change that, if needed. They are a virtual library of information for your highest good.
I'd describe them as a panel of experts guiding your path. When you think about it, it's pretty nice to know that you have your own personal group of experts, specifically skilled, just to help you on your path through life.
Can my deceased grandmother be one of my Guides?
Technically, it's possible, simply because there have been RARE exceptions. The vast majority of the time, the answer is going to be be that grandma (or some other relative or friend that has passed) cannot be your Guide. It's almost unheard of for a Guide to take a physical form on Earth. They simply do not need to do that anymore. It's unlikely anyone that you've known here in this lifetime on Earth will fall into the definition of a Guide, as I have learned it to mean. Only advanced souls take that position, and they are no longer incarnating.
However, loved ones who have crossed over CAN and DO watch over us, visit us, communicate with us, help us out occasionally, give us warnings and/or direction, etc. They do not work in the same capacity as Guides, even though they sometimes appear to be performing similar roles. They can show up during readings sometimes, and offer assistance in varying ways; they just do not completely fit the definition of Guides. You can always ask that question during your reading though, if you want to see if your loved one is one of those exceptions.
Still have questions? Please contact me anytime! I look forward to hearing from you.
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Readings are subject to interpretation therefore any information presented in a session is not meant to replace any psychological, legal, medical, or other professional advice or services. The guidance and insight provided through my services is intended to help clients to make better life choices toward their own happiness and fulfillment, and that a client is always free to make their own choices at will, regardless of the interpretation of the information.
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