The Half-Brother

“Do something that scares you, every week if you can” I tell people on my courses.  Yeah, easier said than done!  I made a pledge this year, that I would tackle my confidence issues with mediumship and just go for it whole heartedly.  This means, that as well as joining a circle again, that I have to have sitters to read for, and lots of them.  So, at the end of last year, I put a post on my business Facebook page to ask for any willing volunteers to sit for me, if they are happy with their reading they can pay me for my time, if they are not, they don’t have too.  This does take the pressure off me (somewhat!).

I booked in a lovely client for a practice session, I don’t know anything about her personally in regard to passed relatives, so she was absolutely perfect.

I had a thorough talking to myself before she arrived.  Something along the lines of:

  • Stop being such an idiot and worrying about failing, it’s not about me, it’s about the client and her loved ones!

  • Grow some balls, be confident and enjoy the process.

  • The more I do, the better my communication abilities will become, therefore giving me the ability to help others, after all, that’s what this is about.

Before my client came, I made sure I wore my special necklace, a blue heart (the blue for my guide Blue and the heart for my nan, who both help me during my readings), I have no idea if wearing this enhances anything, but I do find holding it helps me to connect to spirit.

I sat and I meditated before she rang the doorbell, I do feel this is key before a session (something I started to do…!).  I also had a conversation with my spirit team and asked for clear messages, visually and also to feel things from spirit.  I then asked for a link to get started with and clearly saw an old woman, grandmother, very small, in a coat that looked massive on her, I knew that she hated the cold and really felt it.  With her, was a younger boy, aged around 18.  I will go with these, I thought, with my fingers crossed!

My client could take her grandmother straight away so we went with that, I gave more evidence and then connected with her daughter, my clients auntie.  After telling me some things that I relayed to my client, her auntie clearly showed me a birthday cake, with one candle on it.

“Is there a 1st birthday coming up or is a younger generation turning one?” I asked, as I just said what I saw.

“There is a birthday, it’s her son’s birthday today, he is 50!” said my client, and we both laughed.  I took the candle to be a signal for a first birthday, but all it was, was a birthday cake and a candle, perfect timing for her son!

When I got my clients late dad through, I knew that he had problems in his 20s. Try as I might, I could not get what had happened, but I knew that it changed him greatly.  He kept showing me a buoy, bobbin up and down in the ocean.  When I am shown any water, I interpret it as emotions.  But I couldn’t figure out what the buoy meant!  In the end, I had to give up and my client told me that her dad lost a child, a little boy, at 3 weeks old, then lost his dad very soon after.  I could see how this would change a person and how awful that would have been for him.  I also realised, some hours after the reading, that the “Buoy” sounds the same as “boy”, that’s all he wanted me to say, and I read it wrong!  (Doing mediumship is like playing catchphrase!).

After I gave all of my evidence from other friends and family members for my client (and generally feeling like this reading had gone really well), I asked her if she wanted one last link and then I suddenly remembered the young guy that was around her grandmother during my meditation before she arrived.

“I can’t take him, sorry!” she said, after I described him to her.

“Ok, let me see if I can get any more on him………….does the name Scott mean anything to you?” I asked, as the name Scott was clearly in my mind’s eye.

“Oh my goodness, that was the name of my dad’s first born who died, my half-brother!” she said, astonished.

We both couldn’t believe it.  The boy around her is her half-brother, now currently residing with his entire family in the spirit world.

Not only does this mean that we grow up in spirit, it also means that we can go and stop at any age we like, as he presented to me as a young lad, around 18, he would in fact probably be in his 50s if he was still on Earth.  I felt his personality and was able to tell my client some things about the half-brother she never got to meet.

I was so pleased with this reading and will certainly be using my meditation techniques before the next ones, and wear my necklace!

Until next time,



Who am I?  I am Tanya, an almost 40-year-old psychic medium, professional tarot reader, reiki master and author.  I run a Holistic Practice at my home town in Essex and I love to teach the Positive Law Of Attraction and to write about my really awesome experiences during my crazy yet amazing spiritual journey!  Find me at: (FB: @OraHolisticWellbeing) (FB: @Tanya’sTarot)

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