Last year for the first time in my career I had a client threat. I was seeing clients in my home. This particular client was truly a lovely human, but found herself in a dark place, as so many of us can in this life, and it was the energy of a session that initially helped pull her up and out. One of the details of our session, did not fall together during the time frame either of us had wanted it to. Does that mean it won't ever come to fruition? Ya, maybe it does, but at the time there was no reason to think that it wouldn't. That being said, even the sharpest intutives in the world f up timelines in our multiverse. I can count on one hand how many times I have felt like this over the years but there was something specific about this one case.
This person scheduled a session with the intention to harm me and my family. The day they we were scheduled, I found myself sick with a migraine that wouldn't allow me to raise my head from the pillow. I had to cancel. Were my Guides looking out for me? I would venture to guess I am more protected than I could possibly comprehend in this lifetime.
It was later that week I found out what this client had planned and it rocked me to the core. I refunded and compassionately parted ways with the client, never mentioning what I was told. It was shortly there after my brain spiraled. I wasn't sure how NOT to hurt people. If people were going to open their hearts to me in the most vulnerable moments of their lives, HOW on EARTH was I going to ensure that I didn't hurt them, and/or I didn't create a dependency. I had never struggled with these things before, but here I was. This was such a huge deal to me. I would eventually arrive at a plan to transition from reading to Healing. That was the only way my heart could think of to ensure I didn't inadvertently channel anything that could be misinterpreted or inadvertently hurt someone and so I notified my entire client list.
Fast forward to present day. Without COVID I would never have made the connections with other intutives, professionals, scientists and open minded/hearted individuals. This time of reflection has brought an intense amount of healing full circle. At first I had felt that I needed to place my transition into Healing on hold. Business had slowed, and I hadn't had the right healthy frame of time to roll out the new website and prepare clients before life was turned upside down and so I postponed. I took classes. I ate well. I continued healing my body and mind. I invested in my health and chiropractic. It has taken from January to present to make the decision to continue offering Mediumship work. Session styles will always be in alignment with WHERE I AM AT IN THIS LIFE. I will continue to offer Mediumship and Healing. I will continue to integrate practices that empower others to step into their light and gifts in hopes that this healing ripples out for generations to come. I, nor any of us, will ever be perfect, but I know myself well enough to know that I am very good at what I do and my intentions are profound. That isn't ego talking, that is me, being honest and sharing that Intuitive Work has actually been the second thing in my life, being a mother is the 1st, that I have EVER been good at. When we find our calling the rest just falls into place. My journey includes being a channel for other dimensional energies. I am here to heal, one person at a time, in whatever way the divine see fit to use me.
That one threatening experience rocked me to my core. I gave my power away. I had to heal a lot of what was unearthed via that experience to be sure of where I wanted to go from here. I never did find another human to refer my clients to, but this entire experience pushed me to bring another intuitive into my circle as an intern, so as to truly be able to one day refer others to an intuitive healer with profound love and integrity in her heart. I will share her with you soon.
In the upcoming months I will be implementing some new procedures for groups. I will have an assistant accompanying me to homes and in public settings. Our public groups will be smaller and shorter in length, but I look forward to growing old with you all. I will also be moving to a referral only way of scheduling. I will explain more about this in upcoming months.
We are open for business. Madison Medium will be changing to "Samudra," and we will be offering more healing services as life and training inspire us to do so. Stay well. Be kind to one another and buckle up. The remainder of 2020 is going to be bumpy. Listen to your instincts.
Love & Light,
Owner and Intuitive Healer
I am a sensitive individual that gives as much as I have to offer in any given moment. I love my community, my boys, and I want nothing more than health and happiness for each of us in this life. I have worked diligently to recover the health of my family and myself, following multiple vaccine injuries. It is because my soul has been ushered down a path less traveled, time and time again, that I am compelled to share the view from my unique lense. I was given this gift for many reasons, some of which are obvious and beautiful and some of which are more obscure.
As I reopen Madison Medium, and search for a new home base, I continue to lend an exponential amount of thought and time to research many of the state recommended protocols. In the spirit of true health and healing, I encourage each and every one of you to do your own research regarding your health and any upcoming vaccinations that arise from this worldly tragedy. This inoculation is said to be unlike ANY OTHER of our time. I wish you and your family the absolute best and am sending the purest love imaginable to you all during this time of energetic recovery and healing.
What Do Mediumship Sessions Look Like These Days?
I want you to be comfortable. I want your body to have every opportunity possible to heal, remain healthy and at peace. If you feel it necessary to wear a face covering please know I will support your decision to do so. I have allocated extra time in between sessions to sanitize. We use chemical free Thieves Cleaner from Young Living. I do diffuse oils routinely. Please never hesitate to let me know if you are scent sensitive, prior to our appointment.
A healthy energy field is palpable and radiates out about 6 feet in all directions. The majority of my clients have a palpable push back when I get within 3-4 feet. If you pay attention you will feel it too. Many have noted me backing my chair up during sessions to give them more room energetically. So I have always chosen to keep distance, up until the moment of departure which I then close with a hug. I will continue to read the room and thus ask if it's acceptable to give you a hug when we leave, but know today and ALWAYS if that (or anything EVER) makes you uncomfortable, I implore you to utilize that gorgeous God given voice of yours. Your energy is sacred, beautiful and strong. You deserve to feel comfortable and safe within your body and space. My hope is that you FEEL just that, during our time together.
I require an immense amount of free flowing oxygen for my brain to operate in the manner that it does. I have done an intense amount of research and ultimately tested myself and family using a medical grade SPO2 sensor. We all fell into hypoxia within minutes of testing a cloth, N95 and surgical/disposable mask. Hypoxia is a blood oxygen saturation of 88-92%, as opposed to our normal of 98-99%. Again, I support all humans doing what they feel they need to, to feel safe and healthy. Please listen to your inner voice at this time. If fear has obscured that for you, perhaps this could be an excellent time to begin to more completely nurture your soul utilizing meditation techniques, yoga or walks in nature. Meditation is one of many methods that help us quiet the noise by slowing the brain waves, allowing us to receive messages from our Guides, loved ones, Creator, Heal ourselves, heal one another, and more.
I look forward to serving you. My world looks very much like it used to. I realize that doesn't align for everyone. Fear is sadly a powerful tool of control, but it can also be a catalyst to awakening, ascension and transformation. I implore you to move through it. Sending love and healing to you all during this time.
Love and Health,
Madison Medium is open for IN PERSON appointment in Cambridge, WI starting July 1, 2020. You may book online HERE.
The Road Head
About a month ago I announced on social media that I had planned to step away from Mediumship work as a whole this next spring 2020. The very last day I will have Mediums specific sessions available on our menu for scheduling will be March 31, 2020. At midnight on that last day of March I will be retiring the Individual Session and all of the services I Intuitive services I have offered for the last ten years.
I truly believe we all have the power to dial into this unique language and connect our energy to that of our ancestors. I not only know you have the power within yourself to channel spirit uniquely, I know that you have the power to HEAL yourself as well as others with your words, your actions, your vibration, visualizations and most importantly, your authenticity. As we heal ourselves and then each other we raise the vibe of our planet and that is what life is all about.
We as a collective humanity are evolving. Things that were not possible (nor universal) a decade ago ARE now. Empathy, for example, was not something each of us were capable of. Ten years ago it was not a baseline attribute all humans possessed. Now, however, all have this upgrade, and even more are evolving to a level of empathy known as Intuitive/Spiritual Empathy, which in it's own right is an intuitive gift. A way of sensing not just the living, but also the departed and other energies that may be perceived by those with intense sensitivities.
In a nutshell, I intimately connect with the energy around me, whether it's yours, that of the departed or some other metaphysical being. I pull it in and make it my own, filtering it through my system at a frequency appropriate for each individual and it is taxing on my body. Additionally, I am acutely aware that the next wave of healing will be that of the physical body, so that the soul may finally come into alignment, allowing each of you to step into your potential and blaze the trail you were meant to in this lifetime. You all are rock stars and your spiritual compass is becoming so much more clear and is integrating with your consciousness. Your loved ones no longer want a translator, they want a direct line into your heart and that's what I aim to help you support.
As of December 25, 2019 Gift Certificate for Mediumship Specific Services will halt. Primarily because you all have me worried if I don't cut you off I may continue seeing clients well into 2025 lol. We continue to have a record breaking year of Gift Certificates sales and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. April 1, 2020 a service menu and updated website will roll out. I will continue relaying messages whenever and where ever I am moved to, during my time with my clients, but the I will be offering a variety of HEALING sessions as well as MEDITATION Instruction.
What Will A New Appointment Look Like?
Anyone that schedules an Intuitive Healing Session will receive a confirmation immediately following scheduling online. When you arrive at New Moon Wellness I will take you back to my office and have you take a seat so we may discuss your concerns and area of focus. Our website will have a variety of Healing Services Listed for all to view. I will be offering Theta Healing, Soul Fragment Retrieval, The removal of foreign/dark energy, Alignment and Balancing of Chakras, The Removal of Limiting and/or Hinder Beliefs, Past Life Readings for the purpose of Healing PTSD, and finally my passion project.....High Vibin' Meditative Mamas. I aim to create an environment where strong independent mamas, (and all humans really) can come individually, in small private groups or in a public group setting, to find peace and balance using the art of meditation. We will offer a variety of meditations: Abundance, Healing, Spirit Guide Connection etc. And in the midst of all of this, especially in meditation, I will be continuing to receive messages and absolutely will pass them on when I am moved to do so during my meditations, but I will no longer be charging for my gift of translation/mediumship as I have in the past. I hope that makes sense. Essentially invest in your own inner peace and if a messages shows up and is powerful, leave with a bonus of awareness and love in your heart.
Meditation is about to become the new Yoga (mark my words). Nontoxic lifestyles, healing with whole food and alternatives, plant juices (holla back oily mamas!!), growing your soul and healing your physical body THAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT. We are waking from a long slumber. The pain, many are going through at this time, is the the old trauma of the past surfacing so it may be transmuted. I want to help you see within you, what I know to be there. I want to see that Light shine more brightly than ever before in every single one of you.
Thank you. Thank you for caring about me, for following my story and our family and for all the work you each do in this world. I cannot wait for what to embrace 2020 and all it has to lend to our light. I am doing my best to keep you as informed as I can so as to help as many people as possible before we transition in April. Gift Certificates purchased on or before March 31, 2020 will actually come with a scheduling link that will be hidden from the public as of April 1 2020. You will have 18 months to use your Gift Certificates before they roll into cash you can spend towards Healing Services. We have a NO EXPIRATION policy on the denominations of our Gift Certificates.
I look forward to serving my community and all of it's lovely WAF humans as find their way to me. For those of you who aren't clear on the WAF lingo (Woke as Fu&%). Love to you and yours now and forever.
As I prepare to wrap up my career as a Mediumship solely practitioner, I receive at least ten friend requests per day on my personal page. Every single time I see one of my clients request access, I pause. You see, for a while I was private messaging many of you to prepare you prior to accepting your request. I had felt the need to explain that I am a huge advocate for Medical Freedom and that being a part of my page meant you weren't going to see many mediumship, spirit specific, "namaste your life," types of things. My personal page, Melanie Marie, is for a vehicle where I chose to advocate for medical freedom and parental rights.
Regardless of your view, my boys and I, were vaccine injured and what I found when I began researching absolutely terrified me. All over the country states are mandating ALL vaccines recommended on the CDC schedule (HPV and flu vaccine included) in order for children to stay in school and attend daycare. I, personally, have a medical back ground in veterinary medicine and so I know vaccine free children are not to be feared, nor are they a threat to public health, but I want to open up the floor for honest and respectful discussion and ensure those with questions have a place to ask questions. Here are just a few of the things you will find if you begin researching independently:
1.) As of 1986, you are unable to sue any vaccine manufacturer for any reason. If your child dies, becomes injured, should your doctor use a vaccine past it's expiration date or the company produces a bad batch: You have no recourse. Full Stop.
2.) VAERS is a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (run by the government and funded by your tax dollars) that allows parents to file a claim of vaccine injury and/or death. You have 8 years from the moment of injury to file. Parents are then put through years of rigorous testimony with the possibility of a max awarding of $250, 000 for their child's health/life. Ask yourself, has your doctor or pediatrician ever once shared this information with you? Did you know about VAERS or that fever, rash, reaction, seizures etc are all supposed to be reported immediately? They are NOT normal. Have you ever seen a vaccine insert? VAERS has paid out over 4 BILLION dollars in damages since 1986 and an it's estimated only 4% of injuries are being captured by this growing network. Imagine.......
3.) The gold star standard of laboratory testing is a Double Blinded Placebo Safety Study. Not ONE vaccine has every under gone such testing. Not ONE vaccine has ever been studied for mutinogenic nor carcinogenic safety. Additionally, not one study has ever been performed to determine safety during pregnancy. Vaccines are consider "Biologics." You know what else is classified as a Biologic? Humira, Enbrel, Immeron, etc all of which are contraindicated whenever possible during pregnancy excluding when human life is dependent upon them, such as in a Crohn's disease case, as Crohn's disease untreated could potentially pose a greater risk that the biologic itself.
4.) Vaccines were deemed "Unavoidably Unsafe," by the Supreme Court.
5.) The same companies that told us Cigarettes were safe (FDA back in 1950), brought us the opioid crisis, and the Vioxx cover up are the very same manufacturer that produces ALL of these Biologic Injections. The Dept of Health and Human Services were sued in court for vaccine safety violations. HERE
We went from a recommended 12 doses in 1986 to 72 doses in 2019 and there are over 200 more in the making. Our population is sicker than ever before. 6/10 adults have a chronic illness. 4/10 have two or more chronic illnesses.
All over the country states are mandating the full vaccine schedule for entry into public schools and daycare and thousands of children have been kicked from their public school this past year. Peaceful protests are happening all over the world as parents lose their right to claim religious and philosophical exemptions and exercise their constitutional right to bodily autonomy. "Medical kidnapping," due to refusal of medical treatment in search of alternatives, as well as opting out of vaccines, are truly at an all time high yet there is NO news coverage.
Regardless of where you stand, where there is a risk there must be a choice. No one knows a child better than their parents. No one advocates for a child's health more fiercely than those that love and honor them as family. The next civil rights movement is here.
There is no substitution for your own research. We are so lucky to be alive during a time of waking. We. Are. Evolving. Our bodies are demanding higher frequency foods, interactions and love, to function at our best and heal. We are truly becoming free, but the process is nothing short of agonizing as we break loose from an age old illusion. You and only YOU know what is best for your soul and that of your family. I welcome you on my personal page, but know that my content there is VERY different yet equally as big a part of my life as my work with the grieving.
We are a meditation loving, essential oil slinging, organic eatin, toxin free household and I will continue to share ALL that I know with everyone that wishes to learn and grow along side of me. This entire crazy, messy, lovely journey made me the medium, mom and advocate I am today. Sending love to ALL. Let's break through the fear so we can heal, love and grow together. XO
Looking for more information on vaccines?
Please consider following my friend and Toxicologist Ashley Everly. She wrote The Vaccine Guide and you can find the downloadable version HERE.
Never hesitate to reach out to me if you wish to grab a cup of coffee to discuss, need some literature, or have questions about how our story unfolded, how we recovered our kids. Our family is 70% healed but will never be the same. When we know better, we do better. Now you know WHY I advocate as hard core as I do. It is important to my family and everyone that we love. Take care of yourselves. Peace and Freedom. XO
My mother often says, "The best thing about life is it never stays the same. On the contrary, the worst thing about life is it never stays the same....." so true Mom.
For the last decade I have had the pleasure of sharing space with those doing their best to survive some of the most Earth shattering losses one could imagine. I have never taken for granted the way people open their hearts to me. I have always been so careful to handle the soul as tenderly as possible, as I know it is shattered into a million pieces following the departures of those we love dear. Thank you for allowing me such an honor.
I have decided to step away from Mediumship solely this coming year. As of March 31, 2020 Madison Medium/Melanie Fritz will become Chandra Wellness, an Intuitive Healing and Meditation Practice. I have adored every heart felt interaction and relationship I have been allowed to nurture over this past decade and wouldn't trade it for anything. Many have asked me why the sudden change in structure and offerings when I am so wired to channel as a Medium.
In truth, we are all wired to connect to Creator and the Other Side. Every single one of us has a God given gift to connect to, and communicate with, those that have left the world before us. We all have this ability, it just needs to be nurtured. Meditation, Self Care, and Nutrition are an amazing foundation to build your gifts upon. The funny thing is, I learned the importance of nutrition and self care long after I began my practice and so my body has been playing catch up. My gift somehow causes this system of mine to secrete adrenaline. I am working hard to rewire that at this time, and have learned to support my body and brain differently (Thank You Medical Medium, Anthony William!!) but it's a process. I was under the mistaken impression that when we decided to heal with food and detoxify, that it was a painless and a much easier process than it actually has been for me. I haven't been SICK this past year, contrary to what I had thought, I have been HEALING. Someone wise recently said to me, "Sometimes we have to experience the death of who we used to be, before we can be reborn." Holy bananas has that rung true in my life.
If I am being completely honest, many healers and intuitives in this world struggle with boundaries and health at some point in their existence. We care SO MUCH about helping others, that it can be difficult to walk away when we make connections with those that are suffering, especially when we start the see the light beginning to shine again. I for one, have often felt like I needed to "heal the world," and tend to burn myself out when it comes to Mediumship offerings. I have not yet figured out how to manage that bleeding heart of mine lol and that is fine. Intuitive Healing as well as meditation have the polar opposite affect on my body. As I help others heal, I myself heal. Neat eh? So what do I plan to offer moving forward?
I am not going away. I will continue to work at New Moon Wellness, my new business name is Chandra Wellness. Chandra means Moon (heart swoons). Chandra will offering Intuitive Healing, and Meditation Coaching, but let me explain what that means:
Intuitive Healing Is a metaphysical/intuitive based form of healing used to help those struggling with illness, emotional distress, energetic concerns, modern day curses, and limiting beliefs. When used appropriately it often has an immediate affect on physical and emotional health.
What does Intuitive Healing look like? We discuss your concerns, and preferred area of focus. You hop up on the table, get cozy, close your eyes and I get to work. We combine, Reiki, Theta, Mediumship (if called for) and energy clearing to help you become the best version of yourself. Each Session is one hour, unless otherwise specified and subsequent sessions may be warranted. Healing isn't one size fits all, and so we combine all that I have learned to help you heal and walk your path in this world. Messages absolutely will continue to flow through me, but they will not be the focus of my time with my clients.
Meditation The healing benefits of Meditation are heavily documented. Don't take my word for it, research for yourself. I will be offering one on one guided meditation as well as group meditations every Sunday morning at New Moon Wellness. You can schedule a one on one meditation HERE, but Chandra won't be completely up and running until April 1, 2020. I aim to teach as many mamas and papas in the world how to set down their Apple devices, throw down criss cross apple sauce on their granite counter top and namaste the shit out of their day. Meditation is self love for the soul and though you need not rely on someone else to attain the benefits of this practice, energy travels from it's highest frequency to the lowest (be it pressure, voltage or temperature: Second Law of Thermodynamics) and for this reason sharing space with other high frequency spiritual peeps of similar intention really makes a difference AND keeps us accountable ensuring we see this gorgeous, soul restoring transformation, through. I know so many people that just need to get out of their house (and head) to practice and I aim to fill that void for people. Meditation has completely changed my life, as has Theta Healing, and Essential Oils, and I want that for everyone that wants that for themselves. I aim to help bring YOU back to YOU. I aim to empower people to create their own healing in this life, to help them find the tools necessary to heal as much within themselves as they wish to.
As of April 1, 2020 our service menu will reflect these changes and I will no longer be offering Intuitive Mediumship Sessions with a focussed intention on connecting to loved ones, I wanted to make sure and allow everyone as much time as possible to process so I didn't leave anyone out in the cold. Again, thank you for allowing me to grow in this way.
THANK YOU, for being a part of my life. I know that not everyone will wish to accompany me on my new trajectory but I hope you know I will always have a place in my heart for each and every one of you and the loved ones you allowed me to connect you with. You blessed ME with this opportunity and I will never take your love and compassion for granted. Thank YOU for loving ME.
I spent over half of my lifetime heavily medicated. During that time, my parents loved and believed in me very much, but they didn’t understand how to help me, or the magnitude of what was happening back then. They tried everything they could, before asking me if I wanted to see a Psychiatrist at age 16. My biggest enemy early on, was NOT my gift, it was my intuitive empathy. As a teen I was like a raw nerve walking through the hallways of a High School, absorbing every ounce of self destructive thoughts, sexual confusion, abuse and damage, and processing it ALL as my own. Don’t get me wrong we had family issues too, but who didn’t in the 80’s and 90’s?
“Intuitive Empathy,” is one’s ability to inadvertently absorb emotional energy from those around them. Most often it happens when you’re emotionally connected to another human, but for the highly sensitive, a connection isn’t necessary. It can happen when you're in close proximity with another, or miles apart when you're emotionally connected. All I would have to do was walk down a hall way, touch the locker of someone that had been hurt, or brush shoulders with a student, and I would physically FEEL, what someone had gone through/experienced or done to another. It was how I knew my HS boyfriend had raped an underclassman, and that she was telling the truth. It’s how I knew a parent was capable of sexually assaulting underage drinkers during parties in their home, and how certain teachers drank at school. It was often the big stuff God dammit, the stuff NO ONE WANTED TO OWN, and for good reason, but when I was moved to confront another human, ask for help, or attempt to discuss my visions and feelings, I experienced violent human shut downs, or public humiliation, and all to deflect what I knew in my soul was true. This lead to an extreme distrust of self and the inability to understand how to manage this unique part of me.
Mental illness is real, it just wasn’t my true story. I was placed on pages and pages of medications over the course of 13 years, all of which worked for no longer than a few months at a time. I would eventually respond to Lithium and that was ALL IT TOOK for a psychiatrist to hand me a Bipolar Diagnosis. Medication can serve a purpose in a souls learning experience. It never truly worked for me, because I wasn't Bipolar, but it dialed my emotional sensitivity down enough for me to function in the world at a time when I wasn’t ready to stand out in any way that I believed could make me even more "unlovable." Not everyone would agree and that’s ok, but I didn’t have the support system to be ME back then. I was so painfully sensitive that existing, was all I could manage. I spent way to long trying to make others proud. I spent way too long trying to show my family and doctors who I really was. It wasn’t until I trusted myself and began seeking out like minded individuals, that I found ME. Shortly thereafter I found my “gifts” and began using them to help others.
It IS possible to have therapists, psychiatrists, doctors and/or family that believe in you (and your gift), but it HAS to start with YOU. My advice to every Empath is to do all that you can to empower yourself. Do not rely upon others to make you happy or to fulfill your soul emotionally. Surround yourself with people that lift you higher, that truly love you and ingest content that educates you and brings you joy. Please know that family may not be part of what brings you back to you, and that’s 100% ok. Don’t force anything. Your internal navigation will never steer you wrong.
There are so many different ways to interpret the same condition. What Western Medicine calls one thing, Eastern will call another, and a Shaman will heal in two hours (whoops did I just say that out loud?). Again, not everyone will agree with this. I am not a doctor, but I have been through a lot and it all lead me to one of the most amazing lifetimes anyone could have ever asked for.
You are so special. You may go through hell for years before finding yourself. Things may feel intolerably dark before they give way to light, but please never lose hope. Please never lose faith in yourself. Your tribe is out there and your life awaits. You and only you can affect our world, can make it better, in the way you were born to do. I believe in you. I will continue to remind you of all your beauty and potential until you see it in yourself once more.
Owning who you are, the pain in your story, and all that brought you here, will inevitably set you free. We ALL have trauma, every last one of us. Sharing, will never be in vein. When you're moved to open up about your experience, ripples of compassion, faith, and hope are sent out int othe world, no doubt, unbeknownst to you. BE YOURSELF. OWN YOUR STORY. Straighten that crown. XXO -Mel
One of the things I absolutely love talking about, is the effect this work has on those stuck in grief. It allows me to take people from "belief," in more, to a place of full KNOWING, that life does not end, here and now, when one ceases to exist in the physical world. I love what I do and I wouldn't change any part of my extremely difficult past, for any “normal” life, today. My hope is that when I share hard stuff with you, it allows you to find meaning in your trauma and loss.
We are all born with a set of gifts unique to this lifetime, but not everyone's specialties involve metaphysical properties. That being said, even if Mediumship isn't your specific "gift," we are ALL highly intuitive beings, with access to our own ability to translate this Universal Language. It does not matter if a soul left during the second trimester of a pregnancy, at 13 years old, at 80 years of age, or if he was one foot tall and a chihuahua, EVERY SOUL communicates using the same language when we initiate connection to with Other Side....the Universal Language of Love.
How we learn to translate this Language is unique to every individual and the lense through which they view the world. Here comes the hard stuff. My lense and ability to translate, was shaped by my trauma, and I suspect I may not be alone. You read every day about the Mediums that were connecting with Spirit from age 4 on, but I bet you have never met a Medium, that was born of trauma eh? I was abused. It was bad. It is part of my story. It's also what taught me to “read a room,” and intuit information at the speed of life to stay alive. Additionally, I spent most of my childhood, adolescents and early adulthood in a state of fight or flight, in attempt to avoid healing until I was able to do so (in what my brain computed to be) a "safe environment," I learned to do what Psychologists call, "Disassociate,” at a young age, in attempt to escape my fear and pain. Disassociation is known to my clients as "Misalignment." It is the process in which the soul hovers above the physical body as a way to "escape," and/or bypass a varying degree of emotional and physical pain. Think of the body as the vehicle and the soul as the driver, only the driver has decided to sit atop the sunroof. You follow? For a very long time, I stayed in my dissociative state during my readings and primarily because it seemed to serve me, and I didn’t want to shake up what was working for me. It seemed as though my ability to affirm the presence of spirit was more accurate when I allowed myself to remain disconnected versus grounded in my body. For example, it was easier (back then) for spirit to "show me," the necklace that was passed on to you so that I could then then draw it in detail, when I was closer to their plain of existence. I hope that makes sense. Soul tethered to body (vs grounded within it)=heightened sense of accuracy for Mel or so it seemed initially.
Over time, misalignment leads to severe and/or crippling anxiety (especially first thing in the morning: feelings of how am I to get through each minute let alone this entire day?!), sleep disturbances, depression, acute memory loss, and I also had two unique symptoms: 1.) Driving and sitting still for long periods of time made me nearly doze off. I had to fight to keep my eyes open. 2.) I would take a call or have a conversation and though I was hearing every word, engaged, and responding, I knew with everything in me, that I would have no recollection of this conversation the following day. This is not a sustainable model ladies and gents. I highly recommend dealing with yo shiot ASAP.
I did eventually learn to remain comfortable in my body while continuing to deliver my standard of care to my clients. Debra Morrill and Karen McIntosh have saved my life on more than one occasion, and I mean that literally. "Energy Essentials For Empaths,” a course taught by Debra Morrill, was instrumental in me getting my life back and part of my process in gain even more accuracy in my reading. I truly did NOT expect my life to change immediately, following this course, but it DID, and OVER NIGHT. I was a stronger, more intuitively powerful and comfortable version of myself. I am happy to announce my memory is improving, and though I still have moments of anxiety, they are nothing like they used to be. I am more in control of my empathy, clairvoyance, and am also happy to report that spirit are much more respectful of our individual boundaries, when we are fully present in our bodies. I have a far healthier relationship with the dead, than ever before. But hear me when I say, for years as a young adult I was furious with family, my teachers, even my counselors, for not standing up for me. So much of what I went through a child should NEVER have had to endure. In my mind, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE PROTECTED ME, as I would protect my boys’. It wasn't until this all started during my second pregnancy (see article “Suddenly Psychic”), that I was compelled to make Intuitive Mediumship my life, regardless of what my religion nor anyone else thought. This was NOT easy at that time, but I cannot tell you how grateful I now am for my trauma. There is so much more to share in the coming months, including the many ways in which my Shamans have changed my life, the pages of antidepressants and mood stabilizing medications I took between the ages of 15-28 to try and feel “normal,” and so, SO, much more, but today I want you to know you're not alone in your human pain and also remind you that we can find meaning in incredibly difficult moments in life. Thank you for bearing witness to my hard stuff. Love you to the Moon and back. I am grateful for each of you and every piece of your life that has made you the Goddamn warrior you are today. Never forget how beautiful and strong you are.
Intuitive Medium & Super Mom
I was 28 years old when we found out I was pregnant with my second son. This wasn't a planned pregnancy. We truly didn’t think we were able to have kids, as my son’s father struggled with a severe form of Crohn’s disease that had compromised his health at different points in his/our life. I, personally, had a diagnosed "mood disorder," and my first pregnancy was a huge emotional struggle. For the first time in ages, I had to discontinue mood medications, for the safety of the pregnancy. Things were relatively stable in my life at this time, though I am positive some of my family members (and my youngest's father) would likely disagree, that is how my brain remembers it now.
One night shortly after discontinuing medications, I laid in bed with my 4 year old son, Sam. He was fast asleep. The closet light was on, as I woke to a woman's voice. I walked through the entire house trying to find out where that voice was coming from. I wasn't afraid. I finally landed in the bathroom, facing the shower. The shower curtain was stretched across the length of the tub, I placed my hand on the fabric preparing to yank it open, as I heard a lion roar so loudly, I was paralyzed and POSITIVE there was a sabre tooth tiger alive behind that curtain. At this point, I was unnerved. And then I realized I wasn’t alone. She identified herself as Susan, or Suzanne, and spoke of Superman. I never did pull back that curtain. I crawled back into bed, unafraid, but more concerned than anything, that I would need to make yet another, psychiatry appointment very soon. You see from the ages of 16 up until this pregnancy, I had been highly medicated for what the doctors and therapists believed to be "Bipolar Disorder Type II."
Three days went by. I did make an appointment with my therapist, but I told no one of my communication with "Susan." Three days later, I emailed my significant other, and explained exactly what had been happening. I was so sheepish about this, and concerned that he too, may fear for the safety of our unborn child, as I was clearly hallucinating.
He was unexpectedly home within the hour. He had tears in his eyes, as he explained to me that his grandmother's name was Susan, and she was one of the few people that had known he wished to name is first born son, after his favorite childhood comic book superhero, Superman, aka Kal-El. His grandmother had died a few years prior. He went onto explain that he and his mother, were/are intuitive. He had experiences with the dead, but his mother, Nancy Ray, had worked for the Madison Police Department, assisting in murder investigations such as Jayme Closs’s initial disappearance. That being said, when their family lost their matriarch, no one was able to clearly reach her departed soul, until now. It meant the world to all of us, that she came through, and allowed us to know, that she was aware of our growing, healthy, "Superman." Additionally, we went on to findout our son would be born in August 2010, he would astrologically, be a Leo (=Lion Roaring), like his Mama.
This was in so many ways, a beginning for me, but also an ending. An end to medications, the term "bipolar," unhealthy relationships and the beginning of a journey home to myself. Without the support of my son's family all of those years ago, I never would have allowed myself to become what I am today. I am not sure what ignited with me, as I carried this small human, but CalEl William was born August 21, 2010. He changed the trajectory of my life and I have never looked back. I was not born a Medium, but when “the lights came on,” I did not turn away from this unique part of myself. And in the months to come, we would find out I was not only suddenly hearing the dead, I was ALSO, "Suddenly Psychic....." What an amazing decade it has been since all these years ago.
By Melanie Fritz
I am a single mom to TWO amazing humans and a Professional Medium. There is nothing more important to me than my boys and my work. We are a (relatively) normal family, with an open heart. We live and breathe to help people heal uniquely in this world.
How DoES My BRain Work?
I have several Gifts. I am an empath primarily which means if you think it or feel it, I do too. I am clairvoyant which means that I see things, much like a day dream, when I am shown by the dead, what information to convey. Lastly, I am psychic/intuitive, which means I have dreams, get impressions and sometimes fragments of the future. All of my heightened senses combined allow me to help others heal and recover from tragedy, shock and/or trauma, in very unique and intuitive ways.