I don’t often read non-fiction books cover to cover. But I did this one. I read Expect the Unexpected in three sittings, with the bulk of it in one day.
Perhaps that’s why it struck me so much. It was that fascinating, interesting, and easy to read. But I think I also love hearing about mediums– you know people who talk to the dead for a living. And that’s exactly what this book is about, author and psychic medium Bill Philipps breaks it down—what it is like to be a medium, what his practice is like, how it works, and why he does it. It’s also filled with real stories of people who have been his clients or have experienced his work, which are often incredibly moving. I cried. In a good way.
I’m not a medium by profession. I can feel the deceased in my own life, meaning I can frequently sense their presence, or pick up messages that they are intending to communicate, but in terms of my work (I’m a psychic), I don’t specialize in connecting people to their loved ones who have passed. On rare occasion it happens. But it’s not the main frame of what I do.
However I think it’s an incredibly valuable service. To connect people with the peace and healing they can experience when they understand that their loved ones are still watching over them, and to hear their sometimes profound messages that bring healing, hope, and closure to the abruptness that is sometimes present in a person’s death– that is a particularly powerful service. Perhaps that’s why I was so interested in Bill Phillips book.
What was also fascinating to me was that also although he doesn’t come out and say it exactly, he appears to be a Christian– or at the very least was raised by a very Christian and conservative grandmother. So he even references what that was like, and his own journey through coming to terms with and accepting what is considered within his upbringing to be a devilish skill.
He also talks about the weirdness, of being what he is. Which believe me I totally get. Being a psychic is weird too. Being a medium, is one level beyond that in terms of people’s general comfort with the subject. But in my opinion it is such a valuable profession.
But the thing that I really loved the most and made me know that I was reading the words of a kindred natural-born psychic like myself was the last chapter of his book. He calls it, “Why Not you?” He breaks his advice on intuition (and receiving helpful guidance from your beloveds who have passed) into the same sort of advice that I tell my clients and students every day. He talks about intention, meditation, being open to the signs, that there are no coincidences, and that if you’re not sure, you can ask for another sign. He gives explanations like I do in my book, Getting Answers, as to how and why everyday occurrences such as lights flickering can sometimes be answers to our questions.
If you’re interested in the life of a psychic medium, or even being a client of a psychic medium, read Bill Philipp’s book, Expect the Unexpected: Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side. He gives a good, easy to read, approachable, and understandable account.
If you’re interested in knowing how to read and understand the signs in your own life check out mine: Getting Answers: Using Your Intuition to Discover Your Best Life. It’s even written for those who don’t read! What!?
All my love,