Frequently asked questions
How did you become a Psychic-Medium?
I have connected with spirits since birth and have always just known things. Shortly After having my last child at age 36, it was clear to me that he also had this gift. I decided to start developing to help my child. I took guidance from people with greater knowledge and began to educate myself about my own abilities. I have attended workshops and classes with respected mediums, such as Mavis Pittilla, Tony Stockwell, James Van Praagh, Lisa Williams, Andy Byng and other mentors. It is my belief that my development is continuous, and I am always learning and growing. As of today, I am a Certified Advanced Psychic Medium through the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development and I am in an 18-month Mentorship with Mavis Pittilla. I have also been certified and tested by Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics and Bob Olson’s Best Psychic Directory.
Should I bring anything to the reading like pictures. Jewelry or personal items?
If bringing items helps you and makes you feel close to your loved ones, please bring them. I do not need these items and prefer not to see them. I like to have as little information as possible when providing a reading.
Are you a Psychic or a Medium?
I like to tell people that I am a medium first, psychic second. They work together for me. When I am doing a Soul reading, I always connect with spirit first, weather it be a relative on the other side or a guide for my client and then I read your energy. Combined provides a full life reading.
Am I guaranteed that I will get a message from the person I asked for during a Psychic or Mediumship reading?
No, there are no guarantees. There are times when a reader will ask for a specific person who has passed, and the message given is, “that person is unavailable.” Sometimes, a person whom was not requested will pop in.
How many readings can I have during one year?
Most people are good with a reading twice a year, unless circumstances change and you need a more immediate reading.
How long should I wait after the loss of a loved one before I can get a reading?
This is a very personal decision and I firmly believe that each person intuitively knows when to come. I have had clients come see me who lost someone the same week. I can’t guarantee they will show up, that is all up to spirit.
Can you tell me when I will die?
I choose not to focus on how someone will die and will not provide that information. Please do not ask me.
How much information do you need in order to give me a reading?
I prefer little to no knowledge about you. If it is a Psychic Reading, you can provide me with an area of focus, but again as little as possible is best. If a mediumship reading, all I want from my clients while providing the reading is “Yes”, “NO” or “I don’t Know” However, if you want to connect with one specific person, it is best to tell me this upfront as I can try to go direct with them. I cannot guarantee that I will be able to connect with them, as spirit is in charge not me.
What can you tell me about a past life?
Past life is not my specialty; however, information does come up and I will provide this information. It usually information that will help you with your current life. I don’t specialize in this, my focus is Evidential Mediumship where I can get confirmation for the facts that I provide you.
Are the readings recorded?
Recording. Clients are encouraged to record their reading. However, all content of any session is the sole property of Kelley Eckhardt and may not be used in any public format without written permission
Do readings have to be scheduled, or can I just call you when I feel like it?
All readings are by appointment only. I am a Mother first and I homeschool my youngest son. My availability is set to work around his schedule and still leave me time for my family. This way I can provide the most in depth reading for you and others on my reading calendar.
What is meant by the Spirit World?
The Spirit World is the next life after this one. After your loved ones leave the physical body, their spirit and journey continues in the Spirit World. This journey is the evolution and development of our souls.
What’s the difference between your Soul and Spirit?
Your spirit, that which is the essence and the pure being of who you are, is eternal. After you leave the physical body, your spirit and journey continues. This journey is the evolution and development of our souls.
Is talking to the dead against what God wants?
I personally beleive that this is a Gift to be shared with people in need.
What do you actually see or hear during a Mediumship Reading?
When Spirit comes through with messages to be delivered, I see, hear, taste, feel, know and smell things and even experience physical pain related to their death.
Can you predict the future?
If a Psychic sees something in my future, can I change it ?
Can you connect with loved ones who committed suicide?
Yes. They are like every other Spirit. Their energy is no darker than anyone else and can come through with specific messages for loved ones, often providing family members much needed closure and comfort.
Do the Spirits of our loved ones miss us?
Spirits of our loved ones don’t miss us because they’re always with us. We miss them because we can longer “see” them in the traditional sense but they are still around us, guiding and protecting us throughout our life.
Is an In-Person reading more accurate than a Phone reading?
A phone reading is just as accurate as an in person reading. I can connect with your loved ones no matter if it is phone or in person.
Can I ask questions during the reading?
If you are getting a mediumship reading, you should not ask any questions until the end of the reading. All I want from my clients are "Yes" "NO" or "IDK". When you ask a question, you risk feeding the medium information or the medium could lose their connection with spirit because they have to come back to their mind to process the question you just asked.
What techniques/Tools do you use in your readings?
If you see something negative in my future, will you tell me?
Are there any questions you can’t or won’t answer?
Don’t look to a Psychic Medium to make life decisions for you such as whether or not you should leave your spouse. I am not living your life or walking in your shoes. Instead, use the insights gained from a personal reading to focus on your own life journey and make positive decisions for yourself.
Can I contact more than one loved one during the reading?
When Spirits come through during a reading they usually bring with them the entire family on the other side! It is typical for multiple Spirits associated with the loved one to come through.
Can you connect with pets?
Yes I can connect with your pets and have done so for many clients.
Do spirits get lost, earthbound or tormented?
I have seen so much harm done to the bereaved from other people imposing their fears on them, such as their loved one is lost or earthbound or tormented after a suicide or due to sins they commited in life. This has not been my experience in all of the contacts I have made for people. People continue to heal, love, and be loved.
Clear your mind
Clear yourself of any expectations and worries of the day. Before the reading take some deep breaths and try to relax.
Identify your purpose
To help you identify your purpose, I suggest you prepare a list of questions of the areas you’d like clarity for. I do not want you to ask me these question at the beginning, I reserve the last 10-15 min for your questions.
Generally, psychics deliver messages that you need to know versus what you want to know. Remember, the job of the psychic or medium is to give a voice to the spirit and act as a translator passing along messages. They are not in control of what messages they receive.
Connect to your loved ones prior to reading
When the purpose of your reading is to connect to loved ones who have passed, spend a few quiet minutes prior to the start of the session to talk or pray to your departed loved ones and personally invite them into the reading. Don’t forget to express your gratitude to your spirits for joining you in the reading and be sure to ask them what specific messages you’d like to hear from them.
Participate in the reading
While you expect the psychic or psychic medium to do most of the talking, make sure you actively respond to the conversation with Yes, No or I don’t know in order to keep the energy strong during the reading.
Record or take notes
You’ll want to remember every message you receive during the reading! Also, you might discover that certain messages that don’t make sense during the reading prove to be accurate when reviewing them at a later time. Alternately, you may find that a family member or friend can confirm the accuracy of a message you weren’t able to during the reading.
Be Prepared for Phone
If you are scheduling a phone/Zoom reading, make sure you are using a telephone that will guarantee good reception or a computer that can connect to Zoom, has a strong internet connection, a working camera and microphone. The last thing you want is not to receive important spiritual messages because your phone went dead or your computer cuts out due to hardware malfunction or internet issues! Also, make sure you are in a quiet location with no distractions. And, for in person readings, don’t forget to power off your cell phone before the reading begins!
Your reading is intended to be a helpful and healing experience. If you come into the reading a bundle of nerves, tell your psychic or medium and take a few moments to take some deep breaths and clear your mind.
Feed the psychic medium any information
The psychic or medium will ask questions to confirm the validity of the message being received but there’s no need to provide detailed information about loved ones who have passed.
Force fit spiritual messages
If something doesn’t make sense, just let the psychic medium.
Expect the psychic medium to make life decisions for you
Instead, consider utilizing insights from your reading as an additional source of information, along with your own instincts and intuition, to be applied to your life situation.
Expect spirit to provide specific information to prove themselves
Resist the temptation to ask your spirit family to communicate a specific message to the psychic medium to prove they are coming through. The medium will convey whatever messages are important to communicate.
Arrive at the reading under the influence
Arrive at your reading clear headed, without the benefit of alcohol or other substances that can alter your state of mind. Doing so will keep you from accurately processing the messages you receive during the reading. In addition, your mental state affects your psychic or psychic medium as well. Make sure you head into your reading completely focused and with a clear mind.
Worry about expressing emotions
Some readings, especially those in which you are connecting to loved ones who have passed, are emotional. Allow yourself to experience all the emotions you have when receiving a spiritual message. Readings are meant to be healing experiences.
Challenge the Medium
Expressing the attitude, “You’re the psychic; you tell me” does nothing to help you receive the spiritual messages you need to hear. It only serves to waste valuable reading time.
Make any impulsive decisions following your reading
Instead, take some time to fully absorb the messages you received and their lessons before moving in a new direction. Think carefully about whether there is anything in your life you need to act on immediately.