Today we’d like to introduce you to Sheila Ryan.
Sheila, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a Spiritualist medium. A medium is one who is able to connect with those in the Spirit world and receives their messages. I was first introduced to Spiritualism and mediumship in 1982 when a friend whom I was visiting took me to a Spiritualist church meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon my return to the Valley, I got involved at a Spiritualist church in Phoenix called Harmony Chapel Thus started my spiritual education and development. Since that time, I have sat in development circles and attended many classes.
Most of my training was through groups in the Phoenix area, however, I have also traveled back to Scotland and England, training with the wonderful mediums there. In 1995 I started doing private readings in addition to serving the local churches. Around 2009 I started teaching development classes in my home. I have also taught classes at several Valley metaphysical stores. One never truly finishes learning, therefore I continue to sit in development groups for my own growth. I am currently a member of Spiritualist Living Center.
Has it been a smooth road?
I would say the road has been very interesting, often fun and rocky in many places. When I first started down my Spiritual path there were old ideas and concepts that I had to examine and release. I was brought up attending more conventional churches where the idea of Spirit communication wasn’t exactly embraced. So there have been clashes with friends and family along the way that caused some discomfort.
Fortunately, over the years we were able to adopt a live and let live attitude. I also lived in Texas for nearly ten years from 1986 to 1995. I tended to keep my beliefs and abilities to myself during that time. It was a tad lonely. Trips back to Phoenix were always a joy. During the early stages of my development spirit communication and all things, metaphysical were still not readily accepted by the public. Fortunately these days the public perception is changing.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Blithesome Spirit came about when folks kept asking me if I had a website. I swallowed my fear and in 2015 got going. I offer private readings in person and or by phone. I also am available for parties. I teach classes on psychic development and mediumship. I value integrity and honesty above all when it comes to my work.
What sets me apart from others is the compassion that I have for those that sit with me, I truly care about helping others. One experience that is really a high point for me thus far was the opportunity that I had to go to Glendale Community College and do some spirit communication demonstrations for two different groups of students. It was great being able to open the students’ eyes to the possibility of life after death.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, I see the Valley as a great opportunity for other mediums, psychics and healers. The Spiritual community in the Valley is growing as people open up to their own spiritual abilities. There are many assorted avenues in which one may share his or her gifts through participation in seminars, conventions, at bookstores and churches or community centers.
- $75.oo for a private sitting
- Website: www.bithesomespirit.com
- Phone: 480-430-3763
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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