Psychic Mediumship and Channeling

About Mediumship and Channeling

(This is a new page on my website at in response to frequently asked questions.)

The way I experience mediumship is often during the process of getting ready for a client. By inviting in anything that’s relevant, the spirit of someone who has passed can make their presence known. It’s always for a reason that they’re there… they are relevant to ongoing circumstances,  or there’s something that can be healed; guilt can be relieved, misunderstandings cleared up, etc.

An interesting phenomenon with mediumship is that when contact is made with somebody’s loved one, sometimes it comes with a more intense wave of love than my system can handle, and I have to recover a little.  I guess we learn to be more loving in the spirit world!

Sometimes clients ask for a message from a loved one (human or animal), and  this also works as a way to connect with the spiritual world. .

There is also mediumship when a full trance medium “becomes” another entity – the medium goes into a trance and for instance, allows a consciousness with knowledge and healing to speak through them. I was taught for decades by such a spiritual medium, whose psychic development classes began with a fascinating sceance featuring his  spirit guides. We were given exercises to connect with our senses and the spiritual world, and taught metaphysical principles and  the building blocks of divination systems.

Channeling is the same process  that’s part of mediumship, where the normal ego-identity of the medium is surrendered to receive from other consciousnesses.  Channelers are receiving messages from a broader range of realms. One can be a channel for the sea or the winds; or the elements of fire, water, air, and earth,  a particular year – the possibilities are endless. Some modern classic metaphysical books of knowledge like the Course in Miracles and Ralph Blum’s Book of Runes, are examples of channeled material.

The kind of messages received in channeling are determined by the intention set by the channel… they might have a shorthand prayer to raise their consciousness and vibration first, for instance asking for wisdom and truth and whatever is helpful to know.

Are messages from animals mediumship or channeling? I don’t know, but I  was amused by the first dog that ever gave a message through me,  The owner expected to hear something loving from him , but instead,  in spirit he jumped at the opportunity to point out she hadn’t walked him enough when he was alive, and that there was still a dog at home who needed more time outside, and she should walk the dog that’s left a lot more often than she had been.

A Channeling Example: It’s the Winter Solstice, December 21st 2022, and this channeled message is about the year ahead.

New Year’s Day Wish 2023: “We are here”(the dispossessed),”…. beholden to all of you,  those who have little and much and those in between… and all of us being full of grace on this day of change, proclaim Money is Love. Sometimes we’re asked to give more and more freely than other times.”

Translation into plain English: People who are put out of familiar and stable surroundings due to 2023 events, require more help than usual from the people in more stable circumstances. Those in relative comfort are asked to be an agent of grace in 2023, and give more generously this year.

Healing Tools Class July 20th

July 20th Personal Healing Tools Class

This free class helps deal with a common situation: being in-between an old self and a new self, the known world and the untried.

What are in-between times? It’s when a person feels they’ve outgrown a relationship, a career, a town, a role, or been forced out by circumstances, and are in the necessary but uncomfortable place of not knowing who they are, exactly.

This powerful time is when we’ll listen to our inner selves. It’s when we reach out for support – the necessary action, the necessary yearning, that brings omens and synchronicities we’re now open to.

The doubts that arise in this kind of transitional time spare no one, rich or poor, famous or hidden. Everyone who is growing and changing needs courage to keep on going.

Tonight’s class will start with a channeling and messages for the group, and what the stars suggest is helpful at this time, and some self-help exercises to appreciate the present, and tune in to the future.

I also want to try is one or two experiments with healing energy. One is to see if you can feel a remote energy release technique, and the other is a mediumship development exercise from the Spiritualist Church.

The last 15 minutes of class is “Ask Me Anything”, when I’m happy to give you a psychic answer to your questions. Please use the audio for that if possible, the chat takes too long to type out.

Class Details: 6:15 Mountain Time, 45 minutes, free; July 20th on, sign up here.

Elissa’s Psychic Newsletter, Mercury Direct Horoscopes

Happy Birthday, Pisces! And Messages for All During Sun in Pisces

Dear Friends,
I hope you’re managing the ups and downs and purgatory-like limbo of these uncertain pandemic times. Here in Santa Fe, I got a glimmer of hope and a glimpse of normality on gallery-lined Canyon Road. I saw tourists milling about, and a line of cars cruising slowly up the street, for the first time in almost a year. Those unexpected signs of life were so welcome!

The February Mercury retrograde cycle is finally over, but before it ended, my computer got blown away by some bad software, and I did something bad to my newsletter subscribers list. If you didn’t ever get a January prediction newsletter and you signed up, that’s why! I wrote quite a bit, though, and you’ll find the newsletter updates and more on my blog and website.

It’s still a moody month, ending with the cathartic full moon on the 27th, and then comes kinder times. People will be more empathetic, projects and plans can move forward faster, and we’ll have more diversions. In the meantime, take care of each other and be good to yourself!
Love, Elissa

Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing by phone. My office is still closed for in-person sessions. Please call/email/text for a private appointment at 505-982-3294,, or text 505-577-4012.

Housekeeping: After a period of a number of weeks in 2020 when recordings kept on failing, I stopped offering them and suggested people record on their phone. However it wasn’t a good solution for everyone, so now I’m offering them free by request, I just can’t guarantee them.

Classes on
I’ve been thinking a lot about channeling lately and how to stay open to spiritual guidance under pressure, and when times are tough. I’ll discuss some new understandings and how to practice communing with the spiritual world in a half hour LearnItLive class, “Channeling Do’s and Don’ts” on February 25th 6 – 6:30 pm Mountain Time. Questions welcome!

Classes on Forward with the Stars” There’s an easing up at the end of February after some trying and provocative astrological weather. We’ll discuss the current trends, “what’s in the air” clairvoyantly for the class. how your intuition is designed to guide you through change, and what deepens your trust in it. Questions welcome!  

Messages from the Stars   The last week of February begins two months of sunnier astrological skies with no retrograde planets. Although it’s hard experiences that have been teaching us, it should be easier to move forward on all fronts. There is creative, innovative energy to summon. Don’t look back!   

February 2021 pictograph up top– New Orders This was made around Groundhog Day, February 2nd. It symbolizes innovations in food production, medicines that create fast results, new solutions for the eyes and liver, and innovations in general that increase production efficiency. Also, that there are a lot of toxins in the air. Not only are material objects releasing toxins, but people have a lot of heavy energy they’re releasing– it’s kind of a putrid atmosphere. Let emotions come and go, it’s a purifying month, and it leads to “better ways”.

The next pictograph is a combo psychic birthday card for Pisces, and a message for all signs about how to get important things done while the Sun is in Pisces, February 19th -March 20th   

Happy Birthday, Pisces! Here’s to an active and productive year! Champion your goals, and magic will follow!   Re the little sayings on the card, it sounds paradoxical to “move your muscles” and also, “conserve your energy”, but empathetic Pisceans easily gives their energy to others, and feel others deeply. To accomplish their goals, they’ll need self-discipline and to remember that “straight is the gate, and narrow the way.”  

February Psychic Messages, and Mercury Goes Direct Horoscopes

Read your Sun, Moon and Rising signs

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Fire Signs: You have to do some things that are hard for you. They are empowering and worth it, but are still hard. You might need more help than you are getting yourself. Sometimes things are hard – just get them done.

Mercury goes Direct for the Fire signs:  It time to come down to earth, take a good look at your finances and material-world circumstances, and get ready to embraces new sources of benefits and income. There should be signs of having turned a corner through the communications you get, that now a wanted change is in sight. You might be switching directions to a more profitable track.  

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Water Signs: This new moon energy gives you a “go-ahead” about a role that’s easy for you to play. Things fall into place. There’s somebody coming, or there’s some kind of activity around marriage, relationships, and saying “yes”.  

Mercury goes Direct for the Water signs: You have been deep in your feelings, but what has felt heavy is likely leaving your life. You’ve accomplished the all important goal of acting on the ideas that come from your better self. Something that you have been trying to get together and proceed with has a better order and chance for success – go for what you want!  

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air Signs: It looks like you’re trying to go somewhere, to a new community and perhaps new relationships, but things are really quite delayed or stymied. To be able to act on all you want to embody, and to connect with the places and people in your life, looks not easy to do right now. Tomorrow is another day! The wind will shift…

Mercury goes Direct for the Air signs, In order to begin again and with what you now know you have, expect to still feel like you’re releasing the past and letting go of a lot – some pressure builds up as the moon gets full at the end of the month. After a cathartic month of changes, you’re more forward-thinking, like an artist contemplating an empty canvas, and ready to be inspired by the changing truth.  

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth Signs: It’s not a good time to expect a lot of progress, or that you can move quickly. But you could be late for something. Make sure you get things in on time. There can be big consequences for not doing that. Earth signs should do stuff and not be too picky – just get it done with dispatch.  

Mercury goes Direct for the Earth signs: This isn’t a time where you necessarily find what you’re looking for, but it’s good to keep on looking. Think of it as the universe having a hard time delivering right now, but soon enough your options with open up and you’ll be connecting again with opportunities and people, and where the ground is more fertile.  

Covid19 update: I got the impression there’s a lot more deaths still to come. It’s no time to let your guard down, no matter what the numbers say.