I met Alison Correll while living in Adelaide, and had her on my show on 5AA a couple of times. She was very good with callers and was spot on with her detail of what was going on in their lives. I also visited her lovely centre in Unley called Indigo Follow Your Bliss. I had Colour Therapy there for the first time too which was heaven. I thought I’d like to hear her thoughts on a few general questions about dying, our spirit after we pass over, and a few of those questions she no doubt gets asked at dinner parties. If you have a question for Alison, I’d be happy to pass them on – but for now….here’s mine……
Alison, when someone dies, where does their spirit or soul go?
It has been well documented that souls journey to another plane of existence. In the spirit realm or “heaven” I believe there is only love, we return to source, to the Divine and so we are welcomed by loved ones and teachers who guide us to an understanding of the lifetime we have just experienced here on the Earth plane. A life review if you like. Some may call this Judgment Day only not in the sense of being “punished” for bad deeds but more truly ‘knowing” the responsibility of your actions and how that felt to those who were influenced by your actions in life.
Why is it some people say they can still feel their loved one who’s passed over around them?
That because they are! In my work I am often contacted by loved ones from the spirit world for those I am reading. Quite often our parent, grandparent friends and even children and family pets remain connected to us and help us along this life journey as a part of their love for us. They are our guides in life and also on the other side as well.
And then many also say they felt them leave, or they stopped communicating with them the way they felt they had after they died – why do they leave us?
Like here on Earth on the other side we have things to do! It is possible that your loved one is evolving as a soul and so needs to have other experiences within the spirit realm, I also believe it is possible to return to Earth through reincarnating and at times within the same family unit. I have seen people whose children have memories of family experiences and also “knowledge” of certain personal belongings that they have never been told about. I have a personal experience with my son, who was only 4 at the time sitting on my mother’s lap and saying ”it’s our wedding anniversary today!” my mother was shocked as it was indeed her wedding anniversary, my father had passed over from cancer 10 years before, it seems his spirit had returned through my son, who has grown to be very much like him over the following years. Children are most likely to recall their previous lifetimes before the age of 5, Dr Ian Stevenson has done extensive research in this area since the 1960s.
Why do some loved one’s come through in ‘readings’ for some people and other people don’t hear from their loved one? Especially when they hoped to?
There are no rules about who comes through in a reading or why loved ones make contact through some mediums and not others. It is up to spirit who comes through. If you are trying to contact a loved one with no success it may simply be that they are not ready to make contact yet. Leave it for awhile and try again.
Do bad spirits ever come through to mediums to try and cause trouble or frighten them?
While I have heard of this happening, it is very rare and usually because the medium is attempting to contact a spirit who may be disturbed or trapped here on the Earth plane. It is very important to protect yourself by calling in Angels and white light before you work. If you work with high levels of protection this should not be a problem.
Earth bound entities or Ghosts can cause mischief by giving false information, but this is more through vehicles such as Ouja boards, not a useful tool if you do not know how to use them properly.
Do you believe people can become ‘possessed’? Is there a type that is more likely to be possessed than another?
No, not in the sense of invasion of a body while it is occupied by a soul! However, I do believe we can be influenced by negative energy and certainly drug and alcohol leaves your defenses weakened and so you are more susceptible to being negatively attacked. Healing methods such as Reiki or a regular healing with a reputable energy healer can certainly help.
How can we tell a shonky psychic/medium/clairvoyant from a good one?
We the proof is always on the results! Someone who asks you lots of leading questions is usually not the best to trust….obviously. Always go to someone who has a good reputation and who is well respected.
No one can be 100% right all the time, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to remember that the future is not set and we all have free will. A reading should give comfort and reassurance to assist you in the important decisions on your life path.
What’s the most amazing, exciting, shocking thing that has ever happened to you during a reading?
Well there are so many interesting stories, and one day I shall write a book I’m sure! Probably most recently I was reading a lovely lady who we shall call Robyn at one of my live shows, the name of her adopted daughter Rebecca was given to me very clearly and also the fact that Rebecca’s mother had passed over with cancer. Robyn was in tears as I passed on the message from her friend in spirit of how grateful she was that she had stepped in to become a mother to Rebecca, and she gave me so much validation for the family that she was around them and helping them that the whole room was gasping and crying along with her. The profound thing….Rebecca’s mother in the spirit world showed me a beautiful mirror surrounded in gold and it was like nothing I had ever seen, the love emanating from this vision of the mirror was amazing……at that point Robyn put her hand over her mouth and said “she made that for Rebecca before she died it is hanging in her bedroom!” Robyn then went on to say that she had been a skeptic all her life, and had been “dragged” along to the show by a friend. She now believes that Rebecca’s mother is watching over them both and feels she can finally let go of the hurt and pain of losing her dearest friend.
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Alison Correll has been helping people worldwide working as a professional psychic medium for the past 30 years. Alison has the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed over, something she has experienced in her everyday life since childhood.