cultural diversity

In the realm of Mediumship, the importance of cultural sensitivity cannot be overstated. As mediums, our work involves connecting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.  Each with their own unique traditions, beliefs, and perspectives. It is essential that we approach our practice with humility, openness, and a deep respect for the richness of cultural diversity.

Embrace Uniqueness

One of the fundamental principles of cultural sensitivity in mediumship is acknowledging and embracing the uniqueness of each cultural perspective. Every culture has its own rituals, symbols, and practices related to spirituality and communication with the spirit world. By taking the time to educate ourselves about these cultural backgrounds, we can better understand and honor the traditions of those we seek to connect with.


Cultural appropriation is a significant concern in mediumship and spiritual practice. It is vital to recognize the potential harm that can result from appropriating elements of another culture without proper understanding or respect. Instead, we should seek guidance and permission from cultural experts or elders.  Ensuring that we do so with integrity and authenticity incorporating aspects of different traditions into our practice, .


Self-reflection is also an essential aspect of cultural sensitivity in mediumship. We must examine our own biases, assumptions, and prejudices about different cultures.  This involves challenging ourselves to confront and unlearn any harmful beliefs that may hinder our ability to connect authentically with diverse spiritual perspectives.


Creating a safe and welcoming space for individuals from all cultural backgrounds is paramount in mediumship. This involves not only respecting cultural traditions but also being mindful of our language, communication styles, and presentation as mediums. Using inclusive language and being aware of cultural nuances in expression can help foster trust and openness.  Not only in our interactions with clients from diverse backgrounds but everybody.

Ultimately, the goal of cultural sensitivity in mediumship is to honor the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of their cultural or spiritual heritage. By embracing diversity and inclusivity in our practice, we contribute to the collective healing and transformation of humanity.

As mediums, we have a responsibility to be agents of unity, compassion, and understanding, bridging the gaps between cultures and fostering harmony in the world. By embracing cultural sensitivity in our practice, we can create meaningful connections that transcend cultural boundaries and enrich our spiritual journey.

Let us strive to honor diversity in mediumship, embracing the richness of cultural traditions and fostering a spirit of inclusivity, respect, and understanding in all that we do.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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