Mediumship blocks

Three Hidden Blocks to Mediumship Success

Mediumship is a rewarding but challenging path with hidden blocks to our success. Beyond the common obstacles, there are more subtle challenges that can impact your journey. Here are three additional obstacles to consider, along with strategies to overcome them.

Energy Management

As a medium, you work with various energies, which can be draining. Poor energy management can lead to burnout and reduced effectiveness in your practice.

How to Manage Your Energy:

  • Regular Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities that replenish your energy, such as exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep.
  • Grounding Techniques: Use grounding exercises to stay centered and balanced. Visualization, connecting with nature, and breathwork are effective methods.
  • Energy Cleansing: Regularly cleanse your energy field through methods like smudging, salt baths, or working with crystals to maintain a clear and vibrant aura.


Mediumship can sometimes feel isolating, especially if those around you do not understand or support your path. This isolation can hinder your growth and confidence.

How to Overcome Isolation:

    • Join Communities: Engage with online forums, social media groups, or local spiritual communities to connect with like-minded individuals.  A weekly development circle is an excellent resource.
    • Attend Workshops and Events: Participate in mediumship workshops, retreats, and events to meet others and expand your network.
    • Seek Mentorship: Find a mentor who can guide you, offer support, and provide valuable insights based on their own experiences.

Balancing Ego

The ego can be a double-edged sword in mediumship. While a healthy sense of self is important, an inflated ego can create barriers to genuine connection and growth.

How to Balance Ego:

    • Stay Humble: Remember that mediumship is a gift and a service. Approach it with humility and gratitude.
    • Continuous Learning: Always seek to improve and learn. Acknowledge that there is always more to discover and master.
    • Receive Feedback: Be open to constructive feedback from peers, mentors, and clients. Use it as a tool for growth rather than a blow to your ego.

By recognizing and addressing these hidden challenges, you can further enhance your journey as a medium. Stay mindful of your energy, seek out supportive communities, and keep your ego in check to unlock your full potential.

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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