When I decided to “become” a medium, many people reacted with versions of “I thought you had to be born with that” and “I didn’t think it was something you could learn.” I wasn’t sure about that myself. I did extensive reading and then put it into practice. The quiet mind used to connect with spirit is pretty much the same place I go to do healing. I could do it!
I was nearly jumping up and down with excitement when I had my first connection with someone else’s loved one in spirit. “Ruth” confirmed that yes, her dad had an “L” name, he did smoke a lot of cigarettes, and yes he died of cancer. The best part was that I had seen a military uniform. Not only had Dad been in the military, but Ruth had his uniform and was just looking at it a couple of days before. This was just a start, but it showed me that it was possible, which gave me the confidence to invest my time and energy in further developing these skills.
I took classes and workshops with many mediums. I visited Spiritualist Churches where healing and spirit communication are the main elements of the services. I attended events and received readings, exposed my kids to professional mediums so they wouldn’t think Mom had gone nuts, participated in circles, and started practicing on live volunteers. I even let my guides convince me to go to Arthur Findlay College, in England, for a week-long mediumship intensive.
My week at Arthur Findlay College was magical, and confirmed that this is what I am meant to be doing. My teacher (Rev. Colin Bates) told me that I’ve been using my mediumistic skills my whole life and that I am a “natural medium.” My skills improved. I made connections in person, by phone, in “virtual circles,” and remotely. I started giving group readings as well as private sessions.
I started facilitating a mediumship development circle in May 2012 and it’s still going strong. We sit Wednesday nights to connect with Spirit and give messages to each other. We do “demonstration” circles on the first Wednesday of the month, where we invite four guests to be “sitters.” I returned to Arthur Findlay College in February of 2014 for another remarkable week of intensive mediumship training and inspiration, and again in July 2017.
I opened Dragonfly Healing Arts in New Hartford, Connecticut, in 2013. The center provides a place for many types of healing, including massage therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, meditation, and mediumship. I offer private and group mediumship there, as well as beginner mediumship classes. My associates teach yoga and Ti Chi, and offer Angel Readings and other holistic offerings.
I wrote a book called How To Become a Medium When You Aren’t Born That Way… Or Are You? that will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in the winter of 2019.
I am grateful to my guides and teachers on both sides of the veil for their support, love, and guidance on this path.
Thank you for sharing the journey.
With love and light,
Sharon Farber January 23, 2018
Sharon Farber graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts in 1983 with a BA in Sociology. She worked as a case worker at the Department of Social Services in Charlotte, North Carolina and then directed a senior adult program for the New Jersey Y Camps. When that got old, she started researching massage schools.
Sharon graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1989, and the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences in 2001, and is a Reiki Master. She created Avon Massage Therapy Center which she owned for eighteen years. She taught classes in massage and healing, and facilitated a healing group. Sharon is still a practicing massage therapist, healer, and reflexologist.
Sharon discovered a passion for painting in 2004. She sold her massage practice in 2006 and went on to become an award winning artist. Her specialty has been realistic nature and wildlife landscapes. Now she also creates spiritual paintings filled with vibrant passion, light, and healing. These paintings represent the integration of Sharon’s healing, creativity, and spirituality.
Sharon attended a group reading with a local medium in 2005 and was immediately fascinated with mediumship. She invited the medium to do monthly group readings at Avon Massage and was thrilled to attend each one. Sharon was impressed and inspired by the healing that took place as people were connected with their loved ones in spirit.
In 2010 she massaged a man with chest pain, whose eleven year old daughter had died the previous year. The specifics of her death left the parents devastated. The experience with this client left a large impression on Sharon who never stopped thinking about how healing it would be for these parents to have a session with a good medium. This was the catalyst for the development of her mediumship abilities.