Are Spirits Constantly Communicating with Mediums?

Karen T. Hluchan
5 min readApr 15, 2024


People often ask me if spirits communicate with me everywhere I go and if they urge me to share messages all the time with people in my vicinity. The short answer to this question is both yes and no. I keep the channel open to remain receptive to messages from my own people in spirit and other people’s loved ones in spirit can interrupt my life to request a message to be shared; however, when and why spirits communicate with me outside of a formal reading differs according to the circumstances I am in.

Respect Goes Both Ways

As a spirit medium, the respect I have for spiritual beings is also extended from them to me. Spirits know I have duties I need to perform on earth and that I, too, have a life I need to live outside of being their voice for them. They know I need time to relax and to attend to my own needs; therefore, they do not constantly hound me to share messages. As I mentioned, I do leave the channel of communication open; however, it is for the purpose of remaining open to the daily guidance I receive from my own support team in Heaven. When I am preparing for a formal spirit medium reading, I consciously open the channel even further with the specific intention of receiving and sharing messages for the recipients of the reading.

Spirits Can Be Persistent

There have been times when spirits have urged me to share a message with someone who is sitting or standing next to me; however, the circumstances surrounding these situations usually has a much higher purpose and more far-reaching implications than I am made aware of at the time. When a spiritual being is strongly urging me to share a message with someone I have not formally met, I do so with honor and respect. This includes a proper assessment of the circumstances and whether it is appropriate timing, as well as the asking of permission to share the communication I am receiving and from whom it is in spirit. It is very important to note that I do not just walk up to someone and blurt out information about their loved ones in spirit. It is irresponsible and rude to throw information like that out to people without having asked permission to share the communications. They are not ready for it and may not welcome it. By asking permission, I am allowing the person to prepare themselves for the receipt of a message, and it also gives them the option to receive it or not.

Honoring the Spirit of Each Being

Spirit communication is to be approached with honor for the divine source that dwells within us all. That honor includes showing respect to the spirit who is communicating with me, as well as to the recipient of the communications on Earth. The misconception that mediums just walk up to people on the street and share messages is rooted, in part, by “reality” television shows. It is unfortunate that shows cut out the portions in which permission is asked to share a reading. When watching a show, people tend to forget that the people in the show are followed around by television cameras. They must ask permission from store owners to bring cameras into their establishments as you cannot film a television show on any property without permission. The people on the premises are also aware that a show is being filmed due to the cameras and usually sign waivers prior to filming. As viewers, we do not see these transactions taking place, we only see the sharing of messages from spirit because the producers want you to have the impression that these events are occurring spontaneously for the reality television format. While I am very grateful for what these shows have done to raise awareness about spirit communication, the way shows portray it has caused confusion and unrealistic expectations for viewers. The format of the shows lead people to believe that spirits urge mediums to walk up to people they have never met and deliver messages all the time. As I had mentioned, there have been very special and unique times that this has happened to me; however, I assess the situation first, and then ask permission before sharing any communications.

Clearing Up an Additional Misunderstanding

One of the other misconceptions that surround mediumship is that mediums should be constantly sharing messages with people for free because it is a gift. I have actually had people demand, not ask, that I give them a message on the spot. To demand anything from anyone is very rude, and it does not honor the gifts, the person with the gifts, or the source of the gifts. No matter what gifts a person may possess, it is always better to ask than to demand or even expect someone to give of themselves without giving them something in return. If you would like to receive messages from your loved ones in spirit, ask to set up a time for a reading. Like doctors, mediums have specific times that they devote to sharing their gifts of healing with others. Both doctors and mediums deserve time off to attend to their own lives and to recharge themselves in order to serve others with honor and respect. If we did not do this, the imbalance of constantly giving and not receiving would leave us severely depleted of energy and, therefore, less effective in our roles as healers. The same holds true for you. If you are constantly giving and not receiving in your life, eventually there would be nothing left for you to give. In all that you do, it is beneficial to demonstrate respect and honor yourself and others. In this way, you can maintain more cooperative relationships that serve to inspire and uplift your spirit and that of others, rather than deplete them of energy. There is a time and a place for everything, and by honoring yourself and those around you, you will be much happier with the results of your interactions.


With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan

International Spirit Medium, Paranormal Investigator, Reiki Master, Spiritual Artist, Motivational Speaker, & Author of How Have You Loved?



Karen T. Hluchan

I am a international Spirit Medium, Reiki master, paranormal investigator, motivational speaker, spiritual artist, and author of “How Have You Loved?”