She wore a bright orange shirt to the gallery style* medium event. I thought I was done for the evening. I had already been on stage, and the other medium was now wrapping up the show.
The spirit stood beside me. He was very specific; his message was for that woman who wore bright orange. He was her husband, and he had passed away several years ago. He strongly urged me to deliver a message to her, but I could not disrupt the show by walking across the room to her. My guess was that his sense of urgency came from feeling the energy in the room shift as the show was ending.
He had an important message for her. He relentlessly repeated a sound, which I came to understand was a name. While I waited to deliver his message to her, I concentrated on the sound he said. The sound I heard him say was “thum” combined with “berrr” or “errrr”.
He continued to repeat that sound. It seemed to be a two-syllable name, thum-berrr. I could not figure out what name he was saying. I was to deliver the message that thum-berrr was with him.
The show ended. I approached the woman and politely asked if she was hoping for a message that night. She was. I described the man to her. She confirmed that he was her late husband. Then I delivered his message. I said, “He told me that thum-berrr is with him.” She responded, “Thumper?” Relief rushed through me, Thumper was very likely the name her husband was saying to me.
The woman’s cat, Thumper, crossed over less than a week ago. Her husband was letting her know that her cat was with him on the other side. This was a great comfort to her, and she left pleased knowing that they were together.
Although it all worked out in the end, I should have managed that session better. My animal communication and mediumship training prepared me for this, but I was not actually “working” at the time that he approached me. I was caught off guard. Instead of running a session in my usual manner, I let his urgency lead that session. It would have been better if I had asked him for more or different evidence around the name he was giving me instead of focusing on the actual name. Then he may have showed me her cat. The name was not easy to understand or share with the woman, but asking her about a cat may have been a more effective way to present her message. That impromptu meeting with spirit went a long way in reinforcing my training, and the next unexpected visitor acted as a reminder for me to always follow my well-established protocols.
* Gallery style is a group event where a medium connects with and delivers message from the loved ones of folks in the audience. Although I focus on animal communications this particular event was delivering messages from human loved ones, so no surprise that an animal slipped in a message too.