Communicate with Your
Loved Ones in Spirit
by Patrick Mathews & Kathleen Mathews
Working with my brother and co-author, world-acclaimed Medium Patrick
Mathews, has been quite a learning experience that has forged a
wonderful path in my life. Every day I study the readings Patrick does
and break down the meaning of those wonderful, thought-provoking
messages from loved ones on the other side. I am able to witness
firsthand not only how the weight of grief is taken off of the
shoulders of those receiving the reading, but also how, once that wall
of grief is broken down, love finds its way in, pushing through all the
negatives that can occur during the passing of a loved one, and hitting
the heart like a light shining from the heavens!
The one constant we all strive for in life is love, and I can assure
you that love is also the constant that bridges this world and the
next. People tend to think of love as an abstract idea, when in fact it
is a very physical, a very real thing. It not only makes you feel good
and gives you the assurance that you are cared for, but it actually
nourishes your soul. It is what you take with you when you pass over
and it continues to grow from the other side.
Grief Can Rob You of
When one of our loved ones passes, we will naturally grieve the loss.
It is the physical loss, the loss of a touch, the loss of speaking to
our loved one and hearing them answer, and knowing that we will never
be able to hold that person again in this life that is so hard for most
people to accept. Patrick and I try to teach people that our
perspective of the "physical," yes, has changed at the time someone
passes, but that the love bond grows even stronger without the
limitations of the physical body. Yes, it is true: your loved ones can
connect with you easier than ever before once the physical body
releases the soul. All the senses—like touch, smell, sight—can still be
achieved physically through our being aware of our loved one's presence
near us every day.
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1. Patrick, your new book, Everlasting Love,
is the third book you've written about your gifts as a medium and
helping people connect with their loved ones on the other side. When
did you first recognize your intuitive gifts?
As I discuss in detail in my first book, Never Say Goodbye, I started to
connect with those who had passed when I was a very young age, around
the age of six. I didn't realize at that age that what I was
experiencing then would eventually become my life's work; I just
thought I was seeing a lot of ghosts around me and trying to scare
Kathy at night by telling her so. The wonderful thing was that my
parents did not discourage us from making those connections. We were
brought up knowing that there is an afterlife and communication is
2. Kathy, in Patrick's
previous two books, Never Say Goodbye
and Forever with You,
he also touches on the bonds of relationships not severed by death. Why
is this topic so important to you both?
Because that is the crux of our work, to
let people know that there is no death and all relationships continue.
Whether between husband and wife, parent and child, or siblings,
relationships do continue because life continues! We want the reader to
know that the afterlife is just another part of life. It is where we
continue to work, have fun, and take care of each other. Patrick shows
in the examples of readings showcased in his books that we can learn so
much from the life and death experiences of each other, and that they
are lessons for all to gain from each journey. It is up to each
individual whether or not they learn the lessons.
3. Do we all have the
ability that Patrick has in communicating with our loved ones in
spirit? Is it something we should be doing?
Some of us are more intuitive than
others. Connecting with spirit comes easy for some and is a challenge
for others; it really depends on your own ability and how much time and
effort you want to invest. Keep in mind that your loved ones in spirit
reach out to you every day in the form of signs, dreams, and thoughts,
to name a few. The involvement by your loved ones in your everyday life
is a part of their everyday life, as well. The more you recognize the
connections, the more in touch you will be with them.
focuses more on relationships of a romantic nature, rather than
familial or friendly. How are the stories of the bonds between loved
ones and their partners who have crossed over similar or different from
others you have encountered? Are they more intense, given the nature of
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