Q and A with Psychic Medium Bill Philipps
Author of Signs from the Other Side
Who hasn’t wished they could ask a departed loved one for advice, heal an unresolved rift, or even just ask where their grandmother’s strand of pearls is hidden? The best psychic mediums know what solace such messages can provide. They also know that communication with those on the other side can be cultivated by anyone with a sincere and open heart.
In Signs from the Other Side: Opening to the Spirit World (New World Library, March 5, 2019), beloved psychic medium Bill Philipps illuminates all of this for readers by demystifying what he does and providing step-by-step guidance that allows readers to receive afterlife communications themselves.
He offers techniques for listening to intuition and asking questions, as well as ways of using prayer, meditation, and affirmations to help readers connect with the other side. Most importantly, the book explores the nature of signs — which may come in unexpected ways — so readers can feel, see, and hear them, judge their veracity, and experience the comfort and peace they provide. We hope you’ll enjoy this interview with Bill about the book.
Tell us about your book Signs from the Other Side and what inspired you to write it.
I wanted people to have a guidebook that they could reference to help them recognize how they can stay connected to their loved ones in spirit. I want everyone to know that our relationships do not have to end in death and that the deep love and connections we make in life are eternal.
You say in the book that spirits are trying to connect with us in a multitude of ways. Will you give us a few examples of how the people we love on the other side might be reaching out to us?
A lot of times I find that they connect to us in a way that they know we will be receptive to. If someone is more tech savvy, then his/her loved one might send a sign on the phone or on a clock or via something electrical – maybe lights flickering. If someone is an outdoor person, then their deceased loved one may send them a message while they are walking on the beach, such as a hand-dug sign in the sand that says “I love Mom” or something to this effect. It’s something personal sent to the receiver that they will recognize. Or it could be the deceased person’s sign, like their favorite song comes on the radio and it makes you think of them. It varies in numerous ways but, in the end, it will always be the message that you need at a time when you truly needed it.
What would you say is the most common way that spirits try to contact us in this realm?
The signs vary depending on the individual, but what comes to mind as a common sign, especially in our modern day and age, is when a spirit manipulates electricity. Because spirits are pure energy, they can manipulate and alter electrical currents. And because this is such a tangible and irrefutable sign it really gets people’s attention and validates the message that they are amongst us.
What advice do you have to offer to people who are having a hard time believing that their loved ones are still accessible and trying to send them messages from the other side?
My best advice is to stop and listen to the silence for a moment. Let in the stillness and think of them. Then if you like you can speak to them. They love to hear from us. Remember that we are never alone. Even in what seems like our darkest hour, they are with us helping us through difficult times. They are the leaves blowing in the wind, they are feathers that fall from the sky, they are the light bulb that won’t stop flickering. This is always a leap of faith. Just remember to find a place inside yourself that holds them eternally in your heart. The most important thing to remember is to remain open to the signs. Do not try to make it fit into a preconceived notion of what the sign should be. Surrender to receiving the signs that you need when you will need them. You will discover that they are still accessible.
Are there certain things we can do to reach out to our loved ones on the other side to let them know we’re listening?
Speak to them out loud. Even just thinking of them will connect them to you. You can pray to them and meditate to open to them. But something as simple as thinking of them can go a long way.
What do you most hope readers will take away from your book Signs from the Other Side?
The most important message I can convey is that you, too, can stay connected to your loved ones. I want people to see the world differently. We aren’t just here to exist and then to die. We are a soul having a human experience, but we are also having a spiritual experience. Life does go on in death. It’s different than it is here, but it is a beautiful place and we don’t need to be afraid. I wrote this book so people could have a guide to refer to so they can recognize when their loved ones in spirit are communicating with them. I included stories from other people who have had that “aha” moment so that readers could feel that human connection, and know that they, too, can have this realization for themselves.
Psychic Medium Bill Philipps is the author of Signs from the Other Side and Expect the Unexpected. His life’s mission is to help people deal with the grief of losing loved ones by bringing through validations, evidential information, and beautiful messages from Spirit, which heal and bring a sense of peace. Visit him online at www.billphilipps.com.
Excerpted from the book Signs from the Other Side. Copyright ©2019 by Bill Philipps. Printed with permission from New World Library.