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Spiritual Connections, L.L.C.
South Bend, Indiana 46615
(574) 208-3944

Common Questions...

  1. How To Schedule A Reading with Rick

    Scheduling a reading appointment with Rick is actually very easy and fast. The company Spiritual Connections uses an on-line appointment/booking scheduler.

    This way the client can choose what type of reading, what month, dat and time that is best for them. They have complete control over their appointment. Such as, the option to prepay, cancel, reacedule and more! This is available 24/7 where customer support is not.

    Just go to the readings page and in a matter of minutes your done!
    East as 1,2,3...

  2. When Do I Pay?

    All phone readings require prepayment to finish scheduling. In-person readings do not require prepayment to schedule. Payment is due at the end of the reading.
    We accept, cash, check and credit/debit cards. We use PayPal.

  3. Are phone readings just as effective as in person?

    Yes, absolutely!  Communicating with Spirit the process is the same rather your in-person or not. A few benefits with phone readings are traveling time and of course saving gas, the comfort of your own home.

  4. What is the difference between a psychic and a medium?

    Psychic readings are about what is happening in your life right now. Rick always asks to be shown only what is in the highest good for his clients. Prior to your scheduled reading appointment, Rick begins by accessing his "intuitive channel" by seeking insight from his Spirit Guide. His Guide helps you understand some of the lessons, issues and challenges you are dealing with.

    A Medium is a person who has the ability to communicate with the souls of people who have passed on. This can be done in different ways. Sometimes a Medium receives thoughts from a spirit. Other times a Medium is presented with images in their mind. Still, some Mediums are able to hear the voices of spirits.

  5. Can anyone become a Medium?

    Mediums are born — not made.
    I really want to add that I firmly believe that everyone is born with a degree of psychic ability, and each and every one of us has the capability to improve and develop our awareness (psychically, intuitively, or on a deeper level of mediumship). We all have the ability to connect with our loved ones who have passed on through the power of thought and our dreams. Anyone who has seen me demonstrate will also know that another one of my favorite sayings, which has become part of my own brand, is: “There is much to learn from those on the Other Side, if we would only pay attention, but first we must listen." Just be aware!

  6. Are you open all the time to the Spirit World?

    Nowadays, my answer is firmly no, although it wasn’t always quite as clear-cut. These days, when I go into a restaurant, I don’t see all your friends and relatives joining you for dinner as though it’s some huge family reunion! I’ve spent years training myself to shut off from those in the Spirit World when I’m not professionally working. Why, you may well ask. The answer is simple: it’s because I have a life here, and I need to be able to enjoy it without feeling as if I’m constantly on duty. In my workshops, I teach that we’re spiritual beings as well as physical beings, and it’s so important that we honor all of ourselves. It takes a really strong spirit to get my attention when I’m not working, as it needs to literally break through my shield, my “off switch." But on those rare occasions when one does, I’ve now learned that I still don’t have to act on it every time. Just because spirits can come to me doesn’t mean they are in control — I am.

  7. Where is the Spirit World?

    A simple question, yet with such an important answer! Well, my belief is that it isn’t above us or below us — it’s actually all around us.
    I was taught and continue to believe that everything is made up of energy and vibrations. The vibrations of this physical world where we exist in human form are slow and dense, whereas the Spirit World vibrates at a much higher rate. That’s why it is invisible to the human eye. It’s because it is vibrating at such a high frequency that we’re unable to see it. It's just like a dog whistle - we can’t hear it due to the high pitch, yet a dog can. There’s a thin layer between this world and the next (which I refer to either as “the Other Side” or “the Spirit World,” and the only thing that separates us is the frequency of the vibrations.

  8. Are there different levels in the Spirit World?

    Most definitely. Every lesson and deed here determines what level you’ll go to when you leave this physical world. You’re incarnated into a physical body to assist you in your soul’s growth, which is why it’s so important to try to be the best you can be while you’re here. You should continually strive to be compassionate and kind, and give assistance and love to others. This will always increase your rate of vibration. When it’s your time to pass, your spirit will gravitate to its rightful level.

  9. Why do spirits come back?

    It’s simple — because they can! People on the Other Side want to share our lives with us. Over the years that I’ve been practicing as a medium, I must have done thousands of sittings where spirits have come through to acknowledge that they were around their loved ones during difficult times, and by doing so, they were able to lend their support and strength. Of course, they don’t just visit when the going gets tough. By the same token, I often receive evidence that spirits were there to see their children get married or witness the birth of a baby or a daughter’s graduation. Holidays and special occasions are also big for them — they want to see us happy and like to take part in that joy. After all, if they were here physically, it goes without saying that they’d be present at these important events. Being in spirit doesn’t change the fact that they’re still our family and still care about us.

  10. Can Spirits help us from the Other Side?

    Just like those of us dwelling here, spirits can assist you, send you love and support, and even inspire you. However, it isn’t their job to tell you what to do or to do it for you. You have to make your own decisions and take responsibility for your choices and actions. Spirits can’t interfere with the lessons you need to learn while you’re here.

  11. Do you call the dead to you?

    No, it really doesn’t work like that. Just like us, spirits have free will — mediums don’t have power over them. Most of the time, you’ll hear from the spirits you’re hoping will come through with a message for you, but it’s rare that a medium will guarantee who’s going to come through. I’ve done many a reading with people who want to connect with a specific person, but end up hearing from someone they never expected. It isn’t a case of 1-800-Dial-the-Dead! I don’t choose the spirits — they choose me and will often come through, not with the message you want to hear, but one that you probably need to hear.

  12. Do people change when they cross over?

    Each time I link with spirits, they usually appear to be exactly the same as when they were here. People seem to think that those who pass somehow turn into these exalted beings, yet they have the same personality and quirks on the Other Side as they did before. They’re still upbeat, humorous, strict or relaxed over there. However, I do believe that spirits progress over time, raise themselves to a higher level and evolve. Often they will impress me with their personalities or how they acted here, so that the person receiving the message can understand who it is. It’s a form of validation, which is a necessary part of the communication process. If someone was negative here, it’s likely that they’ll imprint that characteristic on me during the link, once again just to validate who they are. Have no fear. As souls, we all progress as we realize our faults, as well as whom we’ve hurt here, while we deal with all of the decisions made in this lifetime. It’s almost as if we have a higher view of things when we cross over and can see why certain things transpired. It means a lot to my clients when I blend with the energy of their loved ones and start to describe and take on their personality or some of their individual habits. Since we’re all so different, getting a spirit’s personality can sometimes be the best evidence for a client.

  13. What do they do on the Other Side?

    This is always such a great question! From the thousands of messages I’ve delivered throughout my career, some spirits don’t really say what they’re doing, while others have no problem telling me what’s going on with them on the Other Side and what they do with their time. Basically, they can do whatever they wish. Some choose to enjoy what they did here in their earthly life. There are so many things they’ve told me they do on the Other Side, but what I’ve noticed most is that what they were passionate about here seems to continue by choice in the Spirit World.

  14. Are angels and spirit guides the same?

    My experience and personal belief is that a spirit guide has lived, at some time or another, on Earth in a physical body, while an angel has never had a physical incarnation. Spirit guides may show themselves in many forms, such as a monk, an indigenous person, an ancient Egyptian or even a child. I believe they choose to show themselves in these familiar forms for our benefit. I feel that too many people place responsibility on these guides and expect them to do the person’s work.

    Guides are here to assist us, not make decisions for us. Angels are in a different category from guides — they’re “Messengers of God” created by God to transcend the boundaries between realms of existence.

  15. How can I become more spiritual?

    In a way, I tend to answer this in all my lectures. It’s one of my constant themes, and forms a major part of my teachings. Being spiritual is more than just taking a workshop or reading a book — it’s a state of mind and being. How we live, what and how we think, how we love ourselves as well as others, and how we can help others in need are all part of being spiritual. We’re always given the opportunity to raise our vibration to a higher level simply through our actions. So many people are trying to have spiritual experiences when the truth is simple: we’re spiritual beings trying to have human experiences. Acts of unconditional love and compassion are the highest forms of “being spiritual.” Each and every one of us is capable of such wonderful and beautiful things. We can achieve so much with our time here, so let’s embrace it!

  16. Is there an age limit?

    Yes, you must be 18 years an older. If not, occompanied with an adult or legal gaurdian.

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