Chance to communicate with spirit of loved ones at RSL
AS SOMEONE who deals with death on a daily basis, spirit medium Charmaine Wilson says loss doesn't always have to be tragic.
"The spirits don't see death as sad," she said.
"They just see it as a continuation of their journey. It is us that see it as sad.
"One of the things I love to do in my show is bring forth the personality of the spirit, it is like bringing them to life for five or 10 minutes.
"It is like a big family reunion in a way. If I get Uncle Jack coming through with the beer belly he was proud of, he is gonna talk about that."
Ms Wilson has been a spirit medium for more than 12 years and in that time has helped thousands of people across the country deal with death on a level many find hard to believe.
As part of her Mystical Message national tour, which will be kicking off in Hervey Bay on Monday, Charmaine will use her abilities to communicate with the spirits of lost loved ones.
"A big part of what I do is about giving people the tools to deal with the life and death process and how to survive this life after a major loss.
"I do readings for the majority of the show but at the end I do what I call a living pep-talk where I talk about the philosophy of spirit and why the spirits want to come down and why they want people to remember their life and not their death."
Despite her down-to-earth approach to the afterlife, Charmaine says finding her calling was never an easy road.
"I lost a lot of people before I was aware I was a medium," she said.
"I've lost my daughter, my brother, my mother, my father and an ex and this was all part of the training in a way.
"I was going through a really hard time with life when I started hearing voices and one day I just decided to repeat what they were telling me. That's how it all started."
Charmaine Wilson will be at the Hervey Bay RSL from 7.30pm. For tickets, phone 0403 788 894 or visit www.charmainewilson.com.au.