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To See, Hear & Feel Your Loved Ones In Spirit Without Being A Medium --
Skaletski-Boyd by Bob Olson, (founder of OfSpirit.com
Magazine, BestPsychicMediums.com & BestPsychicDirectory.com)
Skaletski-Boyd Psychic Medium
you’ve ever wished you could directly connect with a loved one
in spirit without having to use a medium, Michelle Skaletski-Boyd
can teach you how to do it. Before testing Michelle for myself, I
did not believe I had the ability to do this. But I directly
connected with my father during my first session and learned how
to do it on my own at any time thereafter. Although I’ve had an
assortment of astounding sessions with other spiritual
practitioners since 1999, the experience I had with Michelle is
both a first of its kind and one of the most spiritually
nourishing experiences of my life." ~
If you’re just getting to know my
work, I’ve been testing psychics and mediums since 1999 and writing
about my best experiences on BestPsychicMediums.com. On that site you’ll
find my recommended list. It all started when my father passed and I began
using my skills as a private investigator (my career at that time) to
investigate the afterlife. From there I began researching mediums, then
psychics, then all sorts of spiritual practitioners in order to find
Today I share only my most remarkable
experiences so that people like you can have life-changing sessions with
these same people. However, my standards for what is extraordinary have
risen a great deal, so I don’t write as many articles anymore. For this
reason, when I do, you know that the session must have been something
truly out of this world to get my attention and lead me to write about it.
Consequently, this experience I’ve detailed for you below is exactly
If you’ve ever wished you could
directly connect with a loved one in spirit without having to use a
medium, I found a woman who can teach you how to do it. Her name is
Michelle Skaletski-Boyd and she allows people to not have to solely rely
upon mediums for their spirit communication.
Michelle is a fun combination of
right-brained intuitive and left-brained intellect. She communicated with
angels as a child, graduated Cum Laude in college, and then worked in a
corporate job for years before changing careers to assist people with
their conscious awakening. Few people are so balanced. She has a
non-assuming, compassionate manner about her that made me feel at ease.
Yet she structured my session with meticulous forethought and
attentiveness to time. The entire session, it was obvious to me that I was
dealing with grounded-yet-brilliant individual.
Before testing Michelle for myself, I
did not believe I had the ability to do this. But I directly connected
with my father during my first session with her and learned how to do it
on my own at any time thereafter.
Having now had this experience for
myself, I genuinely believe that once you learn Michelle’s fairly simple
techniques, you will never again have to depend upon the mediumistically
gifted to communicate with your deceased loved ones. That doesn’t mean
you’ll never want a reading with a medium again. I’m sure that
experienced mediums will always be better at spirit communication than
I’ll ever be. It simply means that you’ll now have the ability to
connect with your loved ones in spirit at any time without needing
someone’s assistance to help you do it.
What’s interesting about Michelle is
that she’s a medium herself, which is critical during these sessions
because she uses her ability to facilitate our connection with spirit. But
she shares my philosophy that it’s important for our spiritual growth
that we learn to have spiritual experiences on our own—without needing
other people to make it happen.
Spiritual growth, to me, gets a bit
tainted when we must rely upon a third party for our spiritual
experiences. For example, I prefer to “experience” spirituality rather
than have a practitioner “tell me about it.” So I would much rather
personally experience a past life during a hypnotic regression than have a
psychic tell me about one of my past lives in a reading. One is a direct
experience; the other is a vicarious experience. And direct, personal
experiences are the only path to grow from belief (where we accept what
someone else tells us is true) to knowing (where we know from personal
experience that something is true).
Although I’ve had an assortment of
astounding sessions with other spiritual practitioners since 1999, the
experience I had with Michelle is both a first of its kind, for me, and
one of the most spiritually nourishing experiences of my life. And I want
you to be able to know this experience too.
PHASE I: MAKING CONTACT WITH MY
WITH MICHELLE SKALETSKI-BOYD
I first learned about Michelle
Skaletski-Boyd because she had interviewed some of my colleagues in her
Soul-Felt interview series. A couple years later, I was interviewed for
that series myself, which led to my learning more about Michelle’s work
and then opting to see what a session was like with her. Yet even on the
day of my session, I had no inkling that it was going to be extraordinary.
The truth is that I really wasn’t sure what to expect, so I wasn’t
expecting anything much different than experiences I had known in the
This was also the first
“experiential” session I’d ever had over the phone. Naturally,
I’ve had hundreds of readings over the phone. But, before this session,
I had never had an experiential session over the telephone, meaning a
session where I experienced something for myself rather than being told
about it by the practitioner. For example, all my previous past-life
regressions, energy healings and guided meditations were done in person at
the practitioner’s office.
At the time of my session with
Michelle Skaletski-Boyd, I lay down on my bed with my phone to my ear. I
had purchased a telephone headset just for the occasion, though I realized
later that a normal phone would have sufficed. The session began with
Michelle guiding me into a relaxed state of mind, typical of what you’d
expect from any guided meditation or hypnotic induction. Within a few
minutes, I was fully relaxed, in what some people refer to as an altered
state of mind (the alpha or theta brainwave frequencies).
Michelle guided my imagination to a
place where I felt comfortable and safe. I chose a location where
there’s a field, a river, a big rock and a waterfall that I recalled
from my youth. She then had me sit on the rock by the waterfall and soak
in the sun from the top of that rock. I’ll admit that I was feeling
quite peaceful during the visualization, partly because I had actually
been to this place and sat on this rock under the sun many times in my
teens and twenties.
Following Michelle’s instructions, I
set the intention for a spirit guide or loved one in spirit to arrive.
Relatively quickly, a spiritual being became present in my imaginary
place, and I soon learned it was my father. He had passed in 1997 at the
age of 64. I was 35 at the time. But it wasn’t Michelle who identified
him to me; it was me who recognized my father and identified him to her.
Of course, being a medium, she probably knew who it was; but this was the
beginning of my training on how to connect with spirit on my own. And to
my astonishment, I started off doing quite well.
There was no question in my mind that
this being was my father. Since I’m primarily kinesthetic, meaning I
feel things before being visual or auditory, I “felt” his presence
beside me. Because I was imagining myself on this rock by the river, that
was the place of our reunion. And it truly felt as if I was really sitting
beside him because I could feel my father’s energy so intensely that
tears instantly began pouring down my face. Even more, I could feel his
penetrating love and adoration for me, in some ways stronger than I had
ever felt while he was alive. It was as if his energy was embracing my
It took everything I could muster to
be sure Michelle wasn’t aware of the intensity of my emotions, not for
any macho reason, but because I was testing her and did not want to
indicate how well things were going. I now know in hindsight that it
wouldn’t have affected the session one way or another, but this was
still early into the experience and I didn’t know where the session was
Besides feeling my father’s personal
energy beside me, I then got a visual in my mind as to what he looked
like. Surprisingly, he did not look the way I remembered him. Instead, he
showed himself to me as being in his mid-thirties. I was only six years
old when he was thirty-five and I just don’t have any memory of what he
looked like back then, except for a few photos I’ve seen. When I
questioned why he looked this way in my mind, I got a knowing deep within
me that this was the age that he felt most vibrant in life. I have no
doubt that it was my father who gave me this answer.
Because of my research in this field,
I was aware that spirits often show themselves to mediums at the age they
felt most vivacious and happy in life. But it caught me off guard when
this was how my father showed himself to me. Given that I’m not a medium
and that this whole experience began with my visualization of the field,
river, rock and waterfall, I expected to see him in his sixties since that
was how I usually pictured him in my memories. So I enjoyed this
unexpected consequence because it further verified that I was really in
direct contact with my father and not just imagining this whole
experience. If it were my imagination, I would surely have imagined him in
PHASE II: RECEIVING MESSAGES &
GUIDANCE FROM MY FATHER
WITH MICHELLE SKALETSKI-BOYD
As the session continued, my father
talked with Michelle, giving her some messages that I didn’t yet have
the ability to receive. I was thrilled just to feel and see my father (in
my mind’s eye) during this first session, but I needed more work to be
able to carry on a conversation with him, which I’m sure would require
more sessions. So, at this stage of the experience, he conveyed some
messages for me through Michelle.
Michelle told me that my father was
showing her an antique toy fire truck. Since my father bought and sold
antique toys in the last years of his life—specifically cars, trucks and
trains—I’d seen quite a few cast-iron fire trucks over the years. I
assumed the visual was given to convey something Michelle couldn’t have
known and something that had never come through in any other reading, so I
was impressed by that alone. But then I learned that the fire truck was
also related to some advice my father had for me.
Michelle said that my father
recommended I stop spending so much time putting out other people’s
fires. He said it was expending too much of my energy. And the message was
In the previous few weeks, a lot of
people had asked me to help them solve issues with which they were
dealing. And it was beginning to take its toll on me. In fact, the very
morning of this session, my wife, Melissa, said to me, “Bob, you really
have to stop putting out other people’s fires. It’s too stressful and
taking too much of your time. These people will find other ways to solve
their own problems.” Now, during this session, I had my father
expressing the exact same words through Michelle. It was pretty cool and I
knew they were right.
As an interesting aside, on the day I
had this session, an old college buddy of mine was visiting Melissa and I
for a couple days. Coincidentally, he’s a full-time fireman. Whether my
father used the fire truck symbol because of this or not, I’ll never
know and didn’t ask. It doesn’t really matter, of course; but it is
common for people in spirit to convey messages that are multilayered in
this way, as they have a higher perspective of all that’s going on in
our lives (and they seem to have a cleverness that shows up in just this
sort of manner).
PHASE III: FEELING MY FATHER’S
PRESENCE & TOUCH
WITH MICHELLE SKALETSKI-BOYD
Michelle’s mediumship regarding my
need to stop putting out other people’s fires was just further
validation that my father was aware of what is going on in my life. Furthermore,
I would guess that he had attempted to deliver this “other people’s
fires” message to me before, which I’m sure was frustrating to him
when I wasn’t getting it. In fact, I have no doubt there are many
messages he tries to get through to me that go unnoticed. Consequently,
following his advice, my father wanted to train me how to feel his
presence without being in a meditative state of mind.
Conceivably, if I were better able to
recognize his presence when my father was around in spirit, he would have
more success at guiding me in life. To accomplish this, he used Michelle
to facilitate this training.
To begin, my father purposely left my
energy field so I could feel his absence and then came back into my energy
field so I could identify his location in reference to my body. He was in
communication with Michelle during all this, so she told me when he was
gone so I could feel what that felt like. Then she told me when he
returned so I could also feel what that felt like and identify his
location around me.
With Michelle directing the exercise,
I had to say out loud if my father was in front of me, behind me, or to my
left or right side each time he came back into my energy field. It took me
a few tries to stop second-guessing myself, but I eventually did it.
Then my father increased the
difficulty. Now he stayed in my energy field but touched different parts
of my body, and I had to intuitively determine where he was touching me.
Again, I got a few wrong before I began to get the hang of it and really
know what it felt like to be touched by my father’s spirit. But once I
got it, the practice became fairly easy and fun.
Now I could feel my father’s
presence whenever he was around me. I had learned how to do this while in
a meditative state, but these exercises were training me to do it in a
normal state of mind too. Now that I knew what it felt like to have him
nearby, it would be easier to identify his presence from day to day, as
long as I wasn’t too much in my head and I had at least a little
awareness about me.
PHASE IV: DIRECTLY COMMUNICATING
WITH MY FATHER
WITH MICHELLE SKALETSKI-BOYD
In a final exercise, we set up a way
for my father to answer my questions whenever I felt the need for guidance
from him in my life. As with any person in spirit, all we need to do is
think of them and they will be aware of our thoughts. Because of this, we
can ask for guidance from our loved ones in spirit at any time. The tricky
part, however, is knowing how to receive their answers. And so this was
the purpose of the final lesson in my session with Michelle.
My father began by showing me a
baseball cap, which was meaningful because he loved watching the Red Sox
during his lifetime. This was a symbol that he chose to use, which I
initially saw in my mind’s eye and Michelle verified. Michelle was very
patient in allowing me to see this on my own rather than just tell it to
My father then explained to Michelle
that, in response to my yes or no questions, I would feel the sensation of
him placing the cap on my head or I wouldn’t. If I felt the sensation
following my question, it indicated his answer was “yes.” If I
didn’t feel the sensation following my question, it meant “no.” And
if I really needed verification of a “no” answer, I could simply ask
if his answer was “no” and he could respond by giving me the “yes”
sensation of putting the cap on my head. It was a pretty good system.
We initially practiced my father
placing the baseball cap on my head so I would get the feel for it, then
we practiced him answering some questions once I had it down. I could
undeniably feel the sensation on my scalp of a baseball cap being placed
on my head as we experimented. It was rather remarkable. Once we were
done, I now had a method for asking my father questions any time in my
life when I needed extra guidance. It was a wonderful gift.
The session soon came to a close. We
had accomplished a lot in less than an hour, and I was energetically
spent. I said “Goodbye for now” to my father, and then Michelle
brought me out of my meditative state.
We still had time to “process”
what had occurred, which meant talking about what I experienced and
getting her feedback on any questions I had. Michelle often likes to do
this processing a week or two after the session with most people because
they have so many more questions once they’ve had a few days to think
about the experience, which I agree is a good idea.
COMMENTS & CONCLUSIONS ABOUT MY
WITH MICHELLE SKALETSKI-BOYD
I couldn’t be more enthusiastic
about my experience with Michelle. The connection I experienced with my
father was so real that it felt more physical than mental. My father’s
energy—especially his love and adoration for me—made my entire body
It reminded me of the time I found a
cassette tape of an answering machine message my father had left before
his passing. When I happened upon the recording years later, the sound of
his voice affected me in a visceral manner that was totally unexpected,
like I had found a piece of my soul that had been missing. As amazing as
that was, this reunion with my father during my session with Michelle was
much more compelling.
What I also love about Michelle’s
work is that she empowers people to communicate with their loved ones in
spirit without the interpretation of a medium. No one is going to
interpret messages from your loved ones more accurately than yourself.
Think about it; even in terms of the
living, when someone takes a phone message from someone you know really
well, the messenger often interprets the message inaccurately. They might
say, “Jane wants you to call her at Jim’s.” But knowing that neither
you nor Jane know anyone named Jim, you’re likely to figure out that
what Jane really said was to call her at the gym, because she works at a
This happens just as easily—probably
more easily—when a medium is taking the message from spirit. But if
you’re getting the message directly, as Michelle teaches people to do in
these sessions, there is less chance of misinterpretation because you know
the person on the other end of the line (in this case, in spirit) better
than the medium knows them.
Finally, the best aspect of
Michelle’s work, in my opinion, is that you can learn how to communicate
with your loved ones in spirit once and then always know how to connect
with them no matter where you are. It’s that old adage about giving
someone a fish or teaching them to fish. Michelle teaches people how to do
this so that they are not solely reliant upon others for their spirit
This is not going to eliminate the
need for mediums, of course. There are still plenty of reasons for getting
a reading with one. But this is an alternate way to connect with your
deceased loved ones, and it has it’s own unique benefits and appeals.
And as I mentioned at the beginning, it takes you to a new level in your
spiritual growth, a level that can only be obtained by “experiential”
sessions that lead to knowing. So I highly recommend it to anyone seeking
this type of enjoyable and enlightening experience.
Michelle Skaletski-Boyd works with
people all over the world by telephone. She offers the type of session I
described above, but also helps people with their spiritual growth in
other ways, as well. Because you get the opportunity to personally
experience your sessions with Michelle, instead of referring to herself as
a medium, she calls herself an Intuitive Transpersonal Hypnotherapist.
After all, these sessions are more likened to hypnotherapy than
mediumship, since Michelle only uses her clairaudient ability to
facilitate your experience.
Be sure to visit her website for more
information. And contact Michelle before she is booked up for months,
since that tends to happen after I’ve written about someone. Just tell
Michelle that you read about her in Bob Olson’s article and that you’d
like to have a similar experience as mine.