As we approach the 11th month of the year, we often comment on how time flies by. This year is no exception. November brings an important event in our annual journey: Remembrance Day. It's an opportunity to honour our fallen soldiers who displayed courage and dignity to secure our freedom. If only today's world leaders recognised the significance of such acts, one wonders where we might be now – in a realm of peace, harmony, and an enlightened life journey perhaps.
Regrettably, that's not the current reality. Thus, I invite us all to collectively send healing to those who are currently suffering. Losing someone doesn't change our feelings for them, nor does it alleviate the guilt or pain of unanswered questions about their departure. We often pray, talk, and hope that they are with us, guiding us through our personal struggles, wishing we could have done things differently. While we can't alter the past, living in the present allows us to shape our future with those still by our side, creating loving memories.
I eagerly anticipate travelling around the country this coming month to serve churches and centres on behalf of the spirit.
Always remember how much you are loved. Selfless acts of kindness enable you to stay true to your authentic self without worrying about upsetting those who may not recognise your self-worth.
I'm excited to see you at my events and encourage you to remember our weekly Open Circles. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Mr P. 💞
As September gracefully recedes into our past and we step forward into the embrace of autumn, our daily routines are poised for a transformation. The nights grow longer, coaxing some of us into the cosy embrace of hibernation, where the simple joys of being at home take centre stage. This presents a rare and invaluable opportunity for us to nurture our mind, body, and spirit—a respite from the relentless demands of our daily lives. Balancing these obligations can be a challenging feat, and the word "No" often feels like an unattainable luxury. I empathise first-hand with the difficulty of using that two-letter word. However, it's essential to understand that attending to our own needs is not a selfish act. Rather, it equips us to be a wellspring of resilience and support for those we hold dear and those who rely on us.
Remember to pause and reflect, to find equilibrium, and to release any unwanted energies that may obstruct our path forward. Give yourself the gift of a tranquil five minutes, to sit comfortably and allow the spirit world to gently enter your realm, providing solace as you navigate the journey of grief, coping, and healing in the absence of your loved ones' physical presence.
Regardless of what others may convey, it is perfectly acceptable to miss them profoundly. It's permissible to experience anger and sorrow when the realisation dawns that you won't have the chance to see them once more—to capture the memory of their smiles, to exasperatingly scold their endearing yet unreasonable quirks, but, most importantly, to share an enduring embrace that reassures us that everything will indeed be okay.
I eagerly anticipate our upcoming events and extend my heartfelt gratitude to both Catherine and Helen for their invaluable contributions in ensuring smooth operations behind the scenes.
With warmth and affection,
Mr P. 💞
Pietro Politano is a spiritual medium based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, who is known for his ability to connect with the spirits of those who have passed away. While he is able to provide comfort and closure to those who are grieving through his readings, it is important to note that he is not a grief counsellor. In situations where Pietro feels that his client needs additional support, he will signpost them to professional grief counsellors. These counsellors are trained to provide support and guidance to those who are grieving, and can help them work through their emotions and find ways to cope with their loss. They can also provide more in-depth support for those who are struggling with complicated grief, or for those who have other underlying mental health issues that may be affecting their ability to cope with their loss.
Pietro recognises that grief is a complex and multifaceted process, and that it can manifest in different ways for different people. While he can provide messages of love and reassurance from their loved ones who have passed, which can help his clients find peace and closure, he understands that this may not be enough for everyone.
It is important to note that Pietro's work as a medium should not replace professional counselling or therapy. He works together with other professionals to ensure that his clients receive the best possible care and support.
Dear friends, it’s been a while since my last blog. I hope you are all well and smiling.
Our lives have endured many challenges in recent times, giving us a rollercoaster ride of emotions that in turn has had a profound impact on many things in our daily lives, some of which we may not have fully accepted or appreciated at the time.
Taking for granted the very nature of freedom that in part Mother Nature provides us freely with no barriers or expectations. Thus, carrying on our busy day. We still feel that we can continue in this orderly manner.
No one is better or worse off than us for we all experience different emotions and although we may be empathetic towards the situation, can we truly endure the same path as another soul?
With that question in mind I give you this...
I asked spirit how our fellow friends coped with the Spanish Flu in 1918. How did they bring optimism out of fear and hope in their time of terror?
Although no one is exempt from being affected by COVID-19, I wonder how serious people see it?
World leaders have taken different views putting many people at risk at times, even showing their emotions at their failures of protecting the very people who placed them in power to protect them.
A human loss can never be quantified in a statistic or graph. We are not numbers but a being of truth - where livelihoods have been affected in all walks of life.
The impact is not a short ride, it encompasses everything that we have ever valued and explored prior to the pandemic. It shows how delicate the circle of life is.
Spirit shared these thoughts with us...
“By the willingness of the people, the strength and acceptance of personal responsibility will evolve many avenues of self-development and togetherness. This may occur once one has understood the true value of life itself, it’s impact on decision making and it’s legacy they would like to leave behind. Like the weather, where winds turn into rain and a rainbow appears after the storm.
“A new chapter will then be born adapting to the circle of life.”
“Mankind will call a return to the a new world where expressions of the new norm will bring closure to the heartaches you have endured during this period, healing the wounds of so many passings, the mental stability of your feelings, to what you may see as the physical contact such as hugs, smiles and even a simple handshakes masked away by masks and regulations your head of states have placed.
“We endeavour to help the souls during this period of transformation, trust, believe and seek.”
On a personal note friends, the above are things I miss terribly during my one to one sessions.
Often our loved ones in spirit want to convey support, love and encouragement to us. A simple hug may bring reassurance that everything will be okay, for we are not judged, and they help us in our path.
They won’t tell us what we should do. They may share an expression on the issue but it is our own personal responsibility to ensure we take note from our experiences and learn to accept things for what they truly are. Being the best we can be at that very moment in time, living for today, sharing the memories we had with our loved ones, bringing together peace, hope and happiness to our families.
A mammoth task, one when accomplished will be felt for future generations to come. May spirit always shine in your paths friends, with love, compassion and opportunities.
Love Mr P & Co
Hello friends, it’s been a while since I last wrote to you. First of all, I hope you are all doing well. Time goes by like the wind; so many changes in such a small space of time.
Spiritual Awakenings was due to celebrate its 5th birthday on the 1st of July, with the opening of the new premises to be shared with everyone, sittings being offered and allowing the spirit world to enchant us with their presence once again. I was excited with my new Centre and raring to go after my brief hiatus due to COVID. Unfortunately, the unseen word had other ideas; a completely different path to which I thought I was on. One that I have accepted with difficulty during the roller-coaster ride I endured. I experienced many different emotions and feelings during that period, which should have been a happy time. The experience made me see things in a different light, whilst pushing my own beliefs beyond the boundaries I once knew.
I would like to share with you what happened with my health and spiritual being recently which kept me from you for so long and stopped our anniversary celebrations.
On the 30th June, I attended hospital for a day procedure - nothing to worry about, as I had undergone it once before and I had no fear of it. Laughing and chatting to the nurses, and other medical staff, I trotted to the theatre room feeling upbeat - sensing spirit and my loved ones. I remember, whilst they were anaesthetising me, I asked for my spirit team to look after me, smiling at them whilst I was closing my eyes. For people who know me, they would tell you that I place trust in the unseen world over anything I am told. They have never let me down and I had no suspicion that anything drastic would happen. How wrong was I?
Whist in the recovery room, something went physically wrong and I ended up in ICU for a period of time before moving onto a Ward. At the point where Barnsley felt I need more care than they could provide, they moved me to Sheffield Hallam, where I stayed in L1 & L2. In all that time, I saw seven Consultants and Doctors, an army of Nurses and other medical professionals.
What happened? What went wrong? But the bigger question, why was I abandoned by the souls I placed trust in to look after me?
I wasn't thinking straight. Pumped full of drugs, I was unable to apply logic as I had never experienced anything like this before. I felt scared, hurt and let down by Spirit - questioning their existence. How could I place trust in them again? I cried myself to sleep on many nights whilst in the hospital and felt lonely and vulnerable. I couldn't see a way forward. I was cross with them. Why had they left me in this state, what did I do to create this environment? I felt deserted with no explanation.
Looking back now, I see what my spirit team were doing. Basically they were testing my faith in a situation that was out of my control, to see if I would come through having a deeper understanding of a world we seek to communicate with in many different ways, and to acknowledge their existence because back in October 2019, they told my close group that I would be placed in this position.
Even though everything I had known to understand about spirit, and my belief, was challenged I now recognise that it was their essence that carried me through those weeks because somehow in my darkest moments of weakness, mentally and physically, I was still able to be the link between earth and the unseen world. In fact, during my many horrendous episodes which were outside of my control, with eyes rolling back I was giving messages to the Nurses that were looking after me, often not knowing on many occasions what I was saying yet they were agreeing with the information I was relaying to them. How could this be at all possible? I was in no fit state emotionally and physically to remember what I was doing, yet somehow I was placing a smile, not only on their faces but on mine too. A sense of hope and faith started to open, giving peace to the very people who were nursing me better.
Towards the latter end of my hospital stay, I would sit in my chair and talk to the individual Nurses about the unseen world. I was not there to preach my own belief system on them, to mind-read or to be a charlatan (some were sceptics with a scientific mind), yet somehow we ended up with a mutual understanding.
I was not cross with Spirit any more. Seeing reason, I was eternally in debt with them - they didn't abandon me, they didn't fob me off leaving me to my own devices. They were by my side with every recovery step. Without judgment or annoyance they saw me grow spiritually and took me into their care. To this day I believe that without their divine intervention I would not be here to write this.
This experience has made me realise that although not everyone agrees or believes in the spirit world - they may dismiss every piece of evidence given to them and they have every the right in doing so - as we endeavour to explore our own beliefs and values, it should never be stripped by forcing one's view over another. I do believe, however, we can never take away the essence that is felt in our soul. It cannot be recreated by a machine, it cannot be bought in a supermarket and sometimes it cannot be explained but we know we have felt it. We are energy that can never be destroyed or lost. It will progress as we move towards new paths. It is the gift of mortality that allows us to experience the very essence we are afraid of, death. We cannot change our final destination but we can build on the journey by allowing our minds to accept different challenges, having hope and faith in our hearts.
Finally as COVID19 may have changed the way we interact as individuals and we a whole society, the love we have for our family, friends and others in spirit is much empathised by the very memories we hold of them.
I feel wholeheartedly grateful and hope that I will be able to support you individually and your families in giving you reassurance that the spirit world has not left us behind. Although we have personal responsibility to ensure we fulfil our lives with opportunities we still need confirmation that we are watched over and supported in our time of need.
I would like extend my deepest gratitude to family, friends and everyone who sent me healing during my darkest moments. Everyone on ICU UNIT, Ward 30, L1 and L2, for your laughter and tears, for your banter, understanding and care given to me. Helen, for managing the Spiritual Awakenings in my absence - you’re an Earth Angel. And finally Linda Pickup, I will never forget your show of care and experience during this period.
I extend a very warm welcome to each and everyone of you, Its hard to believe that Spiritual Awakenings is 5 years old on the 1st of July 2020 - a mile stone achievement that was only possible with the support, love and dedication from yourselves. I hope that you are all well and smiling as always.
I would like to share with you our breaking news. We have now moved in to new premises - still in the heart of Barnsley. I'm looking forward to sharing new memories with you.
This period of uncertainty has challenged our on going pattern of behaviour, placing new
prospective in our journeys that lay ahead. It has not been easy to go through this journey, some of us alone and isolated from the people we love and care for. COVID19 is changing the way we see and do things during our daily lives. Placing our trust in the people who govern us. Seeing how different leaders have taken on the challenge to combat this awful virus has been interesting. Using interpretation and values to their own personal understanding of the issues they are confronted with, some have come together where others have taken the view to further use power to control people.
Many passings could have been avoided. Having spoken to my spirit team, asking so many questions regarding the situation I am told that they are always there supporting us, guiding us, and helping us heal during the period of uncertainty. The lives we have lost the spirit world has gained an army of Angels to help us unify the power of human kindness.
Friends, I believe that one of the most beautiful gifts we often share with people is the human touch; a simple hug, can give us reassurance that everything will turn out OK. Unfortunately this has not been able to happen and technology has so far slotted in to its place allowing us to be connected. Personally I don’t believe this has the same effect on us, however it has strengthened the importance of our basic need, that our basic human instincts is to protect, care and show love towards the people around us.
During this period, I have myself been affected on many different levels both emotionally and physically. Shedding tears, sadness and frustrations does not make me weak but I have taken comfort that the spirit world has been closer to me than ever. No one could have ever predicted this scenario. My faith and hope in the unseen world has given me the opportunity to look at things right here, right now - turning sadness into optimism and opportunities allowing growth to come within.
It is not easy, my friends, and it's still work in progress. However, I know wholeheartedly that there is the light at the end of the tunnel, not taking for granted what has been around me and how I got here.
Looking ahead, there will be many challenges, not only in my personal life as we all have that common sense of loss, but how Spiritual Awakenings will transform itself in this period for everyone to access the support and loved shared by all who attend.
I always allow spirit to inspire me to support and help you individually. I take comfort and am truly humbled by the love and care you have shown towards me and your peers at the centre.
I look forward to welcoming you all in our new premises.
Love and light x
Last week I was asked to preside over the funeral of a good friend. It was a wish she had asked of me many months ago and sadly brought forward due to a terminal illness. Whilst this was certainly a sombre occasion for all, I was only too happy to do this because I wanted to make sure her family and friends were able to partake in the best final journey possible. Unfortunately, Covid-19 played it's part. The ceremony inside the crematorium was limited to a small number of people but that didn't stop her wider circle of family and friends from attending. They congregated outside to watch and listen to my service outside, socially distanced and safe.
With this in mind, and with the current pandemic in full swing, I wanted to talk to you about funerals. The loss of a loved one will bring big changes to you, your family and friends and trying to come to terms with your loss may bring many challenging emotions, shock, fear, anger, regret, relief and love. But the finality of a funeral can sometimes bring peace. It's a chance to celebrate the life of the person, to understand them a little more and put their lives into perspective with the bigger world around them. And it's up to the person who delivers the service to make sure they are able to weave together a tapestry of their life, using information gathered from others.
For my friends funeral, I spent time with the family prior to the service and built a relationship - listening to wishes, hearing stories and memories and tried to gain a true picture of her as a person outside of my own knowledge. I took great care composing a truly uplifting service which was totally unique and, I believe, reflected her true character and nature, so I was able to accurately convey her to others.
This funeral isn't the first I've delivered and I certainly hope it's not my last. This is a celebration and to be asked to capture the life of a loved one with respect, to highlight their life, to aid reflection and support others through one of the most difficult days of their own lives, is an absolute honour.
Love and light.