Questions and Answers – by Physic Medium John Holland

John Holland, is an internationally renowned psychic medium. Some of the books he has authored are ‘Born Knowing, Physic Navigator, 101 Ways to Jump-Start Your Intuition, and Power of the Soul. In this book ‘The Spirit Whisper’ he has answered some of the frequently asked questions. You can refer to the details of this book in the menu “Books” under the category “Evidence of Life After Earthly Life”.

 Here I have selected some questions and the answers given by him.

Question:  Are there different levels in the Spirit World?

Answer:   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.

Question: Are there bad spirits, and if so, do they come to you?

Answer: In all the years I’ve done this work, I’m blessed to be able to say that I’ve yet to connect with a malevolent spirit or energy. I have a strong code of ethics in the way I run my own life, so it goes without saying that I strongly believe in the saylng “Like attracts like.” I work for the highest good, consider myself a child of God, and believe in a Higher Power; therefore, I wouldn’t attract this type of energy. I’m not that keen to call them “bad spirits,” as I’d rather refer to them as spirits that exist at a lower vibration and dwell in the lower spheres of the Spirit World. They’re just farther away from the Divine Source, so it will take longer for them to reach a higher level.

Question:  Are the spirits connected to us all the time?

Answer:  Here in the physical world, your family and friends aren’t around you 24/7, but when there’s a crisis or emergency, they’re there when you need them. Well, it’s just the same way with your family and friends on the Other-Side. They often know what’s going on in your life and try to let you know they are there for you, whether it’s for love, guidance, hope, or even inspiration.

I’m convinced that few people actually realize just how much energy it takes for those who have passed to lower their vibration and make a connection to this physical plane. As a result, it’s not something they’re going to want to be doing all the time. I believe that they have their own learning to do over there and need time to grow and progress, which is why those who have recently passed often need time before they’re ready to connect to the living.

Questions:  Do you call the dead to you?

Answer:  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 ones 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!

Just such a situation happened recently when I sat with a client named Vivian who had great trouble walking, so I agreed to go to her home. I arrived, and she put me in her mother’s room, sat me in her chair, and even made sure her mom’s photos were all around me. Did she get her mother? You guessed it – no. However, a woman did come through for Vivian – a friend of hers. As I started to describe her to Vivian, she screamed, “What do you want?!” while looking up at the ceiling. It turned out that ever since Vivian had lost her mom, she’d been a bit of a recluse. In the reading, her friend had come through to say that she was with her and wished she’d visit her other friends. I don’t choose the spirits – they choose me and will often come through, not with the message you want to hear, but one you probably need to hear.

Question:  What happens if one of my parents reincarnates before I go over to the Other-Side? Does that mean one or both won’t be there when it’s my time to pass?

Answer: The best way I can describe this is an analogy that my colleague and medium Gordon Smith offered. Look at it this way. The soul is multidimensional. Imagine  me as a computer, and with the computer is a hard drive which is the oversoul. The oversoul is the bigger part of our soul. The program known as “John Holland” is currently playing, and when this program is finished (that is, when I pass away) the program will go back into the hard drive (oversoul), and another program from the hard drive will come forth and play out.  So the program that is known as “John Holland,” the personality and all the memories that I lived here in that lifetime, will always be in the oversoul. So have no fear, the loved ones you knew and loved here – will always be on the Other-Side waiting to greet you.

There are many levels to the soul, and as I’ve said many times before, the soul is multidimensional. All our lifetimes as a certain individual are stored in the oversoul, so a certain program should be fully accessible to a medium.

‘The Flower People’ – Evidence of Past Life

Many things have been said about reincarnation. After some reading and from the evidences given (not proof) I too beginning to ponder whether some of the special talents  some of them poses in this life  are inherited from the previous lives. One of the best evidences of reincarnation could be referred in the book “Children Who Remember Previous Lives” by Ian Stevenson, M.D. It is said that children especially between the ages of two and five seem to remember their previous lives. Normally when they are above seven the memories are said to fade.

Carol Bowman who hold M.S. in counselling is also an author, therapist and has been studying on reincarnation. She has also authored the book ‘Return from Heaven’.  I found this book interesting. To know more about this book  you can refer to  the menu ‘Books’  – sub heading ‘Reincarnation’.

In another book ‘Children’s Past Lives’ – How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child,  Carol Bowman  shares her own and her children’s past life regression experiences under Norman (a Hypnotherapist) and that she eventually started carrying out past life regressions on her own. Below is one of the results of past life regression which she has carried out.


The Flower People

 Amanda Dickey, was eleven when I regressed her. She had particularly vivid recall of an Englishwoman by the name  Elizabeth C. (she couldn’t remember the last name) who, lived in London with her mother and brother in the mid-1800s. Elizabeth would often sit in a garden near her townhouse and talk to the “flower people,” little spirits who came out from behind the flowers and advised her whenever she had a problem in her life. Elizabeth wrote stories about these “flower people,” which were published in a London newspaper and became quite popular as a serial. She married and had a son. Widowed at an  early age, she and her son emigrated to America. She continued  to support herself with her writing until she died of a disease Amanda couldn’t identify. Her life was marred only by an irreconcilable quarrel she had with her brother.

 I was curious about Elizabeth. Was she someone we could trace? I asked Amanda if Elizabeth had published any books.  According to Amanda, her stories had only been serialized in newspapers. That sounded authentic: I recalled that serializing  stories was very common in the nineteenth century because books  were too expensive for most people. Would Amanda have known this as an eleven-year-old? The rest of Amanda’s story rang true as well; the details of her life as Elizabeth were realistic and came to her readily. And it resonated with present-day Amanda. Who , does have an uncanny facility with words.

But “flower people” – where had that come from? Amanda, down-to-earth and sophisticated, was embarrassed by this seemingly incongruous embellishment to the story. I decided it was probably a fantasy fragment. Norman Inge (Hypnotherapist)  had taught me that fragments of fantasy, or present-life experience, sometimes seep into the stream of past life recall because, as he explained, past life recall is filtered through the subconscious mind, the repository of all stored memory from this and other lives. It is not leakproof. But, he warned, don’t let one inconsistency throw you , into thinking the whole thing is fantasy if the rest seems true.  Evaluate the story as a whole. With Amanda, the rest  the story,  felt and sounded genuine, so I accepted it as true, not wanting to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Later, that year Amanda won a writing contest in her school.  When I congratulated her, I said. “See. you do have this talent  from the past, don’t you.” Amanda just rolled her eyes at me and laughed nervously. She still wasn’t sure about the regression, especially the “flower people.”  

Amanda and her family moved out of state the next year. She and Sarah (Carol Bowman’s daughter) stayed in touch, visiting each other during school vacations. This gave me the opportunity to follow her progress as a writer. She said she wrote short stories and poetry all the time and had joined the literary magazine at school. She admitted to me once that she still pondered her memory of Elizabeth, the writer in her past.

Almost five years after her regression, Amanda wrote to me with a most unusual epilogue:

“One of the strangest incidents happened to me about a year  ago on my vacation in England. I had never been to England before. When my parents and I got off the plane at London airport, we got a cab to our hotel. Our cab driver was extremely talkative and was willing to talk about anything. As we passed the first street of townhouses, my mother commented on all of the flower gardens. The driver told us that almost everyone in London had a garden. He said that Londoners used gardening as a way to escape from the pressures of their lives and that he, and, other people he knew, liked to talk to the flower people in their gardens. My jaw dropped. And my eyes nearly popped out of my head when heard that. Flower people, I thought. What a coincidence”.   

Do our Pets contact us after their earthly life?

Dr Ann Redding was trained to think as a scientist and taught biology for twenty-seven years at Ventura College in California. After years of studying and teaching biology, she distrusted what could not be proven, and viewed paranormal events – mediumistic activity, out-of-body experiences, visions, past-life regression, telepathy – as amusing occurrences or figments of someone’s active imagination. But then her own otherworldly experiences proved far too startlingly real to dismiss, and prompted took beyond the limits of “explainable” science.

After visitations from two of deceased dogs, she made the decision to honour beloved pets everywhere by compiling a collection of true stories from pet owners who had experienced after death contracts with their animals. Together with the help of Ann Campbell, Dr. Redding wrote “Tails Beyond: True stories of Our Immortals Pets”.

Here is one of the extract of the stories as narrated by the author Karen an artist who paints mostly in watercolour, with animals being her favourite subjects.

“I purchased my first ,   Abyssinian cat from a local breeder, who chose one of the kittens for me. He was not show quality, but I could not have been happier with my new, ruddy companion whom I named Corky. He was three months old  – affectionate, playful, inquisitive, and  gorgeous!

In no time, I grew to feel closer to Corky than any other living creature, and I honestly believe he felt the same way about me. When Corky was three, I purchased another Abyssinian cat, Dandy. Just as I had hoped, the cats quickly became buddies. One of their favourite places to play was a beach close to my house. They would run and chase each other along the sand until they were almost too tired to move. After a brief rest, the feline pals would wade into the bay to hunt for fish. It always brought me joy to see them cavorting together!

Despite his prowess as a hunter, Corky had a loving disposition and an endearing habit that earned him the nickname “Velcro Cat.” Whenever I moved around the house, cleaning, vacuuming, doing the laundry or other chores, Corky would wrap his front legs around  my neck and press his little belly tightly against my chest. As he was holding on, he would rub his head against me. If anyone pulled him off, Corky would cling to that person in exactly the same way. It didn’t matter whom he was stuck to, Corky was truly one serious  Velcro Cat!

Abyssinians are prone to liver disease, and unfortunately, Corky plagued with problem. He was on medication or another throughout most his life.  I know that Corky would never get better, and that he should be euthanized. I chose to have him experience this inevitable transition at home, and I made sure that Corky’s running and fishing companion, Dandy, had a chance to see the body. My grief was almost unbearable. Then, just a year later, I lost Dandy, too.

About two years after Corky passed away, I began to be aware of a recurring dream about him, but I suspect that less intense versions of the same dream had occurred earlier. As time went on, the dream became more vivid, occurring every few weeks over a period of four years. At  first, the dream was a nightmare. It would begin with Corky jumping on my bed and walking toward me. Suddenly I would imagine that Dandy and my  other deceased cats were still alive, but that I had forgotten to feed them. I would be rushing around trying to find food for them just before I woke up. A terrible guilty feeling burdened me until I realized it was just a dream.

Eventually, the dream no longer included the part about not feeding the cats, but Corky’s jumping on bed and walking toward me remained. The dream was short but powerful. One  day I was determined to wake up in time to see and talk to him before he left. The next morning as expected, here came Corky.  As he jumped onto the bed, I felt it shake, and I even heard the sheets move with each step he took toward me.  Just as I had planned, I forced myself to wake up  and sat bolt upright, expecting  to see Corky or at least the indentations in the sheets. Even though I did not see him or  the marks  on the sheets, I felt his presence. I felt so blessed to have this visitation that I quickly thanked him over and over again.

After that, I never had the dream again. I had dreamt it every few weeks for four years, and suddenly it was gone! I believe that when I spoke to Corky and acknowledged his visitation, he knew that I had finally received his message. He had come to soothe my grief and let me know that he still existed. Once I acknowledged him, he said his goodbye for now and “I love you”.  I loved dreaming about him because it comforted me and make me feel as if we were together again. But I understand that there is no need for Corky to keep coming back. He knows that I finally got the  message. Corky has, moved on to “dance the spiral,” in the beautiful place where, I believe, all living thIngs go after they die. Corky and  I are still bound by the deep love we shared for one another, and I believe we will be together again some day.

Quotes on Life After Earthly Life

“I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now. 
– by Normal Vincent Peale

“Of course you don’t die. Nobody dies. Death does not exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world. 
– by Henry Miller

“Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
– by Rossiter W. Raymond

“The story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
– by  Helen Hayes

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
– by Helen Keller

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
– by James Matthew Barrie

“Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation.
– by  Wayne Dyer

“Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
– by Kahlil Gibran

“What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning.
– by Carl Jung (1875-1961)

“Death is only a level crossing from one life to another, from life in its beginnings to life in full achievements. From this incomplete life to that transformed one.
by Raoul Plus (1882-1958)

“Death is the greatest illusion of all.
– by Osho Rajneesh (1931-1990)

“Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
– by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)