Englane Read is a 35-year-old British psychic-medium. She identifies as a bisexual, multiracial (i.e., English, Filipino, and Spanish), cisgender female. In addition, she is an accomplished musician, who has played reputed musical events such as the Isle of Wight Festival. Finally, she is a devoted life partner, friend, and has a lust for life. I'm honored to call her a Soul Sister and give you the opportunity to get to know her better.
When did you first notice that you had psychic, intuitive, mediumship, and/or healing abilities? How did you feel about it at the time?
I first noticed my extra sensory abilities in 2003, when the Spirit of a famous rock star visited me and stayed with me for a while and played their music in my head all the time! Being that I’m a huge fan of the person I honestly, genuinely thought I was losing my mind! Even my friends were worried about me! But that initial experience taught me a lot.
Did you have any religious or spiritual beliefs prior to being aware of your abilities?
I was raised Catholic, but I certainly wouldn’t class myself as one! I’ve always believed in the Afterlife and Spirit.
How have your religious or spiritual beliefs evolved?
I’m definitely the most spiritual now than I have ever been. Loving the continuous journey - a learning curve, to say the least!
Have you come out about your abilities? If so, what has the response been?
I haven’t fully come out about my psychic-mediumship abilities yet, but I am certainly getting there! I’m getting braver about sharing certain things, definitely. So far the response has been positive and people have been intrigued and asked me about it, which I think is nice.
How has having these abilities affected your relationships with family members, friends, romantic partners, etc.?
I am very lucky to have extremely loving and supportive parents who are extremely open minded, and my partner has been amazing about it, too!
In your opinion, what are some of the misconceptions people have about psychics, mediums, and other highly intuitive individuals?
It really bothers me that people tend to tar us all with the same brush, in the sense that we are all ‘fake’ and/or scamming people. Also, it’s not a given that we can “see into the future!” Stereotypes!
What have been the greatest joys of having spiritual abilities?
Being visited by and able to communicate with an array of different spirits, famous, non famous, family and friends that have passed, etc. It’s a beautiful, comforting thing.
What have been the greatest challenges of having spiritual abilities?
Having TRUST and FAITH in my abilities and not just shrugging them off or thinking “it’s all in my head.” Also, unfortunately - being worried about what certain people might think, and being laughed at and criticised.
What are some of the best and worst experiences that you’ve had with spirits or other preternatural beings?
I’ve had some absolutely mind blowing experiences with Spirit, positive and negative ones, but I view them all as positive for being able to sense/hear/see them at all!
What do you think the afterlife is like?
One hell of a party!
Do you fear or embrace death?
I fear the way I might die and the feeling of it, but I embrace going over to the other side!
Do you think that people can carry on relationships with loved ones in Spirit?
Oh, absolutely! Without a doubt. You simply cannot break energy. We are everlasting.
What are your thoughts about grief?
It is truly one of the worst things that we can ever feel, or go through. One of the worst things about death, in general. But time does indeed help to heal.
What has facilitated your personal, spiritual growth?
Well, practice makes perfect, but it’s also SO important to be able to talk about and share your different experiences with other psychic mediums! Invaluable, in fact.
What do you do for self-care?
I love to relax and unwind, pamper myself with long luxury baths & products, eat good food, and sleep! I love my sleep!
What boundaries do you have when it comes to your work with spirits and clients?
Hmm... I haven’t really had any clients yet so it’s hard to say really. But I would never do anything that made me feel unsettled or uncomfortable!
Where do you see the spiritual/metaphysical field evolving?
Hopefully it will evolve so much that it’s many people’s reality and normality, one day!
Where can people find you and your work?
Or just look me up on Facebook!
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Englane!
You’re very welcome, sweet Soul Sister!