Welcome to this installment of The Wellness Universe’s ‘A Conversation With …’ interview series! Each week, we will feature interviews from some of our amazing WU World Changers so you can learn about who they are as a person, their profession, mission, and their why!’
Welcome to A Conversation with Joy Andreasen –
Psychic Medium, Author, Shamanic Energy Healer.
The Wellness Universe directory is a resource and community filled with Change-Makers, we call WU World-Changers (Wellness Universe World-Changers). Today we want to introduce you to our member, Joy Andreasen.
Hello Joy, will you please tell us about yourself?
Hi Everyone! My name is Joy Andreasen, and I give and receive messages from the Spirit World. I also bring healing to people’s souls that sometimes manifests as physical healing as well. I teach spiritual and energy healing techniques and write stories and articles about spiritual subjects. I am also a regular person who, at the moment, goes to work every day, goes to the gym, maybe not as much as I used to, who has a husband, a child, two stepchildren, and three grandchildren. I love to go hiking, spend time in nature, meditate, I love to run, although I can’t do it as much as I would like, I like going to the beach, and just, generally enjoys life.
Joy, what is it that inspires you?
Life inspires me. I am truly inspired by everything that exists. I sometimes receive messages from rocks, or plants, or songs on the radio. I believe that everything and everyone that comes in and out of our life is a gift and a possible message from Spirit.
Will you please tell us what you call yourself and explain what it is that you do?
I have given this a lot of thought and my favorite thing to call myself is a spirit communicator. I believe that everything has a spirit and that we are all connected to the world of spirit and to one another so that opens the door to giving and receiving messages from the land under our feet to great grandma on the other side to the family cat to our own soul.
How exactly does that help someone?
All of us at one time or another needs a message from our own soul to let us know we are on the right track. Or maybe we need some closure with someone on the other side. Or maybe we need to know if this decision or that decision is going to be helpful to our soul’s path. We all need encouragement. We need to know that we are okay, and everything is going to be all right. Maybe we just feel like something is off and we are not sure what it is. Any or all of these things can be helpful when we are feeling out of sorts or unclear about some issue we are having in our lives.
Why are you so passionate about communicating with Spirit?
Hmmm. I think it is almost an obsession. I have always had this longing to communicate with Higher Wisdom. I think when we are in the earth realm, we sometimes get so bogged down with the heaviness here and we need to remember what it is like there and receive wisdom, or guidance or peace. We also need to be okay with our life, no matter what we are going through. I don’t think I would feel whole without this connection to the Spirit World. It is just so much a part of who I am.
Did any specific life experience prompt you to follow this path?
Well, I was born into fundamentalist Christian faith. My daddy was a minister when I was really small. All of my uncles on my dad’s side were ministers, my aunts and some of my cousins were either ministers or married to ministers, so I guess I was just born a spiritual person. Over time, my thoughts evolved into actually communicating with this world of Spirit. I went through a crisis of faith at one point in my life and what remained was this longing to communicate messages from the spirit world.
How long have you been doing this?
I actually learned to give messages from Spirit in church, through the gift of prophecy. Then I went through the crisis of faith and turned it off for several years. I would say about twenty years or so in one form or another I have been giving and receiving messages, but really, I guess in some way all of my life in some form I have been hearing from Spirit.
Will you share a story of how you have made a difference in someone’s life?
I have a couple of favorite stories. I had a coworker who was having tremendous stomach pains. She had been to the doctor and they couldn’t find anything wrong with her. One day she came to me at work and asked if I could help. Obviously, I was working so at lunch I went out and sat in my car and received a message from her stillborn baby that she had lost over twenty years before. After lunch, I went inside and told her that she would have to come to my house after work to get the message. After I gave her the message her stomach pain went away, and it has never returned. I have lots of stories like that!
What’s next on the horizon for you?
I am hoping to retire from my day job soon and give messages full time. I have written a couple of books I am going to attempt to either get published or self- publish. I just want to continue to communicate with the Spirit world and relay the messages they give me. I just love doing it and I want to continue!
Thank you so much for sharing today, Joy! Do you have any final thoughts?
The biggest advice I can give to people is just to enjoy your life and cultivate joy. Find joy in whatever you find to do. Don’t think if you are spiritual that you have to make a living doing it. Every breath can be your spiritual work. We have to be out there in the world where people are. They are not going to all go looking for a spirit communicator. But everyone needs to go to the grocery store or the Post Office. Just be a blessing wherever you are.