Lessons from Walter Mackichen
Working with the late Walter Makichen, world-renowned clairvoyant medium and author of Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You’re Meant to Have, was one of the highlights of my life.
I had the honor and privilege of working with him for several years before his passing. He is the reason I work with spirit babies. Before meeting Walter, I had no idea I was able to connect with spirit babies and their shared core desires in such a deep fashion.
Walter was a very gentle soul and had a way of talking about things that made sense to my very scientifically trained mind. He was always direct and honest in his communications, not sugarcoating what he said, and I greatly appreciated this.
There is a part of me that has always been able to tell if someone was being truthful or not, even if the other person may not be consciously aware that they were not being truthful. Hence, Walter’s upfront, tell-it-like-it-is style was a great fit for me.
When You and Your Spirit Baby Have Shared Core Desires
In a prior blog titled “My First Appointment With ‘Spirit Babies’ Intuitive Walter Makichen,” I talked about my experience in my first of many spirit baby readings with Walter. Here, I’ll be talking about the shared core desires between my spirit baby and me. These shared core desires came to light over many sessions with Walter. Interestingly, I find that many of the spirit babies in this cohort that I call the New Generation of Spirit Babies share the views of what I am going to explain.
Walter was always able to connect with my spirit baby right away. He explained that this spirit baby wanted a mother who was comfortable with herself and how she showed up in the world. Her past mothers had been more conforming. She wanted to be with me because she sensed that I would give her permission to be who she was. This is something that I did not experience while growing up.
My mom chose the route of conforming to the mother archetype. She dawned her role and lived a life that lacked passion. My sense is that my mom had a deep desire to be an actress. In the 10 years she and I were on this planet together, I never saw her pursue her dream, or anything remotely closely related to this passion.
After my parents separated when I was five, I do remember my mom working in what seemed to be a lifeless job as a bartender. When I think of my mom, happy and fulfilled are not words that come to mind. She was more of a walking zombie, fulfilling a role she felt she had to without truly following her own soul’s path.
Being someone who tends to be non-conforming when it comes to things that feel out of alignment, I chose a different path in my mothering journey. It was a gift to me that my mother was who she was, and that we didn’t have shared core desires. She was showing me what I did not want, allowing me to create my own path.
By the time I worked with Walter, I’d already had one child and it was important to me that my kids felt the freedom to explore their true heart’s desires.
This is why this spirit baby sensed that I would understand her and allow her to shine her light in the world the way she wanted to. She knew that I would allow her to be herself; that I would accept her for who she was and would support her to reach for her dreams. This is something I really wanted to pass on to my children, especially to girls. Permission to be who they were meant to be; this was really what this spirit baby wanted from me.
Feeling The Emotions of Your Spirit Baby
Walter helped me to learn that “this particular entity was not comfortable with the defined female roles that our world tended to produce, and this created a lot of anger for her. She felt that there was prejudice towards everyone for no reason.”
I felt her anger when she was connecting with me. We both felt that society should be very different. Walter mentioned that we matched on this.
When Walter mentioned that I felt my spirit baby’s anger when she connected with me, a lightbulb went off in my head. Walter’s comment helped me to realize that much of the intense anger I had been feeling over the past two years was not mine, it was my spirit baby’s.
When you’re feeling emotions that may not make sense to you, it may be that you are tapping into your spirit baby’s feelings. This was incredibly helpful for me to realize on my journey. It helped me to be able to know what was mine and what was my spirit baby’s. It had been over two years of feeling this intense anger that was not even mine. Now I could separate from this anger if I wanted to.
In a particular conversation with Walter, he said, “Think about the part of you that has had to learn to live on the edges of society, the part of you that has learned to pass as ‘normal’ in our society. You’re someone who has had to make her own way. You’re a unique entity. Society is not a support to you most of the time; rather, it’s a burden. The spirit baby thinks this, too. The sympathy tends to hold her in this waiting place.”
Walter explained that my spirit baby was afraid. She related to a lot of what I was experiencing as a human on this planet.
Walter also explained that authority was a big issue for this spirit baby. This was the type of child who would not let you help tie her shoe at three years old because she wanted to do everything herself. Walter felt dealing with authority and feeling that she had something to prove was her life karma.
Walter gave me “homework” each time we met. These were tools he encouraged me to do daily to help align my system for myself and my spirit baby. He gave me tools to release outdated patterns – like holding onto anger that was not mine. He also gave me tools to help soothe my spirit baby so she could feel safer to come in.
Through all this, there seemed to be a thread of inclusivity that my spirit baby was craving. I know this is another one of our shared core desires – something that I have craved for myself and the planet.
To learn about your spirit baby and the shared core desires between you, schedule your spirit baby reading here.