Myth: Wait 40 day's to contact the dead

Updated: Apr 13

Famous Television Medium Teresa Caputo puts it "I just need 'them' crossed over; it could be 2min or two years".

I contact the dead every other day. It's what I do and what I know.

For a long-time, I've heard an old wives tale that you won't be successful in contacting the deceased if they've passed within the last 40 days. They won't be "ready". I'm not entirely sure where this originated, but I don't see it a valid belief any longer.

Why? Because I've contacted the deceased on the day of their passing if not hours afterwards to precise accuracy. Do I recommend getting your loved one into a medium reading so soon? Probably not.


One day I had a client book an appointment with me to contact her Mother, but within hours of her session, her brother passed away. Any average person would cancel; however, she had waited a while and did not want to leave the appointment.


You might be thinking, "oh sure Cael, to comfort her you probably just said he was doing fine" but the truth is I said a lot more than that. I described him to a tee, told her how he passed away and even talked about current family matters nobody would know regarding the selling of an estate. This one message alone from spirit set her peace in motion, but of course, the palpable loss and grief were yet to settle in.

the person was not ready to hear from spirit

I use this story to highlight that what you have heard about reaching loved ones in spirit may all be nonsense. It&#