High psychic medium Matt Fraser has been receiving communication from spirit since early childhood. A few of his earliest reminiscences are of seeing, listening to and sensing messages from the Different Facet the best way different kids recall studying to trip a motorcycle. Confiding in his mom, he found “the household reward,” with psychic phenomena being handed down from his grandmother and his mom and down the road to him.
Rising up in a Catholic household, it took generations and a cultural turning of the tide for Matt to lean into his reward for speaking with spirit. It was throughout a studying with one other medium when his late grandmother got here by way of and inspired Matt to do what she couldn’t in life; to embrace and share his reward with the world.
After a decade of bringing therapeutic by way of non-public readings and occasions, in January of 2020, E! premiered a ten episode run of Meet The Frasers, a docuseries introducing Matt’s work and his household to a a lot wider viewers and making his newest e book, We By no means Die: Secrets and techniques of the Afterlife an immediate New York Occasions bestseller on the day of its launch.
Matt Fraser now excursions the U.S., showing earlier than offered out crowds desperate to study concerning the elements of our world that exist far past our 5 senses. I had an opportunity to sit down down with Matt Fraser to ask him what comes after this life, what our departed family members look and sound like in spirit, and methods to overcome what holds us again right here on earth.
Allison Kugel: What’s the most profound piece of knowledge you’ve gotten obtained from spirit?
Matt Fraser: Right here on this world we now have limiting beliefs. We’ve anxieties, phobias and fears. All of us have these items. So many occasions we are saying to ourselves, “I’m not going to have the ability to try this. I’m too outdated to try this. I’m not ok.” We place fears and doubts in our personal minds and it stops us from residing our greatest life. It stops us from reaching milestones, and it stops us from reaching our desires. What I’ve realized is, on the Different Facet spirits do magnificent issues. They notice their God-given items that perhaps they didn’t see on this world, they usually additionally notice how their life may have been completely different in the event that they didn’t give attention to the adverse; in the event that they didn’t give attention to a lot stressing, fear and putting these self-doubts on themselves, as a result of in heaven it doesn’t exist.
Allison Kugel: What does spirit must say about what causes human fears and phobias, and why can we all have completely different fears and phobias?
Matt Fraser: When you take a look at a child or a bit child, they don’t have phobias or fears when they’re youthful. [My son] Royce is simply 9 months outdated and he’s not afraid of something. However, the opposite day he was taking part in round and he took a bit tumble out of bed. Fortunately it wasn’t excessive up, however now he is aware of to not go to the sting. That is how we study, however our phobias, fears and worries come from traumatic previous experiences. It won’t be a traumatic expertise that you just personally went by way of, nevertheless it is perhaps a traumatic expertise that you just watched any individual else undergo.
Allison Kugel: Are we supposed to permit that to tell future selections, or ought to be mud ourselves off and dive proper again in?
Matt Fraser: It’s about classes and being extra cautious. For instance, I can inform you from my expertise as a medium, I’ve seen individuals die in so many various methods. I’ve seen individuals undergo horrible issues of their life. At first it used to sit down with me. I was so fearful and all I assumed, “Oh, I can’t do that as a result of this occurred to one in every of my purchasers,” or “I can’t belief this individual, as a result of this occurred with this individual I used to be studying for.” I talked to the spirit world and what the spirits informed me is, “All of us have our personal future, and all of us have our personal life that we are supposed to undergo, and these are all life classes that we study.” We’re put right here on this earth to make errors. We’re right here to journey, fall and stumble, nevertheless it’s all how we choose ourselves up and it’s about turning into your individual success story. That’s what the spirits share with me.
Allison Kugel: Do you as a psychic medium have the power to faucet into your son’s spirit information or his soul mission, or are you blocked from seeing that sort of knowledge?
Matt Fraser: I don’t have all of the solutions. I don’t know all there’s to find out about loss of life and dying, as a result of I by no means died. I’ll solely know once I get to the Different Facet. By way of the readings I do, and thru the souls that I talk with, I’m able to piece [some] issues collectively. I’m in a position to get little glimpses into heaven. Being a medium is like studying a brand new language, however what I’ll inform you is that this, we don’t know our life’s mission or what our items are till we transition on to the Different Facet. That’s when every part is positioned in entrance of us. Our journey right here in life is all about discovering ourselves; our true self, our potential, discovering our items… all of these issues. I feel I do know what my life mission is. I feel my life’s function is being a psychic medium, serving to individuals join with their family members and exhibiting individuals there’s extra to life, however I gained’t really know till I die. After we go on is when our complete life is proven in entrance of us and we than suppose, “Okay, this is the reason we have been put right here on this earth, and this is the reason this occurred in our life.”
Allison Kugel: That’s irritating (giggle).
Matt Fraser: I don’t suppose it’s irritating. I feel it’s wonderful, as a result of we’re not meant to know every part. Life wouldn’t be enjoyable if we did. If you’re driving on the freeway at night time you possibly can solely see the place your headlights present you. You realize the place the vacation spot is. You realize the place you’re going, alongside the best way you possibly can solely see thus far forward of you. It’s the identical factor with our lives. Even once I’m doing a studying, I don’t know everybody’s life from begin to end. After I’m giving a studying for somebody, a whole lot of occasions when souls come by way of they are going to solely give me little bits of knowledge to assist that individual alongside their method. Spirits should not there to assist us cheat life. I can’t simply get the lottery numbers or know who’s going to win within the horse race. They need us to do the work right here on this world. That’s why we’re right here.
Allison Kugel: Every part that I’ve studied concerning the spirit realm has led me to consider that our soul does reincarnate over and over, and we deliver sure items and data from earlier lives into this life. However in your e book (We By no means Die: Secrets and techniques of the Afterlife/Gallery Books), you say that has not been your expertise when it comes to what you’ve realized.
Matt Fraser: I’ve by no means researched any of this. I’ve by no means picked up a e book. I’ve by no means learn concerning the Different Facet. I belief the data I get from the spirit world, and every part I write and train is off of my very own private perception system from what I’ve realized throughout all these years giving readings. I can’t again one thing simply because I learn it in a e book. I’ve to know and listen to it firsthand from the spirit world. I’ve, personally, by no means met a soul that was reincarnated, that lived a few years in the past and got here by way of to me. That’s by no means occurred. So, till that occurs, I can’t train it as a result of nobody informed it to me and I’d be mendacity to you. I’ve requested the Different Facet many questions once they come by way of. “What’s your expertise with dying? How are you aware this info? How are you aware this or that?” I’ve began over these years to place the items collectively, and that’s how I’ve been writing my books, together with the one I’m writing now. With my final e book, We By no means Die: Secrets and techniques of The Afterlife turning into a New York Occasions bestseller on the identical day of its launch, I really feel prefer it’s as a result of so many individuals have been looking for this info.
Allison Kugel: Sure.
Matt Fraser: Since that e book got here out about two years in the past, and I wrote it through the pandemic, I’ve realized a lot extra since that e book was even printed. It’s a endless supply of data for me. I’m not going to knock something or knock anybody’s perception system. I can solely discuss my very own experiences.
Allison Kugel: What has been shared with you…
Matt Fraser: Precisely.
Allison Kugel: If you inform somebody that their grandmother or their grandfather, for instance, is standing proper beside them or in again of them, please clarify to me what precisely you might be seeing. Are you actually seeing them as clearly as you’re seeing me proper now?
Matt Fraser: I don’t see them as clearly as I see you, however I do see shadows and figures, sort of like a silhouette. I see a determine and I’ll know instantly that it’s the individual’s father. Each medium is completely different and has a unique method of connecting with the Different Facet. My grandmother used to get omens and premonitions. My mother is a card reader and she or he’s a life reader. She will inform who you will marry and what’s going to occur 5 years from now. The way it works for me is that I’ll see shadows or a determine, and instantly once I join with that soul I’ll hear, “Okay, I’m this individual’s father, or I’m this individual’s mom.” They’ll begin to inform me fast bits of knowledge. That’s the way it works once I’m out at a stay occasion, and what’s actually cool is that for me it’s nearly just like the viewers disappears and all I see are figures on the market within the viewers. I’ll see a determine and I’ll be like, “Okay, that’s this individual’s father.” If I see the determine of a kid, I’ll see that this individual misplaced a son or a daughter, and it’s actually like going and piecing it collectively and utilizing your whole senses. I’ll see them, sense them, really feel them and listen to them. Relying on how that soul communicates, once they come by way of, the data is all the time completely different.
Allison Kugel: So, you might be getting this silhouette, plus they’re telling you telepathically who they’re to that individual?
Matt Fraser: I’m glad you mentioned that, as a result of what lots of people don’t notice, and I attempt to train individuals how it’s, as a result of individuals are like, “How the hell is that this man speaking to the Different Facet when he talks so rattling quick? How can he be speaking to the spirit world when he doesn’t shut the f*ck up?” If spirits talked to me the best way you and I are speaking proper now it will take eternally for them to explain what is going on. They arrive to me actually rapidly. After I see that shadow or silhouette, I’ll know the spirit is able to talk. The extra I join with them, I’ll ask questions in my head, like, “Who’re you?” they usually’ll let me know, “I’m the daddy.” “How did you die?” Then I’ll begin to really feel issues. If I really feel issues in my head, I’ll know that they had a stroke or aneurism. If I really feel issues in my abdomen, I’ll know that they had stomach points. If my coronary heart begins to flutter, I’ll know that they had a coronary heart assault. If I see a picture of an urn, I’ll know that individual was cremated. That is all inside a few seconds that they’ll inform me lots about their life abruptly.
Allison Kugel: A departed soul’s connection to their current life, have they got human feelings related to their life on earth, or is it extra indifferent?
Matt Fraser: It’s not indifferent, as a result of they’re with you on daily basis. They nonetheless love and care about you, however they know issues. It’s important to perceive that in heaven the common data goes far past doing a Google search. Common data implies that your family members truly know what you might be pondering. I do know that sounds traumatizing and also you’re pondering, “I don’t need my dad or my mother to know my ideas.” Actually, it’s that your family members really feel nearer to you and know why you made sure selections. Right here on this world, we now have a disconnect. We have the detachment. The souls on the Different Facet don’t. For instance, you and your mother may get into a difficulty as a result of your mother may say to you, “Why are you relationship that man? What do you see in him? Why would you retain going again to that relationship?” On the Different Facet, your mom in spirit would say, “I do know why you retain going again.”
Allison Kugel: They see the entire image.
Matt Fraser: Precisely. That’s the reason they don’t choose.
Allison Kugel: Why do a few of us, such as you, are available with this open channel to the spirit world?
Matt Fraser: Really, the best way the spirits describe it to me is that we’re all born with an open channel. All kids can sense, really feel and listen to the spirit world. It’s humorous as a result of individuals ask me about my son on a regular basis. He’s solely 9 months and folks ask, “Does he have the reward?” I all the time inform individuals, “It’s too early to inform,” as a result of all kids have the reward. So, do I do know he’s speaking to spirits? Completely. I do know he sees these individuals. I do know he has these little conversations in his head or nevertheless he connects to the Different Facet, as a result of all kids do. All kids earlier than the age of three could have a spirit encounter, however some kids will maintain onto that connection and people encounters. They’ll bear in mind it, maintain onto it and preserve that connection robust, and a few kids gained’t. Loads of kids outgrow it they usually lose that connection, or they suppose they lose that connection. In my expertise it’s all the time there. We simply must learn to tune again into it. With nearly all of kids, it gained’t stick with them. Those who do and it follows them, that’s the place we get psychic children from.
Allison Kugel: Along with babies, animals appear to be very tuned into the spirit world.
Matt Fraser: Sure, one other tell-tale method to know if a spirit is with you might be your pets. I can’t inform you what number of occasions I might be doing a bunch studying, and even an internet studying and everyone seems to be all the time apologizing as a result of the minute I begin the studying any individual’s cat or canine begins going loopy. They’ll say, “I don’t know why the canine is doing this.” And I’ll say, “No, no, no. It’s okay. They’re seeing spirit.” Animals have a unique filter and a unique lens. What’s actually cool is that animals don’t concern loss of life and dying, and the reason being as a result of they know the Different Facet exists. Animals can truly see spirits, which is so cool as a result of we as people, except you might be gifted or have some mediumship skill, can’t see them with the bare eye. Even these spirits that come to me, I do know my pets can see them clearer than I can. Animals see spirits strolling with us on daily basis.
Allison Kugel: You could have celeb purchasers who’re, clearly, very Google-able. There’s a whole lot of details about them within the public area. Is that tougher for you?
Matt Fraser: I feel it is tougher for most people to consider that it’s the celeb’s liked one coming by way of. That’s the reason I don’t publish a whole lot of the celeb readings. Anybody who’s excessive profile like Mariah Carey or Britney Spears, or somebody like that, you possibly can Google just about something about them. The factor is, once I do a studying for a star there are issues that come by way of which are in a position to be Googled. There are issues which are secret, that oftentimes come up in a studying. I discover that with celebrities, they typically have two personas. They’ve what they present within the public eye, after which what truly occurs behind closed doorways. After I do a star studying, I don’t wish to know something about that celeb. Fortunately, I’m so busy each single day between the lifeless and the residing, that I’ve no time to look at tv. Loads of occasions I’ll get celeb calls and everybody round me will freak out. I’ll be informed, “So and so desires to speak to you.” And I’m asking, “Who the hell is that?,” as a result of I don’t watch tv. My spouse will get extra excited than I do with sure celebrities. I’ll ask her, “Are you aware this individual?” And he or she’ll say, “In fact I do know that individual!” She’s into popular culture and I’m simply not, due to what I do.
Allison Kugel: Is there any skepticism on the a part of the celeb sitter you might be studying?
Matt Fraser: Under no circumstances. The skepticism is extra from most people, about these readings. The minute you begin to do a studying for a star you might be robotically set as much as fail by the skeptics, as a result of it doesn’t matter what you say, even for those who can’t discover it on-line they’re going to say, “Properly, he may have Googled that.” My response is, “Attempt to Google it and see if yow will discover it.” You’ll be able to’t. Celebrities know what’s on the market and what’s not. My very own life is public. I’m on tv and every part is on the market, but when there are particular issues my liked one’s informed me, sure issues that occurred behind closed doorways, I’d have the ability to know if it was my mother, my dad or whoever it’s that handed away.
Allison Kugel: Talking of tv, how did you wind up getting your individual present, Meet the Frasers, on the E! Community?
Matt Fraser: I don’t know the way this all started, and I don’t know the way my e book grew to become a New York Occasions bestseller. I’m nonetheless making an attempt to determine it out to at the present time. I’m so honored and so amazed about this journey that the spirits have led me on. I began my profession as an EMT (emergency medical technician). I had an incredible job. I liked the workers, and I liked working there. I began doing readings on the aspect. I used to be coming again into my items and I made a decision I’m not going to maintain this hidden anymore. After I sense one thing or I really feel one thing, I’m going to speak about it. I began doing readings for my mates and getting referrals. Rapidly individuals would name and say, “Hey, I heard you do readings. I heard you have been a medium.” Individuals began discovering out about me and the following factor you understand I’m being requested to be on tv reveals, on radio reveals after which I obtained a name from E! they usually mentioned, “Matt, we wish to do a present about you and your life.” Then Simon & Schuster contacted me and requested, “Did you ever consider writing a e book?”
Allison Kugel: The story of the way you discovered you made the New York Occasions bestseller checklist is humorous.
Matt Fraser: I bear in mind I solely had one week to make the New York Occasions bestseller checklist, and I assumed there isn’t a method we’re going to make this checklist. It’s important to promote hundreds and hundreds of copies in simply sooner or later. I keep in mind that day coming, and I used to be preoccupied. It was the week that our son Royce was born, and I didn’t actually have time to give attention to the rest. I informed my followers, “I’ve this e book popping out. When you actually wish to help me, exit and purchase it.” Rapidly my grandmother calls me up from Maine and says, “I went to 2 bookstores and I can’t purchase your e book. It got here out immediately, proper?” She requested and each bookstores mentioned the copies that have been there have been already offered out. My sister calls me up and says, “Hey, I went to go purchase your e book immediately and the shop informed me they already offered out.” All people began calling me telling me that the e book was offered out. I bear in mind saying to myself, “One thing is improper. One thing is off.” I referred to as Simon & Schuster and requested them, “Did my e book truly come out immediately?” They mentioned, “Sure it did.” I mentioned, “I don’t know if that is proper, however everyone seems to be telling me that it’s offered out.” Subsequent factor you understand I obtained an e mail saying, “Matt, congratulations! You made the New York Occasions bestseller checklist.” I bear in mind I checked out [my wife] Alexa and began crying. To at the present time, it offers me goosebumps.
Allison Kugel: You have been raised a Catholic. Are you continue to a training Catholic? The rationale I ask is as a result of I do know that the Catholic Church doesn’t consider in connecting with the Different Facet. Have you ever skilled any spiritual discrimination due to your profession?
Matt Fraser: I feel it relies on the individual, to be sincere with you. I’ll be sincere with you, I’ve had monks come to me, and I’ve had nuns come to me. I gained’t inform you who they’re, however I’ve had them come to me and get readings. I bear in mind the primary time two nuns got here to my occasion. I used to be so nervous, as a result of I assumed they have been going to evaluate me and the work I used to be doing, regardless that I do every part with God. I’m very robust in my faith. I consider in Jesus. I consider within the Archangels. I pray to them each single night time. So, once I noticed two nuns present up at my occasion I assumed, “Oh my God, right here we go. It’s going to be throughout.” They got here as much as me and I mentioned to them, “I’m shocked you’re right here. Are you aware what occasion you might be coming to?” They mentioned, “We love the work that you’re doing and we needed to come.” That was refreshing to me, as a result of I spotted that it wasn’t an entire group. It relies on the individual. That was one thing I wanted to listen to at first of my journey as a medium.
Allison Kugel: Why do you suppose over the past twenty years, and undoubtedly over the past decade, there’s an avalanche of curiosity in connecting with the Different Facet and studying about the place we go from right here? Why now?
Matt Fraser: A few completely different causes. Again within the day we weren’t allowed to speak about it. Many years in the past, I’d by no means be speaking to you proper now. It simply wouldn’t occur. We had wonderful pioneers like John Edward and James Van Praagh who actually paved the best way for me to talk about my items. In addition they paved the best way for different individuals to speak about their experiences. We now have social media platforms like TikTok, Fb, Instagram and YouTube the place you possibly can go and be your individual voice. You’ll be able to inform your story. Individuals don’t must be quiet anymore. They’ll share their experiences. My grandmother couldn’t discuss this. My grandmother was a medium, however she stored it hidden for years and years. My very own grandfather didn’t even know she was a medium, as a result of she was afraid of being ostracized again then. Individuals would name you loopy. Now, with the assistance of social media and the Web individuals can discuss it. I additionally seen that when the world modified through the pandemic all people began speaking about this. If you undergo one thing like that and everyone seems to be passing round you, instantly there’s concern and uncertainty. Everyone knows any individual that handed from [Covid]. It introduced up questions of What if? Is there one other life after this? Is my [deceased] liked one okay? In the course of the pandemic, I can’t inform you the hundreds of people that reached out to me for solutions, and that’s the reason I began writing my e book, We By no means Die. So many individuals write to me and say, “Your e book has helped me in so many various methods, and I’m so grateful for that.”
Allison Kugel: Clarify the e book’s title, We By no means Die.
Matt Fraser: After we lose a liked one, we see loss of life as everlasting. What I actually wish to present individuals is that it’s not. It’s only a transition. There are two variations of us. There’s a bodily model that you just see each single day, and deep inside us there’s one other model of us, and it’s referred to as our soul. It’s the power model of us, and that’s actually essential as a result of your soul is the second model of you. You is perhaps lacking a finger or lacking a toe. You might need points together with your hair or your tooth or no matter, however your soul stays intact. After we go on we go away our bodily physique right here, however our soul transitions on and we don’t lose ourself. After we go on, we nonetheless have an look. We appear like we do, simply with out sickness, with none of the challenges that we had all through life. For instance, for those who misplaced a finger or a toe, you might be put again collectively in heaven.
Allison Kugel: Have you ever, your self, ever had an NDE (close to loss of life expertise)?
Matt Fraser: No, I’ve not. Everybody all the time thinks that I’ve had one, being a medium, however no. I’ve talked to those that have had a close to loss of life expertise, however I’ve by no means had one myself. I don’t suppose I wish to. I’m so related to the Different Facet, I don’t want any extra experiences (giggle).
Allison Kugel: Do you suppose time journey is feasible on this earth? And do you suppose that each human passes at their divine time, or can an individual go prematurely?
Matt Fraser: I feel individuals can undoubtedly go prematurely. I feel in sure circumstances, like when somebody takes their very own life, it’s untimely. I’ve had souls come by way of to me and say they regretted it. I’ve had these readings the place souls will come by way of, who’ve taken their very own life they usually realized, “Oh my God, I shouldn’t have carried out this, as a result of I may have carried out this, this, and this.” They noticed that there was a lot to their life that they might have had, however they ended it early. What spirit tries to point out us is that once we are right here on this world and going by way of a problem like a divorce, a well being wrestle, a psychological wrestle or no matter, you possibly can’t see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel and that’s what is so arduous. Your family members in spirit don’t fear as a result of they know that you may be okay. As people, we have to do a greater job of not stressing a lot and understanding that this too shall go.
Allison Kugel: Being that point will not be linear exterior of this 3D bodily world right here on earth, do you suppose time journey is feasible?
Matt Fraser: I consider in every part and nothing. I feel something is feasible. I’m positive there must be a method. I can inform you this; souls can completely journey again in time to see issues. I bear in mind being a bit child and watching these futuristic films on Disney the place they’d use the tablets to speak to at least one one other. I used to say to myself, “That may be so cool. Think about if you are able to do that.” I assumed it was the shit when the primary colour flip telephone got here out, by no means did I ever suppose that video chatting could be potential. When that first got here out it blew our minds, and now it’s a part of our on a regular basis lives. So, do I feel it may occur? Completely.
Allison Kugel: Is Meet the Frasers resuming?
Matt Fraser: Meet the Frasers ended through the pandemic, sadly, as a result of we couldn’t movie. We have been all preparing for Season 2 after which the pandemic hit. However what we did do is have a continuation of our story, as a result of everybody was asking what occurred for the reason that pandemic? We have been very fortunate to associate with Studio 71 and do a Fb particular referred to as The Frasers Plus One, which takes you thru the pandemic up till the delivery of our son Royce.
Allison Kugel: Any new tv initiatives for you?
Matt Fraser: There are all the time TV initiatives within the works, fortunately. Between touring and the e book writing, and filming for various TV initiatives, it’s been a journey. I took a while away for a short time as a result of I needed to spend time with my household and with our son, Royce, and I feel the pandemic was one thing I personally wanted for a bit bit simply to go and loosen up and get again into the zone. I’m now able to get again on the market.
Matt Fraser’s New York Occasions bestselling e book, We By no means Die: Secrets and techniques of the Afterlife, is on the market wherever books are offered. For readings and tour/occasion dates go to meetmattfraser.com. Comply with @meetmattfraser.