As you would have gathered by the previous article the evening of April 3 wasn’t exactly a bundle of fun. But to the writer, evenings such as this can be a God-send in the long-term because they inspire creativity. With this in mind, it seemed like a great opportunity to give you further insight into the process of mediumship. Also, a friend of mine in Slovenia had a number of queries (valid ones) that I shall endeavour to answer in the following few paragraphs. I will also take the opportunity here to explode a few myths.
It’s a common misconception that mediums can just pluck information out of thin air, and are in constant communication with the realms of higher vibration. Nothing, in fact, could be further from the truth. Firstly, any decent medium will make sure they are closed as they go about their day-to-day business. Believe me, you really don’t want it “there” all the time. From time to time you do come across people who will tell you that they are in constant communication with their “guides” and who are always trying to shove some kind of hair-brained message down the throat of anyone who will listen. If you come across this, in virtually every single case that person is simply communicating with lower energies who have attached themselves to them. In a nutshell, if you have got a constant jabber, jabbering going on in your head or you are constantly having clairvoyant pictures flashing through your mind, then there is something seriously wrong. A good medium will be disciplined and will know intuitively the difference between negative vibrations and vibrations of a pure nature. A good medium will remain intuitively connected to the Divine and will not feel the need to show others how great they are by the constant churning out of messages.
Going back to April 3, there was a number of things going on in that room that made the evening one to forget, as far as the clairvoyance went. But nonetheless, they give a good insight to the uninitiated as to how a demonstration of mediumship can be sabotaged. There are certain conditions that you need in order for things to run smoothly. If you have all of those things in place then you really are laughing, but you can get by normally by just having a few of them in place. Firstly, in an ideal world your venue would have a really good energy, but as already stated, the energy in that pub was probably the most negative I have ever encountered. Secondly, you would always hope that your audience are going to be warm and open to working with you. Sadly, they were also probably the most negative audience I have ever encountered. Thirdly, you need people to respond to you; you need the vibration of their voice. When you just get blank stares it makes life nigh-on impossible. It’s also not good when people sit with their arms folded when you speak to them. The reason being that “who we really are” nestles within our heart centre. The medium is in a heightened state of awareness and the info coming from the astral realms also has a higher vibration, so the sitter needs to be open-hearted so that the three-way link can be created; in other words, we actually communicate via the heart, so if you sit with your arms folded you are blocking the energy. I remember going to one particularly grumpy old man sitting at the back, who sat arms folded and with a face like thunder all the time I was trying to work with him; and he was one of the more receptive ones.
Finally, you would also hope that no one brings their own negative entity attachments in with them. Unfortunately, I had this to contend with as well. Another man sitting at the back seemed to be constantly in communication with unseen forces himself. When this happens it interferes with the medium’s link and makes things very difficult. It got to the point where I couldn’t quite believe what was happening, but I saw it as a challenge and thought the best course of action was to hang in there and keep going. You just have to work with what you have, it’s as simple as that. But ideally, you would want a venue with good energy and an audience/congregation who are seeking some kind of spiritual enlightenment, as opposed to just wanting a message; which brings me onto my friend’s queries.
I was asked why I would be doing spiritual work in a pub, why there was teenage girls in the audience and why I felt that clairvoyance had nothing to do with spirituality. So, for my friend in Slovenia and anyone else outside of the UK I will deal with these issues one at a time.
Firstly, meetings such as clairvoyant evenings have been taking place in the UK for many, many years; probably as far back as the 1800′s. In the early days they would be raided by the police and mediums would be persecuted. But for many years now such meetings have become a normal part of life. Quite often, the people who run them have difficulty finding a suitable hall. Maybe there aren’t any in the area, or all the decent ones are already taken, so sometimes they have no option but to book a function room in a pub. However, in this particular instance it was the proprietors of the pub who were running the event.
Secondly, it is quite normal in the UK to have youngsters at these events. In a lot of the Spiritualist churches people take their kids and even their dogs; it’s actually great to see when families all come together. The behaviour of those particular teenage girls was actually a rarity. To be perfectly honest I have had much more problematic evenings because of the childish antics of adults, and what with all the other stuff going on, a few giggling girls was the least of my problems that night.
Finally, my comments about clairvoyance and spirituality were meant in the context of such evenings. I will endeavour to explain. As I said in the previous article, clairvoyant evenings tend to attract people who are not looking for spiritual enlightenment. They go along for a number of reasons. Maybe just to see what it’s all about, to get a message or maybe with a group of friends to “have a laugh”. When I said that clairvoyance has nothing to do with spirituality, I meant that simply churning out messages from fairly low levels of the astral plains to people who are not interested in spiritual enlightenment, has indeed got absolutely nothing to do with spirituality. On the other hand, those who seek enlightenment can of course benefit greatly from their own clairvoyant faculty, either through the bliss of meditation or simply by being in tune with who they really are. My comment was meant purely in the context of such events that are referred to as “clairvoyant nights” here in the UK.
To end this article I will just elaborate a bit more on why I reacted the way I did. I was really knocked sideways when I realized I was in for such a rough ride, but as stated, I quickly also realized that I was being tested. So at the same time as trying to make the best of a bad job, I had a lot of other stuff going through my mind. I thought about all the quotes I post on social media about tolerance, forgiveness and practising what you preach. I thought about Baba’s teachings with regard to loving those who want to hurt you and being able to see God in EVERYONE. I thought about how Baba had literally given his whole life in service of mankind; never complaining and ALWAYS being there for us. I thought about what Baba had done for me personally and I also thought about the sacrifices made by Christ, Gandhi, and in more recent times, Nelson Mandela. Taking all that into account was I really going to let my ego win when faced with something so trivial by comparison? There was only one answer, and I left the venue a happy man and stronger for the experience.
I think I can safely say that I’ve put the night of April 3 behind me now; but watch out for more posts on similar subjects.