I remember when I first started to develop spiritually. I was still in quite a dark place and didn’t have the understanding that I have now. It was whilst I was off work with an acute stress related illness that I started doing my own version of meditation; and looking back, I suppose it was right for me at the time. I had been going to a local spiritualist church in Swindon, where I was living at the time, on and off for a number of years, but unfortunately, I only ever felt despair and frustration with this church and the religion it represented. My period of illness actually turned out to be a time of great reflection and “seed planting”; the fruits of which I am now benefiting from. Now before I go any further I should just explain that this article DOES have a meaning and purpose, and I’m sharing my experiences so that others may also learn from them.
As humans we always want the spectacular; if it ain’t got knobs on we don’t want it. Unfortunately, the same can be said for the spiritual pathway in the early stages of development. I remember that I used to go to the “open circle” up at the church. We would do meditation guided by the circle leader, and I could never do it. Whilst others seemed to have weird and wonderful experiences seeing all kinds of amazing things, I just drew a blank. I think I may even have invented the odd “experience” or two just so as not to feel left out. But, as I have said, I didn’t have the understanding that I have now so I remained frustrated in my ignorance; because I wasn’t seeing crystal caves and Native American Indians I believed I couldn’t do it. What I didn’t realise was that these establishments are always rife with “barrack room mediums” people who have never quite made it as mediums and like to be a big fish in a small sea. So I would listen to these people relating all their “incredible” experiences and think that they were something special. However, I persevered with my own version and also started to read a bit and this proved to be an adequate stepping stone.
When I first started communicating with spirit I would occasionally have a friend round and they would let me experiment. I remember back in those early days (around the year 2000) I would see the transfiguration of the spirit face onto my friends’ faces and I would also on occasion hear crystal clear telepathic voice communication. When I eventually met my mentors my awareness just exploded out of nowhere and I developed very quickly. Indeed, within nine months I stood up for the first time in public to demonstrate mediumship, and within 17 months I was out on my own. When you experience this kind of thing for the first time, it’s very easy to get carried away with it all. When you see and hear clearly and vividly you think that you have hit the heights. But now it’s time to explode the myths and share with you why a lot of people come unstuck.
The reason that things seem so clear and vivid in the early stages is because the energies we are communicating with are on a level of the astral plains where the rate of vibration is not that much higher than it is within the Earth dimension. Because we ourselves are not that highly developed at this stage it doesn’t take much to forge a link with this particular realm. Unfortunately, what many learn the hard way is that this level of the astral planes houses many mischievous discarnate souls who like to play tricks on us incarnate souls. They also attach themselves to the auras of unsuspecting incarnate humans and cause all sorts of problems. It is very easy to fall into this trap because you are very obviously communicating with spirit, there is no doubt about this whatsoever. But there are many misguided would-be mediums and psychics out there who believe that, just because you get a communication from the astral planes, it is gospel and set in stone; the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. This is why it is so important to have good, experienced and disciplined teachers who will impart their wisdom and sense of discipline to you. I’ve even known mediums to work whilst drinking alcohol; that is an absolute no-no, in fact it’s suicidal; rather like trying to put a fire out with a can of petrol. All alcohol does is dull your senses, make you lose your discipline and allows mischievous souls to home in on you. Whilst it’s true to say that at that level you can see fantastic images and hear crystal clear voices, it’s not a place where those who are pure of intention would wish to dwell; which brings me to the crux of this post.
It’s very common for budding mediums to think that they are losing it because their clairvoyant images suddenly don’t seem vivid, if at all they have any. Also, they may suddenly find that their clairaudience seems to have stopped working. What this quite often means, in fact, is that the person has grown in spiritual awareness; and I shall use a simple analogy to explain. Cast your mind back to when you were in the final year of the infants school; you were one of the big kids in the playground. Then you find yourself in the first year of the juniors; you’ve been promoted, but all of a sudden you are no longer the big kid. You are scared because you have gone from being big kid to little kid, and it takes a bit of time for you to feel your way around and find your feet. Well, it’s the same principle with spiritual growth. As we move to higher levels we leave lower levels behind. As we are making the transition from one level to another the clairvoyance may well disappear or at least seem unclear.
Some people become firmly fixed at the first stage, unable to let go and move on. These are the people you encounter who are always trying to force a message onto you, who are always saying they’re seeing incredible things and are in constant communication with their “guides” who also have weird and wonderful names.
In truth mediumship and all things psychic are simply one of many, many facets of the Self. There is no one on the planet who is not a medium, because we are all, in essence, eternal beings of light, Divine manifestations of God with no limitations except those we impose on ourselves. From a personal perspective, I am neither a new ager or a spiritualist; I am simply a soul on a mission, a messenger, witness to the Divine play we call life. I view mediumship in the same way I view making a cup of tea, or tying my shoelaces; it’s just something I do from time to time because it’s a part of who I am. So in the same way that on occasion I have to make a cup of tea or tie my shoelaces, so do I also have occasion to work as a medium.
Remember, hands that serve are holier than lips that pray. It matters not what you do, as long as what you do benefits the human race in some way; all work is sacred. God bless.