Helpful Hints on Developing
Mediumship and Channeling
The development of mediumship
requires, time, rather hard work, study, and, above all, patience. Despite
what so many weekend intensives may promise, there is nothing
"instant" about mediumship.
If you are interested in
developing mediumship and channeling, here are a few suggestions which will
help you get started:
Always work with a group of people who share your interests. Mediumship is
developed in what is known as a "development" or "spirit"
circle. The development circle should, if possible, be under the guidance
and direction either of a qualified medium or someone who has studied
mediumship and knows the "ins and outs" of mediumistic unfoldment
and development. It is called a "circle" because people sit in a
many people is a matter of choice or circumstance. We feel that sitting
with fewer than four simply does not offer adequate energy and opportunity
to work with Spirit. Seven or eight is ideal. Of course, where two people
gather in the name of God, Spirit will join in. There is no hard and fast
rule concerning numbers.
Decide what type of mediumship your circle will work with. It is not
advisable for any person to sit in more than one circle or to have your
circle working with more than one form of mediumship. The circle should sit
either for the development of mental mediumship or physical mediumship.
Each requires a specific general format and a very specific type of energy
to be present.
Once the group has been established and you have determined which type of
mediumship you will be working with, decide upon the day and time you will
be sitting. This is very important: meet at the same day and time every
week. Ideally, circles should meet once a week. People should arrive at the
meeting a bit early and be prepared to sit at the appointed time of your
meeting. You are making an appointment with Spirit. They will be there; you
should be on time.
seating arrangement should be determined at the first meeting. Each person
has an assigned seat, which should not change unless the circle teacher feel that a shift in energy is necessary. In time,
others may be invited to join the circle, and a change in seating might be
Every circle leader has his or her preferred circle format. Regardless of
what that format may be, the circle meeting should consist of the following
Call to God and Spirit.
An exercise or guided
meditation which will help stimulate sensitivity.
A period of message work,
where the students work with Spirit and Spirit messages.
Some teachers prefer to place the
period of message work before the meditation and sensitivity exercise. We
have worked with both formats, with equal success.
Keep the exercises varied and
challenging. Remember, the purpose of the circle is to stimulate
development and challenge the sitters to step beyond their current
Circle meetings should run at least one hour, but no longer than 75
minutes. When the circle is closed, all people should stand up and depart
from the designated circle area. This helps dissipate the energies formed
during the circle meeting.
Patience is so important. Mediumship is a most beautiful pearl of the
Spirit. But, like any pearl of great price, its growth and maturity require
time, patience, hard work, and discipline. Work hard, study hard, be
patient, and you should see results.
remember you are working with Spirit. Mediumship is a cooperative effort.
God is the ultimate Guide, and you and your Spirit guide work together in
this great adventure. Never forget this all-important fact.
here are some other important pints to consider.
People should plan to arrive
around 10-15 minutes before the circle meeting begins. This will allow them
to unwind a bit and relax. Conversation should revolve around mediumship,
not the cares and/or worries of the day.
Do not have refreshments available
before the circle meeting, as it tends to encourage chitchat; furthermore,
the caffeine can act as a stimulant which may interfere with the evening's
work. Refreshments can be served following the circle.
Following the circle, discussion
should be on mediumship and what people learned while in circle. DO NOT
DISCUSS THE SPIRIT MESSAGES which were received during the circle meeting.
This tends to foster dialogue and give information which may end up as a
message the next time you meet. One rule we adhere to with the greatest of
stringency is: once the circle is closed, NO MORE MESSAGES.
Accompany your circle work with
study; not just in mediumship, but in other related areas of thought. Our
study guide on mediumship and channeling is an excellent source for study
and offers some very good suggestions on how to work within the circle.
Last, but not least, if you have
any questions on development, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are
here to help and guide people along the way. You may e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck in your endeavors
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