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 at all
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 circle.
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 gather
in the name of God, Spirit will join in. There is really 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 necessary then.
Every circle leader has his or her preferred circle format. Regardless
of what that format may be, the circle meeting should consist of the
to God and Spirit.
exercise or guided meditation which will help stimulate sensitivity.
period of message work, where the students work with Spirit and Spirit
teachers prefer to place the period of message work before the meditation
and sensitivity exercise. We have worked with both formats, with equal
the exercises varied and challenging. Remember, the purpose of the circle
is to stimulate development and challenge the sitters to step beyond their
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.
Finally, here are some other
important pints to consider.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Best of luck in your endeavors
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