Cooperation is the Key
Of primary importance in working effectively as
a channel for those in Spirit is a clear understanding
that a cooperative effort is involved. As a channel
for a spirit communicator, you are expanding and/or
extending your consciousness to the mental impressions
and influences of another. Your mind becomes involved
in the process of mediumship, to a greater or
lesser degree, depending upon circumstances and
conditions. You are working with the spirit friends.
You, as well as they, have a role; both have to
consider and respect each other in these respective
We discussed the importance of setting goals in
mediumship. Furthermore, we asked you to consider
why you wish to develop mediumship, what type
of mediumship you wish to develop, and how much
a part of your life you would like mediumship
to become. We stated, further, that goal-setting
helps set things in place. It is, now, time to
consider other issues.
There is a guide involved in your work. He or
she, too, has hopes and aspirations. In considering
the pathway of your development, you must, therefore,
consider the wishes of your guide. The guide will
attempt to work with you in any way he or she
can; but, if the relationship is to be one of
genuine cooperation, then each must consider the
aspirations of the other.
Another point to remember is this: your guide
is intimately interested in your mediumistic unfoldment.
Although circle meetings offer the opportunity
to practice your inner sensitivity, the period
between meetings is just as important. If you
know or are aware of your guide, do not hesitate
to consult with him or her during these periods.
If you have a problem with your mediumship, seek
the guidance of the circle leader and, by all
means, take a few moments each day to sit in quiet
meditation and ask for spirit's assistance. During
circle meetings, you will receive comments, suggestions,
and criticisms from the leader; between these
meetings, you should consult your guide for his
or her comments.
Let your guides assist you in the development
of your mediumship. Engage in open conversations
with them. Be free and natural. Many developing
mediums fall into the habit of feeling that their
guides know everything that is going on with them.
Our guides have other things to do besides guide
us. Therefore, we must, from time to time, verbalize
in our minds what is happening with us and share
these thoughts and feelings with them. We must
never assume that the guides automatically know
everything about us and about what we are going