To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
The Phases of a Communication
Many of the difficulties
encountered by the student of evidential mediumship arise from a lack of
understanding concerning the three phases of a typical message. This very
often causes the developing medium to feel that he or she must have a
complete message formulated within the mind before standing to give it to
the sitter. Let us look at the three phases involved:
One: This first phase occurs when you begin the
message. The spirit communicator has made the initial link with you,
through your energy field, and begins to draw closer to you. The
information which the communicator imparts to your consciousness may
not be very clear, because the link is not yet very strong. As you
pass on each little bit of information to the sitter, the communicator
feels more comfortable with you and is, consequently, able to draw
even closer. This, in turn, allows additional information to come more
Two: This middle phase occurs while the communicator
maintains as strong and complete a link with you as possible. This is
the period in which the real substance of the message is given,
because you and the spirit friend are as close as you will become
during this particular communication. The information comes through
quickly and clearly here. When the essence of the message is given and
the communicator feels satisfied, he or she will then begin the
Three: This final phase occurs while the communicator is
stepping away from you. The information begins to become a little less
clear, because the control gradually weakens and the energy fields
begin to become separated. The message should come to a close during
this phase of the communication.
The problem arises when,
during the first phase of the message, the student does not work hard
enough to establish a stronger link with the communicator and, thus, get
into phase two. It is at this point that many developing mediums encounter
difficulty and either stand in complete silence or give up and conclude the
message, without offering any tangible evidence or information. This can be
very frustrating, because the worker did not give the spirit communicator
ample opportunity to get close enough to relate the substance of the
As a developing medium, you
must understand that the initial stage of a message may not be very clear.
The spirit communicator is still feeling his or her way around and trying to
blend with your energy field. At this stage, you must work hard, maintain
some form of verbal interaction, and attempt to strengthen the link, so
that you and the spirit friend can pass onto the next stage of the
communication. Be brave and give whatever bit you get, so that the
communicator will be given the opportunity to draw closer and work with you
even more strongly. This requires that you work hard and not give up!
Unfortunately, today, students are simply not trained to work hard at their
developing mediumship. Everyone expects instant results. Make me a medium
this weekend is the plague of this New Age of frivolous channeling.
This is why we insist that you
work at giving the three elements of a message: a communicator; a
description; and the message.
Evidential message work is
spontaneous. The bottom line is this: you never know how the message will
come about, until you open your mouth and begin speaking. This is where you
must exhibit trust and faith and understand that the harder you work at
giving a message, the better and more clear it will be.
from Lesson Ten.
2003, Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis ©. All rights reserved.
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