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
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 clearly.
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 withdrawal
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 message.
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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