To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
In this lesson, we
shall attempt to address several issues
with which circle members may struggle
during their development. Although the
insight given in this lesson speaks to
circle leaders, it should offer, with
equal clarity, helpful hints on the
potential problems which can arise in the
The development of
mediumship is not quite as easy as some
may think. For many, it challenges whole
belief structures; for others, it causes
them to look at what service
and sacrifice really mean;
for yet others, it brings to the surface a
wide variety of emotions and feelings. The
human struggle is a very natural part of
mediumistic development. The manner in
which a circle deals with it and the
problems which arise from it, can, quite
frankly, make or break the circle. No
problem is so insignificant that it does
not warrant at least some attention.
There is a natural
tendency for the professional medium to
forget the struggles of early mediumistic
development. This can very easily develop
into a lack of sensitivity to the basic
needs of the beginner. We addressed the
need for the developing medium to nurture
patience. This applies, equally, to the
circle leader. You must be patient with
your students; yet, you must also know
when too much patience, on your part,
begins fostering complacency and laziness
within the circle.
Sensitivity is vital.
This course deals with one form of
sensitivity: mediumistic sensitivity. As
circle leader, you must also be humanly
sensitive. Mediumistic sensitivity does
not necessarily preclude human sensitivity.
There are many talented mediums who are
very insensitive in their interactions
with people. The issue of psychic
sensitivity and human sensitivity
is very important to all mediums,
regardless of what stage in their work
they happen to be.
In choosing which
issues to address, we looked at the
various circles with which we have worked
over the years. We cannot consider every
problem; each circle is unique in its work
and in its interactions. By addressing
some of the problems with which you might
find yourself confronted, we hope to offer
greater insight, understanding, and
sensitivity. Some situations will involve
individual circle members; others will
involve the circle as a group.
Before we continue, let
us, yet once again, remind you that
whenever a circle member or the group has
a problem with mediumistic development,
seek the guidance of Spirit. There is a
wealth of insight and love available from
those friends and companions in Spirit. Do
not hesitate to take advantage of it.
Furthermore, ask God to help guide you and
the group in resolving any conflict which
may arise. Remember: God is the Guide
to Whom all guides look for ultimate
The issues addressed in this lesson are
not solely for working mediums and circle
leaders. Students and beginners can
benefit and receive assistance in
addressing some issues which they,
themselves, may end up encountering.
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