I bet you were wondering what I was going to write about when you saw the title of this blog? Over the course of the last few years I must have listened to this song a million times (slight exageration but you know what I mean); the other day I was driving to a meeting in Manchester (UK) and suddenly the words jumped out to me.
My wife who is a massive Aerosmith fan told me that Steven Tyler was very spiritual and I guess that watching the last Pop Idol (America) you can see it to a certain degree.
This song really sums up the world today in a few parts of the lyrics i.e. :
"There's somethin' wrong with the world today I don't know what it is Something's wrong with our eyes
We're seeing things in a different way And God knows it ain't His It sure ain't no surprise
We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge
There's somethin' wrong with the world today The light bulb's gettin' dim There's meltdown in the sky
If you can judge a wise man By the color of his skin Then mister you're a better man that I
We're livin' on the edge You can't help yourself from fallin' Livin' on the edge You can't help yourself at all Livin' on the edge You can't stop yourself from fallin' Livin' on the edge
Tell me what you think about your sit-u-a-tion Complication - aggravation Is getting to you"
Now this may not hit you between the eyes as it did with me; however, I would ask you to listen to this song and see if you received what I did. I would be very interested in your thoughts and what messages you received.
All the very best,
So what do I consider mediumship to be? Well, first of all I think that it's the ability to understand and use all five of your six senses i.e. touch, hearing, smell, taste and sight, even before you get to the sixth sense. Secondly, we are all born with psychic ability and some of us are able to connect with guides, family, friends and other spirits on the other side and this for me is the sixth sense. Put them all together and you potentially have the ability to connect all of your six senses.
Now before I go any further it is vitally important that you make sure that you are in good health and that you have been able to quiet you own mind either by just sitting quietly or meditating.before you try mediumship. Also, I would never recommend that you try mediumship on your own until you are comfortable (this could be weeks, months, years as we all develop at different speeds i.e. we are all born different and therefore we all have different abilities when it comes to mediumship) and instead look for a good medium, circle or spiritualist church to teach you about the basics and guide you through. A big no no is taking alcohol or drugs prior to doing any mediumship as you are not fully in control..
Okay so you've found a medium/circle/spiritualist church to help you and you've probably read all of the good mediums books like Tony Stockwell, John Edwards, James van Pragh and Gordon Smith. Also, if you were anything like me you went out and bought cards, crystals (very nice), incense etc and probably spent a small fortune on stuff. At this point I am going to tell you something which I wish someone had told me and that is STOP! Before you do anything else, I want you to ask yourself one question and that is "why do you want to be a developing medium"? If your answer is that you think that it will be fantastic to impress your friends at the next party then STOP reading this right now! If however, your answer is that you want to help others who were are in pain because they have lost someone what they loved and are still in pain, or didn't get a chance to say what they needed to before someone passed then READ ON.
So where do I start I hear you saying. First of all I want you to know that this isn't a race and it's not all going to come to you in one sitting unless you are particularly lucky. Let me remind you again about the fact that we are all born differently so we therefore learn differently as well. This is easy for me to say this as when I first started I used to get really frustrated and couldn't understand why I wasn't as good as Joe or Sandy etc. Over time though I have realised that I had to do my apprenticeship first and guess what? I am still learning even now and the only difference is I have more patience now. Also, please do not try to force the issue and you may get certain Mediums or Psychics saying you are either a Medium or Psychic and then you go home and guess what; nothing happens.
Before we go any further I know that you will try and give reading yourself even before I go any further but let me please give you the basics first.
So the first thing I want you to do is to find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for at least 15 to 20 minutes. The next part is I want you to sit or lie down (which ever is comfortable for you). Once you have done this I want you to imagine a bubble which surrounds you and fill it with white (this is to protect you from any negative energy). Ideally you should try and imagine the bubble extends about 10 inches above your head and 10 inches below your feet. Having done that I would then ask you to imagine roots growing down from your feet which extends into the earth or ground beneath your feet. If you are not a visual person then try and imagine a cloak or a suit of armour; for the roots just know that the intention of them going through your feet is enough. There are some Mediums who don't believe that you need to do the above; personally I do so it is entirely up to you as to who you trust and believe in. Having completed that part I now just want you to close your eyes and relax. Breathe in for a count of 7, hold for 1 and then release for 7. If you can do this for 3 repetitions without entering your mind then you are well on your way; if you can't keep going until such a time that you can. The main aim here is for you to relax and to allow you to clear your mind. Don't try and do anything else until you have mastered this bit.
If you did manage to clear your mind then I want you to relax even further and just focus on your breathing and take note of the feelings which you have i.e. what can you smell, what can you see if even though you have your eyes shut, are there any physical sensations, are there any particular tastes which come to you and finally what do you hear? Don't try and force it, just let it come to you and don't be frightened; there isn't anything which will hurt you and you are not going to get possessed or anything as you are in control and you are not open at this stage. Once you have completed this for about 20 minutes and don't worry if it's longer or shorter I want you to come out of the meditation nicely, pull up the roots and keep the bubble/cloak or suit of armour around you. What did you sense? Please make a note of what you received and don't worry if you didn't receive anything or you just fell asleep. Afterall, the first bit that we must learn is about relaxing and resting our minds so that we are able to understand the sensations which we receive. Don't forget to drink pure water once you have completed this and keep a journal of your feelings over a two week period.
Once you have completed this, we can then go onto the next bit which is something I had wished I knew about ages ago.