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A Psychic, Medium’s Perspective

Chasing Spirit

June 13th, 2015

Back from Sabbatical

I had an impression to share some thoughts on the subject of Chasing Spirit. And found I needed to expand on it a little more than I could say on Twitter where I sometimes share psychic/intuitive insights.

I have noticed the endless pursuit of Spirit consume many people during the 25 plus years I have been involved in Spiritualism. People seem to travel all around the world to so-called power spots and any number of spiritual locales in order to find the divine. Those involved in the New Age Movement that was all the rage some time ago seem to have identified certain areas of the world where they seem to believe they can experience the divine. Those areas have remained spiritually special to many people who are interested in and regard them to be places where they can more easily contact the Other Side, the Heavenly Side of life. The other intent seems to be to find that magical spot to perform miracles, clearing away all of our life’s challenges and making the seekers fabulously wealthy.

It seems that those that make it their life’s work chasing Spirit do not find what they’re looking for because they are looking in the wrong place.

Everyone has all the tools and sometimes latent abilities to contact the divine without leaving their homes. I have found the best tool to be meditation for those who are not mediums already. There are any number of guided meditations that create the atmosphere to experience the divine without leaving the comfort of one’s favorite chair. There are also local Spiritualist Churches where anyone can attend a meditation. I think of meditation as the gateway to the Infinite.

I think some other expectations should be addressed. A conscious and deliberate connection to the Infinite/Divine does not remove life’s challenges. The life each of us lives has a purpose, to experience and pursue soul growth or evolution. Each one has within one’s life all the experiences, people needed towards that end. It isn’t elsewhere.

Those that guide me do not suggest that the purpose of life is to shop, running up debt buying poorly made off-shore goods. Those that want us to think that way seem to be purveyors of those things who want to make us feel insecure about ourselves if we’re not buying what they’re selling. Also the pursuit of money to the extent it is being pursued today (greed seems to have become somewhat pathological in some quarters with karmic repercussions) is also not the purpose of life, nor will it be fulfilling. Being a blessing to someone may be.

I suggest real happiness, a state of mind, comes from having good family and friends that you can share your life with good times and bad. And when you ask (pray) or meditate requesting help from the divine you will receive it within your own life’s framework. Spirit/the divine is only a thought, a prayer away. Be assured no need to chase Spirit all over the globe when they’re where you are right now.

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Back to Blogging Again

June 13th, 2015

Back from Sabbatical

I am back to Blogging after taking another sabbatical. Please stay attuned. :)

Is Anyone There?……….Tips For The Non Medium

October 6th, 2013

Psychometry

I thought it would be helpful to share some tips for non mediums for recognizing when someone’s loved ones are around. While everyone has latent medium abilities, not everyone will have them unfold during their lives. They will remain dormant.

There are any number of reasons for this. I suggest one of the main reasons may be the way in which each of us has chosen to evolve our spirit or soul here on Earth.

Other subordinate, but by no means all, reasons may be the fear factor, that is being frightened out of our wits if we were to see a spirit; we have other areas where we must focus in a particular lifetime; or the intent we have for being able to be a medium. Where intent is concerned, the higher evolved Spirit Forces will not help anyone to do harm.

Expanding on that, what will one do with the information received via mediumship? The purpose of mediumship is to be of service, to console the bereaved proving the existence of the Afterlife. Also mediumship helps comfort those who have passed on by allowing them to communicate with those still physically living. Mediumship may be comforting to those in hospice as well as providing proof that there is an Afterlife for all of us. These are some of the factors as to whether or not one unfolds their mediumship.

There are those who study and attend mediumship unfoldment circles for years (I’ve heard of 20 years or more without results). I would say that perhaps they weren’t meant for mediumship in this lifetime. And that’s just fine. Everyone has their own individual natural talents.

Loved ones in the Afterlife only come to visit because they love, care and have concern for us, not for any other reason. This needs to be said because of the other sensational, misleading, negative, misconceptions about mediumship held by some people.

So here are some tips for the non medium. If one spontaneously thinks of a loved one who has crossed over, they are likely around. If you start using phrases that a loved one only uses, they are likely around. When you look at a photograph of a loved one, they are likely around. If you think a loved one is standing next to you, they’re likely there. When you are doing a pleasant activity that you used to do together with a loved one, they are likely there.

Sometimes in people’s grief what is sensed is dismissed as just an emotional reaction to grief. It’s been my experience that it’s those things that we must acknowledge because our loved ones are trying to let us know that they’re around and fine. This applies to both people and pets.

You may wish to refer to my other Blog post “So You Wanna Be a Medium” for a few more insights.

I think what I’ve listed above will give the reader some helpful hints as it were to be able to tell when their loved ones are near. So in answer to the question “Is anyone There?” There probably is.

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Spiritualism’s Who’s Who

August 19th, 2013

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Modern Spiritualism has a fascinating and sometimes colorful history with many pioneers who were the elite of society from all over the world. Some individuals were openly Spiritualists.  Others kept it quiet.  In Canada, the U.S.A. and other first world countries, we live in tolerant and pluralistic societies.  This was not the case in the early days of Spiritualism.  And, unfortunately there is still religious intolerance and prejudice today.

 

I’m hoping to add more famous Spiritualists as I continue my research. I welcome contributions with sources to the list of  21st Century, famous Spiritualist persons who are household names.

 

Let’s begin with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famous author of the Sherlock Holmes Mysteries.  He was one of the pioneers of Spiritualism promoting and lecturing extensively on the subject. Sir Arthur wrote “A History of Modern Spiritualism, Volumes I and II,” amongst other books on Spiritualism.  Many are now out of print, but can be accessed at reference libraries and some on line.  If you go to the pages Section of the Group, you will see a link to a You Tube clip of Conan Doyle speaking about Spiritualism.

 

Two very important Heads of State were Spiritualists, albeit unofficial.  They were President Abraham Lincoln of the U.S. and Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.  To learn more click on Famous Historical Believers in the Afterlife.

 

Very famous inventor Thomas Edison was interested in Spiritualism.  He attempted to construct an instrument that would connect this world with the next world. Thomas Edison link:  http://www.angelfire.com/nj/writeups/journal3.html and quote:

?However, there was one invention Edison wanted to create but the time was not right — an instrument to communicate with loved ones in the Spirit World. The Revs. Tom and Lisa Butler refers to it in their forthcoming book ?There is No Death and There are No Dead? subtitled: ?Evidence of Survival through EVP and ITC.? (Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental TransCommunication)

The Butlers write: Thomas Edison believed that there could be a radio frequency between the long and short waves, which would make possible some form of telepathic contact with the other world. In the October 1920 issue of Scientific American(47), Edison was quoted as saying;

“If our personality survives, then it is strictly logical or scientific to assume that it retains memory, intellect, other faculties and knowledge that we acquire on this Earth. Therefore, if personality exists after what we call death, it is reasonable to conclude that those who leave the Earth would like to communicate with those they have left here. I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something.”

See also http://www.prairieghosts.com/oh-milan.html

 

There is a website that provides specifications for building Edison’s GhostBox.  Click on the link above.  The Page is titled ”Frank’s Box”, Frank Sumption. 

Carl Jung’s, (famous psychologist), family were practicing Spiritualists.  Jung studied mediums.  I would conclude that many of his Jungian philosophies arose out of his involvement with Spiritualism.  It is said he practiced automatic writing.

 

Queen Alexandra and I would go so far as to say many of the Russian Royal Family were interested in Spiritualism in its early days.  Other European Royals were interested in Spiritualism as well.  Please click on this link to learn more about European Royalty and Spiritualism. 

 

Suffragette/Feminist Susan B. Anthony was a Spiritualist. .  Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were inextricably intertwined, working in the suffragette and antislavery movements .  They were the pioneers of what we consider the Feminist movement of today.  In many cases, they were only allowed to speak at Spiritualist venues.

 

American millionare and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt had a close association with Victoria Woodhull http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9536447 and http://www.lib.siu.edu/departments/speccoll/inventories/015 , feminist, Spiritualist, and first woman to run for President in the U.S. I would consider both to be Spiritualists. Vanderbilt helped finance Victoria Woodhull?s New York City Brokerage firm.  Here are a few other links on Cornelius Vanderbilt:

http://www.britannica.com/eb/topic-622929/Cornelius-Vanderbilt

http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/vrr/tales.shtml

 

Here?s a link to an extremely interesting archived article from the New York Times from 1887 regarding the trial of Victoria Woodhull : http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E01E2DB153EE73BBC4D51DFBF668383669FDE.

 

Spiritualism can be proud of the accomplishments of its pioneers and trail blazers.

 


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Back to Blogging

March 23rd, 2013

Back from Sabbatical

After taking a sabbatical from Blogging, I hope to post some new Articles soon. I have recently added a new Page to the Blog, so have already begun adding material to it. Please have a look in the Pages Section to the right under Spiritualist Directory. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s In Store for 2012

January 10th, 2012

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Looking into the Future

It’s the beginning of the New Year once again. There’s the expectation for psychics to predict upcoming events in 2012. Some of the expectations I’ve come across are predictions for the end of the world, earth changing events, what’s happening with celebrities and so forth.

And, no the world will not come to an end in December 2012. I don’t see a world-wide spiritual awakening either. The world will be the same on December 21 and beyond as it was on December 20, 2012. Everyone will be as intuitive on December 22 as they were on December 20 as well. Folks are looking for magic wands to heal the world and everything in it. It just doesn’t happen that way I’m afraid. Read the rest of this entry »

Psychometry, Your Unconscious Psychic Ability

June 8th, 2011

Psychometry

Psychometry is a psychic ability that many if not all people use unconsciously in their daily lives. What is psychometry you may well ask? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines it as “divination of facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with or proximity to the object “Personally I would not use the term divination. I would rather describe it as the utilization of one’s psychic faculties to obtain information about an object or owner of an object

Further “it seems to be a property of matter that it carries with it permanently, as a sort of influence or aura, a complete history of itself.” [A. Campbell Holms, The Facts of Psychic Science (New Hyde Park, New York: University Books 1969), p. 93] Read the rest of this entry »

Principles of Spiritualism

April 3rd, 2011

Emma Hardinge Britten

While Modern Spiritualism has no Dogmas or Creeds per se, there are two fairly widely used sets of Principles. Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand mostly use those brought forward through the mediumship of one of the pioneers of Spiritualism Emma Hardinge Britten (pictured above). There is some conflicting information about her Principles, whether or not the Spirit of Robert Owen communicated them to Britten( This information may be found on Psypioneer’s website.) Read the rest of this entry »

Spirituality Matters All Year Long

December 11th, 2010

Heaven

It’s the Christmas season once again. This time of year makes me reflect more on spirituality and what real wealth is because of the power shopping that goes on. The frenzied shopping has begun with post Thanksgiving sales. The acquisition of mountains of things is especially highlighted for me at this time of year.

I think people have lost sight of what’s really important. North American society seems to have turned into shopping junkies. The economy is based on unhealthy consumerism in my opinion. This has caused the economic problems we are facing today. Read the rest of this entry »

Fishing Mediums, Psychics Leave Me Cold

September 9th, 2010

Fishing Expedition

Over the summer I have had the opportunity to observe a few different styles of mediumship and psychic readings being demonstrated at events I had attended. I have found what I have seen a bit disturbing. I thought about whether to Blog about this for a long time. I came to the decision to state my views on what I had seen. For the record what I’m about to describe is not what I do.

There apparently is a style of mediumship that is being taught and demonstrated in the United Kingdom, in Canada and perhaps elsewhere where the Medium or Psychic stands up in a room full of people and “receives” some type of supernatural communication. I’ll use Worker to describe the individual that is demonstrating mediumship or psychic readings. Read the rest of this entry »