I have met several people (and more very recently) who have always had mediumistic abilities. You notice I did not say they were mediums. Because being a medium is very different that having the ability to be one.
Example: Let me give you an example. Let’s say you have two neighbors. Marge and Susan are both six years old. They both love to stand on the stage and sing. (sometimes it sounds good, but usually not) Whenever Marge has a chance, she goes to the stage and sings. (sometimes it sounds good, but usually not) However, Susan starts going to other places to sing too, such as church events, birthday parties, school plays, etc. As Susan grows a little, she asks her parents to let her take singing lessons. She gets better, and begins to understand how to control her voice. Then she studies music in college and over many years becomes a vocal artist.
Marge and Susan both had the ability to be singers. Susan studied and worked at it to control the ability and become the singer. Marge stayed where she was without ever growing.
Developing mediumship requires time, hard work, study, and patience. There is nothing instant about developing mediumship. Intuition, psychic abilities, and mediumship are ongoing processes, requiring considerable practice and study. It does not manifest after a weekend intensive with certificate of completion. There is a certain integrity that comes after years of study and practice.
Connecting with your first spirit entities, or seeing and hearing spirits, as a young child is a good start. But this does not give you the ability to understand how to assist others in dealing with their problems in a consultation. You still do not know what to do if you connect with a lower entity. The responsibility is huge when it comes to this work.
There are many experiences, scenarios and practices that will help to perfect your newfound ability. It’s important to work with a mentor or teacher to recognize what to do in certain situations you have not yet experienced. Even well-established mediums continue to study and be guided, consulting with their teachers on a regular basis.
It’s important to learn and practice the techniques of presenting and delivering information you receive from spirit communication. Connecting with a deceased loved one is only the beginning of understanding the process.
Don’t be too anxious to hang a reader’s sign on your door. Handling certain experiences should be learned in class, not with a live client. It takes fierce commitment to responsibly enter someone’s personal space.
Mediumship does not happen overnight. It takes time to develop and time to understand the complexity of what is happening. Be ready to make a commitment to yourself to work on the gift for as long as it takes.
Do not rely solely on an unfoldment (spirit) circle each week to develop your gifts. Study on your own. Read as much as you can to continue your spiritual growth. It has been said that there is no final completion to mediumship, but a constant learning and growing.
So to develop into a strong medium, you must do like Susan did when she wanted to be a singer. She did everything she could to learn to control her voice and experience as much as possible.
Blessings until next time…M/