Are You Looking to Develop Your Psychic Abilities?



Over many years, I’ve become an experienced psychic medium through training: classes, workshops, trial and error, my own mishap experiences, sitting in meditation circle. And then gained even more experience when I started teaching classes, workshops, lectures and holding meditation circles. (And guess what? My own trial and error and mishap experiences are the strongest lessons I’ve learned!)

It’s the mishaps and the trial and errors that I want to share with you. They are protocols, practices and meditations that I did not learn from a teacher. Experience and my spirit guides became my teachers.

These are the things that I am sharing with you. These are the things I know work. All I ask of you is to take the time to use them, practice them and dedicate yourself to the practice.

I’ve taught these principals over the past 12-15 years. Sometimes by myself, sometimes with a co teacher. But what I have honed is a specialized system that can take you through the steps, building on each other to a proper psychic that can access spirit guides and information for yourself or others.

Now, if you are interested in some of the virtual classes and workshops I am teaching, look at the Development Meditation for Psychic Abilities (free) It includes a video lesson, guided meditation audio (I’m well known for my guided meditations), article, and interview I gave to Cinnamon Moon. This is the best way to find out how I teach. I know you’re going to enjoy it.

I cover beginning lessons and expand into progressive workshops There is an ongoing version you can use for your sacred time, and a full packet on how to connect with your spirit guides and get a deeper link. Everything is done in a very laid back and comfortable style. I do my best to make it easy to understand, but I want you to do your work and unfold your gifts. Plus, I am constantly adding and expanding my offerings.

If you are on the lookout for exploring your options for self-development, or expanding your practice and growth, check out my Intuitive Arts Learning Center. I’m always available for assistance and if you become a student, you can also join my Secret Doorway Interactive Page on Facebook. It’s great for support and connecting with like minded folks.

Dream Communication with Ancestors



Do you ever wish you could access the wisdom of your ancestors? It’s possible do that, and many people do it regularly. There is some prep work to do for this, so I’ll describe how I recommend doing it.

Always start before you go to sleep. Go into a light meditation and connect with your guides. You actually have a Dream Guide, so it’s important to connect with that one in particular.

During this meditation, ask your guides to meet you in the subconscious mind during your dreamtime. The subconscious is a non-judgmental area for you. So, if there is a fear from a past life, etc., you can go there in the dreams with your guides and experience the event with no judgment, just love. This usually clears the fear. Subconscious is the part of your mind that is open to intuitive and flowing information. Your guides can reach you easily through the subconscious.

If you invite guides for the dreamtime, then pose a question or reason for them to be there. Ask for a special guidance. You may remember the dream and the information given to you. If not, the answer is still there, just know that it will move up to the conscious as you need it. Yes, as you develop, your dreams will get much more colorful and informative. You may even go to a school setting and learn spirit stuff!

After a while, you will be able to know that you are in your dream, and can continue the conversation there. This called Lucid Dreaming.

After you are familiar with this process, you can meet your Ancestors (or more recent relatives) in the dreamtime. Just ask your Dream Guide to introduce you to a particular ancestor you might need to connect with. That encounter will happen in the subconscious and you can access it at later times. Your ancestors may come in different ways. But usually it is a shift of energy. There is a certain “knowing” that they are there. And they will not talk like your regular guides. They impart information in full downloads, or bundles of unrecognizable pieces. Some may take awhile to decipher. Others are things you already know and understand.

You already have the connection to your ancestors. They are part of you. The come before you to spread the path open. So it is more like you are just becoming re-acquainted with them and their knowledge.

After the dream is over, and you realize they have been with you, always be grateful to your guides and ancestors for being there. Communicating with your ancestors can become a beautiful part of your spiritual life.

Copyright 2017 Melissa Leath
http://www.melissaleath.com

Charge for the Gifts of Spirit?


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Know Your Worth, and Be Worthy of Your Knowing
Taken from Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics, Chapter 8 The Bottom Line

Some students ask me: Is it right to charge for one’s services as a medium? After all, it’s a gift from God, isn’t it? It seems like you are cashing in on God’s goodness by taking money for it.

I love that question and I grappled with it myself for many years. When we were working within the Spiritualist Church, an associate medium got a small booth at area psychic fairs and charged for short readings. I was aghast! I felt she was disrespecting the spiritual gift by charging for her readings.

Several years later, I went to a psychic fair just to see what it was all about. There were readers and vendors, and several people giving lectures about various spiritual and metaphysical concepts. The attendees were hungry for information. Some were unfamiliar with the concept of spiritualism, but still were interested in finding out about spirit communication.

The short readings that attendees paid for introduced them to spirit communication and psychic abilities. I realized that there are other valid ways to present spiritual information as well as in church. Educating the public about spiritual concepts can be a respectable way to make a living.

Let me ask you this: Have you ever bought a beautiful painting because the artwork and colors were so special? Have you ever had your transmission rebuilt by an expert mechanic who had been recommended to you? Have you eaten at a five-star restaurant and tasted the exploding flavors of the chef’s specialty? Or bought an engaging musical recording by an aspiring singer/songwriter? All these people have God-given talents as well. Would you suggest these artists just give you what they do, without any kind of compensation? If you’ll notice, the artists and chefs and mechanics that are extremely talented and sought after receive the highest pay.

Being a medium, psychic or intuitive is no different. Many readers have been led to do this spiritual work full time. It is their ministry. Ministers from many religions receive a salary, and earn their living that way. Do not judge anyone who is asking for payment as an even exchange of energy.

When you go back to the thought and understanding that everything is energy, then money starts to make more sense. I believe that all service is worth a fair and even exchange of energy. Many times that means paying money for what services you receive. Other times, an exchange of materials or other services is appropriate. Many people embrace bartering as a means for this.

If you intend to make a living as a psychic or medium then you will want to address the idea of accepting money as a way of exchanging energy. Look around at other readers to get a good idea of what the market in your area is doing with charging for services. Be sure to stay within that market range. Many readers provide two different time frames for readings: one long session for full readings (usually an hour, depending on the type of reading you do), the other is a shorter session (to address specific areas or follow-up from another session).
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Be sure to let your client know what the time frames are for each session, and then adhere to it by setting a timer. Starting on time and ending on time is essential. You create the time standard by the way you deal with it. I usually set my timer five to ten minutes before the session is over. I tell the client (before the session starts) that the timer will go off in time for us to wrap up the reading. That way they will know ahead of time when the session is done. If you honor the time set for the session and tell your client when it is over, then they will honor your time also.

Melissa Leath Copyright 2011
This is an excerpt from my book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics.

Are You A Psychic Kid’s Parent?


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Parents Panel Discussion and Spirit Mini-Camp for Kids

I just have to share this with you!

This month, I will be part of two exciting events. The 2nd Annual Parents of the New Kids Panel Discussion (June 24) and Spirit Mini-Camp for Kids and Teens (June 25)

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If you think you might have one of the New Kids (aka Indigo or Psychic) the Panel Discussion will be of great help for you. The panelists have direct knowledge and hands on experience with psychic kids and their parents. You can ask any question you have including what the signs are, how to cope, and anything else that comes to your mind.

DATE & TIME: Friday, June 24, 7-9pm. HOSTS/PANELISTS: Joanne Franchina & Rose Vanden Eynden. Guest Panelists: Patti Kessler, Melissa Leath & more
PRICE: $45; pre-registration required. Early registrations (by June 4) $40. Register your child for the Spirit Mini-Camp for Kids event and receive a free copy of Does Your Child See Sparkles? by Melissa Leath ($10 value). www.yourinnercompass.com/id220.html

Spirit Mini-Camp:

    Kids Camp

— Children ages 7-11. Kids that are just learning that they are psychic or empathic can learn to use those abilities and share with other kids.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 25, 10 am – 2:30 pm. INSTRUCTORS: Melissa Leath, Meredith Melvin, Patti Kessler & Joanne Franchina.
PRICE: $90; includes crystal set (value $20) and class materials. Early registrations (by June 4) $80. Family discount, $5 less each child.
www.yourinnercompass.com/id221.html

    Teens Camp

— Children ages 12-17. Teenagers who are more aware of these abilities, will benefit. Will address working with energy and connecting with spirit guides.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 25, 10 am – 2:30 pm
PRICE: $90; includes class materials. Early registrations (by June 4) $80. Family discount, $5 less each child. INSTRUCTORS: Patti Kessler, Melissa Leath & Rose Vanden Eynden.
www.yourinnercompass.com/id221.html

I hope to see you there!
Melissa Leath
www.melissaleath.com

What Is Mediumship? Séances, Circles and Channeling


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Taken from Chapter 2, Intuition, Psychics, and Mediumship, of Psychic integrity, the Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics

What Is Mediumship?

Mediumship is being aware of the vibrations of spirit beings, and receiving messages from them. It is the communication of a deceased loved one through an intermediary. The information is then given to those who are grieving the loss of the loved one.

Connecting with the crown chakra (or seventh energy center) at the top of the head, a bridge is built to the higher levels or planes of existence. By building this bridge, an association is made with visions, imagination, and spiritual awakening. The main purpose of mediumship is to provide recognition of continuing life after the physical death, and to transmit love and encouragement.

By working through the crown chakra, the medium’s spiritual path is empowered and opens to integrity in becoming responsible in communication dealings. Association with the higher realms also plants a firm foundation for the connection with finer vibratory entities and spirit teachers. Mediums do not usually attract lower-level energies, as long as the connection is established with higher vibrations.

Another reason spirit beings open communication with the living is to give evidential information that can be acknowledged by those still in the body. They create physical activities often recognized as paranormal activity, and perceived by humans in a physical manner.

Mediumship involves cooperation between a living person and a person in the spirit realm. This entails either communication of some kind or physical manipulation of energies. Mediumship is divided into two categories: mental (communication) or physical (energy manipulation).

Mental mediumship is communication by thought transference from the spirit to the medium. Mental information is communicated, and then spoken by the medium. Information is brought to the medium as feelings, words, thought forms or impressions.

How clearly the information is relayed depends on how deep the medium is under control: the deeper the control, the purer the information. Mediumistic control has to do with the connection made by the spirit with the medium, using a combination of mental and physical energy. The bond or link is made by the two through the consciousness of the medium. It can be a strong link or very light. The control is determined by the strength of the link.

If the link is a good one, practiced over time, different levels of trance can be manifested. Since spirit information flows through a living mind, with personal emotions, it could become clouded with personal influence by the medium.
Mediumship, or communication with deceased loved ones, can be very healing to those of us who are left here on earth. The person going through a grieving process may need evidence to prove there is life after death, and reassurance that the loved one really is alright. There is a re-uniting of what appeared to be separated. Then closure begins.

The spirit also has a real need to connect with their living loved one to let them know all is well. There is a reaching out by both parties to recognize that the bond has not been broken, just transformed.

Then the deceased loved one has an opportunity to share the experience of transition. This gives comfort with the knowledge that death does not end life, but creates a new expansion of what life really is.

Physical mediumship is accomplished by using physical energy, under control as in the mental mediumship, but usually from a much deeper trance. The spirit manages the transformation of energy into physical objects, movement or sounds. A paranormal event occurs in the physical, and can be felt, heard or seen by the living.

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This physical form of mediumship is probably the most unusual demonstration of what a spirit entity can do through medium control. Unfortunately there have been far too many contrived and deceitful examples of the séance event. Because of that, many people discredit the entire concept of mediumship.

The spirit entity in control of the evidential séance uses both mental and physical energies of the medium to create a physical manifestation, something all those sitting in the séance as participants in the experience can witness. The physical medium has an abundance of electromagnetic and etheric energy (human energy field, part of the aura which is rich with human emotions) emanating as part of their aura/energy field. Usually, while the medium is in a deep trance state, the spirit being uses this etheric energy and creates ectoplasm.

If you have ever seen the movie “Ghostbusters” or any ghostladen, scary program, you have seen a filmy or cloudy emanation around or coming from an entity, spirit being or ghost. This is the best representation of ectoplasm available. Although the medium’s etheric energy is the main source for the event, usually more is gathered from the sitters (séance participants). If the energies are plentiful, a large amount of ectoplasm is formed to work with. The use of personal auric energy is the main ingredient for this operation to be successful. It requires the full attention of everyone in the séance. This is why the sitters in the séance not only experience the event, but actually become part of it. It can be a very dramatic demonstration of energy manipulation by spirit.

The Trance State: A deep control by the spirit will produce a trance state of consciousness with the medium. A lighter trance is used for mental mediumship, and a deeper trance is used for physical mediumship.

Indicators for the trance state are similar to those for deep meditation. Trance can be recognized by the slowing down of many of the medium’s automatic physical body processes which are generally controlled unconsciously: heart rate, breathing and body temperature. It is not the same as the sleep state, but could be confused with it. For all intents and purposes, the medium is unconscious.

Since spirit speaks directly through the consciousness of the medium in the trance condition, the voice will sound much different from the person’s usual voice. This is considered more accurate information and is often called direct voice.

Channeling is a mild form of trance, in which the medium is usually still awake and aware of the information coming through. It deals with spiritual teachings coming from the higher realms. As I see it, if you are unaware of the information coming through, you are in deep trance. If you are given a trail of information as a conversation, a lecture or a class, then you are channeling.

The medium gives consent to be used by the spirit being, by going into the trance state. The spirit is now in control of the energy transformation and can manipulate the ectoplasm to produce phenomena.

A medium can facilitate physical phenomena because there is an abundance of this etheric ectoplasm. This is a part of the subtle energy body that allows us to operate as humans. In a physical medium, this subtle body is more loosely attached than in most people. {More on this in chapter 3 “How You Can Talk to Heaven (and How You Can’t)”.}

There is no limit to what can be done through physical mediumship, as long as the proper conditions are held in the séance room. These physical phenomena can range from rapping, levitation of objects or people, flickering lights, independent writing/painting, direct voice, and partial or full materialization of spirit bodies. As a witness in many séances during my years in the work, I have seen a light show that would rival any rock concert! I have seen apports (objects materialize out of thin air) in full view during the daylight. It truly is amazing what can be done during spirit control.

Why is it important to have physical phenomena? If the spirit mind (and we all have a spirit mind) can transform matter, then the same intelligence can transform other areas of life to manifest the world we know we could have. Information is being shared by many metaphysical teachers about the Law of Attraction and Manifestation. Physical phenomenon is another form of evidence to validate manifestation.

Psychic Integrity, the Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics, by Melissa Leath

Member’s Only Online Psychic Development


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Psychic Development Class Alternative

Can’t make it to local classes? Then this option is just for you! Self Study as You Want It!

For those of you who want to study with Melissa Leath, but live too far away to attend onsite classes, this is a wonderful way for you to participate in your own self-development, only in a closed, private group. Held once a month, with projects to keep you working at home. They are for unfoldment and development of psychic awareness and mediumship awakening. Both novice and seasoned students benefit from these classes. A warm and safe environment has come from these classes and all are welcome.

Class Format:

  • Monthly Online Psychic Development Class (Beginners or Experienced)
  • Video Package sent to you the first of each month, with follow up exercises.
  • Study the program when you have the time!
  • Guided Meditation Audio
  • Group interaction on a secret Facebook page the last Thursday of the month.
  • Many lessons taken from Melissa’s book “Psychic Integrity”.
  • **** You MUST have a Facebook account, and become a “Friend” to Melissa Leath on Facebook, in order to take part in the interactive discussion. (This is not required but included in the price. No price adjustments allowed.)

    Be sure Melissa has your proper email, since this is how the Video Package will be delivered. You can reach her at: monthlyonlineclass@gmail.com

    What they’re saying…

    This is just a note to tell you how much I have learned and enjoyed with your 4 week series on my spirit guides. I have been able to make a connection that I never sensed before now. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, time, effort and good heart. I am grateful to you and my guides. – John Wead, class member of Doorway to Your Spirit Guides Workshop.

    Your sweet, kind nature has imbued my life with so much knowledge and kindness. You teach without trying – what a great example to follow. –Jackie Stearns Jenkins, Intuitive Medium Reader and Massage Therapist

    To find out more click here!
    YOU CAN START AT ANYTIME — VIDEO PACKETS ARE SENT OUT THE FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH.

    Who should attend? —
    Have you been getting psychic “hits” at different times of the day? Do you think you are psychic, but not sure? Are you interested in gaining control over this gift? Would you like to share with others of like-mind, in a safe environment? Then this is the class for you.

    Your Instructor:
    Melissa Leath uses her book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics as the basis for the class. It will be used for a foundation of her teachings. She has been co-teacher (with Sharon Smythe) for two ongoing development classes, since 2006, in the Ohio area.

    Melissa Leath, owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program™, works with psychic/mediumistic kids and young adults in private mentoring programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Counseling, was certified as a spiritual medium in 1983, and ordained as a spiritualist minister in 1997. Life Visionary™ and author of a number of books including her newest: Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids, her mission is to guide as many people as possible through her books, sessions, and programs. She teaches both online and in person, has taught meditation and parapsychology courses at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and is one of only a handful of mediums offering classes for psychically gifted children. She has written for DreamWeaver Magazine, and is a regular featured radio guest. http://www.melissaleath.com

    Proof Watch Party, John Edward, and Residual Hauntings


    proofHave you been watching Proof, a television program on TNT network? It’s pretty amazing, if you like to investigate life after death, and spirit communication. (Description: Following the death of her teenage son, a divorce, and a rift with her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Tyler is persuaded by Ivan Turing, a tech inventor and billionaire with cancer, to investigate supernatural cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings, in hopes to find evidence that death is not final.)

    I was invited to a Watch Party with John Edward last week. It was very interesting idea: watch the program, follow his Tweets and Facebook posts about the program as it is shown.

    He also had one of the actors from the Proof program (Jennifer Beal) with him. So you could get inside information that way too.

    I do not have Tweet capability (never could figure that out!), but I did watch the posts on John’s Facebook page. And followers could post questions and comments to his page too. He commented with answers when he could.

    I know how this type of thing goes, as far as the Facebook interaction. I have a monthly Interactive Discussion on a Secret Page of Facebook. It is part of my Monthly Online Psychic Development Class. Members receive a Video Packet (video lesson and guided meditation audio by me), at the first of each month. Then they watch the lesson and use the meditation each day during the month in their own spare time. Then we get together at the end of the month to discuss and question what transpired for each member.

    Anyway, it is really fun to do that Facebook discussion. It moves really fast, and you have to follow what everyone is saying and respond to it. It has always been fun and informative. So for John Edward to put one of these things together must have really been fun for him and Jennifer Beal of Proof.

    ghostinroomThere was one area of the program that I know was incorrect. The medium that was consulted about the haunting at the church and graveyard made a statement that I do not agree with. He said that a residual haunting was when the soul separated from a dying person during a traumatic death event. And the soul was still on earth haunting the area.

    Well, the way I understand it, a residual haunting is a culmination of energy from a traumatic event creating an imprint. It is like a replay of the event over and over, but there are no spirits involved. It is only the result of such strong energy. The spirit (or soul) of the person who died is not still there haunting the place.

    Now, I have only watched this one episode. But if all of them are disseminating incorrect information like this, it cannot benefit us in anyway. If you know me at all, you know I only stand for integrity in this field. Anything else is not worth my time.

    I am sorry to say that I do not support this program, and will not endorse it. And it’s too bad. Because we need high standards and honest reflection of our spiritual (albeit paranormal) endeavors. Of course, I consider what I do as normal — not paranormal. But that is another article!

    If you saw the program, give me a shout out below on the comments area. Let me know what you think.

    Copyright 2015, Melissa Leath

    http://www.melissaleath.com