Does A Metaphysical Workshop Certification Really Prepare You?



Many people these days are very interested in being of assistance and working in healing fields. This could include Psychic or Medium Readers, Astrologists, Tarot Readers, Energy Healers, Coaches, Consultants, Spiritual Counselors, Ministers…the list goes on and on. It seems that with the shifting energies of the Universe, many are becoming aware, enlightened and knowing they are to be of service.

But let’s stop and think about this for a minute. Of course, being of service is a noble and important aspiration. But in doing so, you have to be aware of your limitation as far as assistance goes. You must be prepared. You must have experience.

You must be in the field, training under supervision for a certain period of time before you have the confidence to carry on by yourself.

I remember when I was ordained in the ministry of a spiritual church. I felt very inadequate…and I had been in training for well over 10 years, with on going classes in spirituality, meditation practices, metaphysics, work within the church, internship, countless hours of reading countless numbers of books. And all of a sudden, I had license to be a minister. To minister to people with problems, situations, challenges.

“Oh my God,” I said, literally. “Oh my God, am I really ready for this?” In one moment, while being ordained, I was finally aware of the responsibility involved with this opportunity! “What if someone comes to me for help with a really BIG PROBLEM?”

I had been working with people for years, assisting in spiritual counseling and mediumship. But I was awestruck. What if I told someone the wrong information? What if….what if…..what if…. I felt like I had been pushed out without any training.

But after I continued my work, serving my clients and following my ministry (my heart led passion), I realized I had been given plenty of training and experience over the years. If I ran into a problem I couldn’t work with properly, I had a battery of associates and colleagues to rely on. I realized I didn’t have to do it all. I didn’t have to do it by myself.

This sort of vocational trauma came after I had been sufficiently prepared. What happens when you have only attended one workshop, given a certification and turned out to do the work?

I’ll tell you what happens: You may feel so unprepared that you fall away from your chosen vocation and wander around not really knowing what to do, never really fulfilling your heart’s desire, your chosen path.

You may end up making severe mistakes. You may present yourself as capable of performing a service to your clients. But they don’t know you are without proper experience. Sooner or later, the faith and trust your clientele give you is lost.

Be sure to continue in your chosen field after your first certification. But go slowly. Take your time. Work with a mentor or someone you respect in the same field. You know they say, ‘Wine is not done before it’s time!” Wine actually has to ‘work’ for a period of time before it is ready to drink. Otherwise, you get a very bitter taste!
Be the glass of fine wine. Be the best you can be in whatever you choose to do!

Copyright 2017, Melissa Leath
This article was previously published in SelfGrowth.com

Becoming Spiritually Mature as a Psychic Reader


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Becoming spiritually mature requires a giant leap of faith. Along with that faith comes the realization that you are capable of making good, sound decisions. Having a responsible attitude is to know you are ready for spirit to move you toward the right decisions.

Growing in spirituality and psychic abilities requires the same learning process as growing from childhood to the teen years and on to adulthood. By the time you have matured to adulthood (spiritually speaking), you have learned how to trust in your own abilities.

With knowledge comes responsibility. Being spiritually mature involves great responsibility. Psychic readers are responsible for the information they share with their clients. To assist their clients properly, they need to be educated and mature enough in their spirituality to be a responsible source of information and service.

There is no excuse for wrong action. You aren’t the child you used to be. You have been given access to wisdom; you must use it correctly. Now is the time to adopt the attitude of responsibility. By your attitude, you assume a position. An attitude of responsibility implies that you are capable of adult action. As you grow in spirituality and develop your intuition and psychic ability, you realize the importance of your gift. This gift is meant to be used in love and to uplift everyone with whom you are connected.

To find out more about becoming a responsible psychic medium, research my book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics (Balboa Press division of Hay House Publishing).

Also, you can access me through Private Mentoring Sessions or Online Development Classes. Find Your Psychic Self at http://www.melissaleath.com

 

Finding the Right Psychic For You


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While talking to some new friends recently, I realized many folks do not know how to find a good psychic reader. But what is more important, they do not know how to find the Right Psychic for them. So I pulled out the book I wrote a couple years ago (Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics), and copied this information from it. If you are looking for just the right psychic for you, then here are some pointers:

“There are many quality and professional readers for you to choose from. But knowing ahead of time how the psychic proceeds in the reading is important. You want to have a competent and honest reader. There are some simple guidelines for the process of choosing a reader:

“1. Know what you want. Why are you going to a reader? Is there something specific you want to know? Is it about a past problem or emotional issue? Do you want to see what is possible for the future? Is it dealing with the loss of a loved one? What is your bottom line? It is easier to interview your potential readers knowing what information you want. Find out if their focus and style fit your needs. Usually, any type of reading can assist you with questions about your life. It is the reader’s psychic ability, or skill with divination tools, that supplies your answers.

“2. You are shopping for a life consultant. Your interview should reflect that desire. Ask questions to find out exactly what you want to know about the reader. (I’ll give sample answers after each question.) How long have you been a reader? (A reader who has only been working with the public for a few months may not be qualified or experienced enough to address your situation.) Who were your teachers or mentors? (Most reputable readers have studied with someone for a number of years, learning to use their gifts, and relying on the mentor for assistance in understanding the dynamics of psychic/medium abilities.) How do you receive your information and what kind of things could you tell me? (The reader will tell you if they are able to connect with your energy field, connect with spirit energies, or use a tool, such as tarot or palms.) What is a typical reading like? (The reader should be able to tell you how long the reading will last, if they use prayer and protection, if they expect questions, or would rather give channeled information from their guides.)

“3. Ask if they provide a taped reading (or other recording/ transcript). If not, let them know you will be bringing your own recorder. You can refer to the recording later, again and again, and receive the full benefit of the reading.

“4. How do you feel while talking to the readers? Do they answer your questions to your satisfaction? Do they take the time to explain their answers fully? Expect the same results from the reading.

“While attending a psychic fair or other metaphysical event with multiple readers, you have a chance to use some of the suggested guidelines listed above. This is a perfect place to find a new reader, especially if you have never had a session with a psychic before. As you enter the event, be sure to pick up a program guide, listing all the exhibitors there. Read the description for each reader. Highlight a few that look promising to you and go to their booths to see them.

“Notice what the booth looks like. Is it nicely decorated, or does it look plain or disheveled? Does the reader seem approachable? Ask them some of the questions I have suggested to determine the right reader for you. How do you feel about the person while you talk to them? These are ways to help you decide who is right for you.

“Another good way to find a reader is to go to a local metaphysical book store. Many times, the book store will have one or more readers there that give readings on a regular basis. Talk to the owner or manager of the store and ask about the readers there.

“Tell the person in charge that you have not had a reading before and ask for their suggestion on who would be good.”

What kind of experiences have you had with your quest for the right psychic? Leave a comment below so everyone can benefit from your thoughts. Thanks!

2011 Copyright, Melissa Leath, Psychic Integrity.

Finding Peace in a Psychic Mind


MindToo often my world is crazy busy. Just like you, I am sure, there is work, house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, more work (this includes writing, website stuff, psychic readings, and teaching classes), and extended family members that need attention, including kid stuff. Plus, I kinda like having a little personal time. It seems there is never enough time in a day, never enough room to think things through…

But if you are psychic as I am, then you know what it is like to be bombarded with energy pushes, astral garbage rolling in and out of the mind, spirit guides relaying information, and being vulnerable to the emotions and energies of other people.

Also, the Earth is going through massive shifting and changes. Since we are humans, we are connected to the Earth Changes as a normal thing. But if you are sensitive and aware then you “feel” all that Mother Earth is sending: volcanoes, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and other earthly meteorological shifts. But also the effects of sun flares and moon phases. The list goes on and on.

What is a person to do? How do you sort it all out? How can you have Peace of Mind if you are Psychic?

Well, here are a few things I have found that will assist you in dealing with it all. At least dealing with the psychic aspect, so you can have calm and quiet to work your regular (normal?) life:

1. Start your day with 5 minutes of solitude. Usually the best time is just before you get out of the bed. But anytime in the first 20 minutes of your day. Sit quietly. Plan on doing nothing. This gives your mind a break. (I know, you just woke up. But your mind has been dreaming all night trying to make sense of your previous day.) So taking a few minutes, it helps your mind to re-fresh, or reboot. This sets the mood for the rest of the day.
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2. Have a serious talk with your guides. Yeah. Really talk — out loud, or an internal conversation — to your guides. Let them know your wishes. Your guides are there with you all the time to help you, and assist you in this lifetime. So put them to good use! They can filter out all the astral garbage (that’s what I call low level energies and entities that have nothing good to say about anyone or anything). Also, they can help you stay focused on certain goals or points on your list of what to do today.

3. Take charge. You ultimately are in charge of your life. No matter what anyone tells you, or expects of you, you are the one to make the decision. Consider your choice. When you finally decide, then stick to it.

4. If you are bothered by spirits from the other side, know that you can choose to not listen. Just because they are trying to get your attention, does not mean you must. Many spirits (or earthbounds) only want to interact with other people in the third dimension. They really do not have a special need, but want to control your time.

Then what should you do? If these are loved ones who have passed away, then schedule a special time during the week that you agree to interact with them. They wish to support you and let you know that they are alright. That is a good thing. But, if these are unfulfilled spirits, then they only want to remain physical. Raise your vibrations by thinking about positive issues and interests. Focus on your own Heart-Light and they will not be aware of you anymore and move on. You will be resonating at a finer frequency.

5. Decide if keeping a journal might help. As you track the thoughts during the day, you will soon see that much of what is moving through your head is not peaceful — and not necessarily self motivated thoughts. Pick and choose what is positive and beneficial. As you become aware of the negative or lower thoughts, you can let them go and replace them with positive affirming ones.

** These ideas are just some of the things you can do to calm your thoughts and bring peace to a psychic mind.
Peace! Melissa Leath
http://www.melissaleath.com

Developing Mediumship Is No Easy Road


psychicdoorAAAI 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/
www.MelissaLeath.com

How You Can Talk to Heaven, Part Two


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How You Can Talk to Heaven, Part Two
(Excerpt taken from Psychic Integrity)

(You can find Part One by clicking here.
~~Hold on to your seats, cause here we go! If you have not read Part One, please take a few minutes right now to do so. This way you will not be confused. ;o)

The Seven Planes of Existence

1. The Celestial Plane is the highest plane of existence. It is the origin of all creation. In trying to understand the immensity and fullness, the terms ubiquitous, omnipresent, and un-manifest, really do not describe it at all. It is said that Logos resides in this plane. (Logos represents the eternal image of God or divine wisdom. It is the supreme creative principle.)

The Creator Source (All That Is, God, or Universal Mind) creates all the other planes as a means of experience. The Celestial plane is where all creation starts, and represents pure potentiality. It has no form or reason, but wishes to express self. As Creator Source recognized the desire to manifest, it does so as a field of being, consciousness and energy. There is no awareness of time, space, or matter as we know it. Our original genetic blueprint is designed by the Creator Source and the celestial subtle body and first two DNA strands are created as part of the aura.

2. The Expressive Plane is the second plane of existence. It is the total expression of the desire to manifest. Still there is no time, space, or matter. Self creates a conscious conveyance for expression known as the expressive subtle body, including two more DNA strands. This is a primal, individual, spiritual being reflecting the whole of the universe within itself, known as an aspect of God. Self begins now to express in an external way. This allows for infinite possibilities of expression, and creation of forms that interact with each other. On our journey toward third dimension, the pure Creator Source creates reflections of itself, interacting and moving directly into the denser dimensions.

Archangels, who work as attendants for the Creator Source, reside on the Expressive plane. This collective host of seven spirit beings is known as Dhyani-Chohan. The Dhyani-Chohan is considered the intelligent force that is the means for manifestation of divine, universal thought and will. Their main focus is to manage and assist with the expressions of the higher power known as Creator Source.
This collective host of seven spirit beings is recognized by religious orders in different ways: Angelic Host in Christianity, and the Messengers of the Jewish faith. It is also known in Theosophy as “the gods” of Genesis who created Adam and Eve.

3. The Causal Plane is the third plane of existence. Self creates another subtle body (conveyance) to experience: the causal body. As a manner of recognizing self, the ego develops. This is also known as “individualization”. Two more DNA strands are created. At this point in the descent, an entity forms. This is generally known as “soul”. (Reference sources debate the timing of soul creation.) It is said that this entity could have as many as 1000 soul fragments in its makeup. Self can interact with the first two planes.

4. The Mental Plane is the fourth plane of existence. Self creates an extended vehicle known as the mental body, and two more DNA strands are formed. This is the central, neutral plane where relationship with others is explored.

The higher planes (Celestial, Expressive, and Causal) project pure energy, love, and truth; the lower planes (Emotional, Etheric, and Physical) manifest these aspects. The Mental plane holds the balance between the other six.

The Mental plane connects and interprets all the other planes within the Akasha Repository. The overall, collective knowledge of the universe is recorded here through record-keeping aspects of each plane that feed into it.

The Akashic Records are generated from everything that happens in the universe, as it occurs. These records show events exactly as they were experienced. It simply observes everything that has gone on within the universe from its origin to its outcome, as self moves through the planes of existence.

The Mental plane acts as a mid-point buffer to assist the transition from the first three planes to the last three planes. I believe this is the energetic place or (“or space”) where the thoughts and intentions of self can transform or manifest into physical reality.

5. The Emotional Plane is the fifth plane of existence. Self still has a nonphysical vehicle or subtle body to move inter-dimensionally, interacting with other subtle energy bodies. In order to do this, the soul essence forms an over-soul, which is a large group or composite of soul personalities. These soul personalities interact with each other, and explore the world of form. Two more strands of DNA are created. Self is still unified with aspects of soul essence, soul, and over-soul, and still has creator consciousness.

6. The Etheric Plane is the sixth plane of existence. Many teachings call this the Astral; however I tend to believe that astral is divided between the Etheric and Physical planes. The Etheric is a plane that quickly becomes denser. It has six or seven layers within it ranging from finer vibrations to denser vibrations. It is based in dualism, and thoughts of extreme adversity are dealt with and explored. The upper region of the Etheric plane is where the Akashic Records can be accessed. (They are held in the Mental plane, but can most easily be accessed by humans from the Etheric plane.)

Ascended masters and other spiritually enlightened beings reside on this plane. In past incarnations they were ordinary humans who have undergone a process of spiritual transformation. Some of these beings are considered part of the spiritual hierarchy of Earth, and members of the Great Brotherhood of Light. Examples of the Brotherhood and the Ascended Masters are Lady Master Nada, Enoch, Maitreya, Saint Germain, Kuthumi, Gautama Buddha, Kwan Yin, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Jesus, Sanat Kumara, Lord Lanto (Confucius’ historical mentor), and Confucius. It is thought that these spiritually enlightened beings have united to further the spiritual wellbeing of humanity. They remain caretakers of the spiritual needs of humanity, and act to inspire and motivate our spiritual growth.

Self creates an etheric subtle body, merges with the angelic kingdom, and creates infinite life forms in the physical realms, while it prepares for entry into the physical plane.

The higher areas of the Etheric plane have finer vibratory rates. This is where guardian angels reside to be close to humankind. The Heavenly Mother/ Father concept also resides here. (As I understand it, this concept represents the god of Genesis and the story of creation.) Also in the Etheric plane are “the elementals” (sprites, elves, ogres, leprechauns, and fairies). Widespread belief among people concerning the elementals is from the recognition of the presence of these souls guarding and protecting the earth. They help the planet rejuvenate itself when needed.

Animal totem spirits and many ancestors’ spirits also reside in the Etheric plane. Shamans can reach this place to work with the engagement with spirit, experience visions, and access power practices. Self is still unified with all other aspects of Creator Source accumulated from the descent to the Physical plane. At this point, self has twelve DNA strands collected and combined from all six planes of existence. They represent two strands from each plane that self traveled though (Celestial, Expressive, Causal, Mental, Emotional, and Etheric) on the way to the physical world. With these twelve strands, self was able to attune with and maneuver within all the planes.

After the physical body dies, between lifetimes, our consciousness or astral body resides in the lower area of the Etheric. Within this Etheric plane, besides the guides and loved ones with whom we communicate, are also lower entities and energies. They want to stay connected in a physical way and are focused on causing confusion on the physical plane.

It is also an area in which many lost spirits get “stuck,” between Earth and the electromagnetic grid/energy. Some are confused and do not know where they are, not able to ascend to the next level of consciousness. You might recognize these as ghosts, or discarnate spirits causing paranormal phenomena. It is necessary to be aware of these “negative” thought forms so you can avoid them.

The fall. As self descends from Creator Source, there is no physical human body until “the fall,” which occurs between the Etheric and Physical planes. Self continues to move into more specific expression, it comes to the seventh (Physical) plane. This is where the third dimension exists. At the time of descent we fragment from the Creator Source, and experience ourselves as separate. Access to higher frequencies, soul essence, and over-soul are cut off.

The angelic awareness separates from human expression, and a split within self is created. Angelic and elemental awareness maintain control of all autonomic functions, such as heartbeat, breathing, hormonal balance, etc. The physical body maintains the voluntary functions.

Our DNA fragments too. Two strands from the Etheric plane “fall” into the Physical plane frequency and the other ten strands disconnect, or turn off from us. The collection of subtle bodies gather in wholeness (becomes one unit, working together) and the combined frequencies manifest as the human body.

Even though we are still part of the other planes (represented by subtle bodies), we are not able to access them while in human form. Think of this like having a telephone with extensions in each plane of existence. But the phone service is disconnected. There is no way to communicate with the other planes.

7. The Physical Plane is the densest of the seven planes; where we (self) presently reside. Part of Theosophical teaching is that human beings have several bodies: physical, astral, mental, etc. that occupy the same space simultaneously. As self interacts with and connects all previous bodies, the human physical body experience is created. Full manifestation occurs in the physical, as we know it.

Because we have only two active DNA strands (from the Etheric plane), at this time, our brain seems only to be able to access the “beta,” or waking, aspect of our humanness. We also have an additional 10 vibrational strands of DNA available to each human, which have been dormant since the beginning of history (when self became human). Each of these dormant strands hold qualities collected from each plane of existence. We’re still part of the Creator Source, but not able to connect with or realize it. This is what is called the “fall of man,” creating the sense of separation from Creator Source.

The subtle bodies are like conveyances or vehicles used to maneuver between the different planes. They are like the cars that are in your garage (representing the physical body). After the “fall of man” the subtle bodies are conveyances that are no longer attached to the DNA. If you would imagine a subtle body as an automobile, consider the celestial subtle body as a Rolls Royce; the expressive subtle body as a Bentley; the causal subtle body as a Mercedes; the mental subtle body as a Cadillac; the emotional subtle body as a Buick. The only problem is that the cables are not connected to the batteries of any these vehicles. So it is impossible to drive around or experience those planes of existence. Self now experiences individuality.

On the Physical plane, we experience separation in many ways. We descend into the belief system that we are separate from one another, from animals, from rocks, from plants, even from the Creator Source. This separation keeps us Earthbound.

After the fall. The different parts of self that descended from the Celestial plane are still part of who we are. But we have moved our consciousness away from Creator Source into this Physical plane to experience third dimension. We are one with the Celestial plane of creation, all manifestations, and subtle bodies that grew from that beginning place. We are one with it all, but detached from it through our physical existence.

You can understand why as a human, it is not possible to connect or commune with entities or energies residing in the higher planes, since we were cut off from them, literally stripped of the gear (DNA strands) that would have made it possible. In a very crude, but understandable analogy, I compare this disconnection to a baby still in the mother’s womb, without an umbilical cord. The baby is still part of the wholeness of the mother, but without any means of communication, is disconnected.

True Mediumistic Communication

Given the explanation of the planes of existence, it seems the only way to communicate with an entity such as an archangel from beyond the Causal plane would be if we bumped up our energies and frequencies. We would have to raise the energies to an unsustainable level, and possibly connect with a fraction or lesser element of the archangel. Not having use of the proper DNA to access those areas, we could not withstand a lengthy contact without exploding, or combusting in some way. An Etheric burnout would occur since the third-dimensional physical body is too heavy and dense to hold the finer frequency.

Many people sincerely believe they are communing with archangels and other beings from the Expressive and Causal planes. However, the entities with which they are connecting could be masquerading as archangels.

It is not possible to exist in the physical world and be controlled by a collective host of seven archangel beings. (Being under control is an essential part of spirit communication, including channeling.) These two entities cannot vibrate at the same frequency.

I believe it is impossible to connect with an archangel or other highly evolved entities. There may be a connection to trickled down knowledge or funneled information relating to archangels. However, the vibrational mechanics don’t seem to allow for a direct connection with archangels.

It is possible for good information to be shared. However, be very aware of what plane you are accessing. Only accept what you know and feel are appropriate spirit energies. You must question what you are receiving. The more you question the entities with whom you connect, the more information you will find out. Always ask direct questions and require them to give you truthful answers. Be sure you are connected with only the highest entities. The rest have nothing beneficial for you.

If you find yourself connected to unwelcome energies or spirits, insist they leave your vibrations. Be firm when stating that they must not connect with you. Then regain your balance by grounding yourself. Feel what it is like to be in your body. Change what you are doing to something very third-dimension, such as walking outside, or perform some working task around your home. Take deep, full breaths. Be sure to check in with your spirit guides to reassure yourself they are assisting you. Remember to incorporate your protective prayers/intentions. (You will find more information on these techniques in chapter 6 “The Unfoldment Process”.)

Opening Up

It’s interesting how a medium opens up to receive information from a spirit entity. Mediumship is being aware of and dealing with subtle energies. The more you work with mediumship, the more your subtle energy fields (the etheric and emotional centers of the aura) open up to connect with a spirit entity. This is not the aura’s normal condition for most people. Those who do not engage in this type of work have very tightly connected subtle bodies, as they were designed to be.

During the unfoldment process, mediums adjust their energy fields to accommodate the phenomenon of spirit communication. This can be done in a safe manner if taught over a period of time. I know, the process of connecting with subtle bodies sounds very strange. Mediums from the recent past (1800-1950) allowed their whole essence to be used by the spirits of those who passed over. They were willing to let the outside entity take full control of the body and aura. This proved to be very harmful to many mediums, when abused. Several things happened as a result of prolonged control. On a small scale, because the medium in question trusted the entity so much, control was allowed to take place on a regular basis. The medium’s faculties, or five senses, were lost. When you rely too much on an outside source, you lose your own ability to reason things out.

Another result of allowing constant spirit control is that the physical body and emotional aspect of the medium is deteriorated. I saw it happen in my early years of study. Several mediums enjoyed the attention and financial gain of producing séances. They engaged the spirit entity much more than recommended, often giving two séances each day for two or three days in a row. The physical body cannot deal properly with this practice because it is not a physical event. So it requires some time to recuperate. Many mediums have developed early diabetes as a result of repeated use as an instrument of spirit control, or died at an early age.

The medium’s emotional aspect is also in peril. The emotional body in the aura helps the development of the personality—the ability to deal with issues of the world in a normal manner. If the emotional body is constantly adjusted to accommodate communication with spirit, it shifts out of place, or becomes loose, resulting in an inability to deal emotionally in the physical world.

There is speculation as to why some people become mentally unstable. Many mental patients think they are well known personalities, or they hear voices telling them to do upsetting things. Their subtle bodies may have become detached, making it difficult to deal with the physical world, and unwittingly open to the control of outside entities.

Spirit communication is a viable tool dealing with grief. Mediumship can be used to verify life after death. Many people need to know that the spirit of their deceased relative is alright and in a good place. But we need to realize that the information coming from the spirit of a loved one is not necessarily highly evolved. How do I deal with the conditions I just described? I do not invite spirit entities to inhabit my body or being. When I am in a session with a client, I work through my spirit doctor (highly evolved spirit guide that is still in the higher astral realm). I have become familiar with this guide and consider him an aspect of myself.

I work with the spirit energy of the client and subconsciously receive information for them. I may connect with impressions or ask my guides questions. If I am asked to connect with someone in particular, I go through my spirit doctor. That extension of me connects with the loved one in question and filters information down to me. My spirit doctor is able to eliminate any emotional or upsetting energy that might be associated with the spirit in question, allowing only pertinent information to come through. Once in awhile, I connect directly with a spirit entity for a short time and a specific purpose.

When I do connect to a spirit entity without the benefit of the filter, believe me, it is very intense. I feel any emotional trauma or physical problem connected to that spirit. It’s as if I experience it myself, and the experience is very difficult to move away from. It is definitely not something I would enjoy doing on a regular basis. It is difficult to disconnect from the emotional trauma. I can see why this pulls energy from the medium, leaving a state of confusion. There has to be a period of readjustment.

Understanding the Chain of Command

The information I’ve shared here concerning the different planes of existence is somewhat sketchy. I have taught it in my Spiritual Awakening Class for five weeks in a row, and have barely scratched the surface.
There are many books and resources that delve into the levels of the spirit world. Many explanations are from different religions and cultural understandings using different words with different meanings, as well as different interpretations. So it can be confusing to sift through.

The most important thing to remember is to be fully aware of the information you are receiving and how it feels. Discernment is everything.

Copyright 2011, Melissa Leath, Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics