Good Old Fashioned Mediumship- What’s Happened?

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I felt compelled to write an article on a subject which has been one of great debate in my circles recently. What has happened to good old fashioned mediumship & physical phenomena? Why is it that things seem so very different now from the old days and the old ways of mediumship? What has happened to our mediumship and why?

I am not suggesting that I have all the answers. However, I do feel very strongly that there is a need for and discussion on this subject.

When we look back at the old days of mediumship. Our pioneers seemed to have a definite link to the spirit world. The phenomena that was witnessed and recorded for us to read about left no doubt in ones mind to the presence of the spirit. We can always say that perhaps the authors where given to exaggeration? We can hypothesis that conditions were more perfect to receive that type of communication back then. But I have to say categorically that there is a distinct absence of physical & strong evidential mediumship of that level in our current society.

Let us look at various types of physical mediumship. We have levitation, direct voice, transfiguration, materialisations, raps and knocks, apports and spirit lights. All these may be experienced when sitting in a physical circle. It can take years of tumblr_mu3qjqnEw11sk9wcqo1_500dedication and just sitting to achieve any or all of these experiences. Not all mediums can be a physical medium, as the correct components of the spirit need to be able to manifest within the medium. The medium needs to be able to produce ectoplasm, and not all can do that. A circle may need to sit for only one or two mediums to produce the phenomena. This means the other members of the circle will offer their energy only for the medium/ Mediums and spirit to use. Unless there is complete dedication from all the sitters then this manifestation will not be able to occur.

The spirit choose carefully those with whom they will work. I believe the mediums will be tested first on many levels to see if they are fit both mentally and physically for spirit to work with them. The trouble is that spirit find it a challenge these days. When and if they find the correct italian-physical-medium-francesco-carancini-demonstrates-table-liftingmedium; the question is then does this medium have the commitment to stay the course. The rewards will of course be worth the effort in the long run, but will they stay the course. We live in a world of immediate gratification, we want every thing quickly and now. Have we lost the ability to wait and have patience? I feel we may have become rather conditioned in this way. In the old days there was no TV, no computers or social media, which are all distractions and not conducive to spirit communication. Years ago families would sit beside the fire in the evenings in candle light this environment is very conducive to allowing the spirit to come close and communicate with them.

There is also a distinct lack of dedication around today, and unfortunately we see this in our churches to the platform and in our schools with our children. I am speaking generally here as there are a handful of great mediums still around who have dedicated their lives to mediumship and are great when performing on platform either in philosophy or in giving messages. However, general speaking there is a distinct lack of people coming in to mediumship now who have that long term goal, who are prepared to wait and go all the way with their ability allowing the link with spirit to strengthen and grow. I am not blaming anyone for this but I feel it rather a way of life to which we have become accustomed, wanting it all now and not being prepared to wait.

P_Ronald_Cocksell_Ecto_23Nov1946I do not feel we have lost the ability to attain that connection with the spirit that our pioneers had. I simply feel we have lost the ability wait and look at the bigger picture. Belief also plays a big part as we can often lose the belief in our own ability when nothing seems to be happening for a long time within our own development. It is at those times that we need to persevere, and that is when the support of our own team or circle will be vital. When that support is missing circles fall apart as people lose interest and faith which is very sad.

Mediums who’s goal is to perform mental mediumship must also be encouraged to aid those who wish to develop the physical mediumship as it is these mediums who will be so essential to providing the energy spirit need to manifest physical phenomena. The mediums will also benefit greatly from sitting in the energy of a physical circle as it can also stimulate their own development of mediumship meaning that their evidence will be stronger. We can therefore see that the benefits of sitting for physical will be beneficial for all in the circle.

Our world will change, we can almost see if now, more people are looking for ‘something’ searching for answers. Our world of convenience and instant gratification must and will alter. I sense a moving back before we move forward within our movement. Mediumship must change. It cannot continue how it is right now. There will be more psychics out there and and less great mediums. Allow this not to become a dying practice, stand up now educate yourself and sit for spirit even if you sit alone you are sending out a strong message to the spirit world. You are saying “ I am prepared to work for this, I am dedicated and I believe.” The spirit world will respond to those who offer up this message. You will be rewarded, maybe not today, or tomorrow or even next week or next year, but show that you have patience and determination to be the best you can be for yourselves and for the power of the spirit.

When you sit create the atmosphere. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. Light the candles and invite spirit in. Experience the power and know they are with you. It does not need to be moreP_Old_seance_table_levitation

complex than that. We have a tendency to over complicate what should be a very natural and beautiful experience. I feel it is not necessary to work in complete darkness when you are in a physical circle this is a pet hate of mine. Our pioneers never required complete darkness so why do we require it to be so. This is man made and unnecessary in my opinion. However, there may be some physical mediums out there who believe that they need the environment to be in complete darkness, and for them it must be so, as that is what they believe.“As a man thinketh in his heart so it is”. Red Cloud. It is my belief that spirit do not require this.

So I say to you get back to old fashioned ways of living especially when developing mediumship and physical mediumship. Do not lose sight of the power of keeping things simple and do not allow the temptation to over complicate things take over. It is unnecessary. Look at your development with an open mind and know it is a longterm commitment for it is when the commitment is demonstrated the rewards come. It takes time to develop and we all develop at different speeds some slow and some fast. Have no expectations, but just allow spirit to be with you whether you sit in a development circle for communication or a physical circle ( this will take years of siting). Know that our soul continues to develop even after the physical death, so why not advance as much as you can in the here and now while on the earth plane? Start today and see how the power of the spirit can and will influence and improve your life in a positive way.

By Louisa Marie Sullivan

Protection

My aim of the this article is to share my own personal experience with you and help you to become aware of energy both positive and negative. I will be sharing with you my personal tips and practices which I have found over the years work for me. I am not suggesting this will necessarily work for you, but I wanted to share my information with others who may be struggling a little with dealing with energy especially the sensitives out there.

What is protection & what are we protecting ourselves from? 

Over the years working as a medium and being involved in the Paranormal  I have needed to learn as much as I possibly can about protection. Now I can hear you say what do you mean by protection? I am referring to Spiritual protection. Sensitives such as psychics mediums and healers seem to be more prone to the effects of energy. Energy is all around us and comes to us in many different forms such as light energy, heat energy and energy from other people and places. The type of energy I am referring too here is the energy which can affect us from people and places. Allow me to give you an example: have you ever had the experience of speaking to another person and you begin to feel tired and possible a little drained? Your eyes may begin to feel heavy and your own energy can start to feel depleted. This is what I am talking about. Places and buildings can also ‘zap’ your energy when one is sensitive. Stone and brick is able to hold energy and if a building has had a  lot of negative events occur within its walls, or negative people who may have lived there then this too can be held within the ‘make up ‘ of that building. Upon entering you may get a feeling of just not liking it there, and you may actually feel like leaving or if it is very strong it can actually begin to make you feel quite ill or sick.

Energy can also be positive and that is not the kind of energy we need to protect ourselves from, here I am referring to energy of the negative kind. If we are not protected from this kind of energy it can seriously affect our work. I work on platform demonstrating mediumship to small and large audiences. While in that environment I am opening up to Spirit to enable me to receive communication, but I am also opening myself up to the variety of energies from the people in my audience. For example: if a person in the audience has had a  particularly bad day and is feeling very negative, as the medium I will also feel this and this can really affect my work and connection to Spirit.

What do we do about it? How can I protect myself?

There are some very simple practises you can do to help yourself and to ensure your energy is always conserved and free from negative energy you do not need. I am going to share a few of mine here with you now.

Before I do any spiritual work at all I will always prepare myself and the place in which I am to work. For example: if I am demonstrating somewhere I will always ask Archangel Michael to go ahead to that place and cleanse the building to lift the vibrations to a higher level. Now I do not usually work with the Angels but when it comes to cleansing in this way they do an amazing job for me. IMG_0259

I will then prepare myself by sitting in meditation and asking my guides for protection. I will then use my Protection Spray which I make myself with infused oils, herbs & magical intent. I spray myself from at the head and allow the mist to form a protective golden shield around my entire body from head to toe.IMG_0269I then say to myself that only love and light can enter this circle and any negativity is sent back to whence it came. While I am doing this I will be burning Taos Sage on a charcoal. Taos Sage is grown in the high deserts of South-Western America and is used in purification rituals for protection and to help with astral travel. The Native Americans used it to make bad spirits sick and to scare them away.

When I leave for my demonstration I will take my spray and little bag of magick ( my amulet) which I put together with protective crystals, herbs and oils all infused
with magickal intent. I keep these in my bag while I work. If I need to refresh my protection at any stage during my demonstration I just visualise the gold shimmering light all around me which has been put in place by the protective spray. IMG_0258

When I finish working I always ground my energy and disperse of any energy which I do not need. I do this by visualising the energy leaving my body and aura through my feet and into the earth where it can be recycled into positive energy once in the earth. I then smudge using Taos Sage sticks when I am home and finish off with a final squirt of the protection spray.

 

I always carry my protection spray and protective amulet bag with me even when I am not working as I have found that my energy will need protecting in many different environments.

These are only suggestions for you. You may wish to experiment and find what works for you personally. The most powerful tool you have for protection is your
belief. Believe you are protected and so it will be. However, I have found that having some extra ‘tools’ and tricks of the trade can greatly enhance your own protective powers. So experiment and find what works for you but like me don’t just leave it as I had to learn from experience. Learn now how to conserve and protect your own precious energy.

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Louisa Marie Sullivan CSNU

 

 

 

 

By Louisa Marie Sullivan

10 Tips for A Psychic & Spiritual Spring Clean

Medium Louisa Marie Sullivan CSNU

A Psychic & Spiritual Spring Clean

Spring-clean

Spring is fast approaching, I can feel it in the air today. I woke with the energy high and feeling it was time for a clean Out of my old clothes and items which are on longer needed or desired. The sun was shining outside as I began to go through my belongings. I also cleaned the wardrobes and cupboards. This felt wonderful after I had completed the task, so refreshing but also very energising. The action of Spring Cleaning also allows for the movement of energy once again. Things will flow better and life starts to move forward.

Now if the action of Spring Cleaning our home has such a positive effect on our lives, image the effect of having a Psychic or Spiritual Spring Clean.

It is the Perfect time now to clear out old ways of working which perhaps no longer…

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By Louisa Marie Sullivan

Good Old Fashioned Mediumship- What’s Happened?

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I felt compelled to write an article on a subject which has been one of great debate in my circles recently. What has happened to good old fashioned mediumship & physical phenomena? Why is it that things seem so very different now from the old days and the old ways of mediumship? What has happened to our mediumship and why?

I am not suggesting that I have all the answers. However, I do feel very strongly that there is a need for and discussion on this subject.

When we look back at the old days of mediumship. Our pioneers seemed to have a definite link to the spirit world. The phenomena that was witnessed and recorded for us to read about left no doubt in ones mind to the presence of the spirit. We can always say that perhaps the authors where given to exaggeration? We can hypothesis that conditions were more perfect to receive that type of communication back then. But I have to say categorically that there is a distinct absence of physical & strong evidential mediumship of that level in our current society.

Let us look at various types of physical mediumship. We have levitation, direct voice, transfiguration, materialisations, raps and knocks, apports and spirit lights. All these may be experienced when sitting in a physical circle. It can take years of tumblr_mu3qjqnEw11sk9wcqo1_500dedication and just sitting to achieve any or all of these experiences. Not all mediums can be a physical medium, as the correct components of the spirit need to be able to manifest within the medium. The medium needs to be able to produce ectoplasm, and not all can do that. A circle may need to sit for only one or two mediums to produce the phenomena. This means the other members of the circle will offer their energy only for the medium/ Mediums and spirit to use. Unless there is complete dedication from all the sitters then this manifestation will not be able to occur.

The spirit choose carefully those with whom they will work. I believe the mediums will be tested first on many levels to see if they are fit both mentally and physically for spirit to work with them. The trouble is that spirit find it a challenge these days. When and if they find the correct italian-physical-medium-francesco-carancini-demonstrates-table-liftingmedium; the question is then does this medium have the commitment to stay the course. The rewards will of course be worth the effort in the long run, but will they stay the course. We live in a world of immediate gratification, we want every thing quickly and now. Have we lost the ability to wait and have patience? I feel we may have become rather conditioned in this way. In the old days there was no TV, no computers or social media, which are all distractions and not conducive to spirit communication. Years ago families would sit beside the fire in the evenings in candle light this environment is very conducive to allowing the spirit to come close and communicate with them.

There is also a distinct lack of dedication around today, and unfortunately we see this in our churches to the platform and in our schools with our children. I am speaking generally here as there are a handful of great mediums still around who have dedicated their lives to mediumship and are great when performing on platform either in philosophy or in giving messages. However, general speaking there is a distinct lack of people coming in to mediumship now who have that long term goal, who are prepared to wait and go all the way with their ability allowing the link with spirit to strengthen and grow. I am not blaming anyone for this but I feel it rather a way of life to which we have become accustomed, wanting it all now and not being prepared to wait.

P_Ronald_Cocksell_Ecto_23Nov1946I do not feel we have lost the ability to attain that connection with the spirit that our pioneers had. I simply feel we have lost the ability wait and look at the bigger picture. Belief also plays a big part as we can often lose the belief in our own ability when nothing seems to be happening for a long time within our own development. It is at those times that we need to persevere, and that is when the support of our own team or circle will be vital. When that support is missing circles fall apart as people lose interest and faith which is very sad.

Mediums who’s goal is to perform mental mediumship must also be encouraged to aid those who wish to develop the physical mediumship as it is these mediums who will be so essential to providing the energy spirit need to manifest physical phenomena. The mediums will also benefit greatly from sitting in the energy of a physical circle as it can also stimulate their own development of mediumship meaning that their evidence will be stronger. We can therefore see that the benefits of sitting for physical will be beneficial for all in the circle.

Our world will change, we can almost see if now, more people are looking for ‘something’ searching for answers. Our world of convenience and instant gratification must and will alter. I sense a moving back before we move forward within our movement. Mediumship must change. It cannot continue how it is right now. There will be more psychics out there and and less great mediums. Allow this not to become a dying practice, stand up now educate yourself and sit for spirit even if you sit alone you are sending out a strong message to the spirit world. You are saying “ I am prepared to work for this, I am dedicated and I believe.” The spirit world will respond to those who offer up this message. You will be rewarded, maybe not today, or tomorrow or even next week or next year, but show that you have patience and determination to be the best you can be for yourselves and for the power of the spirit.

When you sit create the atmosphere. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. Light the candles and invite spirit in. Experience the power and know they are with you. It does not need to be moreP_Old_seance_table_levitation
complex than that. We have a tendency to over complicate what should be a very natural and beautiful experience. I feel it is not necessary to work in complete darkness when you are in a physical circle this is a pet hate of mine. Our pioneers never required complete darkness so why do we require it to be so. This is man made and unnecessary in my opinion. However, there may be some physical mediums out there who believe that they need the environment to be in complete darkness, and for them it must be so, as that is what they believe.“As a man thinketh in his heart so it is”. Red Cloud. It is my belief that spirit do not require this.

So I say to you get back to old fashioned ways of living especially when developing mediumship and physical mediumship. Do not lose sight of the power of keeping things simple and do not allow the temptation to over complicate things take over. It is unnecessary. Look at your development with an open mind and know it is a longterm commitment for it is when the commitment is demonstrated the rewards come. It takes time to develop and we all develop at different speeds some slow and some fast. Have no expectations, but just allow spirit to be with you whether you sit in a development circle for communication or a physical circle ( this will take years of siting). Know that our soul continues to develop even after the physical death, so why not advance as much as you can in the here and now while on the earth plane? Start today and see how the power of the spirit can and will influence and improve your life in a positive way.

By Louisa Marie Sullivan