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    first step.

    Post  shayn on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:33 pm

    what would be the first step to take if one wants to become a medium? would it be meditation? not really know why i'm asking it but this question troubles me for some time now.

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    Post  Violet on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:47 pm

    Imo it would be to either contact a spiritualist church and ask for help there (you wouldn't need to join) or find a reputable spiritual development group. In a group it should be run by an experienced medium who will guide you every step of the way. All of that said, I personally believe that meditation is one of the main ingredients when developing mediumship.



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    Post  shayn on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:32 am

    thanks thought so.
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:18 pm

    An interesting question.....often wondered myself what the first steps of mediumship are.....do we go through tests to prove we have the makings of a medium?

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    Post  love&light on Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:41 am

    My first step was reading and watching everything I could about meditation and talking with the other side. Then through guided meditation I came in contact with mt spirit guides and they helped me with the rest. My guides are always there when I do a reading. But yes it started with meditation.
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    Post  partofme on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 pm

    I was one never to believe that meditation was a factor for development.  I had tested various ones out and never thought it helped.  Until, I stopped.  So speaking from the opposite end of the spectrum, I can agree with the above posts.

    Meditation and freeing of the mind is very necessary in development.

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    Post  Auras on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:36 pm

    My first step ws becoming aware of my own spirit.
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:33 pm

    I don't know whether it is because my mind is too active and I can never keep the meditation going for long,I only seem to be able to receive anything from spirit when dropping off to sleep.    Meditation frightens me in case I go too deeply and wouldn't be able to control what comes through...
    The mind or consciousness to me is a deep,deep well.   What knows what dwells in that well?

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    Post  love&light on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:02 pm

    I always surround myself in gods white light. I fall asleep meditating all the time. Not being scared brings good energy. Really what is there to be scared of its ur mind and body and ask that only spirit that walk in the light of god can communicate with u.
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:14 pm

    It's my fault that I cannot concentrate on meditation....mind is too active....
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    Post  partofme on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:50 pm

    SpiritVoices wrote:I don't know whether it is because my mind is too active and I can never keep the meditation going for long,I only seem to be able to receive anything from spirit when dropping off to sleep.    Meditation frightens me in case I go too deeply and wouldn't be able to control what comes through...
    The mind or consciousness to me is a deep,deep well.   What knows what dwells in that well?
    I feel like your never given more than you can handle. Set your intent prior to the meditation stating what you wish to receive out of the mediation.   There are simpler forms that you may be able to take on with success.   Maybe to even prepare you for something deeper in the future.  They say that "people watching" is a simple form of meditation.   Next time you go to town, stop somewhere that you may be able to take advantage of this method.  Take in all that you see.  Its possible you will start to get random images, or feelings about what you observe.  These baby steps give you the patience to free your mind of everything that surrounds you other than the subjects your observing.  Another that I have used is sound.  Different frequencies spark chemicals in the brain.  If your able get some headphones and find a comfortable spot, close your eyes and just listen.  Intent to me, is pretty vital.  

    I did a search and came up with a few others...

    - counting 100 breaths. 
    - use a candle, putting focus on it.  Using both these together seems interesting.
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:32 pm

    I might just try that,if I can stop myself dropping off to sleep.
    I tried something like that in bed one night and fell asleep.
    The problem is,I feel they wait until I am in a deep sleep then they come through...they wake me but I miss half of the message.
    So what I do hear is a few words which don't make any sense.
    I ask them again and they disappear.....stubborn lot! :banghead:
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    Post  partofme on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:53 pm

    SpiritVoices wrote:I might just try that,if I can stop myself dropping off to sleep.
    I tried something like that in bed one night and fell asleep.
    The problem is,I feel they wait until I am in a deep sleep then they come through...they wake me but I miss half of the message.
    So what I do hear is a few words which don't make any sense.
    I ask them again and they disappear.....stubborn lot! :banghead:
    Sounds like they know the best time to get the best connection.   Next time tell them to make sure your coherent enough to respond...LOL

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    Post  love&light on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:02 pm

    I would ask if they can help u remember in ur sleep then u have a sleep journal. However not all dreams can be spirit ur subconscious can interfere in dreams. Or else I would be freaking out about some of the dreams that I have had:-)
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:35 pm

    These are not dreams.   I hear spirit talking to me....like in a conversation.   Chatting away as if on the front door step.
    By the time I wake up,I only get the last few words...

    In fact I get so frustrated,I shout at them.   'Please talk to me when I am awake...'!
    The latest conversation was the last one I described....But I missed the beginning of it...So had no idea what he was talking about,....
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:37 pm

    partofme wrote:
    SpiritVoices wrote:I might just try that,if I can stop myself dropping off to sleep.
    I tried something like that in bed one night and fell asleep.
    The problem is,I feel they wait until I am in a deep sleep then they come through...they wake me but I miss half of the message.
    So what I do hear is a few words which don't make any sense.
    I ask them again and they disappear.....stubborn lot! :banghead:
    Sounds like they know the best time to get the best connection.   Next time tell them to make sure your coherent enough to respond...LOL
    I'm just ignored..... :sob:
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    Post  Violet on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:22 am

    IMO meditation disciplines the mind and again Imo this is the key part of developing mediumship



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    Post  Auras on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:30 pm

    Trust me, Joanie, I know what you are feeling. I could not meditate, I got frustrated so I stopped because I could not be bothered at all. So, Then Along my way spirit encouraged me to do it. I practised and practised with the help of violet and all of you, I found my best solution, Visualisation meditation suits me best, because it is giving my mind something to do. And now where I am, I can slip into a meditative state in seconds. But, Having an active mind has nothing to do with meditation, Its what makes meditation the way it is.

    Even just sitting with your eyes closed and relaxing is good enough.
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:35 pm

    Violet wrote:IMO meditation disciplines the mind and again Imo this is the key part of developing mediumship
    I'm ashamed to admit,Violet that I am a little afraid of meditating...
    I can feel myself either going into trance or would it be falling asleep?
    That terrifies me....
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:36 pm

    Auras wrote:Trust me, Joanie, I know what you are feeling. I could not meditate, I got frustrated so I stopped because I could not be bothered at all. So, Then Along my way spirit encouraged me to do it. I practised and practised with the help of violet and all of you, I found my best solution, Visualisation meditation suits me best, because it is giving my mind something to do. And now where I am, I can slip into a meditative state in seconds. But, Having an active mind has nothing to do with meditation, Its what makes meditation the way it is.

    Even just sitting with your eyes closed and relaxing is good enough.
    I would go sleep,Auras.... :blush:

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    Post  Auras on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:49 pm

    SpiritVoices wrote:
    Auras wrote:Trust me, Joanie, I know what you are feeling. I could not meditate, I got frustrated so I stopped because I could not be bothered at all. So, Then Along my way spirit encouraged me to do it. I practised and practised with the help of violet and all of you, I found my best solution, Visualisation meditation suits me best, because it is giving my mind something to do. And now where I am, I can slip into a meditative state in seconds. But, Having an active mind has nothing to do with meditation, Its what makes meditation the way it is.

    Even just sitting with your eyes closed and relaxing is good enough.
    I would go sleep,Auras.... :blush:


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    Post  Violet on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:52 pm

    SpiritVoices wrote:
    Violet wrote:IMO meditation disciplines the mind and again Imo this is the key part of developing mediumship
    I'm ashamed to admit,Violet that I am a little afraid of meditating...
    I can feel myself either going into trance or would it be falling asleep?
    That terrifies me....

    Joanie you'd be amazed how many do fear it, it's a perfectly natural reaction as you're stepping into the unknown, don't be ashamed of it Joanie :hugz:  This is why group settings are often best for those practising meditation especially in the early days



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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 am

    If only I could find one,Violet.....haven't been to the spiritualist church for a while.
    Come summer,must attend again.... :blush:

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