Understanding objective and subjective spirit communication is always important as you grow your mediumship abilities. Clairvoyance is the ability to see actual spirit people in your external environment. This form of mediumship is known as objective clairvoyance. When you see spirit internally it’s known as subjective clairvoyance, this would be described as in your mind's eye. One of my teachers always said that we are the vessel for spirit communication. It’s a beautiful blending process that happens with incarnate and discarnate souls. We raise our frequency and think upward and spirit lowers theirs to blend with us. Bringing our energy through the body and up to the divine space, this is where information can be accessed. A quote from medium John Holland sits on my desk as a reminder to me everyday. “Before you reach for outer technology, reach for your inner technology”. As a budding medium or sensitive you have all the tools you need to connect with spirit, you need to protect your vessel and train it to connect to the spirit frequency. It’s just like how people go to a gym and work out and take care of their physical bodies, our souls and mind need nourishment also. Ask any good, medium or sensitive person how long it took them to develop and I can assure you that they will tell you that it has been years and they are still learning new ways to work with spirit.
Many of the great mediums when interviewed will tell you that they sat in mediumship circles for years to develop their abilities. These circles consist of mostly the same dedicated mediums at beginner levels to advanced that meet weekly throughout the year. The key word here is dedication to yourself and your ability, unfortunately anyone can call themselves a medium. It’s our spiritual path to make sure we honor this gift that was given to us by the divine and use it to the best of our ability. You might ask how one can fine tune their intuitive abilities? I always suggest meditation to those looking to exercise their intuitive muscles. The benefits of meditation can do wonders for your entire body and soul, it’s also a key component to connecting to the spirit frequency. We are spiritual beings that are made up of vibrating energy. Chinese medical practitioners have worked with human energy called “CHI” for thousands of years. At one time or another I’m sure you have heard the word Chakra, Chakra means wheel or how I think of it “the wheel of life”. It’s a vital life force that flows throughout every cell and fiber of our being. It maintains our health and physical bodies existence.
There are seven chakras that are part of the etheric body, this is where life energy gathers and circulates. Each of these seven chakras are connected by a stream of energy flowing in the spinal column.
These are the seven vortexes of the human body, these seven access points have the power to transform balance and heal every aspect of our lives. When we awaken our chakras we promote spiritual growth and align ourselves with the universe. I feel that meditations that encourage you to work on opening your chakras help your vessel’s performance. We as mediums are always working on making a better connection with our spirit communicators. Meditation and especially chakra work help us build spiritual strength for the process to happen. You can find many free meditations available on the internet to work with and you will find that some are incredibly helpful.
If you're a beginner or advanced practicing medium I’m sure you might have heard of the term sitting in the power. When first hearing this term, you could only wonder what that could possibly mean? You might wonder, how does one sit in power? Is it dangerous? Where do I find this power? This is the foundation to mediumship and psychic work, to have an awareness of the power that lies within oneself. To quiet the mind and enter into the stillness where impressions from your higher self, your subconscious mind, soul self and spirit world can be received and manifest. When our thoughts settle our mind becomes very still, being in the power is all about entering a space within that brings you stillness and an easy connection to spirit. It’s a state of mind that allows your spirit to rise and blend with the spirit frequency. Below is a sample of a sitting in the power technique that I use daily in my life. Just simply devoting fifteen minutes to a half hour of your day will help your connection to spirit become more strong.
Sitting In The Power for Beginners
Start by sitting in a chair and gently closing your eyes, begin by taking a deep breath in and slowly exhaling. This is repeated several times. As you begin to slow your breath and you allow yourself to just be still, a quiet peace will envelop you. Now as you sit in the chair, you feel lighter and completely open to the world around you. Bring your internal gaze to the center of your chest. I want you to imagine a glowing white light that is emanating from the center of your chest. With each breath in and slowly exhaling, I want you to see this beautiful white light expand. This light is complete love and peace, you can feel its warmth radiating from it. The light begins to grow and now is all around you, every part of your being is bathed in this brilliant white light. As the light grows bigger, the entire room is immersed in the white blanket of light. It continues to grow and now begins to reach up towards the sky, climbing towards the endless stars and cosmos. You can’t help but almost feel that you are floating among the stars and truly at peace. This is a place of unconditional love and knowledge, a place that vibrates within us all, if we only listen.
There are many free audio meditations that you can find on the internet that can help you practice this technique. Just type sitting in the power into any search engine and different programs will be available. The sample I gave you above is one of the visualization techniques that I use to sit in the power. There are many different versions that can be accessed to open up your higher state of consciousness and connect with spirit. We need to raise our energy and connect to the higher frequency of spirit and these techniques do just that. We are all soul beings having a physical experience in this life, we are all connected and intertwined. Our souls keep us connected with the divine and all those that have gone before us and those that have not yet arrived. Picture a beautiful sea of soul energy that is constantly dancing and moving from the pull of the human experience.
The human life time is very short and these experiences that our souls encounter teach valuable lessons and ultimately help us learn and grow spiritually. You could look at your time on earth as your time in school, it’s all just one big classroom. We are faced with decisions and choices that will steer our human journey, some of these paths will bring us great joy and accomplishment, while others could cause pain and sorrow. The people that we encounter along this lifetime will also be great teachers and help our souls learn and grow, while you are a teacher for all the people you encounter and interact with. The feelings of joy, sadness, anger, admiration, loss, apparition, grief, acceptance, sorrow, guilt, happiness, awe, envy, fear, interest and sympathy. I could keep going on but I think you get the idea, our choices every second of our time incarnate on earth have lessons to teach. You are a soul.
When opening up and developing your intuitive abilities and your connection with spirit, it’s so important to understand that you have all the hardware you need. We are all connected by soul energy, it’s just like learning a new language or instrument. You need to put the time in and develop your mediumship or psychic muscle. All great mediums and psychics started out as beginners and work everyday on building a strong connection with the spirit world.
Development Circles & Intention
When you make the appointment with the other side and the spirit world sees that you are totally sincere in your actions, a band of helpers gradually assembles to help guide you towards your goal. These spirit helpers can tap into the energy and intention of each person sitting in the circle with the goal of developing their intuitive abilities. They can review and assess the potential of each person trying to make connections to spirit. It is very important that the group meets at the same time and place each week, you have to understand that the energy that manifests in a room that a development circle takes place in will build each week and that is why it’s important not to change locations. Doing your best to keep meeting at the same time establishes a meeting time and commitment with the spirit world.
Knowing that time as we know it does not exist in the spirit world, this is a showing of respect and dedication to those in spirit that are being called upon for help. Intention is very important and those looking to be a conduit for spirit will have a better connection if their intentions are out of pure love. It’s truly not about making the front page of newspapers or being on television. Those who come into this field need to understand that spirit and our connection to the other side is bigger than all of us. We need to detach from EGO and learn to be of service, we are only the vessel, spirit is responsible for the communication.
My friend Ron Yacovetti and his partner Lourdes Gonzalez have made it a weekly routine to have ITC communication with the spirit world. They set time aside each week where they use their ITC devices and try to establish a connection to spirit. He has great success and has so many incredible audio captures of voices coming through his radio devices. I feel that spirit knows his intentions and his dedication to the field of paranormal research. He has made that appointment weekly with the other side and that mutual appreciation is the bridge for his outstanding connection with spirit. This is what development circles are all about, working and building a connection with spirit. When sitting in a circle for learning to work with mediumship the person in charge of the class or leader of the circle will discuss a new aspect to concentrate on during that week's session. This could range from learning what is psychic and mediumship information that you can bring fourth to the sitter. Other topics to work on during your circle sessions are learning about your clairs. These are all great examples of mental mediumship and should be the foundation of your mediumship education.
Clairaudience - Hearing
Clairgustance - Tasting
Clairsentience - Feeling
Clairvoyance - Seeing
Clairalience - Smelling
Claircognizance - Knowing
Being able to recognize how spirit is using your vessel to communicate through you to the sitter is very important. That is why I can’t stress enough to always continue to develop your abilities and experience different development circles. That saying comes to mind, When the student is ready the teacher appears. That is so incredibly true in this field, my path has crossed with so many amazing and enlightening people. So many of these individuals have given me great knowledge and have guided me on my journey of mediumship and understanding how to work with spirit. As Mister Rogers said “Look For The Helpers”. You will be surprised by how many people are willing to help you advance your spiritual education.
If your intention is not to be a medium or psychic and you investigate the paranormal, it’s still very important to build a solid connection to spirit. You might ask how one can do this without mediumship abilities? My belief is that the spirit knows your intentions and can choose to communicate with you or not. When you go into a place with love and respect for the location and its spirit occupants, I feel you have a better chance for interaction from spirit. Think of it this way, your invited to a home that’s filled with strangers, these strangers are having conversations with themselves and all of a sudden you start shouting at them “how old are you” “what's your name” you probably would be asked to leave the house and definitely would not be well received by those you barged in on.
But perhaps if you walked into the home and introduced yourself and explained why you were there and that you wanted to get to know the “strangers” inside the home, you might have been received better. Then you could start to engage them with questions about their life and accomplishments. Then with respect you could tackle the harder questions and ease into that part of your communication. This is truly why I feel that some people have great success with investigating the paranormal and others might not get much communication with spirits captured at all. It all starts with your intention when you walk into a space.
Now with the idea of sitting in circles to develop your mediumship, think about how this idea for sharpening your vessel to become a better investigator, just by implementing meditation and showing spirit that you are open you communicate. Marcello Bacci, ITC communicator said it best “ We cannot summon anybody in the next dimension to speak with us at will”. Our communicators have to want to communicate with you, so be the best person you can be and show spirit your intentions. Whether it’s devoting time to sharpen your mediumship abilities, working on ITC development, our spiritual helpers are willing to guide us and facilitate connecting us to the right people and guiding us on our journey.