Trance mediumship has lots of obstacles from your ego through to being detached; but one of the hardest for students in the beginning is being distracted. Usually the distraction comes in the form of NOISE. I have had students comment that everyone was breathing too loud or they couldn’t concentrate when others where speaking and so on. This has to do with one of the interesting aspects of channelling and trance, as you develop the blending with Spirit you get hypersensitive. Things sound ten times louder than they are, even smells can be more acute.
This is simply your mind and senses trying to compensate for the alter state you are trying to create. Much the same as with trying to meditate in silence your mind will suddenly start thinking random things or you will get an itch somewhere strange like your big toe. It is simply part of our survival mechanism and it takes time to overcome. Yes, it is our old friend TRUST again but this time it is about trusting yourself; knowing that you are safe.
I always encourage my students to work through the noise barrier because the real world, outside the classroom, is VERY NOISY. A hundred plus years ago if you asked for silence you actually got it. But today our version of silence often has a background noise that is 80-100 decibels in cities. I gave a trance lecture on Tuesday night – “Evolving your Energy” – where Spirit stepped forward to speak about this dynamic subject to a background noise of roadworks right outside the window – and they were very loud. Without a training in getting past noise it would have been impossible to enter the altered state. Even the stage I was sat on was vibrating from the sound; but this is real life and real circumstances.
For Spirit to have a chance to talk to you as they wish to trance mediums and channels need to learn to work in less rarified locations and settings. Would I love absolute silence, of course, do I ever expect it, absolutely not. As a channel it is my job not to be distracted, but to relax and let go regardless – something I aim to do to the best of my abilities.
So if you are learning about channelling and trance and someone is making noise see it as a gift not a nuisance.
Note: – Should you be interested in the content of Spirit’s lecture on “Evolving your Energy” is was recorded and will be available for download from my website – http://www.voicesofspirit.co.uk – next week (for a small fee).