The Deluded Mind (by Spirit)


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Dear Friends,

When working with my Spirit Writing students I like to set challenging subjects / topics for Spirit to write about. This works on two levels – 1. Taking the student out of their comfort zone. 2. It creates a space for Spirit to speak write about bigger subjects that affect us all.

Writing by Spirit should guide and inform, as well as give us hope and assist our souls on their paths. Moreover it can break down ideas, barriers and spark conversation and thought, acting as a catalyst for change.

I recently set the subject of “The Deluded Mind” the piece below was written by Spirit and I thought is was interesting and that you might like to read it.

Sarah

“Delusion is a rarity in that it only really exists if the person with the delusion recognises it. Without the recognition of that person, the perceived delusion is merely an opinion voiced by another but ultimately it is the ‘deluded’ person’s map of the world. So when is the ‘delusion’ real? Perhaps never. This may be true, and just as true is that everyone is deluded. After all, each person has their own opinion or perspective, and for each opinion or perspective, there may be another to the contrary. Who is right? Who is wrong? What does it matter? What if both realities can co-exist? What if every single reality exists, in some form or another, to some degree or other, creating a mass matrix of complexity and interwoven parts. A plate of spaghetti. The largest ever, without doubt. But what does it matter?

The plate of spaghetti is there to be consumed, perhaps enjoyed, and no attention is given to the placement or positioning of a specific strand. Really, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter. All strands are equal, perhaps not in location on the plate, but all exist, all were treated the same in terms of preparation, and all are treated the same when it comes to consumption. If ever a particular strand is requiring acknowledgement or recognition above another, it is misplaced. It is just a single strand, comparable to any other. And so it is with opinions, which themselves are the products of minds. All are the same, all are equal, all have a value. Naturally, some minds and their respective opinions are more respected or valued than others because of human constructs which have been created in an attempt to keep order or promote fairness.

The content then becomes important, as does the context. But the mind, in and of itself, is no better than another. Each serves its purpose. If the mind should start to stray from this tacit idea, or if it begins to consider itself better than another, that is delusion. How could it consider itself better to something it doesn’t know, and cannot know: another mind. A mind can only express itself through symbols, through language, but these are overly simplified and do nothing to communicate the true nature of subjective experiences. That is to say that many minds do not even know themselves, so how could they know others, and how would they allow themselves the right or the authority to judge another. Such action is pure arrogance, and arrogance can be seen as a form of delusion. The perception of the world is warped to meet the needs of the person, of the ego.

Arrogance is akin to a sin. It is based on nothing. It is the stuff of magic and illusion, but the latter involves trickery so that something is made to look different, whereas delusion is the belief that something exists when in fact it doesn’t. The absence of something which is vehemently thought to exist. Again, we return to the idea of individual perception, and so a distinction must be made. If something is created out of nothing, from a lie, and is believed in passionately and unwaveringly, that is the delusion. Commonly-found delusions include confidence, competence, love… But by the same token, albeit the other side of it, loneliness, hate, powerlessness… These are no less delusions, but are perhaps even more damaging as they leave people disenfranchised. All people have, at some point, created a false story: “daddy doesn’t love me…” etc. They have been based on their subjective interpretation of experience, and whilst some may be true, just as many are the effect of the overactive mind.

All people have done this, thus everyone, at some point, has created a falsehood and lived by it, reinforced it… in other words, all people have been deluded at one point or another. On the one hand, no one mind can judge another so not one mind is deluded. On the other hand, all minds are or have been deluded. Both must be true, or neither are true. The question, again, is what does it matter? Does the question itself come from a deluded mind, and, if not, does the answer?”

By a Spirit Communicator, through Nicolas

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Trance Mediumship: Expectations


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Working as a trance medium is not an easy path to follow as there are many who do not believe in spirit communication. Harder still are those who do believe except for trance work – this they believe is simply the mind and ego of the medium and not spirit. They forget that working in an altered state was where it all started.

However, they also have a point. There are those who say they are working in trance bringing through spirit who are in fact bringing through their own ego or subconscious mind. Trance is not immune to faking, whether that is being consciously done or not. The reality is that philosophy is easy to manufacture from the human mind without there being any spirit involvement.

Once the ego has got involved it is hard to get it out-of-the-way. This is why training is so important. If you are thinking about developing as a trance medium then be mindful or your mind. We all have expectations, whether we are aware of them or not; experiences in your life colour what you do, think and feel. It is important to come to trance work with a knowing of your expectations and ideally clear of them with regard to spirit communication.

What I mean by expectations are – how spirit speak, what they might talk about, who you want to work with, what you want to do with the trance work and so on. All of these ideas can be used by your ego and subconscious mind to manufacture what you expect to happen. This is why a good teacher, sitters and/or fellow students is important. We all need someone to reflect back to us what we are doing to ensure it is real. Those around you watching you work can heighten the expectation and feed the fantasy if they are not grounded and aware of their own ideas and beliefs. They can in effect direct your work without being aware they are doing it.

Be mindful. Ask yourself why you are embarking on this path. Do you know yourself? Do you know your own beliefs and expectations surrounding the work of spirit? Spirit needs us to be clear channels – clear of expectations with a balanced ego, knowing of self and centred energy. Once you have that the connection is amazing and the communication will shine. Don’t fall foul of someone else’s fantasy, know in your own heart this is for you and allow your soul to be your guide.

Trance – A Film View


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This is a film clip of the wonderful Margaret Rutherford in Blythe Spirit playing the medium “Madame Arcati”. Cinema has a long history of portraying psychics and mediums in very colourful ways. Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost springs to mind and as a trance medium I often use the film as a reference to explain to students what actually happens and what does not. I have had many comments about my work and the fact that there is no pomp, theatre or extraordinary acts; even a recent as fifty years ago public demonstrations of trance mediumship had an air of theatre and the dramatic. The honest truth is that the genuine thing is very unstated and dull; allowing the words of Spirit to hold all the drama and captivation.

Your Choice


EXCITING NEWS !

A dear friend and student of mine has had a book published. What’s more Master Chou has written the foreword.

The book is called “Your Choice” and John has spent years researching and writing this book.

Your Choice‘ is the ultimate guide to help explore who we are, why we are here and why our lives’ play out the way they do. Energy and the quantum world are used to upgrade our understanding of what relationships (family, social and work), abundance of all kinds, leadership, personal development, health and happiness are really about.

"Your Choice" by John Leckie

I personally have great pleasure in mentioning this book as Master Chou helped John with his research; over the last few years they have had many long conversations about consciousness, the souls plan and quantum mechanics. Chou’s breadth and depth of knowledge sometimes even leaves me speechless and John really put him through his paces. Who knew that Chou knew anything about Spring Theory!

The book is available via The Book Depository click here to buy your copy. 

Trance mediumship offers an opportunity to really test the limits and potential of Spirit Communication and what can be brought forward to help an individual or humanity; it is a precious gift.

 

Master Chou and Other Voices


I tell my students to watch and listen to other channels so they can get a better understand of what the work is for and what to expect. The sad reality is that I get little time to do this or myself and that is something I want to change.

Many channels stay isolated, some through choice, some through circumstance. When I say isolated don’t misunderstand me, most channels will have lots of people who come to listen to words of Spirit; however, the channel is detached so not part of the process and often ignored. To give you an example, people often come to me and ask “How is Master Chou?” or once I was even asked “Do you and Master Chou sit down have a nice cup of tea together?” It’s often about him not me.

As the channel we are only the flesh, not the source of the wisdom or healing, so it can be very isolating. It is hard for those who do not channel to understand. Our communicators can become quite famous, whereas we remain anonymous. Even worse we are expected to know exactly the same level of wisdom as the communicator (yes, I know that is missing the point of a communicator but not everyone gets that) and when we don’t the disappointment or even distain in the persons eyes can be quite hurtful.

For the most part channels are alone. Worse still mediumship as a profession does not breed teamwork or camaraderie, unless it is with the dead. Mediums are often suspicious of each other; again this creates isolation. Within the channelling set there is a logic to the isolated view, it keeps us clear. The logic is that other communication could colour or influence our work.

I have seen this logic at work, making channels wary of each other. For me I embrace sharing. I enjoy watching other channels work and listening to other communicators. That helps me to grow as a person, and if I grow that creates a space where the work can grow. What more could I ask of myself.

For those channels reading this feeling isolated and alone, reach out, there are channels like myself who believe in the community and bonding the work should bring. I have a page on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Voices-of-Spirit/44145024942 where I encourage channels to share and converse about the work. I hope this blog might encourage some more to join the conversation.

Looking forward to listening to more channels in the future.

The Inner Compass


I have exciting NEWS, I have joined forces with three other amazing women to launch The Inner Compass. The ladies are Avril Price, Martha Brett and Michelle Hawcroft – all tutors and sensitives at The College of Psychic Studies. Each of us works with Spirit in a different aspect and has spent years learning our craft; through that learning we have gather a lot of information on being spiritual and physical in harmony. Now we want to share what we know!

Our goal is to assist you in navigating your way through life’s journey. Tuning into your soul’s map by connecting and balancing the different parts and aspects of self.

Those of you who read my blog and newsletter will know that this has been my focus for 2011 as so the synchronicity is perfect. As a lightworker I know it is not only about Spirit Communication but more importantly it is about the evolution of soul and the human race to a higher level of conscious understanding. Years of talking to and listening to Spirit has opened my mind and heart to limitless nature of Spirit and moreover our own potential to harness that for our highest good.

With these three ladies I hope we can deliver some unique and truly magically workshops and events throughout 2011 and beyond.

If you want to know more, why not join our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_189464641069568&ap=1

Blessings,

Sarah