Trance Mediumship: The Voice Within


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The Voice Within

I have been teaching trance mediumship for over 15 years, and one question gets asked time and time again – “What can I do to help my trance work outside of class?”. Often, students are looking for a book recommendation; sadly there are not many. Instead what they get from me is to work on your voice!

Trance mediumship is, for the most part, a spoken form of mediumship, with Spirit using our vocals cords, larynx, mouth and tongue to produce sound  – specifically a voice that is distinct and their own. Including an accent, speech pattern, tone and of course, vocabulary. However, also VOLUME!

Don’t be afraid of your own voice

Regularly students are afraid of the sound of their voice. Public speaking e.t.c fills them with dread. Even though, technically, it is Spirit speaking and not you, your anxiety is a barrier or block Spirit have to overcome. Afterall they want to talk to people in groups or individually; it is essential to the work.

So, practice public speaking or at least speaking out loud and LOUD! On the stage, it is called PROJECTION, the ability to be heard at the back of the auditorium from the stage without shouting.  It is a useful skill for trance mediums, especially in today’s world where we have to contend with louder background noise than our predecessors. Increasing the volume without shouting is about your lungs and breathe.

Learn how to breathe or take up singing. Singing using many of the same muscles and is something you can do alone or join a choir (which is also great fun). It will help with stamina, breathing and being less intimidated by the sound of your voice.

Give your voicebox and workout

Your vocals, larynx e.t.c need using. Practising toning or chanting can help to strengthen them and make them more flexible; this will assist Spirit is producing a sound close to their own voice, or at least with more distinction, so it is obviously not your voice.

Remember also to work the facial muscle as they also help with the producing sound. So, yes, you will pull some silly faces, but it does help. Try – Do, Re, Me ….. e.t.c opening the mouth wider and increasing the volume. It is an excellent exercise to limber up the voice.

Let’s not forget the chakra

Spirit will use the physicality of the cords, mouth e.t.c to produce sound but before that, they will connect to your throat chakra. If that is blocked, then the work will be blocked too. It is essential to clear the throat chakra (well of all them in fact) and be able to expand it for trance work.

You can work with your chakras alone and at your own pace. Breathing with the chakras is a lovely place to start. Feeling and visualising, the breath flowing in and out of each chakra. You can move on from that to allowing the breath to push out any energy blocks in the chakra (remember to ask your Guides to take away whatever you release).

Likewise, practising opening and closing your chakras and aura (without working in between) to get used to the feel of it, build stamina and confidence. You need to know when you are open and expanded enough for trance work. It also gets your energy use to being expanded and contracted again.

Finally, stamina

I have used the word a few times in this piece, and it might seem an odd choice. However, it is very relevant. Trance mediumship is physically demanding. It might look like I am sitting in a chair doing nothing but that is not the case. The blending with Spirit takes energy; holding them here takes energy. Moreover, it burns through water, vitamins, minerals and other substances in your system at a physical level.

It can affect the chemical balance in the body such as hormones and metabolism. Historically, lots of trance mediums were also diabetic. Today, we understand the body more and can take better care of ourselves and our bodies. For instance, you may notice after a demonstration I drink a lot of water to rehydrate.

Never forget that trance is physical mediumship, your body is the vessel for Spirit. Part of our job is keeping it in good shape as well as making it a good fit.

Sarah 

[ One of my students has some beautiful singing affirmations. Check her out here – https://lesleycurtis.bandcamp.com/album/sing-yourself-free-starting-out ]

 

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Who are you talking to in Spirit?


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If I asked you who you prayed to, you give me a clear and direct answer. But when I ask people who they talk to in Spirit, the answers are mixed, to say the least. Often people are vague about it or give really specific names yet when questioned they don’t always know who they are or why they are talking to them. The answer is usually “I was told to” or “I read it in a book”.

Religion gives you clearly defined deities and structure, prayers to follow or guidelines on how to address your god. But spirituality seems to be a free for all. Ask this being for this or that, or don’t ask them and try these instead. Differing opinions and ideas. So how do you work it out, who do you talk to?

Like religion, it needs belief. Who do you believe in? There is no point talking to a being you don’t really believe in or don’t understand. They have to resonate with you. Some people love the idea of Angels but others don’t, some want E.T and others don’t. Spirit is Spirit. These titles are just descriptions or in some cases labels to help us relate to them. If it sounds fanciful to you, you won’t be able to connect as the critical mind will interfere and so it should.

Spirit step forward in many guises to ensure there is something we can all relate to and believe in. Think of it like going into a shoe shop – which pair are you drawn, do they fit when you try them on, are they comfortable? You won’t leave the shoe shop with any pair the assistant handed you just because they think you should have them, but people do when it comes to talking to spirit.

When you want to talk to spirit start at the beginning – Your Soul. It is, after all, a piece of spirit that is within and its guidance is direct and to the point. It knows more about you and your life than anyone else. Next, talk to your Spirit Guides. There are three who are with you from birth to death – Main Guide, Doorkeeper and Guardian Angel. There’s that Angel word again and it is there for those who believe in Angels more than any other spirit. Your Main Guide oversees your life, supports you and supervises all other spirits who work with you. They have had human experiences so can relate to what you are going through. Your Doorkeeper is about protection, they are your bodyguard; mainly for the unseen and energetic. Your Guardian Angel supports the other two and can do their duties if you only connect to Angels, as well as helping you with spiritual ideas and concepts. Other Spirit Guides come and go throughout your life helping out with particular experiences or things that you do in your life such as healing or mediumship.

If you need something more or different then you have access to the countless other spirit beings that exist. We’re back to the shoe shop again – but this time think of a warehouse full of shoes, how do you find the right one? Firstly, type – court shoe, trainer, boot; then colour, size e.t.c Spirit are no different. Type – Angelic, Ascended Master, Loved One, Communicator, Teacher, Healer and so on. Some of these have had human lives (Ascended Masters and loved ones for instance) and some have not (Angelic beings). Having had a human experience may not be important to you but give it a moments thoughts … would understanding what it is to be human be helpful when it comes to giving you guidance and assistance or not.

Think of it like this – your car has broken down at the side of the road and two people stop to help you – a monk and a mechanic – which are you going to choose? You would thank the monk for stopping but you would ask the mechanic to help. Spirit is no different. Some things suit some beings better than others. For instance, I wouldn’t ask the Angels what was wrong with a car, but I do occasionally ask them to help me find a parking space.

There are lots of books about Angelic beings and Ascended Masters – have a look through them. You don’t need to read them cover to cover, you can use them as a reference and see who you are drawn to. Pick one Spirit being and get to know them. Talk to them, work with them, build a relationship with them. This isn’t networking where you have the names of a lot of people just in case they can one day do something for you. This is more like friendship, real friendship, where you communicate with each other, respect each other and trust each other.

Of course, you can have a relationship with several spirit beings, just like you have lots of friends. And, just like making friends, it takes a little effort but it is well worth it.

Sarah

 

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Energy Clearing – Travel Kit


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I was speaking to a friend yesterday, who travels a lot, about her recent trip. She had struggled to sleep due to the energy of the place she was staying in. We talked about the history of the place, it was originally a convent, and how that can affect energy.

I suggested she take a energy travel kit with her when she travels. Therefore, she would have to hand, some handy tools to help her cleanse or balance the room she was staying in. Here’s what I suggested she put in the kit!

A Vibrational Spray

There are several makes of these on the market, my personal favourite is Alaskan Essences. They have one called Purification (Sacred Space Spray). As the bottles are quite large you could decant a portion into a small spray bottle (Muji sell small bottles).

Crystals

Either a piece of Black Obsidian or Black Tourmaline. These work with deflecting or absorbing negative energy. The crystal could be placed on the bedside table for the duration of the stay. (She knows how to clean and charge crystals)

Essential Oil

Aroma is very powerful and several essential oils help with energy. My favourite is Frankincense. Burning anything in a hotel room can be difficult (due to smoke alarms), instead put a few drops on a tissue/cotton cloth and let the oil evaporate into the air. You can also put a few drops on the bed sheets or pillows (but be careful as some oils stain).

Sleep Aid

Molton Brown do a lovely gel that you put on your temples. It releases a calming aroma to aid sleep. There are also several sprays that offer the same, such as This Works.

We also talked about calling on Spirit for assistance with balancing the energy in the room so she could sleep and be peaceful. Firstly starting with her DoorKeeper and perhaps calling upon an ArchAngel such as Michael.

I have a lovely image of ArchAngel Michael, it is a small card about 2.5 x4 inches. It would fit into a travel kit quite easily.  An Oracle/divination card that had significance would also work. I often leave cards from my Ascended Masters pack on my altar at home, of the masters I am currently working with. One of those cards would also work well in the kit, as a visual connection to the Spirit being called upon for help.

Lastly, we talked about doing a room clearing, especially if the energy in the room was very heavy or emotional. A straightforward clearing using white light, with the assistance of Spirit. No smudging due to smoke alarms.

The nice thing about the kit is you can add any personal items to it that have meaning for you or you prefer to work with. Getting a lovely pouch or cosmetic bag to carry the kit would be easy and enjoyable. Tip: If you place a piece of carnelian in the kit it will keep the others crystals clean for you.

 

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Spring Equinox


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Eostra – the spring equinox marks the beginning of the renewal, the start of natures cycle into growth. With spring comes new opportunities, challenges, offerings – nature begins to blossom, awaken and enliven. As this day unfolds the energy of nature is drawing all life into the possibilities of new.

Take a moment to sit and ask Mother Earth to join you. Feel her warmth surrounding you, her vibration is tangible and pulsating as she is the Spirit within our world. She is also the Great Mother so steps forward with unconditional love and a desire to nurture. Mother Earth can help you prepare for something new, she can help you open your heart and minds to a new opportunity. Ask for her guidance and support in creating something new in your life. Allow her inspiration to fill you and know she will stand by you on this journey.

To mark the daylight a candle in her honour and give thanks to nature by leaving an offering – some seeds for the birds, planting a bulb, walking in a park observing her beauty – find your own way to celebrate the wonder of the natural world. Mother Earth will be touched by your act however big or small, it is truly the thought that counts.