Once you realize that you can learn to do mediumship & find out that it's real you get the sudden realization that every person on the planet is capable of doing it & the first thing you want to do is grab people by the shoulders & shake them in excitement! Of course most of society still think that it's a bit "out there" & so it doesn't take long for them to put a dampener on your excitement. I did always have this sense of knowing though that I was meant to help share my knowledge & awaken others along their journey as well so any chance I could get I would just tell people & talk about my experiences, some would listen with interest & others not so much, it wasn't long before I realized it was better to just help others who were going along a similar path to mine by joining groups online.
I have learned quickly that while there are believers, there will always be skeptics & cynics & so the first thing you need to realize is that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs & opinions & it's simply a matter of respecting each other plain & simple.
After practicing psychic readings, mediumship & giving spiritual guidance for quite a while I began to get noticed in another group I had been giving readings to people in, the next thing I knew I received a phone call & was asked if I would like to help out with the running of the group, I accepted & began to help run the group with a few other people, I thought it was a great opportunity in which I could help others with their own psychic development, this is where I met one of my closest friends Amanda, I actually had a very strong intuitive feeling that I had known her before & felt drawn to work with her, the both of us began to put up practice posts in the group to help, guide & teach others to learn how to do psychic & mediumship readings. I knew that part of my life purpose was to help others to become awakened & help them with their own spiritual paths & I was very content at that stage knowing I was finally fulfilling part of my life purpose.
Not long after this I met my friend Michael, I had been looking up information about energy work & came across his Youtube videos, I ended up joining his group & found other like minded people who were on the same journey as I. After nearly a year on & off Amanda & I began to realize it was just us running the group on our own, I had also began to feel in my heart that I needed to move on & my heart was telling me that my time was up there & so I told Amanda that I was leaving & had been thinking about whether to start up a new group, I had decided that I was not going to help run a group when the person who started it wasn't helping at all, I knew I wanted Amanda to come with me to do a new group together but I actually hesitated in asking because I wasn't sure if she would even want to leave, anyway I finally just asked her & told her what I was thinking, I asked if she wanted to join up with me to do a new group, to my surprise she agreed & explained she had also felt the same & that it was time for a change.
While we were discussing what we planned to do we ended up telling the other admin that we were leaving, the reaction was they were not happy at all & they said we were irreplacable & to let them know if we changed our minds, Amanda & I already knew that wasn't going to happen because we had been running the whole group by ourselves anyway & we thought well it's time to move on & that was that. After thinking about some ideas & talking about what we did & didn't want for the group we began to think up a name, we both wanted it to be similar yet different from the previous group & after trying to make up different wording STAR (Spiritual, teaching, awakening & readings) was born.
During this whole time while following my heart I was getting another strong sense that there was still more to this spiritual journey I was on, doing mediumship readings & finding out that everyone can in fact learn how to do it & being able to see spirits was so exciting but then I just couldn't shake the feeling that this wasn't all there is, that talking to spirits is just another drop in the ocean of things to explore spiritually, not to mention dimensionally & so I yet again followed my heart's yearnings to see where it would lead me & what else I was about to discover...
Beyond the veil
The first thing I did was begin to practice, I used the same technique that I used with my spirit guides when communicating with them, I would close my eyes, clear my mind & simply just wait, wait to see what came to me & whatever that was I would put it down. At this stage I had no idea whether the information I was receiving was from ego (me) or from spirit, this is one of the hardest things to learn when first beginning to practice readings because at first you think you are just making things up, but I persisted anyway, I thought what have I got to lose, I just have to try & see what happens, learning to trust is hard but that's just part of the journey, you discover things about yourself that you never thought you were capable of before.
I literally started out by giving one word, I had no idea how to even make readings come together as yet & so I would also use my cards as a guide to help me to make sense of it all. I would put down things that just didn't even make any sense to me but as the days & weeks went by something interesting happened which I discovered quite by accident, as I sat at my laptop doing yet another reading & I realized that I could actually see a scene rolling out before me, though I was still closing my eyes & clearing my mind to get my information, it was as I sat there putting it altogether that I could see the spirit talking to me! I rubbed my eyes & shook my head then I closed my eyes again & there he was as clear as day! An old man was doing different tasks, making movements & telling his story to me to pass along the information for his loved one's from beyond the veil! I was so excited & realized it was my clairvoyance kicking in, this was yet another step in the direction of opening up my natural abilities. I was even getting comments from others who were learning about how fast my progression was when opening up my natural abilities, people were asking me for help & I just couldn't explain it to them, I was even astounded myself!
My spirit guides were right there beside me, helping me along the way, I relied on them greatly, perhaps too much, but I was soon to learn there was yet another lesson ahead for me, something my spirit guides wanted to teach me that was important, something that really would make me take a step back again & rethink how I was doing things, something that was & still is to be the biggest lesson of all when working in this field as a psychic, medium & intuitive.
The story continues in Ego
That dreaded word that everyone thinks of that gives them the chills whenever doing a psychic or mediumship reading... EGO
Ugh I had no idea what the word ego even meant when I first started out practicing my psychic development & doing readings, but I was about to learn big time, I was on a roll & I thought gee I'm doing so good, all my readings were spot on & I just couldn't believe how fast my progression was with my development!
So what happened next... You guessed it lol I began to fail with all my readings, yep failed downright miserably & I just couldn't figure out why! I was like what is going on here? So with a little help from others & my guides I began to realize they were teaching me a very valuable lesson, the lesson of how the ego can take over & you can easily lose that link you have with the spirit world. The first thing I learned was to cleanse my chakras & write up a set of rules for my guides to follow when giving readings, without such rules I was being given information from multiple spirits who were trying to get their message across & so my readings were jumbled & got mixed up! By doing it this way I was able to keep track of which person I was doing the reading for & know clearly that I was listening to the right spirit. The second you forget to ask your spirit guides to follow your rules is the second you stuff up a reading again, even now if I forget to ask I STILL get it wrong or it won't make sense for the person who wants a reading & your spirit guides won't care, they will just shrug their shoulders & laugh at you! (well that's what mine do anyway!)
This is another way for the ego to take over, you begin to think oh I just know what to put because it all just begins to flow, well that might be all good & well but if your getting it flowing without asking your guides to ensure the information is for the right person then you could be wasting your time putting all this stuff down for someone who it will not make any sense to. This is where I highly recommend you have a relationship with your spirit guides if you haven't already, you see spirit guides are quite happy to let you fail downright miserably & allow you to get it wrong, this is what they want you to do anyway because if they don't allow you to get it wrong then you will never learn to tell the difference between the ego (your own mind) or spirit information.
Another thing you will come across in this field is many people allow their ego to rule them & so you will begin to see many of these people think they are all above the rest & they will start up a business page & begin to charge for readings. Big mistake! Never under any circumstance set up a business in this field unless you have learned well & truly about your ego! You will fail big time & have so much more to lose including your own reputation & credibility, spirit will ensure you learn such a hard lesson if you allow your ego to take control & act as if you are better than everybody else who hasn't developed their abilities. The truth is you & I are no better than anybody else in this field, just because you have spent the time to develop your natural abilities does not make you any more special at all, every single person has different abilities & is special & unique in their own way & every reader has their own qualities that make them just as great as anybody else, so just remember ego is something that will keep coming up as a challenge for you as you go along your journey!
Always remember to keep your ego in check! The very second you begin to think of yourself as being better than somebody else or have any thoughts whatsoever about showing off or trying to make dollars out of your gift or anything else that your ego may test you with is the very second you will begin to experience some very tough lessons from your spirit guides & the spirit world so be warned…
Where it all began
I was born into a Christian family & got baptised as a young child, we would attend church frequently (me at church above), I would say my prayers every night & I was always taught that God was everywhere. I specifically remember asking one day if God was in the seats as well, the answer was yes God is everywhere. I had always felt like there was more to life... that there was something I was missing, I have always had spiritual experiences & spiritual signs & had been wondering & searching my entire life for something... I grew up having a sense that there was something more that I just couldn't quite grasp or understand, my mum has always had psychic experiences & she would talk frequently about these which also drew my interest & I would watch the psychic John Edward on television with her a lot as I grew older.
As a teenager I remember my mum buying me a psychic development book on how to become psychic for my birthday, it was called how psychic are you, I still have this same book & I would read it fascinatingly. I bought my own angel cards not long after this & I would give readings to my family a lot as the years went by. I guess as a result of all this I have always been strongly drawn to the afterlife & the amount of hundreds if not thousands of article’s, books & information I have read repeatedly has helped lead me on my current path. I have spent years devouring information about NDE'S, reincarnation, astral projection, dreams, mediumship, psychic readings, you name it & I would have read about it.
As the years went by I was always fascinated by metaphysics, but after spending more than a decade during that studying phase of my life I ended up moving on & thinking I had finally given up on that type of "stuff" & also I remember thinking to myself that I wasn't going to bother with it anymore & that was the end of that...or so I thought. This is where it all began.
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