What is Mediumship?

MediumshipWhat is a Medium and Mediumship?

In daily conversation we use the word media to describe how we get our news. A spiritual medium is also a means through which information travels, but in this case they are a conduit for communication the spirit to the physical world. There are many ways of communicating with the spirit world and a medium can be using one or many of them when they receive their messages. A friend of mine, who is training to be a medium, uses her clairsentience and so she will often say “I am feeling…” Others use their clairvoyance and will say “I am seeing…”; their clairaudience. “I am hearing…” or they will “just know”. All of these abilities can be considered mediumship.

What is the difference between a medium and a channel?

A medium is a messenger, an intermediary, like the postman. Some examples of famous mediums are James van Pragh, Betty Shine and Sylvia Brown. A channel leaves their physical body completely and allows another entity to take possession. Examples of famous channels are J.Z Knight, who channels Ramtha, Jane Roberts, who channeled Seth and Edgar Casey, the sleeping prophet, who was not present in his body when he gave his readings.

Some mediums do share energy with the spirit without giving up complete control of their body. So they will feel the physical and emotional aspects of the person, usually as they were just prior to them passing over. The safest connection is via the heart chakra because that allows a connection based on empathy.

Am I a medium?

Everyone is able to communicate with spirit and everyone is a trance medium. Trance mediumship is simply the ability of spirit to enter the physical body. You are spirit you are not your body. You use your trance mediumship every day to bring your consciousness into the physical world. Spirit enters the body through the seventh chakra at the crown of the head and this is where your spiritual information on trance mediumship is located.

Learning to consciously use your trance mediumship is an important step in your spiritual evolution.  How you use it is your choice. However, I recommend using it to bring in your own consciousness so that you can be in charge of your body and your life. 

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6 Responses to What is Mediumship?

  1. Vikri February 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Looking for help or guicande, ever since I was a child I have been, how to say, visited , always had the idea that this was a bad thing on my life because used to get very afraid, I was a child, think that because of the fear my brain blocked what I was able to see and now I just feel the presence but can neither see or hear; now I think that because of this fear I’m not fulfilling the purpose of that gift. Still there is fear, but how could I manage this?

    • Dr Lesley May 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

      Hello Vikri –
      Apologies for taking until now to reply – I get a lot of spam comments and its quite the thing to sort out the genuine ones.
      It’s actually a very common experience for children to shut down their spiritual abilities due to fear or else because the adults around them do not validate their experiences.
      Luckily you can easily reawaken any spiritual gift you have turned down. The best way I know is through meditation and the best technique for releasing fear is grounding. Lots of my blog articles explain how to do this. Simply put – you create a flow of energy from near the base of your spine to the center of the Earth and you release your fear down this column of energy and you keep doing it, especially whenever you notice your fear. I’d be happy to look into your personal situation in more depth if you would like to have a reading. I have some offers available on Skype at the moment. For your situation I’d actually recommend a chakra reading because what it does is look at your spiritual abilities Blueprint from childhood to now and it explains why you turned your abilities down and how to reclaim them. Just go to this link to http://drlesleyphillips.com/healing-reading-events/ to see the dates and contact me if you want to book this.


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