(Columbo – image from Rex/Shutterstock via deadline.com)
So I have started a 10 week Psychic Mediumship Development course with the College of Psychic Studies in London.
I’ve decided that Saturday posts from now on will be a write-up of sorts, of the things I experience each week.
A mediumship development course, is not about learning how to be a Medium per se, but rather how to develop your innate mediumship ability.
Unlike psychic ability that many believe (including me) is an ability that we ALL have and can learn to tune into relatively easily, mediumship is usually something that people are called to. Though we all have the ability to connect with spirit, acting as a Medium is something that requires a lot of development and earnest commitment.
In short, psychic ability is about reading the energy of a physical being/object, and mediumship is about connecting to the spirit world, and serving as a channel for messages.
As an intuitive Tarot card reader I use my psychic ability a lot when reading, I literally pick up and read the energy of the person sitting with me, or tune into the energy of a person I am reading for remotely.
I do not need the aid of Tarot/Oracle cards to do this, I have read people’s energy my whole life without realising I was doing this, but I find using cards useful.
As a medium, I channel messages from the spirit world also when I am reading, and often times when I am talking on a day-to-day basis, and on this blog. It is these channelled messages that I use for the Wednesday Wisdom posts.
I never thought of myself as a Medium until I was identified as one by an internationally regarded Trance Medium.
So after getting my head around this, I enlisted on a Development course with a view to develop my gifts:
(ps..doesn’t the above blurb remind you of the blurb at the beginning of a Law and Order episode?! Ha!)
So this week we conducted some detective work.
We looked at a photograph of a woman that none of us knew, and spent approximately 20mins writing down all the information our guides relayed to us about her, or anything we could psychically intuit with questions prompted by the tutor.
Then we went around the room and relayed our information.
I picked up on connections to Germany and the Holocaust, and the fact that this lady was an entertainer involved with a group of very shady men.
Turns out I was pretty accurate…
The lady in question was Magda Goebbels, called by some Historians the ‘first lady’ of Nazi Germany.
I am at the point in the course now where it is all becoming so normal, that I forget how utterly astounding it is to pick up such accurate information from a picture, simply by relying on my guides and intuition.
We worked hard this week, as we also picked up information from a picture that we could not see.
The tutor lay a photo face down on the floor and we had to read it blind!
The purpose of this was to get us flexing our detective muscles. Quite a few mediums work with the police and other organisations assisting in criminal investigations.
This is quite controversial work and not widely publicised unless of course the Medium in question gets it wrong!
This is certainly not the kind of work I see myself doing, but then so many things have changed for me in recent years that how can I truly rule it out?
So many questions
As we approach the last few weeks of the course, so many questions are forming in my mind about what next.
Questions I know have been looming for quite some time but that I keep pushing aside in the hope that the answers will reveal themselves to me.
The course ends in July, and in September a new term begins at the college, and I would be able to further my mediumship development.
But to what end?
What do I want to be able to do with these skills?
Do I want to add Mediumship readings to the Tarot readings that I still do not formally advertise?
Do I want to start reading for more people?
How do I read for more people, and still stick to my belief that readings are not a form of fortune telling, and instead are a form of healing and counselling?
It seems inevitable that spiritual healing work is to become a significant part of my life.
I have known this for a number of years, and really truly my whole life as when I was a child I thought about becoming a nun!
But how do I integrate this into my everyday life?
A life that involves a successful career in Librarianship, poetic opportunities, and ambitions of owning a house?
I am by my very nature incredibly sensible, I am not a fan of taking risks, and including my spiritual skills into my life seems like a massive risk.
The risk of feeling like an outcast, the risk of wasting time and money on skills that I may not have the courage to truly use.
Well, as I write this my Guide points out –
” You will have to do the advance mediumship course then, which will teach you what to do next”
I have already started to walk down the path of trusting my spiritual team to lead me where I need to go, to show me my next steps literally one step at a time sometimes.
It is a road that requires constant shedding of egoic attachments, a willingness to listen to my guidance and act on it, and the ability to let go of what is no longer a part of my path – even if that is simply doubt.
I can safely say that developing my skills has only just begun, I trust that the more I develop the more it will become clear as to what I will be doing with these skills…
Until then, lets get back to the present and focus on the last three weeks of this current course.
Much love Txx