I've been a spiritual medium for many years -- check out my profile -- and would like to help you learn to communicate more effectively with the
First off, keep in mind that there is no central agency that delegates guides. The Universe is not that organized. Spirit guides are just people in
the discarnate realms who are there to help us for one reason or another. It could be to amend a karmic debt, it could be because they were a friend
or lover of ours, it could be because they are on a similar spiritual path, or it could be a combination of the above. Some are nobler and more
educated than others and one’s guide(s) can change over time.
Originally posted by TheObserver
It is apparent to me that different people communicate with their spirit guide in different ways and it is this that confuses me immensely.
Could it be that some are mistaken that they are communicating with their spirit guide when really it is another side to themselves? Please don't
interpret that as an insult, it is not intended that way. I just want to understand, and I don't at the moment and it frustrates me.
You are having this problem because you are conditioned to believe in the Freudian psychological paradigm; that there are areas of the brain which
create our dreams and can talk to us. In my opinion and experience, this is simply untrue. It is impossible to separate consciousness in this way.
Sigmund Freud was an atheist who did not embrace the notion that the soul exists prior to birth and after death and that discarnates constantly
interact telepathically with the incarnate population. Consequently, his conclusions, which formed the foundation of modern psychology, were
Meditate on this spiritual truth that I have discovered:
Every thought and feeling that is not willfully created is channeled from Spirit.
To Freud, discarnates or spirits were a fantasy of the subconscious. However, in my opinion and experience, there is no subconscious!
When we go to bed at night, one part of our brain does not turn on to create dreams for us. What really happens is that we simply become more
receptive to telepathic messages given to us that are usually conveyed symbolically. In other words, all dreams are channeled. Most of them are not
spiritual or helpful because most people on the Other Side are not spiritually conscientious.
Sylvia Brown, the well-known television psychic and successful author, once said that only 30% of those on the Other Side are devoted to The Light. In
my experience, that is an underestimation and the situation is actually worse.
So you should expect that the vast majority of the energy that comes through to not be of a spiritual nature at all, just as you shouldn’t expect
the vast majority of people in any forum to be spiritually focused.
Embracing this progressive understanding will make your channeling experience much easier.
Next, get yourself a copy of Opening To Channel
. I don't agree with all
their metaphysical ideas but the "how to" of mediumship is well thought out and useful
Remember the adage... "Prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening to God." Learn to do both effectively and allot time each day for
I have also learned that there is no "higher self" out there somewhere floating in the cosmos. When you are centered, the higher self is YOU.
Whenever you hear your own voice in your head, it is not a part of your brain or your "higher self" talking to you; it is one or more people on the
Other Side -- with their own reasons -- communicating.
Next, check out Majic's and my combined podcast which addresses discernment:
Finally, the meditation thread started by TrueAmerican should also be pursued as it contains a lot of information that would help you in channeling
Meditation, Channeling & Astral Projection