I was asked a question yesterday by a friend and it really got my brain ticking. The question related to demonstrations of mediumship.
‘ Do you think you will do platform Mediumship? ‘
My first response to this kind of question is always the same. No. No way. But it did get me thinking about why I feel that way.
Platform mediumship is basically exactly what is sounds like. A medium stands up in front of an audience or congregation to pass across messages from spirit to those people in the crowd. It is a brilliant and wonderful way of getting messages across to a wider audience, but also is a fantastic way to push that overall message out to many people at once.
The message is that our loved ones are still with us, Just in a different way to when we could physically touch, hear and see them.
I adore seeing mediums work in demonstrations. It is such a lovely experience to be able to share in hearing messages to others, to see an audience member have that validation through evidence and see their whole person change. Some people walk into a demo as a skeptic and walk out a believer. That miracle, is down to the Mediums ability to convey the messages that spirit give them and to ultimately provide that evidence that they are speaking with the persons mother/father/brother.
Demonstrations of mediumship are exactly that. A demonstration that the medium is speaking/sensing/feeling/hearing a loved one in spirit and that they can pass across a message that provides complete evidence of information, that only those who know that loved one, would know. Spirit want us to know they are with us. They want us to understand that when they passed over, they didn’t cease to exist. That’s what a medium is for, to share the truth that life continues & to help the healing for both sides.
So, why wouldn’t I want to do that? Surely that’s the aim for any medium?!
Well no. Any person who has experienced giving messages from spirit, knows that there is such a massive personal responsibility that goes with the ability. One that should always be used with the needs of the sitter, put first. Not all messages are suitable for the public domain. Not all sitters are ready for that, despite their interest. Not all sitters receive a message from the person they feel they NEED to hear from. Spirit know best and will not always come forward unless they feel you are strong enough and ready, to hear their words. Sometimes they know what you have to say between you, needs to be said in private, where you can shed tears or be free with the emotions that you often feel, when receiving messages from spirit. I cry every single time I receive a message from any of my loved ones in spirit! It’s an emotional thing!!
Also to work as a platform medium is not only about passing across messages. It is about being kind and compassionate in your speech and the way to connect to members of the audience. It is about knowing what is appropriate to say in the public domain and what is not. It is about being confident in your connections to spirit. Its about being able to not only connect but also swap those energies in quick succession to provide as many messages to the audience as possible in the time frame given. It’s about keeping the messages positive and uplifting. About holding everyone’s attention and keeping the energies in the room high to help you keep those connections. It’s about so much more than passing across a message.
That kind of work takes a very committed and special person, someone who can speak in public confidently and who is not afraid to get it wrong. It’s never wrong by the way, it’s just been interpreted by the medium in a different way. Like a game of charades with someone you can’t always see or hear. It takes a long time and experience to learn the symbols spirit use for you. The way that they work with you and also to gain the confidence and trust in the information you receive.
But one thing I do know, Is that I can no longer say ‘No way!’ to working on platform. I can say, it’s possible in the future.
My path ahead is a long one full of so much learning and development and who am I to say no to anything…But what I will say is- I will never stand up and provide a demonstration until I know in my heart and soul, that I would be proud to receive the messages from spirit, that I am able to pass across to others.
After all, it isn’t about me. The messages are not for me. The people that matter are the ones receiving the words i give, on behalf of those in spirit. The personal responsibility of knowing that is enough to keep me where I need to be right now.
Ever learning, ever growing and ever loving this journey called life.