Is Mediumship Magic?
Back to what a Spiritualist medium is to me. I discussed it somewhat previously in my BLOG. To remind you, mediums connect with Spirit and are able to receive information to include what that Spirit looks like, personality traits, shared experiences and things they would have done when they were on this earth plane.
Those in the general public do get a skewed version of what a medium is because of how it is depicted on television, movies and through other mediums (LOL). Some may even think it’s magic. Maybe it is. Magic is defined as ‘the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.’ Here’s another one: ‘The use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces.’
Each of us has one or more of the gifts – seeing, feeling, knowing, smelling and hearing. We are born with them. As we grow, our vocabulary grows. When I became aware of my gifts, I was advised to meditate on a daily basis and to attend classes. This grows ones gifts. I became a certified medium five years ago. Meditation teaches you to raise your vibration so that you are able to reach Spirit. Spirit lowers itself to reach us. There is nothing mysterious or supernatural about it.
In the religion of Spiritualism, we believe in Natural Laws such as the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect. There are hundreds of Natural Laws and in many cases they are so very simple to understand. It’s the follow through that may not be so very simple. First, one has to know they exist.
I do say prosperity affirmations to remind me of who I am. It’s so easy to get lost in the ‘real’ world. Affirmations I say include I am a powerful spiritual being. I am filled with love and light. I am naturally enlightened. It’s all about raising one’s vibration. According to one of the definitions above, this could be construed as a charm or spell. Every single word we speak, and think of how many we do speak in just one day, could be considered a spell.
When people in the general public have experiences, they turn up in Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to get an explanation. I’ve seen many. One time a Baptist preacher came to a Friday night class and stayed because he had an experience. You gotta love that on so many levels. The bottom line is we all have these gifts. Just like good and less than good (The Law of Duality) it depends on what the intention is. This exists in every person, not just mediums.
One last thought, I say a friend of mine is my good luck charm because every time I get chatting with him, people call for readings. Is that magic? Maybe it is, since I received appointments for two readings on Sunday while writing this. I love my life! Blessings!
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Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.