FROM THE ETHERS
When you’re a giver, you rarely receive. It’s kind of an odd thing when it happens, but boy does it feel good.
I received a reading during Sunday Service in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. We, Mediums, rarely get one, or should I say get one from someone who does not know us.
So, this Medium is a well-known Canadian. I’ve had readings previously from those who do not reside or learn their Mediumship in the U.S. It is said that Mediums from other areas are trained to give evidence. My question: Is there any other type of Mediumship? I learned in the U.S., and I give evidence. The thought never occurred to me not to, which I can thank my master teacher for this way of reading. I have thanked her on many occasions and still do when I sense her around me.
Now mind you those outside of the country do have a different way of delivering a message or reading though. They wait for the recipient, the person receiving the reading, to agree or disagree. Many people think this is fishing, fishing for information. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.
The reading I received was awesome. I did not feel like she was fishing. This Medium was leaving a recipient and getting ready to go to the next. Before she left she said that she wanted to leave with the name George and Harold. I’m like holy crap, that’s my dad’s name, George Harold, so I told a friend who was sitting nearby. The Medium now was moving toward my side of the room. She said a few things about this Spirit and four of us raised our hands. The Medium now said something about the name Jack. I could not believe it. I waited though because I wanted to see if someone else raised their hands. If a newcomer could get a message before me, it would be a nice experience. No one signaled, so I did. My dad always said, ‘That’s a fact Jack,’ or ‘You got that right Jack.’ I often wondered, as a kid growing up, ‘Who is Jack?’ LOL. I was happy to know dad was around, although I do spy him myself occasionally. She continued on with other information and several names – one was Elsie, an aunt who owned a steakhouse restaurant in my hometown. At one point, the Medium noted I was a writer and that I could paint. Not sure about the latter. Perhaps, I should try. She also said that I hold a lot back. One camp Medium practically rolled off his chair. I said to him, ‘You should hear what I don’t say.’ The place rolled again. LOL. It’s best to participate as much as possible in the reading. It keeps the link between Medium and Recipient. I told my sisters of the visit. They were impressed. I’m sure they have told friends too.
Mediumship proves the continuity of life. Better yet, Spiritualism proves the continuity of life and has been doing so for more than 170 years. Spiritualism was called something else before that time.
I have to admit it was nice to receive. It’s something I should work on – receiving more. I challenge all of you givers out there to receive more.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.