The Purposes of Mediumship
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The unfoldment of mediumship is triggered by the spirit guides and helpers. This is done in the safety of a development circle. The teaching of mediumship helps the novice medium with the practical application of mediumship. It is making the novice aware of the many ethics, morals and legalities incumbent within mediumship. It is also necessary that any serious student of mediumship should be aware of, and in accord with, the purposes of mediumship.
Some of these purposes are:
Giving evidence of survival in order to comfort the bereaved and be of service to mankind
A medium uses his/her gifts to describe the spirit person and give the details of the person’s life. This is so that the recipient of the message is in no doubt as to the identity of the communicator.
Linking between the world of matter and the world of spirit
Mediumship is the ability to link the world of matter with the world of spirit. A medium, therefore, can be likened to a telephonist who makes a call and then relays the information received to the person still living on earth. Sometimes, as with telephones, there can be interference and ‘crackling on the line’. Every communication is not always clear as the medium would wish.
Expounding the truths of spirit contact and the teachings of the spirit
Mediumship is not just linking with the world of spirit and passing on a message to the recipient of such. Mediumship is also about becoming aware of, and allowing spirit guides to draw close. This is to inspire the medium with higher thoughts, with incredibly beautiful philosophy and with information regarding ‘life in the world unseen’.
Being willing to continue mediumship development
Mediumship development is not only about achieving the ability to link with spirit and pass on any given message. Mediumship is an ongoing process and, if at all possible, sitting in a circle should never be stopped. Clairvoyance may not be the only gift of the spirit that any medium has. Some mediums will develop the ability to become a channel for the healing energies. Others may become trance mediums and become an instrument used to bring forth the teachings of the higher minds within the realms of spirit.
Helping people discover their own inner spirit
Survival evidence can prove the reality of life after death. Earthly life is lived by a spirit within the physical body. This is released from its surrounding matter upon death.
To help people realize their own God potential
Every person would like to live a life wherein they can enjoy good health, sufficient wealth to eradicate all money problems and with an abundance of true friends to support them. Some people, however, endure horrific problems in their lives; problems that it is not possible to comprehend. Some people have to live their lives physically or mentally disabled which in turn, causes mental pain and anguish to their family and friends. It falls within the medium’s remit to assuage this pain by giving evidence of survival of death which, in turn, makes the receivers of such evidence aware of their own immortality and the fact that they too will survive the change called death.
Mediumship is not undertaken lightly because it is a scared office. Mediumship offers comfort and evidence of survival to the bereaved at a time in their lives when they are at their most vulnerable; at a time when they are grasping at straws. Mediums are not here to throw straws to the drowning; they have to be able to throw out more secure lifelines to sustain these people during their greatest need.