A medium's connection with the spirit world needs to be nurtured. So it goes without saying (which of course means that I am going to say it) that strengthening this connection should be a priority for any new and developing medium.
Mediums connect with the illusive, unseen world of spirit. It requires daily practice to develop trust in your connection with the spirit world.
The good news is that there are lots of seemingly little "practice-y" things that you can do which lead to big results for your mediumship development.
All parts of your day, from your first waking moments, to solving a problem at the office, to getting together with the girls for lunch to tucking your kids into bed at night provide you with ample opportunities to flex your intuitive muscles and strengthen your connection with your own spirit and the spirit world.
Here are 6 simple simple things you can do everyday to help strengthen your connection with spirit.
1. Trust your gut.
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when choosing the path of living and communicating with spirit is trusting what you are receiving. So why not start with your gut? Trusting those intuitive flashes you receive through your gut provides you with a feedback mechanism that will give you much needed validation for your progress and spirit experiences.
How can you "hear" your gut feelings better? Simple. When you experience a gut feeling about something or someone immediately express what you are feeling out loud to yourself so you can hear it. Bring it up and out into your awareness. Then, even if it may not make complete sense to you at the time follow through on that gut feeling. Take the action that resonates with the gut feeling. Trust it. You will eventually, if not immediately receive feedback. The more you do this, the more feedback you'll get, the more you'll trust yourself and your intuition, which is your connection to your own spirit.
This is how most listening goes down: you are listening to what Ted is saying to you while you are thinking you know what he is going to say next and / or you're thinking about what you are going to interject into the conversation, and you might just have to interrupt Ted if he doesn't stop talking soon because you have something you want to say about all of what he is saying.
Sound familiar? This isn't really listening.
To hear spirit you need to really listen. REALLY really listen. The more active and actual listening you can do in your day the more practice you get under your belt for listening to spirit. The more you listen to spirit the stronger your connection becomes.
Ted's talking to you while you're standing at the water cooler. Listen to Ted with your whole attention. Listen to what he is saying with no thoughts of what you have to say back. Practice just listening...
3. Ask for guidance
It doesn't matter what the question, query, challenge, decision or problem, you can ask for guidance from spirit any time you want. So ask for guidance more!
This is a good way to start your day. Ask your spirit guides for a sign or symbol to help you on your way. Ask one of your loved ones in spirit to help you with a problem you've been trying to solve.
Those in the spirit world love to help and love it when you invite them to be a part of your life in this way. They tend not to butt in if you don't ask, because, well, you must have it all going on so why bother. But when you ask they love to step up.
Trying to figure out what to get Mom for her birthday? Ask spirit! :)
4. Pay attention
Take a few minutes each day to really tune into what is going on around you. Whether it be sitting on the subway, taking a walk in the park or sitting in the cafeteria eating lunch, tune into the space around you. Notice how it feels, what the flow is and other details. Pay attention to the subtle shifts in energy and changes in emotion within the interactions going on around you.
This type of paying attention is integral to working with spirit. So spend some time tuning into your environment. It's great practice for tuning in with spirit!
5. Don't judge
It can be very easy, even second nature for us to become judgmental when someone is doing, saying or being different than we feel is right or the way they should be. But you know what? The things that make us each different from one another are the attributes of our spirit.
Dropping your judgment of others - and yourself - opens up a great big space that connects you not only to your own spirit but also with the spirits of others. The spirit world wants us each to be the unique beings we have come here to be and live the unique lives we have come here to live. Funny clothes, silly haircuts, crazy poetry, great big dramatic gestures, and all.
So be like spirit. See the beauty and uniqueness in the people around you. Don't judge.
6. Infuse a dose of positivity where it's needed
Here's the equation:
Positivity = Light = Spirit
When we are bringing positivity to our lives we are showing our spirit. When we bring positivity into situations with others in our lives we are demonstrating how they, too, can get in touch with their own light.
I like to say: WWSD. What would spirit do?
Ted stops you at the water cooler to complain about coworker Ellen's slowpoke working style. Yes, Ellen tends to work slowly, and it can even drive you crazy however, she is very organized, meticulous with details and there is never any error in her work. Turn that complain train around by bringing this positive aspect of Ellen into the conversation. Inject that not so happy conversation with a dose of your positivity.
Spirit always shines the light on the darkness. Doing this in your own life, seeing the positive in your experiences and the people around you and helping others to do the same brings you closer to spirit.
Ok, so there's some homework for you. Let me know how it goes. ;)
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