Mediumship is far more than just arriving at a static destination, it's a dynamic spiritual journey.
Regardless of where you may be on that journey - whether you're just starting out, you've been doing readings or demonstrations for a while, or you're a professional - there is always room for growth, improvement and seeking opportunities to further deepen and integrate your gifts.
In this article I share with you 6 ways I recommend to improve your mediumship skills.
New to all of this, 'been there done that', or old pro, pick a few and give them a try. You'll be glad you did!
1. Bring yourself into energetic balance
Mediumship is all about perceiving the information conveyed by the spirit world in the form of energy through your own energy.
I am amazed at how many mediums plunge into spirit communication without even a thought as to how they are going to manage their own energy.
This is vital if you are going to be practicing mediumship in any way, shape or form.
Your energy body needs to be as balanced and stable as you can possibly achieve.
When you are feeling off or out of balance emotionally and / or energetically it is much more difficult to discern the messages that spirit is sending and clearly distinguish what you are receiving from spirit from what you may already be carrying within your own emotions and energy.
If you are feeling off balance in any way, put communicating with spirit aside for a while and dedicate some time, instead, to bringing yourself into a place of emotional and energetic balance and clarity.
You can do this by using techniques to clear and call back your energy, ground yourself, do some emotional decluttering and bring your chakras back into balance and alignment.
There is a free Chakra Balancing Tips & Techniques book available for download here to help with all of that. Scroll to the bottom of the page and simply follow the instructions to receive the book.
If you haven't cleared and balance energetically for a while take some time - about an hour or two - to do it well and thoroughly. Once you have done the initial full clearing re-set, then periodic maintenance - once a week works really well - will be all you really need. If you sense you need more, then do it!
Shake it up. Clear your chakras one week, then do your cord grounding the next. Do some emotional decluttering the following week then some grounding maintenance the week after. Repeat!
Hint, hint... you'll notice a difference in your mediumship. :)
2. Ritualize your mediumship process
If you don't already incorporate ritual into your mediumship process I highly encourage you to start.
Ritualizing honors you, your mediumship, and the spirit world.
It brings a sense of the sacred to your process.
It raises your vibration.
It prepares you to be the clearest channel that you can be for spirit. It sets the tone for connecting with spirits of the highest and best sources of love and wisdom.
Here is a good article on ritual and why it is important.
As a part of your ritual consider including:
Take a look at what you already do and consider how or what you can add to (or subtract from) it and consciously ritualize it.
This new eBook + audio recording combo added to my shop just the other day guides you through the process of both ritualizing and organizing your mediumship process. It's a good one to have in your toolkit as a developing medium!
3. Give your clairs a regular workout
Your clairs are the 'muscles' you use in mediumship, so regular workouts are highly recommended to keep them in shape and working well.
Don't only exercise the clairs that are your strongest. Make a point of branching out and including and expanding the clairs you don't normally use. Push yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and allow yourself to strengthen and grow those other clairs.
Expanding the clairs involves stimulating the senses associated with them, both physically and subtly, with, for example, images for clairvoyance, sounds for clairaudience, sensations for clairsentience and thought associations for claircognizance.
If you're interested in exploring further with clairvoyance - either strengthening your's or branching out into awakening it if you're not currently using clairvoyance (or consider yourself to be clairvoyant), then check out this guided meditation and companion workbook in my shop.
4. Connect with your mediumship guide
Yes, there are many spirit guides that are there to help you on your path. But did you know that you have a guide that helps you specifically with your mediumship? Well... you do.
Your mediumship guide might be a totally new, as yet unknown guide for you, or quite possibly one that you currently know and regularly work with.
Take some time to meditate, connect with the energy of your guide team and ask your mediumship guide to step forward.
I've designed a guided meditation to help you do just that. It's here in the shop.
Your mediumship guide helps you to (among other things) hold the link with spirit, raise your vibration, and acts as a gatekeeper to the spirit world. He or she also points you towards the learning experiences that will further your growth on your mediumship path.
Get to know your mediumship guide like an old friend who's got your back, because she does. ;)
5. Rub elbows with other mediums
If you have not visited a place such as Lily Dale or Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp then what are you waiting for?
Developing mediums of all levels flock to these inspirational gathering places known as Spiritualist Camps located in several locations in North America. They offer many classes and workshops in beginner to advanced levels so you are bound to find something to inspire you and help take you beyond your current level of development.
There is also nothing better than getting down and dirty with other developing mediums and rubbing elbows with mediumship teachers.
Check in your own area for workshops on mediumship and psychic development. You may be surprised at what you will find. You can learn a tremendous amount and feel incredibly inspired, recharged and ready to go hanging out in learning and practicing environments with other mediums!
6. Work with an experienced teacher or mentor
Working with a teacher or mentor 1:1 is the fastest way to achieve results in your mediumship. There is really nothing like working with someone who is focused solely on you, and able to highlight and help you identify your unique strengths and guide you step by step in overcoming your challenges.
I highly suggest that you reach out to find a medium with whom you resonate and would feel comfortable working with. Many mediums, myself included, offer mediumship development mentoring and coaching opportunities.
It is a larger monetary investment, usually a lot more than taking a group class or joining a development circle, however, it is well worth it as mentoring 1:1 is truly the fastest way to improve your skills, get yourself up to speed and set yourself on the right track as a medium.
So go ahead and give one or even all of the above ways a try. Better yet start at #1 and move your way through all 6. You will find yourself making clearer connections with spirit and receiving more direct and clear guidance for yourself, your clients and your platform demonstration audiences.
Hi, I'm Clare...
...and I'm a mentor whose passion is helping budding mediums go from feeling weird, worried and overwhelmed to feeling “wow this is so damn cool!”
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