Thanks for reading–a new post is coming soon. I am deciding now amongst three topics–I have notes on all three and will eventually write about them all:
1) Release and surrender and its importance in maintaining personal peace.
2) How to stay centered in the present and take the long view at the same time
3) A medium ‘s response to some of the most frequently asked questions about spirituality
Also coming soon: a Facebook page and a Q&A forum that allows readers to ask questions and me to answer them! I am also open to post suggestions if there is a topic you would like a medium ‘ s perspective on–drop me a line via this page /comments.
Watch for tonight’s post: With You, I Am Blessed: Accessing Spiritual Love and Managing Anxiety. I will be offering the techniques I used to overcome anxiety, battle depression and become medication-free. I will also write about how to protect yourself spiritually from the physical and spiritual world around you, and some lighter fare about what it is like to communicate with spiritual beings–you may even be surprised at already knowing what this is like, but after reading this post, you will be more aware.
Today’s topic will revolve around spiritual unfoldment and how this blog can be used as a guide to developing mediumship and connecting with Spirit. But first, for my readers from the past–I am no longer using the pen name of Veronica, as you may have already noticed. My about page is now updated as are my posts–I am now posting under my given name, Erica.
Today I would like to share with you some first glances into how I became a medium and how I connect to Spirit (the Other Side). I use many methods of divination–music, Tarot, palm reading, meditation with angels and mediumship. Music programs on computers and phones with a shuffle feature offer a randomized method of divination by allowing Spirit to send a message through song lyrics. Anything that can be randomized can be used for divination if you assign a meaning to the randomized pieces. Even dice could be used for divination if you assign particular meaning to the numbers and number combinations. Tarot readers for ages have used standard playing cards to divine message and tell the future, because they assign meaning to the suits and cards themselves. It is important to take care with these methods because they are addictive, particularly since you do often get success immediately–your guides have been waiting to hear from you and will respond. Use messages that come through as guidance and allow Spirit to protect you from knowing your full future, otherwise they will start to re-direct you. Divination is powerful, take care to protect yourself and keep your intentions in check at all times. Archangel Michael will offer protection, and I use many methods of spiritual protection and grounding as well that I have learned through the years.
I embarked on the path to mediumship rather accidentally–I began by being interested in learning about “spiritual alchemy.” Spiritual alchemy as I understand it is essentially transformation of the soul to bring you into a more peaceful, powerful way of being. My journey to spiritual alchemy began with meditation–just learning to be still and listening for the responses to my questions and prayers.
I believe that intuitive work flows easily when we quiet our minds and listen to Spirit because our souls are already part of God. The Wallace Stevens poem “Planet on the Table” contains several lines that explain percectly for me how our souls fit into the grand design:
His self and the sun were one
And his poems, although makings of his self,
Were no less makings of the sun.
It was not important that they survive.
What mattered was that they should bear
Some lineament or character,
Some affluence, if only half-perceived,
In the poverty of their words,
Of the planet of which they were part.
The character referenced in the lines above strives to create art that is not only a representation of himself, but also of the world around him–art that is, in fact, a microcosm, a cog in the wheel, a lineament of the larger world. This is how I see my soul, and your soul–we are waves coming together to form a magnificent confluence of Spirit. When we work to speak to Spirit, or to divine our futures or receive guidance, I believe that this act is like a mirroring, an echo, a remembering, if you will. This is information you already know, if only you learn the pathways to access it.
In the past year, I have continued to grow into psychic mediumship and have received all three levels of Reiki attunement. I have been working on a book that chronicles my adventures–but I would like to share some of them with you here as well.
I barely started this blog before switching to a private diary in 2013, but this year, for the first time, I will be actively opening the blog entries to my friends and followers in social media.
For my first entry in a year, I want to share a few thoughts about waves.
I write about waves in my current book, but more importantly, when I used Pandora today to drum up some ideas, (asking Spirit through Pandora) the song that came up was a song titled “Waves.” It seems rather clear that I should write then, as I do every day, about waves.
The lyrics read like a person drowning:
I’m slowly drifting away
Wave after wave
And it feels like I’m drowning
Pulling against the stream
Followed by a song by Joy Division titled Heart and Soul:
Existence well what does it matter?
I exist on the best terms I can.
The past is now part of my future,
The present is well out of hand.
These songs, though unrelated, came together for me in this way to elucidate a concept I have been thinking about often. At their core, these are songs about time. In the first, the singer struggles against the tide, fighting it but being carried by its relentless undertow anyway, “wave after wave,” “slowly drifting away.”
The second song speaks directly to the first, though they were not written together or intended by the artists to be juxtaposed. In the second selection, the subject seems to respond to the struggle of the first selection with an “oh well, what does it all matter?” To exist on the best terms that you can is to both struggle against the tide and be swept away by it. And in a moving river is the place where the past is now part of the future/the present is well out of hand–in a swirling undertow, waves coming from behind are meeting waves coming from ahead, and all of time as represented by the waves is one endlessly repeating cycle.
Time as a wave repeating in a circle–this is what I am thinking about at present, as the present slips away and the future rolls in to take its place, because after all, nature abhors a vacuum. Nature will fill in the empty spaces–as one wave rolls out, another one rolls in to take its place, with change being the only true constant we will ever know on Earth.