Developing Skills as a Medium

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Many of the students of Automatic Intuition Professional discover, during the course, that they have mediumship ability — the ability to connect with the spirit of a client’s deceased loved one.

As part of the application, new students are asked about their intentions and the results they hope to achieve. And although a significant number of students actually complete the course acknowledging their mediumship ability, almost none of them came into the program with that expectation.

For some reason, mediumship seems to be the one thing very few of us has a conscious intention to try.

Students who feel the call to become professional intuitives have certainly had some psychic experiences — clairvoyance, precognition, prophetic dreams, empathy… And they humbly seek to enhance those abilities, to take them to the next level.

Maybe we believe that if we were mediums, surely we’d already know it, right?
It seems like the Jewel in the Crown of psychic abilities, heavy with responsibility, so we ask to start small, maybe just try on a magic ring or a small tiara first and see what happens…

I can’t promise it will happen for everyone, but I have witnessed a few students start the program, say, only confident doing Tarot card readings, and by they time they complete the course, they’re offering mediumship at a professional level to every client.

For others, it’s a little bit of mediumship, a deceased relative expectantly coming through, here and there. (Mediumship is not something that occurs for me with consistency; I’m more of an angel sensitive myself, and my clients tend to ask me to use other skills more often. I don’t worry about it too much; I’ve learned to just go with it when a deceased relative does comes through in a reading.)

Mediumship seems to find us, more than we go in search of it. And mediumship can creep up and surprise the medium, seemingly out of nowhere. Ta-dah!

Questions about Mediumship from a Student

Susan is one of the intuitives I mentor through Automatic Intuition Professional; she writes:

Slade,
I did a reading for a lady today who wanted information about her brother who had passed away a few years ago. The only information she provided me with was her own name and date of birth, and her brother’s first name, date of birth and the date he passed.

I was honestly a little intimidated to attempt the reading. But, when I connected to her energy I picked up how her brother had died and also some messages he had for her.

When I sent this information to her, she replied that I was accurate in how he had died and was so grateful for the messages from him!

This was great news for me to think that I may be able to communicate with those that have passed on, but my question is: am I really talking to them or am I being given the information through my client’s spirit guides? How do I know the difference? Or does it even make a difference?

I quite often have conversations with my grandad who passed on when I was very young, and I feel him often around me. I have also chatted with my grandma. Sometimes directly to her, and sometimes with my Primary Guide acting as the ‘go between.’

So, if I really am able to communicate with deceased loved ones, how would I go about developing this?
Susan

  • Does mediumship information come from the departed?
  • Does it come from the intuitive’s spirit guides?
  • Does the information come from your client (telepathically)?
  • Or does it come from your client’s spirit guides?

I don’t think it actually matters that much. Certainly not if trying to figure that out interrupts the information; or if the information comes through and is confirmed by the client, without your necessarily knowing who exactly is giving it to you.

I suggest always starting with a request for your guides to assist you. They may “introduce” you to your client’s guides, or simply translate for them. Your guides may pre-screen and vet spirits before allowing them to speak to you directly. (I actually request that my guides do this as part of my tight security and on-going psychic protection.)

If you would like to continue having this type of experience with mediumship, the first step would be to ask your guides for more of them.

Keep in mind that mediumship could have more to do with the client than with the psychic. Some people do not have recently departed, active-in-visitation, or earthbound ancestor spirits around them; others’ lives have been greatly impacted by the death of a loved one.

If you request more mediumship experiences, and it’s meant to be an important part of your path, you will naturally begin to attract those clients.

Make it a part of your normal reading process that when you investigate “Who is around this client?” that you include the intention of not only picking up on angels and spirit guides, but also a full range of entities, such as loved ones who have crossed over.

Dig deeper where you detect something already. If you don’t get anything when requesting to experience a message from the departed, assume that there simply may not be a message at this time. And move on.

If you do detect something when you ask, take it further by asking that soul to come forward and speak to you more, or to reveal more details about itself.

Simply describe to your client who it is you’re picking up on or any details you have: names, physical appearance, relative age, what they’re wearing, etc. The client may be the one who identifies the entity — “That’s my grandmother.” Until they confirm the relationship, you may not know for sure who the spirit is. It could always be a guide of some type coming through.

As you have more and more mediumship experiences, you will start to note patterns in the way different types of entities present. Revisit this topic in the Automatic Intuition Professional workbook.

For instance, there is a general pattern that many mediums swear by in determining which side of the family a spirit is from based on the dominant hand and the side of the client’s body they appear on.

For me personally, different types of entities appear at different levels, like floors in a building.

Another “general rule” about identifying types of spirit entities:
Angels will present with full head-to-toe visuals; ghosts and human spirits who have crossed over will often show only a face, head and shoulders, bust, or a body that doesn’t fully manifest to the floor.

Notice if you can see their feet, or if they only present a partial image of themselves.

And never forget: Note the patterns that are unique to you. While it may be different from “other psychics,” there still may be some clues that let you know from experience “Oh yeah, when it looks or feels like that, it usually means this…”

The pattern of your experience is more important than anyone else’s, including mine. This is one of the tenants of Automatic Intuition Professional.

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50 Signs You Are Psychic

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The word “psychic” describes entirely natural, inherent instincts that we all experience. Intuitive or psychic information automatically manifests in everyday life. You may not even consider psychic experiences to be all that unusual.

You Might Be Psychic If…

How many of the following do you recognize?
Here are some examples of common, everyday manifestations of psychic ability. As you read through this list, keep count of all the examples that have happened to you.

How many are true for you?
If you find that twenty (20) or more of these statements resonate with you as true or familiar, you already have a high degree of natural, inherent psychic ability. Even if you only identify with about ten (10) of these examples, you still probably have powerful intuition that simply lies latent, dormant, or undeveloped — and, trust me, that’s enough to learn to do accurate intuitive readings.

  1. You have an object, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing that seems to attract “luck” or protection whenever you have it with you.
  2. You believe yourself to be, and describe yourself as, “a good judge of character.”
  3. You have an immediate sense of comfort or discomfort when meeting certain people for the first time, and that feeling is more important to you than anything they may say or do.
  4. Some people just seem to “glow” or radiate good vibes, while others have energy that feels dimmed.
  5. You see lights around people’s heads.
  6. You see floating orbs or blobs of light and color.
  7. Your photographs are full of orbs.
  8. You perceive shadows or smudges in the air.
  9. You’ve seen, heard, or felt what you can only call ghosts or spirits.
  10. You have family members who claim to have had psychic experiences.
  11. You have a profound sense of dislike or distrust of someone (for no “good” reason) that later proves to be justified.
  12. You have some sense of people’s “stories” or you find that you know details about their lives before you get to know them.
  13. You seem to have a sign floating above your head that invites strangers to tell you their personal histories or to discuss their intimate problems.
  14. When you meet animals (pets) for the first time, they always respond to you positively, relative to other people; their owners remark “She must really like you; she’s usually not this friendly with strangers.”
  15. Your own pets always know when you’re about to arrive, even when it’s off-schedule.
  16. Babies either smile at you readily or cannot seem to stop staring at you.
  17. You know a friend’s mood the moment you see her or hear her voice.
  18. You notice the atmosphere of a room change when someone new enters it.
  19. When visiting a building of historical significance you can “see” people and events taking place there, almost like flashes of scenes from a film.
  20. You feel “hot” or “cold” spots inside houses that are independent of drafts or vents.
  21. When you travel, you sometimes feel a sense of familiarity with a place you’ve never been before — you may feel an overwhelming emotion, a sense of deja vu, or seem to instinctively feel your way around without a map.
  22. You are repeatedly drawn to a certain historical place, time period, or culture.
  23. Your family and friends “joke” about how you’re psychic.
  24. You can correctly predict the sex of unborn children.
  25. No joking aside, your family and friends always want you to weigh in on their important decisions and personal issues.
  26. You think a lot of people you meet “look familiar,” look like someone else, or you feel that you’ve met them before.
  27. You attract other people who share the experiences we call intuition or psychic abilities.
  28. You know who’s calling the moment you hear the phone ring.
  29. You see sequences of the same numbers over and over again, often enough that you wonder what they must mean.
  30. You suddenly find yourself thinking about someone who hasn’t crossed your mind in years, and soon after you receive a call or email from him, or literally run into him on the street.
  31. You’ve had to change hotel rooms or move to a new home because you felt uncomfortable or unsafe in a certain space, for purely “psychic” reasons.
  32. You often call your friends and family and the voice mail or call waiting shows that you are trying to call each other at the exact same moment.
  33. Your dreams often come true.
  34. You dream that you are people other than yourself.
  35. You dream that you are speaking a foreign language (one you don’t know in your waking life).
  36. You hear your children calling out for you, even when they are too physically far away for you to hear them.
  37. You often hear someone calling your name, even when there is no one there.
  38. You hear music playing in the distance that you can’t seem to locate.
  39. You hear the muffled rumble of people carrying on conversations through the walls.
  40. You often have to turn off the shower because you think you hear someone calling, the phone ringing, or music playing.
  41. You notice cars following you while driving that suddenly seem to have vanished.
  42. You “lose time” while walking or driving and find yourself farther along your route that you think you should be.
  43. You change your regular route, on a sudden impulse, and later discover that you avoided a traffic jam, accident, train crossing, etc.
  44. You become physically ill before an event or cancel plans at the last minute, finding out later that it was a “disaster.”
  45. You stop at a store on a whim and discover something you’ve been looking for, as if you were led to it.
  46. You feel the need to call, text, or email and “check on” someone who is on your mind. You find out that something has indeed happened or that something significant is going on with her.
  47. When you were a child, you had imaginary friends with elaborate back-stories, and you knew very specific, detailed information about who they are.
  48. You sometimes suddenly smell a perfume (or a scent such as tobacco) that is familiar to you or that you associate with someone you used to know.
  49. You often feel watched, or you could swear that someone is about to enter the room, even when you know yourself to be physically alone.
  50. You have the sense of an idea trying to break through, or feel like a pattern is about to emerge, like the sensation of having a word “on the tip of your tongue.”

Anyone Can Develop Psychic Abilities.

With good intentions and a practical approach, especially in the context of serving other people, you can develop your intuition. If you’re ready to learn how to do psychic readings for others…

Check out the course description page for Automatic Intuition Professional.
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Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

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A decade ago, I was the last person you might have thought of as a potential Lantern Bearer to emerging Lightworkers. Until I accepted this current mission, I had never held the same job for more than three years (the average was only one).

I’ve now been running my own business as a professional intuitive and self-published personal development author for ten years (since 2003).

I cuss (often). I find it hard not to hate the Haters. Sometimes, I’m paralyzed by anger.

I’m outraged.

I’m amoral, immoral, irreverent. Retaliatory, argumentative, dogmatic, and just as damned hypocritical as any other Believer.

Thank God I wasn’t needed in the Light.

Lantern Bearers are most needed at the edge of darkness where the fallen and the lost escape back across the border into our Motherland of love and tolerance.

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”

You’ve incarnated into an environmental wetsuit of mortal flesh that allows you to interface with the third-dimensional world. We speak of virtual reality and artificial environments as if they are only the stuff of futurist, science fiction fantasies, but isn’t life on this planet a true miracle of special effects?

Our missions are not pre-ordained. We do have free will. Some of us may willfully choose to ignore the signs of greater purpose. Some of us may have been overwhelmed by this physical life experience or traumatized by events to the point that we cannot fulfill our missions — we’ve forgotten, or been brainwashed, or been taught to believe something else.

If you are here today, reading this, it’s most likely because you have begun to remember where you came from… You have an inkling that there is something you are meant to do. That there is something more.

Deep down, privately, whether or not you would ever admit it out loud to anyone else, you believe you are special. You are chosen.

Or you choose to believe. You choose to participate.

There are signs all around you.

You’ve seen evidence. You’ve noticed patterns. Sometimes, the synchronicity takes your breath away. It has to be something more than coincidence.

It feels like something — or someone — is trying to communicate with you.

And sometimes bits and pieces of those messages make it through. Or you see into the code, and part of it makes sense.

It doesn’t go away. It won’t stop. And maybe you don’t want it to, maybe you’re ready to embrace it, to meet it, to fully engage.

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