11 Feb Mediums are not gifted, and they’re not special.
Mediumship is miraculous. There’s no doubt about it. Being able to embody and communicate the presence of someone who you’ve never met, and who is no longer physically living is extraordinary.
But is it any more of a miracle than someone who can touch black and white keys on a piano and in doing so, make a listening stranger’s heart bleed true love?
To me, the idea that mediums are ‘gifted’ or ‘special’ in a way that places them above non-mediums is flawed. There are two main reasons why I think this:
1. The journey to becoming a medium is valuable in and of itself because of lessons learned along the way, and if it is valuable, then it seems to me that Spirit would not exclude everyone bar a select few from experiencing it.
2. All other things being equal, as human beings, we get better at everything with practice – why should mediumship be the only thing of which this is false?
Point number 2 is where my piano player analogy comes in. It would seem ridiculous to say that you’re either born a piano player or you’re not, and if you’re not born ‘knowing’ you’re a piano player, you have no right to try to play the piano. And yet, much of the time, this seems to be the view with mediumship.
It seems to me that we cannot both hope for mediumship to be recognized and explored as a legitimate capacity of consciousness – a miracle of minds – and also insist that it is exclusive to some special people. Perhaps it is this feeling of being excluded that makes mediumship so hard for some people to accept, and which makes good mediums who are in development lose faith in themselves. That seems really wrong to me. Consciousness is not exclusive and elitist, neither is the experience of death, neither is mind, neither is Spirit. We ought to be encouraging, not discouraging, everyone who wants to explore mediumship as a capacity of their own minds, to do so.
There are piano players that seem to be born with the knowledge and desire to play, and there are mediums who are born with the obvious ability and desire to communicate on behalf of people in Spirit from an innumerably early age. But there are also piano players who are born all-thumbs who, with enough desire, become absolutely amazing musicians – and there are mediums, born with fear, hardship and no awareness of Spirit, who, with enough desire, become crystal clear channels for those who have ‘gone home’.
For all it’s believed that mediums are naturally ‘gifted’ or ‘special’, I do not know many mediums who have been so gifted that they have not had training of some sort…or at least A LOT of practice. Many of the ones that seem gifted have been doing it for years – and the very act of doing mediumship is training. Their true gifts are passion, dedication, commitment, repetition and the desire to be the best medium they can be.
Anyway, this is a long way of saying that if you have the desire to do so, you should keep going with your mediumship. Keep trying. Keep practising, keep trusting spirit, keep doing your meditations, take every appropriate opportunity to give communication, and reflect on how you did, what worked, and what you can do better next time.
And just as the determined piano player teases sweet music from the keys, so shall you and Spirit sing together.
This is Lauren reminding you that you can be spiritual AND successful, if you choose to live that reality NOW!
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