Trance Mediumship for the 21st Century
Firstly, what is trance mediumship? In a nutshell; it is the willing use of the mind and body of the channel (medium) by a spirit being for the purpose of communication or healing. Please note the word willing, the channel (medium) acts as a conduct or vehicle for the spirit being by choice. Trance mediumship as with all forms of channelled information or energy is done in partnership with the spirit.
Working in a trance or altered conscious states, has been around for thousands of years as a form of connecting and communicating. Shamanic vision quests are a form of altered state that allows the shaman to communicate with spirit (or ancestors). Many temple priest and priestess when into a trance to bring forward guidance in temple ceremonies. More recently seances were often conducted with the medium (channel) entering a trance state to allow the loved one to speak directly to the attendees. As with many things trance went out of favour and seemingly disappeared or at least went out of the public eye.
However, it was not a forgotten skill or indeed a lost one. It was merely sitting quietly in the background until it was needed again.
Over the last five-ten years there has been a growing interest in channelled information from the world of spirit. People are once again seeking communication with spirit; and spirit are once again seeking to bring us understanding. When trance mediumship was at its height it was mostly in the form of deep trance mediumship sometimes referred to as full trance mediumship. Humanity at that time needed as much assurance that it was spirit as possible and this provided the best option. Deep trance mediumship is where the channel (medium) is completely unaware of anything happening around them or through them during the session. They hear nor remember what was said. This level of trance mediumship is also used for physical mediumship where apports or ectoplasm are used to prove spirit exists and life does indeed go on.
Today though people are more open, they may have seen a clairvoyant and had proof of survival so are now more inclined to listen without needing such extremes. Physical mediumship still goes on and like trance mediumship is growing in numbers again. It still acts as a proof of spirits existence but it also acts as a glimpse of what is possible. So trance and channelling are going through some changes. The first thing to understand is that trance and channelling are closely linked. Whenever someone refers to themselves as a channel it is important to establish what they mean by that. It should be regarded as an umbrella term for in fact all of us who work for and with spirit, whether as mediums or healers, channel that information or energy.
Sometimes channelling is used to describe trance work or visa versa. There are subtle difference between information that is channelled and that which comes via trance. But this is not necessarily in the information itself but in the mechanics behind how the communication was made. It is degrees of the same things - for instance if you say you are a runner, you might just jog for fitness, or be a 100m sprinter or even a 10,000 Kilometer runner. But you are still a runner the difference is in the how. Spirit know that we are ready to receive guidance and information from them and as the vibration of Earth and ourselves increases so we can work and receive in different forms. Trance mediumship was always regarded as slightly elite, you had to know someone to get an invite to a seance it wasn’t always very public. Now, though spirit want it to be more public and more accessible to those who are open to hearing or receiving, so more channels (mediums) are being drawn to the work and the work is changing to accommodate this.
Deep trance mediumship can hold physical risks for the channel (medium) if not done under strict guidelines, such as silence and no sudden movements. This limits who can see or hear spirit in this form, hence lighter levels of trance are coming to the for which do not need such strict rules. By the channel (medium) being in a lighter state sudden noises or disruptions no longer cause physical harm. True trance mediumship does not depend on the level conscious awareness of the channel (medium) but the fact that they have handed over complete control to the spirit communicator. Meaning NO INTERFERENCE in what is being said or done. Of course no channel is 100% accurate all the time like most things in life we can have a bad day for any number of reasons so discernment by the listener is always required.
Many of the teachings or guidance from spirit has got corrupted, in a minor way or in a major way depending on the message and the time. This has lead us into misunderstandings and misguided beliefs. Spirit now want to ensure that their message is not changed or misgiven, which means they want to deliver it. Whether the information is channelled or delivered via trance the listener must always trust their owns hearts. The spirit being will speak from their level of understanding which may not be yours, this is especially true when it is delivered to a large audience who will be made up of many levels of understanding. Be open to what you hear, see who its resonates in your heart and soul, if it feels wrong then let it go, you may already be beyond that understanding or yet to step into it.
Trance is therefore changing, there is now more emphasis on what is said instead of awareness. Spirit are moving closer and wanting to bring forward a greater sense of themselves than before. By that I mean appear less still and reserved, or even aloof, they want to speak to people in such a way that you almost forget they are spirit and not another incarnated being. They want to remove many of the barriers that stand between us and them so greater understanding can be brought about. we are after all spirit incarnate not a separate or inferior life form. At our core, our soul level we are spirit, here experiencing a physical life or journey.
Many of the ancient uses for trance work are now being brought forward to bring back deeper energy work for the good of humanity and Earth. But more of that another time. The other change in trance work is healing. Spiritual healing is after all channelling but now spirit want to draw closer during the healing session. The reasons for this are many but here are a few - our vibrations are now higher, the balance of energies on the Earth is not in harmony, we are moving towards ascension, lesson are being learned faster and in greater number during a single life. These factors and many others mean spirit want to work deeper with us, as they have agreed too, to assist with these changes. Many of you will know that the energies on Earth and within us have changed so others things need to change in concordance.
Trance healing allows spirit to move closer and anchor a higher vibration of healing during the session. Due to the density of the physical plane, healing energy that passes through the channel (medium) is denser. In the trance state the healing spirit being anchors there lighter energy to the physical plane allowing a lighter healing energy to channelled through them (they then act as the channel (medium) into the patient. Multiple spirit healers can then also work together anchored by the spirit blended with trance medium, so amplifying the healing. I have also observed during trance healing session that work is done on a much deeper soul level than perhaps when I am doing spiritual healing and in a shorter period of time. Group trance healing session are even more powerful and I use that word cautiously. What I mean is that even spirit can intensify the healing.
Others aspects of the work are beginning to be brought forward such as building light constructs to work in for healing and communication. Deeper guidance and information is being given during readings and public demonstrations to assist and guide the individual or humanity. No longer is it just philosophy, it ca now be spiritual counseling, deep insight into your souls journey (even through several life times), fast tracking for ascension and connecting to your true spiritual self, as well as deep emotional and mental healing and release. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
As more and more are called into service, more and more channelled information will come forward. New healing methods, such as more spiritual surgery will occur. But as with all things some will work from ego instead of from their heart, this is part of their life lessons so it is important to trust your own discernment, don’t follow blindly, follow knowingly. Should any of what I have written here resonant in your heart then hold that and be open to guidance it may lead you to. However, should it not, then let it go loving back to spirit.
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