As an avid reader
of psychic material, I have read many articles regarding life
and the way we should be living it. Someone will say it is this
way, and another will say the opposite. Some articles will appear
quite complicated and extremely hard to read, and others will
have such simple messages, with equally worded context.
So, what about the
newcomers, those of us who search through books and magazines,
looking for that tiny piece of information that we can claim as
part of our truth? Some of these people will be quite knowledgeable
regarding the workings of the universe. Some won't have a clue,
and this is their way of trying to find some semblance of sanity
in this relative and very physical world.
We are all at slightly
different levels of consciousness as we live out our earthly lives,
and, as our ego drives us forward and onwards, we unknowingly
venture further away from our true selves. It is at precisely
a time like this when we rely on others to help show us the way
and lead us on to a pathway of understanding. There are many willing
"helpers" out there, just waiting to grab the nearest
inquisitive mind that breaches their territory.
"do-gooders" ply these poor souls with what they think
they should know and believe, rather than showing them a multitude
of avenues with which they could choose to travel and find out
for themselves. And so it is that when we come to explain and
describe what mediumship is all about, our egos take over and,
all of a sudden, we find that we judge first and then tailor our
explanations and meanings proportionately.
I have read so many
articles on mediumship, which are so diverse, exaggerated, complicated,
and consequently downright dangerous, that I am not surprised
that so many people become disillusioned and deflated on the subject.
Of course, I am not forgetting those wonderful writers and authors
of such works that instil such understanding and meaning to our
lives. To them, I am extremely grateful.
This is my invitation
to you to look down one of those many avenues - my avenue. No
one person has a monopoly on the truth, so all I ask of you is
to keep an open mind and digest my truths and feelings as they
come through that greater part of myself - my intuition. Just
discard what doesn't serve you.
The simplest element
is truth. It is simple, simply because it just IS. Mediumship
and all it entails is a part of the truth and so it, too, must
be and remain simple. So why oh why do we complicate it? Today,
mediumship (and I mean that in the broadest sense) should be the
norm, rather than the exception. Why it isn't, is another matter
and one, which I will deal with in another article some time.
In the meantime, let us look at trying to understand what mediumship
is and, more importantly, what it means. The first obstacle we
encounter, as we set out on our path of discovery, is a paradox
- a catch 22 situation or vicious circle. When I first started
out on my ventures to seek some of the truth, I realised that
I needed a slight basic knowledge on such subjects as physics
As soon as I grasped
this knowledge, understanding became easier. Now, before I scare
you all off with such a statement, please let me assure you that
I am really talking about simplicity. Just by looking up the words
in the dictionary is a great start. All I am talking about here
is a sequence of events that happen in a certain order and for
a very good reason.
Let's call them natural laws - events that happen for reasons,
which, at the moment, are not that important to fully understand.
But, happen they do, and this must not be ignored. One of these
natural laws I am talking about is Cause and Effect. The words
themselves are self-explanatory. Something happens which is the
cause, and, consequently has an effect on something else.
Call it a knock-on
effect if you like, just to keep this simple. Comprehend this,
and you have already taken on board the mass criteria of maths
and physics. Well done --you see, I am not talking about rocket
Now it is time to
look at this sequence of events I was mentioning earlier. The
meaning of that phrase "sequence of events" is in the
words. "Sequence" meaning from the beginning onwards
and in an order of momentum, and "events" meaning happenings
that have occurred as a consequence.
For the next paragraph
or so I want to talk about the "beginning." I have my
own motto on the subject, which goes: "If you don't know
where you've come from, you'll never know where you're going."
Perhaps that saying is a little dramatic and even romantic, but
it concentrates our minds on the subject.
The only way I can
describe the "beginning" with our limited language is
to ask you to try and imagine everything that exists (all that
IS). Of course, you don't have to try to literally imagine that
because it is impossible. So, for the purpose of this exercise,
let us assume that all that exists (all that IS) was once a unit
- a unit of one.
This is where terminology
either helps or cloaks the subject. Let's call it "singularity,"
"oneness," "wholeness," "source,"
"creation," "God" or "universal consciousness".
The description is secondary to the reason, so wording and labelling
is not important.
What we now have is
a situation. Everything is at one with everything else and so
it is absolute and magnificent. This "universal consciousness"
is all knowing, simply because it is aware of itself which is
oneness. However, because it is a unit of one, it has no idea
how absolute or magnificent it is, because it cannot experience
To be able to experience
itself, this "singularity" must separate from its "wholeness"
and fragment itself into components from which it can measure.
This is what we call relativity in its simplest form and is one
of the theories (including mine, of course) of the Big Bang.
Don't forget that
I am slowly leading up to that point where mediumship can be explained
more easily. My final description should help to give you a better
picture on the subject, which, for some reason, is usually kept
We now have the situation
where everything that exists ("oneness", "God"
etc.) has available to it, the ability to separate itself by virtue
of the infinite number of its integral components, which allow
it to do so.
is devised whereby energy on a vast scale can be unleashed. Of
course, there is "nowhere" for this energy to go in
the beginning, because nothing else exists, and so this energy
is designed to "work" against itself, thus allowing
creation to "create."
How, why, when or
where is beyond my (and most other folk's) comprehension. This
energy has been designed to vibrate at various frequencies, by
virtue of the intelligence that unleashed it. The resonance thus
created is so varied that its highest vibration is always that
nearest to the source.
What have we gleaned
so far from this very rough description of the creation of the
universe? From that state of "oneness", we see that
energy, vibrating on a decreasing scale, starting from "source",
has been unleashed. This vibration (energy against energy) has
the ability to "create" a level of consciousness, each
differing frequency creating its own level (dimensions).
How we describe this
consciousness is best to proportion it to the highest vibration,
as it moves and slows down to its lowest frequencies. For example,
the highest consciousness (vibration) would exist at "source"
where our "wholeness", or "oneness" exists
and the lowest is where we are as physical matter.
The lowest form of
vibration is where physical matter manifests. This is the realm
of relativity and is the perfect environment whereby every aspect
of us can be measured (north against south, up against down, good
against bad, left against right etc., etc.). It is simply the
way that we are able to experience ourselves when separated from
"singularity". You will notice that I use the word "we."
We play a very important
part in this, because we are part of the "whole". As
we live out our separate lives, we must realise that we are fragments
of that "wholeness". Therefore a profound understanding
must materialise within us that tells us we are also part of each
other and of the rest of the whole universe.
I always remember visiting the Planetarium in Baker Street, London,
as a teenager. I just sat back in those reclining chairs, gazing
at the map of the Solar System and listening to the amazing voice
of the narrator. Whatever my experience that day, is secondary
to the way I felt when I listened to the way we were described
regarding our physical make up. "We are all made of stardust,"
the claimant summed up.
How very true that
simple statement is. When we break down the complex molecular
structure of our bodies, we find that we are no different to any
other animal, vegetable or mineral in the whole universe. Atoms
don't change. They just ARE.
When the realisation
descended upon me that day at the Planetarium, I knew there must
be a common theme, which runs through the whole of physical existence.
We are so interconnected with each other and every thing; it was
obvious that we belong to the same source.
It is our purpose
in life to work our way back to "source," and as we
do, we experience each level of consciousness. When we reach our
intended goal, we are no longer "we" or "us"
because we have become "one" again.
We have again become
at one with the creator, so that when I tell you that you are
God, you must cast aside all your earthly doctrines to comprehend
this. Please remember that you are still travelling down my avenue
of reality. This is how I perceive nature and all the processes
that embrace it.
For those of us who
have never looked at life this way before, I can understand your
total and utter disbelief. All I can say to you is that you exist
and you always will exist. If anyone can prove to me that we do
not exist after we have cast off our earthly bodies, I would love
to hear from you (as would the ecclesiastic and scientific institutions).
What we now have are
many, many levels of consciousness, each level becoming more finer
and vibrating at much greater frequency as it reaches back to
"source." The rate of our spiritual progression is determined
by the level of consciousness at which we exist, although a part
of us must exist at ALL levels to some extent. I must try and
clarify this somehow:
Imagine when a stone
is cast into calm waters. A displacement occurs, which causes
the resulting energy to move outwards and away from the source
of impact. We see this expanding energy in the form of ripples,
slowly but gently dissipating until we can hardly make out the
changes in the water's surface.
This energy continues
to expand forever outwards, until it can go no further. At this
point, something must happen, as momentum cannot stop. And so
the process must reverse. On the return, each level of ripples
must cross over its corresponding outward counterpart and work
its way back to "source."
Now, what if each level of ripples had the ability to store information?
This would mean that the returning ripples would not correlate
with their outward journey. The information would be different
because of the experience gained between outward and return journeys.
This information is
dealt with on a relative principle, whereby it can measure one
level against (compare to) the other. Because the ripples (or
levels) are part of the water (the "whole"), they also
retain the original information (as the "whole") before
impact was made.
Therefore a part
of that water (the "whole") is retained at each level
(ripples) meaning existence at each level. It may mean having
to read the above again to grasp its meaning.
That same principle
applies to us. We are those ripples (consciousness) forever moving
outwards and away from "source." On the outward journey,
we bring with us that knowingness from "source" that
is buried deep within our sub-consciousness. The very essence
of our being always carries that knowledge.
Our task is to experience
the integral components of "singularity" as we reach
that outer limit and reverse our journey. As we cross each corresponding
ripples, we have the ability to measure that new information we
have experienced and measure against that which we know.
Those ripples (consciousness)
are the manifesting components from the resulting fragmentation
of the water ("singularity" or the "whole")
and it is the environment which is created that gives us the ability
to record and measure our experience.
It is this "created"
environment that allows us to conduct all information and knowledge
from one level to another (dimensions). This is mediumship in
its entirety and is what we all possess at varying degrees of
It is not enough just
to be told that mediumship is a gift that some of us possess,
and those that have this ability can then communicate with discarnate
souls for the purpose of proving that life is everlasting. This
is just the tip of the iceberg.
The key lies deep
at our intuitive source, which is what we refer to as our psychic
ability. It goes much, much further and I think it is a shame
that the full meaning of mediumship cannot be found easily.
From the beginning
("source") through to the here and now (physical) and
in between, exists an environment that is designed simply for
communication of one form or another. This is the inter-dimensional
zone and is universal as is our whole being. It is not exclusive
to anyone or any thing.
The whole purpose of this venture of being able to experience
our minds as "individuals" is to experience all THAT
IS. Without some type of communication, how can we ever hope to
Mediumship is ability
that we ALL possess, which can (by personal development or other
possible means), enable us to discover the truth. It provides
the gateway for our consciousness to move through those levels,
not just to find "others" of like mind, but also to
see our real selves as one with creation.