Everyone is psychic. I truly believe that all humans have what it takes to develop mediumship skills. However, there is a lot of information out there which, although it may be useful to some, it does not resonate with everyone.
If the New Age industry is anything to go by, then the keys to mediumship development are chakra cleansing, centering, grounding etc. While there are mediums who developed that way, others had to use other methods.
I developed my mediumship skills by working with the spirits closest to me, my relatives. First they began to send me ‘signs’ in the form of things I associated with them when they were alive, such as rainbows, bees and so on. Then as I observed these signs more and more, they began to make contact with me during readings. Now, I can feel their touch, get messages and give readings on demand. In a nutshell, this is how I developed my mediumship skills.
To be honest, I never considered working with the spirits I knew to be mediumship. Sure, they contacted me, showed me things during my readings, helped with my readings but I always thought ‘mediumship’ is when you contact spirits you don’t know, but this isn’t true. Mediumship, is basically working with spirits to perform readings.
So, if you’re interested in working with spirit for readings I have written my top 5 tips for mediumship development:
1. Notice signs from spirit.
The more you notice, the more signs they will send you. One morning, try asking spirit around you for a sign, any sign. Your sign may be a lotus flower, a fox, or feather. The more you observe signs, the more frequently spirit will contact you.
Signs are a great way to begin conversing with spirit because you can consider them ‘safe’. Working with spirit this way doesn’t require you to link in the same way you would in a mediumship capacity. You will also be working with the spirits of people who are familiar to you, not ones which you have just met through a seeker, for example.
2. Work with Spirits you are Familiar with
It’s safe to say that when most people think of mediumship, they assume that it means they will work with other people’s spirits; this is not the case. There are mediums who only link with the spirits of their guides, ancestor’s or deceased relatives
When I perform a reading, I link with the spirits of my relatives; only a small percentage of the time do I link with the spirits who are around the person I am reading. Why? Because I trust my spirits and know they are around me all of the time. I have a relationship with these spirits and they have a vested interest in watching me do well, because we are related. When I teach others how to perform readings, I teach them how to work with the spirits around them because this is the fasted way to giving spirit led readings (I cover more on this in the Work with Spirit Course).
3. Notice your feelings.
There is this belief by the general population that everything you experience when you practice mediumship is somehow in your ‘minds eye’ but this is not necessarily true.
If you are a medium and you spirit to work with you, you'll get physical feeling each time you link. For some, this may be a chill, a grab of the hand or an itch on the face. I used to say I couldn't meditate because I kept getting an itchy face: it wasn't until only a couple of years ago I realized this was spirits way of making me notice I was linking.
Sensing spirit in very ‘real’ forms doesn’t just happen with touch, but sounds, sight, taste and smell. Sometimes you will smell flowers or aftershave or a very specific taste will come into your mouth. This is very from sensing it in your mind’s eye, often these are very real experiences. So, if you’re trying to develop mediumship skills take everything you experience into account when you’re practicing.
4. Take note of your dreams.
Spirits (usually of relatives) will visit you in your dreams if they know you're being mindful of them. If you struggle remembering your dreams, take note of anything you can remember first thing in the morning; this trains your brain into recording what you see.
You should share your dreams with others as a way to discern between dream style. There are two main types of dreams which involve spirits; dreams which are symbolic and dreams which are premonitions/show things which have already happened. If you tell your living family members your dreams about dead family members, then they can tell you if a dream has already happened but it is something which you shouldn’t know about unless through psychic means.
Just the other day, I had a dream about my great grandmother who told me that when my twin and I were 2 or 3, my twin fell off a stool in my uncle’s kitchen. I asked my mum and she confirmed this to be true. Without my mother’s input, I would have never know that this was a dream which was not symbolic.
5. Join a community.
Join a community where you can get daily doses of inspiration and advice. Communities, such as Facebook groups, are great places to post if you need help with an interpretation or want tips on where to go next with your mediumship skills.
Most developing mediums now a days join psychic circles, which are held weekly. During these meetings members try to pick up psychic information on each other and do exercises. In the UK especially, spiritualist churches available in most districts have open circles where anyone can join. Or, if this does not interest you, you can start your own psychic circle with people from your area.
There are many ways to develop, none of which are essential, however, you can try each one to see if they are what is right for you. After all, spirituality is a personal journey, original to us all.
If you have an interest in developing your psychic ability and mediumship skills, then grab the free guide below and discover more tips on how you can work with spirit, your way. (its free and downloadable on mobile, tablet and computer!)
Cards used in this post are The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck.
Lisa Boswell is an award-winning psychic reading teacher who currently resides in Scotland. Through her website DivinationAndFortuneTelling.com she teaches both experienced and would be diviners how they can predict the future.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specialises in teaching predictive divination, easy mediumship and fortune-telling. Learn more here.