In this month’s newsletter I will be talking a bit more about how to connect with your own departed loved ones and will offer a couple more exercises that you can try in order to expand that effort.
It’s imperative to first understand that the spoken word, or English language, isn’t the only way for information to be shared. We have our basic senses with which we interpret our physical environment. But we also have innumerable other sensory indicators within our reach – in our being, our body, our mind and our spirit that those on the other side can use to convey information.
How we are touched upon, motivated or moved to awareness relies on a far greater Dictionary of Understanding
We house within our being a history of experiences – good, bad or indifferent and these are useful associations that can be accessed and utilized by Spirit to communicate a full awareness of their presence. In other words the knowledge that we have acquired over our lifetime becomes a pallet of expression for the Spirit’s mind to mind or consciousness to consciousness connection with us.
Our personal reaction to colors, music, movement and signs or symbols are unique to each of us and are filtered through a lens of our own experiences in life. As we blend with Spirit they use what we know to form associations that are familiar to us to communicate evidence of their continued life and awareness in a world beyond our own.
Breathe……. An Exercise to quiet your mind, body & spirit:
Practicing this periodically throughout the day will help heighten your awareness of altered states of mind and build your ability to move more readily into a meditative state where you can become more receptive to sensory stimuli and communication from your spirit loved ones.
“Was that really spirit, or was it me just making it up”?
The New Testament of the Bible describes the miracles of the upper room where Thomas doubted the Spirit of Jesus after his death. But it is in this quiet room, or in the quiet space within our minds and within our own being, that we may call our loved-ones forward. Even in the midst of doubt and confusion, fear and grief you can know their presence.
At first however, putting ourselves into an altered state can be a somewhat confusing process and it is natural for us to doubt if what we are sensing is really spirit. We can contrive or manipulate information in our minds so at first it is difficult to know. But if we are at ease in our breathing and our altered state, we can ask specific questions that can be answered in a way that only our loved-one would answer. Even a stranger can answer a question differently than we would construct ourselves.
It’s when we begin to receive those unexpected answers that we begin to come to an understanding that we are actually communicating or having an exchange of ideas with those on the other side. The altered state is a place of creativity, the medium’s mind. It is the mind of the poet or the jazz musician – the inspired or inventive mind and can therefore be inspired by those in a higher realm.
The act of Prayer announces our trust, our faith…
…and our belief in the reality of the continuity of life and the possibilities to communicate with those on the other side.
This exercise can be done alone or you can try it with a group to increase the energy and awareness of spirit. You can also try this in a development circle if you wish. If you are practicing with a group and each have different lost loved ones, you should all be focused on the same loved one at any given time. The exercise can then be repeated for however many participants you can accommodate during your gathering but don’t rush the process.
Begin the exercise with prayer. Prayer is a call to Spirit’s presence – an invitation for them to join in as well. Each of you should hold a small item or a photograph of your lost loved one(s). Then anyone who has known the loved-one may share a fond memory of them in this lifetime. After sharing your memories, sit in the quiet as a group for 10 to 15 minutes holding the items in open hands. Invite your loved-ones to join you and to show themselves to you in your hearts. Sit and wait for the information to come. A spirit to spirit, mind to mind, consciousness to consciousness communication is expected. Hearing actual words rarely occurs, although it can happen, but it is more often the case that spirit will touch in with other senses which why it’s important be aware of everything you are experiencing in all of your senses.
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I hope that you’ve found these exercises helpful as you begin your journey connecting with your spirit loved ones but if you'd like to learn more, I invite you to join me for a Free Webinar during which I will delve a little deeper into aspects of altered states and how you can begin to build a language of the heart for communicating with your loved ones on the other side.
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© 2020 Joseph P. Shiel III
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Joseph Shiel is a highly acclaimed Evidential Medium, Spirit Artist, Psychic and award-winning teacher. Internationally known for his accuracy, integrity and commitment to others, he has devoted his life to service of Spirit and those seeking love, healing and growth. He shares his remarkable talents with students, clients and audiences around the world; teaching, speaking, healing and performing private and public demonstrations of evidential mediumship and Spirit Art deemed by many as 'Portraits from Heaven.' His exceptionally rare gifts make him one of the most sought after mediums, consulting for politicians, CEO's, celebrities and all those seeking healing and insight.