REVEREND JOHN CHAFER

SPIRITUAL MEDIUM

  Many people have asked about information on clairvoyance, so here I have put some answers down to the questions,that have been asked:-

           

Q. What is a medium? 

 

One of the most common questions I am asked is what is the difference between a medium and a psychic. The term “psychic” is often used as a catchall phrase for anyone who works in the paranormal. We know what our five senses are - sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. But we have another sense that is equally as real as the other five. Often referred to as our sixth sense, psychic ability, or our intuition, is the gut feeling or hunch you have that you cannot logically explain. Everyone is psychic to some degree or another, but not everyone is a medium.

A medium is a psychic who has fine-tuned his or her extrasensory perception and can interface with the spirits in other dimensions. They are able to feel and/or hear thoughts, voices or mental impressions from the spirit world. A medium is able to become completely receptive to the higher frequency or energies on which spirit people vibrate.

Mediumship is much more involved than psychicism because a medium is opening him/herself to a discarnate energy. Mediumship itself can be broken down into two distinct categories. The first and most common type is mental mediumship, which is how I work with my abilities. I communicate with spirits while fully conscious. As the word mental denotes, this form of mediumship utilizes the mind - the intuitive mind, not the rational or logical part. This type of mental mediumship falls into several distinct types which are described as:

Clairsentience (clear feeling) Perceive information by way of strong, emphatic feelings and emotions from spirit.

Clairvoyant - (clear vision) See with the mind’s eye objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits or scenes. These pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the medium’s mind.

Clairaudient - (clear hearing) Perceive sounds or words from sources broadcasting from a spiritual realm.

Clairempathy - (clear emotion) Sense or "feel" within one's self the attitude or emotions of another person.

Clairgustance - (clear tasting") Discern the essence of a substance through taste from spirit.

Clairscent - (clear smelling). Smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit.

Clairtangency - (clear touching) This ability is commonly known as Psychometry. By holding an object or touching an area you perceive information about the article or its owner or history through the palms of your hands.                                       

 

Q. What is Clairsentience? 

Clairsentience (also know as psychometry) is the ability to hold an object or touch someone and sense the energy surrounding that person, place or thing. A clairsentient is an individual who is empathetic and senses energies. Energies can be light or heavy, smooth or abrasive, prickly or gentle, peaceful and airy or good or bad. For example, when sensing a negative situation a clairsentient may feel sick, while a positive experience may feel like butterflies in the stomach, or a sense of feeling safe, peaceful and light. Learning to discern positive and negative energies can make all the difference when making decisions in life.

Example of clairsentience:
- A tickling sensation on the hand or face during meditation.
- A pressure on the top of the head when talking or connecting with a Spirit.
- Hairs on the back of the neck standing on end when a spirit is near.
- A sensation in the left side of the face when talking with spirit.
- A floral smell...like gardenias. 
- A movement as a flick of white, purple, or blue light.
- Seeing shadows in the periphery of your field of vision.

Q. What is a Clairoma? 
Clairoma is the term given to describe being able to sense smells. Some spirit communicators may send the medium a scent that identifies them, such as tobacco, aftershave and perfumes, bread, flowers etc. 

Q. What is trance mediumship?
Trance is a form of advanced mediumship where a spirit person uses the medium's body to communicate with others, usually in a development circle. There is also light trance, sometimes referred to as overshadowing, although similar, this is caused by spirit guides being very close and and guiding the medium to speak. This should not be attempted without supervision.

Q. What is clairvoyance or a clairvoyant?
Clairvoyance is a term given to describe the act of clear sight. A clairvoyant medium `sees pictures` in their mind and relays what they see to to other people.

Q. What is Psychometry? 

Psychometry is a psychic skill that involves reading objects histories by holding them.

Q. Are psychics and mediums the same thing? 
No, a medium contacts those in the spirit world , their job is to prove spirit existence and deliver messages. A psychic gets information directly from or concerning the individual, their aim is to help with that persons life problems . Though in a reading both methods may be used by a medium.

Q. Do mediums belong to a religion? 
Most mediums follow the beliefs of  The Spiritualist Movement.

Q. What is the human Aura?
The aura is a number of layers of Electro-magnetic energy, some mediums are able to see these layers and the different colours. Each colour can reveal facts about the persons health and emotional state.

Q. What is a spirit guide?

There are many schools of thought on Angels, some of which we hope to cover later, but for now lets concern ourselves with spirit guides. A spirit guide is a spirit person who works closely with a medium. He/she has a variety of jobs, but their main concern is to teach the medium spiritual truth. They can be looked upon as helpers, guiding and advising the medium about clairvoyance, healing, and other spiritual skills.

Who are they?

A guide could be anybody, but often they have lived on earth many centuries ago. Because of the time spent in spirit, they have become highly developed in spiritual ways. They choose to remain close to the earth life, and act as a link and teacher. Many mediums will often tell of their guide as being a Red Indian or from some other exotic race. The reason is simply that Red Indians for example, lived a very spiritual existence, and also believed in their own psychic skills. Based on these backgrounds, they are ideally suited to spiritual work. But it is not always the case, the level of spirituality dictates if they able to take on the work, not the background. A guide could also be, as some mediums report, someone they knew in a previous life, or indeed a family member. Whoever the guide is, and from whatever background, the medium will have some form of affinity with them. It is this familiarity that bonds them and allows them to work closely together.

One guide for one medium?

For some, yes. But often a guide will be with a medium for a particular part of their life, or to teach certain things. It may also be that a medium has more than one guide, each assisting with various tasks that the medium performs. For example they may have guide that assists them with healing. For some mediums, they meet their guides very early on in their lives and that guide will stay with them until the end of their earth life. It could be that many people meet their guide in development circles, where they learn to know and trust them. Guides present themselves as people, and even have a sense of humour. They are also concerned with your personal growth not just your psychic ability, you don't have to be a medium to have a guide. 

Guardians & Spirit helpers

Mediums also have a guardian, this spirit person could be likened to a doorkeeper, he is their to protect the medium and generally keep things in order. He can be called upon to sort things out if the medium becomes overworked or confused. Unlike the guide, the guardian is not a teacher but rather an onlooker with the mediums interest in mind.

There are other spirit helpers who may be known or unknown, who will aid you at certain times although it may not always be obvious to you. But if you listen to your 'gut feeling' or recognise an idea or new thought, you may have been listening to your guide or helpers! 

The purpose of spirit guides

The guide acts a link between the medium and the world of spirit. He assists the medium to form a better contact with those who wish to communicate and aids less experienced communicators to get their message across. He will teach the medium how to attune to the spirit world and is both a friend and advisor. Another important role of the guide is in trance communication. Some guides have spoken through their medium, as in the case of Silver Birch. But the guide will also assist when another spirit person wishes to speak through the medium.

But a guide does not control or run the life of the medium, he / she retains their free will. A guide cannot force a medium to do what they don't want to and in no way dominates him / her. Nor can working with a guide free you from responsibility or making the wrong decisions in your life. But they will help where they can to lead the medium in the right direction, although ultimately the decision still lies with the medium themselves. A guide and medium will be in partnership, they both have the desire to be of service and let others know their loved ones have survived into a new world.

 Do we all have a guide?

Wherever our life has led us, we all have a guide, although these may be referred to as Guardian Angels. These Angels will watch over us and try to steer us in the right direction. Perhaps you have had that `gut feeling` that made you do something or not do something, often that is your Guardian Angel lending a hand. It is still up to you to follow or reject those feelings. Many of us will go through life totally unaware of these spirit helpers, often only being to able to listen when tragedy strikes. 

As our spirituality increases, for whatever reason, we tend to attract spirit helpers around us. We may be told by a medium who they are, often this is a general description. But it is when we begin to develop our own psychic skills that we truly become aware of our guides.

Q. Is there any reference to this subject in the Bible? 
Try Corinthians.

Q. What is a psychic artist?
This is a form of mediumship whereby the medium is able to draw or paint pictures of those he communicates with.

Q. Where are spirit people and what is it like there?
This is a common question, with no definitive answer. Perhaps because it goes beyond what we are able to understand. The world of spirit has been described as being much like the beautiful and natural areas of earth, though I think this explanation is for the benefit of what we are able to perceive. Spirit people are energy and can perhaps build their surroundings from their thoughts. As to where it is, descriptions like- 'at the end of your finger tips and around and within you', have been aired. 

Q. How can I tell if I'm psychic?
You are! Everybody has within them the capacity to experience psychic events, though to what degree is determined by our acceptance and practice of the art. Once you begin to explore what it is to be psychic, you will usually find your awareness opens and your intuition grows.

Q. How can I learn to channel my abilities if I do have them?
Learn, find out what other famous psychics did, read books, watch tv. Make it part of your life, and it will become part of your life. There is no one answer here, it depends on your commitment, your expectations, your understanding. Where you want to go with it, your goals. You will need to learn respect, how to speak to people, what to say and how to say it. Get the idea? You are best off joining a group if you are serious, although this is not essential.

Q. Can meditation help me develop?
Yes! Meditation is one of the best ways of developing your psychic gift. We can reach a state (some people call it the 'Alpha State') of relaxation and it's here we become very receptive. Meditation is almost essential for helping to improve mediumship.

Q.  My abilities surface when I least want them to, can I gain more control?
Yes! By learning about the
Chakras, it's possible to close down our ' receptors ' so that we don't pick up things we don't need