Whenever I sit down for a reading, my mind and body have to go through a type of “ritual” before information finds its way into my being. For a 1-on-1, usually a few hours before the scheduled meeting, my skin begins to lightly tingle, and the focus of my mind gently shifts. It’s typically at these moments when I am granted a glimpse as to who is going to come through, such as a deceased sibling, parent, or former lover. Not wishing to get into the specifics of the reading (and normally because I’m busy doing other things at the time), I will try to ignore the energy and wait for the actual moment of the sitting. However, once this subtle vibration hits, things happen.
You know that feeling that someone is watching you? All eyes are staring at you, and suddenly you’re on high alert? Yeah, that’s what it feels like. This sensation usually doesn’t happen with groups, but for individuals, just about every time. Sight becomes a little clearer, as well as hearing and feeling things internally, too. For group sittings, usually within 45 minutes of starting, my body will tire, as if it needs a nap. I’m not sure why this doesn’t happen for 1-on-1’s, but for groups the body gets very relaxed and then all it takes is grabbing the hand of the first questioner and all the senses come to full alert.
Now, for groups, the other ritual that has to be done is a thorough washing of the hands. Since most of the connections done in the group settings are by holding the hand of questioner, I need to make sure there isn’t any kind of residual energy or energy blockages existent in my hands and arms, as this is being used as the initial “portal of entry.” A good 60-second to 2 minute hot water hand-wash clears that. I also do this during the intermission breaks, as by then I will have grasped anywhere from 8 to 12 different hands, and received equally as many different types of energy through that portal. Water, being a conductive element, is awesome in taking the energy and flowing it out of the hands and down the drain, clearing the entry-way and providing revitalization to the tissues and nerve-fibers being affected by incoming energy. These days, I prefer to let go of the hand as soon as I feel a certain threshold amount of energy received, and then conduct the reading by standing a few feet back, as I typically would during a 1-on-1. (I don’t ask to grasp the hand of the sitter in 1-on-1’s; I just sit back and let the energy come to me).
During the process of giving a reading, the functions of the body are clearly affected. If I have been suffering from a cold and battling congestion, stuffy nose, etc., during the course of the sitting, all of the symptoms disappear. Headache? Gone. Yesterday, my head was throbbing from a wisdom tooth. I took a pain pill about an hour ahead of what was going to be a two-hour sitting. When my clients arrived, my face was still aching. However, due to past experiences, I knew there would be no pain once things got going. True to form, within five minutes, it was as if there had never been a tooth-ache whatsoever.
Now, some would say this is an excellent way of staying healthy! Feel a little sick, go conduct a reading!
Actually, this may not necessarily be the case. Yes, psychic energy might be aligning certain frequencies in the body and forcing toxins out prior to giving a sitting, but this may not be advantageous for the body over the long haul.
We are all vibrating energy beings, and when we come into contact with psychic forces – in particular other people (whether dead or alive) – we expose our auras and energies to their frequencies. This exposure is unusual in terms of our typical sense of communication and integration of energy information. Our normal route of communication is through verbal speech, mental symbolism from the talking, and then integration based on our personal psychologies. The amount of psychic or spiritual energy transmitted between a typical conversation is negligible. However, psychics and mediums have to open themselves up – their bodies, their auras, the psychological structures of their minds – to much more. The energy has to (in a sense) invade the space in order to excite the psychic’s perceptive mechanisms and transmit the message. The entry into the auric field, body, and mind definitely can have its consequences. Here, you will typically come across the notion of “putting a bubble around yourself” or “see yourself in white light.” Though these protective techniques might help, let’s face it – the energy still has to mingle with the psychic on some level, and this will have consequences.
People always ask me after groups or long 1-on-1 sessions how exhausted I must be. It is true, especially after groups, that my mind becomes a mush; I can’t concentrate or think with clarity – so here is an example of effect on my brain and probable psychological mechanisms. And within an hour my body will become heavy and in need of deep sleep. (And certainly, before doing anything the next day, a good long hot shower upon rising to hopefully clear away any residual energy).
What does all this mean?
It means that doing psychic work can expose you to certain health risks. Though on the surface it appears the effects are positive and/or negligible, over the long-term this may not necessarily be so. The continued assault of psychic energy could actually wear the body down quicker. In other words, your body may actually age at a more rapid rate, as the constant fluctuation of energies expands and contracts you like a rubber band, which guarantees a higher potential for lowering life expectancy. Think of Indiana Jones, when he said “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.”
I am also reminded of Jane Roberts, who is known for channeling Seth. She died at age 55, with some debilitating physical health conditions. Some could argue that her health was the result of several multi-pronged personal belief systems and other natural conditions, and not a result of channeling. But one must not dismiss the possibility of the psychic energy that took over her body several times a week as possibly contributing to her demise. Are we seeing this in other channelers, such as Ramtha, or other mediums?
Health can be a tricky thing. We would hope that dealing with what we perceive as “spiritual energy” would be more of a help than a hindrance in regards to the effects upon the body. However we must remain mindful. Though we perceive the energy as “spiritual” and thus give it a connotation that is positive, we really don’t know if it’s “spiritual” at all. It is, as far as I’m concerned, just energy. And this energy does impact cells and tissues. If psychic communication is ever accepted by mainstream science, this we must look in this direction of how it affects health.
We must weigh the pros and cons of what we do. If psychic energy does wear the body down quicker over time, then we must consider why we should interact with it in the first place? For me, it is to try and answer some of the deeper questions about life, humanity, the nature of the cosmos, and share it with whoever is willing to listen. It is my personal hope that when my time on this earth is over, I have contributed to the best of my ability an opportunity to change earth for the better, leaving it in a more positive state than what it was when I was birthed into it. (Boy, do I still have a long way to go. Better get to work!)
Remain vigilant. If you’re pursuing developing psychic abilities, define why you are doing it. Make sure it is worth not just your time, effort, and reputation, but also your health. I think it’s wonderful that for a short hour or two, any kind of negative health condition I may be having completely disappears. But I have to wonder – do these hours also contribute to a shorter lifespan?
Could psychic communication, on some level, be akin to smoking a cigarette?
Admittedly, it’s a troubling thought. And we currently have ZERO research to answer that question. But when the tissues of your body are being “plugged into” a metaphorical wall outlet day after day, week after week, year after year, you must consider the long-term consequences.
Is it possible that it could extend your life, or have no adverse impact at all? Well, I do believe anything is possible. Leonora Piper did live to the ripe old age of 93, Geraldine Cummins, 76. Like I said, we don’t know.
But it always pays to be mindful. It’s a serious thing to open your body to so many different energies. Be aware of why you’re doing it, and ask yourself “Is it worth it?” For me, it is. For others, it might not. This kind of work requires a certain mindset, psychology, and self-esteem.
It’s not just your livelihood that could be affected, but the very health of your body, all the way down to the cellular level.
Until next time,