People often ask me how they can develop themselves as a medium. If you are interested in developing mediumship and feel that you have a natural ability or are just curious about how clairvoyance works, then you should begin by attending a Spiritualist church.
Most Spiritualist churches run awareness classes or groups. These can give you an insight into your own psychic or mediumistic abilities, providing a valuable foundation which should lead you on to a beginners development circle.
The Development Circle
There are different levels of mediumship development circle, but firstly you need to learn how to meditate, this will help you to still your mind, ready to open up and work with the world of Spirit. In this early stage you may encounter your spirit guides, and as you develop to a higher level, you will learn how to link with Spirit and to become sensitive enough to establish communication.
Development is a very personal journey, and the outcome of developing mediumship varies depending on the individual's ability and aspirations; but I cannot stress enough the importance of sitting in circle.
Regardless of natural ability, an aspiring medium can only benefit from sitting in a good circle, and progression will almost always depend on commitment and a willingness to learn.
1) The first step is to locate a good Spiritualist church in your area. There are Spiritualist churches in every county of the UK. A worldwide list of Spiritualist churches and centres can be found here.
2) Find out when the church has services. You can go to either a divine service or a demonstration of mediumship. All Spiritualist churches should have a committee member at every service, so when the service is over, tell them that you are interested in Spiritualism and ask them if they have a spiritual awareness group or beginners circle or an open circle that you can join.
3) You may have a natural mediumistic gift, but in order to develop to your full potential you must learn technique, and sitting in a development circle is the best way to develop mediumship. Lay a good foundation and start at the beginning, you won't regret it. It is also worth watching as many demonstrating mediums as you can, to form your own opinion about what is good mediumship and what is not.
4) Once you find a circle that you are happy with, you need to make a commitment to sit regularly. Typically once a week, and you will reap what you sow. With a little effort and dedication, you may surprise yourself!
Mediumship development workshops, in addition to your circle work, will help you to become a better medium. It is good to learn from as many people as possible to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your ability.
As a working platform medium I hold two SNU Certificates of Recognition - a CSNU for demonstrating mediumship and a CSNU for public speaking; I also attained the SNU PAS (ds). I have served at over fifty churches around the United Kingdom. I have run weekly mediumship development circles and workshops in Spiritualists' National Union churches for many years. I am available to run one day workshops for groups of up to 20 people. If you have any questions about developing mediumship or would like to book a workshop with me, please get in touch.
I can thoroughly recommend the book "Developing Mediumship" by Gordon Smith who is a wonderful tutor, as well as being one of the most accurate mediums in the world.