Trance mediumship

QUESTION: Masters can you please explain trance mediumship? I have had a few experiences over the years given the right relaxed sittings during spiritual workshops where spirit has joined and over-shadowed me. I take on different mannerisms and have spoken words that are not mine. I want to develop this more but don’t feel I can ever go deep enough. Can you explain the best way for me to develop a deeper stronger connection with those spirits willing to communicate through me, how can I help them? ~Michelle, United Kingdom

ANSWER: In Wikipedia, trance is explained “as an abnormal state of wakefulness in which a person is not self-aware and is either altogether unresponsive to external stimuli (but nevertheless capable of pursuing and realizing an aim) or is selectively responsive in following the directions of the person (if any) who has induced the trance. Trance states may occur involuntarily and unbidden.”

The first necessary thing is to decide exactly what it is for which you are striving. There are several different states and stages of trance mediumship. In stage one, you give over the use of your body to a nonphysical soul who wishes to use your vocal cords to deliver messages and contact others on Earth, and you insist upon no specific restrictions.

Other forms may find you unconscious and having no memory of what occurred – your awareness being totally absent from the proceedings. You may be unconscious but retain a memory of the event. You may be semi-conscious and hear what is being said, or semi-conscious and groggy, unperceiving the event.

Then there is mediumship where you allow the use of your vocal cords and body, but your consciousness is still in house technically, not in a trance. You may have memory of the conversation or not. In either state, trance or not, you have the ability to dictate what you will permit the other soul to do through you and what and how much you will remember.

Achieving any of these circumstances starts with your allowing it to happen. You must become as restful as you can, pushing anxiety away. It is also important to clear your mind of your own thoughts so that they do not interfere with the process.

Practice, practice, practice comes next. You can also designate one or more souls as co-occupiers of your body and the timing when they may appear. Honor yourself by making decisions for your soul’s temple. And lastly, have fun with it.