Metaphysical Counseling and Mediumship
In order to describe what Metaphysical Counseling and Mediumship is and how I have combined them into a therapy, a detailed description of both are needed
(please excuse the length).
Metaphysical Counseling –
“Metaphysical” is defined by various dictionaries as “beyond the physical or beyond physics, dealing with the nature of being”. It deals with the exploration of what reality truly is. It suggests new, challenging and alternate realities than those generally held by the general public.
What is reality anyway? Is it not simply your perspective of what you believe the “truth” to be? Can your reality change when viewed through a different set of eyes?
And so, introduce to you a “newer” truth?
If this new truth, makes more sense than your old belief and you feel better and happier with this new belief…
well, isn’t that what education, growth and maturity is all about? You’re becoming aware of and the acceptance of new ideas (truths).
Many regard Metaphysics as a spiritual philosophy of life. It can be more accurately regarded as a spiritual exploration, which focuses on discovering who you truly are; an immortal soul, having a human experience.
There is no conflict with your religious belief, it simply allows you to expand your religious beliefs to grow and encompass more of what your soul is all about. Religion doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be so restrictive and inflexible as to prevent your soul from the growth, knowledge and advancement it came to the physical world to experience.
Metaphysics embraces and respects all religions and belief systems and is based on the underlying common belief inherent in all religions, which is that there is a greater power than us. However, there are times when the “human factor” can have a negative impact on religion in general. This conflict between religion, politics, relationships, the stress of physical life and the inner truth that is part of each human soul is where Metaphysical Counseling is so beneficial.
Unfortunately, in human society, with so much indifference, poverty, disease, genocide, war, prejudice, crime and man’s inhumanity to man, it is not surprising that so many people doubt the existence of any “God”. Equally unfortunate is how more and more people are becoming so callused and hardened to the existence of a higher force.
Questions like, “What can one person do?” and “If there is a God why would he allow (fill in the blank) to happen?” etc. reflect a growing feeling that there is no God, no soul, no heaven. It becomes easier to simply believe that when you die, you’re gone, in the ground… dust to dust and that’s it. That view of what “it” is all about can lead to severe depression.
Put very simply, Metaphysical beliefs state that each soul comes into the human body as a child goes to kindergarten, to learn.
We are living in a very exciting time of spiritual transformation and evolutionary changes in human consciousness. It is important to feel that you are supported, encouraged and nurtured as you discover your own spiritual awareness and the growth that this awareness promotes.
If you feel that it is time to bring yourself back into alignment with your soul’s purpose, Metaphysical Counseling can help in your desire to reconnect with your own soul. I use hypnosis to allow your conscious self to be an observer as your subconscious self is.
When Metaphysical Counseling is combined with hypnotherapy, the results can be inspiring.
See below for a more detailed description of a Mediumship session*
The subject of Mediumship is once again, very popular. I say “once again” because contrary to current thought it is by no means “New Age”; it is ageless. The ability that Mediums like John Edward demonstrates are as inherent to human beings as their other five senses (see my BLOG, topic “Metaphysicality”).
People are beginning to believe that in fact, we are all psychic.
I have combined the therapeutic use of hypnosis and Mediumship into this process that I call “Metaphysical Counseling and Mediumship”.
*In a session I may use one of the following different hypnotic techniques including,
– “The 4 Parts of Self”
While in a hypnotic state, you are directed to your “Spiritual Sanctuary”, where you sit, facing four chairs. In each from left to right, your Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Self, each in turn, tell you what you need to hear for your happiness and well being.
– “Seeing the Spark”
While in a hypnotic state, you become your own Medium. I have you sit in your Spiritual Sanctuary. In the distance you become aware of a spark of light that comes closer and forms the shape of the past loved one that you want to contact and allow them to give you their message to you.
– “Hearing Your Higher Self”
While in a hypnotic state, you have a conversation with your own higher self, to ask him/her questions and learn your life’s purpose.
I combine these hypnotic exercises with a Mediumship reading, similar to the “Connecting with Loved Ones in Spirit” Workshop and/or Circle. When Metaphysical Counseling is combined with hypnotherapy, the results can be inspiring.
Private Mediumship readings are also available. See below for more information and an appointment.
As a practicing Psychic/Medium, who was a hard core cynic, I know that many people question what we do. After you read the information below and you have more questions, please call me and I will be happy to answer them.
I feel it is extremely important for anyone seeking the use of a “Medium” in order to contact their deceased loved ones, to totally understand how the process works.
Some important things to keep in mind;
– As in all professions, we all have varying degrees of proficiency.
– The best way to judge any professional is through word of mouth and referrals. Listen to friends and family that have been to a Psychic/Medium (P/M)
– Most P/M’s are scrupulous but unfortunately there are those that are frauds.
– When seeking a Medium be aware of and avoid any who,
– Seem to be fishing for information, or coming up with many very general impressions.
– Asks you to return with more money. If the P/M suggests that you should come back for more readings, because your loved ones are requesting you to come back, along with asking you for more money, they are frauds and you should leave as soon as possible!
If you receive a message from a loved one, they want you to have that message immediately and completely. They would never say “I have a message for you on your next session”. That is just not how they communicate. Please keep a healthy sense of skepticism. Many people want to hear from loved ones so badly that they can be easily scammed.
If you want to return for an additional reading, that’s fine, if it is your request. Most P/M will suggest that you wait a while before scheduling an additional session.
If you plan to come for any P/M work, PLEASE tell me nothing!
It is not that I don’t want to know who you want to contact. The information, validations and messages MUST come from them, your loved ones in spirit.
As soon as a P/M thinks about who you want to come through, we are using a different part of the brain. I will ask for you to validate the information after the session is completed.
For more information call me at 908 852-4635
A Definition and the History of “Mediumship”.
The term “Mediumship” denotes the ability of a person (the “medium”) to apparently experience contact with spirits of the dead, spirits of immaterial entities i.e. angels, spirit guides, ghosts etc. The medium generally attempts to facilitate communication between non-mediumistic people (the “sitters”) and spirits who may have messages to share.
A medium may appear to listen to and relate conversations with spirit voices; go into a trance and speak without knowledge of what is being said; allow a spirit to project themselves over the Medium’s body and speak through it (this is called “Light Over-Shadowing”); relay messages from the spirits to those they wish to contact with the help of a physical tool, such as a pen and paper.
Mediumship is also part of the belief system of some “New Age” groups. In this context, and under the name channeling, it refers to a medium who receive messages from a “teaching-spirit”.
There is a long documented history of Mediumship. Attempts to communicate with the dead and other spirits have been documented back to early human history. One well-known story is of the Witch of Endor, who was said to have raised the spirit of the deceased prophet Samuel to allow the Hebrew King Saul to question his former mentor about an upcoming battle, as related in the First Book of Samuel in the Jewish Tanakh.
Mediumship became quite popular in the United States after the rise of Spiritualism as a religious movement. Modern Spiritualism is said to date to the mediumistic activities of the Fox sisters in New York State in 1848. The trance mediums Paschal Beverly Randolph and Emma Hardinge Britten were among the most celebrated lecturers and authors on the subject in the mid 1800s. Mediumship was also described by Allan Kardec, who coined the term Spiritism, around 1860.
After the exposure of the fraudulent use of stage magic tricks by physical mediums such as the Davenport Brothers, Mediumship fell into disrepute, although it never ceased being used by people who believed that the dead can be contacted.
From the 1930s through the 1990s, as psychic Mediumship became less practiced in Spiritualist churches, the technique of channeling gained in popularity, and books by channelers who related the wisdom of non-corporeal and non-terrestrial teacher-spirits became best-sellers amongst believers.
For some mediums, a spirit guide is a highly evolved spirit with the sole purpose of helping the medium develop and use their skills. They assist mediums in following their spiritual path. For other mediums, a spirit guide is one who brings other spirits to a medium’s attention or carries communications between a medium and the spirits of the dead. Many mediums claim to have specific guides who regularly work with them and “bring in” spirits of the dead. Some mediums believe that spirits of the dead will communicate with them directly without the use of a spirit guide.
In Spiritualism, a portion of the services, generally toward the end, is given over to the pastor, or another medium, who receives messages from the spirit world for the congregants. This may be referred to as a “demonstration of Mediumship.” A typical example of this older way of describing a mediumistic church service is found in the 1958 autobiography of C. Dorreen Phillips. She writes of the worship services at the Spiritualist Camp at Chesterfield, Indiana: “Services are held each afternoon, consisting of hymns, a lecture on philosophy, and demonstrations of Mediumship.” Today “demonstration of Mediumship” is part of the church service at all churches affiliated with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches ‘NSAC’.
Services are held each Sunday at The Institute for Spiritual Development in Sparta NJ. Their website is www.ISD-Sparta.org and at the Journey Within Spiritualist Church in Pompton Lakes; their websit is http://www.journeywithin.org/
Spiritualis Churches are non-denominational, believing that all religions should unite people.
Mental Mediumship is communication of spirits with a medium by telepathy. The medium mentally “hears,” “sees,” and/or feels messages from spirits, then, directly or with the help of a spirit guide, passes the information on to the message’s recipient(s). Trance Mediumship is often seen as a form of Mental Mediumship.
Some mediums remain conscious during this communication period, while others go into a trance, wherein a spirit uses the medium’s body to communicate. Trance Mediumship is defined as a spirit taking over the body of the medium, sometimes to such a degree that the medium is unconscious. “Part trance mediums” are aware during the period of communication, while “full trance mediums” pass into an unconscious state in which their physical and mental processes are completely controlled by the spirit communicator. Because the typical trance medium has no clear memory of the messages conveyed while in a trance, a medium of this type generally works with an assistant who writes down or otherwise records his or her words. A good example of this kind of relationship can be found in the early 1970’s in “The Seth books”. Full Trance Medium Jane Roberts channeled “Seth” a advanced spirit guide, while her husband Robert Butts transcribed the sessions. Her website is http://www.sethlearningcenter.org/
Edgar Cayce, known as “The sleeping Prophet” is another example of Trance Mediumship for more information on Edgar Cayce goes to http://www.edgarcayce.org/.
In Spiritualism, psychic senses used by mental mediums are sometimes defined differently than in other paranormal fields. The term clairvoyance, for instance, may be used by Spiritualists to include seeing spirits and visions instilled by spirits, whereas the Parapsychological Association defines “clairvoyance” as information derived directly from an external physical source,
A definition for the seven “Claire” senses can be helpful;
Clairvoyance or “Clear Seeing” is the ability to see anything which is not physically present, such as objects, animals or people. This sight occurs “in the mind’s eye”, and some mediums say that this is their normal vision state. Others say that they must train their minds with such practices as meditation in order to achieve this ability, and that assistance from spiritual helpers is often necessary. Some clairvoyant mediums can see a spirit as though the spirit has a physical body. They see the bodily form as if it were physically present. Other mediums see the spirit in their mind’s eye, or it appears as a movie or a television program or a still picture like a photograph in their mind.
Clairaudience or “Clear Hearing” is usually defined as the ability to hear the voices or thoughts of spirits. Some Mediums hear as though they are listening to a person talking to them on the outside of their head, as though the Spirit is next to or near to the medium, and other mediums hear the voices in their minds as a verbal thought.
Clairsentinence or “Clear Feeling” is a condition in which the medium takes on the ailments of a spirit, feeling the same physical problem the spirit person. The medium also takes on specific mannerisms and attitudes. People have stated that a Clairsentient medium at times even looks like the person who they are in touch with.
Clairalience or “Clear Smelling” is the ability to smell a spirit. For example, a medium may smell the pipe tobacco of a person who smoked during life.
Clairgustance or “Clear Tasting” is the ability to receive taste impressions from a spirit.
Clairsentience or “Clear Sensing” is the ability to have an impression of what a spirit wants to communicate, or to feel sensations instilled by a spirit.
Claircognizance or “Clear Knowing“, is the ability to know something without receiving it through normal or psychic senses. It is a feeling of “just knowing”. Often, a medium will claim to have the feeling that a message or situation is “right” or “wrong.”
There has been much research in the field of Mediumship. In Britain, the Society for Psychical Research has investigated some phenomena, mainly in connection with telepathy and apparitions. According to an article in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, in some cases mediums have produced personal information which has been well above guessing rates. The VERITAS Research Program of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, run by Dr. Gary Schwartz, was created primarily to test the hypothesis that the consciousness (or identity) of a person survives physical death. Studies conducted by VERITAS have been approved by the University of Arizona Human Subjects Protection Program and an academic advisory board. Gary’s book “The Afterlife Experiments” is on my reading list
For more information on Metaphysical topics, look at the Reading List in particular, the work of authors Dr. Brian Weiss- (Many Lives, Many Masters), Neale Donald Walsch – ( Conversations with God ), James Redfield- ( The Celestine Prophesy ) and Jane Roberts- (The Seth Books)
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Provision/Disclaimer regarding MEDIUMSHIP for HYP4LIFE llc.
Please note, that in any Mediumship work, there is evidence of information, but there may also be “message” information given to the client/recipient during a personal or public session.
As the evidence part of Mediumship communication stands on its own merit, the message is only an opinion from the communication. It is then one’s own personal responsibility as to the choice that is made based on this message information.
HYP4LIFE llc. holds no responsibility for personal choice.