Last Friday I did a couple of readings, because the medium that was supposed to give them was home sick. Even though I have done countless readings as a medium, it is still important to go to the beginning again and refresh my memory on subjects that I have not been working with for some time.
A private reading offers more information than a clairvoyant demonstration and sometimes the information coming through can be very sensitive. I can be affected myself by the emotions coming from the contact or from the person receiving the information. This is something to remember, when a sprit contact coming through passed under unpleasant or sad circumstances the emotions I receive can be very strong. There is nothing wrong with people showing their emotions, but I have been taught not to let the feelings take me over, because should that happen I can lose contact with the spirit.
It is always good to have the session recorded, because people do not always understand the information straight away. It can take weeks or months before the recipient understands who the contact was. I still have recordings from private sittings I have been to myself, as a client. As I listen to them, things I did not recognise or realise then, at the time of the reading I suddenly do. I think recording the session is important both for the client and the medium.
It still amazes me how much spirits know about us, how we are and what we are doing. As a recipient of good mediumship, the information given has proven to be an important guiding factor in my life. The most powerful information that I have received from a medium was whilst having a private sitting.
To be a neutral channel and not answer the client’s questions is very important, because that allows spirit to do the work in their way without information from the sitter. I also find it important to explain to people what I can and what I cannot do, I am just a neutral channel. Some people think I am walking around giving messages all the time, but that is not true.
When I am working I do not really want to get involved on a personal level, what is happening in someone’s life. For me that is stepping over boundaries. Then I also lose my neutrality.
When a person has booked a time with me I would like them to be there on time. When you make a time for a person to have a private sitting the sprit world will be waiting to come through you. If the client comes 20 minutes too late I feel it is disrespectful towards them. Then, if you were to give the client a reading, the person you have booked to come after will have to wait. If a person comes more than 10 minutes too late it does not give me sufficient time to do my work. It differs from medium to medium, but for me about 30 minutes is enough for spirit to come through and make contact.
I just offer the framework in which I work. It gives me security and helps me with my purpose; to do my job properly as a medium. I have worked with private sittings for many, many years, but it was fun to go back to the beginning again and do something that I have not done for some time.