How Meditation Plays a Big Part in Being a Medium

A medium – a person connected intimately to the spiritual world who communicates with spirits in the beyond – has at his or her disposal a wide variety of skills and techniques that can be described as nothing short of amazing.  All of these skills depend heavily on the ability of the medium to focus, concentrate, and channel the spiritual energies that surround the medium and harness them for communication.  One of the ways a medium accomplishes this mindset – and a very important tool for a medium – is meditation. 

What is meditation? Many people, if asked, would say they know what meditation is – and would describe it as something you have to do while sitting in an awkward yoga pose.  Meditation, at its core, is something simpler than that.  All meditation is, after all, is focusing deeply and intently on clearing your mind and putting it at ease.  Some people, when they meditate, clear their minds completely and do not think about anything.  Others focus on one thought or topic.  Both ways train the mind to reach a heightened state of focus so that it can then do something incredible: talk to the dead.

A medium, as mentioned, specializes in communicating with spirits.  This requires an enormous amount of concentration on and connection with the spiritual world.  Without this connection, a link with the spirits cannot be made. Therefore, meditation plays a major role in what a medium does.  Without regular, intensive meditation, a medium will not possess the ability to focus on communicating with a spirit and relaying messages from the other side.

In summary, meditation is a tool that is used by mediums to hone their mind and sharpen their focus, so that they can more effectively bridge the gap between this world and the next and communicate.

Lucid Dreams

Dreams are incredibly intriguing and can provide insight into our conscious and unconscious thoughts, fears, feelings, and beliefs. Almost everyone can recall specific dreams that have occurred sometime in life. Sometimes we may wake up and remember a weird dream we had the night before. Other times we may not remember a single dream we had that night. However, there are times in which we are aware that we are dreaming while the dreams are occurring; these are known as lucid dreams. Anyone can have a lucid dream; however, they tend to be most common in children than in adults.

History of Lucid Dreams

            Lucid dreams have been a topic of discussion over the last few decades. However, it is far from a new phenomenon. As early as 415 AD, St. Augustine wrote a letter that alluded to lucid dreams. Despite the presence of these dreams in our lives, it was not until Frederik van Eeden, a Dutch psychiatrist, coined the term “lucid dreams” that we had a name for these conscious dreams. Since this time, a surplus of research and scientific experiments has been conducted to learn more about these intriguing dreams.

Entering Lucid Dreams

            There are two ways to enter into a lucid dream: dream-initiated and wake-initiated. In dream-initiated lucid dreams, a person begins dreaming and in the middle of the dream he or she becomes conscious that they are dreaming. On the other hand, a wake-initiated lucid dream refers to when a person goes from being awake to dreaming without ever leaving consciousness. The following example provides clarification of the difference between these two types of dreams:

You go to sleep and in the middle of the night, you start dreaming about searching for your car keys throughout your house. In the middle of your dream, you realize that it is all a dream and that you are not actually frantically searching for your keys. This is an example of a dream-initiated lucid dream.

Now, imagine lying down in bed to go to sleep and before you become unconscious, you start dreaming. You are frantically searching for your keys and you are aware that you are merely dreaming; however, there was not a time in which you went from a waking state to an unconscious state before you started dreaming. This is an example of a wake-initiated dream.

            Although lucid dreams tend to occur without any thought or planning, there are proven ways to intentionally initiate these dreams with the help of dream specialists. In conclusion, lucid dreams are dreams in which we are conscious while dreaming and can provide an incredible amount of insight into your everyday life.

Nightmares

  We like to think that when we sleep, we will rest in peaceful slumber and enjoy dreams. This does not always happen, though.  Sometimes, the types of dreams we have are not peaceful, but disturbing. When fear and terror enter our dreams and invade our minds, they are called nightmares – and nightmares can be very unsettling.  Like other dreams, though, they can also provide insight into our lives, including our emotions, feelings, and hidden desires and concerns.

Why Nightmares Happen

            What, exactly, is a nightmare? We all know what it is in general, but why do they happen? A nightmare is usually described as a bad dream that invokes powerful feelings of fear, or other negative emotions. These dreams can also involve physical reactions, including increased heart rates, sweating, shaking, and even screaming and crying.

            Nightmares frequently happen because of what we experience in our conscious lives. Our fears and concerns and insecurities about certain situations do not leave us when we sleep; instead, they remain in our minds and spirits and manifest themselves in our dreams, turning them into nightmares.  Frequently, the amount of fear we experience during the day will have an impact on how frequent nightmares can be for us.

How Nightmares Affect You

            Nightmares can be deeply unsettling, to say the least.  Sometimes, the intensity is relatively mild.  We may sleep through them, and vaguely remember the images and sensations when we wake up, but they do not really bother us.  Sometimes, though, they can be incredibly intense and leave us shaken and disturbed for hours, even days or weeks (especially if the nightmares are also recurring dreams).

            Having nightmares can also increase the amount of stress you have in your mind and body, which leads to other complications in your life.  Having stress and fear in our lives is disruptive and interferes with everyday living, which is the main affect nightmares have.

What Nightmares Mean

            While nightmares are scary and disturbing, they can also provide insight into our lives. Pay attention to the next nightmare you have. Try to remember the emotions you felt, and the images and sensations going through your mind. You can use these feelings and thoughts and “dream memories” to uncover fears, doubts, worries, and uncertainties in your life – even some you may not even be aware of!

            Nightmares can be powerful indicators of issues and emotions that are not resolved in your life.  Generally speaking, we don’t have nightmares about issues that are completely resolved and handled. On the contrary, the ones that disturb our souls the most are the ones that are not reconciled, which come up in our nightmares.

            As frightening as they may be, nightmares can also guide us to understanding more about what is going on in our lives.

Recurring Dreams

Each night when you go to sleep you enter rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and have dreams. Sometimes you can remember theses dreams and other times you wake up unaware of a single dream you had throughout the night. Sometimes you can have the same dream multiple times over a course of several weeks, months, or years. For example, do you frequently dream that you are being chased? Or, do you have dreams about losing your teeth? These dreams are known as recurring dreams and are incredibly common. However, most people are unaware of the significance associated with recurring dreams—your dreams have meaning and can provide great insight into your life.

Common Recurring Dreams

            Recurring dreams can vary depending upon the person. However, there are some common themes in recurring dreams among various people. Many people dream of being trapped or being chased. Some people are always trapped in the same scenario, while others may experience dreams in which they are trapped in various places. In the same sense, being lost or unprepared is another very common theme for reoccurring dreams. You can get lost on your way to an important meeting or be unprepared for an important presentation. Other common themes include searching for the bathroom, flying, and losing teeth. Regardless of the specific dream, a recurring dream is something that deserves your attention.

What Recurring Dreams Mean

            When a person has reoccurring dreams, your “inner self” is attempting to communicate with your “outer self.” Put another way, you receive a message and the dream continues to occur because you are not attending to the concern or need. These dreams often indicate an uncertainty, fear, or an unresolved conflict or issue. If a dream occurs several times, your unconsciousness is desperately trying to draw your attention to the problem at hand. The only way to eliminate the reoccurrence is to spend time analyzing the dream and settling the conflict at hand.

Changing Recurring Dreams

            An incredible thing about recurring dreams is how minor parts of the dream frequently change. For example, if you often have dreams of being trapped, the area in which you are trapped or the item that is trapping you will often change. This is your subconscious attempting to relay the message in a variety of ways. Therefore, the details of your dream may provide great insight into the unresolved conflict or issue you need to become consciously aware of.

            In conclusion, recurring dreams are very common and often carry very important messages that you need to address. By analyzing your recurring dreams and addressing the problem or conflict, you will be able to grow as a person and remove the recurring dream from your life.

Medium and Psychic: What are the Differences?

Many are unaware of the true different between a medium and a psychic. Frequently, people assume psychics are mediums and vice versa; however, despite this common belief, these two words are not interchangeable. Throughout this article, we will briefly examine the difference between these two terms and talk about what each one means.

We will start by addressing the term that’s familiar with most people—psychic. The term “psychic” refers to the ability to sense and perceive things that others are unable to detect. Psychics have extrasensory perception, also known as ESP.  This extrasensory perception is often referred to as the sixth sense—an addition to hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling. Therefore, psychics have the sixth sense that others lack, giving them an ability to perceive things outside of a normal person’s ability. Psychics use this extra sensory perception ability in a variety of skills, techniques, and practices, including foretelling the future.

On the other hand, a medium specifically refers to a person that communicates with those that are no longer living—the dead. These individuals communicate with spirits in the afterlife. The term “medium” comes from the person’s ability to foster communication between the spirits and the living. Spirits can refer to the deceased, angels, and even demons. Furthermore, there are some instances in which the spirit is given permission to take over and speak or write through the body of the medium.

Psychics and mediums are similar in that they both function in an altered state and feature abilities that involve the supernatural aspect of the human mind and spirit. Furthermore, both have an extra sense that allows them to go beyond normal functioning. However, despite these similarities these two words are not interchangeable and refer to two different areas and occupations.

Numerology and How It Can Help You.

            Numerology is thought to have first been used approximately 10,000 years ago by the Egyptians. However, it was not until around the 6th century BC that Pythagoras is cited for formally establishing what we refer to as numerology. Since then, the 20th and 21st centuries have marked renewed interest in the field. Despite the revival of numerology, most people are still unaware of what numerology is and how it can help you. Here you will learn all you need to know about this intriguing field and its benefits to you.

What is Numerology?

            Numerology refers to studying the symbolic meaning of numbers that can be used to better understand your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and much more. When doing numerological calculations, a person’s name and date of birth are assigned a number. Each part of the birth date and name is given a number between 1 and 9. The numbers 11 and 22 are also used occasionally and are referred to as master numbers. These numbers are said to represent vibrations that are associated with each characteristic of the person. By using the numbers assigned for a person’s date of birth and name, simple mathematics is used to identify core elements and modifiers to provide personal insight.

            In order to better understand numerology, let us say that a person was born in 1963. This number can be broken down to 1 + 9 + 6 + 3 to get 19, which can be broken down to 1 + 9, to give you 10, which can be broken down yet again to 1 + 0 to give you 1. If the person was born on the 16th of the month, you would simply break it down to 1 + 6 to get 7. This should give you a basic idea of how numerology calculations work.

How can Numerology Help You?

By using your birthdate and name to create calculations, a numerology chart is then used to help provide a better understanding of yourself and your personality. These numbers can also indicate your strengths and talents as well as your weaknesses. However, these are only a few specific areas that numerology can help you. Through the calculations and chart reference, you can identify a great deal about yourself as well as your compatibility with others.

In sum, numerology utilizes numbers to derive symbolic meaning from your birthdate and name in order to help you learn more about yourself and others. By using numerology, you can act upon your strengths, improve your weaknesses, and take advantage of incredible opportunities that may come your way. A skilled numerologist can help you to do the calculations and decipher the results while you reap the benefits.