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Astrid Brown is an Author and a Professional Medium/Psychic who writes vastly on her experiences, some of which are in her books and others on her blogs and personal web pages. She is an experienced College Lecturer in Holistic Studies and Reiki Master. She resides in the UK.
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

AN EXCERPT OF MY BOOK THE JOURNEY TO SPIRIT


EXCERPTS OF MY PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT BOOK




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THE JOURNEY TO SPIRIT
A GUIDE TO
PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT 
AND
SPIRITUAL AND INSPIRATIONAL PHILOSOPHY


Copyright © 2012 Astrid Brown
All rights reserved.
ISBN-13: 978-1475128789 

ISBN-10: 1475128789 

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the author. The only exception is by a reviewer, who may quote short excerpts in a review.
FOREWORD 

I decided to write this book as everyone has a psychic ability. We are all born with it but so seldom do we use it to its best ability. It originated as part of our survival mechanism to help keep us safe and out of danger, but through the centuries that have gone by most of us have allowed this great resource to lie latent. Animals still use theirs to their best ability, they've had no one to tell them not to use it. It's not fearful, nor creepy but another sense bestowed upon us we've allowed to lie dormant. I also want to dispel the myths and misconceptions about Psychics and Mediums.

Basically when I link with spirit, it's just like having a three way chat, only difference is that, the client, can't see or hear who I am speaking to, this does not mean I will make up a reading, far from it I will first of all obtain 'survival evidence' i.e. proof this person did exist on earth and I look for names, dates, the cause of death and their character and relation to you. I will also look for pieces of unique information only known to the client as evidence their spirit was around i.e giving me details of what the client has been doing recently etc.

Normally I begin looking for a way to connect with the client, I can use a mantic tool, such as cards, crystals or a palm, for without that connection I cannot proceed. Every reading should be viewed as an experiment, sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes this is the client who is inadvertently blocking the psychic, all that might be needed is to unfold the arms or uncross the legs sometimes the client is unconsciously  closing down their mind. Psychics do need the client's permission to read for them.

Nor are we mind readers. I often get calls asking me, "Can you tell me what my boyfriend/girlfriend or whoever is thinking about me?" The short answer is NO I can't, nor can any psychic medium tell you this. Everybody's thoughts are private, so there is no point in asking, and any psychic medium who tells you they can read minds I'm afraid is making this up. However what we can do is this: we can connect to the boy friend's etc spirit guide and they can tell us how they are feeling and of course the spirit guide will only tell us what they have permission to tell us. Mind reading is a misconception and myth I'm afraid.

Another fallacy is NO ONE can predict the future accurately, in spite of what you have been led to believe. Psychic medium's are not fortune tellers anybody who thinks or says this is misinformed. It may surprise you to know this but you already know your future, no one else does, for YOU and all of us for that matter, alone planned it, you planned what experiences and challenges YOU wished to go through before you incarnated on earth. However what psychic medium's can do is this: we can tap into your auric field for the vibrations of your past, present and future are there but its down to how good a connection we have. The other fly in the ointment to this process is what's known as 'FREE WILL' Free will is whether we wish to go through with what we alone have planned and of course since everyone has Free will can you now see how practically impossible it is to predict the future accurately? However what I can do is link with Spirit, whether it is loved ones that have passed over or a Spirit Guide and they can more accurately  give me some more information as to likely outcomes. They WILL NOT tell me what is coming if there is a spiritual challenge coming up as this is a teaching experience and something that should not be avoided, and if I was party to this information you might try and avoid it.

The Universe works on a whole set of Universal laws that influence outcomes too and more on Universal laws can be found later in this book

Neither I nor any other psychic medium want a client to go away feeling disappointed but you need to allow us to form a link with you either within your aura or with your spirit guides to gleam information. The vast majority of us work to extremely high ethical standards and we can only tell you, the client what information we receive, nor can we influence Tom, Dick or Harry to be attracted to you or make them like you, we cannot make things up to let you hear what you want to hear. Sometimes you will get information you won't like, this is not the psychic medium's fault, we are only the messenger. However what we can do is this: we can let you know you are loved and supported and guided by spirit, that you are never alone in your darkest hour and are given strength to cope with whatever the Universe throws at us all. Not only that WE CAN PROVE THIS, by giving you survival evidence and by giving us a little time to connect we can hopefully uplift you and that you go away feeling better to having talked with us.

I hope this book not only helps you on your spiritual journey but takes the fear and mystery of how all of this works, To enable you to understand how we progress and how all experiences in life the good and the bad enable us to learn and grow. To me I find if you explain how the Universe and Spirit works it helps the developing students understand why its necessary to practise meditation etc. It also enables the student to understand divine timing and why patience is necessary.

Some of you will read this book who wish to develop into Mediums and as you read through these pages you will know if this applies to you. Others will be content working on a psychic level and some of you will just want information and insight into the world of psychics and mediums and to how we work

Above all I hope this book addresses these doubts and encourages others to use such a marvellous gift.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE 'THE BASICS'
CHAPTER TWO 'PSYCHIC PROTECTION THE BASICS'
CHAPTER THREE 'PHILOSOPHY AND INSPIRATION'
CHAPTER FOUR 'MEDIUMSHIP'
CHAPTER FIVE 'WHAT IS SPIRITUALISM'
CHAPTER SIX 'TECHNIQUES AND MANTIC TOOLS'
CHAPTER SEVEN 'CONCENTRATED THOUGHTS'


INTRODUCTION
Many come into a psychic development group as they have had various experiences such as seeing spirit, odd happenings such as a sensation of being watched. Rarely do people come forward with no experiences or simply they have a desire to be a psychic. We all have a capability to develop psychically if we desire to, but generally there has been some catalyst to trigger this desire off. Certain experiences act as a trigger, such as choosing to take up Reiki as how Reiki works, it works within the subtle bodies of our Aura. Similarly taking up Holistic Therapies often act as a catalyst also. It is possible to develop psychically without the need to join a development group but at some point you will need to seek some guidance from an experienced psychic/medium as its not an easy path.

In order to understand what psychic is, you need some background knowledge as to how it all works. Everything in the Universe has a vibration, humans do, animals do and plants do. Surprisingly so do crystals and before you dismiss crystals think of your watch and your computer, what powers your watch? What enables your computer to function? Crystals of course, you may have seen quartz on the face of your watch and you've heard of silicon valley relating to computer chips, both are crystals. This vibration creates an energy field in other words an Aura. 

Of course there will be problems in Life. Earth is a place where you are presented with difficulties, frustrations, obstacles and handicaps. The whole purpose of earthly existence is to meet conditions that are a challenge to the evolving spirit so that it can have the chance to express some of its latent qualities that can be called on in times of crisis. You cannot achieve spiritual mastery   without conquering the problems that you encounter; but none is so insuperable that you cannot overcome it. You will have to be patient and pray for guidance that at the right time the door will open and the way will be shown. I always tell my friends in very simple language never to bang against a closed door.
ABOVE IS A QUOTE FROM 'LIGHT FROM SILVER BIRCH

The following excerpts I have picked from various chapters in the book
PSYCHIC PROTECTION
There is often a problem at night for those who are beginning their psychic development journey. You see when you initially open up to the world of the Spirit realms, there are those spirits, who basically think they can have some fun. These spirits inhabit the Astral plane, this is the lowest of the several spiritual realms and its is on this realm that inhabit earth bound spirits, i.e. those who feel they are trapped in a period of limbo, it could possibly be something traumatic that is holding them there, but often or not it is spirit who are denying the light and unwilling to accept good or it is the mischievous 'Lower Elementals' nature spirits. Lower Elementals are purely Earth Spirits i.e nymphs, fairies, elves etc who like nothing better but to have some wicked fun. Sometimes and again following the laws of the Universe there are lower entities from the dark side. These often take the form of flying creatures and what I can best describe as resembling gargoyles, these entities feed on negativity, so the best way to avoid them is by keeping a positive mind set.

What is important to remember, NOTHING CAN HARM YOU. OK they may give you a good fright but that is all they can do, no spirit, good, bad or indifferent can possess you in anyway, contrary to what folklore would have you believe.

The Universe does operate on a series of laws i.e. 'The law of attraction' where like attracts like and it is this law that is in operation that can cause a few problems. You have to remember we as humans are 'Spirit' in a physical body whilst we are on Earth and we all develop spiritually at different rates. The whole concept of being on Earth is to help us develop spiritually, with each incarnation we grow more spiritually and the older the soul the more experienced and spiritual we become.

To explain we understand more about compassion, empathy and understanding and we become more positive and pure of heart. However for those beginning on their Psychic development journey, those experiences are not as strong and they have not developed so spiritually and more prone to negative thinking coupled with the fact their 'mind discipline' is not so astute and controlled as someone who is more experienced psychically. Therein lies the problem which leads me back to the problem lower elementals and earth bound spirits. Now whilst we are awake we are firmly on earth, earth after all is our classroom, whereby we interact with others to enrich our experiences and learn, compassion, empathy etc. but whilst we are asleep, our spirits travel the Astral Planes, in effect we are allowed home at night to interact with the world of spirit, where we may communicate with our loved ones in spirit etc. It is when we are fully relaxed and asleep our protection is at its weakest for the inexperienced developing psychic so they may become the victim of the mischievous lower elementals and earth bound spirits. Now couple this with the 'Law of attraction' and you attract your current type of energy, i.e. if you are a negative thinker, you will attract this type of spirit and likewise if you are a positive thinker you will attract a positive energy form.

So what can be done to get rid of these nightly problems? We firstly rememberNOTHING CAN HARM YOU NOR POSSESS YOU and they will only frighten you if you allow them to do so. Easier said than done but the key here is MIND DISCIPLINE and we do this in development class through visualization and meditation, so we develop a strong mind and will power, this is the basis of Psychic Protection ~ the strength of will.

You have a choice, we all do for remember no matter for whatever reason we came to earth to experience we also have free will. So we can choose to develop our experiences and many latent Mediums start off in this way, some don't progress this far but do develop their psychic abilities, or we can suppress and ignore these abilities, we all have free will. If you wish to develop your ability, then its best to find a good development group and many of these groups can be found in Spiritualist Churches, many others can be found under the guidance of an experienced Medium. If you do not want to take this ability any further that is fine also, but if you do not want these experiences and disturbances, then you need to refrain from reading and dabbling in psychic subjects and if you do get disturbed you have to show no fear when these experiences happen. If this doesn't work then simple table salt sprinkled in the corners of rooms, should be enough to chase them away.

Supposing you wish to follow the development path, well remember Universal Laws,there is good and bad, there is a continual balancing of the Universe and Like attracts like, the more spiritual you become the less likely you are to be bothered in this way, if you have good and pure thoughts and don't dwell on the lower side of life, you wont attract this type of energy. At some point all developing Mediums will be shown the dark side, it's a right of passage and I defy any Medium to say they haven't experienced this. In order to understand good, you need to understand the bad, so you can deal with it. How do we deal with the negative and bad we do this through strength of mind for to chase away the bad we need to do so with conviction. We develop strength of mind through the art of Meditation. You will find the better we become in meditating the stronger our minds become, so we are able to turn on and off psychic and mediumistic abilities. We need to be able to do this so we can deal with these entities and communicate more effectively with the world of spirit and also it's very exhausting being tuned in all the time, it uses a great deal of energy up. We also need to learn to protect ourselves from negative energy as this can be terribly exhausting too and you don't need to be a psychic or medium to benefit from this. How many of you have a friend or associate who comes and tells you all their troubles, they make you feel low and tired, of course they go away feeling great, they've off loaded all their negativity onto you. Simple exercises, simply by using visualization can make the world of a difference when dealing with these negative people and protect us when entering negative surroundings.

One of the easiest exercises is to surround yourself in a sealed golden bubble of light, this is done through visualization and it can be found on my blog here another is asking the Angels to come forward to surround and protect you, but these visualizations have to be focused and concentrated when doing so, practise like most things makes perfect. Really if whatever energy it is all you need do is to say go to the light but you must say it with conviction so it knows you mean it and you don't have to shout it out loud either, simply say it in your mind. If all else fails then their is the salt method and this requires you to put a pinch of salt in every corner of the room and a light sprinkling across the door threshold and window sill, the energy wont cross this as salt is protective. The key to any type or variation of psychic protection is to mean and believe it and those nightly visitations will disappear.

The whole basis of psychic development is to be able to turn it off and on when YOU WANT IT and not when the spirit realms want it.
WORRY
"Worry is a negative prayer. It is telling the Universe how frightened you may be feeling. It also reinforces your ‘fear’ vibration and may bring about exactly what you fear".

In other words if you are negative you attract further negativity towards you. No matter how you are feeling there is no sense in worrying, it is not practical and it achieves nothing, that does not mean you should be over confident, what it does mean however is you trust spirit and the Universe to give you what you need and so it will be done.
DIVINE TIMING~NOT A COP OUT FOR IMPATIENCE

 DIVINE TIMING
Time and time I hear from clients, when will it happen? can you give me a time? Sometimes I am lucky and I am given dates and timings but more often that not I am just told Divine Timing. It's not a cop out to give to the impatient but firstly there are no clocks nor is there a sense of time as we know it in the spirit realms and secondly it takes time to manifest the optimal times for the best result.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT A READING WITH A MEDIUM IS LIKE?
I feel many people sometimes feel its creepy or scary or touches on the dark side of the occult. Well it's about love and light and I can guarantee anyone who has visited a Spiritualist medium for a reading will come away the better for having done so.

Spiritualism, is very similar in lots of ways to Christianity, we believe in God and we believe in the Hierarchy of Angels and indeed this alone is one of the seven Principals we follow and the foundation of our religion. Many of us have a favorite, mine is number six: "Retribution and compensation for all souls", which basically means, what you give out in life you will get back tenfold. We also believe as well as God, we believe in Spirit, for not only can we pray or ask God for advice, we can ask advice from Spirit Guides. These are souls, who are highly developed and lived many life times, who have evolved and become truer in spirit. They aim is to guide us, help us, follow our spiritual path, and show us how to become better people. Like Christianity we believe we live on after physical death, but we go on to seek proof of survival, evidence to prove to someone who has come for a reading, that their loved ones are still alive and well albeit not in the physical sense.

Medium's use a variety of means to connect with Spirit, and all of use have had this ability since birth. You cannot learn to become a Medium, it is a gift, it can be developed and tuned, but it is God given. Please do not confuse us with Psychics, for this is where we differ. All Mediums possess a psychic ability, but not all psychics are Mediums, we work on different planes. The Psychic works by connecting to the Auric field i.e. the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds all living things. This can give the psychic details of out past and present, future, well that is never written in stone, for we all have free will. The Medium will often begin a reading tapping into this to begin with as this often gives an indication of the nature as to why they were consulted and some will use a Mantic tool, such as Crystals, Tarot etc. guides (yes we all have them) will know what the problem is and may well bring someone who has

At some point and generally its near the beginning of a reading with me, I will connect with Spirit. Now no Medium can summon a Spirit to order, it doesn't work that way, but generally when someone comes for a reading it's because they have something troubling them and their own Spirit passed away recently (if they have suffered a bereavement) or a relative, be it a father, mother etc. who wishes to pass on comfort or advice or simply pass on just love.

A reading is no way creepy or frightening what so ever, sometimes I see spirit in the physical sense but as I have developed my skills as a Medium, more often than not I see spirit in my minds eye, this is termed 'Mental Mediumship'. I have never known anyone to come away frightened but every person who has visited a genuine Medium, will seek to find evidence and tell the person who they are doing the reading for, some sort of proof, only they would know. This is very comforting to them to know their loved ones live on and are watching over them. All will go away uplifted. We don't sit in the dark, with candles lit, not do we wear big gold hooped earrings and colorful scarfs on our heads. We just look normal and we are, but we have this ability to be sensitive albeit like radio picks up sound waves, to pick up communication from beyond the grave.





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