Saturday, September 08, 2007

Email about Ouija Board

Here's a terrific email I got this morning:

I have been studying the metaphysical side of life for many years now. I've read Edgar Cayce books, Jane Roberts book with Seth as well as other books. I have made great progress. A few months ago I bought a ouija board. It took several tries with my teenage children to get the board to work for us. Now we have it done perfectly and have some wonderful, positive experiences. My concern is for my teenage daughter. I don't want her to be doing this on a weekly basis with me as I'm afraid that some of her traditional religious friends will find out and begin judging her in a negative way causing her to lose her friendships.

So, I've begun to try to use the board myself. I haven't had much luck, and the spirits I have talked to about this say, I have too many doubts, and I need to relax. I asked one spirit if I should meditate more, and he said as long as I "don't fall asleep". I had to chuckle at that one, because the day before I was trying to really meditate, and felt myself falling asleep as my hands were on the planchette!!

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Yes, I always open the gate with positive prayer, prayer for protection and call upon those spirits who are within God's light and love to communicate with me. We haven't had any problems with so called "evil" spirits.

And, my answer:

When I decided to work the Ouija board by myself it took longer than 6 months to get it to happen. My problem, too, was that I needed to relax. So, good advice from Spirit.

One suggestion would be to, in the beginning anyway, speak only with your guide. You are like an open window and no matter how hard you pray you are the lady standing at an open window hollering out into Spirit Land, "Come talk to me! I want to talk to you!" Anybody could drop by and, evil or not, they can sometimes be distracting, confusing or obscene. Even your own guide when they crank up the energy level can come through in a distorted manner. When I say, "crank up the energy level" I mean it. It's like your guide is speaking with a five year old in the beginning. "Let's take it easy on her." Suddenly, you got promoted to the 10th grade. They take off the kid gloves and start talking organic chemistry and algebra to you. You gotta be prepared for that. So, when they say, "A,B,C" to you at the 5 year old level that's what you hear: A,B,C. But, when the energy level gets hiked up and they start saying, "When in the course of human events...." you start hearing, "Hey, Bro, take a few minutes to chill and we'll talk to you about a bunch of dudes fighting a war a long time ago." Different.

Also, because the folks in Spirit Land are invisible you really don't know if you are speaking with your guide or with somebody who says they are your guide. You've just got to have faith that it is your guide, no matter how weird they might sound. You state the intention: "I am only speaking with my guide now" and that's it. If your guide tells you that he is really Santa Claus in disguise then you go, "Okay." and don't believe it, know that you are a raw newbie and Spirit has an odd sense of humor sometimes and move forward. It will eventually even out. Just state the intention: "I am going to speak with my guide". (or guides). This is good advice for the first year or so while you are getting used to it. After that you can talk to anybody.

Also, part of what's going on is that your beingness as a human being is distorting what you are hearing. There is no way you are going to get around that. Also, it takes time to become accustomed to speaking with Folk in Spirit. I ball park it with a year's time. Generally, people who channel settle down into nice solid channeling about a year after they start. That first year is La La Land. It was during that time that my guide said to me: "There will come a time when human beings will not need to eat." Right. I bought into it. Until I spoke with a friend who is also a psychotherapist who told me, "Pauline, you have an eating disorder. Listen to what your guide just told you. This is not right. You are filtering stuff through your issues with food."

Also, talking to Spirit is not a one way street. You gotta give something up. And, what that "something" is becomes your nice safe, stable psychological standing in life. They pull the pins out and you begin dealing with your piled up psychological issues. Don't tell me you don't have any. Everybody does. Usually we deal with them quietly when we're ready to deal with them and life goes along smoothly enough. When you're talking to Spirit you step onto the fast track and you, because you are in a position now to help others, can strive to be in the best psychological shape you can be. Being willing to deal with psychological crappiness as it arises in your life makes you a better channel, because that's what you are doing when you talk to Spirit. How do you know you've got psychological issues to deal with? That's when what you're channeling goes south and starts sounding really weird. Or, you attract every crappy driver in town every time you get in a car. Or, stuff just starts bothering you. Or, you start having nightmares. Just deal with it and you'll be a better channel.

Also, people have "issues" that are not healed completely the minute they decide to tackle tough psychological issues. Just be willing to do a bit of work on them. Deal with as much as you can now. Figure that you'll be a happy camper for 2 or 3 years and then you will be stronger and better able to deal with the next stage of whatever issue is there for you. And, that's not just for folks who are channeling. That's advice for everybody. Just deal with what's in front of you until your life settles down and is good again. But, don't figure that it has gone totally away. It's good for now and when you decide (higher self and sub-conscious self) the time is right then you can deal with some more. You don't have to do this, but I feel that it just becomes a better channeling experience if you are willing to do something about your "stuff".

Beyond being able to relax, I'm thinking you can release some of the fear you've got about the whole experience. I'm talking about the prayers, and the protection, and your reference to evil spirits. Just think about it some. Your guide will help too. You are the lady standing at the open window into spirit land. There are axe murderers out there just waiting to talk to you. And, there's nothing you can do to stop it other than to take your hands off the board. And, even then it might be too late, because the board is the first step in channeling, especially if you are wanting to handle it on your own without others to help. The next level is telepathic and it is very difficult to turn that off. So, are you going to be frantically emailing me as to how to shake an axe murderer spirit who wants to get friendly with you? No. That's 5 year old stuff. You've got to morph into the adult and mature person who can look an axe murderer in the eye (so to speak) and say, "Hey, what's life like now for you?" and not be afraid.

It all has to do with getting a new perspective on life. I know. I had to do the same thing.

I agree that it's not such a good idea to have your daughter fiddeling around with the board right now, especially with your views as to being safe and only attracting the "best" spirits to speak with. She's just not mature enough.

I had to laugh about going to sleep when meditating. I do that too. My husband calls them power naps.

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