Responsibilities of Mediums.
What are the responsibilities of Mediums?
“To prove existence of life after physical death”………….I hear you shout. Really, is that all?
How about communication skills? Personal presentation? Friendly interaction with those attending an evening of Mediumship? Professionalism? Sincerity? Learnedness?
Now let me address the above.
Communication is not just about talking to someone by passing on information given; it’s about the way that information is put over.
I have seen some established Mediums fail miserably at this. And a high number of the new ‘pseudo’ Mediums are even worse………..why? Because they haven’t been taught, again I must ask the question WHY?
On personal presentation……..well to be honest, the majority do seem to get it right. But I have witnessed Mediums turning up to an evening of Mediumship dressed in a less than professional way. One female medium recently wouldn’t have looked out of place on a street corner. A rather busty lady who wasn’t shy at showing her assets………good personal presentation…………I think not! Perhaps she was trying to distract the audience from her poor Mediumship.
I’m not saying for a minute that all mediums should be ‘Suited and booted’, but at least look somewhere near professional if that is what they profess to be; professional mediums.
Now how about this. Just before an evening kicks off, the Medium is secreted away in a side room, then at a given moment wheeled out to do the job in hand. Job done, the Medium is, often times, hustled away again like Cinderella, with next to no interaction with the attendees.
And some who do mix, strut around handing out advice and cards with an air of pomp; again, not a professional approach. And a number of the new ‘pseudo’ Mediums are the worst for this. And, why? And again I answer, because they haven’t been taught otherwise.
Many years ago I watched Mediums (Not all I may add) who were professional in everything they did, and they gained respect. Some of these Mediums were also very learned in their field and would take time to share what they knew, without ego.
I am afraid that the standard of teaching has dropped, badly. Some centres and churches have become nothing more than ‘Medium Mills’, churning out ill-equipped, ego tinged, less than professional psychics. I have personally squirmed with embarrassment as I have watched some of these puffed up, ego-centred (Supposed) Mediums.
Spiritualists whine that they aren’t taken seriously, that they want to be recognised as something true and honest; professional people doing a professional job. For the minority, they do. Unfortunately, the majority will bring Spiritualism to its knees.
The standard has to be raised…………and higher than it once was if the Spiritualist Movement is to (1) survive and (2) to be seen as professional.
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