Week 5 – Sarah’s Blog – 16th February 2016
It’s funny how things come back round. A friend had asked me to write about a pivotal spiritual experience for his new book. I instantly recalled being twenty and visiting a medium. Like most young women, I had just wanted to know about a guy I liked, my university exam results and would I be going on holiday? But I walked out of that sitting believing in the miraculous. Who cared about anything else. I had seen the sitter’s aura as clear as day and the spirit of a departed family member sitting by me as if they were still alive. It felt so real.
Really experiencing the presence of spirit came to the fore this week at the development circle. “Sitting in the power”, as Gordon described it. It had started the week before, very subtly, and again this week, a sense of presence and a cool breeze on my hands during the meditation. I checked afterwards to see if there was a draught but there wasn’t. Others described a raft of similar experiences, from tingling in their bodies, intense heat or cold, feeling as if the lower part of their body had disappeared to name but a few. Gordon explained that the sign we were ‘sitting in the power’ would be different for each of us, but we all had to recognise that unmistakable shift of energy.
As we came out of the silence, Gordon shared he had asked his guide to communicate with some of our guides to prompt some of us to scratch our nose or move our leg. This was how he checked the connection was genuine, giving us an insight into the nuts and bolts of mediumship. He also explained that the cerebellum, one of the older parts of our brain, was important. Spirit communicated with us through our nervous systems. They could make us sense, feel, hear, etc. and we had to wire ourselves up to them at this level. I had made a similar discovery of this body- spirit connection with my yoga practise, even realising the importance of the older parts of the brain and the spine in spiritual connections.
This was all so far from asking a question of spirit in your head, like some sort of virtual reality, and not being sure if the answer you got was really spirit or you just making up an answer. This was tangible, like all those years ago. Miracles were real indeed.