Thursday, August 13, 2015

Direct vs Indirect public mediumship

For the past few days, I have been giving lots of spirit messages during the 5:30 p.m. Message Service at the Inspiration Stump.  This is due to the fact that this particular week, my mother Bonnie White is the chairperson for this service so I am helping her out.  (It's good to support family!) 

Before today's message service, another medium and I were discussing the different styles of public mediumship (aka standup messagework).  The two main methods are direct and indirect.

Let's start with Indirect:   With the indirect method, the medium gives out a few pieces of information and then sees who can take the message.  Many people refer to this as British-style mediumship.  Typically, it takes a bit more time to give the message because of working to identify the recipient.  Often, more than one person can accept the message and there can be a bit of back and forth to establish what pieces of information the various audience members can accept. 

Direct:  As the name implies, the medium goes directly to the person and gives them the message.  This is the technique I use. 

I allow Spirit to direct me to the person I am to give a message to.  Sometimes there is a light around the person.  Or a light that I follow to the person.  Other times, I feel magnetically drawn to the person and the rest of the audience fades.  I get tunnel vision, so I tend not to see the others.  I am completely focused on my connection with their loved one in Spirit and what the message is. 

Most mediums at Lily Dale tend to use the direct method, although some mediums who have been training with British mediumship teachers use the indirect method at times.

Featured Medium 8-26-2015 at Auditorium service

On Wednesday August 26th, I will be the Featured Medium at the afternoon church service in Lily Dale. 

 During the summer season, the afternoon services are held in Lily Dale's historic Auditorium starting at 2:30 p.m. The Auditorium platform has been a place for speakers of spiritual philosophy, social causes, and Spiritualism. Several big names have spoken there - Susan B. Anthony, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and more! I have had the honor of speaking on the summer platform for over a decade.

For those of you who are not familiar with this service, here is a basic outline for this one hour event:

  • Lecture from the featured speaker - on this particular date, my father William White will present a lecture on a spiritual subject.
  • Messages from Spirit - demonstrations of mediumship are presented by the medium (me, this Sunday).
  • Music - songs with live music accompaniment (hopefully from our very historic and beautiful pipe organ)

So there you go - if you are coming to the service, you will share sacred time with me!

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