A Medium is a natural conduit for Spiritual energy, which means that Spirits can tap into their vibration, and use their residual energy to connect and communicate in this world.
A trained Medium, realizes they are in control of their energy, and often develops skills, that make it so they determine whether or not they allow their energy to be used. This is a helpful when it comes to living a normal life. Untrained Mediums often feel drained, and overwhelmed by the activity they experience when Spirits are around. Being able to control the use of your energy creates boundaries, and puts the Medium in charge of when and where such contact takes place.
As someone who works regularly with the Spirit world; both that of the dead and that of nature, I prefer to be asked if my energy is going to be used. I set aside time, and go into my working with intention. This helps me to feel centered, and gives me the ability to tune-out unwanted visitors. When working I want to be connected to Spirit and often allow my energy to be utilized, as long as it is not misused. I have boundaries and time limits. I treat the Spirits like all other sentient beings I encounter; with respect and compassion, and I expect them to treat me the same.
Toning in Merlin’s Cave, Tintagel, UK (photo credit-Dinysio)
When I open myself to Spirit, I am not doing so blindly. I am doing so through trained methodology, one that is laden with protection, and guardianship. The Spirits who make up my personal team, provide me with assurance I am safe, and eyes on the other side, as they are often able to see things I cannot. There is a routine to the way I do things, a ceremonial repetition that gains strength every time I use it. Like mantras and ritualistic prayers, my practices are infused with the energy of every time I have done so before, and every time I will do so in the future. They are connected, each empowering the other through time and space. This allows me to move more freely in my work, for I trust my team, and trust the work itself.