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What is it called when you have spirit writing through you?
I will share an exercise in a moment but first, a little history.
During the heyday of the spiritualist movement in the late 19th century, attempts to establish a rapport with those that have passed were all the rage. This was the era in which the Ouija Board was invented, and the middle and upper classes indulged in seances (some successful, most less so) in a bid to obtain a higher truth of one kind of another.
At the time, it was (and to some extent still is) believed that the world of the spirits is not a static place but one where the souls of the departed continue to evolve. This in effect means that they may know something we don't and that getting in touch might mean discovering a secret or a form of wisdom higher than our own.
Obviously, during that time, the question arose over how to most effectively receive paranormal messages from beyond. Many methods were devised but one method that gave the most freedom, speed of expression, and tangible results was to practice automatic writing.
While normally engaging in communication with the dead requires an open mind, deep intuition, and the ability to "sense" ideas instead of literally hearing them, oftentimes this will not work. For some spirits, a different approach is needed. This is particularly true of souls of those you never knew in life which are more likely to impart any sort of information only if you assume the role of a passive, receptive vessel, rather than that of an active conversation partner. In short, you need to act as a medium. One of the ways to achieve this is to get your spirit guide writing through your unconscious mind automatically.
Have you been thinking about using automatic writing as a way to connect with your soul, or entities from the spirit world? For many people the benefits of automatic writing can be diverse and are found in areas such as:
Before you start, make sure to have a pen and paper at hand. It is important to begin from a starting point of absolute peace and quiet both around you and in your own mind, so close your eyes for at least 10 minutes. During the seance, it might occur that your focus is so aligned that you are not always able to hold a pen or pencil tight enough to create marks on the paper. You can use a piece of string to tie your writing tool of choice firmly in place, making sure it is comfortable and not to keep it too tight around your hand as to avoid completely stopping blood circulation and causing your meditative trance to break.
Once you have that sorted, you can enter into a meditation assuming the role of a passive observer of any thought process in your mind. Soon you will notice the forming of ideas slowing down and then disappearing one by one, leaving a blank state of consciousness that is ideal for having spirit flow through you from the astral plane. Once you fall into this meditative state, this vague border between wakefulness and sleep, start moving your hand (or rather, your pencil) across the paper. Initially, few of the marks will make any sense. You won't exactly be conscious of what you're writing, being but a potential medium for another entity's thoughts and feelings. Don't expect any of it to make too soon. A few sessions may pass before any kind of spirit attempts to communicate with you. Only after a decent amount of practice might you be able to recognize words, sometimes even sentences as you read what you’ve written from beyond. At other times, small doodles will appear, bearing their own symbolism. Be persistent and result will slowly come.
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