Developing your “Clair” Senses Basics #2
Preparing yourself to receive psychic messages.
This is the second, in our series on Developing your Clair Senses Basics. See our blog at www.jayderockwellspiritualdevelopment.com.au/blog , for the next in the series, coming soon.
We trust you enjoyed our blog on Grounding and Balancing #1 in this series, and glad you are back here again. If you missed the first in the series, we recommend that you go here and read this one first. Each step builds upon the next and will help you to prepare for developing the senses.
Today, we will talk about some other important factors that will aid you to prepare yourself.
As with anything we write, you should take what resonates, experiment with different techniques and find the methods that best suit you, because there really is no one right way. We are all individual, with different sensitivities to the energy, and each use our “clair” senses differently, so there really is no one size fits all approach. Having said that, we do strongly recommend that while you find the method that suits you best, that you still follow the steps and ensure that you are grounded, protected and balanced, each, and every, time you begin your work.
While it is not important to have some beautifully elaborate space, or any longwinded rituals, some of the following may assist you to get into the “right” space to connect easier. When you set the mood, and make a dedicated time to do this type of work, it readies your minds and bodies, and let’s your higher-self know that you are ready to connect.
Creating a ritual can be as simple as lighting a candle at the beginning of your session or something more complex. You may wish to include all (or some of) the steps that we will take you through, both before and after you start, through this series of blogs.
We recommend, that the following (at least) form part of your ritual and you add any others that you feel inclined to, however it is entirely up to you as to what you do or don’t do. We can only recommend, based on our own experiences.
Grounding and Balancing
Setting your intention to open and then close out the session
Some form of energetic hygiene
Sacred Space and Altars
When you first start out, you may get a little excited and many want to create a huge sacred space for doing your “work”. Some think that they simply can’t do this work, without a dedicated space and this prevents them from even starting, but you really don’t need a huge space at all. By having a sacred space though, that may be as simple as a dedicated chair and table in a corner of a room, or a room that is only used for your “work”, you let your higher-self know, when you enter this space, that you are getting ready to connect. By also setting aside a specific time, and using this time to connect, you also train your brain into knowing what is required when this time comes and when you enter this space. Before long, it just “clicks” into gear, without you having to do too much else. While many of you may want to fill your space with lots of things, keeping it simple, with just a few things can help the energy to flow freer, and avoids any stagnant energy getting “stuck” in the space. In the beginning, you may feel the need for a lot of “tools” but after a while you may find that this is not really necessary. Note: We talk about removing stagnant and stuck energy, and clearing your space in our next blog.
Candles are a great “tool” for psychic work. If you use candles, choose the colour of the candles wisely. It really does not matter what type of candle you use, it could be a tall candle or a tealight, but the colour of the candle can make all of the difference. Ideally, a white candle is best as this emits a protective and purifying energy whereas a red or black candle send out very potent energies, which are inappropriate for this kind of work. Always ensure that you extinguish the candle at the end of the session. Some people say that you should not blow out the candle, and rather leave it to burn on its own, however this is not always a safe practice, especially if you are leaving the area. If you are unable to allow the candle to burn out on its own, rather than blow out the candle it is more appropriate to snuff the flame, with a candle snuffer. If you are using candles, in the company of others (as in a client or another person that you may be “reading” for, ensure that if it is scented that the other person is not adversely affected, by the scent. By lighting a candle at the beginning of a session, during your ritual, and extinguishing it once you are finished, this too can let our higher-self know when we are ready and when we are finished.
Crystals have a two-fold benefit, when using our senses. On one hand, there are many crystals that may enhance your connection (we have a selection of these available for sale – contact us if you would like to see these) and there are others that just help your sacred space in a variety of different ways. Crystals have their own healing and other very beneficial properties and can aid in keeping a room or space clear.
Smudging a space, both before and after a “session” can help to clear the space of any stagnant or thick energies. You can also smudge yourself, to keep yourself clear. While white sage smudge sticks are more wider known, for smudging you can also use Palo Santo sticks, lavender or incense, among other things. Some may like to say a smudging prayer when smudging, however this is entirely up to the individual. Some also say, that depending on what hemisphere you are in that you should use either clockwise or anticlockwise circles, in each corner of the room. We believe that your intention also plays a very big part in what it is that you desire to do, and therefore there may be days where we use clockwise, and others where we use anticlockwise. We talk more about smudging and smudge prayers in next weeks blog.
As you will see here, there are many different processes, and many ways of doing those same processes, so it is important that you experiment with the different ways, and find a way that suits you best. We say it all the time “there really is no one RIGHT way”, "what suits one may not suit another".
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