QUESTION OF THE MONTH
QMy psychic friend's facial features change at times and she has unusual mannerisms. Why?
KIM SMITH, TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE
WENDY SAYS: What you are describing is termed ‘physical mediumship’. Your friend is acting as a medium and a spirit is taking over the use of her physical body. Her facial features can change so she looks like the spirit, and her movements and mannerisms are controlled by the spirit. Sometimes her voice might also change and she might say extraordinary things that are not her own thoughts, as the spirit uses her vocal chords to speak. This takes place while the medium is in a trance and, during this time, she will be vulnerable to loud noises, bright lights, ºor disturbances that might give her a sudden awakening.
This phenomenon is often described as ‘channelling’ and the most important aspect of channelling work is the relevance of the message the medium is delivering. The message often applies to the state of the world and gives information on how to address concerns, difficulties and problems. Sometimes objects in the room can move or will appear or disappear.
Physical mediumship and its related phenomena were very popular in the past, and still hit the headlines. But, it requires a great deal of training and dedication so is fairly unusual these days.
QI never had any problems with crossing bridges, until recently. Now, in my early forties, I feel very anxious every time I am about to cross a bridge. Could this be connected to a past life?
HELEN JAMESON, CAMBRIDGE
IT’S NOT unusual to have various fears that develop suddenly, and for no real apparent reason.
It is highly likely that your sudden fear of crossing bridges is connected to something you’ve experienced – if not in this life, then possibly in a past life. Perhaps your energy body recalls an accident you’ve had in the distant past, even if you don’t actively remember it. It may have resided in your subconscious and surfaced because of something that happened to you recently in your current life. A trigger of some sort may have brought it up, even if that trigger is not obvious to you right now.
It may have also come up only now, in your early forties, because this correlates to the age you were when you had a connected incident in a past life, or it could be because this is the right time to deal with this past-life issue.
The best advice I can give is to try a past-life regression to see if anything comes up, and if something does, deal with it.
You can also try to access your past-life experiences through meditation and visualisation, but when memories might be traumatic it is better to have a trained therapist with you. Once the past-life experience is re-lived and memories are released, the fear of crossing bridges may well disappear, too.
Psychic mediumship involves channelling messages from Spirit
Fears you develop can have their roots in a past life