What are the Ethics of Mediumship
There is a popular, though mistaken, belief that just because information is coming from some unseen, non physical plane and entity, it must therefore be full of wisdom or come from the higher spiritual realm. However, much depends on the integrity of the medium. Mediumship at it's best will bring through an empowering and loving communication, but it also has the capacity to disempower with prophecies of doom or attempts to control a person's life.
It is therefore important that a medium operates under certain ethics if they are to be reliable. In order to be able to judge this you may like to ask yourself these questions:-
- Is the communication truly loving and empowering? Does it provide positive, uplifting help or information that encourages you to become a better human being able to express your divine self, become spiritually independent, more compassionate, enhance your self worth, be dignified and able to take control and responsibility for your life?
- Does it leave you feeling at peace, calm and with a sense of security in your inner knowingness of your spiritual indestructibility?
- Is the channelled information for the highest good of all, recognising that we are all one with each other and equal in God's sight?
Some of the ethics that a reliable medium will operate under are as follows:
- To be totally honest, true to Spirit and self, to give what is given without any embellishments or attempts to decipher what is given.
- To not allow their own personal biases, prejudices, viewpoints and pet theories to colour and distort the communications from the spirit realm.
- To maintain total confidentiality. A great deal of information is given to the medium during a communication. Such information can be of a sensitive or personal nature. In order to be a trusted bridge between the two worlds, the confidence must be respected, else either the human or the spirit world will cease to use that medium.
- To only relay information to the sitter that has been given by spirit. It must not be embellished or sensationalised in any way. Similarly it must not be toned down. It is the responsibility of the medium to give out what has been received from spirit without modification or distortion, but within the limitations of decency and propriety.Information must not be fabricated or based on the personal observation of the sitter.To be aware of the dangers of asking questions, as this may bring mediumship into disrepute.
- To be aware of the need for diplomacy when expressing certain information. An inherent tactful nature is a great asset to a medium.
- Use of strong language whilst conveyed by the spirit is more often than not unacceptable during a sitting. This is particularly so when the reading is given in a public arena. It should be filtered without losing the force of the communication.
- Often people are concerned about health matters and will resort to a medium for help. Healing is often available from mediums, however a medium should refrain from diagnosing a problem unless suitable qualified and consulted on that basis. The law of the land is quite clear that one cannot treat a client for an illness unless appropriately qualified. Diagnosis is the first stage in treatment. Offering prayers for the client is not considered treatment is this context.
- A medium must never conduct a spirit communication under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or in an environment that will link this sincere form of communication with any form of abuse or degradation.
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