While doing a reading for a client who said she was herself ” a trained phychic” I was horrified to hear her say that she “felt so hot she had to get up, leave the circle and go outside to cool down.” I have struggled with whether I should write this post because in a sense I am breaking my very strict privacy code, however I feel it is is alright to share this small amount with you, as I will in no way identify her or where she was at the time. I just felt it urgent to let as many people know as I am able, what until now I thought everyone knew, that YOU NEVER LEAVE THE PROTECTION OR BREAK THE CIRCLE FOR ANY REASON. This is a rule that was taught and strictly enforced at every development circle I was ever in and with good reason. Back in the 80’s I was sitting in a group of eight people, who further developing their psychic ability, when I felt an ice cold chill envelop me. The teacher, an extremely strong medium with many years of weekly platform work at a large inner city Spiritualist Church behind her, told me quietly but forcefully to sit still and that no matter what I saw or heard not to break the circle. I would be safe so long as I stayed in the circle. Only one other member, other than the teacher of the group, was aware of the spirit coming in. Why this was so I really don’t know but for me what followed was extremely difficult to experience. The spirit was extremely angry with the other member of the circle who was aware of him, she was also a well known and respected medium who had been running a Spiritualist Church for over ten years. The teacher ordered the spirit to leave, explaining he could achieve nothing in this way. Although she had carried out exocisms in the past and was amazingly strong it took her considerable time and skill to evict him.I had been sitting in circles for years but was badly shaken by the experience, which I must say is far from the normal. My teacher had been experienced enough to be able to know instantly of my awareness of this troubled spirit and advise me how to act before I could place myself in danger. She had known where every student was on their journey, who was and wasn’t aware of him, she had instantly assessed the situation while at the same time dealing with the incredible energy he brought with him. At the end of the circle the teacher went around each member andas is the custom asked what they had experienced. She didn’t sk myself or the lady who the spirit had come to contact and who was still visibly shaken but she told all the other students that a troubled soul had visited our circle and restated the golden rule “ONCE YOU HAVE BEGUN SITTING AND THE CIRCLE OF PROTECTION IS IN PLACE NO ONE LEAVES UNTIL THE TEACHER GIVES PERMISSION”. In the 50’s and 60’s churches would lock the door once services began and late comers were not allowed in . If readings were being given everyone had to wait until the end or ask for special permission to leave early so the reader could replace the protective barrier, unfortunately over the years some of these safety measures seem to have been lost in some places. It is a real worry. To teach you must have these skills and more. You must know your students and if they are beginners reinforce the rules at the start of every circle. The lady I was reading for said she had been sitting for years and this build up of heat was an ongoing problem for her. Given this, I can only assume that, her action of getting up and leaving took the teacher by surprise, even so it doesn’t answer the question of why the teacher hadn’t dealt with the grounding and other issues. As I only have this ladies report it isn’t possible to say what really caused this major breakdown in the circles protection but I know that a basic but vital rule was broken and it placed everyone in danger. I repeat…THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT MUST NEVER BE BROKEN UNTIL EVERY MEMBER IS FULLY BACK! If you know anyone developing PLEASE PASS THIS ON.
If you are beginning this journey please check out your teacher well, always put your own protection in place before opening up and study the old ways of doing things, they were done for good reasons and have stood the test of time. Finally and this is a hard one, because it is an exciting journey, take one careful, well supported step at a time, don’t try to rush your development it will happen at the rate best suited to your personal needs. Bless You, Stay Safe!