Key themes from the Communications books illustrated by examples from 40+ years of mediumship.
Part Seven: Heart-voices, signs and portents
Many years ago, I was waiting in a queue outside a bank when a loud voice from ‘nowhere’ suddenly instructed me to ‘Go to Joan’s. Now’.
‘What?’ I asked aloud, looking around to see if anyone had noticed I was talking to ‘myself’…
‘Don’t ask questions,’ said the voice, which at that point I recognised as belonging to one of Joseph’s soul group members. ‘Go. To. Joan’s. NOW’.
I immediately abandoned the queue and drove the couple of miles to Joan’s – my spiritual teacher’s – house, discovering on arrival that Jack, her husband, who had been terribly ill for four years, had died some five minutes earlier. I was able to stay with Joan for most of the morning to – hopefully – offer some support and comfort.
On another occasion following our weekly spiritual development session I was leaving Joan’s with the intention of attending the evening service at our local spiritualist church. On the doorstep we looked at each other and somehow knew it was vitally important that I call on some mutual friends first – both of us sensing there was an urgency to this unplanned visit that should not be ignored. On arrival at my friends’ house all seemed well at first, but then my friend Hugh suddenly became ill, weak and disorientated. He grew steadily worse, and his wife, Ethel, phoned for an ambulance. I stayed with him until it came, praying and giving him healing, which allowed Ethel to go outside, keep an eye open for the paramedics and direct them to their house. Hugh had had a massive heart attack. …He slowly recovered, but that evening both Joan and I knew there was some urgent reason I had to visit.
…Years ago, I sat each week in a ‘closed development circle’ with my medium friend Bruce, Joan and four other regulars, one of whom was ‘Beryl’ – a spinster in her early fifties who lived alone in a neighbouring town. ‘I had an extraordinary dream about you last night, and for some reason I have to tell you about it,’ Joan announced to Beryl at the conclusion of one particular session. She then related how she had dreamt that Beryl had been visited by a wealthy gentleman – some years her senior – who drove a very expensive car (she stated the make) and lived on the coast. In her dream the two had met, become friends, and that friendship had then developed into something deeper, with the gentleman in due course asking Beryl to marry him. Subsequently, she had left for the coast and a happy life with her new husband.
…Two weeks later the gentleman came unbidden into Beryl’s life and the story played out precisely as it had in Joan’s dream.
…Just three small examples of the inner voice and its spiritual clarity at work, providing insights and direction and, in the first two cases, urging an immediate course of action.
Occurrences like these are not the exclusive province of mediums and the psychically gifted – they are available to each of us.’ Signs and portents’ welling up from our ‘greater self’ – our true being – impact on our everyday consciousness all the time, but in order for us to recognise and act upon them we have to train our physical mind to receive them – and that means switching off the clamour of this world for a time each and every day in order to tune in, via our heart-centres, to our greater world. Repeated visits to that higher state of consciousness sharpen our spiritual senses and instincts, allowing them to play a more active role in our lives.
Our inner voice – our ‘heart-voice’ – can be relied on in all of life’s challenges to see beyond the illusions, deceptions and distractions of the material world and allow us access to the wisdom and advice of our spirit. As Joseph stresses in his books, our inner world is ignored or rejected by many, yet connecting with it regularly provides answers, insights and guidance, and brings into sharp focus the fact that physical ‘reality’ is simply a backdrop – a stage set – onto which we project ‘reality’ in order to experience the circumstances that allow us to grow as the spirit people we really are.
We are not adrift in the material world as many of us suppose ourselves to be… the ‘spirit you’ knows when to act and when not to act; knows exactly what to do in any situation in your life; has a greater view of your path ahead than your physical eyes can ever provide.
Here’s a Joseph excerpt on this subject (taken from ‘Trance Mission’):
‘Ask anything of the heart-centre with regard to how your life is going – ‘Am I certain I want this job?’ The mind will say ‘yes’ …but then ‘no’ …but then ‘yes’ …but then ‘no’ – round, and round, and round. And you will be exhausted and will probably go to someone else and say, ‘Should I have this job?’ And one person will say ‘yes’ and one person will say ‘no’ and you are no further along the road.
‘The heart knows!
‘’Your heart connects you to God. Your heart-chakra, your heart-centre, knows the answer to every aspect of your life – from the job, to the relationship, to the religion, to the health. Do I want this job? Go into the heart-centre; what does the heart- centre say to you? How are you speaking to yourself? Go to the heart-centre and say: ‘I am God. We are both here, God – You and the ‘I AM’ that I am – what do we know about this? What is the answer to this?’ Then listen for the still, small voice or the physical sensation that brings you either a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ or brings you insight in visions.’
Signs and portents?… Accessing these to enrich your journey through life and the lives of every soul on earth is simply a matter of quieting the cacophonic chorus of the material world and taking time out to listen to the one, true voice:
The voice in your heart.