What we do

Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

How spiritual energies work.

Many of us at some stage in our lives have felt or feared what we might believe is an evil spiritual presence. I have to say in my experience, most of the time they are mistaken. The usual cause is our own fears of the unknown. What people usually experience is their own spirit guide or loved one in spirit who has come for a visit. The feelings spirit give off at times can produce a number of sensations that can cause fear. That’s why I believe sometimes if you feel these sensations strongly it’s a good idea to do a Psychic Development course to understand what is happening. Once you understand the sensations, and how spirit use their energies to communicate, you'll find you have nothing to be fearful about. But, in saying that, everyone has their own natural in-built fears and caution of the unknown that can sometimes get the better of them. It stems from instinctual self preservation and also partly comes from our own beliefs concerning spiritual matters.

Here is how it works.

Spirit people blend their energies within our aura. This can cause you feel all sorts of strange sensations. Tingling on your face or body, the hairs on the back of your necks stand on end, along with goose bumps and cold shivers down your spine. Now many of these sensations are associated with fear, but let me tell you that true spiritual attacks or hauntings are very rare. I personally cleansed a house not so long ago and the spirit people there were not haunting, they were mostly having a look at the family or used to live in the house previously.

Years ago, people suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and split personality disorders were said to be possessed by Demonic forces. That's how the word ‘possession ‘came about. Nowadays, medical science recognises that these illnesses do exist and are just disturbances of the mind. However I do need to add it is possible, to those who are spiritually aware, to experience a mild to quite severe spiritual attacks or unnerving experiences carried out on them by a spirit who is either cloaked in their own darkness (hell of their own making)or they are lost souls seeking help. These can be malignant spirit people and are often themselves in a confused and disturbed state of mind.

I know a lot of people believe that when you pass into the next world you go into a beautiful light. That is mostly true. But some don’t. Usually it’s those who feel that they have unfinished business or are not at peace enough to let their earthly ties go. Sometimes spirit people get stranded because they died very traumatically and on a very rare occasion, they don’t fully realise that they have died.

In the worst case scenario, vulnerable people can be over shadowed by a spirit person giving the feeling they are being Demonic Possessed, this is however very rare. Demonic possession to all intents and purposes is the ability for a bad spirit to have an effect on an individual’s mind.

Let me explain how I see possession.
Under normal circumstances Spirit do not have an ability to possess us whether they be good or bad in nature. HOWEVER, there are ways in which spirit can fool us into believing they are having a physical effect on us. Hence those who believe they are possessed. A Spirit person can over shadow the mind allowing them to mentally manifest within. This is known as Trance, a form of clairvoyance. Let me stress, unless the medium allows it, the spirit person can never enter the body. All they are doing is attuning their energy to the mediums aura. That way they can link and impose their mind. Mediums have excellent spirit guides that work with them, sometimes due to this close bond of trust, a medium will give over both their mind and body to be used. Not everyone can do this. It is usually only done for guides who come through to give inspirational words or healing for beneficial purposes and under tightly controlled situations.
If someone untrained does this, without their guides help, it is possible for a spirit with evil intent to push them to do something not very nice. This usually happens to the vulnerable and unstable. They have their own free will still; they are not being taken over. The person is choosing to listen to this spirit person. This would obviously be a very frightening and disturbing experience to go through and to be faced with. It would probably cause the victim to become very withdrawn and closed off, often feeling unable to turn to anyone who understands and believes what they are going through. Again, this is very rare.

Malignant spirit prey on your own fears, making you open and susceptible to their influences. Fear takes us to a more negative spiritual vibration, as fear itself is a negative vibration. The best defence is to keep a positive mind, therefore raising your vibration above theirs. Surround yourselves with a bubble of protective light to cast out and keep any negative influences away.
Fears are fuelled by superstitions which advocate the existence of evil such as demons and the devil.

Most mediums are aware there are those in spirit who are lost or cloaked in their own dark misery, but they aren’t demons, they are human souls. Hell exists within our own mind. No-one is denied transition into spirit, but there are lower planes within spirit for those who need to cast off their darkness and move on to higher planes of light. So it is important if we become awoken to spirit that we learn how to protect and shut ourselves down properly to avoid this conflict that might occur.

Has anyone ever experienced anything I have mentioned or do you have something you would like to say on the matter? Please do comment. All your words add to the teachings of spirit.