How To Be More Discerning With Spirit Communication

Question from a reader:

“I am wondering what thought you might have about strengthening discernment abilities and uncovering belief systems. Discernment in terms of knowing what entities interacting with us bring truth or have truthful agendas. Frequencies can still be aligned for attraction but because belief systems can be tricky to uncover or understand one can be found gullible or too trusting?? Must admit that I am trying to get my brain to sort out all these new spiritual concepts as well as set aside judgements about ‘negative’ things. Yet I intuitively sense that our abilities to discern truth when dealing with the ‘unknown’ via a tool such as a ouija board requires a sharper tool or maybe just a stronger understanding of who we are — which people like myself may be developing in parallel with psychic connections.”

Let me first say that I adhere to the philosophy of non-duality, so I believe that all “entities” out there that one may communicate with are, at the highest level, aspects of ourselves, and those entities are drawn to us or in some cases manifested by us into our personal experience through law of attraction.

The more one believes that dishonest entities exist, and the more one fears an entity is being dishonest with them, the more likely they are to have that experience.

What you have to look at, internally, your own belief systems and your personal motivations for wanting to communicate with spirits in the first place. Are you doing it to feel special? Or because you don’t trust yourself and are instead putting your trust in something outside of yourself? Are you doing it to feel powerful? These are all not solid places to work from, spiritually.

What do I mean by this? Let’s say, for example, that your deepest fear is that you don’t belong and that people look down on you. You see all of these people on spiritual groups developing their abilities and you want to do something to prove to those people that you’re special, that you’re one of them, because you need validation from others (because you don’t love yourself enough to not care what other people think). So you set out to become a channeler or develop your psychic abilities, and suddenly you start receiving information from a “spirit” who tells you all sorts of things about yourself that make you feel really special, even though those things directly contradict other information that you’ve read, heard, or understood. And rather than using your own powers of discernment to question that information, you allow yourself to believe those things. You put your faith and your trust in this outside entity rather than putting that trust in yourself.

More than likely, this is your own ego, not an actual spirit.

Learn how mental illness can be mistaken for channeling.

This is why I have written in the past that there’s one thing you must do before developing your psychic abilities–shadow work! 

With regard to channeled messages:

If any information that you receive puts you in a state of fear or dependence, chuck it in the fuck-it bucket. Good info will never make you dependent and it will always guide you to go within and rely on yourself. It will also never be fear-based. If the information that you are receiving seems dualistic in any way, then it’s not coming from a higher realm of consciousness. If you hold fear-based beliefs, you are more likely to interpret information you are receiving in a fear-based way.

My internal compass is always this: ask yourself where this information is coming from? Is it coming from love or is it coming from fear? Is it pushing you toward love or is it pushing you toward fear? 

Xo,

Ash

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