As mentioned, dedication of mediumship requires much dedication, discipline, & devotion
needs to take place which does not permit delay or procrastination. When an individual identifies themselves with medium abilities they need to seek proven professionals, which can guide them properly. Week after week, a process from start to finish, until the medium has assimilated the channeling.. i.e.. the process in and out of spiritual possession. Mediums, I believe are born to become mediums. Everyone can become clairvoyant. I can not emphasize enough from start to finish, the process must be completed.
Mediums - a person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead
and the living.
Clairvoyant - a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory.
Psychic - relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, esp. involving telepathy or clairvoyance : psychic powers; a person appearing or considered to have powers of telepathy, clairvoyance, or medium.
Medium is more specific to the contact of spirits (see definition). Yet, clairvoyant does not. Psychic includes them both. In all instances mediums are natural clairvoyants or psychics which are also touched with the added gift of spirits, entities, forces, or energies being able to mount them. Notice the keyword here "mount." This is a term which I grew up hearing many times. She is being mounted by this spirit or that spirit. He is being mounted by his spirit so & so(name). The individual or medium is referred to as the horse. He is the horse of such & such spirit. She is the horse of such & such; are the terms or terminology in which I grew up listening too, in conversations.
"symbiosis |ˌsimbēˈōsis; -bī-|
noun ( pl. -ses | -ˌsēz|) Biologybinteraction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both. a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups : a perfect mother and daughter symbiosis.
symbiotic |-ˈätik| |ˈˈsɪmbaɪˈɑdɪk| |-ˈɒtɪk| adjective
symbiotically |-ˈätik(ə)lē| |ˈˈsɪmbaɪˈɑdək(ə)li| |-ˈɒtɪk(ə)li| adverb
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sumbiōsis ‘a living together,’ from sumbioun ‘live together,’ from sumbios ‘companion.’
antibiosis |ˌantēbīˈōsis; ˌantī-|
an antagonistic association between two organisms (esp. microorganisms), in which one is adversely affected. See also symbiosis .
The development of the medium involves the coupling and adaptation to a symbiosis. It is important to understand the meaning of symbiosis or symbiotic. It is not to be confused with antibiosis. The emphasis is put on symbiotic because acceptance of living together for mutual benefit is the key. As opposed to antibiosis in which the living or coming together to be adverse. Can the relationship at one time become adverse? Yes, it can and I will explain further on in this article.
The living host has to agree to allow itself to be mounted. This of course is because we as entities ourselves have the free will to choose. Yes, we have the choice to shut off continuing our development. During the developmental stage. The symptoms all though might seem adverse, are no more than the body, mind, and spirit becoming accustomed too entering and leaving each other. For example, when you first learned to ride a bike, or drive a car. The shakiness in steering. The going off the side of the curve. Bumping the car next to you a little bit when parking. The near miss accidents etc.. The individual can experience many ordeals. Some more popular are epileptic like convulsions. Others include, shakes, shivers, and soft agonizing or humming sounds. As the spirits begins to take control of the body, the facial feature changes. So, does the voice. Sometimes, there is crying, laughter, or sighing expression. Then, there is a calm or pause, and then the entity speaks. The first thing that they should say is "Good Day, Afternoon, or Evening, to all present." Followed by, "Peace be with, you." the response: " And also with you." "May the mercy of God, the Lord, or Holy Spirit be upon us." the response: "And also with you."
The entity is to speak their name, and explain for what purpose, it has arrived. It then delivers the messages to all those present for whom there is a message for. The entity closes by saying that it is time for it to leave; bids farewell blessing everyone; giving thanks to their horse for allowing them the opportunity to be made manifested; in order too perform their duty. Everything is very proper, very polite, very conscious of everyone present, everything going on. Unlike, in exorcisms where you have to empower the dark forces into giving its name, the reason for it manifesting. Spirit Guides, and spirits of light, relish on truth. They call for mercy to be bestowed upon us. That we continually repent for our sins committed. There is no mischief, no lying, and most of all no embarrassments. They would not saying things to people about their private lives in front of others to show off, or induce suffering.
The lengthiness of the developmental stage process varies with individual. Part of the process is to be challenged by the dark forces as well. This is why it is so important that they have with them proven experienced mediums with the strength and fortitude, to cast away the dark forces. Oh yes, exorcisms will be experienced during this process. There will be encounters with unclean spirits, demons, entities, or energies, which will induce the medium in acting sexually perverted, violent, or glutenous. Here is where emphasis needs to be placed on purity and the calling upon the pure spirits to combat the dark. This is the period must frightening, most sensitive, and filled with trials and tribulations. The individual has to endure this period, while still trying to keep or maintain a normal life. Very difficult, because spirituality is a 24/7 situation. The inexperienced medium will still not have control of their wits, or hold back an entity from trying to mount them. They can not as of yet control any of many sensations, bodily gestures, and or attacks. Spirits or energies will attack them in moments in which they are vulnerable. They most endure many unpleasant embarrassing moments in public places, with friends, & family at home, etc. There is no right or wrong time of day. The mentors have to be at a moments call in order to assist the novice medium. It is the right thing to do. It is the responsibility of the community of mediums to support and come to the aid of a fellow medium unconditionally. At least this is how it was back in the day. The spiritualist motto, "We work in the name of Faith, Hope, and Charity; in order to promote Faith, hope, and Charity."