Are You Getting Authentic Messages from Spirits?

Or Simply Mind Chatter?

Students often ask, “How can I tell the difference between true spirit messages coming to me and my own imagination?” Let’s talk about this.

Discerning True from False Messages from Spirits

When we are awake, our mind is busy all the time. It’s planning, tasking, and problem-solving. It also allows us to daydream and even imagine our dreams and wishes being fulfilled. We frequently see these thoughts in picture form. For example, you are thinking of buying a new couch and imagine in your mind what it will look like. Maybe you are daydreaming about getting away for a weekend fishing trip. We are creating in our mind all the time!

Some of these Pictures Come from Helpful Spirits

Spirits reside in a dimension called the Astral Plane—or as some call it, the Spirit Plane. Many of our intuitive thoughts and pictures come to us directly from this plane. Although there are many levels in this plane, helpful spirit guides reside in its mid to higher frequencies. Angels, Ascended Masters, and Avatars are ensconced in even higher frequency bands. These realms do exist and can provide us with guidance and answers to what we would like to know. Moreover, higher beings communicate to us through our psychic faculty called, Clairvoyance.

Clairvoyance happens in our mind’s eye which some call the Third Eye. Furthermore, our natural faculty of Clairvoyance is where relevant images come to us from the spirit world. Through this imaging faculty, we can begin to practice asking for and receiving pictorial answers.

So, how can we tell the difference between our wishful thinking to spirit messages actually coming from the spirit realm? Admittedly, it takes some practice.

Try a Fun Exercise Right Now

The following technique is helpful in increasing the power and clarity of clairvoyance.

  1. Envision a river. See its waters moving rapidly.
  2. Notice the details of the river. Imagine the color of the water, any boulders poking up, or small whirlpools.
  3. Now. imagine little side pools filled with fish serenely swimming.
  4. In addition to this, imagine the landscape on either side of the river.
  5. Finally, see the river flowing towards an infinite distance.
  6. Now, let this imagery fade away. Practice doing this a couple of times. You’ll discover that it’s an excellent technique for starting the flow of Clairvoyance and strengthening the Third Eye.
  7. Furthermore, it will help in discerning true from false spirit messages.

A More Advanced Technique: Here’s Where the Real Fun Begins

Ask the spirit world, “Show me something randomly.” This takes patience but just wait until an image pops into your mind without thinking about it first. If you haven’t previously thought about the image, you can count on it as being something from the spirit world. Got it?  Now let the image fade away and completely clear your mind.


Next, ask the spirit world, “Show me something that has significant meaning for me.” Wait. Don’t force it! Soon, an image will pop into your mind. Whether it makes sense to you or not, you’ll realize it’s a picture you would have never previously thought of.

The more you practice, in time, the more precise the images will become.

Thinking of Someone Close to You Gets Results

Now think of any person that is close to you. Mentally ask the spirit world, “Show me something regarding this person.” You may be surprised at the results. The spirit world will send a kind of message that relates to them. For example, you may see a car that is broken down with the hood up. In your next conversation, you can ask them, “Have you recently had a problem with your car?” They will most likely say, “Yes. My car battery failed last week, and I had to have it replaced. How did you know?”

Excellent for Beginner Mediumship Development

This exercise is superb for people who are mediums or are beginning Mediumship development. Practice this exercise often. Clear images of places, objects, people or even pets, will start coming to you. Perhaps, even names, dates, and relevant information about a particular situation will come to you as well. Remember everything you’ve perceived during practice. This information should include all unrelated tidbits of information.

Keep track of your result in a particular journal. Or, place text in a confidential computer document. Always include the date. This method is excellent for looking back at what you’ve received over time. Some pieces of information will make sense later.

I can’t guarantee that all the messages will make sense to you at first. However, anything you perceive will have importance. In fact, you could be greatly surprised later on as to the relevance of even the smallest piece of psychic information.

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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

Hi! I’m Carol Nicholson and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m dedicated to providing helpful, valuable, and fascinating blogs on a wide range of spiritual and psychic arts topics. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out on my most recent posts and announcements of new courses!





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