THE VOICE OF AN AWAKENING WORLD
thought, let them drop that in, and when you feel that
energy along with that thought, you’ll know the thought is
from them. You begin to have these incredible insights.
But you have to be willing to put aside the time to listen
carefully to the quiet because this communication is
extremely subtle. People expect a hammer over the head.
It’s nothing like that. It’s whispers.
One more piece of advice: Have no expectations. People
tend to have expectations of what they want to hear, but
instead, just be open to whatever happens. It takes practice,
and it requires patience.
When we connect with our spirit guides or a loved one
on the other side, they have to lower their energy—
and we have to raise ours. They’re in a higher
dimension; their frequency is outside the human
spectrum. The analogy I use is a ceiling fan:
When it’s turned off, you can see the
individual blades. But if you speed it
up, you can’t see them. In the spirit
dimension, their vibration is
very fast and you can’t really
see them. They have to
slow themselves down and
get closer to the human
dimension, and a medium
then must raise their vibration
through meditation to meet them.
That’s how guides or loved ones are
able to communicate with us. It’s like
meeting on a bridge between the spirit
world and the human world.
Raising your vibration is about feeling the love
within yourself that is God, this spark of the Divine.
That includes self-love, so find aspects of yourself that
you love, write them down, and put them up on the
bathroom mirror so you remember them every day.
(What other people think of you, by the way, is none
of your business.) Getting to the power means getting
into your self-love.
The more people open up to this part of themselves and
accept it, the more it multiplies. I often remind people
that herbal tea used to be considered a very strange
thing, as was yoga. Now look—both are everywhere. In
the same way, more people are now becoming able to
speak about their experiences with spirit communication
because those experiences are actually very natural.
That’s a good thing because so many people live in fear.
A lot of them are living a life that’s not theirs—it’s someone
else’s life. It was imposed upon them as children that they
have to behave a certain way in order to be loved or be
accepted. People love that sense of freedom when they
realize, Wow, I can be myself, and I can have my own belief
systems, and I don’t have to fall into these traps or believe the
illusions that other people are forcing on me. Part of my
work is bringing people back to their true selves, their
true essence—not who they think they are, but who
they truly are.
Too often, we jump into judgment, and judgment is fear-
based—it’s a knee-jerk reaction. We judge others because
we want to feel in control of the situation. I often tell people
to use what I call the pause button. If someone else has said
something nasty to them, I say, “Pause, take a few deep
breaths, and begin to see that person for who they
are. Realize that what they’re projecting is their
own stuff. They’re going through some things,
and you’re just in their way. Look and see
what’s going on with them.”
If we could see everyone who
comes into our life each day
as a teacher or a student,
we can ask: What are they
teaching me now? Patience,
or What am I going to teach
them? Healthy boundaries,
respect, responsibility? It’s back
and forth. Use the golden rule,
treating others as you want to be treated,
and don’t take things personally because
everyone has issues.
Remember that the No. 1 unifying force is love,
which is our natural vibration. The more we can
use that, the closer we are to our true self. The first step
to unconditional love is forgiveness. If you can forgive
another, then that space is opened up for energy to come
in and move in other areas of your life. If you’re holding on
very tightly and you’re not able to forgive, you’re blocking
positive things that might happen for you. You must
forgive in order to grow.
This article was adapted from
an October 2017 interview
James Van Praagh gave to
Debra Moffitt on her Unity
Online Radio show, Divinely
Inspired Living, airing
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. (CT) on