I was recently asked this question by a good friend who is reading my book. Let’s start with the first one, “What happens to my abilities before and after class?” I am going to break it into two parts. The first is regarding classes that require travel, the second is for the classes close by.
Before I attend a class that requires travel, I have noticed that even though I am excited and ready to go, I can feel sluggish and sometimes have flu type symptoms. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe it is the internal conflict of wanting to practice and learn new things vs. working with strong personalities, staying in a random hotel, wondering if I can find Diet Coke for breakfast, and dealing with my own self-esteem issues. So my body gives me an out so to speak.
Metaphysically, I will become more tuned in. I will notice faces in abstract things like a marble countertop. I will hear guidance more easily and pick up information from those around me without trying. I think this is the natural shift of my higher-self getting ready to put in some work. Since it is an energetic drain, I’m sure this adds to the sluggish feeling I have before I leave as well.
Before I attend a class that does not require travel, it is a bit different. Generally speaking I feel great. The hardest thing is getting ready and out of the house on time. Yes, it’s a girl thing. I honestly don’t know what my problem is, my closet is not that complicated; jeans, t-shirts, yoga pants, vans, converse, running shoes, flip-flops.
Metaphysically, I don’t feel any more or less tuned in until right before I get to class. Most of the time I am having some sort of conversation with the divine and my guides on the drive over, so I feel more tuned in when I arrive – ready to have some fun!
My abilities don’t turn on and off, but with years of practice I am now able to control how tuned in I am at any given time. When I am at the grocery store; not tuned in. When I am in class; tuned in. However, this isn’t a complete block. Sometimes the information, vibration, energy, etc., is stronger than I am, and will find a way to infiltrate my barrier. When that happens and it is unwanted, I have to find a way to work with it, keep myself separate from it, and move it along. It is all by trial and error. Our individual talents and abilities will continue to change, so we have to keep learning and adapting.
The only change that I see in myself after class is the afterglow of working with spirit. It is that feeling of knowing that we are not alone, that the veil is very thin between those of us on earth and those in spirit. It is a vibrational high that is so powerful that I swear I am going to levitate or dissolve into thousands of tiny particles and re-appear somewhere else. Sometimes, it will last for weeks, like it did when I took the Trance Mediumship class in England. Sometimes it will last for a few hours. It is definitely a high, a really good one that I like being addicted to.