The Different Expressions of Spirit
There are many gifts attributed to spirit. The following
is just a list of some of the abilities and tools that
spirit may give to each individual as we journey our
writing: Attuning to spirit through the use of pen and
paper. In automatic writing the hand is totally controlled
by the spirits who are giving the message, and may even
resemble that spirit's handwriting.
Cards when used properly can give insight to many things
that may come in
the questioner’s life. From a regular
deck of cards to the tarot, there is a wide
variety in which help us take an inner journey of where we
The ability to hear spirit.
The ability to sense or feel spirits presence or
The ability to receive messages and to communicate with
spirit through visualization.
The gift of seeing spiritual influence through objects
such as crystals, crystal balls, flames, bowls of water,
rivers, mirrors and other natural objects.
Two rods when used properly can sense energy fields of
spirit, natural sources such as water, or can be used to
find missing items.
There are many arts of healing out there to explore, use
your own spiritual guidance to tell which ones are right
for your advancements. Magnetic healing is one that is
performed in most spiritualist churches. In this art the
healer attunes to the divine healing source through prayer
and meditation, eventually sending that energy into the
aura of the person needing healing. Healing may be instant
or take time, and the strength of the healing depends on
both the healer and the inflicted being open to the
channel of the energy.
speaking: The ability to give a sermon of
inspiration from spirit without the use of notes, but
through listening to guides and attuning to information
which the congregation may need to energize the movement
of spirit in their lives.
Omens and signs:
Spirit may communicate with us through different signs or
symbols that has significant meanings to us. Sometimes
they work through our sensory organs to get our
attentions, this is where the thought of omens come from:
“itchy hands as signs of money”, “Hair standing up on arms
and back of neck”. All signs that if you listen to and
connect with spirit, you may get warnings or information
from spirit to better help you on your journey.
Also known as spirit boards, they are used to communicate
with spirit through the use of letters and number and a
pointer known as the oracle. The use of these items should
be used in a properly protected environment, and only by
those who are adept in the awareness of what spirit is.
Much like the dowsing rods, used to find natural
recourses, lost items and energy points; a pendulum can be
made of anything with a string and an object like a ring.
Stone or anything on the end that has enough weight to
make it swing into motion.
Through the years, many people acquired gifts of dreams of
the future. This is a natural occurrence in dream state
being that the dream world and spirit world are connected
in the same state of our minds as one place. Prophetic
dreams are a gift that you need to take much care and
consideration with before sharing them with others.
The art of people coming together and opening up to being
channels for spirit communication. In earlier age sittings
there are mediums, and there are sitters who charge the
mediums. Today, we are more open to the idea of anyone
opening up to being a channel to spirit, therefore all
sitters may get involved if they attune to a higher spirit
Spirit art can be done many ways. In the past, spirit has
been known to make art without the movement of brush or
art utensils; Chesterfield Spiritualist Camp in
Chesterfield, Indiana has some of this art in their
museum. Another form of spirit art is done through a
person who receives impressions from spirit and draws what
they see on paper or paints it on canvass.
The art of talking to spirit through the spiritual
movement of a table set in front of sitters in a sťance
circle. They answer questions by the movement of the table
due to a set of directions given by the sitters.
an art of divination that the reader uses a cup of tea
that the questioner drinks including leaves in bottom of
cup. The reader sees images in cup and uses those images
to help people for the next coming year see what is on
In trance, a spirit takes over the medium's organs to
communicate to the congregation/sitters. Partial trance
is where the medium shares the physical body with the
spirit, and full trance is where the medium may take a journey out
of body and will not remember what has taken place.
The spiritual gifts only go as far as we are willing to
take them. There may be many other gifts and tools out
there we can use, but we have to explore the abilities of
our imaginations to bring these talents to acknowledgment.