LIFE AS A GHOST – Bruce Darwill

I wanted to share this just as a gentle reminder that we may at times overlook feelings of those in spirit that may be subjected to our intrusions even if they are instigated with the highest intent. They are no different than us in many ways and we therefore must always remember to explain our purpose, our reasons, and especially our gratitude.

Life as a ghost

How could you possibly imagine what life would be like as an earth bound ghost or a lost soul? If you have had a near death experience or a prolonged out of body experience you may get an idea of what it is like to suddenly enter a world where you are alone and whilst you can see people around you there is no way to communicate.

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In this state you may not realize that you are actually dead and carry on as before. If you were an elderly person living alone then life may be pretty much the same before you died. Things may change every now and then and you may wonder where these new people came from who are also living in the same house as you. You may resent their presence and try to persuade them to leave. Nobody can see or hear you. But wait, one of the members of the family can sense you. They can sense your frustration, shock and misery. You never did all the things you wanted to do and now you are stuck alone in this strange place that seems like a never ending dream.

Maybe you died suddenly or were a victim of a horrible crime. You may want to stay to see justice done. So you find the person or people who wronged you. Perhaps you do realize what has happened and are shocked. This isn’t what they told you would happen? 

Perhaps you died and have taken up residence in someone else’s body and consciousness. You’d be surprised how many exorcisms (or correctly spirit releases) are from dead people rather than the demonic or other entities. 

One day a group of strangers enter the house. They carry strange equipment and sensors which they place around the house and in your favourite rooms where you spend most of your time. They stay there all night looking at their monitors hoping to see something interesting. A couple of days later they leave and you are somewhat agitated by their presence. Your feelings towards the family in the house become negative.

Months later you notice somebody else talking. They are talking to you. How can this be? Are they also dead? Maybe they can help you or maybe they want something from you. They identify themselves as a priest and are threatening you with words of redemption and casting out devils. After they have finished you become very annoyed with the family who live in your house. Your anger is felt everywhere and you take it out on the most sensitive members of the family.

When you have just given up hope a voice speaks softly to you. This time it feels different. This person is offering to help you. They feel genuine and loving. Something you haven’t experienced in a long time. Soon they bring people who you know or angels to take you to a better life. Thank you. Thank goodness there is kindness still left in the world.

Defining the CLAIR senses

CLAIR is the French word for CLEAR and is a collective phrase that groups together sensitivities that relate to our own 5 senses.

OBJECTIVE occurrences are witnessed by all present. They are witnessed using our physical senses. They may fall within the category of Physical mediumship (anything happening of a physical nature that can be perceived by the medium and others present).

SUBJECTIVE occurrences are only witnessed by the medium using the Clair senses.

ClairALIENCE (Clear Smelling)

To smell a fragrance that is NOT in one’s physical environment and has no physical source. During sittings I may smell a cigarette or a favourite perfume which provide evidence about the person visiting from the Spirit World. This mostly occurs SUBJECTIVELY (noticed only by myself). There have been times when our development group all smell the same thing and this would be an OBJECTIVE occurrence.

ClairAUDIENCE (Clear Audio)

Hearing that which is inaudible. The perception of sounds or words heard without using one’s physical ears. May sound like one’s own thoughts. During the times that I am aware of a persons name it is received this way. I have created a video that goes into greater details about my own experiences:

Clairaudience – aspects of sound

ClairCOGNIZANCE (Clear knowing)

When we just know something but may not know how. Mediums can be influenced by the spirit world with thoughts and knowledge that just pop into our thoughts and we just know they are correct. A skill those that are intuitive possess. I have found my Clairsentience seems to have developed more into Claircognizance over the years. Now I often just know things yet often have no idea how that information has arrived and it tends to be very accurate.

ClairGUSTANCE (Clear Tasting)

An awareness of a taste that doesn’t exist in the physical world. This may be the taste of a favourite recipe or food. At times I’ve been able to tell medical conditions from tastes. An example would be a metallic taste indicating an imbalance in the blood. A quick icky fact – Doctors used to taste a patients urine to diagnose certain diseases and illnesses. Thankfully times have changed but it does show that there is a place for Clairgustance in a sitting if you learn to associate certain tastes with their causes. My favourite times are when someone in spirit brings forwards a taste of their favourite sweet or drink.

ClairSENTIENCE (Clear Sensing)

I believe this is the main faculty of the majority of mediums. To receive information by FEELING and SENSING. When a loved one or friend draws close from the Spirit World I would generally initially sense them. I may sense they are larger or smaller than myself. I may sense their physical ailments while they were this side of life or their gender. Clairsentients may sense peoples moods or the energy in a room and may soak up feelings that are not their own. This can be a faulty that can overload a medium if self care isn’t taken and regular energy clearing doesn’t take place.

ClairVOYANCE (Clear Seeing)

Obtaining VISUAL information from a variety of origins, omitting ones own eyes. This may be a flash of information received via our 3rd eye also known as the mind’s eye or inner eye. Genuine mediums working responsibly won’t predict the future however they may at times get views of things that are coming up. All can change of course based on the sitters current actions.

Mystical Shaman Oracle – The Curse

A new day with some new friends

How pleased I am today to receive a couple of new sets of Oracle cards. These were purchased from Hay House who were having a sale on their oracle cards recently.

An ominous start

I always bless and set my intention with every new set of cards I work with. There did however seem to be a bit of an ominous introduction to the Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards. I pulled out a card for the day and chose, “THE CURSE”. Now that sounds a right good start (not)!

What doe’s it mean?

Mystical Shaman Oracle Deck 14 The Curse

The Curse can indicate a blockage in our creative energy! Well that’s certainly the case, I’ve proper shut down again from all things weird. A couple of weeks away from sittings turned into the best part of 2 years. My Christmas break from the charity animations turned into 6 months. I started to feel that I was creating animations that seemed very similar and that was never the point.

The Curse indicates a destructive force. That will surely be me then as I’ve always chucked in anything I’m not 100% happy with. For a long while I haven’t been able to be bothered to do anything or go anywhere. Work takes up so much time and small shifts in thinking haven’t been strong enough to change it quite yet.

This card invites to “Forgive Everyone and Everything”. I think that’s pretty much covered these days. There is 1 thing that I can’t see changing until I’m rattling chains around their beds. It also advises it’s time to craft a new life course! That would be simpler if I just knew what to concentrate my scatty mind on).

The medicine of the card

“Act with impeccable intention so as not to create a debt or karma that sooner or later someone has to pay”. “An opportunity to clean up your actions”. Now these parts I do get. I always try to do that even though like most people I fall off the wagon on a regular basis.

What now?

So a big practice what you preach time I guess. I’ve done so many tarot readings for others over the years and do always trust the guidance of the cards. Around 20 years ago I turned over 3 cards seeking guidance about a huge work opportunity. I looked at them then immediately turned the job down. No need to refer to any books or interpretations. This was an immediate uh oh that’s not going to happen then! A few months later the cards proved to be right so I guess with this one I better listen and try to get on board again. Wouldn’t want a repeat of the frog again!

So today I will go for a walk (it burns my fingers even typing it as it’s OUTSIDE), I’ll try not to eat as much junk (note “as much”) as a total abstaining wouldn’t happen at present so little by little!


The Frog! OK I’m getting it (finally)

How many more times?

Seems I’m being told something again by the grown ups that help from the hidden world and I guess it’s true that this dense old brick of a receptor has to have a few kicks before they get fully noticed!

Strike 1

At the Arthur Findlay College a few years ago my power animal chosen at random (or was it) was the Frog. A few weeks ago, what turns up in my room? Chuffing great FROG (glad Tracey has previous life witchy experience as she knew how to hoof it out gently as it managed to get between me and the door and I was TRAPPED at it’s mercy)!

Strike 2

The Shamanic workshop at the beginning of the month again! shutting eyes and getting a number at what I thought was random? FROG frog Frog frog FROG!

A Full House!

So this morning tidying up the room shuffled up the secret language of animals oracle cards by Chip Richards and none of you will need to be psychic to guess what hoppy little long tongued fly muncher I got so I guess it’s time to see what it means! (number 41 for you analytical types with a slight spin this time being a TREE FROG) – it’s still a frog right? and there’s not a traditional frog in the set or I bet that would have been stuck to the lid with the way things have been happening around here!

The summary on the card is Soul song, Meditation, Creation, rebirth.

All those things listed on the card I do struggle with but I do know have value.

Meditation? Seems SO boring on your own so I really don’t do it. Guided meditation on a recording? very rare I hear more than a few words then off away with the fairies and my consciousness drops like a brick.

Breathing deeply? I have Asthma so that’s never going to be likely to happen.

Creation? not sure about that one, would love to be gifted in that way but other than one decent painting in 52 years nothing to write home about.

Rebirth? I do hope not. One does SO hope this is the last stint down here among the muggles but I do wonder if that’s a spiritual rebirth as my long self imposed crawl under the rock and hide phase does seem to be lifting. It must I guess if I’m looking at cards again and signing up for workshops even if I get served up with the frog when I wanted the Eagle or the Bear or the Wolf!

Any way this little bogey coloured wet sticky mate that seems intent on getting my attention indicates the gift of deep resonance and returning to the song of your soul. “Time to awaken the sacred rhythm that calls your visions into being”.

“Time for great inspired actions and that may come VERY soon”. At the moment though hush your noisy mind and travel to your centre ready for when your actions arise naturally.

Guess it’s watch this space then, with lockdown lifting and absolutely no urge to go out and do much I’ll be surprised what those inspired actions may be but it certainly feels like the time of darkness is shifting so who knows what’s just around the corner…….

Shane seeking frog

So here’s the picture of my Shane seeking frog. It’s on my doorstep waiting to come in like something out of a stalker movie. It’s not the usual fluffy cuddle seeker I’d normally associate myself with but I guess if I don’t listen it could be countered with one of those plague of frogs things so off to at least have a try!

Please feel free to add a comment and let me know if you keep getting the same power animal time and time again. What was it? was it relevant? and once you followed the advice did it change?

And how would one upgrade a frog to an eagle? Although to be honest now the one on my doorsteps started hanging around a bit more I am getting quite fond of it.


The importance of knowing your own energy

I’m sure that those that have attended my home circles will confirm that I’m forever going on about the importance of knowing how our OWN energy feels before we start connecting with our friends in the Spirit World and to me, there’s a number of reasons why this is so important.

Questions to consider

How can we notice very subtle changes within our awareness if we don’t have an in-depth knowledge of the feeling of the energy that is our own to start with?

How can we notice the very subtle changes our Spirit friends attempt to impress on us if we don’t know what is the essence of ourselves and what is being influenced by an external party?

How can we tell something relates to a visiting loved one if we can’t tell whether that feeling is our own?


A large percentage of the information received in our Mediumship is received with our CLEAR SENSING or “Clairsentience”.

The more familiar therefore we become with our own energy and the way that WE feel the easier it becomes to notice any changes around us initiated by others.

Some of the most important information our Spirit friends attempt to impress on us can be the most subtle and hardest to spot. Some of the tiniest of details can be the ones that really prove beyond doubt that we genuinely have communication and connection with a loved one or friend in place.

Having a very good knowledge of how the energy around us feels PRIOR to connecting with an external influence enables us over time to notice any variance with increasing ease but don’t expect this to come overnight! Like anything we do, the more we practice the more accomplished we become.

A simple approach

One of the simplest ways to consider this is to approach it in the same way we approached those spot the difference puzzles many of us did when we were children. You know the ones, two pictures printed next to each other with a number of changes we have to notice like the one shown below:

Firstly let us consider that the character portrayed on the left of the image is us.

At first glance, we form a quick impression and can easily describe this to another. The longer of course that we spend getting to know that image the more clearly we are to easily recall and describe it to others. The more and more that we study the more familiar it becomes and more detail can be remembered. The longer we sit and grow to recognise the image and the more attention we devote to all the details the easier it then becomes to recognise if any of the details change.

The image on the right represents the information being received while a spirit visitor or a loved one draws closer. The core elements are very similar to our own and the Spirit World works by drawing close to our energy and attempts to impress information around us that we can notice.

Sensing is like seeing (but without your eyes)

It’s much easier, of course, to work with the images shown above as we are using our physical sense of sight but it really isn’t that much different when we move into working with our sensing. As we learn more and more about ourselves and the way we feel the easier it becomes to notice areas that are changing. Once we are aware of a feeling or area that draws our attention the opportunities arise to then start moving into the information that change carries in order to provide FACTS about the person connecting from the Spirit World. We can then find out why that area feels different and relay this to the sitter.

As children, we started with a simple spot the difference puzzle with large easy to notice differences and gradually worked up to more challenging ones where the differences were harder to notice and I think this again is a good analogy of how our clairsentience unfolds. That early BIG information being for example GENDER moving over time towards aspects of ailments, build, features, jewellery, hairstyles, gait, the list really is endless.

A wealth of SPECIFIC information can be provided once our attention is drawn to anything we notice being attempted around us including but not limited to:

  • Physical ailments – aches and pains, becoming drawn to a specific area, changes noticed in our breathing
  • Physical build – feeling bigger, smaller, slimmer, fatter, age changes
  • Skin details – Tattoos, scars, burns, numbness, missing parts, piercings
  • Items being worn – Rings, dangling earrings, hats
  • Passing conditions – Pains, sudden, slowly, dizziness, falls, impacts
  • Hair – Style, length, thickness
  • Mannerisms – movements, patterns, gait
  • Hands – skin creams, rings, damage, age, joints, movements
  • The Mouth – gums, false teeth, missing teeth, whistles when speaking
  • Habits – Smoking gestures, hand movements, finger-clicking
  • The Face – So many details and such a sensitive area

The potential is huge. What can start as a very gentle tingle or thought when given the right attention can build into a wealth of information. A tiny numbing of the tongue can develop into a lisp, a tiny build of energy in the front of the teeth can develop into a whistle, and attention drawn to any area will have a purpose.

If we provide ourselves with a solid starting point by becoming familiar with our own energy those subtle differences become more noticeable and the quality of our Mediumship improves.

I know at times I miss information the Spirit World brings to me but have found that the more I learn about me the less that happens and the chances of something important slipping past reduces.

The preparation one can make simply by sitting in in their own energy regularly will be of great benefit. As the quality of your mediumship improves the quality of the information and evidence relaid to a sitter may just move their perception from one of “I think my loved one was present” to “I KNOW my loved one was present” and that is really what it’s all about!

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Dealing with the NO word

As serving mediums, we can’t ask the ground to open up and swallow us if we get a string of no responses while working. I’ve not heard of any recent great escapes taking place while banging one’s heels together shouting “there’s no place like home”! What then are some of the options when faced with the dreaded NO word?

It happens to us all

We all get times when we seem to receive an endless list of confidence destroying “no no no no NOs”! but does it really have to be an ouch ouch ouch ouch OUCH experience? I think not. Does it define our mediumship as a whole? of course not!

I’m sure that all mediums, whether experienced or just starting out will at times be on the receiving end of the dreaded no word but it doesn’t have to be a career-ending experience. Should we really dread something which may provide an opportunity to improve our mediumship if we work through it?

When it FEELS like we are RIGHT?

Sometimes while we are passing on messages we are met with a NO response yet we may really feel that what we received was definitely from the spirit world and that we are right.

Our first reaction may be “I can’t do this” or “I’m not good enough” (often on my part escalated to my handing my notice into the Spirit World if it doesn’t improve)! Goodness knows how many times my guides and helpers have started preparing themselves to receive my resignation however, fortunately, like many things in life I’ve never got around to completing the paperwork!

So we (not the spirit world) decide we are rubbish! We are rubbish, we can’t do this, we don’t know why we bother, we’re disillusioned or we simply decide that our imagination is at work again and that we are making it up. Some of us may decide the sitter doesn’t like us or (like sometimes happens) they have just come to tear our work apart or challenge us as their own beliefs make it hard for them to accommodate what we do.

Only a moment ago we were so sure we’d got something right, plucked up the courage to share more information and no no no NO, ouch ouch ouch ouch OUCH!  But secretly inside we KNOW we are right don’t we? we can just FEEL it!

The sitter is unlikely to intentionally be obstructive

It does happen from time to time and I’ve certainly experienced it, however, the vast majority of sitters request the services of a medium as they would genuinely like a communication from a loved one and a chance to receive a message that proves their loved one has arrived safely in the spirit world. They can however at times struggle to place accurate information through no fault of their own and this happened to me a few years ago sitting the other side of the microphone.

Sitters unintentional mental blocks

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An example of my own rather embarrassing mental block occurred a few years ago when Tony Stockwell hosted an evening at the Norwich Puppet Theatre. In front of nearly 300 other people Tony gave me a very specific message from a friend that he proved beyond any doubt was communicating with him. He then went on to inform me that he was aware of me working in a garage and I replied no, very unlikely that would ever be the case.

Tony ==> “OK will you understand then I see you spending a lot of time in a garage”?

The muppet that is me at times responds with a nice clear “No”…..

Tony ==> “I don’t want to tell everyone your business but why wouldn’t you understand you’re working in a garage”?

Engaging ones enhanced dumb mode that’s so embedded in me at times I responded with “Because I don’t know much about cars”. GENUINELY having forgotten that my garage at home had just been converted into a beautiful mediumship room which I’m in now as I type this document.

Tony represented the information in a number of ways never moving away from the truth behind the statement and I fortunately then had a sudden moment of realisation during the demonstration which enabled me to accept the information as I then knew what was being discussed. A prime example of a top quality medium with the correct information being right, yet still being faced with a negative response through no malice or hidden agenda on the sitters part.

Fortunately, when faced with a no response a very high level experienced medium demonstrated the correct way to proceed ensuring the integrity of the information was maintained and not lost.  Now, what would have happened if Tony had not persevered, not gone back to the spirit world and clarified the information? I learned much that evening about the perspective of the sitter and the unintentional mental blocks on the part of the sitter that at times we really can’t prevent.

Destroying the sitting ourselves

It happens, and I see this time and time again. A medium often with much potential lets go of information and gives up and decides to move on and gets nothing simply because they’ve let their mind move away from the job in hand. They have slipped out of that power they work within and lost their focus. If they do recover and get back into the power they may again pick up the same information they received previously which they’ve already written off so again they give up, drop out of that power and decide to given themselves a spiritual bashing (all of which emanates from this side of life)! The medium effectively destroys the sitting and for a short while their confidence and self-belief.

Translation problems

It could simply be that the information being received is correct but then it’s been translated or described incorrectly by the medium. The information hasn’t been fully investigated or explored and instead has been discarded too early. The Spirit World still want the information delivered so we see the same thing that we’ve just been given a NO to and we can’t move on as Spirit will not pass us different information until we’ve successfully delivered that which they are communicating to us. We become stuck and at this point, the success or failure of the sitting is very much in the hands of the medium and how they proceed. We can ask the spirit world to help us present the information in a way it can be understood and it may be a point when we also find that the information is incorrect and we can move on.

Is the sitter just being kind?

If after a number of no response we then find when we start getting “yes” responses it’s natural if we aren’t confident enough in our abilities to enter into the “are they just saying yes to be nice to us” phase. Those times when you want to ask the sitter “really, is that really right”? We then cast doubt on the very foundation of our work and that’s not acceptable for are we not then also casting doubt on those special communicators and bringing the spirit world into question. With experience, we can, of course, feel when the sitter is being truthful or not and do they really think we don’t know?

The intelligence of the Spirit World

We must remember we are dealing with an intelligence that is sending us that information and we can interrogate the source of that information, ask for additional supporting information, ask for assistance, send up a “come on guys I feel I’m on the right track help me out here” and investigate what we are receiving to determine what the meaning behind the information really is.

An example from a group night

We’ve shared many wonderful training nights at mine and most nights everyone does really well. I would, however, like to share one example that occurred that I hope helps others reading this post.

A very capable lady in a group of mine is working with an item in a psychometry evening and issues the following statements to another friend:

  • I believe you have just had a very busy day – NO
  • I believe you have a dog – NO
  • something about water – err, NO! (see how that floppy statement indicates doubt creeping in)?

Three strikes and out?

Tempting for the lady trying to provide the information certainly. But what if that information is of value, has an importance, is, in fact, being received from the Spirit World? We have to determine firstly if we are wrong i.e. it feels wrong because we can be and have to recognise that happens. No one is 100% right with every statement ALL of the time (except of course my lovely wife Tracey), Hmm moving on….

If we FEEL that information is still right we need to go back into that information to find out what it means and with a little help that night we did that and were presented with the following statement:

“I believe that you know a person in the Spirit World who was always very very busy, had a dog and lived near the sea” – the response changed to a Yes Yes Yes…….

The very same information, therefore, is presented with a little more understanding and that information is then understood. Proof that the practising medium is RIGHT, and having delivered information built around the first 3 simple images provides someone in spirit an opportunity to communicate with someone they know.

FANTASTIC and exactly what the Spirit World and the medium are trying to achieve. This very nearly becoming one of those turn our back and run experiences! With a little more effort and openness they turned that “No I can’t do this” into “actually, I am getting the information but I haven’t had the confidence or tried to interrogate and ask why I’m getting that information”.

We then have to build more on that information as they are quite open statements, however, having set that foundation in place for the communication to take place puts us in a much better place than we were a few minutes previously.

Picking up the power again

If you getting lots of “No” responses with your mediumship have a think about whether you may be letting go of the information and are moving on too quickly? I urge you to take a moment to accept you have that “no” and go back into that power, and ask what is behind it. We now that while that power can be held and that connection with the Spirit World is maintained that there’s always the opportunity to obtain more relevant and accurate information.

Question the Spirit World

Investigate WHY that information has been received. The Spirit World will not waste time sending you information that is wrong but we must learn to ask for additional information if we can’t deliver it correctly. Our spirit friends will try as much as they can to lead you to the correct statements and we mustn’t forget that those helpers, inspirers, guides and relatives in the Spirit World have to learn how we work and they’ll adapt and find a way to work with us just like we have to do to learn how they work from their side of life.

One’s mediumship gently unfolds over a lifetime yet the wrong reaction to the NO word has the potential to destroy a very capable medium if an investigation into those no responses doesn’t take place. Sadly this may also remove an opportunity for a loved one to connect back to our world and it may be a very long time until they get that opportunity again!

Thanks for reading, I hope this has been helpful. If you have any relevant comments to add to this post please do so below. All comments will be checked by me prior to sharing with other readers and I always appreciate readers valuable input.


Aura colours – Rose Powell

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Colours contain a wealth of invaluable information, this, a document shared with the permission of Rose contains her interpretation of colour having read the energy/aura of many different people over many years.

There is a huge amount of colour interpretation information available on the internet. Having met Rose a number of times and having deep respect and trust for her work this is the one I use for reference with students and I am confident that sharing this on my site will help many others trying to grasp a small part of what can be a huge and very interesting subject of discovery.

We shouldn’t approach the colours within the aura as merely hard bands of colour stepping out one from another as often shown in images we see on the internet as the Auric field is very much alive and changes constantly. This is influenced by our physical health, our emotional states, our spiritual place at any time and our mental state. These four states, of course, having much influence on each other and mood swings also having a major effect not only in the colouring but in the expansion and withdrawal of the Auric Field. We can of course quite simply use visualisation to over-ride the current state.

If we decide to undertake serious research and learning about the Aura we again start on a massive journey with so many interpretations by a wealth of publishers and again I would urge that you don’t just follow any text-book meanings as a given. Experiment, experience, ask that your Spiritual Helpers bring forth information and if you attempt to interpret colours in an Aura TRUST the information even though at times variations from the text-book lessons occur.

Build a catalogue of the colours in the way that you understand and can remember. If you associate healing as GREEN and I associate it as BLUE and we link into a HEALER we will receive the colour that we associate as correct. Some of us SEE the auric colours, many of us KNOW the auric colours, the majority initially in my opinion SENSE the auric colours.

Don’t be despondent if you don’t see colours in the auric field. I’d given up on it ever happening and then around 5 years after I first attempted this I saw beautiful colouring above the head of a very spiritual friend and I was absolutely stunned. It hasn’t happened again since in the same way but it happened once and that proves to me that these colours do exist and that they are living elements not just blocks of hard lines with one colour ceasing as another begins.

We must always remember is to use our intuition, it’s there for a reason and we may find that we work in different ways to each other. Find out what works for you and in time you will easily be able to call on colours as a great tool to support your mediumship.

Placement of colours in the Aura

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Left Side (future) – The colour on the left side is normally the vibration coming into your being. The closer it is to you, the sooner it will be felt. This could be a few moments, hours, or as long as a few months.
Centre (experience) – The colour seen over your head is what you experience for your self now. It is the colour that would best describe you. If the colour is high, it could mean aspirations, or what you wish to be.
Right Side (expression) – The colour on the right side is traditionally the energy being expressed. This is the vibration frequency most likely seen or felt by others around you. Many times, your friends will think this the energy that you are made of. However, it is what you are putting out to the world.

The Aura colours and their meanings

Aquamarine: Compassion together with a peaceful nature and you are a natural energy worker, teacher, counsellor, parent, and encourage those around you. A good listener, people tend to confide in you. You can accomplish goals when focused. This can be a period of transition and change at the present.

Blue: You are experiencing a restful phase and easily access Spiritual levels of consciousness. This includes extra-sensory and spiritual awareness, nurturing, inner peace, commitment, wisdom, sensitivity, depth of feeling, trust, loyalty, intuitive receptive, non-competitive, desires unity, peace, love and affection.  Relates to the throat, thyroid, blue is cool, calm and collected, caring, loving and love to help others.

Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive 

Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming.

Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth.

Light Blue: Transformation period, a clear conduit for spiritual energy for you and those around you. Restful phase. Means you are focused toward the healing arts and/or nurturing those around you. Your highest goal at the present time is to achieve absolute inner serenity with developing a relationship with your Maker.

Gold: You feel rich and luck is yours. You lift the spirits of all you encounter, which brings you great love, acceptance and abundance. You have unlimited potential. This is also focused on happiness, transformation, Higher Spiritual Energy, Higher Awakening, and being inspired.

Golden Orange: Your life brings you great joy both in friendship and working. To you, life is a canvas and your experiences are your own creation. You have a good sense of humour and laughter comes easily.

The colour of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, the spiritual mind and intuitive thinker.

Green: Growth and healing are your main qualities as well as an intelligent mind. You love change, nature, devotion, patience and teaching.  This means you have a high value on work and career, are ambitious, and desire respectability and personal attainment.  You are deeply alert and flexible. This is the colour of balance, earth and money.  Relates to the heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy colour of nature. When and most of all. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social.

Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love centred person.

Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative.

Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism.

Green/Yellow: You enjoy your work and travel this life with compassion and idealism. Serious in accomplishing goals but does not mean you live life serious. You are fun to be with and inspire those around you with your happy and optimistic attitude.

Indigo: Spiritual healing ability, kindness, introversion, seriousness, caution, morality and visional.   Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Is indicative of being intuitive, sensitive, and having deep feeling.

Lavender: Spiritual energy flows through you and you are able to channel pure light and inspire those around you. You are focusing on the spirit rather than the physical.

Magenta: The core of spirituality connects one to endless intelligence, unbiased, curious, and loving.  Imagination, visionary, daydreamer and etheric.

Orange: Creative expression is natural to you. Your heart is that of an artist and your path is not that of most people. You are creative, artistic, actively intelligence, self-confidence, expresses happiness, emotions and warmth.  You show independence, sociability, intuition, and love the challenge and excitement of physical danger. Relates to organs and emotions.

Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail-oriented, perfectionist, scientific.

Orange/Red: Your dynamic creative drive to express your ideas has come to the forefront, and you inspire people with your confidence as you enchant them with your charisma and originality. You have thirst for action, idealism, desire, pride and independence. Can be a businessperson or an artist with unique foresight.

Red: Challenge is facing you and your schedule leaves you barely enough time to breathe. Your dynamic personality is the centre of attention and you may bowl people over with the force of your ambitious energy and your passion.  There is an urge to win, and you are intense, competitive, have physical, courage and an emotional, leader who gets things done. One can also have unresolved issues. Relates to the physical body, heart or circulation. The densest colour, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unable to forgive; anxiety or nervousness.

Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.

Muddied red: Anger (repelling)

Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate.

Pink-bright and light  Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revived romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.

Pink-dark and murky  Immature and/or dishonest nature. In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.

Pink/Fuchsia Pink: Selfless, Softness, Emotionality, Femininity, Sensitivity, Love, things are changing for the better.

Turquoise: A time to relax and regenerate your healing powers. Also, you possess artistic talents, a healer and a therapist.  You are compassionate, sensitive yet of a practical nature. You may need to be alone, and need to rest and recuperate. Turquoise is self-nurturing and essential for those who are constantly giving to others.  This colour is in association with being a natural teacher, counsellor, artist and parent.  Relates to the immune system.

Violet: A colour indicating strong intuitive and mystical abilities. There is an ability to connect with Higher Planes of Consciousness.  Also sensitive, compassionate, non-judgemental, faith, and appreciates kindness and tenderness in others.  This colour shows one has charisma and charm, it is creative with logical thinking skills and has the ability to make dreams come true and/or manifest desires in the physical plane. Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. This is the most sensitive and wisest of colours. This is the intuitive colour in the aura and reveals the psychic power of attunement with self. It also relates to intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic and magical.

Light Violet: Indicating a supernatural or spiritual type of focus or awakening. Others around one may be uplifted to one’s vibration.

White: Ability to be open and receptive to your Creator or Spiritual World. Denotes a higher consciousness, cosmic wisdom and an inner illumination flow through you.  Blissful. “All that Is”, One with your Creator. You are able to channel a Heavenly White Radiance that indicates you are acting as a clear Divine Medium for yourself and others.

Reflects other energy. This is a pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Conveys spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent and higher dimensions. Relates to purity and truth; angelic qualities.:

White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon.

Yellow: This colour denotes happiness and great joy in what you do. It means free-spirited, energetic and fun-loving. You enjoy the mental (very intellectual) stimulation of new warmth and are inspirational to others. Yellow helps you release burdens and ego.  You are usually organized, enthusiastic, cheerful and bright. Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the colour of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going. Yellows are very creative, love to work with their hands and are intuitive through touch. People are attracted to your sunny disposition.

Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.

Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.

Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.

Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analytical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for “lost time” by learning everything all at once.

Silver: This is the colour of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.

Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing.

Dark and muddy Gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if Gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body.

Black: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unable to forgive (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entities within a person’s aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries.

Earth Tones: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colours display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors….construction, farming, etc. These colours are important and are a good sign.

Rainbows: Rainbow-coloured stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a star person (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)

Pastels: A sensitive blend of light and colour, more so than basic colours. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.

Dirty Brown Overlay: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.

Dirty Gray Overlay: Blocking energies. Guardedness.

©Rose Powell – This item is subject to copyright and published with the full consent of Rose Powell. Permission to publish it outside this website isn’t given. Links to this document are welcomed. Rose passed to the Spirit World recently and I know she’ll be pleased that her knowledge is getting shared. If you feel this information has been helpful please share with others but do include her name as the Author as a respect to the work Rose provides.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I do hope it has been of interest to you. Further reading can be found at:

Wikipedia – the Aura

Mediums who blame others – Martin Twycross CSNU

Martin is a Certificate Holder of the SNU and today I’d like to share a video of Martins that I’ve watched this morning. In particular, I like the reference made to the “Tact Filter”. I’m sure amongst my readers there will be a number that have at times watched some mediums work with horror. The blurty insensitive way some information just gets spewed directly and at times brutally. The over embellishment of simplicity for dramatic effect. The plethora of excuses when a medium isn’t prepared to be honest or display the true essence of the working medium which must at all times encompass sensitivity, integrity, honesty and love to their fellow man (and ladies of course)!

As mediums at whatever level we consider ourselves to be, beit starting out or established mediums there are times when we just have to accept that things won’t always go as well as we would like and one thing I’ve learnt is that we should never self-audit or dwell on how we felt we did. We will always be our harshest critic.

We focus on what we consider to be shortfalls. We kick ourselves with feelings we could have done better. Rarely will we ever be happy with what we’ve accomplished and to be honest, it’s not OUR sitting. The priority of the sitting, in my opinion, isn’t even that of the sitter. For me, I work ultimately for those in the spirit world, those in the world unseen that place great trust in me to relay a message of love to their loved ones this side of life. Of course, the sitter is important and plays their part but for me primarily it’s all about that special connection with those that have left the physical world and may not get another chance to communicate for a very long time.

I’m told the shortest sittings I’ve given have been amongst my best yet to me they seemed inferior as they were over in a flash. To my clients, they were perfect for them.

In my opinion, one of my best sittings consisted of only a couple of sentences delivered with honesty, accuracy and sensitivity. To me “is that it”? to the recipient “wow now that really WAS it”.

It’s important not to judge ourselves or our work, we will destroy the very thing we aim to achieve before it gets off the ground.

I’d ask those amongst you that are on the mediumship journey whether you are a working medium?

Are you one of the ones that reply with a no?

Do you do your best day by day to make a difference to those around you? Do you make people smile, bring light to their daily struggles, care about them and try to help where you can? Do you live to harm none in a selfless way? Do you care about those around you even if you may not know them? If so I’d ask you to consider again. Are you a working medium?

A working medium isn’t defined by fame success and recognition. They aren’t all found up on the platforms in the churches. If you are able to light up and brighten the spirit of anyone around you with whatever talent you have is that not displaying the true essence of the medium? Of course to be that medium we have to be able to connect with the discarnate spirit but if we switch on and off and don’t live the path of the true medium our spirituality doesn’t grow and we find that we never really reach our true potential in the way we can if we walk it, talk it, live it, dream it and embrace it.

Enjoy the video and you’ll find links to Martin below:

Martins website –

Martins youtube channel –

I’ve heard much about the quality of training Martin provides and having attended workshops of his previously have no problem recommending him to you all.

My very best wishes to you for the week ahead and feel free to share if you have found this to be of interest.


Image showing butterflies interpreting my apport document

A cherished apport for my Mother

Apport – a paranormal transference of an object.


What is an Apport?

An Apport is a paranormal transference of an object from one place to another. The item has to exist somewhere prior to it being moved. The removal of the item is called an asport and the arrival is called an apport. We are told that the item is no longer of use where it originated from and will not, therefore, be missed.

Do you need a physical medium present to produce an Apport?

I always thought that for the Spirit World to produce an Apport that they would have to have a physical medium present. I’m not so sure now.

It is possible that the following event happened with me being present but I’m not a physical medium. Sure  I have loads of unexplained things happen around me but I’d never class myself as a Scott Milligan, a Jack Webber or anything other than just me!

I had no knowledge of this taking place. The apported item was originally in a place where physical mediums frequent. One would think that any involvement from any medium would have been brought about by sitting in a deep trance state. Clearly not. My own opinion is that the occurrence must have been within the realms of the descriptive terminology of an Apport and however this took place may always remain a mystery. I don’t think I’ll ever get a definitive answer unless of course at some time the Spirit World bring answers to me via another medium.

What was the Apported item?

The item that we believe was an apport was a beautiful butterfly set of jewellery consisting of a necklace and pair of butterfly earrings. A small paper tag was attached which had typed on it “made in” then the specific name of a town that grandad came from.

Who received the item?

My mother received the item for her birthday. What we believe was an apport was tucked in the bottom of a present that I had bought for her.

Leading events

I attended the Arthur Findlay College for the open week a few summers ago and whilst looking around some of the stalls with my wife Tracey spotted some beautiful butterfly jewellery that I knew my Mother would like. I couldn’t afford the items so we moved on. Our day was filled with wonderful demonstrations and lectures. Tracey went for a sitting with one of the tutors and we then headed off home having spent a wonderful day with friends.

A few days later I spotted at a work auction I was attending a nice set of ladies lotions and potions that I knew my mum would like. Lotions, potions, magical mystical stuff originating from the fountain of youth, up there with many other things I’m never really going to understand!

These items were enclosed in a small fabric case and when we looked inside I think there were about 4 potions that would guarantee the recipient would look young forever. Details of ingredients that I wouldn’t be surprised were made up for added dramatic effect! If you are a lady reader you’ll have some idea no doubt but I can admit it looked nice, was affordable, and smelled nice, fitting for a present for my mum.

A phone call from mum

A few days after receiving the present my mother telephoned us and thanked us for the present. Mum was overjoyed by the jewellery that was enclosed. I could have earned myself a few sneaky brownie points by accepting the thanks gracefully but didn’t and instead asked: “what jewellery”? and pointed out that the reason I asked was that we hadn’t actually bought any.

Inside the case, there were along with the potions a pair of beautiful butterfly earrings and a necklace. I was sure these were not there when I had purchased the present. At what point they were placed inside I don’t know. Sometime between showing Tracey the present and my mother opening it. We may never know exactly.

Not only was the jewellery in place, there had been a small tag tied to the jewellery showing made in the town where granddad came from which added to the “extra special” factor!

I went back to see the lady I had purchased the lotions and potions from. I asked her if she’d checked them thoroughly. What we know was confirmed. Only the original items in place when the item was sold.

My Opinion

My opinion is that the Spirit World (with a percentage of grandad’s assistance) apported the item for my mother. There is the chance the item was always present and we never noticed it. I don’t believe that was the case. 3 of us had looked and it really wasn’t there. If we determine that spirit had an influence I have no idea when this occurred. The attached tag had the town where granddad came from. I believe that granddad played a part in this event.

Prove it!

Like so many very special things that have happened since I decided to unfold my mediumship development, I can’t. We just can’t but we’ve in our own ways ruled out any other sensible option that we can consider. We may never again get a similar occurrence and then again we may. Only time will tell!

Hard to believe?

Absolutely and everyone reading this must keep an open mind. All should find out enough information on any subject for themselves and draw their own conclusions. It was hard for me to believe a lady in trance draws spirit faces with her eyes shut. Now witnessed personally with 2 pencils working independently of each other. It was hard to believe my birth dad could visit me at night and make an appointment to meet me. He showed up at the church the following day via the visiting medium.

So many unexplained things

There have been lists of hard to believe things placed within my own journey over the last few years. I have experienced them for myself. I do believe there are many things that are real yet difficult for me to explain. The advice I always give now is that readers question and find out for themselves. Embrace what is of value, and discard that which is not.

Further reading

For further information on Apports, I would recommend that readers take a look at Scott Milligan’s website which has many apport photographs (Wednesday 18th of May 2011 items are particularly stunning).

If you find this item interesting please feel free to share it freely with others.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I hope it has been of interest to you.

image of a dove indicating an advance goodbye from the spirit world

Spirit Communication – An advance goodbye

I’d just like to share with readers a valuable cherished memory that occurred many years ago while I was still learning lots and particularly in need of confirmation. Confirmation that I was really doing it and not just making things up or having delusional episodes. An advance goodbye from a lady about to complete her transition to the Spirit World helped me greatly.

Experimenting with psychometry

I was at a point where I was regularly experimenting with psychometry and had started to improve with regular practice.

Many friends helped me and I used to borrow items, have them for a while in exchange for providing the owner with some writing about what I’d experienced.

A brief visit from a lady

A good friend of mine had lent me a piece of jewellery and I’d finished working with it and returned it and my comments. Don’t recall if I did well or not, too long ago!

I woke in my bedroom a few days later and saw a lady sitting at the end of my bed. The lady told me her name and showed me the jewellery in her hand. I immediately knew who she wanted to speak to and she just wanted to say she was ok and shortly disappeared from my awareness.

Passing the message on

That morning I happened to be on the same train as the lady who owned the jewellery. Knowing the communication was definitely for her and safe in the knowledge that she was approachable I named the lady and told her that she wanted to say she was fine.

A little confusion followed as my friend only knew one lady with the same name who was still this side of life. My friend made it clear it was strange as the lady was still alive.

I wasn’t sure then what to do, I had a feeling I’d put my foot in it, moved politely on and later that day told my wife Tracey about the experience and that something didn’t make sense.


My friend telephoned me the following day. She told me the lady who had made herself known to me for the briefest of times passed a few hours after we met on the train. She was still on this side of life when visiting me. This opens up a huge number of questions but the important thing was she got her message to my friend. She reached out in a way she could, showed me a specific item so I knew who she wanted to say goodbye too.

Amazing on the part of the lady who visited.

Of value to all involved

Special for us all. Of great value to myself as it confirmed that communication ability. Special from my friend as it gave some reassurance once she found out the lady had gone home. Very special I hope for the lady who I know was able to reach out and say goodbye in her own way. One which wouldn’t have likely happened in any other way.

The departure lounge – Advance Goodbye

image of a departure lounge showing my interpretation of an advance goodbye

I often wonder what happens when we start to prepare to move from this life into our next. So many questions remain unanswered and probably will. I often speak of this particular experience when asked how much time a friend in the Spirit World should be given before they can connect and communicate back from their side of life.

In my opinion, there’s really no minimum duration. I’ve had communications within minutes of a loved one departing wanting to pass a message back. I’ve had others where years later nothing has come through via myself or other mediums. This one was quite unique in that it was a communication while the lady was still our side of life. What I do feel is important is that those remaining in this physical world take enough time to heal and grieve before starting to seek that first contact.

Powerful minds

I believe as our body becomes weaker our mind becomes more powerful. As we start to leave the physical behind we are released from the confines that are placed by our bodies. I see that time of transition as being one like a departure lounge. A place where we prepare for the journey ahead. Between worlds for a short period of time.

I don’t have all the answers. This special older lady was able to enter my awareness a number of hours before she left. She found a way to say goodbye. This reminds us to be particularly sensitive when around people making their transition. That sharpened awareness while they may appear to be leaving our side. Those stories we often hear of people in comas that are fully aware of what’s being said. That respect that is needed always.

You are welcome to comment below and share your experiences if you would like to. I read every one.

I hope you have found this of interest.  I remember that lady often, always gratefully, always with thanks.

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