What do we want? Such a loaded question. As we all walk in the field we love so much, the answer seems pretty obvious. We all want to experience something or enhance our gifts. We want proof that something is out there and we aren’t just walking around empty rooms with expensive equipment.
So, if experiences are what we want, the follow up question should be “How do we have them?” That part is simple I believe. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Let me explain…
A few years ago, I worked with a parapsychologist and our group would have debates about the paranormal. I know riveting stuff, but it is how you kill the time. His belief was that we should take people to places that we know aren’t haunted and let people have an investigation there. His thinking was that people who felt things at these places could be outed and the rest could learn what an “unhaunted” place felt like. I would disagree. I think you would embarrass the people you were trying to teach and scare them off for good. I also know for a fact that nobody shows you how good of a fisherman they are by taking you to an empty lake and wasting your day. To me, you take them to a place you know is haunted and let them begin the process of sorting out their feelings and begin the long process of collecting their evidence. I also found thinking like this to be very elitist. For our field to be taken seriously, we need to be more mainstream and we can’t do that by destroying interest in it.
So, step one to having experiences is going where the action is and two is a natural result of this. You see, all of us have psychic ability, just some of us are further along than others. The rest of us have to rely on just getting noticed. I have a theory that I call “The Lighted House Theory”. Late one night, you are driving down a dark road and you don’t have your cell phone. Your car brakes down and you need help. Now before you are three houses. House #1 has no lights on at all. It is pitch black. House #2 has a tv on. You can see it through the window. Maybe upstairs, a lamp is on in a bedroom. House #3 has all the lights on. Music is playing and it is lit up like the Fourth of July. Which house would you be drawn to for help? Unless you have a death wish, you would avoid #1. Who knows who lives there. #2 may do in a pinch but #3 is where 98% of us would make a beeline for. Why? All the lights are on and that means someone will be there to help.
In the spirit world this holds true too. Psychics and mediums have their lights on brighter than the rest of us. “Ghosts” are drawn to them. Why? Because someone will be there to listen. Some of us are House #1 and we don’t want to believe or are too afraid. Who would be drawn to us? Most of us are House #2. We just need to turn on more lights. How do we do this? By going to more haunted places and having more investigations. I really believe the more you look for them, the more they see you. This process helps us turn on more lights and in return will help you have more experiences. See how I tied it all up there?
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