Ramadahn by Ursula Roberts
you give us some thoughts which may help in the unfoldment of
As a spirit, it is
difficult for me to fully appreciate the many harsh noises and
vibrations which fill your world today. One of the first, things an
intending medium should cultivate is the ability to clear the mind
of the many impressions that it gathers from day to day, so that you
come to us of the spirit or into your circles of communication with
a mind that is like a slate wiped clear of all previous impressions.
But you do not do this. You come with all the pressing memories and
problems of your daily life.
In the ancient temples,
those training for mediumship learned to relax the very cells of the
physical brain by an effort of will and mind by an effort of
thought. You, too, can do this by understanding how to move the
muscular structure of your face and head, how to control the action
of your ears and jaw. You should learn how to move the muscles of
your brow and back of the head so that by concentration you may
relax any tension in your brain or skull. Truly, if you practise
this then you will be learning one of the lessons in mastery-how to
The development of a true and perfect mediumship should go hand in
hand with this self-mastery. Therefore, after relaxing the body and
brain bring the mental activities into stillness.
In the old temples, the
priests and priestesses who were mediums and seers taught the
importance of movements which you know as dance. As the hands were
raised and lowered so there was an effect upon the spine, releasing
pressures. Similarly with the fluidic backward and forwards
movements of the body, which were designed to free the interlocking
joints of the spinal column, the related nerves, and the ethereal
flow of the spiritual force through the soul body, which is so
frequently inhibited by tensions of the physical body. So do not be
afraid to move: move with freedom and rhythm so that no tension can
arise in your spine or brain The first degrees of mediumship are in
the development of perception which comes from a still mind and a
receptive brain. So when you sit in relaxation, awaiting the
calmness of the spirit to interpenetrate your mind, if you are free
from tension you will find this easily accomplished.
In training the temple seers, initial development was brought about
during the hours of rest and sleep. Mediums were taught to lie in
completely prone position upon their resting couches, their minds
swept clear of all outward disturbance. Beside them would be a
little pad of wax upon which, in the moment of waking, they could
write words or memories they were able to bring back when the spirit
was away from the physical body. Because the mind and brain were so
relaxed these memories could be brought back swiftly and easily.
This was not the confused dream state that so many of you
experience, but the gathering of information and knowledge from the
regions of the spirit which would later be proved in its correctness
or error, by the teacher in charge of the development of such a
You yourselves might profit by that practice. You should
occasionally lie down to sleep in a state of great peace, the body
not overloaded with excess of food, having the spiritual intention
of what you desire to learn, where you wish to go, to what spirit
you would direct your thoughts. This would bring you further
development and Understanding, so that returning to your physical
body you would cease to grope in uncertain fashion, sending out
confused thoughts. Instead you would go forward in sureness and
peace, knowing who is guiding and guarding you, understanding who is
teaching you, not because you have been told by another, but because
your own soul knows this is true.
The man or woman who is on the path of mastery becomes a "knower",
and when you are a knower of truth then all you uncertainties vanish
as clouds vanish before the light of the rising sun.
When you meet in little groups, combining your influence one with
the other, then you should learn to extend your spiritual aura, that
may become wing-like, and your wings may enfold the others who are
seated near you in a tenderness of protection and a radiance of
light. As you extend your influence in this fashion you bring about
an expansion of your own spiritual being, becoming more receptive to
the influence of your guides and spirits who wish to blend their
influence with yours. It is almost impossible for any spirit to
enter the aura when it is closed with self-concern and self-desire,
when you are only interested in your own development and of
acquiring knowledge for yourself. But when you love and desire
protection for those others who are there, then your aura unfolds,
your wings are outspread, and your love encircles them. As your aura
widens and becomes sensitive, we of the spirit may draw near and
impart to you and through you the truths, power and healing which we
wish to give to earth's children, and which you yourselves desire,
that you may serve in beauty and usefulness.
One other thought. Learn to direct your attention to the region
above your brow, for it is in this region that all true spiritual
mediumship is to be found and unfolded.
Truly your world needs mediums who know how to co-operate with the
spirits of light and healing-those who can raise their attention
above the immediate things of the earthly plane of the spirit. So,
aspire! Aspire unto that which is highest, truest and best.
Why do you allow
mediums to become caught up in the confusions of this life? So often
it seems because of their sensitivity they suffer more mental and
emotional anguish than other people?
We have to allow this until
you learn how to be responsible for your own mediumship. It is only
from your hurts that you become wiser and follow the teaching that
we seek to give you. When you learn to maintain your body upon food
which is best for your mediumship, to drink pure fluids and breathe
pure air; when you avoid loading your body with excesses of food
which clog and soil its cellular texture. In other words, when you
have learned to use your body as the tool of your mediumship, then
we can go forward and perfect this sensitiveness of the soul. We can
begin to blend our consciousness with yours to give to earth's
children some guidance, a small part of our revelation of the truths
they are so urgently needing.
Then your responsibility
ceases, for you are not responsible for what your brothers and
sisters may do with the revelation given through you. Your
responsibility is to be a good tool, to transmit that which is
given, then to leave it with them or with the wise watchers of
spirit who may till the soil that has been prepared, water the seed
that is sown, or bring to fulfilment that which has been started in
spirit and in truth.
The use of a medium to us
is not only in words that are spoken or visions that are shown, for
the power we give through them is also needed by earth's children.
Joy, simplicity, purity, these are transmitted together with a
quickening magnetic life-giving force of healing.
We can do much to repair the ravages of our mediums' mortal bodies
and restore harmony and peace to strained minds, but only if they
will enter into peace and lie at rest, communing with the healing
forces of nature, not allowing themselves to feel the ambitions of
the earthly minds and the demands of the earthly people thrusting
upon them until they forget the responsibility they have for their
own minds, hearts and bodies.
When we ask for guidance
about which path we should take or which way we should go, and a
thought comes into our minds, how can we tell the difference between
our own wishful thinking and the guides telling us which way to go?
You need to simplify your request. Many of earth's people try to
send their requests to us as spirits, but it does not come as a
simple single question, rather as a confused picture in which many
queries are involved. So, do not sent a thought saying, "Which way
should I go?" but instead say, "Should I follow this pathway?" In
such a fashion you will simplify your question and it will reach
your guardians more clearly. As you ask, wait in quietude, and there
should come to you one swift reply which will be "yes" or "no". When
you receive this you may follow that pathway.
whom should we give our faithfulness and allegiance? Is our
responsibility to spirit or to
earth? Should the needs of people and
tasks of the daily life always take precedence?
First, you must understand
that as unfolding mediums you are Spirit, and all people amongst
whom you live are spirits now, just as they will be Spirit when they
come to the closure of the earthly life. Your responsibility is
always to Spirit, both as it manifests through the earthly body and
through your mediumship. Your responsibility as a medium is always
to stand between, with one half of your aura blended with those who
are of the spirit spiritual and the other blended with the spirit in
the earth. Therefore as a medium you are a golden link in a great
chain whose highest link is in the purest light and whose lowest
link is in the heaviest state of earthly matter that you can
As part of that golden chain you must be a clear, pure and balanced
link within yourself, for if you break it there is no
inter-communication taking place. So the first responsibility is
always, again and again, unto yourself, to 'maintain health and
strength within your body, and harmony of emotions within your
heart, that your love may stream out, not in great tumults of
emotional desire and unrest, but in a steady stream of tenderness.
By so doing, you are not giving way to selfishness, but maintaining
an instrument in the perfection of harmony and health.
Each medium should write within their mind this thought: "The
tender heart, the sound body and the clear mind. This is the
instrument of spirit." Because this is so, learn to seek the right
companionships, those friendships which evoke within your heart a
gentle, peaceful lovingness, who can exchange with you their own
wisdom, whose auras blend with yours that your mediumship may be
strengthened and enhanced.
how are we to serve if we seek only those who strengthen our
When you learn to guard
your mediumship, then we are able to blend with you so perfectly you
know when you have to go forth on a mission of mercy, or when we
desire you to help your weaker brothers and sisters. But until you
understand your responsibility you go this way and that, allowing
yourselves to become involved in the confusion of other people's
lives. Discrimination and understanding are the jewels you need to
develop within your own soul, for then we are able to bring you
impressions and visions saying, "Help this one, go here, go there,"
because out of the wise understanding of your mediumship you can
evolve a strong and perfect link with us.
the standard of spiritual evolvement attained by the medium affect
the quality of the message transmitted?
Truly, for the deeper the
sense of honesty within the inner consciousness of the mediums, the
clearer or higher is the revelation given through them. There are
some who limit their mediumship by personal pride or ambition: some
are limited by greed, the desire for gain, and have not the strength
to transmute this into the higher generosity of the spirit. Others
are limited by fear of failure, or of weakness of the flesh, or they
fear the criticism of humankind.
Often the consciousness may be cleared of these cruder
imperfections of the earth, but that may not always carry their
honesty on to the more subtle and spiritual planes. Thus the medium
who is insufficiently honest to admit, "Today the spirit is not with
me" or "I have not this awareness which other people think I should
have." As each one goes forward, always the honesty needs to be
transferred from the plane of the earth unto the inner plane.
Mediums can only reveal truth to the degree in which they are
we are truly honest with each other, surely sometimes we will say
things that may hurt those near to us?
Temper your honesty with
love and your speaking with kindliness, for the wise man and woman
may see the untruths and imperfections with the clear open vision of
their honest understanding, but they need not go forth saying to
others, "You are untruthful, you are unkind, you are soiled with the
stains of sinfulness." The wise one knows when to be silent, when to
speak, and how to cloak that speaking with kindly words which soften
the words of truth.
Some of you have learned to
be so honest with yourselves that you hate the shams, the untruths;
you say you cannot bear the dishonesties in the world about you. But
I would say to you; ask yourselves, have you developed with your
honesty the love which comes from the Eternal Source in a tenderness
of compassion and healing? Has this love touched your heart so that
round the bright, clear, golden disc of your honesty there may be
seen the outer ring of softening blue, the garment of compassionate
Further, when the mortal body is left behind, if the soul has
balanced honesty of purpose with true compassion and kindliness then
is it able to rise with wings, for the wing of love and the wing of
honesty of purpose can help the soul to soar high and clear into the
regions of the spirit, into the radiant lands of light.
of us who have only just begun on this pathway, how can we be of
You all have some degree of
mediumship for you are all on the pathway of development. So as you
go on your way, think consciously that you are drawing round
yourself a cloak of protective spiritual power, and send out, day by
day, light from the centre of your heart and light with the will of
your thought. As you walk in your city streets amongst the crowds,
pause and send out light, that darkness may be dispersed. As you
come to the end of your time of prayers, send out light into the
building wherein you dwell, that it may be filled with light and the
greyness annihilated. As you leave your house dedicated to the work
of spirit, send out light into the entrance to seal it, that the
darkness may not enter in.
This is a little task which you may all accomplish in your own
particular degree of mediumship, so will you help to guard the world
against the encroachment of shadows, pushing back some of the threat
of destruction and war.
are some spirits unable to communicate direct, but only by relaying
a message through other spirits?
Sometimes a spirit who does
not come close to the earth has been taken through the Halls of
Forgetfulness so that painful memories may be washed away from the
recollection. When that has happened, the spirit will sometimes
prefer to remain in the sphere to which he has become accustomed
rather than coming back into the mortal life which may restart an
echo of old memories. One of the compassionate works undertaken in
the realms of spirit is that of taking the soul who has been
persecuted, burned, tortured or ill-treated through the grey mists
of forgetfulness, that the pain of the experience may be washed away
and they may be able to enter into the fullness of joy.
there any way of telling if the spirit guardian is with you prior to
The way to discover this is
by seeking to find the especial signals which your group of spirits
will establish to tell you of their presence.
They may endeavour to show a little bright spot or disc of colour;
some spirits will make their presence felt by creating a feeling as
of a cool breath upon your face, or a particular warmth which may
affect your face, brain or area of your body. Learn to recognise
How can an
ordinary person, one not specially gifted psychically, best
co-operate with spirit helpers and guides?
First, through the
enlargement and purification of your soul body, your spiritual aura.
By right loving of earth's creatures, men, women and children, so
does the aura expand and grow with compassion. Out of right loving
and compassionate living will be born prayer, for as you love and
desire to help so you send forth thoughts and healing prayers for
those whom you see in need. This prayer and compassion together,
purifying and enlarging the spiritual body, automatically brings you
conscious knowledge of the power of the spirit helpers. It makes you
sensitive to the Great Unseen, and from this co-operation comes
spiritual healing and spiritual wisdom.
So, consideration of the needs of others, love and compassion; this
is the first step upon the way.
of us truly desire to be of service, but as we grow older it seems
our greatest and hardest service is to stand back and let younger
people take the more active role.
Yes, this is an aspect of
earth experience which is not sufficiently understood. First, for
each of you there should be seasons of growth and learning in which
the body is developed and you are taught to live wisely. Then a time
of responsibility for parents, partners and children, or to a social
group, and through service unto these you gain strength and
experience which carries you far forward to that period of life when
you can sit back and allow others to continue the work and
responsibility. Thus the soul should become a fountain of spiritual
power through which wise and loving thoughts are directed into the
lives of the surrounding people.
In years gone by this was well understood, but today it has been
forgotten, and you have men and women in their latter years trying
to lead lives of great activity instead of devoting this time of
life to the quietness of prayer and meditation, and to the
preparation for peacefully leaving the body and entering with wisdom
the life of the spirit. You have the breakdown of ancient family
ties which had great value, so that old people are no longer
supported by those who should love them, but are languishing in
lonely bitterness and fear.
At the dawning of your latter years, stand back and learn to use
the power of thought more constructively, sending out thoughts of
peace, harmony, healing and cleansing into the atmosphere. Spend a
little while withdrawing from all the things which held your
attention in your earlier years and open your mind to the spirit
forces of beauty, wisdom and peace. Thus you will confirm more
completely to the spiritual law.
we sit for development, we are often told that a nun spirit is
helping us. Why should this be so?
These holy spirits known to
you as nuns, but to us as the dedicated white-robed sisters,
continue here in the spirit life the work and service they began on
earth. They choose to come back to blend with your hearts and minds
qualities gained in their earthly experience, and in return they
receive new understanding. Through remaining close they are aware of
your inward thoughts and your struggles to overcome the weakness in
your own nature.
First, they bring peace, the peace of a quietened mind, the peace
of the soul. Then they bring discipline learned from an ordered life
in which times were given unto prayer and meditation, and where
tasks were conscientiously done every time. They bring also
something of the power of the great Christ spirit. While on earth,
through much prayer, thought and forward looking toward the Master
Jesus they created the slender bridge of golden thought by which
their hearts became attuned unto Him. On entering the spirit world
these many nun souls pass swiftly through the first planes of spirit
towards the one on whom their thoughts had been so firmly set-the
Christ plane, which is charged with the heavenly love of the Master
Jesus himself. Dwelling for a while in His presence they offer
themselves unto Him and are sent forth unto the earth upon missions
of mercy, love and service. Through the mediums they impart some
vision of the beauty they have seen, of the light absorbed, of the
love so needed in the earth. Because they have this understanding
and have been enchristed within the Christly realm, they can draw
around you the protective mantle of their spiritual light, imparting
the simplicity, lovingness and joy inherent in their own soul self.
can we avoid feeling suddenly depleted of energy and exhausted by
the jangling elements of daily life?
As you breathe forth your
ancient prayer saying, "Give us this day our daily bread," you think
only that the bread must feed the cellular structure of the body
itself so that it may be a strong tool for the use of the spirit.
But as you begin to develop, so the energies of your bodies become
active upon higher and higher spiritual planes, and sustenance is
needed not only from the earth but from the ethers surrounding the
earth-the food of thought, of the heart, and eventually food of the
Your prayer must
incorporate the asking for kindred companions that your heart may
blend with the stream of love flowing from another heart, and you
need the food of thought, the exchange of ideas between minds alert
to the inspiration blowing from the spirit realm like a freshening
breeze, otherwise the mind will become starved, stultified, and part
of the unfolding spiritual being will fall sick. As this harmony of
mind, heart and body unfolds there comes an awakening and expansion
of the spiritual aura itself, and this needs the food of the
soul-the energised rays of the sun which move through the ethers of
your earth in the dawn and evening hours. You should walk in these
quiet times, inbreathing through your quickening etheric body the
fine subtle energy, for the sun's rays strike the earth at a
different angle to that during the day. This is the food of the
inner soul which will reflect back into the outward body. There
comes yet another development upon a still higher plane, for the
spirit itself needs the food that is gathered in the silence of
meditation and spiritual communion.
Therefore, take this key of
knowledge, go forth to meet other men and women and listen to their
hearts, read the messages within their eyes, and there you will see
what is their true need. For some it will be the food of thought or
of love, to recreate harmony, others need to inbreathe the etheric
energies, while some need to learn how to receive in the inward
quietude of meditation and prayer the food of the spirit.
are we sometimes very aware of the power of the spirit while at
other times it seems so removed and distant?
There is no mystery in
this. You need only understand that you have two differing states of
consciousness, an earthly mind and a spiritual mind. In your
development you are seeking to create a more complete bridge between
the two, so that you may consciously use the spiritual mind and
consciously and willingly quieten the earthly mind. Because this
material mind is concerned with worldly things such as the pursuits
of the day, the customs of the society in which you live, there is a
tendency to believe that it is all-important and that the body is
all that exists; so when the spiritual mind becomes active the
earthly mind is confounded and confused because it cannot understand
and explain that which is of the spirit, spiritual. When you
meditate you are trying to use the spiritual mind to gain control
over the earthly mind and bring the two into complete harmony.
can we become more attuned to the guardians and guiding ones?
Lift up your thoughts and
love unto them, for the awareness of things of the spirit-the
spiritual consciousness-takes place above the brow line of the
brain, but the earthly consciousness is in a line level with and
below the area of the human brow. Surely it is not hard to think in
the higher area of your brain, to lift your thought from the area of
your chin to your crown, for in this practice is contained the
essential understanding of unfoldment and mediumship. You need to
wear your crown of spiritual unfoldment symbolised by the shining
light within the upper part of the spiritual aura. The spiritual
mind absorbs the atmosphere of spirituality as a sponge absorbs
moisture; beauty, power and knowledge that has been absorbed in this
way filters through into the more active everyday awareness and you
will say you feel refreshed and enfolded in deep peace.
Therefore, day by day, sit
in quietude with the mortal mind at rest, then let attention rise
slowly upward to the eyebrows, upward into the higher regions of the
brain that the spiritual mind may release its store of wisdom and
beauty into the material mind. In this peace those of the spirit who
guide and love you may draw near to drop into the quietened
spiritual mind their own thoughts, visions or words. Open yourself
to spiritual influence, let that mind be active that the mortal mind
may receive its blessing, then direct your thought unto the Master
Creator in thanks. In this way your unfoldment will come in
ever-growing expanding circles of radiant light.
one sits for meditation, do the guides or spirit friends take any
The guides impinge their
peace or tranquillity upon your first efforts, especially if you
have been living in a state of emotional unrest or have not yet
learned the first lesson of concentration.
Within the spirit realm there is a large body of ministering
spirits who in their mortal lives were nuns, monks, hermits or
yogis, under the guidance of those who knew the pathway of
meditation. So when a soul such as yourself desires to meditate and
takes the first steps toward lighting the candle flame of clear
meditative thought, a sound will] vibrate into the inner planes and
a spirit will be attracted to you, one who understands your
weaknesses, your lack of development, and who may stand near to
impart to your aura the blueness of their tranquillity, or to blend
with your mind their steadiness in concentration.
If there is a psychic weakness within the mediumistic body they
stand near to guard you from any invasion which may take place owing
to your ignorance or misunderstanding of the laws you are seeking to
apply. It is in this blending of the guide's consciousness with
yours that you are slowly strengthened until at last you break
through into the clear realisation of that which you are seeking.
Then, their work completed, those who have been guiding you may
withdraw to undertake the guidance of another upon a similar pathway.