In the book, In the Greater World, Andre Luiz was having a discussion about mediums who would say things that were probably from their own mind instead of the spirit who was communicating. Andre’s instructor explained why this could occur, through no fault of either party.
“Thousands of incarnate fellow spirits avoid practicing mediumship. They have become frightened and have retreated from the hurdles of mediumistic initiation because animism has turned into a Cerberus (a three-headed guard dog who guards the entrance to the nether world). What should have been serious and edifying instruction has turned into an oppressive system that obstructs candidates’ pathway to mediumship through the natural progression of learning and application. Absolute precision is required of them, and elementary lessons from nature are disregarded. Positioned in their castles of theories, many of those who get together for the lofty world of communication with our realm habitually turn down workers who would otherwise grow and perfect themselves over time and with effort. They demand pure communication devices, as if spiritual light were an ordinary light bulb. But just as trees do not sprout already producing fruit, any worthwhile faculty requires development. So, mediumship, too, has its evolution, field and course. Students can’t enroll in an upper level course until they demonstrate efficiency in preparatory courses through years of struggle, effort and discipline; hence our rightful concern about the animistic thesis, which purports to encapsulate all responsibility for spirit-related work in one single individuality; that of the mediumistic instrument. [In the Greater World, 2009, pp 126-127]
Therefore, give people who are learning a break. While I have no mediumistic ability, I can’t image how difficult it would be to discern between the voices in your mind and your own imagination. It’s hard enough for me to tell the difference between my fantasies and reality without extra voices in my head!
For those of you willing to embark on being a medium, the message is; don’t give up. Ignore the criticisms of armchair generals. It takes time and experience. The spirit world appreciates your effort.
The first step is to learn about Spiritism, this is vital because the level of spirituality you possess determines the level of spirits which are attracted to you and are willing to assist you and others. Begin by reading The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, or you can start to explore the spirit realm by my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined.