by Linda JohnsonThe following in formation is adapted from an old article I wrote back in 1996 for my old website. It has little to do with Ascension, but as many people new to spiritual information read this site I thought it was important to repeat this information. Ouija and Psychic boards are still being sold for entertainment alongside books and Monopoly. They are not a toy and should not be used lightly. I hope this information helps you to understand them a little better...
19th November 2008
The name 'ouija' comes from a combination of the French and German words for 'yes' and was a popular form of entertainment during the late 1800's when there was a resurgence of interest in spiritualism.
A Ouija Board is a communication device designed to contact the non-physical realms - not a toy, game, or party entertainment. People who do not use the board properly frequently have bad experiences and then think that the board is 'evil'. The board is just a tool. How you use it will have a large bearing on the sort of experience you have.
The numbers and kinds of beings in the astral and non-physical realms are much more vast than here on the physical plane and one can therefore presume that among their ranks there are those who regard us with mischievious intent, indifference, pure love and everything in between.
Just because a person has 'passed over', they do not suddenly become an all-seeing, all-knowing angelic being. If Uncle Fred was an ill-informed slob in life, he'll still be an ill-informed slob in death - although he will have the opportunity to change. Most people are still much the same as they were in physical life, and continue to learn and grow spiritually at different rates. The astral level they go to is proportionate to the density of various astral matter in their astral bodies and as they learn and increase in vibration they shed the more dense particles and will go naturally to higher realms as they are ready. This process also takes them further away from our realm, so not all relatives are hanging around just in case we call - many have moved on. There are also other beings in the non-physical who are non-human.
The important point to remember here is Like attracts Like. Ouija boards do work, but the sort of beings you are likely to attract is directly related to the level of vibration / spiritual development of the participants and their intent. Also, the level of preparation and location has to be taken into account.
Remember a Ouija board is just a tool for contact which relies on no practice, learning or spiritual development to make it work. It's like dialling a random telephone exchange and hoping for the best. However, with practice, learning and spiritual development the chances of getting through to the right person are greatly increased.
If you do not take care when using a Ouija Board, you are likely to frighten yourself and think the board is 'evil'. The board is not evil, it's just a tool which hasn't been used properly.
The trouble is the way these tools are marketed as just another game, and this gets people into trouble. Ouija boards are a form of channeling, except instead of channeling through one person, the entities can use the energy fields of everyone who is there. The more variation in the development and preparation of the participants, the more varied the results. For example:-
Example 1: A group of drunk friends decide to have a seance in a haunted house 'to see if anything happens'. One cannot hope to attract a high level being through this sort of exercise. Obviously if the house is haunted, there are earth-bound spirits who usually died in sudden or tragic circumstances present. They may be just sad or confused, or they may be downright malicious. They may even continue to be attracted to one or more of the participants because after all, they were invited.
This sort of seance should never be done.
There are also many lost souls who have died addicted to drugs or alcohol who are only too eager to latch onto the living who have consumed these substances - especially when you open yourself up and invite them. Without the experience to know how to clear them out of your field, they are likely to continue to hang around.
Example 2: The home seance. A group of friends with an interest in the supernatural having a 'harmless game'. Again the same dangers as above could present themselves, although the results are more likely to be trivial, like the questions usually asked. This type of gathering usually brings a similar gathering from the other side of the curious, who all want to have a go. There may be deceased relatives, but more often it is mischief makers who will tell you anything, and much testing of the board by various entities. Occasionally a higher teacher or guide may get through, though it is difficult in these circumstances. The participants usually want to ask questions about their love life and future lotto wins and treat the whole thing as a bit of fun - as do the entities attending.
This type of seance can be harmless, but nothing is guaranteed. If the participants follow some basic guidelines and protection (listed below) the chances for a positive experience will be greatly enhanced.
Example 3: The spiritual gathering. A group of people who regularly work on their own spiritual development get together to use the board. They are relaxed and grounded. Their intent is for spiritual guidance rather than earthly pursuits. They have followed the basic guidelines and protected themselves. These people are much more likely to meet their spirit guides or a teacher making first contact. Their vibration is up, and they are open to higher realms for communication. Even these people may get some low level interferrence because the astral level overlaps the physical.
BASIC GUIDELINES IF YOU MUST USE A OUIJA BOARD...
Never use alcohol or drugs before using a ouija board. These are already loaded with entities (which is what causes personality changes) and will open your energy field up to low-level entities and beings. Not only will you attract these for the session, but you may end up keeping them with you afterwards.
ALL of the participants (whether using the board or just watching) must be straight, sober and have cleared, protected and grounded their energy to the best of their ability before starting, otherwise it's a waste of time for the others. The higher the combined vibration you can hold, the better class of beings you will attract. (see Protection information below)
Keep your group size limited to around four. If there's an extra person, they can take notes and everyone can have a go at this. The more people involved, the more varied the results and contact may be.
Unless you are an experienced psychic rescuer, do NOT choose a place where you suspect earthbound entities are gathered, or places which will generate fear in the participants, ie: graveyards, haunted houses, sites of tragedy. Many earthbound entities are in great distress and unpredictable when called by inexperienced people. Leave them to experienced psychic rescuers.
Choose a place that feels good - has the right vibrations, a garden, a home where loving people live, or a room usually devoted to learning and meditation. Prepare the area with Protection (see below)
Nighttime is usually better for these things because of the reduced amount of electrical activity and interferrence in the atmosphere. As with most things, some days are better than others for various reasons. If you understand astrology you may wish to choose a time that is more complimentary to the sort of person you are, and the questions you will be asking.
By all means enhance your seance with accessories. They will add to the atmosphere in more ways than one! Some gentle new age music in the background, candles and incense will help. If you don't have any preferences, use something like sandalwood or patchouli to help protect you.
Start your session by stating your intent, for example "I call upon the guides of those present to protect us, talk to us, and keep away those who would do us harm".
Treat astral entities the way you would like to be treated by anyone. They are not there to be commanded by you. They have come to communicate at your invitation, so treat them as a guest in your home. If a naughty child comes through, their antics can quickly become tiresome. Ask them to leave and call upon your guides to take them away.
Don't be disappointed if a specific person doesn't come through. Remember, a long deceased relative may by no longer living near the earth plane and it can be very inconvenient for them to get through. They may even be reincarnated, so the entity who answers may not be the one you are expecting.
If a deceased relative seems to come through seek confirmation. Ask them personal questions about things that are not generally known - but remember not to be thinking of the answers in your head at the time - let your mind go blank.
Ultimately you have to be the judge of the information you receive. To believe everything that comes through on the board just because it's from the other side is extremely gullible, and is like believing everything that you read in the newspaper or see on TV. If your intuition tells you there's something wrong, there probably is. Make notes or tape the session so you can refer to it later. You may get a personal guide come through with useful information.
At the end of your session state your intent to close the circle. Always thank the entities who come to talk with you. When you've finished your session, thank all the gathered entities and ask them to go in peace back to where they have come from. Each person should visualise white light cleansing their own energy field, and that of the room before leaving the circle.
Visualization for Grounding
(all participants should do this)
1. Sit comfortably on the floor/ground or a chair in the area you are going to work in.
2. Take 3 deep slow breaths.
3. Breathe in again, and imagine yourself expanding in size filling with white light.
As you breathe out, imagine the light pushing down into the earth.
Continue to do this until you see yourself surrounded by light and a large column of light descending down to the middle of the Earth.
4. Now as you breathe in you start extending the column of light up until it reaches where you feel your guidance or higher self (source and soul) to be.
5. Move your awareness down to the centre of the Earth. There is an Aurora there - a swirling mass of rainbow colours. As you breathe in, pull up the rainbow from the centre of Earth, up your column and into your feet, legs, base of the spine, and up the middle of the body to overflow at the waist.
6. Breathe in again and pull up more colours, overflowing at the neck and running down the arms. Breathe in again and pull the colors into the head, overflowing like a fountain at the top of your head.
7. Breathe in the colours again and pull the up through the head and all the way up to your soul/source. Let the colors overflow and go back down into the Earth, connecting you as part of a bigger cycle.
8. As you feel the colour and energy flowing, say:
"I intend to ground to Earth and connect to my Source and Guidance".
"I intend to pull into my field all the tones I need today as per my Source and Guidance".
Intents for Protection
.... carry on from previous Visualization for Grounding:-
1. Imagine your column of light and the rainbow tones extending out from your body and filling the room, property around you (as far as you feel you can push your field).
2. Imagine the edges of that field of energy sealing like a semi-permeable bubble. There is still a grounding cord to Earth, and a connection to your Source.
As you repeat these words, try to visualize the energy moving:-
"I push from my field all non-resonant energies and entities,
I send all energies and karma that is not my own back to whoever it belongs to,
I release all attachments to my form and field that no longer serve,
I SET MY BOUNDARIES
I allow only guidance and energy allowed through Earth and my own Source that comes in Harmlessness, All other guidance and entities must leave NOW"
BEYOND OUIJA - Working on your own spiritual development...
While I've printed this information for those of you who want to have a go at the Ouija Board, I don't recommend their use. If you are able to use it safely and get information that helps you, that's great. While they are not 'evil', this communal form of channeling has too many variables to be reliable.
If you would like to contact your own guidance, I recommend the use of a pendulum. It's easy to learn and you are only using your own energy, Earth and your higher self to communicate rather than a soup of entities and energies like with a Ouija board. Other forms of divination like tarot are useful, as well as developing your own intuition.
Working with Earth and the nature kingdoms will help you to raise your vibration and start to ascend, so go with it!
Copyright 2008 Linda Johnson www.newage.com.au