Mediumship

In the book “Talking to Heaven”  the well known medium James Van Praagh explains briefly on mediumship.  He says that mediumship can be broken down into two distinct categories. The first common type is mental mediumship.  As the word mental denotes, this form of mediumship utilizes the mind – the intuitive cosmic mind, not the rational or logical part.  He says that this type of mediumship fall into several distinct types as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and inspirational thought. Given below is the extract of his explanation  given in his book.

Clairvoyance

Derived from the French language, clairvoyance means” clear vision.” A clairvoyant applies her innate sense of inner sight to see objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits, or scenes. These pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the medium’s mind as if she were physically seeing. In most cases the sights should be recognizable to the person for whom she is reading, whom I refer to as the sitter

 Clairaudience

This term means “clear hearing.” A clairaudient hears with the psychic ear or sensitized ear. He is able to hear sounds, names voices, and music that vibrate on a higher frequency. Much like dogs that hear at a higher frequency range than humans, mediums, too, hear beyond our normal hearing range. A clairaudient provides the sitter exactly what he hears from that higher rate of vibration. Although he hears the actual spirit voices or whispers with the same inflection the person would have used on the earth, he tells the sitter in his own voice what he is hearing

Clairsentience

This is a form of mental mediumship that means “clear feeling.” A medium with clairsentience is able to sense when spirits are in the room. A true clairsentient will usually feel the spirit personality coming through his entire being. He is able to give messages to the sitter by way of strong, empathetic feelings and emotions from the spirit. In clairsentience, not only is the mind of a medium used but a medium’s emotional body as well.

Inspirational Thought

This is also known as inspirational speaking, inspirational writing; or inspirational art. In inspirational thought, a medium receives thoughts, impressions, knowledge – all without forethought. It differs from clairsentience because the emotional state is not as evident in inspirational thought as it is with a spirit personality coming through to speak. Inspirational thought is very objective. It has neither the intense emotions nor the spirit personality attached to the message. These are associated with clairsentience. Although inspirational thought comes from spirit, the personality of a spirit is not impressed on the receiver.

In many cases, a band or group of souls can impress an earthly recipient with inspirational thought. This group of souls melds their thoughts together and impresses the person to write a certain piece of music or paint a particular picture. Again, this is not done on an emotional level; rather, it is purely through inspiration. Many great artists such as Michelangelo, Monet, and Renoir, and musicians like Bach, Mozart, and Schubert were mediums. Great scientists and doctors of the past were also mediums utilizing inspirational thought. All around us today, we have wonderful artists, musicians, writers, actors, and speakers who use the mental mediumistic art of inspirational thought.

Loyal Handicapped and Disable Children Home

On the 1st of January 2014 my wife and I visited the Loyal Handicapped and Disable Children Home Association to provide luncheon. It is located at No.17, Lorong Silibin, Taman Grand Silibin, 30100 Ipoh, Perak.

IMG_1298

This home started in the year 2001 at Jalan Labrooy, Ipoh,  before they moved to the present location. Initially they started the home with two kids. When they moved to the new location they had 30 and now 40 with 21 boys and 19 girls. They come from different age group. There are those who have to be taken care in everything.  There are five adults who are unable to attend the calls of nature on their own. There are also  five children who cannot even stand. Just imagine how these staff would be taking care of them. They are great souls.

The rental for the bungalow unit is RM2,100.00 a month.  The workers are paid RM1000.00 a month and that the cost is escalating with increased salaries.The state government grants RM15,000.00 and the federal government RM80,000.00 yearly for the food. The rest comes from the well-wishers and sponsors without which they will not be able to manage.

Mr Raymond

Mr Raymond Ong

A yound child

A cute looking child

There are three people who are the caretakers of this home namely Mr Siew Too, Mr Raymond Ong Kah Ghee and Madam Sin Kuan Lin. Mr Raymond Yap, a friendly individual briefed to us on this home. They stay at the home and take four days rest every month. Mr Raymond is single,  after being divorced about 20  years ago. He never married and is committed in doing this service. He has a son working in Kuala Lumpur whom he visits when he is on leave.

Being Fed

Being fed by the foreign maid

There are 6 ladies who take care of these children. One is a local and the rest are foreigners. Four of the foreigners are Indonesians and one is from Cambodia.  According to Mr Raymond it is difficult to get locals to help in this home. Anyway, this is not the first time I am hearing about getting locals to serve in the welfare homes. Logically this looks true as even senior citizens who have their children, sometimes have to stay in these welfare homes.

The children are of single parents and they come from not only Ipoh but as far as Alor Star and Kuala Lumpur as well. Some can communicate reasonably and a few of them go for some classes. We were told some of the parents do visit the children regularly and some occasionally depending on the distance where they live. There are also cases where the parents never visit them.

These two kids - attend some classes

Ready to go for classes

Breakfast is served at 7.30am followed by lunch as early as 11.30am. At 3.00pm tea is served with some biscuits and bread. The dinner is served at 5.30pm and normally they are fed with rice. When necessary additional meals are also served in between the standard meal time.

The touching part of our visit was when Mr Raymond Ong was relating a story of a girl, Sim Pei Wei. She was 8 years old when sent to the home. She was a hyper active girl but cannot read and write. She was

The mother holding the child. Mr Raymond standing behind

Sim Pei Wei when she was young. A doctor attending to her. The mother holding the child. Mr Raymond standing behind.

IMG_2276

Sim Pei Wei as a grown up girl

very close with Mr Raymond and that when she was 12 years plus she suddenly moved on to the next realm. This affected Mr Raymond badly. He shared with us how close the girl was with him for the five years. It seems being hyper active he was the only one who could handle her. Although it was not easy for him, he had special attachment to this soul. Since then he said that he is afraid to be close with the children.  But during our stay there, we noticed that he is paying a lot of attention to  the children. Love for the children is inborn in him. He reminded me of my son Prashanth.

Having their Lunch

Lunch Time

As we wanted to serve these children some food, Mr Raymond proposed that we serve luncheon rather than dinner as normally no outsiders are allowed into the compound after 5.00pm.  Some children can eat on their own but some had to be fed. While we were there we mingled with the children trying to talk to some.

Once again my mind was wondering why we are here and the purpose of our life. If we are spiritual beings then, whatever ‘sufferings’ we see here is temporary. Are these people  born in this condition to teach us some lessons?  Can we learn something from here?

I believe we can learn many things, not only by looking at these children but then even from the staff as well as the foreign people who are here to serve these children.  This is another new episode in my life which I am witnessing since our son Prashanth moved on to the next realm. While driving back with my wife after the visit, I silently thanked my son in my heart for keep showing me new things in life which I have not been seeing in depth or witnessing in depth, all these years.

 

Loyal Handicapped and Disabled Children Home

On the 1st of January 2014 my wife and I visited the Loyal Handicapped and Disabled Children Home Association to provide luncheon. It is located at No.17, Lorong Silibin, Taman Grand Silibin, 30100 Ipoh, Perak.

IMG_1298This home started in the year 2001 at Jalan Labrooy, Ipoh,  before they moved to the present location. Initially they started the home with two kids. When they moved to the new location they had 30 and now 40 with 21 boys and 19 girls. They come from different age group. There are those who have to be taken care in everything.  There are five adults who are unable to attend the calls of nature on their own There are also  five children who cannot even stand. Just imagine how these staff would be taking care of them. They are great souls.

The rental for the bungalow unit is RM2,100.00 a month.  The workers are paid RM1000.00 a month and that the cost is escalating with increased salaries.The state government grants RM15,000.00 and the federal government RM80.000.00 yearly for the food. The rest comes from the well-wishers and sponsors without which they will not be able to manage.

Mr RaymondThere are three people who are the caretakers of this home namely Mr Siew Too, Mr Raymond Ong Kah Ghee and Madam Sin Kuan Lin. Mr Raymond Yap, a friendly individual briefed to us on this home. They stay at the home and take four days rest every month. Mr Raymond is single,  after being divorced about 20  years ago. He never married and is committed in doing this service. He has a son working in Kuala Lumpur whom he visits when he is on leave.

Being Fed by foreign maidThere are 6 ladies who take care of these children. One is a local and the rest are foreigners. Four of the foreigners are Indonesians and one is from Cambodia.  According to Mr Raymond it is difficult to get locals to help in this home. Anyway, this is not the first time I am hearing about getting locals to serve in the welfare homes. Logically this looks true as even senior citizens who have their children, sometimes have to stay in these welfare homes.

The children are of single parents and they come from not only Ipoh but as far as Alor Star and Kuala Lumpur as well. Some can communicate reasonably and a few of them go for some classes. We were told some of the parents do visit the children regularly and some occasionally depending on the distance where they live. There also cases where the parents never visit them.

Breakfast is served at 7.30am followed by lunch as early as 11.30am. At 3.00pm tea is served with some biscuits and bread. The dinner is served at 5.30pm and normally they are fed with rice. When necessary additional meals are also served in between the standard meal time.

The touching part of our visit was when Mr Raymond Ong was relating a story of a girl, Sim Pei Wei. She was 8 years old when sent to the home. She was a hyper active girl but cannot read and write. She was very close with Mr Raymond and that when she was 12 years plus she suddenly moved on to the next realm. This affected Mr Raymond badly. He shared with us how close the girl was with him for the five years. It seems being hyper active he was he only one who could handle her. Although it was not easy for him, he had special attachment to this soul. Since then he said that he is afraid to be close with the children.  But during our stay there, we noticed that he is paying a lot of attention to children. Love for the children is inborn in him. He reminded me of my son Prashanth.

As we wanted to serve these children some food Mr Raymond proposed that we serve luncheon rather than dinner as normally no outsiders are allowed into the compound after 5.00pm.  Some children can eat on their own but some had to be fed. While we were there we mingled with the children trying to talk to some.

Once again my mind was wondering why we are here and the purpose of our life. If we are spiritual being then, whatever ‘sufferings’ we see here is temporary. Are these people  born in this condition to teach us some lessons?  Can we learn something from here?

I believe we can learn many things, not only by looking at these children but then even from the staff as well as the foreign people who are here to serve these children.  This is another new episode in my life which I am witnessing since our son Prashanth moved on to the next realm. While driving back with my wife after the visit, I silently thanked my son in my heart for keep showing me new things in life which I have not been seeing or witnessing in depth all these years.