Hello. Sorry for being informal, but if you ever get to see this message, I was wondering, lady of ouija, if when you first started if you ever felt faint or exhausted? I am doing it alone and most of the time feel faint after using the board. Thanks for your time, Patricia
Hi Patricia. How funny: “lady of Ouija!” 😀 So, to answer your question, many people report symptoms such as headaches, back aches and feeling extremely tired. It appears to be very common. I never have experienced these symptoms, but then again, I got started at such of a young age. Who hurts or feels much pain when they are very young, alert and energetic? However, I have worked with many people at the Board and many of them have reported such feelings and aches.
What I have been told by The Guides is that when we awaken ourselves to such energetic connections and transmissions, it’s like we are clearing out and releasing inner toxins as we become more open. Remember, it’s NOT the Board that does this work; it is ourselves. So basically, you are tuning yourself as a tool to do this work and reach into other realms, dimensions and consciousness. When we open, we release, clear and prepare the body as an instrument. These sensations are the side effects of such inner shifts. Just take your time with this and soon, you will no longer have such sensations.
Author of: The Spirits of Ouija: Four Decades of Communication
Hi! I had this symptom, too, when I first started. In addition to getting used to running energy through new spirit-body channels, I think the effect might be similar to when you practice energy healing and envision the energy coming from yourself rather than from a higher, outside source. You can accidentally drain yourself. As a long-time energy healer who recently took up spirit board work with wonderful results, I highly recommend supplementing board work with chakra alignment, meditation and aura clearing/energizing practices. I also sometimes put a saucer with a little honey on it next to the board, or offer to “share” my cup of tea with my guides, with the explicit intent that if they need physical energy in order to influence the pointer, they can use that instead of my energy body. This seems to have helped, and I no longer get tired. (Also, the happier my thoughts are about the session, the easier it is to move the pointer!) Interestingly, my guide recently told me that the pointer moves by virtue of tiny electrical impulses sent to my hands in order to cause the ideomotor effect… So, there’s a lot of food for thought. (Thank you, Karen, for your wealth of information! It has been very, very helpful to me.)
Thank you Emily for sharing your fantastic ideas and suggestions for augmenting one’s Board work and moving beyond any “clearing” symptoms. Anything we can do to develop and strengthen our own channel (our body electric) will enhance the flow of this connective work. Also, by honoring our connections, as you so do with the tea and honey, provides a strong message not only to our Guides, but to ourselves that there is a greater source of energy to which we are connected and that we a natural conduit for it.
I feel very tired after a seance, too, I read somewhere that the spirits use “our” energy in order to be able to communicate with us.
I’m tired also after scrying (I use a crystal ball).
Maybe it’s due to the intense concentration in which we are.
I know I should ground myself more (I avow : I do it “lightly”!) so as to lose less energy, and take the energy of the Earth.
Thank you again for all you do! (And do tell me if I post to many comments! But the discovery of the oui ja board was such a good surprise, and my wonder is still extreme when I observe my planchette moving by itself! it’s like a dream come true!! And here there’s nobody whith whom I can talk about the oui ja).
Hi Claudia. I so appreciate your comments. I’m certain many others feel so alone with this tool too. I too felt this way for years until I came out in the public with my books and experiences. Many people reached out to me and shared their experiences. I felt so honored to hear their testaments as I feel to hear yours.
Continue your explorations into the expansive world that we call the universe and I call the multiverse!