Private Sittings are a form of Spirit Communication – just the same as you see demonstrated on the Church platform.
The only difference is that this time it is being done in private. Any attempt to communicate with Spirit is, by its very nature, purely experimental and therefore, results can never be guaranteed. Most people are very happy with their sitting, however, if you should be less than satisfied you should ask for your fee to be returned.
A Private sitting should be both evidential in nature and an enjoyable experience. It is not an opportunity to participate in an in-depth discussion about Spiritualism in general. If this is what you want then should arrange this with one of the organisers or with the medium.
Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions which may be concerning you before asking for a private sitting:
WILL I HAVE MY FORTUNE TOLD?
Most definitely not! Spiritualist mediums do not “tell fortunes.” What they will do is attempt to provide you with evidence of the survival of the human soul after death.
IS IT FRIGHTENING?
Not in the slightest. The people who may wish to communicate with you from the Spirit World are, in the main, people who knew you and cared for you when they were alive on earth – why should you be frightened of them?
WHAT IF THEY TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T WANT TO KNOW?
Spirit people, by natural law, are bound to communicate in terms of truth and love, therefore they will not tell you anything that is going to worry or upset you.
CAN THEY PREDICT MY FUTURE?
No! They cannot foretell your future as your future is something which does not yet exist. However, because they are unburdened by physical minds and material influences, they can sometimes take a much broader and long-sighted view of the likely outcome of our actions. Then, of course, they will try to make us aware of these likely situations before they arise.
DOES A MEDIUM KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME?
The medium knows absolutely nothing about you before the sitting begins. During the sitting the medium will only know those facts which the Spirit people choose to tell him or her. However, just as they would while they were here, your Spirit friends will respect your privacy absolutely and nothing of a very private or personal nature will be revealed unless it is important to the communication. However, mediums very seldom remember much of what they have said after a sitting has been concluded.
SHOULD I TRY TO THINK ABOUT THE PERSON OR PEOPLE I WANT A MESSAGE FROM?
You can if you wish, but there is absolutely no guarantee that a message from any particular individual will come through. Remember we are completely dependent upon the wishes of the Spirit people to communicate. We cannot “call them up” it is they who decide whether to communicate or not. Concentration or the desire to have one specific person communicate is not recommended, It can limit the ability of others who are there to talk with you.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO MAKE MY SITTING MORE SUCCESSFUL?
Keep an open mind. Try not to limit your thoughts to one or two people, your message could be from pretty well anyone you have known (or even people who passed over before you were born). Be honest with the medium, if you can’t understand a part of your message, say so, and the medium will try to clarify it for you. Be honest with yourself, don’t say ‘No’ just to be awkward, and don’t say ‘Yes’ just to be helpful.
Keep these few simple guidelines in mind, and your sitting should be an experience to remember.