Rescue is the art/science of guiding those souls which have wound up in an earthbound condition after death (which means they have wound up "stuck" around the physical plane, rather than moving on to higher realms (astral/Summerlands/etc) as they should. This can happen when people die in pain (physical or emotional) and stay focused on the pain, or in some other circumstances which require an intense focus on the physical plane (such as soldiers who die in combat). In many cases, rescue is just a case of gaining the earthbound spirit's attention sufficiently to break their focus on the physical, and, say, bring their attention to what they can now see about them, which allows them to become aware of the spirit guides/helpers/etc around them, who then help them to pass on. (Some of those spirits may be the astrals of people who are still alive on earth: such people are sometimes referred to as shadow walkers or world walkers.) I've given links for a few sites on rescue previously: a few more (which may include some of those from before) are given at the end of this post.
One of the ways which can be used to gain the attention of the earthbound entity is have them be channelled by a medium. The change (to the earthbound entity) of body (especially, for instance, if the medium is of a different sex) and of circumstances (e.g., by the interviewer [who is speaking to the earthbound entity being channeled by the medium] beginning with the question "do you know where you are?") is very good at gaining their attention, which can then be directed towards passing over.
Such conversations MAY include some minor resolution/partial resolution of issues, but the sort of prolonged, drawn out, long, heavy emotional focus shown in the TV series "Ghost Whisperer" (whilst great TV - and I watch the series, even if I cringe at some of the technical '"rescue" aspects) is not part of the experience of myself or others who work in this field.
There are other earthbound entities, who know they are earthbound, and wish to stay that way because they enjoy being able to manipulate and torture others who are incarnate (i.e., "physically alive"). When it is time to ensure those entities pass on, the experience is MUCH tougher - and MUCH more rewarding from the point of view of personal growth. The key aspect here is that:
(a) most mediumship in this circumstance is not deep mediumship, which means that the medium's personality can still have a part to play, and
(b) under those circumstances, entities who are, for instance, angry, can only be angry in a medium if that medium has the potential to be angry.
If you find you are channelling entities who are uncooperative, or angry, or depressed, then you know you have some work to do on yourself in those areas (see some of my earlier posts on workshops for suggestions on how to work on these ideas; by channeling such entities you earn some karmic credit towards being able to improve those aspects of yourself). On the contrary point, if you find these entities are cooperative, pleasant or communicate well, then you know those areas are reasonably strong in you. One of the traditional ways that I understand Indian yogis work is to absorb entities or energies which are causing problems to others into their own auras, from which the potential for such problematic behaviour has been thoroughly replaced by positive behaviours that the energy/entity is "cleansed". I've done this in a minor sense, and it is VERY testing of how well you have evolved: I have the greatest respect for those people who can do this.
This post will have to be continued and elaborated over time, so ... stay tuned :)
Love, light, hugs and blessings
This post's photo is from Richmond, Tasmania (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Tasmania)
Tags: about me, astral, communication, energy work, judging others, life lessons, mediumship, planes of existence, rescue, mirrorology
First published: Sunday 18th May, 2008
Last edited: Friday 11th July, 2008 (photo added)
Web sites about rescue (I can't vouch for all of these: use your mind and judge them for yourself)
http://www.spiritrescue.co.uk/ (this site includes examples, and discussion on the use of mediumship for rescue work, including trance to rescue earthbound entities, and an EXCELLENT discussion on working with the astral environment to effect a rescue)