by Linda Johnson
Using a Ouija Board (or magic board) has become a controversial subject. Some people regard them as 'evil' yet they continue to be sold in shops alongside Scrabble and Monopoly as a game. This is where many of the problems begin.
The name 'ouija' comes from a combination of the French and German words for 'yes' and was a popular form of entertainment last century when there was a resurgence of interest in spiritualism.
The numbers and kinds of beings in the astral world are much more vast than here on the material plane and one can therefore presume that among their ranks there are those who regard us with mischievous intent, indifference, pure love and everything in between.
Just because a person has 'passed over', they do not suddenly become an angelic being. Most people are still much the same as they were in 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 they shed the more dense particles and will go naturally to higher realms as they are ready. There are also other beings on the astral level who are non-human. This is whole different subject in itself, which I will cover in more detail in another article.
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 spiritual development of the participants and their intent. Also, the level of preparation and location has to be taken into account.
Ouija boards are a form of channeling. The more variation in the development and intent of the participants, the more varied the results.
Example 1: A group of drunk friends decide to have a s�ance 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 s�ance should never be done.
Example 2: The home s�ance. 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 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 s�ance can be harmless, but nothing is guaranteed. If the participants follow some basic guidelines (listed below) the chances for a positive experience will be greatly enhanced.
Example 3: A group of people who regularly work on their own spiritual development get together to use the board. They are relaxed and open. Their intent is for spiritual guidance rather than earthly pursuits. They have followed the basic guidelines and fill themselves with love. These people are much more likely to meet their spirit guides or a teacher making first contact. Their higher channels of communication are open to higher realms. There may be those among them who are psychically and spiritually developed who help attract the higher teachers. Even these people may get some low level interference because the astral level overlaps the physical.
When this level of development is reached and contact with guides and teachers is made and confirmed, the board becomes a very slow method of communication. There may be someone among the group who is ready to physically channel the guide or teacher so questions to this effect should be asked and followed until the board is no longer needed.
I stress here that direct channeling should only be attempted by people who are spiritually developed. I don't mean just psychic - many naturally psychic people will channel or hear guides anyway. The higher teachers seem to prefer people who have their own lives in order. People who are well balanced, they usually meditate, have learned to forgive and love, have cleared out old karma, are physically healthy, open to new ideas, have balanced their physical, emotional and mental bodies, their male and female sides - all this raises the vibrational level of that person and makes it easier for a high being to adjust the vibrations enough to enter.
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 dialing 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.
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR USING A OUIJA BOARD.
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.
Choose a place that feels good - has the right vibrations, a home where loving people live, or a room usually devoted to learning and meditation.
Nighttime is usually better for these things because of the reduced amount of electrical activity and interference 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. If you check the Table of Correspondences you may choose a certain hour of a certain day that will suit your purpose better.
A chain is only as strong as its' weakest link. If you have 3 people of positive intention and one negative, it will lessen the chances for positive results for the others. While the board will still work with skeptics in the room, their negativity will not help.
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.
This is very important. Don't just repeat a few words, visualize it. Start with a meditation where you concentrate on:-
- cleansing your own body, aura and chakras with a visualization of silver rain.
- filling your bodies with white light and extend this to engulf the room you are in, and beyond if you can.
- call upon your guides to protect you and ask them to allow only information and entities through for your highest good.
You may prefer to use a familiar mantra, poem or prayer while doing the visualization. The important thing is your intent. You want to feel love and fill the room with it until you feel good. Do not be afraid. If you feel fear, don't go ahead with the s�ance. Feel the love envelope and protect you. That love will attract entities who vibrate to that love.
- Do not use alcohol or drugs prior to the session.
By all means enhance your s�ance 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.
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 call upon specific people to come and talk unless you have a good reason. 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. If the information you're getting seems new to you, compare it with other channeled material and see if you're comfortable with it.
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. Then cleanse the room again with white light.
Used properly the Ouija Board can be a positive tool to making new friends and gathering information. However, you should not just stop there and rely on the board. Work on your own spiritual development and this will not only enhance your use of the board, but may render it obsolete - while at the same time improving your whole life.