Words From Spirit Inspired Writing
Christmas Break Roundup
Let me share an amazing story with you about some wonderful people.
Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, I have spent most of my working day creating and producing digital content for online resources. Whilst I had a reasonable reserve of money, I produced podcasts for and about other mediums, their stories and their work. These were, and to be honest still are, very popular and have been listened to by thousands of like-minded people across the planet. Since reestablishing the episodes on all the platforms again in May 2022 over 3500 people in 72 countries have listened to the podcasts. In total since launch, the combined number of listeners has been in excess of 345,000.
As we all know, in February 2022 the last podcast was produced. The project was shelved after personal funding ran out and I could no longer afford to continue. I changed direction once more and decided to continue sharing my knowledge through the power of the written word. In March 2022 I became more interested in developing my relationship with the spirit world and chose to ‘experiment’ with my personal hobby of writing with inspiration about the spirit world. The intent was to allow those working with me in spirit to communicate through my pen. At this same time, I chose to make this writing public for the first time.
From that, I produce three series of publications. The first is called ‘Words From Spirit-Inspired Writing’ and is a free weekly publication that includes the written words from one example of the writing. The second publication is an extension of that work and is simply called, ‘More Words From Spirit-Inspired Writing’ and is two additional samples of the writing sent to paying subscribers twice weekly. I also create a third publication called, ‘The Inspired Spirit’ where I talk about all aspects of my work with the spirit world, sharing stories, exercises, audio files and much more. Some of the content is free whilst the majority is available to paying subscribers.
Now let me get to the point of this article. Over the nearly three years of producing this content, I have been privileged to have been financially supported by a handful of remarkable people from various countries including the UK. Every month, they send their donation without question, without hesitation, without asking anything in return, to support my work.
Those combined funds have been used towards the costs of maintaining the podcasts which still incur fees to keep them available for everyone else. Thankfully, the writing aspect of my work doesn’t incur costs, only my time. So subscription fees raised from these publications help keep my bank overdraft smaller than it would be without their support.
I would love to list those financial supporters’ names here, including the subscribers to the written work, but I respect their privacy too much to do that. However, if you are a paying subscriber or one of those that donate to ‘Spirited Talk’ every month,
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT.
I share my work through digital online platforms and the downside is often the silence I face. A few readers of my written work comment occasionally and some feedback still comes in for the podcasts. But without the support of those paying supporters, I could not produce the content that so many thousands of people have enjoyed.
Yes, the Spirited Talk bank account is currently in overdraft and has been for a number of months, but without the financial support I do receive, it would be untenable. That is an amazing story. The generosity and kindness of the few is so remarkable and much appreciated. Thank you for believing in me and this work.
| a small selection of the commonly asked questions about WFSIW
Q: What or who inspired you to do more inspired writing?
I have always been aware of this faculty and have carried an interest with me for many years. I have read complete books on the subject, starting with the ‘Silver Birch’ series. Early in the noughties a mentor, Joan Dunbar, gave me a book to read called ‘Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsch. I was blown away when I read that and I guess that sparked the interest. I’ve learnt of ordinary people that were drawn to the need to write words from an invisible force, even when they were not believers in an afterlife.
I also took time to understand the big difference between true ‘automatic’ writing and that of ‘Inspired writing, and learnt that the gap between the two is actually smaller than one might imagine.
I was also inspired by a Spirited Talk guest, Kavya Jaiswal, who shared some examples of her work with us.
Q: Do you honestly believe that everything you write is not of your own imagination?
No, nor have I ever claimed that to be so. In the same way that not every word that a medium speaks is from the spirit world they are connecting to. There are degrees of influence at work. The less of the medium involved, the greater the connection can be.
Q: How do you remove yourself from the process when you’re writing?
This is the hardest aspect of the process to explain. I have, and still am, developing a relationship of trust with the speakers in the spirit world working with me. We have established some basic rules that I follow rigidly all the time. I know when it is right to start and they know when I have stepped away from listening to their voice.
One of the most important rules I have is in place before I even start writing. I have disciplined myself to not think of what subject to write about. Nowadays, when I open the notepad, I have absolutely no idea what is going to be written. That is left with the spirit speaker to decide.
Q: Why do you use a digital notepad and how important is that to your work?
I already owned the Onyx Boox Note and was using it for my general note taking and notes library. I am enthusiastic about diarising and keeping copious notes about my unfoldment. When I started this public experiement, I was already familiar with the tablet, I owned it and it was therefore my obvious choice.
I don’t get pen or pencil failures. I don’t have to turn pages, I don’t need a light on and when I’m done, there is a digital copy available ready to transcribe.
Personally, it is what I am used to and although the devices are quite expensive, I see it as an investment in my learning. A digital notebook is certainly not essential though.
Q: Why do you share your work with the public?
The simple answer is that I feel drawn to. The most important aspect of becoming a better medium is getting the knowledge and education to back it. After over two decades of learning, I still enjoy that aspect more than anything else. From the early years of this working with spirit, I recognised big egos at work amongst some (not all) of the more popular mediums I was studying. They often gave the impression that they were special, different than mere mortals and beyond being taught anything from apparently inferior people. Their personal image seemed to be more important to them than it should. I decided I would not take that path and instead I would always remain a student and as humble as I could.
I am so excited about what I learn, because I am not always the easiest student to teach, as some of my mentors will tell you! (ask Mark Stone or Rachel Casson!) I question and don’t accept everything on face value. Sharing my enthusiasm to learn, to be educated in the subject and to share that with others is a wonderful aspect of this work.
Q: Why do you not do many public demonstrations these days?
At heart, I am a private person, an introvert you might say. I am super-sensitive as a person and a bit of a perfectionist to boot! I have no desires or driving forces within me to book demonstrations, although I have done them in the past. I don’t believe that this work is entertainment and have found that many churches have moved away from the true esssence of this work towards only caring about the ‘granny messages’ for their dwindling congregations.
I am very happy with where I am with my work with spirit. I do do occasional private readings as and when I feel the desire to. There is more to this work than just being a medium.
Q: Have you thought about writing a book?
Yes. In fact, I want to produce one from the written sessions of WFSIW to date. But I cannot seem to find the time to produce one. It is on my radar and might happen soon. Of course, if you have the skills and experience and want to help me put one together, I wouldn’t close the door on you! Watch this space.
Q: Do you believe you learn from the spirit team through your writing?
Absolutely yes. A recent session included a question from a reader asking about evil, for example. I allowed the spirit speaker to talk about that and what came through on that session was way beyond my knowledge. I learnt so much, just in that one writing.
The spirit world can and will teach us. That should never be our only source of knowledge though. We should all balance our learning with education from both sides of the veil. Learning entirely from spirit would be unhealthy in the long term, in my humble opinion.
Q: Does your partner, Jane, support you and hold the same beliefs?
I could not imagine a more supportive person. Jane is a remarkable lady and stands by me in whatever I do, including my work with spirit. Her personal beliefs about there being an afterlife have ‘softened’ from originally being those of a non-believer. Nowadays, she is more open to the work and has showed some remarkable intuitive abilities herself.
Q: What are you hoping for in the new year of 2023?
I am already a very lucky man. I live in a beautiful home with a beautiful lady. We both have reasonable health considering we share 130 years between us! My work with spirit is one of progression, and has been for many years.
I am working harder on getting a better balance in my life which means stepping back from the spirit work a little. I want to find time to visit my family in the south of England. I am hoping to rekindle my joy for making videos as a hobby. I am exploring other potential avenues for podcasts and video content for YouTube. I intend to continue with my writing and would like to believe I can increase my audience.
FINALLY, ALL THAT REMAINS FOR ME TO DO . . .
I would like to wish you a very peaceful & joy-filled Christmas period, no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Thank you for being part of my ‘journey’. A special thank you to those few wonderful people that have offered financial support towards the Spirited Talk project. Without your support, I don’t know where we’d be with this work. You have been valued all the way and I do hope you can stay with me into the future.
Thank you so very much.