After chatting to people here on the blog who use the ouija / spirit board with good result and no ill effect, I decided to go a head and order the lovely wooden board in the picture above. It's made in Scotland and has a nice, solid feel to it. I really like the clean look too.
I ordered it on eBay on Tuesday and it arrived the next day but I had to go and collect it at the post office this morning as I have a knack for being out when the postman comes around.
After I collected it, I thought "What better day to take it for a whirl than on Beltane?" The veil is thinner than usual this time of year, so surely any spirit wanting contact would manage to get through.
However, I think I was probably in the wrong head space to start with - not with regards to fear (big no-no as it attracts evil spirits) but doubt. I wasn't really feeling receptive and I kept thinking "I bet I'll just move the planchette myself." Then as soon as I did start to feel the slightest tug, I got all tense. Meh.
This totally reminded me of starting to learn how to dowse. I kept second-guessing myself. My sister was a total natural right from the start with the pendulum. I guess we all have different skills and preferences.
Maybe it's just not for me or maybe I need to try the board in the company of another person. It's quite possible that my mind was too preoccupied today still, after last night's happy engagement celebration.
At least there is no lingering spirit present after this brief failed experiment. I followed the psychic protection suggestions in the accompanying leaflet carefully and quite like the prayer for opening and closing the board.
Basically, you pray to the Great Spirit, invoke the Guardians of the Four Quarters and call for the assistance of Mother Earth. You surround yourself with white light and then you call on any spirit guides to step forward.
Another suggestion in the leaflet was to write down your questions beforehand, which I did, but I never got as far as asking them during this failed experiment. That said, I'd rather fail at this end of the spectrum than by having a horde of unwelcome spirits in my home :P
I'll try again and if I ever do succeed, I will certainly blog about it again. In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas of how to correct what went wrong here, I'd love to hear from you!
Love & Blessings,
☆ Lisa Frideborg Lloyd ☆
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