Paul Ayling - fake Shaman Healer / Spiritual Healer Mar 9, 2020 0:16:38 GMT
Post by omodary on Mar 9, 2020 0:16:38 GMT
Someone paid for me to see him as a birthday present a couple of years ago. I'm still not sure what the practice of 'shaman' healing is, but it involves someone 'connecting' with things we can't see, hear or touch, to produce an outcome that we can't verify has actually happened (in this case, 'mending' someone's soul), so it's cut from the same rag as mediumship.
I saw him because I live in permanent abdominal pain, the doctors have said they can't do anything for me so I was exploring the 'alternative medicine' route and apparently this man was the 'real thing' (expect more quote marks). I've been told he wasn't originally a believer until he experienced some kind of epithany(?) and now he has spirit guides who convey information to him from the other realm about the living, they were able to convey to him a diagnosis for one of his client's medical ailments and this diagnosis was later confirmed by a medical practitioner. He also told a troubled soul that the world was too dark a place for them and they had to go?... or something. That made me curious about him because a truth told to a client in that fashion is not something you'd expect from someone in this trade, who'd be looking to cover themselves and say positive messages like "you will find the place that you belong to", otherwise wouldn't telling someone the world is too dark for them mean they should kill themselves, which is questionable from a legal standpoint? The fact this man considered the authenticity of his messages to be above the law was intruiging enough for me to want to see him.
I'm pretty sure based on my experience though that he was faking. My session with him started with him saying "well, why do you think I'm here today?", the first disappointment because I'd hoping he'd do his medical diagnosis thing and establish why we'd called on him in the first place. So I told him I have tummy ache and he asked me a bit about myself and what I do, etc. he also asked me if there's a time when the pain is worse. I said vaguely, "well it can get bad when I'm travelling" (sitting in the car or on a plane for long periods excaberates it). He started burning Sage incense, this was because his spirit guides were Native Americans. He asked me to stand in the corner of the room and then walked in a circle around me waving this wooden instrument, I can't remember what it was but it was similar to a rattle. He occasionally voiced these random messages that were sent him from his spirit guides, things that could apply to anyone ("don't let others get in the way of your dreams..." this was the central theme of the whole session).
He eventually said that the reason I'm in pain is because I bottle my feelings up too much and they have nowhere to go, so I needed to write more. There was one moment I wondered if he could've been genuine because he first said I needed to write, then he mimed something with the fingers and he laughed and said "or well, you need to do this". I thought holy crap, he knows I'm a pianist he must be real!!!!1... then I realised he was miming typing on the computer. That wasn't clairvoyancy, he'd just remembered my job from earlier so he figured I'm good with computers and he was talking about me keeping a blog. If he'd known I was a musician, that would've at least been more convincing cold-reading. He doesn't win anything for the computer thing.
Anyway, he then leant down and mimed sucking something out of my stomach multiple times, and burped after each time. He was removing the bad energy/chakra/qi. Then he asked me to lie on the sofa and he mimed with his hands pulling something like a long chain out of my stomach, throwing it away, then lifting something off the ground and putting it where he'd removed the bad energy, saying "I'm returning a part of your soul that you lost when you were young and found out you couldn't be the person you wanted to be in this world" (more cold-reading, would be a message that would resonate with most people with my reserved personality). I was bored throughout being reunited with my soul btw. He concluded the whole session by saying that I needed to write, and travel. At this point I was sure he was faking everything because the travelling thing was a really bad cold-reading attempt. Because I had said earlier on that travelling happens to be something that made the pain worse, he assumed I liked to travel. Far from it though. I only mentioned travelling because he'd asked for things that exacerbated the pain, that doesn't mean I like to travel, and just because I contain most of my thoughts doesn't mean I need to write more. I've done that and found myself asking the same questions without answers... writing to myself isn't anything that will heal me in any way, external influence is important for me. You don't need to be a medium to know that talking to others can do a lot more good than writing for yourself.
His fee for this was £90. We talked for a while after the session. He elaborated more on the travelling which is something I should do and referred to "people who live crap unfulfilled lives in London". I didn't like this, just because he obviously preferred the countryside why should he say anyone who lives in a city lives an unfulfilled life compared to him? Saying his own preference for the way he lives is the custom everyone should follow. I also asked him how he knew what he did was real, hoping he could produce solid evidence, instead he said "well, how do I know you're real"? Countering a valid argument with a statement that infers everything is for granted. You may as well argue "is the sky really blue, are you sure? What makes you think so?" and nobody would be able to argue back. It becomes a fun game.
I know this is against the grain of this site, but I do actually believe in an afterlife. But based on this experience I don't believe anyone has any kind of access to that level of existence, perhaps very occasional glimpses at best but nothing to sustain a career with, so all practicing mediums are automatically lying and/or deluded in my opinion. We incarnated here to be human beings, so to assume any kind of 'supernatural' ability defeats the object of what we're incarnated to be. Which is human.
To the credit of some mediums, they were believers their whole lives so they're dedicated; this man came relatively late to the party and now thinks he's the bee's knees of "shamanism" because he got lucky and offered a diagnosis that was later verified. One good hit vs God knows how many misses
Anyway, I hope he's happy I'm doing what he suggested and writing more, even if it is about him, and negatively. On the computer.