We talk to Darren about his own awakening and desire to elevate others in their Spiritual development.
I never really wanted to be a medium, in fact for the most part of my early life I never knew what I wanted to do or be. I used to envy my friends at school who knew what they wanted to do from a young age. I decided to train to be an electrician as being from a working-class family, all the men had physical jobs, my Dad is a joiner by trade so I just followed in his footsteps and got an apprenticeship. I found a placement at an electrical installation company but I wasn’t there long before I realised I wasn’t cut out for making those kinds of ‘connections’.
I’d been seeing lights around people for most of my childhood, lights I didn’t believe had any spiritual or paranormal significance until I read about the ‘aura’ in a book in the library. It was in the same book that mediums were discussed, what they did, and also where I’d find them. The Spiritualist Church seemed to be place where they hung out and there happened to be one local to me so I took myself along on a cold, dark, foggy evening in December 1991. It was there I first started to receive communication with the Spirit World, I was 17.
Now, 27 years later I offer help to those, who were like me back then, people who are unsure what is happening, why they’re seeing, hearing, and feeling things no-one else does, and more importantly, what is its purpose.
The truth is that I don’t really do the teaching, I just offer students the tools and information, their awareness is their own responsibility. I do however use my own intuition and mediumistic awareness to feel what is happening within the students so I can ‘walk with them’ as their unfoldment takes place.
I realise that not everyone’s purpose is to be a medium and not every person who attends a workshop or seminar will move into that particular arena. But what will always happen to some greater or lesser degree is that students will have a greater awareness of themselves, their emotions, and their ability to listen to, and respond to their instinct; in effect they become ‘awakened’ to their own Spirit.
It was the French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin who said that “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience”. Once we recognise that and we identify ourselves in that way we then move through life with a desire to ‘elevate’ others, something we all could benefit from in our own world, and the world at large.
That really is my reason for teaching because it offers students the opportunity to recognise who they REALLY are and then go and make a positive difference to others.