WHAT IS CHANNELING?
Channeling is receiving inspiration from and communicating with God. It may come in the form of intuition or inspired thoughts; or it can come in the form of messages received from your guides, angels and loved ones who have crossed over.
I asked my guide Malachi for a definition of channeling and this is what he gave me:
"Channeling is communication with God. It is the opening of the divine connection that all humans have. It is receiving information from the Creator in whatever fashion is best suited for you.
You may receive information from a connection to nature or from the sound of a child’s laughter. Who among you has not been moved by beautiful music or lyrics of a song? Words on paper in a book or from a poem may move you to ecstasy. Running or walking out among nature may cause you to have a connection to spirit. Seeing a rainbow after a storm and feeling the energy coming from the colors of that rainbow-all of these are channeling.
It is the way in which you receive the voice of God-for God does indeed still speak to you in many ways every day. Who has not seen the face of God or heard the voice of God when you look into the eyes of a loved one or a beloved pet. All of this is channeling.
There is nothing mysterious about the ability to hear what God is telling you. He tells you of his love for you in everything around you in the world. Channeling is prayer. Prayer is nothing more than a conversation with God. The problem is that many of you have one-sided conversations. You speak but do not take the time to listen. How do you feel when you are speaking to someone and they are not listening to you?
God speaks to you all the time. Channeling is not only speaking to God but taking the time to hear His reply as well. It is a natural to us as breathing-and we say us, because we too channel. You may think that it is a purely human thing but it is not. We are channels for God’s voice as well. There are many ways that we are all used as God’s instrument. Channeling is the opening of the heart to hear the voice of God. Words from the Creator are heard in the heart; not with the ears."
Channeling is what happens when you are deeply in touch with your guides, your angels or your higher self. When you have received inspiration, you have been in touch with something greater than yourself. We are always receiving information and guidance but most of us usually ignore our feelings. We have been raised to "be realistic" and not to give in to our "imagination".
How many of us had "imaginary friends" when we were little? Quite a few of us I think. We were told that they didn't exist and that we had to "snap out of it" and "come down to earth"! Why do you think these phrases were used? Because we were "out there" with the angels and our guides! That was a natural state of our being that we sadly left behind as we grew up.
Channeling occurs when you allow your conscious mind to receive and act on messages from your super conscious mind where your higher self, your guides and angels reside. They are always ready at a moment's notice to give you inspiration and guidance.
Channeling is a natural flow of information from something "outside of" and "greater than" our conscious mind. It can be controlled and directed but it also occurs spontaneously when we least expect it and usually need it the most. It is walking in spirit and allowing a higher knowing to guide us along our path.
Channels get a "bad rap" sometimes but they have been around since the beginning of time. Many, if not most, of our greatest religious books or teachings were received from a higher realm by their authors; including The Bible. Magnificent works of art and music and some of the leading scientific breakthroughs of ourtime were acknowledged to have come from a "higher source" by their creators.
Mozart readily admitted that his music flowed through him from some source that he didn't understand and Sir Isaac Newton found that his greatest inspiration came from a higher source as well.
WHO CAN CHANNEL?
Anyone can channel and most everyone does to some extent. Most of us use the guidance for our own lives but there are those who channel guides, angels or entities in order to give information or guidance to others.
There are many well-known channels in the world today like JZ Knight who channels RAMTHA and who appeared in the movie "What the Bleep do we Know?". Jane Roberts channeled SETH from the mid 1960's until her death in the early 1980's and wrote a series of very well received books. Lee Carroll has a whole series of KRYON books and speaks all over the world.
Albuquerque's own Betsy Morgan Coffman channels ORION.
Not many people know this but the first version of the movie "The Secret" featured ABRAHAM as channeled by Esther Hicks. Due to a contract dispute, they had to re-do the movie and remove Esther Hicks and ABRAHAM but ABRAHAM/Hicks is known world-wide for the book "Ask and it is Given" and their teaching about the Law of Attraction. All of these people are vessels for these great and wondrous entities who each have their own messages to give to others on this planet.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CHANNEL?/HOW DOES ONE CHANNEL?
The channeled state is really a trance state. When you go deeply within and quiet your conscious mind, you open up yourself to guidance from a higher realm. This higher realm may contain angels and archangels or spirit guides or light beings or beings from other worlds. This higher realm also contains your higher self. The trance state happens to us all the time. It is a normal part of our mind's function.
If you have ever had a trying day at work and left work with your mind racing and suddenly found yourself at home, not remembering the trip there, you were in a trance. When you are operating, even for a moment, in the realm of the sub or super-conscious mind and not the thinking, conscious mind you are in trance.
The higher realm of which I speak is found in all things. There is a higher consciousness or vibration that permeates all living things. It is the energy that created our universe and each one of us. It is the One Source of all things; The Great Spirit or God, if you like. Our superconscious mind is where we connect to this higher realm; to that which is One Source.
In this realm we can connect to other humans, to our animal friends or to those beings on a different dimension like angels or spirit guides. We can receive information for our own life or we can receive information to share with others.
People receive information in different ways. There are those of us who are more visual in nature and receive images. Others may hear something first or feel something. Do not discount the way in which you receive your information. You may hear a lot of people in the spiritual or New Age community saying to "visualize" something. Never think that the information you receive through hearing or feeling is any less than that which someone "sees".
people channel in ways that are unusual. For example, one may receive
information through "inspired writing". This is when the person who is
channeling writes down what they hear, see or feel-many times they are
not even aware of writing until they come out of the trance. This is the way that I write down the information from Malachi and my other guides. This is different from "automatic writing" which is when the channel is consciously engaged in an activity, such as reading, while one or both of their hands is engaged in writing messages that are completely independent from what they are doing.
Some people who channel out loud do not remember what they have said while in the trance state. This was the case with the famous "sleeping prophet" Edgar Cayce.
Edgar Cayce went into a deep trance that resembled sleep.
while in this state, he was given information from his spirit guides
which he relayed out loud to the people he was reading for. His
readings were about many things but he became most famous for his
medical readings where he was able to diagnose and prescribe treatment
for many illnesses or injuries. All of his readings were transcribed
while he spoke and when he came out of trance, he did not remember what
he had said. His wonderful healing information lives on due to the
secretary who transcribed his readings and The Association for Research
and Enlightenment, the foundation that preserves the records and created
a line of health products based on his readings. If you wish to find
out more about him, and his channeling, click here.
As I said before, the channeled state is a natural part of your mind and quite easy to master. Deep breathing can bring about the relaxation necessary.
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