An Article on Psychic development
By Lynn Claridge
Spiritual channeling is a process whereby an individual becomes the channel and the spirit speaks for them. Instead of contacting departed loved ones the entities that normally come through are guides. The information may not have great impact, however, the source seems to hold more weight or at least provide a different perspective.
Many channelers have the same entity or entities repeatedly. The entities that are being channeled, often discuss a particular subject that is normally spiritual and they would pass on their knowledge and their wisdom.
Channeling is a skill that anyone can develop. All you need is the desire to grow spiritually and the determination to reach upwards. Channeling does not take years of special training, but what it does require is the ability to make ones mind calm and free of thoughts and you do need the ability to trust.
If you go back over the years, priestesses and priests of the temples, psychics, seers, witch doctors and shamans were the channel of energy from the unconscious to natural spirits and their own spirit guides.
All civilizations and cultures have had mystics or trace channelers, who provided a service with their abilities. They tap into a different dimension and bring through knowledge, which is not obtainable to the masses. The shamans and the priests have kept this art form alive until this very day and when used with the right attitude it becomes available to almost anyone.
Channeling is for those of you that wish to enrich and develop the wisdom of your higher self. This is not away of solving your daily and emotional problems. Sometimes miracles can happen; however, your guide will guide and help you find the solutions to what you need to know. You guide does this by helping you to see a variety of options you have in your decision making processes.
It is important to understand that channeling must not be confused with someone whose soul intention is to contact the dead and seek their assistance.
When a medium uses spiritual channeling, they are leaving their ordinary waking consciousness and becoming a conduit for a source of energy not normally in their awareness.
They may have a sense of reaching their higher self (the highest vibrational part of the self as this is still identified as individual), a spirit guide, or other light being, or they may feel a beautiful loving energy flowing through their body for the healing of themselves and in that of others. Thoughts or images that are not their own may enter their mind, or they may find they are self-speaking in a way that differs from there ordinary thought process.
Channeling is one of the many gifts of spirit as it helps you to unfold spiritual growth.
Channeling is not practiced as an end in itself, but as a part of the channelers deep desire to be close to the great spirit and to serve as an instrument for the expression of the higher planes of consciousness. The spiritual channeler does not seek glory; moreover, they feel deeply privileged to be part of the personal and planetary healing process.
Having clarity in channeling comes from your ability to reach a higher vibrational source and maintain a clear contact with it. As you enter a deep state of relaxation or meditation, it brings the highest energies present for the session. If you are taking alcohol, medication, are stressed or have fatigue, in fact any form of illness, these will not give you a clear contact. Work only when you and your physical body are in excellent condition.
The spirit guides who will work with you have a single purpose and that is to teach you to see yourself as they see you. A being of love, light and creative potential who is one with ones self. As you begin to accept these truths about your essence, past traumas dissolve and your daily reality begins to come into alignment with the desires of your higher self. A growing sense of peace and joy shows you that you are on the right path.
You can achieve the best results by working with a group whose main goal is to grow spiritually and to become conduits of the energy of love and healing that they receive.
All channelers filter the information that comes through them. It is in the purest form, when sent. The message will be of pure energy and a unit of total awareness and understanding can be seen as a light entering in the channelers aura. As the channelers physical body, mind and vocal chords are expressing the message it will then take on an earthly form, so that it can be understood on the earth plane. In the process of translating energy into words, the message is inevitable altered.
If you want somebody else to channel for you, let your instincts be your guide. Choose a positive person and make sure that their presence makes you feel comfortable and accepted. Most people are apprehensive about the first time they have a channeled reading. So try to separate this anxiety from the sense you have of the channeler. However, if you feel acute discomfort or physic pain, you may want to work with someone else.
Feel free to ask questions before the sessions begin. You may want to know what is the focus of the session, whether you can ask questions and what results other people have received. Ask permission to tape the session. If a tape is provided, you will hear many new things when you later replay your tape.
Attempt to suspend your judgmental self during the session and enjoy the flow of the session. You need not accept any statement that does not ring true to you; ask for more information or simply put it aside and you can consider it later. If you are pushing away positive statements about yourself, that can be a clue that you need to work on self-love. However, if you get no sense of inner confirmation about a statement, let it go.
Remember that channeling often serves its best purpose by spotlighting things you already knew about yourself but were avoiding or denying. Spiritual channeling helps you deal with your fears, understand your options, and move forward more confidently. By pointing out your spiritual gift and confirming your intuitions, it can give you the support you need to be your true self.
Preparing to Channel
I myself found that practicing channeling with others was easier than for me alone. However, taking time for solitude and meditation is also important as this helps strengthen your connection with your spirit guides. Whether alone or with someone else, take some time to sit quietly. Create a sacred space for yourself by lighting a candle, you can also burn some incense. Visualize and feel the white light from the heart flow into you. Breathe deeply and focus on the breath to give your brain a job (Sometimes the busy brain needs a job). You can tell your mind to focus on your breathing, as this helps to quieten the mind.
How to connect with your guide
When you are relaxed, comfortable and your mind is clear, start to telepathically call out to your guide (you might like to call to your angel instead of your guide the choice is yours) ask them to come in to your sacred space.
In your minds eye begin to see them coming towards you. When you feel their presence, imagine that a beam of light begins to radiate from your guide or angel and open your heart, so that the light passes through the feeling of love.
Feel the energy flowing both ways from their heart to your heart and back to them. Once that energy is flowing strongly, imagine a second beam of light radiating from their third eye to yours. Open all your psychic senses and feel the flow of energy between your third eye and their third eye. I have found that connecting on both of these levels helps strengthen the telepathic communication link.
If you are comfortable, invite your guide to come and blend with you. There is nothing to fear. Feel the loving energy coming from your guide. There is absolutely no harm that can come to you in allowing your guide to come close. There are no ulterior motives in the spirit realm, they simply want to love and help you. I let my guide come right up to me and blend with me. It is as if we share the same space for a while.
Once you are in this state, open to the bliss of the oneness. Your guides are of the highest light, and always come in with a tremendous loving energy. You should start to feel comfortable, soothed and uplifted.
If you feel any fear or you find you are uncomfortable, go back to the start and focus on bringing in more white light. Before you start, again ask yourself why you are afraid. Try to let go of the fear and understand that you have complete control over what you allow into your energy field.
Working with your guides and your angels
Your guide and angel can offer you a loving, healing energy, as well as valuable insight from their unique perspective. Accessing these higher dimensions and the feeling of being, connected to your guide or angel can strengthen your soul and help you flow with life.
To strengthen your connection with your guide, you can simply acknowledge their presence in your life. Talk to them telepathically and trust that they hear you. They will respond to you and it just takes openness on your part to “hear” them. They may communicate by a vision, sometimes by words or a feeling of knowingness. The way they communicate is dependent upon the amount of practice you have done. (It will always start slowly. Do not give up. Keep going, as practice always makes perfect).
Keep a journal, notebook, pen or a tape recorder handy. Therefore, if you receive a message that you feel is important you can write it down. This allows you to work with the message until it feels integrated. It also allows you the opportunity to share the message with others, which is a way to validate your experiences.
By practicing this exercise, you can come to know your guide in a deep and profound way. In these chaotic times, taking a moment to connect with your spirit guide can give you the reassurance you need. Even if you do not have a specific question, connect with your healing guide to send you healing energy to balance and energize you.
An important point to remember is, that if your voice changes in tone slightly or your writing changes, do not be alarmed as this is quite normal when practicing channeling.
Be sure to open your heart and let in their love. This can be quite profound and can help you to understand how your guide can help you through your life. Remember trust is important on both sides.