BHB knows about forty-five minutes ahead of time that it will happen. Sometimes he’s struck with fear at the idea. Other times he wakes and wonders what happened. Sometimes he simply falls into trance.
Heart racing. Caught in the in-between [hypnagogic state]. Focus on the in-between can bring it about. Heaviness in the center of the forehead [area of the third eye].
A giving over of oneself to the influence is integral; it is beneficial to have a sitter there to prompt answers with astute questions and write down or record what is given. The Seth Material originated in much the same fashion, as did the revelations via Abraham-Hicks.
I channel as well and have experienced my own physical symptoms. For me, however, it’s more a “Joseph Smith” moment, as it were — that is, I feel a burning in my chest and then a fluttering, like from a tiny bird, in my throat. When I feel the flutter I know I have to speak out. If I don’t speak out the burning in my chest intensifies, as does the vibration in my throat. Sometimes I will lose hearing in one or both ears. My heart will race. (This has also happened when I’ve resisted relaying psychic impressions or images to someone when I’ve been prompted to. In those situations, though, I know what it is I’m supposed to say, as opposed to when I channel — then, I rarely know the message before it is delivered.)
Unlike BHB, however, I’ve never completely “gone away” while channeling — I simply displace my active consciousness and allow the information to come. Displacing the active consciousness comes about via the use of deep relaxation or trance techniques and the clearing of one’s mind. Although displaced, I continue to observe as if from afar — but I am present. It’s like hypnosis as I have experienced it, essentially.
BHB gets displaced entirely, however, and doesn’t always remember that it’s happened. I understand how that might be frightening. However, controls can be put into place to alleviate fear and facilitate the flow of information. Psychic protection can and should be used.
Channeling entities or information from other realms often sheds light on our own experience and path. Being a clear and open channel should not only edify the self, but others.
Do you or have you ever channeled? What physical symptoms do you experience before, during and after?