If you’ve been in the metaphysical or new age community for any length of time you have undoubtedly heard of the term “channeling.” Maybe you yourself have considered trying your hand at channeling to see what comes through. Perhaps you’ve talked yourself out of it, though, because you think that only other people can channel — the special or “gifted” enlightened few.
What if I told you that wasn’t true? What if I told you that you, too, could be a powerful channel of inspiration and divine information?
Let me ask you this: have you ever been flooded with inspiring ideas while in the shower, or maybe out on a mountain hike? Were there times in the past when your mind was clear and open and lyrics, words, epiphanies, and solutions struck you as if out of nowhere?
If so, then believe it or not, you have already channeled.
Channeling, or the act of being a channel, simply means becoming a living, breathing conduit that Spirit can utilize to come through with energy, information, knowledge and more, in order to edify your life and the lives of others. Messages of healing, innovation, oneness, unity, and love typically come through those who are called to channel.
Some famous channels of our time include: JZ Knight as Ramtha, Jane Roberts as Seth, Esther Hicks as Abraham, and Lee Carroll as Kryon. While these people are considered famous in the metaphysical community, it’s important to keep in mind that they’re really just people who figured out how to get out of their own way long enough to let Spirit come through. They allowed their hands, their mouths, their expressions, their minds, and indeed all of their faculties to be utilized for a higher purpose, and some say they changed the world because of it.
Even though these famous channels had specific beings with whom they worked, it’s really not that important to label who or what comes through you, as long as you’re able to confirm that they’re in alignment with Source Energy and of a high enough vibration to be edifying to you and others. In fact when I first started channeling my Guides I asked them often for a name, or some kind of way to identify them, all to no avail. They’ve always told me that the channeled material is really not about them, but rather the message and energy coming through them, then through me, which is then delivered to you.
So, how can you open yourself up to receiving channeled messages? There are many ways, and there is no one way that is more right than another. (Though there is one way that might be the easiest — more on this in a sec.) You’ll have to do some personal exploration and use your intuition to find out what works for you, and how your Guides and Emissaries wish to utilize your channel. As an example, here’s what I do:
I start off saying a prayer of blessing as I sit in front of my computer, fingers over the keys. Sometimes I have earplugs in and a sleep mask on to cut off all sound and light. I then employ a few preferred techniques to get into a deeply relaxed and meditative state, or what I call “the receiver position.” From there I just wait. I can sense immediately when my Guides have come and when they are ready to start “downloading”, or transmitting the information. I remain in a deeply meditative (or trance-like) state as my fingers fly over the computer keys. It doesn’t take long for literally pages and pages of channeled information to come through.
My process is a form of automatic writing. Here is a good video I made explaining automatic writing in more detail, and how to do it. Follow the steps I lay out and you will find yourself channeling in very short order. Just remember, this is only one way to channel — there are many ways, and you’ll have to find which way works best for you.
Now, some people worry that they will attract a bad, or even demonic entity. This doesn’t happen when you yourself are running the high vibration of Source Energy. However, if this is a fear you have, my recommendation is to first work on clearing this fear (because truly, you have nothing to fear) before practicing any form of divination or spirit communication. Remember, we always attract what we are. Never channel or do any spiritual work when you are running fear energy because that is what you’ll draw in, and of course you do not want that.
However, if you are living a high vibration life filled with love, happiness, joy, and inspiration, and if your intention is to interact only with high vibration beings, then that is exactly the type of being you will attract. Some examples of such beings are angels, ascended masters, advanced spirits, interplanetary or interdimenisonal beings, nature spirits, power animals, ancestors or spirit guides, or simply your Higher Self or God-self. These are the beings we want to attract!
Everyone can channel. If you want to be a channel, you will be; so take the pressure off of yourself and give it a go! Breathe, relax, and allow. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you learn about yourself, the planet, the universe, the nature of reality, or whatever it is that wants to make itself heard through you. Remain open and aware, and have fun with it!
If you are interested in learning more about channeling and discovering how you too can become a channel, make sure to check out my new class, Yes, You Are Psychic!