What is Channeling?

Have you ever been completely engaged in an activity and lose your sense of time or feel that you were no longer orchestrating the activity? Runners get what they call "runners high". Musicians often report when writing music or performing that at some point the music is flowing and they are no longer completely in control. Writers and artists often report a sense of timelessness when engaged in their art when they forget to eat, or lose track of time.

We are so much more than our conscious awareness. We are connected to a vast world beyond our comprehension. There are times when we are able to cross through that veil and interact with something or someone that is bigger than ourselves.

Recently I shared a message I received from my Guides. I wanted to address the subject of how I receive the information, whether it is for a message for the blog, or in a private session, or to a group.

The name commonly associated with delivering information received by a being not in physical form is channeling.

Channeling is when an individual puts aside their own conscious awareness and allows the energy of another being to come into their body to share a message, to heal, or to do other things allowed by the person engaging in the experience. This can be a conscious agreement or, in the aforementioned examples, it can happen spontaneously when an altered state of consciousness is achieved.

The biggest question I often hear when I approach the subject is whether or not I am in control of what happens or whether it is kind of like being possessed.

I am not sure how others who channel would describe the experience, but I am somewhat aware of what happens and what is said or done, but normally I forget it after it is over fairly quickly. I am in a bit of an altered state of consciousness, so it is kind of like a dream. If you wake up from a dream, you will be somewhat aware of the dream for a little bit, but if you don't write it down or record it right away, it quickly goes away.

Last week's message happened while I was meditating. I became aware of the Guides interupting my agenda. I am in the process of writing my next book, and I was meditating to receive information on the chapter I was working on. Instead, they began to chat about holding the light. I had to sort of come out of the meditation for a moment because I needed to write it down as they were saying it, so it was kind of like I was channeling as I was typing. The message was like taking dictation. I did not know what they were going to say before the information flowed through my hands. It wasn't word for word. It was like I would receive a download of the message bit by bit but I had to put it into words.

When I am channeling, I am in control somewhat but I am allowing them to use my voice or my hands or whatever. I am putting aside my own consciousness and allowing them to come in. Sometimes it is by intention and sometimes it just happens when I am doing spiritual work or teaching or seeing a client or whatever.

How do I know it is a Higher Vibrational Being and not a ghost or a lower level entity?

I have been doing this long enough I can tell!

Remember that your own vibration has to be a match to theirs for there to be contact. It is impossible to channel a Higher Vibrational being if you are mad or sick or depressed. You will get the energy that you are a vibrational match to. Now, if an earthbound soul wants to give a message or speak to someone, I have to almost lower my frequency to allow that to occur. Sometimes that is an important aspect of their healing so I allow it temporarily.

Recently in a session with a client, the client's deceased husband came through. It looked like there was a large chain tying him to her and he appeared to be in a dark place. It turns out he had died of an overdose and had not crossed over but instead attached to her. First I allowed him to give her a message and then I called in the Angels and his ancestors to remove the chain and assist him in going to the light. There is a healing aspect to allowing souls to give a message before crossing, and it actually assists the living and the dead in finding closure and moving to a place of healing.

I have read of channels who report being completely unaware of what is going on when they are channeling, but I am not one of those. I am not completely conscious, but I am somewhat a consenting partner in the process.

When healers, whether it be by Reiki or some other form of hands on or intentional transmission of healing energy, send healing energy through their hands or through their intention to someone else, they are channeling! They are pulling healing energy from a Power Source, allowing it to flow in to their body and out to another person, animal, or other intended recipient.

Many times when I am doing a healing session I will feel my Healing Guides coming in to my body and I will be aware of the energy flowing out through my hands or through my pendulum or whatever tool I am using. The tools are an extension of the healing energy that is channeling through me to someone else. If it is a message, then it flows out of my voice from the one delivering the