Posted 11/9/2005 8:22 AM (#96) Subject: Question about Channeling
I have had an experience seven or eight times now, (and it would seem I can cause it to happen daily now if I meditate first), that I believe is channeling. What happens is that if I set quietly, that I will begin having toughts that I feel need to be writen down or typed onto my computer.
I have heard in the past that when you are channeling, you should not go back and read what you had channeled for at least a week. Since this is new to my I have read some of the material. I'm not sure if I even fully understand some of the inforamtion that I have written, as it concerns some rather unusual concepts related to the creation of the cosmos and what happens when we are able to fully manifest our desires.
My plan is to not read any more of this material for a while, and to keep doing the channeling. Does anyone have any other suggestions about what I should or should not do?
Posted 11/13/2005 1:44 AM (#106 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Hi there Mark!
I have done some channeling and that was how it started for me, writing questions out on paper, then sitting and waiting, then writing the answer as it comes. I found that if I write out the question, then it focuses my mind and the answers come easier. I think it turns into automatic writing, which I guess is a form of channeling, because it seemed like someone took my hand and started writing through me, just like the way a guide speaks through a channel. After about a year of this it turned into speaking and I started channeling by speaking. The writing is where it started for me. It was a necessary first step it seemed.
Posted 11/14/2005 9:13 PM (#120 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: Arcata, CA
Typing questions on my computer, waiting for an impulse to answer them and typing out answers to the questions was how it started for me too. I named the spirit answering me Uncle Tom, but it wasn't long before the spirit left and a group took it's place and I began channeling verbally. I didn’t find that reading the material was a problem, however, and in fact it was quite helpful. Just read your material with an open mind and know that you are in the beginning stages and it will get more detailed later as your skills grow. Don’t worry about being grammatically correct or anything, either.
Congratulations on your new skill! It will be a wonderful journey for you!
Posted 11/30/2005 12:07 PM (#143 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
It sounds to me like this is what is called 'Automatic Writing' (another form of channeling)
This is another way to communicate with your guide. I have tried this but my guide did not connect with me. Apparantly, not all guides communicate this way.
You can tell if this is from your guide if the information that comes through is not something you would say or how you would say it.
Posted 12/26/2005 1:29 PM (#186 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Automatic writing in western culture the way we generally think of it comes from the early Dadaist movement post Isadore Ducaca(Maldoror) That and scrying, tapping, Séance are all forms of invocation. In other words using your own self-being as a way to channel or conduit a outside other than self-being.
My thoughts are that if the person is experiencing a valuable interaction with what ever other than self-being one is in contact with than I guess its ok but I would be concerned that leaving my own self-being open to whatever or whomever was around without formal ritual introduction and invitation may be somewhat ill advised. After all I would not leave a door to my bedroom open to the street with the idea that whoever chose to enter may come bearing value. I would suspect that more often than not they may leave bearing value. I understand that the self-being is the most precious thing like the pupil of your eye. What is the most appropriate application of energy in regards to the use of the self-being? In other words if one values ones own self being the same way one values the universal self being than what is the most appropriate way to use the self being?
Having said that I myself spent 8 years exploring very dark places of being through automatic writing. Was it worth it? I probably could have applied my energy to more productive endeavors. But what is it they say “youth is wasted on the young”.
Just my two cents worth of jawboning.
Posted 1/9/2006 2:26 AM (#190 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
As with any divination process, whether you connect with dark spirits or light spirits depends on your own energy. Make sure you are coming from a place of light when attempting any divination process. Of course, the beginnings of a person's intuitive development may seem elementary later, but they were the stepping stones necessary to reach higher ways of divination later. Start with whatever is working, stay in a light space, and come from a place of love, and your expereinces will be pleasant!
Posted 2/16/2006 5:52 AM (#264 - in reply to #190) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: New Zealand
Hello Laura - and all !
When I am in a deep state of meditation/relaxation I am given a single name. Today for example as I was doing the watching the breath mediation the name Agatha came into my head and I am collecting quite a few, Luther, Frank, Joseph and sometimes the same names comes back. It appears into my mind from no-where, my mind is at rest. I do not know of any one who holds the names.
I ask "what would you like me to know?" and I never get anything else.
Once once have I been given a surname:
I was doing a meditation on meeting my guardian angel and this lady in a long rabbit-skin fur coat with a hood appeared and I was instantly drawn into her loving arms, as I was approaching her, the name Elizabeth came into my mind. I received a motherly-type love from her. On writing this experience into my journal I wrote "who is this lady, I do not even know her surname" the name Jenkins immediately appeared into my mind. Trying to find anything about this name I typed into google the name and the first link was to http://www.angelicinspirations.com/page29.htm and a report about Elizabeth Jenkins a metaphysical counselor, teacher and guide. I have not had an experience with Elizabeth since (not that I am aware of!)
Any comments on the names I am receiving and advice on how I can find out more would be great appreciated.
Posted 2/17/2006 9:25 PM (#272 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: Arcata, CA
You are definitely getting names that your spirit friends are giving you. You seem to have a special knack for picking up names, and that is how they're communicating with you! Some of those may be their names that they go by for you, (although they go by many names, perhaps different names for different people, for they contain all names in the One Self just like you do) and some of those names may be given to you so that you will find special teachings that they want you to get, for instance the Elizabeth Jenkins name. When you did your internet search, you found an actual person by that name, and perhaps you will want to check further into that. Perhaps that person has special work to do with you, if a live person has the name. You might find that they lead you to the names of authors whose books you might want to read, people's particular teachings, maybe a guru, etc.
What a wonderful connection you have with your guides! Keep that connection going and it will get deeper! Eventually you'll get full sentances and such!
Posted 3/15/2006 7:58 PM (#308 - in reply to #272) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Hi Christine, I was wondering how you know these are spirit guides when you get these names. I get the same things when I meditate, names of people just pop in, one's do not recognize.. Once I saw a man and woman in their early 30's saying good bye to me at a train station. I believe they were my parents, however this setting was in the 1930's and I was not even born till 1957. what would you speculate?
Posted 3/17/2006 4:23 PM (#311 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: Arcata, CA
Hmmm... well, they may not be spirit guides, but people who are now IN spirit. Either that or their spirits are reaching out to you if they are still alive on the Earth. Consciousness is a funny thing. It knows no boundaries, and dimensions and worlds can blend together. It takes your intuition to decipher the order of things sometimes... What does your intuition tell you about the images and feelings you get?
For instance, a friend of yours might pop up in your mind while you're washing the dishes, or someone who you haven't seen for a long time. Suddenly there they are in your mind, and you are thinking of them. This may be a connection they are making to you at this time. Perhaps this person is thinking about you right now, or connecting with you in some way. Your unconscious picked it up and is bringing it to your attention. If people pop up in your mind, send them love and light, for they are connecting with you in spirit.
Posted 8/18/2006 10:38 AM (#785 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Hello! With all due respect guys, I think you are all saying the same thing when you talk about spirits and the spirits of the dead. Are they all not spirits and working on the same but varied frequencies? They are all spirits even though some bodied or had bodies and the rest pure, negative and positive spirits as even we humans are.
All what Mark wants is the suggestion as to what he should or should not do concerning his plan not to read any more materials 'dubbed' from his channel and instead keep on dubbing and perhaps dumping till when he thinks he’s ready. I do not see anything wrong with that. Mark’s just been intuitive. Of course not saying that one should open his bedroom door to the streets, in which case one would not discern who and how many visitors one is dealing with. The spirit world could be said to a coded world. Most if not all things they relate to people are meant for decoding. Perhaps this is why some catch through their feelers alphabets, numbers, dates, names etc. In the tutelage of Muslim Spiritualists, there are some brand of jinns or spirits that are branded as outright liars and cheats. This does not however mean that they are always so. Those that have the patience to study and work with them know when they are lying or not. So being a channel, medium or whatever is all about being patient and opening ones mind to the light therein which wishes to teach it something. All formalities and methods of invitation are perhaps spices in a matter highly intuitive, or perhaps even wayward in a sense, when almost all the human guides are intoxicated with the wine of power! In this case, instead of emancipating the flock they end up incarcerating them. Like the Persian saying goes: in trying to beautify the eye-brow the eye is blinded.
So Mark, I want to think that the best suggestion you’ll ever have is from that source that wants to work with you. Remain blessed, be patient and ask it when you can to enlighten you! Whoever that has reached your current spiritual level must have begun on something like that. You’ll be ill advised, probably, to throw yours away. Keep the pace.
Religious and native spiritualists where I come from have no confusion regarding spirits of the dead and the so-called pure spirits as their counterparts in the Western World seem to have. Workers in the field claim to interact with both spiririts in their works. There are various stories told about their different and sometimes similar natures in cases of haunting and possession. Thos whose eyes are opened see clearly what happens behind the veil or ‘Kashf.’ It is claimed that there is 70,000 veils of darkness between what the eye could see and the first light of God or the Source. It is also claimed that there is another 70,000 veils of light between the Source and the last lap of the veil of darkness. So perhaps all our inaccuracies are not inaccuracies at all. We are viewing reality from our various levels in the veils of darkness and light. The Sufis have this description of reality: Four blind people came into contact with an elephant for the first time. The first person touched its tusk and said it is like a spear. The second touched its tail and said it is like a rope. The third touched its leg and said it is like tree trunk. The last one touched its belly and said the globe. All of them seemed to have described what was of the elephant even though all descriptions short of what a true elephant is.
Posted 9/14/2006 11:09 PM (#888 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
It is important that in any channeling to realize it is the God Presence -- the Higher Mental Body or the Christ Self -- communicating through us. One is at all times conscious and alert. One is in full control of their free will and realizes it is God, not the small self, in control. Merging in with This, Beloved Jesus said, "I and my Father are One." He also constantly would say, "I of my self do nothing; It is the Father Within who doeth these works." You can be protected from any other entities or thought-forms by asking the Christ Light, the Pure White Light, to always be present and to always be in the Light or a lighted room. Any thought-form that wishes to take over your form or comes with another name -- is truly not of the Light. These thought-forms are of the astral realm, from the Earth's surface to approximately 7,000 feet up, and there is no thing of the Christ in the astral realm. Now, the Christ ideas, of course, from the Higher Octaves of Light must go through the astral realm to reach us, but it does not originate in the astral realm. Incidentally, this is why one never is hypnotized or practices such because it renders one unconscious of the experience and one must needs use their own free will to consciously attain and reach the goal.
Posted 9/29/2006 11:04 AM (#976 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: United Kingdom
As far as channelling is concerned, I would not wish to step on anyone’s toes, but I do have my own views on the matter. Naturally, I can only speak for myself, but I have always found that much of the channelled material that came my way was too negative, inspiring fear rather than hope; that is why I have little time for it. What our world needs more than anything is renewed hope, faith, trust and encouragement. They can only come to us through an ever closer alignment to the forces of light and God, the ultimate Master, guru and healer, who is waiting to take over us and our life, to guide us safely home. That is the only authority who can teach us how to bless and heal, save and redeem ourselves and our world. The way I see it, channelling has had its place and its time, but now we need to re-attune ourselves to the Source of our being, so that each can find their own truth, as it comes from within.
Posted 10/13/2006 5:17 PM (#1022 - in reply to #976) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
About 20 years ago I was very much into the Messages From Michael series, it brought great intellectiual stimulation, a certain understanding of the nature of the universe and the souls who live there, and definite hope as to the bigger spiritual sense of things. It also validated things like astology and numerology for me.
Later I gave up that exploration for some time, mostly because my head was full of the details of my life...
Probably some mischevious types have indeed corrupted some teaching, it would seem if they are fear based they are just not worth your time to read...
Posted 2/2/2007 3:33 PM (#1472 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
I have been channeling my primary Spirit Guide, Aronya, for about 6 months now. But for about 4 weeks now, I seem to be channeling my dog, Ginger. My questions is, has anyone here ever channeled their pet(s)? Is this even a "valid" form of channeling? She doesn't even have to be barking, she can just look at me and I begin to express what she seems to be thinking in my own voice. And when she does bark, I don't her the barking anymore, I can "hear" actual human words.
Posted 2/2/2007 6:28 PM (#1473 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: NE Ohio
i feel dogs and animals are actually part of our souls. We can always choose forms that we want. I will explain why i came to this conclusion. I used to have a ghost pet CAT. I loved it, since i have allergic to cats, a ghost one is the only one i could possible have. Anyway, every night, i would call for my cat and both me and my husband would feel a cat jump up on the bed, walk around, then snuggle into the covers and lay down.
One day, i was taking a nap, and i called for my cat.... which i was used to and felt very comfortable with this cat always coming when i called. Well, I was in a state of deep relaxation, but woke up and looked at the cat.... and actually SAW the cat. This was the first time i actually SAW her.... She looked like an orange tigar kitty, medium in size. I reached over to pet her and she scratched me. I yanked back, because i wasn't expecting that. and then i yelled at the cat... saying "Hey.... i am not going to hurt you, i just wanted to pet you". Then, all of a sudden, the cat flat out turned into a little girl. She was african and just real shy looking. I asked her why she was in the form of a cat and she said that her MASTER's wife liked Cats and wouldn't hurt her in that form. I said, Ohhhh. I then asked what happened to her, she said that she had become pregnant by her master and her master's wife hurt her because of it. (now i have a cause of human death) I then explained to her, that the date was 2005, and that her master and his wife are no longer around, that she is free to do what ever she wanted and should smile and dance.... Beleive it or not, i saw her twirling around, dancing.... with a huge smile on her face. Then she was gone.
I miss my ghost cat now. She has crossed.......
Conclusion: It was always her choice to remain... but fear kept her here. She was so afraid, she pretended to be an animal and appeared to actually be one. Once she realized that she was no longer a slave, or in danger.... she was free'd. Makes me tear up, because i know she was happy now.
I was in a meditative state to see this.... visual channeling perhaps. But we spoke using telepathic means. I have communicated with many spirits, using my thoughts and not actual words.
I have actually channelled REAL information that panned out to be accurate, for investigations. A real jaw dropper....lol
I am always still amazed. I give credit to my guides.... and UMS. LOL
Posted 2/6/2007 7:09 PM (#1481 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
I was surprised to find in the Meet Your Guide meditation that a most beloved cat friend of mine who died over twenty years ago is still very much alive and a part of my understanding and connection to unconditional love, devotion, patience, forgiveness, humor, and wisdom. She is present in every loving look that I see in cats. Yet I still miss her physical presence.
Posted 2/21/2009 10:17 PM (#13908 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
I have some questions about channeling. I have had experiences in the past... from the time I was young, to hear random words, or even small sentences. I learned from UMS, and a very good friend of mine who is intuitive, that these are messages from our guides, or loved ones who have crossed over.. The experiences were rare, and nothing I thought too much of until recently.
Last summer, I became a certified hypnotist, and began using self-hypnosis, and the meditations provided from UMS, and I noticed a very different "shift". I have begun to receive messages more often. But they are still in the form of very random words, small phrases..etc, that don't really make much sense.
I have met my spirit guide through guided meditations, and realize there is a strong connection between us, and feel very close to him. But I am somewhat concerned of blending with him, as one of the meditations suggest.
I guess my question is, how do I start to receive more substantial messages, and is "blending" with my guide the only way to obtain this? I do feel protected by my guides, so I shouldn't be concerned about this. I am also wondering if clairaudience is the same as channeling, or is it merely a form of channeling?
Posted 2/21/2009 11:42 PM (#13911 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: Maximum Overdrive
I have some welling of tears in my eyes as I write this....all of my cats today have seen their sister, Girly Sue, get a treat from the "Meow Meow Head" which is simply a battery operated container in the shape of a cat, like a cookie jar, and when you raise the head, it goes meow-meow. Girly Sue figured out that if she lifted the head and it went meow meow, she gets a treat. Luckylee and Poppyhead have seen Girly Sue do this for twentysome years, Sissy for about two years. NOT ONE SINGLE ONE OF THEM has done the same...they sniff and smell the Meow Meow head, but they don't lift it up to make it go Meow Meow. And the only way you can get a treat is if you make it go Meow Meow. My next to oldest cat I ever had, Girly Sue, was my smartest cat. I found her as a kitten sitting in the middle of the road. But I will never ever forget my oldest cat, Inkspot..Inky.....she and I lived for almost 30 years together....and she would have continued more.....she took a trip to the vet...never to return! She was living dead.....she smelled foul and ate very little, but she did most of the things she liked to do....like climb up on top of the tv and sleep. However, she was a bit incontinent and would...never mind...I have written this all before......I would love to know that Biscuits, Grumpy, Stampy (Samantha), Dilbert (the only male cat I ever had), and Pendleton..she is a she....are well and happy and I would like to play with them again....ideally as the man of age that I was when they were part of my life.
Biscuits-Old Age Grumpy-Cancer Stampy-Cancer Dilbert-attacked by a dog Pendleton-Old Age Girly Sue-Old Age Inky-Extreme Old Age
Posted 2/22/2009 12:04 PM (#13915 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
"Dilbert-attacked by a dog."
Sorry to learn dear Marty, but you are such a strong fellow quite in tune with the unique nature of our beings. You will not miss those poor beings so misleadingly, knowing the warmth and comfort of the place they are resting now. So sorry to learn about your "Dilbert." If it was attacked a couple of days ago, I was privileged to have been shown when dogs-of-night attacked the cats in my compound. They made away with a mother of three beautiful kittens and killed her visiting white tom breed. I don't know why God sets dogs against cats, cats against rats etc, etc - May be to pay back! "Karma" of the animals, Aquarius?!
Posted 2/23/2009 10:44 AM (#13928 - in reply to #13908) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: NE Ohio
seashelly - 2/21/2009 10:17 PMI have some questions about channeling. I have had experiences in the past... from the time I was young, to hear random words, or even small sentences. I learned from UMS, and a very good friend of mine who is intuitive, that these are messages from our guides, or loved ones who have crossed over.. The experiences were rare, and nothing I thought too much of until recently.Last summer, I became a certified hypnotist, and began using self-hypnosis, and the meditations provided from UMS, and I noticed a very different "shift". I have begun to receive messages more often. But they are still in the form of very random words, small phrases..etc, that don't really make much sense. I have met my spirit guide through guided meditations, and realize there is a strong connection between us, and feel very close to him. But I am somewhat concerned of blending with him, as one of the meditations suggest. I guess my question is, how do I start to receive more substantial messages, and is "blending" with my guide the only way to obtain this? I do feel protected by my guides, so I shouldn't be concerned about this. I am also wondering if clairaudience is the same as channeling, or is it merely a form of channeling?Any thoughts would be appreciated. Michelle
I don't think that becoming one with your guide is any danger, as they are already one with us anyway. We are one with everything. Allowing yourself to be one, doesn't mean allowing them to control you, it's allowing yourself to view and feel their eternal knowledge or gain more information that will help you.
I too learned of my channeling skills, way after the fact that I had been doing it a long time, with out knowing that is what it was. It's just information coming to you consciously, that you may have had subconsciously, as all our subconscious minds are one. That is where your cell memory of all that there is, it located. The subconscious is bigger than our personal existence.
I hope coming from another hypnotists point of view, i may put things into a perspective that is understood in a way that I personally see it. We are one.... our higher self is our guide. They are only separate by the conscious. That is how I feel anyway.
Posted 2/23/2009 2:46 PM (#13934 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I feel very much like you, and believe that everything is connected. I am thinking the reason I may be procrastinating is self doubt. I really need to get over that.. I have already had several experiences and know that it is possible. I only wish that the messages I receive would make more sense. But like everything, it takes practice, and maybe in the future I will be able to understand what they are telling me.
I will keep trying.. thank you again for your reply.
Posted 3/23/2009 12:16 AM (#14206 - in reply to #120) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Hello Christine Breese,
In regards to your previous statements to MarkV:
Typing questions on my computer, waiting for an impulse to answer them and typing out answers to the questions was how it started for me too. I named the spirit answering me Uncle Tom, but it wasn't long before the spirit left and a group took it's place and I began channeling verbally. I didn’t find that reading the material was a problem, however, and in fact it was quite helpful.
May I please ask if this is some art or skill that you learned from a specific book? If so may I please ask the name of the book? I ask because i would be interested in reading the book. I have had some intersting experiances while writing and would like to understand those experiances more.
Posted 3/24/2009 7:29 AM (#14217 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: NE Ohio
I am not sure how often Christine comes through here, but I do want to mention that she mentions all her sources in her channeling course. She has taken some of the best parts about channeling and summed it up pretty well in her course here at UMS.
Posted 5/28/2009 5:28 PM (#15028 - in reply to #14993) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: United Kingdom
I agree too; and I resonate with what James said earlier: I had to work to let myself go, and let myself freely receive, in the Channelling course; but i would hesitate before seeking to offer myself externally to another as a 'Channeller'.
Though sometimes, poetry, words or music might seem to flow freely too, but I do resonate with the sense that we need to reduce ego, reduce self, work towards, No-thing, No-being, and permit the Divine to flow through into that empty gap thus created
ps, it is also intriguing to see what happens when older posts are resurrected
Posted 5/31/2009 4:12 AM (#15071 - in reply to #96) Subject: RE: Question about Channeling
Location: Queensland Australia
It's more about being aware of the ego, it's roots are deep in the self its easy to mistake the ego as the self, find the spilt, It's a slow process, sometimes you need to enlarge everything to reduce anything an ego can be a fun and healthy affair, -play your favourite song and sing along humility works wonders- there are advantages in not waiting for death before saying goodbye to the ego aswell though hahaha you'll sprinkle a little more love around. "where trouble melts like lemon drops way above the chimny tops thats where you'll find me"