I’m curious about channeling… is it something anyone can learn? If so, when do you know if you’re ready? How is it helpful? How do you do it? Who/what exactly are you talking to or channeling from?
Inspirations from Binah:
Before answering your questions, we must first decide on a common definition. The American Heritage Dictionary defines channeling as:
channeling n. The act or practice of serving as a medium through which a spirit guide purportedly communicates with the living.
Geoffrey Hoppe writes:
Channeling is a natural form of communication between humans and angelic beings, nature spirits, non-physical entities or even animals and pets. A channeler is very similar to a translator or interpreter. They allow themselves to feel or sense the communication from the other being. The channeler then attaches human words to the communications for the understanding by themselves or other humans.
Channeling can be done by anyone. There are some that have a natural ability to connect to spirits, while others develop this connection over time, consciously lowering the barriers to see what was previously hidden. In order to communicate, you must cultivate a mechanism for opening yourself to messages from beyond the veil. You may find that you easily feel the energies of elementals, angels, or those that once lived in this world. In time, those that wish to connect will reveal themselves. Once you and a being are linked begins the work on building a trusting relationship.
There are several different ways to channel. In a full body trance, you step out and allow the spirit to take control of your body. After the message, you often have no memory of what happened. This form of channeling is stressful on your body, since you are bringing in incredible levels of light and raising your vibration significantly. If you choose to accept this contract, take extra care of your physical self and ensure that you trust the entity, since you will not be aware of what is going on during the transmission.
Another form of channeling is via mediation, which means the spirit communicates directly with you and you pass on the message. This is a very powerful relationship because it means that the entity trusts that you will accurately disseminate what has been shared. It is in this form of communication that the greatest amount of learning is achieved, since once you receive the knowledge, you must understand its meaning in order to know what to do with it.
A relationship with a being on the other side of the veil can be extremely rewarding when you take the time to nurture it. Knowledge can be shared, skills learned and experiences interpreted. Each friendship is unique, just like those you have with friends on this plane. Remember, just because a spirit is not corporeal does not mean it is all knowing. Trust your intuition to guide you, calling on your Higher Self if you have any questions or concerns.
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