There has been much written on the subject of Channelling and especially since the advent of shows such as The Medium, Sensing Murder, The Ghost Whisperer and other popular television shows and most people will be aware of the work of Kyron with Lee Carrol and Abraham with Esther Hicks.
Now there is a saying that ‘In prayer you communicate with Spirit, in channelling Spirit communicates with you’, and I would add my own comment to that of ‘the only thing we are expert in is our own opinion’.
So I am going to share my opinion with you in this article, you may agree or disagree with me, and that of course is your choice. I hope in some way I am able to share with you what for me is an amazing experience.
Now there are lots of views and schools of thought on channelling, and I will start by sharing some of these with you, the meat and potatoes of the subject if you will.
Many people see channelling as something that is done by mediums or psychics, or even something which requires a great deal of work and practise.
Channelling should not to be confused with spiritualism. It is not the intention of the person when channelling to contact those who are deceased nor to ask their opinion or their assistance and guidance. Channelling is a technique of making a focused connection with the unconsciousness aspects of our mind, or of simply getting out of our own way and allowing messages from a higher perspective to enter our minds. Channelling uses our own natural abilities to connect both consciously and subconsciously with what are often described as the higher realms.
I personally believe that we all have the ability to channel. Channelling is simply a skill that can be developed by anyone with the desire and determination to open their mind and allow their ego to step aside.
It does not take years of special training or meditation to channel, however it does require the ability to quieten one’s thoughts and the ability to trust and allow whatever comes to the mind, the pen in the hand or in some instances the words through voice. Channelling is quickly becoming more accepted in the western world than in the eastern; though it has been silently practiced in the East too for hundreds of years.
Channelling can be described as a process of opening our consciousness to a higher reality or to information from a source higher than ourselves.
For many in this day and age the aim of Channelling is to attract a high-level teacher or ‘Spirit’ guide whose highest purpose is to assist your spiritual growth and well-being. There are many courses offered both on the internet and in person, and ‘Spirit’ guide drawings proliferate many of the new age festivals and gatherings.
Channelling may start with meditation and often progresses much deeper as the person follows paths into personal exploration. But it is often more than this; it can offer very real benefits that touch many aspects of our lives and the lives of those around us. As we learn to listen to and empower our own intuitive mind, we are able to express ourselves more freely and with greater clarity and often to access our own creativity and may assist us to find meaning and clear direction in our lives.
I rather like the following comment from an Esoteric school which amongst other things teaches Channelling
‘Channelling can empower us to stand in our own truth and be in charge of our own lives. Different people will achieve deeper levels of connection and varying levels of benefit, but most graduates of the school talk about heightened awareness and an increased sensitivity to discovering how we may care for the world around us and make a real difference to it.’
Now I would like to share with you my own personal experiences with Channelling, from the ‘horse’s mouth’ so to speak, and how it works for me.
I have been a ‘medium most of my life, and it is totally different from being a ‘channel’, and I will speak about mediumship in another article.
Channelling for me has been something that has happened for most of my life, I have had ‘communication” from a source outside of myself for many years, in fact for more than sixty years that I am aware of.
I had always communicated with this ‘source’ of information which I identified as ‘Michael’ until the late 1990’s when I became aware that it should be ‘Mikael” not Michael.
These communications have been from the very simple to the most profound, some have been in a voice mode, which can be described as Clairaudience. I will hear a message rather than a voice in my head / mind and often write or speak the words which I hear.
Others have simply been ‘words’ in my head/ mind, not a voice as such but words, these words will continue until such time as I acknowledge them, usually by writing them down. Now this can be a difficult task when I am driving along in a car, I have before today written on the back of shopping dockets/ receipts for want of something better.
At other times they have come with music like a song, and there have been a few of these, one of these I call my Michael song, which came a few days after a dear friend and mentor had passed away, another of these I have had published as a poem and also put to music by a dear friend who is a singer songwriter.
In general however and especially for the last twenty years or so I feel a need to write, and in holding a pen my fingertips will sweep or brush over the paper and it is as if the words present themselves through the paper to the pen. In these instances the writing is quite fast and often not easy to decipher. In this instance I have no idea what I am writing and although I may ‘hear’ the word as I write it, it is as a single word, not as a part of a sentence or paragraph, so word, word, word etc.
Many of these writings are for specific people, ie the person may be with me when the writing starts, or I may be given the name of someone to write for. At other times they are personally for me or on many occasions for humanity in general.
There is often great beauty or profound knowledge in these writings, and although some have already been published as e books on Amazon as Messages from Mikael and Words of Wisdom from Mikael on I plan on publishing more of them in the near future.
Occasionally channelling will create a discomfort within me, this may be a sense of not being in my body, and it can take from a few minutes to some days to completely ‘return’. My ex-husband often joked about my ‘needing a caravan for the trip back home’ or ‘Oh look, my girls home’ which says I’ve been less than my physical self for some time. I was still able to function at those times, however it can feel as though I am doing everything in slow motion, and at times as though I am looking through cloudy glass.
The most profound channelings have been the ones where I have been writing furiously with tears streaming down my face, and no idea why I am crying, and the very occasional one where the being I have been channelling has actually ‘sat in my body’ which is a strange sensation of feeling as though I personally have stepped aside and that the suit of clothing I am wearing in the instance of my physical body does not fit me properly. I personally prefer to write as the words come through and have often recommended to clients that they sit with a pen and paper and be open to what may come through.
If in doubt do not accept anything that does not feel comfortable for you and ask anything that is unwelcome to leave.