Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's All About Relatives

Talking to Spirit is very much like attending a base ball game where all the seats have been sold out.  There is you and there are all those other people.  Except, you would never in a million years be able to talk to each and every one of those people.  It’s just plain not possible.  So, your focus of awareness on the psychic plane becomes very much like it is in real life.  You speak with those people who are within earshot, to those folks who are near you.

However, all those folks are really only a thought away.

If you are thinking that you’d like to talk to a long dead relative.  Hey, we could count back 6 great grandmothers.  You want to talk to your great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother.  It is likely you don’t even know her name.  You could sort of center yourself by figuring out what period of time she would have lived.  

Okay, figuring that each generation is 25 years and you’ve got 6 greats to work with.  That’s 150 years ago.  About.  So, that would place her in 1856?  Ah, wait a minute.  My great-grandmother was born in 1865.  For the kiddies in my family right now Neddie would have been their great-great-great grandmother.  Her mother would have been their great-great-great-great grandmother.  And, Neddie’s grandmother would have been their great-great-great-great-great grandmother.  However, we get to the 6th great by focusing in on my great grandmother’s great grandmother.  So, Neddie was born just as the Civil War was ending.  Her mother would have been born 25 years earlier about 1840, her grandmother might have been born in 1815 and the grandmom we’re looking for would have been born in 1790.  About. That’s the great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother for the little kids in my family.  For me we’d have to go back another 3 greats.  To 1715.  

Argh.  This is complicated.  Well, it’s an exercise.  It’s a stab in the dark.  One of the guides just said it’s not rocket science.  Ha.

Anyway, you’d like to talk to a long dead relative.  Why don’t you just pick a period of history?  You don’t have to be an expert.  Think of Benjamin Franklin.  What was he doing before the Revolutionary War in the United States?  He was busy getting in trouble.  He was writing up a storm and having disagreements with his brother.  Well, let’s think about what life was like for him.  No indoor toilets.  Quills to write with.  Probably cold a lot.  Sensible he was.  Nosy is what he was.  He was interested in everything going on around him.  He liked to needle people.  Sort of like I do.  Maybe that’s why we’re talking about him this morning.  

So, what you do is you close your eyes having established a toe hold in history.  You don’t need to know everything about it.  Just that it’s a long time ago.  And, you’d like to make contact with a relative, preferably female, from that time.  There’s no question that you had a relative from then.  You’re here aren’t you?  So, a relative.  That’s all.  This isn’t a famous person.  This is your relative.  How difficult can that be?  Here’s what one of the guides just said to me, “ From all appearances it is getting more and more complicated by the minute.”  What a hoot.

Okay, you’re right.  What I was trying to do was to establish that this is going to be easy.  

Okay, I know of Neddie.  Now, I will, in my mind move backward through the relatives who were familiar to her.  And, I know I have one when the tears well up in my own eyes.  It always happens that way with me.  It’s like this awareness on the heart level.  It’s a, “Oh, it’s been awhile since we talked. I’m glad to see you again.”  Except, usually I can’t see or hear in the beginning, it’s just this feeling, this heart feeling.  

Okay, so I’ve made contact.  I felt it.  I know from having done this many times this is how I make contact on the soul level, on the heart level, on the psychic level with whoever I’m looking for.  Now, as to actual communication?  Well, that might take a bit more concentration.  But, to know in your heart that you’d made contact with somebody, with a relative of yours who’d lived a long time ago, that’s pretty important, I think.  Who, when they were alive might never have thought ahead to when they themselves would have a great-great-great-great-great-great granddaughter or grandson.  Just consider it a brief family reunion.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


In the beginning there were many times when I thought my guide had gone. I was frantic to know that he was still with me. I couldn’t tell that he was there. I couldn’t see him. I couldn’t hear him. He wasn’t moving around. It was just empty. So, I’d say, “Seth?” like I wanted to ask a question, though I really didn’t have anything in particular to ask or to comment about. I just wanted the assurance that he was still there. And, he’d say, “Yes?” Just like that. As easy as that. I was almost embarrassed in the beginning to be caught being so needy because there’s one thing you won’t ever get away with again with your guides and that’s lying. They know.

As time went on I realized that my guide was always going to be there and if not him then somebody else would be around to talk to. You’d think I didn’t have any friends, but it’s sort of different with Folks in Spirit. I can actually say really dumb stuff and not feel bad. They have never once said they thought I was stupid, though I have thought it a lot. I can think the wicked horrible, godawful things that you’d never in a million years want anybody in the world to hear you saying and it’s okay. Though, what they will eventually do is want to talk about it. So, you’re not quite off the hook.

But, this is the one thing the guides are so good at, I think anyway, and that is guiding you. Being there whenever to just be there for you. They won’t try to make you into something you are not, they don’t judge you, they are just there to encourage you and to point out aspects of situations that you might have overlooked. It’s actually made me look brilliant occasionally, but that’s another story.

Anyway, I’m a creature of habit and I will still just for the hell of it say, “Seth?” even when I don’t have anything in particular that I want to say. And, he says, “Yes?”

You want to hear a channeling funny? It’s when I take the Lord’s name in vain and somebody says, “Yes?” Man, that’ll make you clean up your act in a hurry.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Learning To Channel

Here’s an email I got today.

I would really like to learn how to channel, I am wondering if you can help me and how we would go about it.


Sometimes it is a short learning curve and sometimes it takes years. It just depends on how far the person has come on their own particular journey. All I can recommend is for you to do it close to how I did it. Get a copy of Opening to Channel and do the exercises. Additionally, I have a blog about learning how to channel that has some tips on what to do and what it feels like.

First, though, you need to be certain that you aren't experiencing psychotic things and actually need a psychotherapist. Because if you are under a doctor's care or need to be, learning how to channel is a very bad idea.

Secondly, you need to be an adult. Preferably 35 years or older. I say this because I was such a ditz as a young adult myself. You need to already be well grounded and sensible and not easily frightened. Weird stuff happens. And, if you are frightened of it then you don't need to be channeling.

Next you need to read. A lot. I mean read a lot. The Seth books, Findhorn books, Ramtha books, Emmanuel books, Bartholomew books. There are more. Go out and find them. Read them. Find out what it is like to channel. Everybody has their own experience with it and you need to be finding out just what the guides say to all these people and how they say it.

Next, you need to be meditating. Lots of books out there to learn how.

Next, you need to really want to do this. Because years might go by where nothing happens. Like with me. The need to channel, the desire to channel needs to always be there. If you give up nothing is going to happen. It's almost like you have to prove to Spirit that you are worthy.

There aren't too many teachers out there who will take on students for a pittance. The places I've seen charge an arm and a leg. You can get correspondence courses from the folks who wrote Opening to Channel. They do good stuff. Also, in Berkeley, California you could sign up for a five year course on learning how to channel at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. Doing it, of course, their way. That's what bugged me about their way. It was too regimented. But, organizations are out there who will take you by the hand and lead the way. Me? I throw you in the water.

I would also start reading A Course in Miracles. It will take a year to plow through it and that's just the student's portion. But, that sort of stand you on your head before Spirit will talk to you situation is what might possibly work for you.

Also, if you aren't already doing it start exercising. To move the energy. Also, painting, drawing, some sort of art work. At least make the effort. You need to move different portions of your brain.

Also, no drugs. Absolutely no drugs. If you're taking medication for a medical reason, that's different. But, no recreational drugs. That also means no abuse of alcohol. And, if you aren't already they will eventually get you to stop smoking. It's a boring, pristine life you will be living. Be careful what you are getting into. It's like taking orders and becoming a nun. I wouldn't have it any other way, but I'm basically no fun anymore at all.

Explore different spiritual paths. Start with the one you were exposed to as you grew up.

Loosen up. Don't be so judgmental of others. Their truths are just as valid as your own.

Anyway, this is all work that you have to do on your own. Keep a personal journal so that you can sort things out as you move along.

Dream work. Important stuff. You'll be doing much of the learning and meeting of Folks in Spirit in your dreams. Start remembering your dreams and writing them down. Learn how to dream lucidly. There are books out there and info on the internet to help you.

Learn a method of divination. Tarot is good. Allow Spirit to move through you for the readings you give yourself and eventually as you practice with others. The first time I dealt myself cards? I got the death card, the tower and the hanged man...none of them real happy cards. I was shocked. I gathered the cards up and dealt them again and got the same thing. I was almost hyperventilating and scooped them up to deal myself a third hand. Same 3 cards. That's when I stopped and started reading what those cards represented. Big journey. Big changes. Big, big, big. And, then I learned to channel.

Go on some Shamanic Journeys. Books out there to help you do it. Excellent method for meeting and talking to Spirit Guides and Folk in Spirit.

So, those are my tips.

Go lightly with it. No need to be so serious. There isn't a wrong way or a bad way to connect to Spirit though there will be people who have all sorts of opinions on it. Especially family members. It helps to have support from that quarter, though it is not always guaranteed. Mostly they will be alarmed that you're doing weird stuff and afraid that you'll end up like somebody saying God made you do it and kill a bunch of people. Hey, he heard voices too. That's why I say you've got to be psychologically sound.

And, once you've made that connection to Spirit? The ride ain't over yet. That's when the next hard work starts because they will push you to your absolute limits. The reason is that you don't do this for yourself or any other reason that you've got in mind right now. You end up doing it for other people. And, the advice you're going to be giving them needs to be sound. Which means you need to be sound and not operating from too neurotic a state.

So, if you want to learn, learn. You've got some tips on what to do. It's all self study unless you want to shell out the big bucks, which you might want to do as you move through the journey. I've spent oodles on music that helps me move into meditative states of mind. I'm stinky at meditating, so I always need help with it. Also, I use the music when I'm channeling at the computer. It just helps to move me into a place where I can concentrate and let go when I need to.

Mostly, you need to believe that you can do this. Because you can. What I was surprised to learn is that sometimes Spirit whispers too.

Write me as you move along if you want to. Your teachers will show up when you need to talk to somebody. They will all be different and all have different points of view, philosophy and techniques, but you can learn something important from each and every one of them.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Channeling In the Bread Isle

I made a promise to myself that every time I make an entry in The Spirit Moved Me that I’d find something to talk about in Learn To Channel too. I’m hoping to promise, at least, one entry a week into this blog.

At present these “lessons” are not arranged into any particular order. Rather, they are my experiences with channeling and, in particular, those things that might help somebody who is learning how.

Actually, I’d wanted to talk about a particular point, but the guides shot me down twice in the last minute. Sometimes I will just barrel on through past their objections, but when they say something more than once I start paying attention. The thing they said this morning as I moved into something I’d observed about my own experience only after I’d already been channeling for awhile was that I needed to concern myself with beginning channelers on these pages right now.

Normally, I would not write what I felt and how I felt as I write something, but, this was direct communication from my guides and since that is what this blog is about I want to include it here too. It’s all a process and when I was learning I didn’t know what to expect or how it would feel.

Anyway, here’s how it sort of goes….”Me typing, me typing, me typing…..Guides saying, “No…No…No….No”…Me going, “What? Now you made me lose my place. What are you talking about?”...Guides silent. “Me typing, me typing, me typing.” Guides saying, “No….No….No…No” Me stopping, centering, and allowing them to say something.

So, how do you know that your guide really said something? How do you know it isn’t you thinking it? How can you tell the difference?

In the beginning you can’t tell the difference. At least, I could not tell the difference. The only thing I had to go on was the fact that I was actively seeking to establish communication with my guide and because of that I was hoping, I was keeping my fingers crossed, I was really hoping that it would actually happen.

What happens is that when you are in the meditation mode of seeking, are actively involved in “The Meditation to Meet Your Guides” it’s pretty clear that you are speaking to a guide. As opposed to when you are in the grocery store moving through your list, hoping you are not going to go overboard on the sweet stuff just because your stomach is growling, and it’s almost dinner time, and the store is crowded, and it’s hot outside, and all you can think about is getting home. In the first instance you are consciously seeking communication. In the other situation you are busy living your life. And, the time will come when your guide might talk to you in the middle of the grocery store. What the hell is it going to sound like? Are you going to be struck dumb? Are you going to start shaking all over? Well, no.

For a beginning channel it’s probably going to be more along the lines of a feeling that you need to go back to the bread isle again. You’ve already been there once. In fact, you walked close to it another time when you back tracked to find some soup which is the next isle over. But, for some weird reason you felt the need to return again to the bread isle. So, you push the cart over there and this is the important part. You stay there for a few seconds longer than you normally would. Hey, I realize that this is a speedy shopping trip. You want to get home. Folks are going to be waiting for their dinners. It’s hot. There could be a horrible line up at the cash register. But, you stand there at the end of the bread isle for a few seconds. And, some little old lady rounds the end of the isle facing you and cannot reach the loaf of bread she wants. You move forward and get it for her. That’s all. You were moved into position to be of assistance to somebody else for a moment. It was no huge earthshaking communiqué from your guides. It was them moving you into place so you could help some little old lady who couldn’t reach the bread she wanted to get. Now, go get in line.

In the beginning I wasn’t able to hear my guides in a situation like that where there are other people around. Ideally, I would need to be by myself in either a quiet place or with the headphones on my head and soft new age instrumental music playing. Then, I could hear them pretty good.

Their voices would fade in and fade out too. It was sort of like me sticking my fingers in and out of my ears. I’d hear part of the sentence, not hear part of it, pick back up on it. It was nerve wracking, I can tell you. But, I eventually calmed down and once I’d allowed all that stress I was holding about the whole thing to fade away the reception got a whole lot better. Also, it just takes time to get used to it.

Anyway, back to the question of how do you know your guide said something and you didn’t think it? I ended up asking them. Thank goodness that phase didn’t last long because it was very awkward, but I’d say, “Did you just say something or did I think it?” That technique eventually evolved into what we do now which is me shooting an inquiry into the air for confirmation of something they’d said and me asking if I’d understood and interpreted it correctly and then having them come back with a mind’s eye visual for me of either a quick thumb’s up or a thumb’s down. There’s also a variation of this with some guide holding their nose. You can certainly figure out what that means.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Where Did He Go?

This entry was inspired by what I saw as one of the search strings for Talking To Spirit yesterday.  The search was:  when my spirit guide is no longer around.

I can understand why somebody would think this.  I can tell you what’s going on.  

This is the setting.  A person is learning how to channel.  They might not actually be calling it that.  At that point in their experience all they are doing is trying to make contact with their spirit guide and talk a little bit.  That’s channeling.  

They’ve had a little bit of success.  They did a meditation to meet their spirit guide and the guy actually showed up and they were able to talk a little bit out on the astral planes.  The person was just thrilled.  Maybe they met again during a dream or a meditation, but then the guide isn’t showing up anymore.

The person redoubles their efforts to make that connection to Spirit that will allow them to talk to this way cool guide again.  Nothing happens.  They are despondent.  And, hence, the search I saw.

It was a teaser.  That’s all.  The Spirit Guide is still there.  They are just waiting for the person doing the seeking to be ready.  The person has been exposed to Spirit in a way they’d never experienced before.  But, talking to Folks in Spirit requires, absolutely requires that you shape up.  Spiritually speaking.  Does this mean you’ve got to go to church, temple or mosque now?  No.  It means you need to heal up psychologically the best you can at this point in time.  Talking to Spirit is going to put real heavy demands on you.  You don’t really do this for your own personal benefit, though there are many benefits you will realize.  You end up doing it for the world.  You will be helping a great many people as time goes by.  To do that the healer needs to be healed.  So, do a personal inventory and find out if you’ve got any gaping holes there that need to be filled.  Psychological wounds, that’s what I’m talking about.

The next thing talking to Spirit requires is that you become more open minded.  Just be willing to entertain new ideas.  My suggestion would be to start reading, “A Course in Miracles”.  If anything is going to turn your world upside down that will do it real quick.  It’s easy too; all you need to read is just a page a day.  

What will inevitably happen is that your thoughts will turn to your spirituality.  At some point along the way, somehow you will need to fit this talking to Guides into your spiritual belief structure.  There is no right or wrong way to do this and if anybody tries to tell you differently just say, “Thanks.  I’ll take that under advisement.”  Your spirituality is your own business and you have a choice as to how you are going to express yourself.  

And, lastly, you need to chill out.  Calm down.  Know in your heart that your Guide in Spirit has not deserted you, but is merely waiting patiently with arms folded for you to be ready.  

Also, there is the idea that everybody has more than one guide.  You start out with one.  You get older.  Another guide takes over.  I’m not sure why this is, but they’ve told me that sometimes this is how it happens.  Sometimes a person will have more than one guide at a time.  So, don’t ever think that you have been deserted.  Your guides are there.  Go ahead and say hi.  You might not be able to hear them, but they sure can hear you.