Saturday, August 19, 2006

What Was It Like?

I’m reminded of what it was like to learn how to channel.  I remember wondering what it would feel like when it happened.  I imagined something would be different about my world.  I imagined my life would turn about 180 degrees and I’d be a totally different person.  It didn’t happen.

What did happen was that my hand zoomed off of the edge of ouija board.  And, I didn’t do it.  That was the first thing that happened.  

Other minor things happened after that.  Like the year long headache I’d been having finally ended.  And, the damned ringing in my ears I’d been experiencing for as long as I’d had that year long headache also ended.  So, those were very welcome changes.

Then, for awhile after I started channeling I’d experience a tightness of a tingling band around the top of my head.  Also, I’d occasionally feel a picking feeling at the top right side of my head.  Not often and it didn’t last very long.  Just a few months.  Were those things related to the channeling?  I don’t know.  Seems the timing would indicate they were.  

The one really major change for me was in my dreams.  My dreams to that point had generally been along the lines of either fretful or nightmarish.  They had also been sort of lonely with me and whoever was chasing me in them.  After I started channeling all the guides showed up.  I’m assuming they were guides.  Maybe I should just call them Folk in Spirit because my mother is always in my dreams now.  I can remember in the early days I’d have dreams where I was channeling.  It took me a good year before I was ever able to channel verbally, so doing that in my dreams was a help to me.

In the 13 years that I’ve been channeling they helped out a whole lot when it came time for me to quit smoking and quit drinking.  They’re helping out now as I move through menopause.  At least, I appreciate whatever suggestions they give me occasionally.  

But, did I change?  Not really.  I’m pretty much still the same as I was before.  

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Potato Pancakes

If I were to compare how I feel now with how I felt before I started channeling I would say I don’t really feel any different. What’s different is that even though you might still talk to yourself occasionally, now, somebody might answer you. That did take some getting used to. And, when I think back to how I felt then I’d say there were time of really intense loneliness. Of times when I hesitated to say too many people knew where I was coming from. Now? Yeah, there be a stadium full of dead folk who understand me.

Like today. I was making potato pancakes to have for dinner. Actually, we ended up just having the potato pancakes by themselves, but I was reading the Stephen King novel, “Cell” and suddenly knew what was going to go perfect with our dinner of sausages and eggs. So, I hauled myself out to the kitchen to begin preparations. I had planned to do the mashed potato version but as I wheeled into the kitchen and began paring the potato I planned to use I thought grating it and making lacy pancakes sounded better. As I began to assemble the ingredients I wasn’t measuring anything; just tossing it all together in a bowl. So, a grated potato, some grated onion, some scissored chives from our patio, an egg, salt and pepper, baking powder and some flour.

I thought to put in some milk and at that point one of the guides said not to. They said there was enough liquid that had come off of the potatoes. So, I didn’t add anything else. And, that was the extent of guided involvement in tonight’s dinner. It was obvious. It was certainly helpful. DeeDude really liked the pancakes. We had already made inroads into the supply I’d finished frying when I suggested that could be dinner. He agreed, so I didn’t cook anything else; Susie Homemaker I’m not. But, it was a little bit of help. Granted, not having anybody to kibitz with me in the kitchen wouldn’t really have made a great deal of difference in how dinner turned out, but I enjoy the input from Spirit. I enjoy the company.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Psychic Attacks

Occasionally I will hear from people who are concerned about psychic attacks.  Mostly, they are wanting to channel, had a little bit of experience channeling or something along those lines and live in dread or had actually experienced what they consider to be a form of psychic attack.

Having been there, seen that and done that I hazard to say there is no such thing as a psychic attack.  (Duck)  

I believe what is happening is that folks are venturing out into an expanded psychic reality and don’t know what’s what yet.  What they interpret as a threat is actually just life intensified in a psychic manner.  When on the psychic plane things you experience are different than in your normal walk around in daily life and rather than approaching it all with an open minded attitude the person approaches it as dangerous and different and fearful.  Hence, it becomes threatening and therefore is an attack.  

So, that’s not to say that things in the psychic realms aren’t different…they are.  And, they can be interpreted as scary.  Your job is to decide in your heart that you are ready for it, that you are not going to be scared, that you are curious, that you are willing to learn and that you plain want to do this.  I guarantee that if you think it’s going to be scary it will be.  

Hey, meditating was scary for me until I got used to it.  

The first time I ever “saw” psychic faces as an adult they came to me as maws huge and dripping with drool, with eyes distorted and were just really scary and horrible things to behold.  As I grew accustomed to moving into a psychic vision place the faces calmed down until they were more like I used to see when I was 8 years old whiling away the time while I was supposed to be having an afternoon nap.  Then, as I got more adventurous my vision began to expand to encompass more of the entire being I was communicating with, and bits of scenery about the edges.  I’m still not expert at it, but at least, I’m not afraid.

I’ve heard people saying you can guard against psychic attacks by doing this or that or the other thing.  I personally don’t feel that doing things like that is going to help any whether you are dealing with a spirit or with some twit you met on the internet.  What I feel works if you feel you are under attack is to stop doing whatever it was that you were doing when you first felt the attack and then ask yourself what’s up with this?  Wait calmly for the answer and maybe you’ll get a glimmer of something from your childhood that might be addressed now.  It’s no different from the lessons we get in normal ordinary life, they are just continuing on the psychic planes.

So, on the one hand it’s a matter of folks just growing accustomed to dabbling in psychic stuff and getting used to it and on another hand it’s paying attention to your own inner growth.