Friday, October 27, 2006

Something I Channeled

I’m in training. This is preparatory work for the work for November. I’m going to try for 15 minutes at a time channeling to see what I come up with. I have no idea at all of what is going to happen. The guides asked for their portion to be in blue.

And, so we begin. Everyone upon the face of the earth seeks balance. Generally, they will seek a rational explanation for everything that happens around them. There is a normal and logical progression of events that leads to any outcome. People just do not miss the steps. For instance, a person born will gradually age and grow in stature until they are adult. After which, they will shrink. It happens to everyone.

Intuition is something everyone is born with. Sometimes children say the oddest but most insightful things. Their intuition has not yet been influenced by the expectations of those around them. Oftentimes intuition in an adult is less often evident. You are assured by many that you have it and the feeling is likened to a gut feeling. Everyone has one of those on occasion. It is explained to you that this is intuition and therefore not something to be frightened of.

What is, however, frightening for most people is when they have a sudden psychic intuition about something or someone. For instance, those people who dream of train wrecks and then witness one. Or, for those people who never want to visit New York City and the odd feeling is finally explained years later with what has come to be known as 911.

If someone has forewarning that something is going to happen do they also have an obligation to warn those other hapless victims to get out of the way? It depends entirely upon the person who has the psychic vision. For many, such as our channel who had the lifelong nameless dread of New York City we would say not. What specifically pointed to the events of 911 for her? Nothing. How do you tell 3,000 people to get out of the way if you don't know what is going to happen or when. When, there is nothing specific that you could warn about do you say something to alarm people? You do not.

The person who has a psychic intuition might also and very easily misinterpret the information. So, do you warn people of a tsunami or tell them to merely batten down the hatches for a bad storm?

Our advice would be to record your observations and keep them mostly private. If you are asked to specifically turn your psychic eyes in a particular direction and you feel so inclined to do so by all means do so. We ask though that you temper the advice you give with a calm, mature and as close as you can get to it, balanced outlook on life, before you give your advice. Remember that for some who perceive a particular event as disastrous from another’s point of view it’s merely a case of the school of hard knocks and in the end the person will have learned a valuable lesson. Our blessings.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Interestingly, as I wait for November 1st to come and can begin work on the book I will write I find that the commitment of giving an hour or so a day over to channeling is slightly daunting. I knew that my stamina was not good and that I would need to practice and get ready. To that end I was introduced to The Work by Byron Katie. I checked the book out from the library and have been reading it. Slowly. Very, very slowly.

The reason, I think, is because this is such life changing stuff. And, again, to do what is going to be an incredible amount of channeling in November I just plain wasn’t ready. So, trusting in the Universe to provide and my Higher Self to arrange, I’ve got a book to read. Whether I read the entire book in the next week or not is not the point. The point is to get me pointed in an entirely different direction. This sort of brings me back to my original point all along which is in order to get good channeling the channeler needs to take care of his or her own business.

It’s not like the guides are going to refuse to speak just because I’m cranky, or ornery, or being a mean secretary. Like they’ve said before, “We work with what we’ve got.” Which means me. I want this stuff to be good for people. I want somebody to be helped by it the way I have been helped. I want what they say to be said in the quickest and quietest way possible. I don’t want people to have to lug around a 12 pound book in order to totally absorb what the guides have to say. These need to be short books. They need to be quiet books. There needs to be a lot of white space too. I’m reminded of somebody who was griping about how they’d spent a lot of money on a book that had an inordinate amount of white space between the lines and how she felt she’d gotten gypped. Anyway, that’s off topic. And, what I want to say is that I’m in training for a marathon of channeling.

It was interesting to me that when I first thought of channeling a book during the National Novel Writing Month I felt such a thrill go through my body. It was like bells. It was like a terrific shot of electricity that instead of shocking was healing. Even as numb as I’d gotten to stuff lately, even I could tell that was a resounding, “YES”.

A day later somebody made a comment and said how thrilling it would be to channel a novel. What I felt upon reading that was a really sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I hadn’t planned on channeling a novel. But, when you get technical about it the National Novel Writing Month is geared toward getting a novel written. A story. A fictionalized story with characters and a plot and interesting stuff happening and a wonderful ending. A story. What I had planned to do was to just channel whatever the guides wanted to talk about and I was pretty sure it was not going to be a story. But, as the day wore on I thought more and more about doing just that, except I was really intimidated about it. I thought about how Jane Roberts had written, “OverSoul Seven” and how it had always seemed to me that Seth had a rather large hand in that project though nothing was ever really said about anybody but her writing it. And, I wondered if I could do it, because if I didn’t come up with a novel I would be violating the rules of the National Novel Writing Month.


Guess what? I don’t care. I’m going to channel whatever gets channeled. For all I know they’re going to come up with a bunch of short stories. I have to just relax. I have to meditate. Really meditate to be prepared. I have to commit to this. I have to surrender a whole lot more than just what it takes to Talk to Spirit. I’m not sure right now what that is, but this is an undertaking for me. And, I need to do a bit of what Byron Katie recommends with The Work.

This will not be a novel. I’m okay with that now. I will use the momentum and the vehicle of NaNoWriMo to move me forward here.

Maybe next year I’ll write a novel. I know it would certainly be interesting. But, this year it’s got to be something I channel.

And, to gear me get my channeling muscles loosened up for an hour's worth of channeling today I'm going to do one of the really easy elementary exercises that I recommend people try when they're just getting started.

What you do is you get to pick a nursery rhyme that you know by heart. And, you type it at your keyboard. This isn't something that you're going to show anybody and say, "See? I was channeling just then. Isn't this amazing?" No, you're not going to show anybody. Besides, who would believe you? You know this by heart. You could just as easily have done it yourself. The exercise is totally for you. It is the surrender I spoke of earlier. You pretend and surrender and trust that your guide will be with you on this. You also do it more than once.

The first time it sure as anything feels like you did this and there is no guide around. They're pulling your leg. The second time you do it you remember that you're supposed to pretend that your guide is doing it with you. The third time you do it you begin to wonder if maybe they are there after all. The fourth time you do it you sort of "feel" them riding alongside of you. You, just for a few seconds, feel that maybe, just maybe there is something to this. The fifth time you do it you think, no, you were mistaken it was you all along. The sixth time in a row that you write out, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" you remember to trust in the process and pretend that you are channeling.

Trust. That's the main word there. So....even though it sure as shootin' looks like I'm the biggest quack and faker goes with a very simple exercise for channeling.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

National Novel Writing Month is November

It’s interesting, but just when you figure that you’ve got things under control and your projects are sitting there in a real orderly fashion life throws you a curve ball and suddenly your schedule gets real tight. This is a fun thing, though. For the last couple of years, always too late, I find out that the National Novel Writing Month in November has commenced. The operative words there are, “too late”. This year I got a head’s up. And I signed up.

It doesn’t cost anything. You start writing on November 1 and stop writing on November 30. Your goal is to get to 50,000 words. In the forums at are a boat load of people you can listen to, ask questions of and just generally hang out with when you’re not busy writing. You do need to sign up. You get a certificate of completion if you get the 50,000 words. You can say you participated no matter how many words you end up writing. You tried is the important thing.

Originally, the contest was geared toward adults but they do have a section now for kids 12 and under. And, for the first time in February of 2007 they will be having one especially for people who want to write screen plays.

Although it doesn’t cost anything they do accept donations. The hope is that they will be able to build 2 children’s libraries in Vietnam.

What impressed me were the number of participants and the people who finished (won).

1999: 21 participants and six winners
2000: 140 participants and 29 winners
2001: 5,000 particpants and more than 700 winners
2002: 13,500 participants and around 2,100 winners
2003: 25,500 participants and about 3,500 winners
2004: 42,000 participants and just shy of 6,000 winners
2005: 59,000 participants and 9,769 winners.

To reach 50,000 words in a month I figure I’m going to have to produce 3 pages a day with approximately 600 words per page. If I am able to do that every day I would have 54,000 words.

Anyway, I lay in bed mulling over what I’d write about. That’s always one of the hardest things for me to decide upon. I figured I’d need to have that question answered before November 1st. Seth, my guide, suggested that I channel a book. My first thought was absolute delight. It tingled up and down my spine and in the way of focusing I could take that as a whole body YES. My second thought was that it probably didn’t qualify as a novel. That’s when he pointed out that it would be a book and more suited to what I’m into these days than a novel is.

The challenge for me and why I’m writing this blog entry here is that I’m going to be pushing myself personally with the channeling end of things. I can channel up a storm, but I don’t have a lot of stamina at it these days. I operate best in fits and starts. I also have a tendency to “clench up” when the information coming through is controversial or confusing. What I have to work on is the actual surrendering to spirit to allow the information to flow easily. That’s the challenge. Can I do it for 3 pages a day? For an entire month? Can I keep my own personal stuff out of it? So, that’s another aspect.

I’m going to try.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Why Won't My Spirit Guide Talk to Me?

I felt the same as you before I began to channel. Same way. They said they were there. They said I could believe. I tried to believe. Turns out you just have to pretend. For awhile. Until it finally happens. But they are there. And, you're right, they will not speak to us because we will not listen or, rather, are afraid of what they might have to say, or it just isn't time yet. I just don't know why.

I had to surrender. I had to lay myself open and after the contact was made and I could hear I realized I had laid myself more bare than I had ever done with another human being in my life. That was really scary. Think Santa Claus sees all? Think God sees all? These folk in Spirit see all and have something to say about it too. Sometimes it is difficult to listen to them because they will point out the stuff you've been trying to ignore. That's hard.

So, I would say if you aren't ready for a buttinsky guide in your life just be content that they are there, though you cannot hear what they have to say.

As far as them comforting me that did not happen until I had stepped over the edge and started to actually channel. It is a very, very weird feeling. You get used to it. I couldn't imagine life any other way now. It's interesting too, but I realized once I'd started to channel that there had been times in my life before the "official" date of learning how to channel was upon me that I might have somehow tapped into the universal unconscious or talked to the guides years before it officially happened. I just don't know, but sometimes those strange things that had happened to me at different points in my life just felt so much like channeling later on. I think if it happened to me that it has to have happened to other people too. I can't be that different than others.

Even though you can't hear them they can hear you. So, just blab away. Pretend that they are there just being silent. Talk to them silently in your heart. Write a letter to them and then sit quietly to see what thoughts might just sort of pop into your head. Rail at them for not talking to you. I remember pounding away at the piano just days before I broke through and began to channel. I was so angry at my guide for not talking to me. I desparately needed to talk to him. My husband was in the hospital with a broken back. Our finances was in a critical position right then. I was desparate to talk to my guide. And there was only silence. Yes, I know how you feel. I've been there.

The way they speak in the beginning is very, very quietly. Sometimes they speak and we just aren't able to hear because of all the noise we are making.

So, before they will talk to you verbally, perhaps you can trust that they will talk to you through another source of divination. Like maybe the Tarot. But, the key for all of it is trust. Just surrender and trust that they are really there contrary to all evidence that says otherwise.

Thanks for writing and I hope this helps a little bit.