Friday, April 17, 2009

Loosen Up

This is an interesting exercise I just did to put me into a channeling sort of mood. It’s sort of like taking a spelling test. Just word by word. The “rules” were that none of the words had to make any sense. And, as the list grew at number 26 they started saying two words which quickly moved to three words which did sort of make sense taken together. I realized how this could be a really good exercise for somebody who was new to channeling.
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I remember getting real tense when I was first channeling expecting and wanting everything that was said to make some sort of sense. It didn’t always and I would sometimes feel exhausted with trying to get it right. Then, trying too hard it all dissolved into nothing and I couldn’t get anything at all. So, since this little exercise worked for me just to sort of loosen me up I figured it might work for those of you out there who are new to channeling or, who like myself, just need to loosen up channeling muscles and get back into the groove again.

So, all you do is sit there with pen or pencil in hand. Calm yourself. Meditate a bit if you want to. Center. Ask that you speak with your guide...or, that your guide say some words for you to write, one by one. And, wait. The "hearing" can come so very softly that you just sort of think you are even dreaming. The word, "River" goes by. It's not hooked up with anything. It's not anything you were just thinking of. Could this have been your word? You're not sure. But, the "rules" are to write down the words you think your guide is saying to you. So, you write down, "River" on the list.

Next word. Nothing. Take a deep breath. Center. Calm. "Bird" Center. Calm. "Fritter". Write it down. Center. Calm. "Mechanic". They're starting to come faster. This is wierd. This isn't talking. It's just a bunch of words. Fine. That's what it's supposed to be. A list of words your guide is saying to you and you are writing down.

Here’s my list:

wild flowers
this and that
taken with you
we will carry
this to you
all the way
without fuss or muss
taken to the limit
threshold of pain
capacity to love
good plans

I have to tell you I argued with them to take the first word off. I didn't figure I wanted Sex to be the first word my guide said to me. But, I lost the argument. The reasons being I am honest in this blog. That really was the first word they said to me. And, as embarrassing as it is it might be on your list too. I didn't want you to feel wierd.

And, you could continue on and realize that as the list gets longer the words begin to make sense and it just could morph into a nice channeling session.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Another E-Mail I Got

Here is an email I got in response to the post I made below this one on April 4, 2009:

I have been reading your 'How to channel blog' for a while now, and I want to thank you very much for all the useful advice you give on it. In this last post you wrote about the voices in your head, you mention this person has a spotty connection with their guides and suggest they strengthen it.

My question is, how? I have read, S. Roman's book and done the exercises, and I don't know if there is any more I can do other than just being persistent and wait. I am up to the point where I can sense my guides around me, but so far I haven't been able to hear them or connect in any other way. Do you have any other exercises you could suggest? I do the children's rhyme sometimes, and I also talk to myself quite a bit, but I don't know how else I can play with them. Any advice?

And, here is my answer;

It sounds to me like you’re on the threshold of being able to communicate with your guides. With me, when I was at that spot, I took the bird shot approach and just peppered my efforts with all sorts of ways to connect. At the time it didn’t seem like any of them were working. In retrospect they all contributed a little bit.

When I spoke of a spotty connection I meant it’s sort of on and off at times which happened to me in the beginning. Just early days, that’s all. It does get stronger.

So, the one thing you can hang your hat on and count as the number one sign that you are making it is the fact that you sense your guide every once in awhile. I realize that you’ve likely got more than one guide, but for the time being focus on the idea that there is just one to meet. It’s sort of like being at a party. If you’re talking to one person you can devote your attention to them. If you’re talking to more than one person your attention is divided. So, for the purposes of the next while just pretend you’re talking to one guide. The other one will not be offended in any way and later on once your connection is real firm you can talk to everybody. But, in the beginning just to one quide.

However, many times these guys will talk and refer to themselves as we. Seth explained to me it's sort of like a choral effect...many guides joined together into one guide's voice. Just figure it's one guide even when they say we.

And, here are some suggestions:

1. If you are not already doing it begin keeping a private journal. It can be on your computer, it can be in a notebook. It can be in both places. The point is to just pour your heart out. As you move into a space where you are going to be talking to your guide you are also moving forward with your own emotional and psychological growth. Keeping a journal can help over some of the bumps. It’s not so much that you have to read what you wrote, it’s just the idea of getting it out.

2. Try having a pretend conversation with your guide on paper. You can write both parts for awhile and maybe at some point it will feel like what you’re writing is almost like having your thoughts flowing alongside of somebody else’s thoughts. It’s a strange feeling, but that’s how it was with me. After I got used to it the two thought streams separated and I can tell easily when a guide is speaking and I’m not just thinking something. As a warning, too, when you’ve gotten to the 2 side by side streaming thoughts stage? Sometimes the guides will say startling things, things you would never say in a million years. This is to further point out to you that you are not thinking this, but a guide is speaking just to help you begin to tell the difference.

· YOU: Hi. I haven’t heard from you this morning.

· GUIDE: You did not initiate a conversation. We had nothing to say.

· YOU: I thought you would at least say hello.

· GUIDE: (silence)

· YOU: Are you there?

· GUIDE: Of course.

· YOU: I can’t sense you right now.

· GUIDE: You are communicating verbally via the written word.

· YOU: Oh,

· GUIDE: Do you understand?

· YOU: No.

· GUIDE: (silence)

· YOU: Are you there?

· GUIDE: Yes, did you think I was going to disappear?

· YOU: No, but I thought you would have more to say.

· GUIDE: You need more time being quiet and listening.

· YOU: Thanks.

· GUIDE: You are welcome. Our blessings.

So, even though it is a pretend conversation somehow the guides came through. Just pretend they are there.

3. Something else to do is that sometimes it is effective when you are working so diligently on something to step away from it. For instance at one point I bought a piano. I can’t play. I tried to learn. It was impossible, but I felt I needed some sort of outlet more than my journaling to express myself. I might not be able to play well, but I please myself. Sometimes it even feels like I’m channeling. Just relax enough and let Spirit take me away. Anyway, after 20 minutes at my piano I come away totally refreshed and thinking a whole lot better.

4. Mostly it just takes time. Everybody is different. I know I stalled out many times. And, once the actual channeling began I was doing it in a way that was not the recommended choice in Sanaya Roman’s book, “Opening to Channel”, but it was right for me. So, I used a Ouija board. It took me 6 month’s of work for it to even move, but once it started it was like gangbusters. For 10 days I communicated with Seth via the board. Then, as each day went by I got faster and faster until my hand was flying over the board. There was no way anybody could tell what letter was being indicated anymore. That’s when I began to anticipate what was being said and it all morphed nicely into the telepathic sort of method I use now. It was the way I did it. It might not be the way others do it. But, the board was the vehicle to breaking through for me. Maybe something like that will work for you too. Interestingly, the Ouija board started working on 2/12/93. A week and a half later was when I first heard Seth’s voice in my head. That was 2/22 – the number sequence I had begun seeing some 5 years earlier when I had my first psychic awakening. See how long the process can take?

5. Read about other channelers to see how their guides speak to them. Read John Edward, read Sylvia Browne, read about how JZ Knight channels Ramtha, read Messages from Michael, read the Seth books that Jane Roberts and her husband wrote. Just read anything you can get your hands on.

6. At one point I learned how to draw. I needed to be drawing on the other side of my brain more to get myself ready for channeling.

7. Try getting some Tarot cards or a bag of Rune stones and see if that isn’t the way to get your foot in the door.

8. One of my steps was to begin reading, “A Course in Miracles”. I only ever got half way through but I’m convinced I needed to change the way I was looking at the world for the channeling to begin happening for me.

9. Always remember that learning how to channel, to connect to Spirit, puts you on the fast track for your own psychological and emotional growth and well being. Which just means that where you had worked slowly on emotional and psychological issues before now they come at you like gangbusters. That’s what the purpose of the journaling is for to help you through that. It won’t be a stage that is ever over, it’s just that it would have been easier for me to know it up front. That’s why I tell people early on in the game now. Just realize there’s no shoving problems under the carpet and hoping they’ll go away anymore. To be the best you can be means being a mature responsible person and stepping up to the plate when it involves this sort of growth. Don’t be afraid to get a self help book or even to seek out a therapist. I’ve been told transpersonal therapists might be your best bet, but anyone will really do. They can tell when folks are nuts and when they’re not.

10. And, I guess the best advice of all would be perseverance and patience. It’s almost like you’ve got to pay the dues and prove to yourself you are willing to do the work for the life changing event of channeling to take place.

11. And, finally don't work so hard at it. Try to have a balanced life going on. It really is just going to take time.

Thanks again for writing and I’m glad the blog is helping you.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

That Voice In My Head

This is an email I got the other day:

I think I might be hearing my guide in my head but I can't have a conversation with them. What happens usually is if I get angry at someone or something there is always a voice in my head which says stuff like think about it from their point of view or not to get angry at them because of some reason. But then if I think of another reason I should be angry it just answers back. It's really weired. It's like having a two sided argument in my head. What do you think? Is it just me or could it be my guide(s)?

And, here's my answer:

It’s probably your guide running interference for you. It’s a spotty connection, not real strong right now. They can come through because of your heightened emotional state. So, I think the thing to do is to be thankful you’ve got a connection, spotty though it is right now, resolve to work harder at strengthening that connection and not worry too much about the messages other than to look at your anger.

Guides are there to teach you not to tell you how to live your life. So, if you don’t get the point of what they are encouraging you to pay attention to right now, don’t worry about it so much. With me they just continued to say the same messages over and over again until I “got it”.

Your message about trying to think of what is going on in the other person’s shoes? Good one. Good lesson. I think your guide is just trying to get you to shift away from the tornado of being so angry and not being able to see much else to a place where you can be more objective about it and try to see the source of your anger.

What I’ve learned over the years is to ask myself what is bothering me when I get angry. Like I have my own personal cue of crappy drivers. When I need some personal introspective work and am not doing it, or am ignoring the signs that I need to go spend some quiet time, crappy drivers, I mean drivers who should never have gotten their driver’s licenses flock around me. They tail gate. They honk their horns at me. They buzz too close. I’m a basket case. Then, it dawns on me, “Oh, shit. I need to go see what psychological or emotional issue is up for me right now.” Takes about 10 minutes and you feel better.

Or, you could go journal for a little bit and just pour your feelings out on paper.

But, when you make a connection with Spirit a requirement is that you be the best connection you can be. You will eventually be in a position to help people and the best way you can do that is to have made a commitment to be the best you can be. That requirement includes paying attention to your own emotional and psychological health.

All of us, all of our lives work our ways through these emotional and psychological issues. Sometimes people take years to do bitty step after bitty step. The thing with talking to Guides is they step it up to a whole new level.

My advice would be to look at why you are getting so angry. Are you afraid of something? Are you in a defensive position to protect yourself? Go get a self help book and do your own fine tuning.

I hope things look up. It’s slow work. People work on their issues little bit by little bit. It’s just when you’re channeling you get to work on them more often.