Friday, November 26, 2010

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and intrepidness on Black Friday I would hope you can tell your children about years from now.  (For those unfamiliar with Black Friday it is the day after Thanksgiving when merchants throw open their doors with specials of all sorts and the hope that people will come spend their money thus enabling the store owner to finally turn a profit and record it in black ink rather than in red.)

It has been some time since I have written, here in this Learning to Channel Blog, on any of my other websites and blogs and even in my own journals.

But, I haven’t been dead or in a coma. I was reeling first from the passing of our dear friend and neighbor, Phil last January and then from the new responsibilities of my job. I just let it all go away for a time. What I did during my spare time was to read and lose myself in books, to watch an inordinate amount of television and to play an addictive form of Solitaire; Aces and Kings to be specific.

I continued to channel my guides and others, close friends and relatives and other interested parties. And, it is regarding channeling that I wanted to tell you about something that happened to me just a few minutes ago.

I was watching a movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” from NetFlix on my computer. Part way through the movie when Benjamin has grown to be 9 or 10 years old he invites his young friend for a ride on the tug boat he works on. It is very, very early on a Sunday morning and he crept into the bedroom where his friend lay sleeping with her grandmother. He awakened her and asked her to come with him to see something special.

To everyone except his mother and his father it appears he is a man in his 70’s when he is actually a little boy. As the tugboat captain takes the two friends out onto the river a voice in my head said, “rapscallion”. It was one of those special moments in channeling where I could so easily distinguish between what a voice in spirit said and what I might think. Rapscallion is such an old word, a word I don’t think I would ever easily use. It brought tears to my eyes because the experience illustrated so wonderfully the amazement I still experience about everyday channeling.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Scary Part

This is an email I got last week from somebody.  I'm betting this will be helpful for others who read this blog.  It was a short question that resulted in a big answer.  Don't think I am apologizing for being a Sage in the Michael Teachings (blah, blah, blah) because I feel this is important stuff for people who are learning how to channel. 

These issues not only affect the process of learning how to channel, but knowing the mechanics of what is going on will allow you to move past fear issues.  In addition just knowing how to address these psychic issues will also allow you to make improvements in many areas of your life. 

Hello Lady Skye,

I wonder if you could provide some advice for me. I have always felt the presence of spirits around me, but have been somewhat frightened by them. I've recently decided to embrace my ability and learn to communicate with to them properly.

I recently had an experience whereby I attempted to channel an entity in the room and it unexpectedly presented itself to me as a horrible gargoyle-esque face imprinted over the face of my friend in the room. This really shook me up and affected me for quite a number of days. Can you provide some advice as to how to deal with such a thing and how to stop myself becoming freaked out?

Thank you in advance!

And, my answer:

There’s a couple of things going on here. One is you were afraid. You’re not still afraid? Sounds to me like you are at least uncertain.

Second thing is you are new at it and your own subconscious is, if not rebelling, is trying to protect you. Anything perceived in our own usual world and in the world of the unseen spirits is filtered through your own belief systems. You were afraid and decided not to be afraid? Deep down I believe there was a reason you were afraid. It would be useful for you to investigate this still active deeply held and buried fear. Just have a look at it. Think about it a little in a calm and meditative state. See what comes up for you to look at.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Do You Do About Stupid Channeling?

I have spoken before of how it is that the messages coming from Guides and Folk in Spirit are distorted just because we are human beings. Sorry, it just can’t be helped.

It does help if you are willing to work on your own psychological stuff. And, don’t bother telling me that you are perfectly well balanced. Everybody has stuff they can work on. It doesn’t mean we are a bunch of loons. It means these are our own lifelong lessons and can always use some work.

In any case, Rule Number One for people who wish to learn how to channel is to make the promise to themselves and to Spirit that they will work on their own issues as they arise for the rest of their lives. This does not mean that you will be working on this stuff all the time. Just when it looks like they are interfering with your life or with your quality of channeling.

How can you tell? You have to do it awhile and you will come to know your own special signals that it is time to do some work. My own are crappy drivers. It’s not that they suddenly flock around me like bees around flowers. It’s just that I no longer have any patience for them. They are there all the time. I just notice them more when I am on edge. Also, another signal I can watch out for is being really cranky and angry. Do I always do the emotional work that needs to be done? Well….not right away. Hey, I’m human and I have feet of clay. But, I do get to it eventually.

So, what do you do? There are all sorts of methods. My own is to find a quiet place. Dip into a sort of meditative state and ask myself the question, “What is wrong?” You get quicker at it with practice. It’s called Focusing. Look up Eugene Gendlin. But, this process will lead me into memories or into situations that are causing my own inner turmoil. And, I deal with it. How? Mostly I just feel the emotion, acknowledge what is going on. You can’t change the past, but you can change how you are affected by it. So, suddenly I am a toddler and something happened I didn’t like and I learned from that experience to do this. This, however, is the fly in the ointment that is causing my upset, whatever it is. For instance, be quiet. Toddlers are not quiet. They make noise. They are learning how to communicate. They are noisy. They ask questions. That sort of stuff. But, somehow I got the idea that I had to be quiet and now that issue is bothering me. So, I deal with it.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Helping the Channel to Heal

One of the advantages of being able to channel is that your guide will help you to think and talk about the hard stuff. Your hard stuff will, of course, be different than mine or anybody else’s.

Constantly with my advice to people who are interested in learning how to channel I say that they must make a promise to themselves that they pay attention to their own psychological and emotional healing. I made that promise and keep it, sort of.

In reality, I find that I can be a stubborn as a mule and circumstances sometimes almost seem to surround me to remind me of a mule being beaten with a large stick before I will give in and take care of my own emotional and psychological well being.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Are You Still There?

I remember when I first learned how to channel the contact I had with Seth was spotty. At least, that’s what I thought. It was if I was hearing his voice and then I wasn’t. What was happening was that my channeling muscles were getting exercised and I was going from the condition of not having channeled consciously to one where I was channeling. I expected to be able to dance like Ginger Rogers overnight.

So, because that did not happen and it just took time to develop a condition of channeling I became quite alarmed when the sense of channeling seemed to go away. I was afraid this wonderful gift would disappear and I would no longer be able to speak to my guide.

I want to tell you that will not happen. Once connected to your guide you will always maintain that connection. It might change over time but you will always have a connection to another layer of consciousness.

I have to tell a story on myself. I confess there were times when I would call out my guide’s name silently, in my head and was relieved when he would say, “What?” I didn’t want to talk so much as just reassure myself that he was still there.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Aspects of Channeling

What does it feel like to channel?

It depends on how “into it” I am. Mostly, it feels ordinary to me. I don’t go into a deep trance, though for a satisfactory, as far as I am concerned, channeling experience I should take a really deep breath with the intention of centering and calming myself and then step off the edge of a cliff. It is a surrendering into the experience where I prefer to close my eyes and just relax and allow whoever in Spirit is there to talk.

For the most part I talk with my guide Seth, though there are many occasions when other Folk in Spirit come through. For instance, loved ones who have passed on; my mother is a frequent Person in Spirit to speak, and now my neighbor Phil who passed this month. I get to grieve just like anybody else, but it is a comfort if not to actually talk to him, to know he is near.

The first year that I channeled was spent getting used to it. Voices came at me from every which way both loud and murmurings I almost couldn’t hear. They were audible voices. I couldn’t hear too well when there were other people or noise in my area, like if the television was on. They also said weird things at times. But it all calmed down eventually to where what I hear now appears to be more of a telepathic communication.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Neighbor Phil

Our dearest friend and neighbor Phil passed away earlier in the week. He’d been in the hospital for a week and a couple of days. In April he would have been 80. Grieving was intense the first few days. Today as yesterday, I am scattered and very short of temper. Thankfully, the ladies at work are taking care of many of the minor things that will generally be the first to drive me nuts when I am not feeling well or under stress.

His family is here now, trying to understand what needs to be done, trying to put the things and issues he left behind in order and into a finished state. It is hard to do that while you are grief stricken.

Admittedly, while I am a psychic I understand that he is fine, that his soul is okay, that he is in a good and interesting place. I have channeled him, so that is fine.

I still have to grieve just like anybody else. And, it really, really sucks.