Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Working With Students

It's good to have a plan and lay out some ideas when you start working with students* - teaching them how to channel or teaching them other things because it's in the nature of your work of communications with all this inspiration from these wonderful Beings that you'll get other teaching. You'll learn other things especially if you're personally interested in learning them so you might wind up teaching things that go beyond channeling, if you choose to teach channeling at all. 

Have a plan. Of course you don't have to be rigid in your plan but have some kind of a plan where you have certain things that are foundational elements. Such as, if you're working with a student, that you're both respectful of each other. You notice I said both. You respect the student and the student respects you. 

So communications are respectful though from time to time they'll get excited or feelings will come up but there needs to be respect and forgiveness needs to be there if there's ever outbursts - and forgiveness on both sides would be helpful.

Then also it will come up from time to time that you will want to ask the student questions about themself. This is to help you to know how to work with them and they must be truthful in their responses. If there's something too personal and they don't want to say then they can say that to you. If you need to know what it is then you can ask the Beings that you channel. They may tell you in some way what you need to know. 

The students will of course be asking questions very frequently and sometimes they'll ask personal questions because they'll just be interested or other students will and they'll listen if you have a class.

I'm bringing these things up at times like this because this is the kind of thing that can come up and very often you'll already have an idea in mind - what you're going to do, what you're going to need in directing the students but I'm assuming that if you're here reading this that you're open to suggestions.

So those are two main things that I feel are important. The reason it's important to write these things down and to make a plan with notes to yourself is that you will not always remember. 

Sometimes a student might approach you and is already well on their way spiritually and it's fun to work with them and you might forget some of these foundational principals and so it's good to have it written down so that you can remind yourself - especially when you get older like me :)

I mention this because people don't always realize that you are older if you're communicating at a distance these days and that will come up in our modern communication lifestyle eh?

So of course it's also good if you could have an assistant but for all of you, you won't always have that. For most of my time doing this work I haven't had that and it would be nice but sometimes even an assistant - even if they're temporary - great - if they're full time - great but not always does the assistant communicate with students the way you know that they need to be communicated with in that moment.

So you do the best you can and you are grateful for the help you receive - you know these things.

That's all I'm going to say today. I just wanted to bring that up to you since I felt it's important.


*They're all different though, so the plan has to be flexible

Thursday, December 5, 2013

You Can Still Be Yourself

Now you're going to run into an issue that's a little bit annoying and that's that people are going to want you to be the Beings that your channeling or they're going to expect those qualities out of you. So I want to give you permission right now that you can have your own personality.

Now I know I've touched on this before but in order to support you from being overwhelmed with this I just want to say, once you get going in this work and get well established, sometimes people will want - literally - or expect or hope that you really are that which you are channeling. 

Try to remember and this is something you really could benefit taking to heart I believe, that there's a tendency within peoples to create almost like a hero-worshipping situation in which even though they might know that you cannot be that, that they want you to be that. 

So - there may be times when you will use your inspiration to communicate, especially after a session when you're still sort of in an altered state. You might sort of float through a question and answer period that you might have or you might sort of interact with people. 

If you're a Deep Trance Channel you're going to need to have a little distance - meaning that people are to stay away from you and not move around and to also be quiet when you're first getting started to come out of the channeling - so that you can come down, so to speak, on to your own level of personality - not that you're a lesser being - but so that you can be yourself. It's really important to allow yourself to be yourself. Please take that to heart.

You're not always going to be perfect. You're going to be a human being like everybody else. Sometimes people within earshot of you being a human being are going to be shocked or upset or judge you for that. They may have ideas in their mind that they got from other people or that they simply have come up with themselves that they expect you to be above all of that but in reality, just like others who have been placed on a pedestal - even temporarily - people may at times get disappointed that you're just a regular gal or a regular guy - okay? 

Please allow them their disappointment. Don't try and talk them out of it because in order to be accepted as yourself it is a good thing to have a distinct difference between your day to day personality and the Beings you're channeling - okay? That's all I'm going to say about that now.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Burnout Hazards

These days because more and more people will be wanting or needing the insights you can bring through, you may find that you have a tendency to work more then you would like.

I really recommend you set up certain hours* that you're available to do this work even though you may or may not actually have the work to do at those times. 

Now this is not necessarily something that has to be publicized but you can make it public if you like. By doing that you might head off certain problems that come with the work and that's that people might want to call you anytime day or night** because something's come up for them and they feel a pressing need to know more about it. 

I grant that there will be times when you will indulge that - meaning you will also feel that it is urgent for them to have something and you will channel for them for maybe 5 minutes over the phone but the problem with this is that they can either become dependent upon you which may not be good for them or more to the point since I'm speaking to you as individuals you might find that this becomes draining for you. 

You must be very careful not to get too involved in getting too tired as I've mentioned before because if you get too drained all the time you could burnout with this and by burning out I mean that you could feel exhausted all the time and you might not even be aware of why

So set up a couple of things, I recommend. Those hours could be one but also make it crystal clear that there are 2 days of the week that you are not to be called or that you are unavailable. You can pick weekend days, you can pick weekdays - it's entirely up to you. I would recommend one weekend day perhaps and one day in the middle of the week so that you can have time off to do what you need to do for yourself or just to completely rest and relax

I think that if you do that your body will feel alright with your work and your body is made up of Mother Earth and therefore has wisdom and knowledge that you inherit from the physical matter of Mother Earth. Mother Earth knows when to rest so you can take a lesson from her as well. 


*I recommend that you feel into the times that feel best to you for any day or week to do your sessions. Don't be attached to a regular schedule. Your hours where the energy feels like it will be best for you might vary.
** It's important to have appointment times so you can prepare in the ways that are right for you to do channeled sessions for people. 
It is also important for the people to understand that these moments of wisdom and guidance that you're able to bring through will be best received by them at the appointed hour(s) because you felt that the energy was right for the best you have to offer to come through at those times for them.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Teaching People How To Channel Is Not Something I Do

Lately I've been receiving more requests from people to teach them how to channel or to teach them how to get in touch with their higher selves. This is not something that I teach to people to do though there are others that do so very well. Lyssa Royal teaches people how to do this in Japan though I do not know if she does so in the United States or elsewhere. You could inquire at her site.

I have in the past helped people individually, who were already channeling, to get to a deeper level or to be able to move on to a teacher who could be more profound and topical. I have not done this for a while though I am sharing other guidance here along the lines of my experience as a channel and providing advice to those who are already channeling.

I wish you well in your pursuit of wisdom.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Channel inside a circle of people? I don't Recommend It.

I really strongly recommend that you do not under any circumstances, whether you are a Professional Channel or working towards that, sit in the center of a circle and channel. That seems to be something that people think is really a good thing but it has hazards. 

Primarily it means that people will be behind your back or directly to one side of you or the other. The energies you are channeling may come in through the back of your head, the back of your neck, from the left side of your head or even from the left side of your chest. So I recommend that you do not have people in the audience to either side of you or in back of you. 

The reason is simple. The people who might be sitting behind you - might be sitting to, say your left side for example - they could have thoughts, feelings, all kinds of stuff go through them like all people do - we all have these things but the energy needs to be just right for you - alright - and you need to be able to say - it's alright to say this - that you need to have this and this and this in order to channel well. Not only so that people who are there would be able to enjoy it but so that you will be as comfortable as possible so as to be able to channel in the most benevolent way for all beings. 

It is alright to say that. Remember to state your needs so that everyone is clear and there is as little confusion as possible as to the environment you need. 

There is an exception, as far as those behind you and to either side, that will sometimes happen and that might be if there is a cat or a dog that you feel comfortable with especially if you get the impression yourself that they may be spiritual. 

Perhaps they will lie down and sleep or in the case of some spiritual cats or dogs support the energy of the channeling just by being there. Welcome them if their presence feels good to you while allowing them to come and go as they please.

Now the Beings you channel might at some point invite somebody to come up and sit next to them (you) but that will be up to the Beings, should that ever happen and it is not typical.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Comfort Where You Publicly Channel

Before you begin to channel whether you're in your practice sessions or even when you're publicly channeling I recommend you say this, "I am asking that I be insulated and protected in the most benevolent way for me while I bring through the Beings that I'm practicing with." In the case of publicly channeling you could say it in this form, "I am asking that I be insulated and protected in the most benevolent way for me while I'm channeling and bringing through the benevolent Beings who will speak through me." You don't have to say it every time you channel. As Living Prayers these only need to be said once by you.

If you're doing a session where's there's an audience or other people there, you might want to say something that will put them at ease too because there's always the chance that there will be somebody there who's been brought by somebody else and who doesn't really want to be there. 

It's unfortunate when this happens because these people are usually very nervous - they'd rather be anyplace but there - they might even have bad feelings about the whole thing and yet the person who brought them wants to show them or prove to them that it's a good thing. 

So this sets up conflict energy right in the middle of your sensitive moments of making contact with the Beings. During that process you will not only be very sensitive - which is why we always ask people to be quiet while you are easing in to channeling mode - but even after that process while you are channeling it can make it difficult or uncomfortable to maintain the contact in the presence of that conflict energy.

The Being or Beings that you are channeling will feel that and since they will be paying attention to your needs as well as the needs of the people who are there, they might want to end the session until that conflict energy is no longer present.

So - this is something that I've done and I think that it's really important to do it and enforce it as a policy. I've said, "Is there anybody here who would rather be someplace else right now. I'd smile and I'd raise my hand and sometimes there'd be one or two people who'd tentatively raise their hand or zoom their hand up. I'd look at them and say, "Then I welcome you to do that." 

If they've paid to get in you make sure there's somebody available to give them their money back. No guilt games, just a cheerful return. Then after they've left or in some cases are unsure what to do, you say a few words to the effect of how it's important for you to be able to have a benevolent energy present and if people are nervous - that's okay. You understand. 

Nervousness, you might say, sometimes precedes a session because people don't know what's coming through or they're excited, etc. But if people have been brought there by a well meaning person who wants to show them that this is something good and they're uncomfortable or even upset or agitated that actually makes it more difficult and could be uncomfortable to you as the channel and possibly even to others. Thus it would be better for that person to be someplace else for everyone's sake. And of course we want to respect your feelings - to the person who's uncomfortable -  and we do not want people here who have been brought here against their will. 

It would be better if somebody else made this talk for you because you might be in an altered state but if there's not somebody who can do that then you might have to make that talk yourself. 

Now probably you will have felt something already. You may have already felt uncomfortable and that's why you might make a statement like that. 

In a separate situation there may be something in that place where you're going to channel that doesn't feel good so there's another thing that is good for you to be able to do. That thing is that it would be good for you to be familiar with the space where you're going to channel. 

Sometimes it could just simply be somebody's home where people are not always getting along well and the place doesn't feel comfortable to you. In that case, if you're not sure about the place where you're going to channel - perhaps you've never been there before - then this is what I recommend you do before you go to there. 

I recommend you do the following Living Prayer, "I am asking that the places where I channel always be safe and comfortable for me in the most benevolent way for me now." 

When I get to a place where I'm going to channel I walk around the room a bit (try not to touch or interact with other people while you're doing this) until I feel the most comfortable energy for me. That's where I sit if at all possible. Such a welcoming energy usually means that that's the best place for me to channel and that the channeling will be best for all concerned there if that's where I do it. 

So - this is what I recommend. Walk around the room and if you find a place that feels better then the other places ask that a chair be moved there that will be comfortable for you to sit to channel. Not a metal chair - most metal is basically uncomfortable with itself and while it can be transformed it would be best for you to be able to stay focused on why you came there - to channel. 

The way the environment feels is very important, especially if you are just getting started or have only been doing the work for a year or two, so don't be shy to state your needs. If you believe that the place where you are scheduled to channel is going to have uncomfortable energy give yourself permission to do the session someplace else. This is really important.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Private Sessions

This is something that you really need to build up to slowly. Be aware that when you're having practice sessions with your small group of people that are supporting you or interested in what you're doing or both, which is really important that they be both if possible, that they're going to want to ask personal questions at some point but don't encourage that and if you have somebody helping you, have them instruct the people to not ask personal questions if they have a chance to ask a question. 

At some point you're going to want to field questions when you're doing your practice channeling with your group but I don't recommend that you rush into this even though people in the group might want you to do so before you feel ready. 

Know that in your conscious mind as your day to day persona it's easy for you to field just about any question even if you just say, "I don't know anything about that" for many things that you won't know about. You won't feel too uncomfortable about that. As a matter of fact you probably won't feel anything at all. 

It's completely different when you're channeling. You have to remember that your motivation to channel is to bring through the greatest truths that you can bring through, with the greatest accuracy that you are able to provide, for any individual that you're working with or ultimately for the greatest number of people. 

Your channeling may not necessarily always be 100% accurate while you're working towards your accuracy goals but that's your goal - and really I don't recommend that you consider channeling for a private session until you're as close to sure as possible - meaning not only your opinion but the opinions of others whom you trust or feel good about - that you're 100% accurate. 

So lets get on here and cover your questions about accuracy later if you wish to ask them.

The questions you might field from your practice group initially - they'd have to be instructed to ask things that are basically very simple questions - the type of question you might get is something like, "What's the meaning of the Bermuda Triangle" or something like that.

Everybody and their brother gets asked that type of question all the time in the beginning and while you would probably be able to expound some kind of opinion just as yourself you have to remember that when you're channeling - you as yourself are not speaking. 

You might even have times when you're channeling a Being where a question is asked and your thought would be present in your mind with your response but much to your amazement the Being who's speaking through you doesn't say anything like what you're thinking and your thought just kind of disappears into the background. 

Remember, don't try and listen and follow along to the Being when you're channeling - that's the whole purpose of recording it. You'll be able to listen to the recording afterwards. It's really essential for practice especially - less so if you get further on down the line with your channeling but it's essential to be able to listen to a recording of your channeling soon after you do it, at least that's the optimum to be able to do. 

I know some of you won't be able to do that but if you can that's really a wonderful way because you will have the opportunity at times to hear things, from the Being who's speaking, that you know for a fact that you did not know, had never heard of and is completely new information to you and if it proves to feel right to people and very possibly is right - though don't try and prove whether it's true or not at least in those early stages of practice - then you're going to discover that you are on the right track to channel and your accuracy is coming along. 

More about private sessions: Private sessions are going to make you nervous especially in the beginning. When you build up to a private session you're going to find yourself in a position where you are literally very often channeling answers to people's questions that are deep and so personal that as your day to day personality you wouldn't want to even be asked a question like this much less have to respond and give an opinion about somebody else's life. 

People might ask questions about what happened to them in this or that circumstance or what it means or what might happen if… and so on - they're going to ask questions about the future and they're going to ask questions about the past. Sometimes they will they ask questions about the present and that won't always be too upsetting but generally speaking what they're going to be asking for almost all the time is either explanations of the past that they experienced personally or predictions for the present and future. 

This is going to make you nervous if you have the level of integrity that I hope you do have to do this work. Just know that it's important to start doing your private session work slowly and that's the most important. 

As always I'm rambling around here a bit as I promised you I would when I put these posts up but I'm putting things in here as I'm thinking of them and I'm really in a bit of an altered state of inspiration. That's why I'm rambling around so much :) 

In the group practice sessions, don't encourage people to ask, as I said, personal questions until you feel you're ready for it and then - say you've got 3 people in the practice session for example - then encourage them to ask something that's not really important to them so you can ease into personal questions. 

The reason I say that is that it can be very intimidating because you will be attempting to do something that the other people are not attempting to do. You are going to be, in those moments, totally focusing on remaining connected in the deep channeling state (also called deep trance channeling) and that takes a considerable amount of focus and attention. 

So there's that but all the training you've had your entire life as a conscious day to day being has been to pay attention when people talked to you so you can answer and not feel foolish by saying something that you didn't mean to say. 

So what you're doing runs against the grain of the training of your whole life. While you're focusing on maintaining that deep state so that you can allow as much of the personality as well as the wisdom of the Being speaking through you, your mind is going to be screaming that you have to pay attention to answer the question in a reasonably logical way. That's what you're going to be dealing with while the other people are simply having something that amounts to a conversation. So know that what's going on for you will not have anything to do with what's going on for the other people.

Now there's another factor with personal sessions - also known as private sessions - and that's that if you're channeling a Being where you're allowing - and have also built up over time and in stages your capacity to handle the energies - you're allowing their personality, their knowledge and wisdom and their energy to come through. Sometimes this energy will be strong and other times it will be less so. 

There'll be times in a personal session when the Being feels that words and their own persona are not sufficient to help the person that's being channeled to. At times like that you may feel a sudden wave of energy come through and there might be considerably long periods of time where there's just this powerful energy coming through you and what occurs in that situation is that the other person - especially if they're aware enough that they can feel this energy - they'll just stop talking. 

So there may be a long period of silence and at some point your mind might start worrying about what's going on. Don't though. As long as you feel the energy coming through and they're not talking - meaning the other person you're channeling to - just be quiet. Let the Being do through you what they can do. 

Very often it's this energy that really helps to bring about some benevolent transformation in the questioner. Frequently, you see, people who come to get a private session may not know the real question that they need to ask in the way they need to ask it. 

They have feelings, naturally, about what they want to talk about but they may not always be able to feel comfortable asking the deeper questions that they really want to ask about or they may not really remember or know what those issues are for them. 

So at some point, usually not immediately - usually later on in the session after it's been going for a while and the people have gotten in the rhythm of asking and listening then that wave of energy could happen if it's beneficial for the person at that point in their life. Don't try and make it happen. If it happens it happens. Just know that it's going to happen at some point in a session and maybe from time to time. 

There's another thing that could happen also. Sometimes during that strong wave of energy the Being who's speaking through you might be able to say a few words, though because of the strength of the energy it will be difficult, and when that takes place it's usually happening because they are trying to guide the questioner. 

Sometimes the questioner goes right on willy nilly talking and it's important for them to just relax and let the energy wash over them.

They may not be able to feel it. They may not be aware of it but at some point it will help them - and if it doesn't come at the time of the session it will come to them from somebody else perhaps by something they say or do but it may trigger this energy interaction they had with you with their physical body, with their soul, with their guides, their angels, everyone. It will just act like a battery backup and possibly trigger a situation or be triggered by a situation for them and bring about the inspiration that they needed to have come about in their life in the most benevolent way for them and very often in circumstances where they would appreciate having it. 

You'll probably never know about that but it'll occur and it might just do a great deal of good.

Remember, don't go into this work unless you want to do good - and to put that in the best word that I know of - to do that in a benevolent way. I love that word, benevolent, and that's why I use it often because when the Beings brought it up it made such sense. Look up that word and use its definitions that you feel good about as a model, as a goal and as an ideal for doing this work.