Welcome. So what do YOU think channeling is? There are many reasons why this is an important topic. For starters, it’s a very fundamental part of what we do here in this community, but it’s also an important topic for each of you personally, because it’s another resource you can tap into. It can help you open up to new possibilities, and an ongoing awareness of who you are. So this week we’re going to explore here the nature of channeling and encourage you to see that, yes – you too can “channel”. It can be fun. It can support you. It can confirm your alignment and be a source of inner guidance.

Back in 1990, this one’s first exposure to the concept was when his partner Eva left a CD in their car of Esther Hicks channeling Abraham. Long story short – what followed from that was 18 years of listening to over two thousand hours of Abraham, going to their seminars, and being in the :”hot seat”. Through all that time, Eva and he had only a vague idea what channeling was all about, except that they both thought it was something they would never do. But what was compelling for them both was that what they were hearing rang true. Questions remained, but for the first time, they were getting answers that made sense.

Then in 2008 came this community, with unlimited access to us, and more and more answers. And now of course, both of them are channeling. Actually, in a very real sense, you all “channel” .. not consciously perhaps, but “channel” you do, and today we’re going to get into what we mean by that. In these intersections that we have with all of you, we’re pushing the boundaries of our understanding. We’re moving into new territory as we explore together the nuances of both your physical game of Life on Earth, and your non-physical connection to Source. Nothing stands still. Everything continues to evolve.

Let’s start by setting the scene. Many of you have a tendency to see yourselves IN things that pre-exist. For example you think of yourselves as having been born INTO an existing world. And even if you’re beginning to see that this space/time world of yours is actually your own personal creation, when it comes to nonphysical, mystical, spiritual things, you drop back into assuming that there must be a pre-existing order to everything. In regard to channeling, in this one’s world (and probably yours) there are a lot of very particular and detailed Stories out there about it, with rules for how to do it, and even what you need to guard against. We say phooey to all of that.

Even as you create your own physical world, so your non-physical world is very much also your own personal creation, and as this discussion progresses, we recommend that you hold an ongoing awareness that you’re the creator of the context of everything you experience. In other words, we want you, right now as we speak, to come out of that place of thinking you are IN things outside of you, be they physical or non-physical, and step with us into the space where see yourself, where you feel yourself, creating this context around you, second by second. When you are in this space, your questions will be different, because you will no longer be asking what only you can answer.

As with all subjects, with channeling, there are some things that are Absolute. Those come from the essence of who you are, and so they just are, and in this community we are always going to come from that Story-less place. Then there will be your Story about it. There are certain things you’ve already chosen to believe about channeling, and now you will have the opportunity to make new choices.

First let’s look at the mechanism of which channeling is just one aspect. What is often not well understood is there is an always-on connection between these entities:
– the conscious thinking You that’s hearing and considering these words,
– the subconscious You where all of your default decisions are made,
– what we could loosely call your Higher Self or your Inner Being,
and all the way back to
– the collective consciousness of Source.

Being in a physical realm, you tend to see these entities as discrete clumps. Well, we need to blur the lines a little here because you’re actually a non-physical entity even as we are, and in non-physical there are no boundaries and beginnings and ends. So this mechanism we’re talking about is not a so much a “connection” between clumps as it is a merging of energies. We could get close to this idea perhaps if we consider Source to be like white light. Dividing that light with a prism gives a spectrum. Even as there is no boundary between the colors in this spectrum (there is only more or less of one than another), so there is no boundary between the components of you and All That Is.

Take a moment here, and close your eyes. Turn thoughtfully away from facing the world, and about-face back towards us. Now see us as part of the connection stretching back to All That Is. If you exist, you have this connection. It’s a part of everybody’s existence in a very fundamental way. You may on occasion be aware of it as a subtle inner voice. You may normally be unaware of it. Sometimes you pull away from it (in which case as we discussed at length last week, you do not feel good), but you cannot exist without it. Feel it now. It’s as real as you are. Good.

So let’s look at your hour-to-hour thinking. For a lot of that time you’re on a train of thought. One thought leads to another down familiar tracks. It’s a big approximation, but for this discussion you could say that your subconscious is providing the familiar tracks and timetable, and the conscious you is occasionally making over-ride decisions. And then along comes that totally new idea. Where does that come from? Well every new thought and new idea comes in part from the bigger you. Don’t think in clumps, there’s just more or less. But the point here is that these different energies that are You, are always participating, more or less, in your experience.

What’s “Absolute” about channeling is that it’s one way of having the bigger You be more involved in your world, be a more conscious part of your everyday experience. Like everything else in Your World, unique to you, it’s a choice. The ability to channel isn’t some sort of “gift” that only some people have. The spectrum of Source that contains you is the same spectrum that contains everybody, and there are no boundaries. If you choose to surface some of this “connection” into consciousness, then you will be consciously channeling. It’s as simple as that. This is much more about unlearning what you can’t do, than learning to do something new.

What form will it take? It could be writing, painting, sculpting, speaking, playing football, or anything you choose. With what entities will you be communicating? Well, even as you create your physical world around you and populate it with those others you intersect with, so it is you create your non-physical world. You will intersect with whatever you have chosen to believe is possible. Is there anything to fear? Well we are not talking about Absolutes here and so we say, you tell us. We can say, absolutely, that non-physical contains no negative energy, but, as with all things, you will create your own reality with this. As always, simply choose what feels good. That will never lead you astray.

How will you “know” it’s happening? Well fundamentally, if you’re getting new ideas, it’s happening, but will it ever feel like communicating with something other than just you? Yes. Let’s use voice channeling as an example. Channeling is a collaboration between different parts of that spectrum and you. So how do you know what you’re saying is at least partly “them”? You will be getting blocks of thought and for some of those, even as you get them, you will know. You’ll be thinking – that wasn’t my idea. You may notice physical changes. And as you relax into this, you’ll be more and more aware of the collaborative aspects of the interchange.

What does a “block of thought” feel like? Well let’s establish something up front here. Today when you’re speaking normally to someone, you almost never choose your words. You could but you don’t. You have a thought you want to express, a block of thought, and your subconscious provides the words. That is why many of you are so afraid of public speaking, because when you try to consciously speak particular words at the same time as thinking about what you’re going to say next, you find you just can’t do it. Your conscious processor doesn’t have enough horse-power. Learning to speak publicly is learning to relax into having your subconscious choose the words, and speak them for you.

Channeling is similar. Channeled speaking is not like someone whispering words into your ear that you can repeat. Channeling is never a take-over of you as a delivery vehicle. You will be getting those blocks of thought and expressing them in the same way as you do today. You are always calling the shots, but you will be thinking with two minds, and you will know it. In that sense “channeling” is not really a great choice of words. It’s more collaboration and translation.

We were asked last week, “Do channels ever get it wrong?” There are two aspects to our answer. If you’re the audience, you will attract what you will attract. When this community was in its early days, Nina, while channeling, was extolling to this one, the value of Astrology. Astrology you see was part of Nina’s Story. These days Nina of course has discovered that it’s a fun story for some, but that there’s nothing absolute about it at all. At the time it didn’t feel good to this one, and of course that’s precisely how you can tell if it’s a good Story for you. But it was episodes like this that provided a powerful stimulus in this community to come at everything from a Story-less foundation.

From the other aspect, if you are the channeler, we say relax into this process and treat it as just a normal part of who you are. As with life in general, be easy about all of this. Have fun with it and then you cannot get it wrong. One again you will know by how you feel. You are the one in charge. You are the one designing how much of your Story gets mixed into this. Whatever happens, your audience will be a match to you and what you present.

More generally to all of you, once you understand these principles, you will see evidence all around you of people channeling, consciously or unconsciously. You will hear authors and songwriters and painters describing how something outside of them was a part of the process. This one watches the Charlie Rose Show on PBS television, and here are two examples from that show of what we mean. In February this year, Charlie interviewed Denver Bronco’s linebacker Von Miller, ranked as the most valuable player at the USA 2016 Superbowl, and earlier on several occasions, singer/songwriter James Taylor.

Charlie asked Von this question, “They say you have an uncanny sense of knowing where the ball is. Can you explain that?” Von laughed and replied, “I really can’t. I just like to have fun out there. I don’t feel like it’s a job, or work. I just like to have fun. I like to be out there with my teammates, and when there’s an opportunity to go get the ball, I like to do it. I like to give my offense the ball as much as possible”. From someone who understands little about the Law Of Attraction, what a perfect answer. Having fun. Feeling good. Can you see how it’s not that he knows where the ball is. The ball knows where he is!

When Charlie was praising James Taylor for his enormous hit songs, James got clearly uncomfortable with the accolades and said, “I’m just the one who heard them first, and remembered them, and wrote them down. I sort of channeled them”. Clearly neither James nor Charlie understands much about channeling, but once again what a perfect description. And now that we have perhaps raised your awareness, you’ll see evidence of this all around you. You’ll hear successful people saying things like: “I don’t know where it came from. As songwriter Carole King describes it, “It’s just a matter of getting out of the way”.

Channeling, as this one says, is as normal and natural as having breakfast. You too can channel. In a very real sense, you’re already doing it. Consciously channeling is much more about unlearning what you can’t do, than learning to do something new. And now let’s get into our longer discussion and any questions you have.