By John Morris
The traditional view of channeling involves a channel (person doing the channeling) bringing information into conscious awareness that appears to come from somewhere outside, often from an energy, entity, spirit or “higher being.” These beings are considered separate from the channel, who often (at least through the earlier part of the Twentieth Century) went into a deep trance to receive their messages. Popular examples would include Edgar Cayce, known as the “Sleeping Prophet,” and Jane Roberts, who channeled Seth.
My view, based on my own experience and the experience of others in recent years, is a bit different. I believe that we are all part of One Presence (which some would call God, others Universal Awareness, etc,) meaning that on the deepest level there is no “outside” for information to come from. We are all part of the same thing, so we all have access to all the information.
For this reason, I usually say that the guides I channel are part of me, yet not. Although they may be related to different aspects of my personality, they are not purely that. Although they may be related to different archetypal energies, they are not purely that either. They are unique – but not separate. Maybe in another post I will discuss further how this all works, but it’s not my highest priority to figure that all out, or to explain it.
On a broad level, we all channel. We access information on a regular basis that simply can’t be explained by our everyday awareness or by our subconscious awareness. Many artists are channels. On a deeper level – available to us all – some people access information that is delivered in the form of messages from a specifically identified source. This is one of the many ways I have received guidance for the past ten years.
I do not go into a trance when I channel. I am fully conscious, but it is as if I am sitting off to the side listening to my guides. I am rarely aware of what I will say before it is said, but in a full session I talk for roughly 75 minutes without ever worrying about what to say next. It’s fun! And I feel completely energized afterwards; in ten years, I have never, ever felt drained after a session. I remember some of what is said for several hours afterward, and then I forget all but a few key points.
In case you’re wondering, they never show up unannounced. They don’t just pop out in the middle of dinner. They only come through when I get quiet, set the intention, and ask.