I began reading Opening to Channel: How to Connect With Your Guide by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer a little more than a year ago. And even though the topic was very interesting to me, somehow it did not seem to be the right time and I just put the book away.
Last night, all these months later, I picked up the book again. The book is a course which teaches people how to channel. Orin and DaBen are the spiritual guides of Sanaya and Duane and they have helped the authors create the book which contains many passages channeled by the two guides.
The book is based on the idea that anyone can learn to channel and channeling is described as a “powerful means of spiritual unfoldment and conscious transformation.” The book has a very loving and supportive tone. In order for you to understand why I felt so thrilled at the possibility of me channeling it would be best if I give you a few quotes from the book.
“With channeling you can access all the ideas, knowledge, and wisdom that is and ever will be known.
When you “channel” you access these higher realms by connecting with a high-level guide or your higher self, who steps down this higher vibration and makes it more readily available to you. Channeling involves consciously shifting your mind and mental space in order to achieve an expanses state of consciousness that is called a “trance.” To achieve the channeling trance space you will need to learn to concentrate, get your own thoughts out of the way, and become receptive to higher guidance. In this receptive state you become the vessel for bringing through higher energies which you can use for creating good.”
“You have an innate ability to reach these higher realms; you connect directly with these realms in moments of inspiration, inner guidance and creativity.”
“To channel you do not need to be spiritually evolved, or have been psychic all your life; you do need patience, perseverance, and a strong desire to make the connection.”
“Channeling will give you the wise teacher you seek, one who comes from within rather than without.
Channeling can provide greater understanding, helping you find answers to such questions as “Why I am here?” and “What is the meaning of life?” Channeling is like climbing to the top of a mountain where the view is expanded. It is a way to discover more about the nature of reality, learn more about yourself and others, and see your life from a more all-encompassing perspective, which will help you discover the greater meaning of the situations you are in. Your guide will assist you in finding answers to everything from mundane everyday issues to the most challenging spiritual questions. You can use channeling for healing, teaching, and expanding your creativity in all areas of your life. As you access the higher realms, you can bring through great knowledge, wisdom, inventions, works of art, philosophy, poetry, and discoveries of all kinds.”
Reading these passages I felt very excited by the idea that I can contact my guide and that this contact can help me grow spiritually. A great desire to learn how to channel was arousing in me. However, it was getting really late so I put the book to the side and went to bed. My desire to learn must have been so strong that I had the following dream:
I dreamt that I was in a classroom sitting at a desk in the back. There was a teacher who was lecturing us on how to channel. I wanted to be a lot more involved in the lecture so I moved to the first desk by the teacher. The room was full of people and as I was starting to concentrate a man got up and came to speak to me. Meanwhile, the lecture continued and the teacher was getting into the most important part of the class where she was explaining what is feels like to channel and was instructing the students on how to contact their guide. I realized that I was going to miss the channeling exercise because the man was very arrogantly asking me on a date without even caring how I would respond. I very patiently waited for him to finish and was set on the point that I have nothing to consider because I am involved in a very meaningful relationship.
The moment the exercise was over and the teacher released the students for a break the man walked away. I felt very sad because I was really looking forward to experiencing what it feels like to be in touch with my guide. In fact, I felt that the man had intentionally districted me so I can miss the exercise. I slouched over the desk and began writing in my notebook. The rest of the students were getting up, walking around and talking to each other. All of a sudden I noticed that the style, the font, the size of the letter and the general look of the words was changing as I was moving my hand and writing. I straightened my back and stood alert in my chair realizing that something was happening. Then all of a sudden this other energy started joining me, filling me up slowly beginning from my head and going down my body. The initial contact felt like a high voltage jolt and as the energy was spreading down my body I felt dizzy. The energy felt very intense, very dense and very highly charged. I was so thrilled that it was happening to me despite missing the exercise that I gave a very loud and exciting cry of “Yeeeeees!”
It was this cry that woke me up.
I will continue to make efforts to channel and will keep you posted on how I progress.
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