Channeling intuitive guidance has become popular since the late 1980's when a movement of awakening propelled many spiritual seekers to open their inner wisdom to connect with the spiritual realms.
Since that time, there has been much learning about channeling. Through trial and error, many spiritual seekers have come to understand the importance of using discernment, both in the process of opening yourself up as a channel to receiving spiritual guidance, and also in the process of listening to spiritual guidance channeled from others.
Like any other spiritual practice, channeling intuitive guidance can be distorted or used improperly and so the utmost care needs to be taken both by the channel (i.e. the person opening themselves to ask for intuitive guidance) and by those receiving the spiritual guidance that is offered.
What really is the process of channeling about? Channeling is an ancient practice that has become more well known in today's times. Channeling is also known as mediumship, and in some cultures is widely accepted as a viable spiritual practice. In western culture, channeling intuitive guidance is still seen skeptically. In the process of channeling, a physically embodied person opens their awareness and consciousness to create an interdimensional bridge of communication with the realms of spirit, for the purposes of spiritual teaching and healing.
Channeling is most frequently done to seek guidance, counsel and healing, although in many native spiritual traditions, the process of channeling can be used to assist suffering souls who are no longer physically embodied. This form of channeling is often known as mediumship. Through works of charity, these native channels or mediums will allow the suffering souls who have become stuck in the lower astral realms to temporarily inhabit their physical form in order to offer them a passageway to the light.
As the process of the transformation of consciousness has accelerated on the Earth, many ancient spiritual practices which previously were hidden and unavailable to most people are now being made available to a wide number of people, to assist humanity's spiritual awakening process.
Channeling is most often associated with channeling spirits, specific entities and beings from the spiritual realms who have made themselves available to assist those on the Earth. In this kind of channeling, as with any process of channeling spiritual guidance, it is extremely important that the channel be in a relatively clear space within their own consciousness.
The process of becoming clear within ones own consciousness is also known as the process of purification. This sacred process frees a person from karmic and emotional residues of negative energy that impede the free flow of light through one's consciousness.
Through the process of purification, a person's ability to begin channeling intuitive guidance opens naturally. It is important for one who is channeling intuitive guidance to embody purity of heart. If the one who is channeling carries residues of greed, negativity, the desire for power, or the need to see oneself as superior to others, then the light and love and spiritual messages being sent through from the spiritual realms will be dimmed or distorted. In addition, areas of unconsciousness where negative energy is held within you can attract those beings in the spiritual realms that carry a negative energy or intentionality.
There are many spiritual beings from all levels of the spiritual realms that are available to offer love and healing to those on the Earth at this time. It is important to exercise great discernment when channeling intuitive guidance. Not all beings in the spiritual realms are true spiritual teachers and healers. There are some spiritual beings who are in need of healing themselves. This is a very fine study in the process of channeling intuitive guidance which requires the utmost care and the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable teachers who are able to fully embody God's love.
The way to discern the truth of any intuitive spiritual guidance is to notice the vibration, the energy of the channeled guidance. Does it carry light and love? Does it uplift you and help you to feel more connected with your own spirit? Channeling intuitive guidance is intended to support humanity's spiritual upliftment, and is offered by the realms of spirit for love and healing. Channeling intuitive guidance is not intended to replace your own relationship with God or with your spiritual path, but rather to be an aid and support along the way.