Background on Channeling

What is Channeling?

Channeling is the process of receiving information from higher levels of consciousness, other dimensions or intelligences. It involves silencing the mind so that the communications can be registered by the consciousness of the receiver.
In the past it used to be the case that channeling was associated with the higher entity or being 'taking over' the body of the channel in order to speak directly. However, most channels these days are just that - channels through which communication is transferred from one side to the other with no taking over involved.
Through the vibrational shift that is happening on earth it has become easier to open the communication channel between the dimensions.
There are many ways that the information can be transferred - through the channel hearing words, being shown images, the transfer of feelings or a combination of these and even through the influence of the muscular system of the channel that occurs in automatic writing.
Although everyone should be able to channel with practice, some people seem to have a head start in that they already possess the required apparatus to receive without much effort.
We have noticed though that the number of people with psychic/channeling abilities has greatly increased in recent years. We think this is indicative of the general vibrational shift that the Earth is undergoing at present.

From our experiences in this area we believe that these are genuine communications with beings from other realms, such as spirit guides, angelic beings, enlightened masters, souls that have lived on other planetary systems as well as our own.
As with all these things, each person has to decide for themselves what to accept and what to reject.
However, there is enough evidence around for the existence of other dimensions and the survival of the soul after death to make channeling a plausible proposition.
Some of the most convincing evidence comes from people who have had near death experiences (see our article on NDE's).

How do we know that the channeler is not subconsciously making up the information?

This can be ruled out for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it is often the case that the information that comes through is highly personal in nature, describing the listener's inner state or circumstance which the channeler could not possibly know about or guess. This has happened to the author many times.
Not only are the spirit guides aware of our inner state of being, but they are also aware of states and circumstances of the past which are no longer in our minds. This would seem to rule out the possibility that the channel is unconsciously reading our thoughts.
At the very least one has to allow the possibility of direct communication at the superconscious level.
Also there have been many instances where the guides shared information that neither the channel nor the listener knew anything about but which was later proven to be correct.
One such example involves a woman who was given a description of a relative, eg blonde hair with a ponytail, big white front teeth, etc, and was also told that the relative was pregnant. The description fitted the relative very well, however as far as the listener knew she was not pregnant.
The woman later related this to the relative who declared that she was not pregnant. However the relative decided to do a pregnancy test just in case. She discovered that she was in fact some weeks pregnant.
We have encountered many other examples along these lines.

The other reason is that the guides from time to time display a perspective or view of the world that is different to that of the channel. Indeed there are times when the channel is just as surprised at what is said as the listeners.
The guides often demonstrate a level of wisdom and knowledge that is not normally displayed by the channel.

Should a Psychic know every detail about your life?

Some people have the expectation that a Psychic should be able to tell you every detail of your life and answer every question as if they knew you intimately.
This is not a realistic expectation, Psychic readings are not just a two way conversation, but a three way, or even more. That is, the Psychic relies on information coming to them from higher sources, whether it be Spirit Guides etc or their own inner/higher aspect of themselves.

Sometimes what comes through is very specific, other times it is more general, and sometimes nothing comes through.
Sometimes what the Psychics bring through will be immediately recognised by the client other times it will not.
We can see this playing out when Psychics appear on television.
Take the example of the well known Psychic John Edward who sometimes comes up with specific information that is very accurate and other times it will miss the mark. Sometimes he is given very specific information such as a person’s whole name other times he is given clues that he or the listener has to try and piece together.
Another example was the Australian television program “The One” which was meant to select the best Psychic in the country from a list of a dozen or so contenders.
All of the contestants got some things right and some things wrong.

Some hits were quite spectacular and show that the process is genuine.
There were also some spectacular misses which shows that there are many factors that can influence a reading. The added pressure of being on television and competing most likely interfered with the process of clear transfer of information.

In this regard it helps if the client approaches the reading with an open mind and doesn’t assume that the information coming through is not accurate if he/she doesn’t immediately recognise how that information relates to their life.
The information that is being passed on from “higher” sources is not always direct or detailed but never the less can be enlightening if the person is willing to dig deeper.

It is our belief that the “higher” sources are sometimes purposely vague so that the person can figure out the issue for themselves from the clues, rather than becoming dependant on others to tell them what to do, which is ultimately disempowering.
It also encourages people to look at the lessons that a challenging situation or difficulty brings.

The ultimate goal is to strengthen the connection with our own inner being, our own inner voice which is the best source of advice.

Why are some people able to see or hear beings from the other side and others cannot?

The following is a channeled answer by Olgaa Fienco to the above question:

"It is a matter of the third eye being open.
It is a matter of acceptance; it is a matter of understanding.
It depends on how far one wants to see. It is in front of you but normally you cannot see it, for you are only able to see the third dimension. But it is the fourth dimension where it all takes place.
Some people are privileged in being open to this dimension. It can be developed but it takes time. Some with more elevated soul like qualities are able to see spirits and forms of the unmanifested.
The vision can be developed through constant meditation, through believing and suspending all judgements. It can be achieved by being less focused on the material and opening up to the spiritual.
It is very much a veil that does hang between the two worlds. It is a matter of lifting that veil.
Some of you have been given this gift. Some of you are frightened of this gift and therefore shut off your third eye from being able to experience such.
Therefore it is the opening of the heart, of the chakras, and particularly the third eye chakra that enable the seeing of the non-material.
Daily work is necessary to open up, to surrender, to go from a place of insecurity to one of confidence. By doing a little each day this can be achieved."

Psychic predictions

Some psychics have claimed 100% accuracy when it comes to making predictions.
However, we would say that 100% accuracy cannot be guaranteed for the simple reason that man has free will.
If it was possible to predict something with such certainty it would mean that the future was set in stone, it could not be changed. There would not be much point in incarnating into the physical form.
Because we have free will we can change our circumstances, we can learn and grow.
If everything was predetermined man would be reduced to a reactive machine that could not participate in the creative process.

When clairvoyants and psychics make predictions they are giving us the most likely outcome based on our, or the world's, current circumstances.
Many times the predictions come to pass but there is no guarantee they will do so because circumstances can change along the way as a result of the operation of free will.
Psychic predictions involve being able to see causal connections from a higher perspective which gives one a better view of the probable future.
An analogy of this would be the example where two persons walk along roads that intersect some distance away. The walkers not being aware of their probable future meeting at the intersection because the view ahead is obscured by intervening hills.
Someone looking down from a height, in a helicopter for example, might be able to predict that the two persons would meet in a certain time frame, based on the rate of walking and their distance from the intersection, etc, but there is no guarantee that this will happen.
One of the walkers might decide to rest for a while before proceeding, missing the other person at the junction, etc.
Some well know psychics have in the past had some spectacular hits with predictions, but also spectacular misses, for this reason.

Nevertheless, the fact that some of these predictions can be made at all is remarkable in itself.
That some disasters for example have been accurately predicted long before they occurred shows us how little we understand at the scientific level about the workings of the universe.
This indicates that there is a lot more than just physical laws at play in determining outcomes.
It further supports the explanations given to us by the guides that it is the actions and thoughts of humanity that are responsible for many of the events seen on the planet.
There is currently a lot of negative focus on the Earth plane. News services concentrate on negativity, we have global tensions and the effects of global warming, etc. All of this helps to shape our future.
Despite all of this, we are optimistic about the future. For if we can influence events in a negative way we can also create a brighter personal and global future by thinking and practicing more peace, love and gratitude.
Positive thought is a lot more powerful than it's negative counterparts, so it only takes a relatively small number of people to affect changes for the better.