Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide (Roman, Sanaya) (Paperback)

Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide (Roman, Sanaya)

Opening to Channel takes you on a complete tour of [how to become a channel]. As channels, [it offers] an experienced point-of-view on how to connect with your own spirit guides and channel them for yourselves and for others.The authors provide very through and balanced how-to advice, information and guidance. Recommended. — Body Mind Spirit, October 1987Channeling is a skill that can be learned. Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, with the help of their guides, Orin and DaBen, have created a definitive, inspirational, and easy-to-use guide to the art of channeling. Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide includes practical hands-on instruction in how to know if you are ready, how to attract a high-level guide, how to going to trance, how to channel for friends, how to use channeling to open to the higher dimension, and much more. — The Midwest Book ReviewChanneling is usually defined as the process by which a medium or psychic transmits information from a non-physical entity who speaks through them. Roman and Packer explain channeling as communicating with a high-level [spiritual] guide and bringing though verbal information. Traditionally, trance channeling has meant channeling when the medium is in a trance and not conscious of his/her words, though Roman and Packer encourage conscious awareness so that the medium herself can benefit from the messages. I appreciate this book because it is clearly written and offers a sensible step-by-step process whereby anyone who is interested can begin to learn to channel. It demystifies the process, eliminates erroneous ideas that frighten people, and make channeling accessible. My greatest appreciation however, is that this book is far more than just another spiritually chic, how-to book. It contains true spirituality; underscores the channeling process with words of love, encouragement and empowerment; and eliminates unfounded fears. Without making false promises, without offering quick fix, without promising us material success, it consistently points us toward a spiritual path, reminding us that we are surrounded by love and teaching us how to reach out to bring more of that love into our lives. — The Common Boundary, December 1987 Smoothly crafted, highly intelligent, and easy to follow. — Meditation

Suddenly , channeling has become nationwide news. With Shirley MacLaine’s best-selling books Out on a Limb and Dancing in the Light, nationwide TV and radio programs and almost weekly articles in Sunday supplements, America has entered the age of channeling. What was once an isolated New Age phenomenon has become the subject of excited nationwide curiosity. Opening to Channel is a book with a startling message for the millions of curious Americans who are eager to learn more about this fascinating experience. The authors, Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer demonstrate that anyone can become a channel, connect at will with the universal mind, higher self or a spirit guide. This book takes the reader step-by-step into the experience of channeling. A frame of reference is provided by weaving in the story of how the authors become channels and then teachers of channeling. Experiences from students are included to encourage the reader and to point out the long-term benefits of channeling which include: heightened creativity healing of yourself and others clarifying life purpose developing of innate gifts spiritual unfoldment service to mankind You don’t have to be a spiritual adept. You don’t need any special talent. You don’t have to go into a deep trance or take any risks. Anyone who follows the simple step-by-step instructions provided in this groundbreaking book can connect with a spirit guide of their own who can immeasurably enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. This is the definitive, inspirational, and easy-to-use guide to the art of channeling. Opening to Channel includes practical hands-on instruction in how to know if you are ready, how to attract a high-level guide, how to go into trance, how to channel for friends, how to use channeling to open to the higher dimension and much more.

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Address of Oct. 07, 2008: Preparing for 2012

by Archangel Michael

I greet you, my dear friends! As I come to you on this day, it is to assist you on your path through the transition. While it may not be everyone’s path to pass through the transition, it is inevitable that those who continue their incarnation past 2012 will go through some significant changes. It is so because Mother Earth is changing, and mankind is a part of earth, and as such mankind cannot continue its path unaltered. As such, whereas planet earth goes through a transformation, while reaching a higher level of primary vibration, mankind as well has the task to “ride the wave” and transcend with earth. This should not be seen as a duty or burden, as it is rather a fantastic opportunity, an incredible chance, which can boost your spiritual development tremendously. While earth will not do your tasks for you, it is however your task, to do your part along your path – if not even assist Mother Earth in this process, at least by helping mankind transcend.
I find it important to point out that it is not necessary for all of mankind to be spiritually aware and consciously work on their spiritual growth, but the more there are who consciously develop themselves, the better it is for all of mankind, and Mother Earth. Also, we do want you to be aware that not all who seem unaware are indeed idle, as they may be serving their spiritual path in a different way, so do not judge those who appear to lead a life far from what you consider spiritual. They may simple be fulfilling one last task they lack to reach ascension, so be reminded that you should avoid judging others – and see all fellow humans as the brothers and sisters who they truly are, as on a soul level, all are One.
You may wonder, so what can you do, to fulfill your part? Besides practicing to be open to where your spirit guide is leading you, and training to listen to your guide’s voice, that inner voice that gets ignored just too often, you may want to help raise the vibration of yourself, those around you, mankind, and earth. There are some suitable light-work exercises that you can do, like the ones recommended by brother Emmanuel. Also regular meditation – three to seven times a week – can boost your spiritual growth, and prepare you for what is to come.
You may wonder, but what is there to come? Well my dear friends, while there are many prophecies, many predictions, I must tell you that the future is not yet written, but you are the ones writing it… with other words, you are forming your own future, your actions – or lack of – define what is to come.  Some horror scenarios have been predicted – they show you what will happen if mankind continues on the present path. Other predictions show a blooming, blossoming, utopian future – this is to come, if you heed our advice and assist in the transition.
Also, I find it important at this point to let you know that now is the time to unite with others. While you can do a lot alone, seek others, like-minded brothers and sisters, who can help you and mankind – as in unity, in a group, the energy raised is much stronger, and progress becomes quicker, as you support each other not only mentally or emotionally, but also on other energy levels. While not all groups may be suitable, seek one that feels right. Meditate together, do light-work together, if someone in your group knows how to channel, listen to what your friends in the spirit world can advise – however listen with care, as not all spirits are from high above, and not all channels are very pure, although they all try to be. Simply listen with discernment, and take with you the thoughts that you feel will help you on your path. But most importantly, unite with others to fulfill these tasks! It is much more important than you may think, your part, your influence is not as tiny as you often feel – I want to say, your part is the most important one, as you are One and as such, each part is as important as any other – but you need to realize that your part is vitally important, and now is the time to commence with an active spiritual development, as on earth you still have linear time, which is coming to an end – as such, you need to focus on what is really important, on what really matters. The fate of mankind is in your hands – and those of others – therefore my words, unite with brothers and sisters, grow with them, and become active in your spiritual growth! Take the responsibility for yourself, and those around you. Amen


Lesson 5: Exercise for spirit contact

by archangel Zadkiel

Greetings to you, my dear friends! I have been asked to include a lesson on how to channel. Channeling is an ability that is within everyone, because you are spirit, just like everybody else on earth, and spirits are able to communicate on an energy level, not just through voice, by speaking, and listening, which is a physical form of communication, but by the energy connection that binds all beings in the universe together. Therefore, once you learn to communicate the spirit way, physical distance becomes irrelevant. You will be able to communicate with your friends all around the planet earth, even with soul friends on other planets. However, it takes a lot of practice and patience to get this far.

This lesson was included upon request, if you do not think it is the time for you to make any contact with the spirit world, then this lesson can only show you how this contact works, there is no need for anyone to follow these instructions and do the exercise described below. This exercise is one of several ways to make a connection, there are others that may be just as suitable. From my point of view, this is the easiest way to make a safe contact.

For now, let us concentrate on one special area of spirit communication, the kind that has been named “channeling”, which is the communication with non-physical spirit beings. If you want to learn to channel, or speak out for, a spirit being, you first need to learn to reach a state of a quiet mind. This need not be total though silence, but using observation, you need to learn to distinguish between thought and non-thought. Most humans can experience at least short moments of non-thought during meditation, as well as in moments of high concentration of the mind – which is actually quite the opposite meaning of the literal meaning, because at such times the mind is not intense, but open – i.e. if you can concentrate on listening you are not in a state of intensified mind, but in an open mind, allowing the thoughts of the speaker to flow in, uncommented by your own thought. As soon as you comment in your mind, you are no longer concentrating on the speaker. In this context, the word concentration is used to describe a state of paying attention to what you can observe, and in this state of observation the activity of your mind is reduced. This is the kind of state of mind that is needed for channeling. Let me go through some steps that I recommend if you want to attempt to channel a spirit being.

Above all, it is very important that you are filled with light. Some humans have reached a level of development where this is easily reached, often unaware of this, but I recommend for all to begin any spiritual exercise with the triple light protection (see Emmanuel 4.1). Especially when you seek contact with the spirit world, it is important to do this seriously – there are some low level astral beings that are just waiting to have their chance to speak through someone, and have very negative intentions of intrigue and causing trouble. They can even pretend to be high or ascended beings, and to the human who is not properly prepared, this poses a serious risk. I am not saying this to cause fear, but to give a warning to those that are not using the utmost care and precaution. If you use the triple light protection, there is nothing to fear, for where there is light, there cannot be anything dark.

Another important premise is the intention that the person wanting to channel has. If you want to do this out of curiosity or even with some hidden agenda, you will not get any useful information, or be influenced by less high beings. If your intent is driven by search for contact with spirit guides for spiritual growth and teachings or guidance, then you have found the right place, and can proceed. Otherwise, you need to reconsider your motives. Also, if you want to seek out a specific being, let go of that desire – let the spirit world decide, they know better what your path is and whose time it is to come forward to you. There are many more reasons involved, including energy compatibility, but I do not want to discuss these any further for they could fill books. Especially beware of trying to make contact with “the dead” – many of those that have recently passed away are very earthbound astral beings, not high teachers you could learn from. Any communication with recently deceased would be no better than a talk with the living – they don’t know much about you and your path. Also, you could easily open up to lower astral planes, which could create a great risk to yourself.

If your intent is proper, and you are regularly using the triple light protection, then prepare for channeling with the light protection. When you are ready, picture golden light coming to your throat chakra. After a few moments, picture a tunnel of light in front of you. Pass through it, be aware that this cleanses and harmonizes you. On the other side, you are at the foot of a hill, mountain or pyramid. Climb up, step by step – this helps to raise your energies. At the top, you will find a spirit being. Ask, if this being is from the light – if not, send it away and wait for a being of light, and you may have to try again another day. Something may need to be resolved in your life first, be patient. If the being claims to be from the light, feel if this is true. If you feel calm, relaxed and comfortable with this presence, talk to this being to find out more about who it is. You can begin this way to communicate, by repeating what is said and recording this on tape, or by writing this down. If you continue to feel comfortable and have a good feeling – do not let your wishes get in the way of your judgment, it is better to wait a day if the connection is not pure – then you can allow that being to get closer and slowly merge with some your aura. A full merger is not the best thing to do when starting up – allow this to evolve over weeks of practice, until the merging is almost complete. Let the spirit being guide you in this – you are not the doer, you are the one allowing this to happen, and of course it will only happen if you are free of fear.

Doubting is one of the biggest problems for those that begin to channel. A good way to slowly overcome this problem is to observe what happens during the channeling exercise. If you pay close attention, you can tell the difference between your personal thoughts interfering with and coloring the message, and pure spirit thought transmissions. As with all things that can be learned, practice is the key to becoming better at this. Some humans may seem to “have a talent” for channeling – as with all “talents”, this is simply the result of a prior life experience with the subject, so if you seem to have trouble, be patient, and you could contact someone who has more experience with it, or even better, ask your spirit guide, if you can.

Many books have been written about “channeling” – some valuable, some less. If you are ready for making contact yourself, the exercise listed above should be sufficient to get you started, the rest is practice and you can get more help from your spirit guide. Feel free to read some additional information elsewhere, but knowledge is not the key, and be aware that not all that is written is useful and true. Inner guidance is the key, and no book, nor my message, can provide that – it is within you, in your heart. Feel deep within, feel what your heart is telling you, and you will find your way. Be blessed, and be greeted. Amen. Amen. Amen.