January 15, 2012 in Spirituality
A reader contacted me a week ago and asked what I believe about channeled messages. I must admit I was hesitant to respond.
At a human level, a channeled or delivered message from one human to another through a third party is an accepted part of communication.
However, my reader meant something else.
This person was referring to a message, given through a human, from a being in another dimension. This other being may be an angel, an ET, a mythological character, a historical figure, Jesus, or God. The messenger lives in another dimension. The earth-bound human becomes the conduit, or channel, through which the other-dimensional being speaks.
On the surface, it would seem that our scientific world would scoff at this idea.
However, if we look closer, we see that most of the world’s population believes in channeled messages. Proponents of traditional religion, taught by ancient writings, believe those writings were channeled through the writers from God. Catholics believe God speaks (channels) through the Pope.
Today, there are many people who claim this ability. Some use it to manipulate others. Therefore, channeling is both controversial and respected.
I have accounting clients who have told me about the voices in their heads. One has regular sessions with “the nightly committee meeting.” Another hears God’s voice through animals. A third experiences inner promptings or feelings. On one occasion, she followed her guidance and found a victim of an automobile wreck on a mostly deserted road late at night. She saved his life.
For some reason, those accounting clients feel safe talking with me about their experiences. They don’t think I will call them crazy. They don’t know that I have written books and a training course to help people learn how to hear those voices, understand the information, and use it.
I tend to keep my spiritual clients separate from my accounting clients because people are sometimes uncomfortable when they learn that their accountant hears voices in his head.
This was the first time a reader had asked me about the topic. I took a deep breath and answered.
“I believe in them because, in fact, I’ve heard them myself.”
Then, instead of ridiculing me, calling me crazy, or politely ending the conversation, the reader said, “Do you post things like that anywhere online? I would love to read it.”
I was stunned at first.
I was stunned because this person trusted me to relay messages from the beyond. That was quite a compliment.
I’ve been hesitant to say, “God (or any other supernatural being) told me something.” I had seen that technique used too much during my religious days in an attempt to add credibility to an incredible message.
Therefore, when I hear voices, I listen carefully, I check intuition, I see how those messages resonate with me, and I research those impressions before I write.
Now, I was being asked to remove those filters.
I told the reader that I would consider writing more about what I heard from beyond without a filter.
“If you decide to write about that, I would be a fan.”
I know things don’t happen by accident so I assumed I would be writing about these experiences in the near future.
A few days afterwards, I learned just how soon.
I’ll tell you about that experience tomorrow.