What is Channeling?
|By Jonee Scibienski
Like everything attributed to the so called "New Age," channeling
is not a new phenomenon. It is instead a new name for an ancient
practice. Perhaps you have heard the word seance, which conjures up
visions of Whoopi Goldberg in the movie "Ghost," or visions of people
sitting around a table or a Ouija Board trying to contact the spirit of
Houdini or Elvis. If you are a history buff, you may remember the
Oracles of the Dead in Greece who called upon the deceased to help
improve the lives of their loved- ones.
In the late 1800s, a resurgence of interest in contacting the
afterlife surfaced and produced the Spiritualists. These were groups of
people that believed that life continued after death and that the spirits
of the departed could be contacted and spoken with. Many churches and
societies were formed to study and prove this premise. To this day, they
still exist and practice their particular religion through message
services; services in which the minister answers questions by receiving
messages psychically. These messages are purported to be received from
deceased persons, guides, or angels to help those still existing on this
In the 1970s, a renewed interest in understanding life and
death re-emerged. People were looking for the meaning of life and the
particular reason for their existence. Religions seemed to have
inadequate answers or were unwilling to deal with these and many other
questions, so people again began looking for answers from other sources.
One of those sources was metaphysics and metaphysicians, and a renewed interest in the
afterlife and those on "the other side" surfaced.
Who actually coined the phrase channeling is unknown, but it is
the old procedure practiced with a new twist. Instead of contacting
departed loved-ones, the entities contacted are usually guides, masters,
aliens, or Archangels. The information may not be any more impacting,
but the source seems to hold more weight or, at least, provide a
different perspective. Many mediums channel the same entity or entities
repeatedly. These entities being channeled often discuss a particular
spiritual subject imparting their knowledge and wisdom.
The actual mechanics inherent during unconscious channeling is that
the soul or spirit of the medium, called "the vehicle" by Equinox, is
either pushed aside or leaves the body. This makes room for the other
energy to enter and use the body for a specific period of time. This
shift of energy can take seconds or minutes, and for those capable of
seeing auras, the shift can actually be seen. Often as the shift begins,
the body may shake or quiver. This is particularly true when one first
begins to channel. It can take weeks, months or years for the new
energy to blend well and easily with the vehicle's energy.
When Equinox was asked to explain the process of channeling, they
stated that the physical body, like a car, is a vehicle run by energy,
similar to the spark plug and battery. The car does not care whether the
spark plugs or battery are Goodyear or Sears. It will work if the energy
is igniting the correct voltage and continually flows. The human body
will also operate with either the medium's energy or the energy of the
channeled beings. As long as the energy is sustained and compatible, the
body can be driven. It is learning to adjust how much energy the body
uses that takes time and can cause the body to spasm.
I am the channel or medium of Equinox. Except for the shaking of
my body, I experience nothing except the desire to stare and then the
reality that I have awakened. Time has elapsed, but I have no
understanding of what occurred during that time. This process is known
as unconscious channeling. Occasionally, Equinox will allow me to
remain and observe. During those periods, I have the sensation of
observing a conversation, but I am not able to participate. This is one
form of conscious channeling. Because this makes me uncomfortable, I
prefer to leave completely.
Many people ask me where I go during the channelings. At first
Equinox asked me to walk into a violet flame, but I do not know what
occured after that. At one point I asked them to provide me with some
education while they were using my body, and for awhile, they sent my
spirit to learn from a Hopi Shaman. I have never met this person on this
plane, but I am sure that he is a living being and consciously knows
about the work that we are doing together. I believe that one day we
will meet and know each other instantly.
Eight years ago, my husband died suddenly, and although we loved
each other dearly, there was left over business to conclude. Now, often,
he and I visit while I channel Equinox. I find this to be a great and
I am sure that a question many people have is why someone would
come to a channeling. The answer is simple clarity. Although we all
have our own answers, sometimes it is hard to sort through the hopes,
fears, and desires to see the truth. When someone comes to one of our
channelings, their questions are as mundane as whether to move or as
profound as what is their life's purpose. No question is too mundane,
because as Equinox has pointed out, if one is worried about survival, one
doesn't have the leisure to ponder larger issues.
The interest in channeling is prompted by a need to understand
death and what lies beyond. Whatever the reason, it is not new or a fad
of the "New Age." It is as ancient as humanity and will continue in one
form or another as long as there are questions and entities willing to
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