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So, what about channeling of guardian angels, spirit guides, aliens or whoever else you might be a conduit for? How does that work? There are proven fakes and I think what they do is horrible. We paranormal folks have a hard enough time earning credibility. So, let's look at ones that seem real.
There seems to be two different styles of channeling. One is when an entity like Seth or Ramtha comes through and is borrowing channel's body for purposes of communicating with us. Psychologists are saying this is probably a form of a multiple personality disorder. My understanding is that channel really doesn't know that they have taken a hidden aspect of themselves and created an entirely different personality to deliver it. The psychologists making this claim do not appear to have any proof one way or other. They are simply saying that it's a reasonable explanation. I haven't found anything to help prove scientifically that Seth and Ramtha are real or not.
The second form of channeling is kind often found in artists. These channels say that their music, writing, paintings, speeches, or sculptures came from somewhere other than themselves. These artists go into a trance in order to channel their great works. Some like public speaker go into a light trance remaining fully aware of their environment and audience's response to their words, but having really no idea what they're going to say next. It's not a memorized rehearsed speech. Others like writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, claim to be completely under spell of their trance, almost sleeping through writing process. Upon finishing their work, they are amazed and curious to see what has transpired as they 'napped.' To varying degrees these artists say they have channeled their great works. Psychologists believe this happens when we have suppressed our talents from ourselves so deeply that our mind has to create a separate source to give credit to. We are in essence tricking ourselves into getting out of our own way, so that we can do great works we would have done anyway.
The psychologists are probably right most of time about both of these forms of channeling. But sometimes there are cases that just don't fit in, like Edgar Cayce's medical cures. How did he know all of that? Did he telepathically pick it up from some expert somewhere on planet? Did he pick it up from somewhere else in time? What about psychics that can tell you about your dead friends and family? They are able to prove themselves by telling you personal secrets that they couldn't possibly know. Are they telepathically picking our brains and giving us back pieces of our own memories?
Many of my childhood questions around paranormal are still unanswered. I have found conflicting theories, but very little proof of anything. To make matters worse, most serious scientists wont study our questions because they don't believe us. All we seem to know for sure is that there are things we just don't understand. All we can tell you is that it feels very real to us in moment and we believe that it's something outside of ourselves. We mean well and most of what we channel is positive upbeat and empowering. I could tell you what my guardian angels say about all of this, but isn't that sort of defeating purpose of discussing scientific proof?!
Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge
Skye Thomas began writing books and articles with an everyday practical approach to life in 1999 after twenty years of studying spirituality, metaphysics, astrology, personal growth, motivation, and parenting. After years of high heels and business clothes, she is currently enjoying working from home in her pajamas. Go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net to read more of her articles and to get a free preview of one of her books.