What is Channeling?

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I’m currently working on a new book idea that centers around spirituality and intuition, my own spiritual journey, and the work that I do here through The Sacred Channel. The first phase of this project is going back through a decade’s worth of soul journals and transcribing the channeled messages I’ve received over the years.

It’s been a mixture of surreal, nostalgic, and mind blowing to revisit the start of my spiritual journey and see how I and my gifts have evolved.


It also made me remember how clueless I was about channeling (and all the spiritual things) back then and that it could be helpful to people who are currently clueless about channeling to dive deeper into this practice and share what I’ve learned. So here goes…

What the heck is channeling?

Channeling is when you receive messages, wisdom, guidance, or support from source, spirit, or your higher self. This may sound completely cray if you’re new to this type of thing, but I swear on Chris Evans’ perfect beard that channeling is real, and I believe that it’s something that we all have access to.

Seriously – this is coming from a gal who used to think she was atheist and was afraid of religion and spirituality. Now channeling is such an innate, normal part of who I am and my daily experience.

How do you know if you’re actually channeling?

I’ll be honest – it took me a loooong time to believe that I was channeling messages from outside of myself. At first, I would just kind of scoff and convince myself I was just imagining stuff or making up thoughts in my head.

But once I got over myself, I started to realize that the feel of these messages was different. Especially back toward the beginning of my spiritual journey – I was not in a good head space. I was on the self-hate bandwagon, and much of my internal dialogue was negative and self-critical to the point of cruelty.

However, the channeled messages I would receive were always loving and gentle. They were often positive and encouraging. And as I began to get better and better at channeling, to the point that I was scribbling down paragraphs or pages worth of messages, I realized they were often in a completely different voice than my own. And there were multiple voices. And handwritings. If I flip through all of my journals, there is a multitude of different handwritings intermingled with my own script. It’s pretty cool 😉

Who or what are you channeling? 

I often keep it general and say source, spirit, or your higher self. But if you wanna get into the nitty gritty of it, I’ve personally channeled:

  • My higher self & soul energy
  • My spirit guides
  • My spirit animals & totems
  • Others’ spirit guides
  • Other’s loved ones who have passed
  • Archangels
  • A few of my loved ones who have passed away

Channeling has opened my world in such a beautiful way. It’s strengthened my connection to myself, to spirit, to source, and to others! It’s always cool to channel for someone else and have the message resonate and inspire them. 

Channeling, and spirituality in general, have been pivotal in my personal healing and transformation over the years, which is why I’m such a geek about sharing it with others.

Speaking of which, if you’re excited to start your own channeling journey, stay tuned for next week’s post, which will dig into how to channel.

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