If you’ve followed my essential journey with Cultivating Essence, from finally coming to the place where I said yes to writing down the message planted within me right up to now, then you likely know about my distaste for the word “channeling” and the associations that has had.
I didn’t accept that I was simply tuning into an external channel to allow this flow. I wasn’t shutting myself down to take dictation. Nor was this only about me sharing my thoughts or even merely sharing my heart. I wasn’t simply acting on my own behalf or putting forth ideas to effect an outcome.
Rather, my sharing this particular message was me opening up to receive spiritual truths that activated what was already within me. From another perspective, I was sharing what insights, intuitive awareness and information I received and thereby more fully integrating into the core of who I am. I see what’s happening as a very dynamic and cocreative process. I am allowing my soul’s truth to emerge as I open to the gracious nourishment and sustenance of Spirit.
The word “channeling” conjures up images of some altered state where I am disconnected from what is here and now. In my experience, it is the exact opposite. When I I truly become “a channel of blessing,” I am anchored in my Essential Self, fully connected to my core essence and engaged in the process of soul exploration while simultaneously bringing forward the divine gift of who I am and allowing that to be blessed, broken open and changed forever as it is brought fully into a form which I could not have imagined.
I am “changed” in the process of sharing my gifts in the sense that I am always embracing more of who I am. This process of tapping into the streams of my soul connects me more and more to “me” and also expands my access and connection to the constellation of guides and teachers who share similar soul seeds. But there is more to it that we can only discover as we experience the being of it. So, as I open more fully and become willing to cultivate who I am, I am met with greater awareness and flow, much of which defies explanation or my limited human understanding but which my soul knows as true.
Much of what kept me resisting the natural flow and blossoming of my own sacred seeds of essence was my conditioning that said that flow should only be allowed to come out at a certain volume or speed, in a certain way and at a certain time, preordained and stamped with a giant “OK” by the external authorities in my circle of influence, in society and its accepted institutions.
What are your thoughts on “channeling” and becoming more of who you are? I welcome your insights and discussion below.