Aside from the Channels who are obvious charlatans, I believe there are some who are authentic (a truth that crosses over many boundaries and into many situations). In my endeavors to understand this phenomenon, I’ve had to take the beliefs I had in place and add any new beliefs I’ve come to; and I’ve come to this:
I am a channel, too. But I don’t channel Abraham or Ramtha, The Enlightened One. I channel my Muse. Each time I embark upon a creative endeavor, I channel. Each time I have an inspiration, I channel. Each time I understand something on a profound level, figure out one of life’s great mysteries, or make a decision at the grocery about “paper or plastic,” I channel. (okay, the last one was added for levity, I don’t consider my choice of grocery bags an enlightened epiphany. . .)
But I channel. And you channel. And everyone CAN channel.
When I set about creating the things I create—whether in the area of music, art, or writing, or giving a massage, or helping a friend figure some conundrum out, I am tapping in to that channel that we all have as spiritual beings, having a human experience. When I get any inspiration, it comes from SOMEWHERE. Call it inspiration or Muse or non-physical energy or collective consciousness . . . it comes from higher self—from collective unconscious, from God.
Abraham or Ramtha or just smartness from a human brain or mind. . .are all pulled from the same Source. It is often referred to, as a matter of fact, as “Source.” The only difference is its manifestation; how the information presents itself. If someone is seeking and meditating, and some other consciousness appears and introduces itself or names itself, that is Source. If someone is seeking and meditating, and has the experience of epiphany, that is also source. There really is no fundamental difference, other than how it manifests itself, and in what form.
For instance, I might take a lump of clay on a potter’s wheel, and make a large vase or I might also make a plate; it really depends on what the inspiration is—it’s still the same clay, taking different forms. It’s still Source.
If this is so, then we don’t need those “middle-men”—those ‘tweeners who try to make us believe that we can have nothing of God or higher consciousness without them. In other words, a priest is not a conduit to God. WE are the conduit to God. We are, in a very real sense, GOD. We all come from the same Source, the same essence, and so we are all portions of that Source, manifested in physical form, in a particular time-space continuum.
Put THAT in your pipe, and smoke it.