I am very excited about this column; here’s why: London Lightworker and Channeling Medium, Wendy Stokes, the author of The Lightworkers’ Circle Guide – A Workbook for Spiritual Groups, an enlightening and important book about how to set up a group for channeling, divination and healing, is my guest columnist today. She’s going to share with us about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: channeling. There are many ways to channel Spirit, including, but far from limited to my favorite way, which is automatic writing; and today begins a new series of columns about channeling.
Let’s get right to the good stuff; here’s Wendy to tell us about how she got started channeling, how she came to write her book, and advice about choosing a Spiritual path:
I was living and working in London in the 1970s and everyone was excited about ‘the New Age’ which was going to dawn as we drew closer to the end of the old millennium and the beginning of the new. We had high hopes for a world of the future where we could all live in peace and harmony, as ‘the Age of Aquarius’ suggested we could (with the symbol of the water-carrier, the one who brought spiritual refreshment).
When I visited California in the late 1980s, something very interesting was happening called ‘channeling’ where mediums made contact with elevated spirits, such as angels and ascended masters who gave wisdom for our world. I was especially impressed by an American medium, Jane Roberts, who channeled a spirit, Seth, and these messages were recorded and transcribed into books. A school was founded to transmit Seth’s teachings.
Back in London, UK, there was no centre where I could learn the art of channeling. I was enthusiastic so I started to channel on my own, learning the hard way by trial and error. Within time, I realized it was much easier to accomplish good messages with help of other people, so I started a home group and invited others to join me. I found many who came to the group had skills that they quickly passed to me and visa versa, so we grew in confidence and ability. Several of the mediums in the group wanted to start their own group, so I wrote a small manual. People from abroad heard of this course and asked me to send copies and so it became a distance learning course. Many people used the book to set up their own channeling circle and then my book was picked up and published worldwide.
Channeling has become very popular, with spirit-inspired messages from angels, ascended masters and wisdom keepers from the spirit realms.
Lightworking, spiritual guidance, planetary ascension and the development of higher consciousness are topics that are increasing in importance to our world. We have experienced a time of political, financial and natural chaos. Financial meltdown of many rich Western countries caused by the banking collapse, the street riots and floods use up the country’s collateral, there is upheaval in the Middle East, famine exacerbated by war in the Horn of Africa, the discovery of fire retardants in the fat stores of sperm whales.
The list of difficulties on a personal, societal and planetary level brings many people to consider the meaning of life and how, and if, they can contribute to making the world a better place for those yet to be born. Recent polls show that people who support a charity or who do voluntary work are happier and healthier than others who do not. Of course, if we want to live in a caring and considerate society, we must practice caring qualities. Finding a spiritual path leads to fulfillment, especially where we can share with others of similar values and channeling can help with this.
There is a smorgasbord of spiritual paths available to choose from. How do we decide which will be the most worthwhile? Do all spiritual teachers have feet of clay? For many, being told ‘what to believe and what to do’ is not appealing. In today’s world, intelligent people seek an experience where they can learn something of benefit to themselves and others, where they can share with others and where they can make a difference! One way to do this is to speak to Spirit and listen for advice and guidance.
We are not alone with our problems. Teachers, mentors and benefactors in the spirit realms are waiting patiently for us to make contact so they can transmit to us important messages. Channeling is the way in which these spirit teachers distribute their messages for personal growth, societal change and planetary welfare.
Wendy puts her money where her mouth is when it comes to charity work: She donates the profit from her book to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which protects endangered species (see slideshow for some of the species the Trust helps). Watch this column for a complete review of Wendy’s book, and in meantime, I would like to second what Wendy wrote above about our teachers and guides being ready and waiting to work with us.
The Lightworkers’ Circle Guide – A Workbook for Spiritual Groups lists for $19.95, but is on sale right now at Amazon.com for $15.56. This book is also available at O-Books.com, and on Wendy’s website.
About Wendy Stokes: In addition to writing books and magazine articles about channeling, healing, divination, dreams, shamanism, and past lives, Wendy also has a website, blog, and Facebook page; and offers workshops and courses on healing, divination, and mediumship.
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