Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Pablo Picasso

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In my work people often ask my spirit guides or me how they can learn to channel. While we don’t teach channelling, I am always glad to share with folks my experiences in learning to channel, and in now actually doing it as my only work.

So I’d like to share with you today how it all started for me. If you’re interested in channelling I hope my experiences will give you the incentive to just go ahead and do it.

Many years ago, about the time I left the Roman Catholic Church, I took my first psychic development class. I didn’t know anything about channelling back then, nor did the instructors even use that word. During the class the instructors asked each of us to imagine we had two “fairy friends.” We were to give them names, described how they looked, and add whatever details we wanted.

I imagined a male and a female friend. I gave them the names of Michael and Lydia. Michael was kind of fuzzy in my imagination, and I didn’t have a clear mental picture of him.

But it was different with Lydia. She appeared, in my imagination, as a tall, dark-haired woman in a long, flowing white gown, with a bright white light around her. She was, in my imagination, a physician in ancient Greece.

I didn’t even know if there were female physicians in ancient Greece—even though I’d graduated from college with a history degree. So I just wrote it off as “my imagination.”

After the class, I didn’t give much thought to Michael or Lydia till years later when I became interested in channelling. I started with one spirit guide. Then a few others, including Michael and Lydia, joined us.

At that early point in my channelling, I wasn’t sure if any of those guides were “real.” And I sure didn’t trust myself enough to tell anyone about the guides or the messages I was receiving from them. As I said, I wondered if all this was just my imagination.

As the years passed, I started channelling privately for a handful of friends and family. But I swore I’d never do it publicly. Never say never. A few years later I found myself doing it publicly, after learning to trust myself a bit more. Now I completely trust myself as a channel.

Then about a year ago, I decided, on a whim, to do some research on ancient Greece—and on women physicians from that era. Of course, I did not expect to find any. Then I found Metrodora.

She was an ancient Greek physician and, in fact, the author of the first medical text known to have been written by a woman. That sure took me by total surprise. But I knew this was Lydia who obviously was (and is) real, after all!

If I’d known that over 30 years ago, my life would have been very different. But all in good divine timing.

My point in telling you all this is simple: If you want to channel (and anybody can), then trust yourself, your spirit guides, and whatever comes to you—even if it seems to be your “imagination.” Whatever we can imagine is real.

If you have the desire to channel, then you were meant to do it.


Here’s a video of Abraham (Esther Hicks) explaining channelling.

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