What Is Channeling?

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Years ago, when I first started communicating with Spirit, I had my own definition of channeling. It was based on all I had read and experienced up till then.

Here is how our website used to define channeling:

“Channeling is simply a bridge enabling us to communicate with spirits in the higher realms. You might prefer to think of it as accessing higher consciousness—or what some call God, Great Spirit, or All That Is.

“Channeling can take various forms such as speaking, writing, painting, dancing, singing, etc.

“Whatever the form, the channeler is communicating directly with the realms of Spirit, with those beings of infinite love, understanding, and compassion.”

But since those days, my ideas have changed. Today I see channeling in a much different light. In fact, I don’t even use the word “channeling” much any longer.


We’ve said this many times, but it often bears repeating:

You are never disconnected from the world of Spirit. Never.

God—or Goddess—or Creator—or Spirit (it does not matter what term you use) is All That Is. It is literally true that God is the substance of everything that exists. Nothing that exists can exist apart from God.

Of course, that includes you. You are not only part of God, you are God.

It is that simple. So you never need a channel, or any kind of intermediary (like a church or religion) to contact Spirit.

All you have to do is go within. There is nothing to seek outside yourself, nothing to find.

Therefore, channeling in the traditional, generally accepted, sense, is impossible. No one is wiser than you. No one has any greater access to Spirit than you do.

As one of Johnny’s favorite resources, A Course in Miracles, says, you all are exactly as God created you. Accept that, know that.

Then the world of Spirit is totally accessible to you. All answers, all knowledge, all that is, are yours. You no longer need channelers, or any kind of intermediary.


Here is Abraham (through Esther Hicks) explaining channeling. Pay particular attention to the first several minutes.

Copyright © 2019 by John Cali and Berna Copray, revised 2020

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6 Responses

  1. Nicole Pelchat

    So great to read it again! I have exactly the same understanding now, about channelling! Thanks to you John and the Spirit to be there to remind me about all of this!

    • John Cali

      Thank you so much, Nicole, for your comments! I think more and more us today are realizing who we really are. And we are becoming more aware we are far more powerful and wise than we ever believed before.

  2. Tracy

    A few days before this post, I began a journey within myself discovering this exact topic, you could say. That there is no separation. It’d be like saying, ‘Here’s a jar full of air. Split it into different parts for me.’ haha
    I have a hard time using the word ‘channel’ now, also, but sometimes it’s easier when trying to explain something.
    Your posts are always validation for me, John, and I love that!! Thank you! Maybe that’s because we truly are all One. Much love and Happy 4th!

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Tracy.

      Like you, I prefer not to use the word “channel” any longer. For one thing, it implies a separation between the channels and the spirits. But, as you say, it’s often easier when you’re explaining the process.

      Thank you for your kind words, Tracy. I’m delighted the posts are helpful for you.

      Happy 4th, and much love to you too, dear!

  3. Jean Horn

    when born we stepped into the 3-dimensional world of which we created for our purpose. We forgot this yet there are times when we look within we become something more. When we let go of our ego self and allow that “more” to come through in our consciousness we find all the answers waiting for us. Stepping away from the self and the world we see we are filled with so much energy we want to dance, need to fling our self in joyful abandonment. We are the energy we feel, we are the spark within the first light, we are the gods finding love and joy in what we do. We are never alone, never without Spirit guiding us, loving us for we are that Spirit

    Thanks for the reminder
    love and hugs

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