What is channeling? Very simply put, channeling is receiving messages from a higher connection. A person usually goes into a trace state and relays information received from another, higher source.
Edgar Cayce, aka the Sleeping Prophet, is about the most famous channeler out there. While in a hypnotic trance he would predict such things as wars, healing, Atlantis, reincarnation, the Akashic records, and the end of the world.
If you recall the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, Woopie Goldberg’s character channeled the ghost of Patick Swayze’s character. At one point, she allowed Patrick to enter her body so that he could speak and react directly with Demi Moore’s character.
Pretty cool stuff. Right?
When I started my spiritual journey I wanted to channel and was pissed off royalty that I couldn’t. Here again, I was making something hard out of something easy. I went to various channeling sessions given by others. I thought I had to put myself into a trace, shut my eyes, the whole nine yards. It wasn’t until I started writing that I discoveded I was channeling.
As a writer I’m often asked where the ideas for my characters come from. I’ve also been asked how do I make my dialogue so real? The characters so real. Well, here’s the deal. I channel them. While typing, my characters come into me and I am literaly writing with their fingers using their exact words and stories.
Now, I know there are many out there who are rolling their eyes and thinking, “Wow, this girl is a nut job.” I used to say this doesn’t bother me, but to be honest, their doubt and ridicle does. A closed mind is just plain stupid. There I said it. Deal with it.
Currently, I am working on my next novel, The Church of the Howling Moon.” This book, more than all the other books and stories I’ve written, is strickly channeled information. All I had when I started the story was the title. I typed it on the paper and then asked myself, “What next.” The next thing I wrote was, “I bow before no man but kneel only at the altar of the Church of the Howling Moon.” Where the hell did that come from?
When the time came to give a name to my main character, without even thinking I typed out Bethany Ann. What? My women characters are strong. They usually have names like Raven and Dixie. Bethany Ann is too girly for me. But. It wasn’t me I was dealing with. It was Bethany Ann. Let me tell you, Bethany Ann is very powerful and can hold her own.
I literally wrote the first ten chapter strickly listening to Bethany Ann. I had no idea where she was leading me. I’d end on chapter, wonder to myself what I could write for the next one, and there it was. The words flowed and it the best writing I’ve done to date. Bethany Ann did end up giving me the story plot and some idea where this story was going. However, she still throws in twists and turns that floor me.
I know where the story is headed now, but have no idea how to get there. I’ve spoken with my writing buddies concerning the ending. We’ve kicked around dozens of ideas but none really have hit home. I’m not worried. When the time comes, Bethany Ann will tell me.
I believe all great writers channel.
So, my wish came true.
I am a writing channelor.