A channel is someone who allows Spirit, also know as the Divine, to flow and work through them. I channel spirit when I read angel cards, perform individual psycho-spiritual therapy sessions, write and teach. I first learned how to channel spirit through my Reiki training. It is essential that a channel work to be a clear receiver and sender in order to deliver the best information to you. In addition to being an open, clear channel, I have listed additional qualities to consider when hiring or working with others because not everyone who is “spiritual” is healthy.
1.) Ideal channels take care of themselves– They walk their talk by utilizing the healing modalities that they teach. They seek out mentors and healers to keep themselves balanced. They model what health looks like to others. I feel strongly that I have done what I recommend. It is very important to only recommend people and products that I trust.
2.) Ideal channels work from the heart space and not the ego– They do not create a dependency in which you need them. After your time together you will feel lighter, motivated and inspired. They give you the tools, trusting that your higher wisdom will lead the way. Rather than tell you what to do they offer suggestions to empower you. Your free will is respected at all times. They do not take it personally when you choose differently than what they suggested. They understand that there are many roads to healing.
3.) Ideal channels have great boundaries– They show up on time because they recognize that your time is valuable. Which also means that they end sessions on time. They minimize interruptions by shutting off their phone and focusing on you completely. The healing space is honored as sacred, whether the session is taking place in person or by telephone. This is not a time for them to share about their personal life unless it directly relates to your current situation. There are times that sharing is a great healer because it shows us that we are not alone in our struggles. Be aware that these sharing moments need to be brief , considering this is the time that you have paid for. Your personal information is keep private. They uphold your confidentiality. If they need to cancel, notice is given. They return your phone calls within 24-48 hours and keep office hours. If they are ill, they reschedule your session.
4.)Ideal channels clearly communicate– You know what to expect because the process is explained. Whether it is a reading, class or individual session you start off knowing where you are going and have an idea of how you are going to get there. You know what is happening, when it is happening and are asked to check in with any questions. All fees and payment are clearly communicated up front before services take place.
Use your intuition when hiring or working with a channel or any type of light worker. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, beyond the normal resistance which comes with any healing process, listen and leave. Once you send out a desire to the Universe to connect with someone who can truly help you, you will receive.
Lisa Hutchison works with Spirit to connect empathic helpers and artists to their own spirit and that of the Divine. She offers individual psycho-spiritual therapy sessions and angel card readings in person and by phone. Contact her at email@example.com to schedule your appointment and for pricing.