“A lot of men and women have chosen the profession of clairvoyant or medium because they were incapable of doing anything else! They live just anyhow, they exercise no self-discipline, and they call themselves clairvoyants! And this is what so many people do: on the strengths of a couple of lucky presentiments or one or two premonitory dreams, they set themselves up as clairvoyants or channelers. I don’t deny they may have a smattering of psychic gifts and faculties but they certainly have an abundance of cunning and impudence. They have understood that human beings need to be reassured and flattered and they tell them what they want to hear.
Sometimes in fact, they see nothing at all but as they don’t want to disappoint a client or lose their reputation – or simply, because they don’t want to lose money – they fob people off with vague answers calculated not to compromise themselves in any way. Not many clairvoyants or channelers are sufficiently honest to tell you, ” I’m sorry, I can’t tell you anything today because I can’t see anything, you’ll have to come back another day.” Oh no! They would rather pretend to see something. If their dazzling prophecies fail to materialize, they go to him and ask why. “Oh, it has simply been delayed a little because of the position of the stars”, says the clairvoyant or channeler, reassuringly.”But it is coming. Be patient!” Don’t these clairvoyants and channelers realize that they run the risk of misleading people? Don’t they realize what a responsibility that is? Why do they do it? Is it for money? Or prestige? Whatever the reason. they would do well to realize that the Invisible World does not like being used for selfish purposes and that it will punish them for doing so.
There are people who are naturally mediumistic – they pick up energy currents, images and messages in the invisible. Many envy them their gift, not suspecting how much risk is entailed if these people merely transmit messages without questioning the origin and nature of what they have picked up. Are these communications authentic? Do they really come from the world of light? These are questions that need to be asked.
Those who possess mediumistic abilities – and more or less everyone has some, which they can develop – must do some real inner work to become clearer in themselves and purer. Only then will these so-called extrasensory abilities be useful to them and to others. Until they do so, they will be no more than a kind of channel or pipe allowing both clean and dirty water to pass through indiscriminately. But the day they become conscious mediums, they will be like the branches of a tree, which know how to transform the sap they receive in order for leaves, flowers and fruit to appear.”
– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, ‘Looking into the Invisible, Intuition, Clairvoyance and Dreams”
I realize that is a very lengthy quote but it brings up a subject which many solo spiritual investigators, wanderers and healers are well advised to keep on their radar screen at all times. The world, the internet, you name it, is full of characters described as above. Even a cursory browse on the internet will land you on some page or other with this person claiming to channel this spirit or other.
Jane Roberts who claimed to channel “Seth”. I wouldn’t take advice from her, would you?
I think of Ashtar Command or Galactic Federation of Light and what utter garbage they seem to spew everyday. Check out their YouTube channels if you want a laugh sometime. It seems that every other day a new set of energies has been released and that the cavalry is about to break out of the clouds any second now and yet what happens? Nothing. Zilch, Nada. Nil. The list is almost endless at this point, JZ Knight channeling Ramtha, Jane Roberts and the Seth books (which Linda Goodman incidentally maintained was a cover for Set–> Osiris’ brother who killed him), Book of Urantia, A Course in Miracles, Neale Donald Walsch and his conversations with “God”.
The Galactic Federation of Light (aka Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek loser wannabes)
I remember when the internet was first starting to take off in the mid-1990s, there was a website called Spiritweb.org where there seemed to be a high concentration of channelers for this Galactic Federation of Light (someone has been watching too much Star Trek, methinks…). The website is long gone but what I do remember was how utterly airy-fairy most of the stuff was. None of it seemed grounded in reality. Or helpful in any meaningful and pragmatic way.
I admit, when I didn’t know any better, I visited a psychic or two. I had even been fooled by persons claiming to be Elders, but once bitten, twice shy. I now look as the messenger very closely. If their life is in the gutter, then chances are the Holy Ghost won’t be visiting them anytime soon. It’s the Law of Correspondence. The purer the soul, the higher and purer the spirit it attracts. (Granted, there are some truly good people out there who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own but because of the manipulations of others and didn’t know any better. There are exceptions to every rule.) I came across one channeler in Derry, New Hampshire, a woman who considers herself an Elder, a “Grandmother”
with a disruptive, alcoholic cross-dressing spouse, kids who have spent time in jail and yet she insists that she is channeling powerful medicine men and Elders who have crossed over. She also has a co-hort who is passing herself off as a “wisdom-keeper”, someone with history of alcoholism, rape, a reputation on the reservation which is far from clean and “spiritual” (mostly because everyone on the rez knows her and her reputation too well) and who once told me over the phone that she could shapeshift into a Thunder Being and would only “work” with you if you donated no less than $80 a go , for up to 10 “sessions” to work with her. Give her less than that and she won’t even return your calls.
Some advice, take it or leave it:
1) When someone claims to be channeling Cleopatra or Genghis Khan or some other significant historical character, run for the hills.
2) When someone is telling you the truth, it may hurt. Real channelers, like real friends, just won’t tell you what you want to hear. They will tell you the good and the bad.
3) The angels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Sandalphon and Metatron are very busy in maintaining the order of the Cosmos, looking after Chronos and Kairos
. They don’t have time to recommend to you through a medium on whether that drunken guy you met at a bar Saturday night will be the father of your children.
4) Go with your gut. If you feel (not what you think) what someone is telling you is completely off or you get a weird feeling, then chances are something IS wrong. Develop your intuition on your own and learn to trust it. We’ve all got these abilities in us, it’s like anything else, practice, practice, practice.
5) Is it grounded in reality and more to the point, is it truly useful, helpful and beneficial to you?
Not visiting your neighborhood anytime soon.
While I don’t doubt there are some people out there with a genuine gift, the more evolved ones usually work on a basis of selflessness and service, not selfishness and self-interest. It’s time, I think, people began to adjust their vision a bit more.