How open is your mind?

Are you amenable to letting gods, extraterrestrials, and mythical beings into your space?Are you prepared for energy shifts? For dissociation from what people consider “reality?”  For images, color, words and light language to enter your consciousness?

The practice of channeling — a person’s body being taken over by a spirit for the purpose of communication — has been around for millennia. There are countless stories of shaman, witch doctors, prophets and others who claim to hear voices or receive some supernatural knowledge from the spirit world.  Channeling involves shifting your mind and mental space in order to achieve an expanded state of consciousness.

Think of it as plugging into a vast cosmic switchboard or tuning a radio to get a clear signal.  As you enter the spirit realm, you become receptive to higher frequencies.  Let the universe decide to deliver the message and you be the monitor so others can receive it.

This being the time of year when many people attempt to summon a certain mythical being in white beard and red suit, we recommend following these steps to increase your chance of success. First, research the god to find out his or her preferences. (Rooftop landing? Front door entrance? Place for reindeer to warm up?) Then place a statue or image of the god on your altar (In this case, hang a stocking by the chimney with care.) Finally, leave out a selection of the god’s favorite offerings (Why not put a selection of cookies on a nice plate for your mythical being.)

It also helps if you maintain the innocence of a four-year-old when summoning your god. They are much more likely to show up if you do!

Aside from the holidays, channeling is often stronger when you’re active – exercising, dancing, creating, walking in nature, meditating — and when focusing with heart and not logical mind. So go ahead and do whatever comes naturally, from toe-tapping to automatic drawing to full blown mania.*

*Some might question your behavior when summoning your gods and goddesses.  Ignore them.  They will soon learn that you have entered a higher realm of being, and wish to follow you there.