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Story of Teaching Channeling

Sanaya:  It was November 23, the day after Thanksgiving. There was an air of expectancy carried over from the day before when we and some friends at a Thanksgiving celebration had played, channeled, and meditated together. We had all received information through channeling that new things were coming for each of us. Our friends, Ed and Amerinda, had predicted that this was the day their baby would be born. We had all tuned into and shared in this baby's journey into physical incarnation. The theme of the weekend seemed to be birth and rebirth for all of us. Duane and I had decided to spend time together, to be alone and take a rest from all the classes each of us were teaching and the people we were working with.

We planned to take Duane's inflatable boat out on a nearby lake. The weather was fairly warm for a November day in Northern California. We were feeling rested and peaceful, and we decided to channel together before setting out. For the last several months we had been asking our guides, Orin and DaBen, about the higher purpose of our lives.

Orin began innocently enough by telling us about some routine things we might want to pay attention to regarding some personal matters. Then he asked us if we wanted to know how we could truly serve mankind and at the same time align our personal goals with our spiritual paths. Of course we wanted to hear more! Orin began to tell us what was coming for mankind, going on for some time about the changes in the galaxy, the universe, and the energies that were affecting earth. He discussed the coming vibrational changes and the impact they would have on man's destiny, telling us how people could discover joy amid all these changes. Orin would stop at times, and as if on cue, DaBen, Duane's guide, would take up right where Orin left off, without missing a beat.

Humanity's spiritual self is awakening

In essence they told us that large numbers of people would be opening to channel in the next several years. They explained that humanity's spiritual self was awakening, which would result in an accelerated desire for evolution and spiritual growth. They told us that people would need guidance not only to assist with their spiritual opening, but also to understand and use the new energies that were becoming available. A "spiritual shimmer" was being activated in humanity's aura. The ability to reach high levels of consciousness and find enlightenment was becoming possible for more people.

Orin and DaBen felt that channeling - connecting with a higher-level guide or their higher selves - would be one of the keys to assist people to use the energies coming, to reach a higher vibration, and to open spiritually. A guide or a connection to their higher selves would help people make the most of their new experiences. Orin and DaBen proposed that, with their assistance, we start teaching people to channel. They told us that the theme of the coming age would be personal empowerment and direct experience. People would learn to trust their inner guidance, and many would be opening naturally to channeling. People would find their teachers coming from within, self-generated and self-taught, rather than from without. DaBen and Orin wanted to make sure that people who were opening to channel a guide were assisted in connecting with high-level guides, that they learned to recognize high guidance, and that they used their channeling for spiritual purposes. 

They suggested we offer a course on channeling. They asked us to spend the next three months preparing. They would help by giving us information and guided meditations that would prepare people, as well as processes to use during the course itself. If we decided to teach channeling, they asked us to make a two-year commitment to getting things set up, as it would take that amount of time for them to put all the pieces in place. After that we could reevaluate our desire to stay on this path.

At the time, I was teaching the Earth Life courses, a series of spiritual growth courses directed by Orin to help me and those who came to the classes raise our consciousness. In retrospect, I realize that these classes were preparing people to live in the higher energy realms, open their hearts, release negativity, and discover their higher purpose. These skills were good preparation for channeling. Not all people went on to become channels, but many who followed the higher principles began to sense the guides and their own higher selves, and wanted stronger, more conscious connections. The information taught in the courses later became the books Living With Joy and Personal Power Through Awareness by Orin.

Until that day after Thanksgiving, Duane and I had not thought of working together and combining our skills. Yet the more we thought about it, the more natural it seemed. Teaching people to channel seemed like an interesting challenge. Could we do it? Could our guides do it? We knew Orin and DaBen could help individuals connect with their guides and higher selves because both had done so before, but neither Duane nor I had taught a whole group of people to open to channel. Up to this time helping people open to channel had taken months of ongoing work, yet now Orin and DaBen were proposing to open people in a weekend course.

Channeling is a skill that can be learned

We wondered if they were being too optimistic. We knew many people thought that channeling was difficult and that only a few special people could do it. Some said that it took years of training, or that it only happened to people who had known they were psychic all their lives. Others said that high guides only came to help special people and that it was better not to ask for a high healing master teacher. Orin and DaBen assured us that, because this was a very important transition time for the earth, many high guides were present and wanted very much to assist us. They also said that in the past channeling had required years of special training or had happened only to people who had been born with the gift, and that until recently there weren't as many guides available. Now, for various reasons - the changes in humanity's aura and the vibrational changes of the earth itself - it was possible for many people to connect with a guide and channel.

Orin and DaBen told us that channeling was a skill that could be learned, given the desire and intention to do so. People did not need years of meditation, to be psychic, or to have lived past-lives as channels to do so. They wanted to teach people how to be conscious while channeling a guide, so that people would be able to hear what they were bringing through and have control over which guides they connected with. This way people could hear the higher wisdom of their guides and grow spiritually themselves. They felt that people would be safe by asking and intending to connect with a high guide, or their own higher selves, and by using the processes they provided.

Duane told DaBen he wanted verifiable, provable results for people, or in his words, "I won't do it." He wanted to know that everyone who really wanted to channel could learn to do so, as the guides had said. We spent a month going back and forth. Was it possible? Could we teach many people to open their channels, to go upwards and connect with high-level guidance?

Orin and DaBen gave us time to resolve our doubts and questions ourselves before they gave us more directions. They prefer to let us work things out ourselves, to turn to them only when we have exhausted all of our own resources. In our experience guides do not limit individual initiative, but encourage and stimulate it. We decided to teach people to channel and see how it went. Orin and DaBen said it wouldn't take long for people to make the connection, that it was much easier than people thought. They wanted us to help people get through the doorway. As we resolved our own questions the actual processes and course structure came together very easily with Orin and DaBen's guidance. We finally agreed to give the course as often as there were people interested. We never got to the lake to go boating, but our friends did have their baby that day after Thanksgiving. It was a new beginning for all of us.

All you need to channel
is a strong desire to connect with
your guide or higher self

The first class was a tremendous success. Everyone did learn to channel, and during the next two years we taught several hundred people how to channel in our courses. We are now satisfied that channeling is a skill that can be learned. These people have come from all walks of life and represent many different professions. They have ranged in age from 18 to 80. Just as our guides had claimed, people were able to learn how to channel without years of meditation, prior preparation, psychic experiences, or, in some cases, even much awareness of what channeling was all about. What they had in common was a strong desire to connect with a guide or their higher selves.

People were able to channel and they did so far more easily than they expected. We have kept in touch with many of them and watched them grow and change. They have asked us many questions. They have provided us with insights about their doubts and the challenges, resistances, spiritual awakening, hopes, and dreams that they encountered as they continued channeling. Through their and our own experiences, and with the ongoing guidance of Orin and DaBen, we have discovered much about how to become clear and conscious channels.

Orin and DaBen next told us they wanted to teach people to channel through a book. They wanted us to share all that we had learned and the processes they had given us so that people who were wanting to channel would find guidance readily available. We have shared with you the processes used in the course, especially prepared by Orin and DaBen for this book to connect you with your guide or higher self without the course setting. Their energy is available to you simply by calling upon it. Although we were doubtful at first that people could learn from a book, Orin and DaBen assured us that it was possible. They told us that people's guides and higher selves would help with the connections, and that much help was being provided from the higher realms to make channeling possible for people.

The focus of this book is on how to channel a guide. All of the processes can be used to connect with and channel your higher self as well. If you desire to channel your higher self rather than a guide, ask for this connection as you begin the processes. You may also want to read Orin's book:  Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self; which specifically assists you in connecting with, channeling, and BEING your higher self.

You can learn to channel a high-level guide or your higher self. You can receive guidance, inspiration, and a link to this source wisdom. If you desire this connection, begin now to ask for it. This book is designed to teach you to channel by sharing with you stories, channeled information, and processes. As you continue to read this book, notice the parts that stand out to you, or seem to have special messages. Let these be the first messages to you from your guide or higher self to help you begin your channeling connection.


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Orin and DaBen's Opening to Channel book contains important information about how to make a connection to your guide.

Sections 1, 3, and 4 are also available as the Opening to Channel abridged audiobook (OTCE) Thousands have learned to channel using the safe, simple, and effective techniques in this book. Learn how to tell if you are ready, what a trance state is, how guides transmit messages, your role as a receiver and translator, who the guides are, how to recognize high-level guides, how to attract a guide, what to expect, and more. Use this book while you are working with the audio courses.

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