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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Channeling: “The practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide.” (Source)

This will be difficult to write, and my intention isn’t to condemn my friends in the conscious community who love channeled messages.

Yet for this piece, I need to be real and express what I’m feeling.

The latest post from Greg Giles, former channel for the ‘Galactic Federation of Light’, exemplifies one of the reasons I stopped channeling.

In his post, he claims that channeled messages are part of a government psy-ops program that lures well-meaning people to their mental and spiritual demise with what are apparently artificial telepathic communications sent by the government to control our minds; not messages from beings who want to help us evolve.

I was a channeler when I first started in this community, and I channeled Pleiadians, Ascended Masters, Hathors; the Galactic Federation; I could go on and on.

I stopped channeling because I became more interested in writing, which gives me an opportunity to express my own thoughts and feelings about the planet’s evolution. When I channel now, I channel my own higher consciousness (also known as the higher self), because I can share it with people who aren’t as open to messages from angels or extraterrestrials.

Channeling was the only way I could connect with a higher consciousness in the beginning, and it was an effective form of meditation. Throughout the two or so years I was actively involved with it, I was led to reconnect with a simpler and, for me, more preferable form of spirituality.

I reached a point where I no longer needed to channel, and I wanted to use writing to connect with everyone in this community as opposed to just a few people. My idea was (and still is) to contribute to the unity of this community and writing seems like a great way to do it.

The reason Greg’s post makes me glad I went in a different direction is that some people are getting ridiculous about channeled messages. Don’t get me wrong; there are lightworkers (which is a loaded word these days) who take the messages seriously, discern what they read and aren’t quick to make fantastic claims or jump on a bandwagon.

They enjoy messages from certain sources, and that’s fine with me. I used to religiously read the same sources, and as long as it helps them on their journey, I have no desire to say that they or the messages they read are wrong.

What bother me are the people who only got into channeling because it was so new and ‘out there’, because, if you haven’t realized, it’s not so new or ‘out there’ anymore.

It’s gone mainstream, and while some people still renounce it as disempowering, ‘new agey’ or whatever other label they prefer, it’s become popular enough that it no longer allows us to stand out.

It no longer makes us appear unique, and a lot of its former supporters are bored with it. They warmed up to it because it was so new and different, but now that the high has worn off, they have to find other ways to be unique and a little outrageous.

It can be likened to the hippie generation drinking and doing drugs just to rebel. What if psychedelic drugs went mainstream back then? Those hippies who couldn’t get enough of them would probably rebel against “the man pacifying us with drugs” because the drugs would’ve no longer been cool.

I theorize that the same thing is happening with channeled messages. I’ve read “Why I’m No Longer a Lightworker” and other posts from people who once advocated channeling but now vehemently renounce it, and most of those posts have quite a negative and conspiratorial undertone.

These anti-channeling posts from former supporters make me think that a) people want something new to rebel against because government conspiracies are no longer enough; thus, they associate channeled messages with government psy-ops (which gives them something new to rebel against) and b) channeling has become mainstream and boring so it no longer satisfies the “I’m a spiritual person and I’m different, look at me!” mentality.

The outrageousness isn’t limited to the anti-channeling side, and the pro side can be just as wild.

I didn’t mind when we had channelings from angels, archangels, even extraterrestrials, but it got kind of ridiculous when people started channeling Michael Jackson or a twelfth-dimensional dragon collective whose identity, along with the information it gives, can never really be confirmed.

I was never much for proof when it came to channeling because I went on faith and the messages seemed to confirm things for me that the channeler couldn’t have possibly known, but we should be a little levelheaded for crying out loud. It’s fine to have our heads in the clouds, but maybe we should keep our feet on the ground too.

We can at least use a little intelligence and discernment, and while it feels better to believe David Bowie or an enlightened dragon is speaking to us, we won’t get far if we take everything we read at face value. Not to mention that the outrageousness will get worse if we don’t keep ourselves in check, and this will make us targets of more negativity and criticism.

Greg Giles was the target of a lot of negativity back when he regularly posted his ‘Galactic Federation of Light’ messages. I remember, because I was a part of the same circles and forums as him. I saw all of the vitriol aimed at him daily, and as the hate toward him increased, his messages began to take on a darker tone.

They became less about love and evolution and more about conspiracy and the ‘dark cabal’, and now, he’s saying what all those hateful people always told him: that his messages were products of a psy-ops operation all along.

Like others, his messages became harder to tolerate until he stopped altogether.

I don’t know if it was because he couldn’t take the negativity or he began to lose hope in what he was doing, but around the time he stopped, I started to take a look at my own channeling and what I was getting out of it.

I’m grateful that I did, because if not, I could’ve become part of the madness. By ‘madness’ I don’t refer to the conspiracy Greg outlines in his article; I refer to the madness of making channeling more outrageous and therefore interesting or relevant.

Greg and so many others have done this madness a justice by pioneering this new negative perspective on channeling, which inadvertently makes it interesting again. Before, the big conspiracy was that the cabal wanted to keep us from channeling evolved beings (or even knowing they exist) because they didn’t want us to know our true divine identity.

Now, the big conspiracy is that channeled messages come directly from the shadow government and anyone who channels is unknowingly subjecting themselves to mind control and a life of misery.

Greg literally alleges that shadow government types are torturing him for channeling their apparently artificial frequency, which he thought was the ‘Galactic Federation of Light’. So you see, the conspiracy rolls on and channeling, along with the antics of the shadow government, continue to be interesting.

Spiritual people who were getting bored of channeling finally have something to talk about again, and to their delight, they can rebel against something new and appear more enlightened than those who still read channelings.

They used to love the messages, but now, it’s all an evil conspiracy and we must raise awareness of it by hatefully bashing them and the sources they’re claimed to come from.

According to them, all those spiritually evolved angels and ETs are actually cabal agents who want to enslave the spiritual community and we subject ourselves to mind control by reading their messages.

Instead of understanding that the purpose of channeling is to connect us with our own higher consciousness and our authentic spirituality, we’d rather believe it’s the work of the cabal because it’s more entertaining.

With this mindset, we can continue to believe we’re diligently unraveling the dark’s conspiracies while walking a true path into the light, which is what most of us thought when we first started reading channelings. The spiritual ego is kept alive and well because we continue to believe we’re more intelligent or enlightened than others.

Instead of all of this nonsense, can we be levelheaded about channeling, spirituality, conspiracy and everything in between?

I should note that in using the word ‘conspiracy’ so much, I don’t mean to downplay the real conspiracies that are happening worldwide. I simply intend to give my opinion that channeling isn’t one of them, and in fact, we distract ourselves from actual conspiracies when we make up new ones for our own enjoyment.

Everyone is so convinced that they have the ultimate truth when it comes to this subject, whether they’re for or against it, and like many other things, this’ll divide the conscious community forever if we let it.

As a former channeler who’s heard everyone’s opinion and read every side of the story but has no interest in bashing or praising the messages, I have to say that it’s exhausting.

My message for this piece (or maybe I can call it a plea) is to be sensible; nothing more, nothing less. Sure, you can read the messages or even try to channel a higher being if that helps you, but can we avoid all of the outrageous claims about it from the ‘for’ and ‘against’ side?

Can we just recognize that channeling helps some people, but not all, on their journey back to God and leave it at that? Do we have to go haywire with conspiracy theories about it just because it’s no longer new and cool?

In the same vein, do we have to try to make it newer, cooler and more ‘out there’ by claiming to channel people like Kurt Cobain or saying outrageous things in the messages (or using unnecessarily complex spiritual language that hardly anyone can understand?)

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Most importantly, why do we let this issue divide us? Can we just get along with each other whether or not we all believe in channeling? It’s a savior for some and an unapproachable ‘new age’ concept for others, but there’s no real reason to let it divide us beyond petty egoism.

I sincerely hope this call for sensibility is received by everyone who’s been ridiculous about channeled messages or other aspects of the consciousness movement, and hopefully, we’ll eventually approach spirituality in a levelheaded way while respecting everyone’s unique thoughts, feelings and opinions.

Anything less and the spiritual community will continue to be an untamed madhouse of people who think what they want regardless of what’s true or sensible and make up stories that entertain their bored, isolated minds.

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Great article, Wes, thank you for posting :-)  I agree wholeheartedly.  I admit, I drank the koolaid at first so I am not throwing stones, I can see why some people become disillusioned and throw all channeling in the same garbage bin after so many failed "predictions" and sheer manipulation but I think too that choosing to believe something reveals some facet of yourself which needs closer investigation.  I could go on, but I don't feel like slagging Giles today, let's just say that using your critical faculties is part of channeling your own higher self, as you pointed out :-)  I don't think it is a coincidence that a few well known channels decided to move in a different direction within months of each other... While a some are backtracking desperately or repeating the same tired old lines.  

Then there are those, who call themselves representitives of certain star beings, and if you disaggree with them or their messages and their data, you suddenly become the "enemy" in their mind, at least, this is how they see it. Imagine, if you do not become their alli, if you dont aggree with every word that they write, you are seen as an enemy. Some people who claim to represent the Galactic Federation of Light, appear to be not just ego minded, but out of sync, way off balance. You are either with them, or against them, in their eyes. If you are with them, then you get the seal of approval and you become their alli, but if you disaggree with their data, even if you challenge one single sentence, you are cast aside and in some cases, you get mocked by them. (the so called "channeler") How can anyone claim to represent something like the GFL, be so aggressive in their approach towards others, in their bid to spread information about cosmic matters? Indeed, some consider themselves above others, as "elders", and that you need "permission" to communicate with certain Ascended Masters etcetra, if you critisize that, you becaome the target for their vitriol. Is it any wonder that so many people drop away from believing these "channelers" of the GFL and other ET sources? I also drank the kool Aid for a while, until I realized that it tastes putrid. I feel it is only a matter of time, when the entire buisness of channeled messages will dissolve, perhaps a more realistic term is "transcend". and everybody will find there on way back to the light, without the need nor want for repetitious updates that never deliver what they promise. Personally, I dont feel the need to read channeled material any more, all of the answers I need are within myself, unless that is, I read something that resonates deeply, and even if I challenge it, for my own peace of mind, that its not met with an egotistical "eye for an eye" mentality, from the one who claims to channel that material in the first place.

Interesting Luke... What you're saying about the 'channelers' and how they 'brand' you an instant 'enemy' if you don't agree with even just a fraction of what their saying... That seems to be a very popular way of thinking for many folks, channelers or 'regulars' these days online. Perhaps we're all not really that different at all, and it's just that urge to 'lash out' at others that really needs some closer observation... and that our overall Love for our fellow humans that needs more reinforcement, so that we can all move forward in a more unified and productive fashion. I think that's kinda what Wes is getting at here in this article too.


PS... Nice article Wes... Thanks for sharing here.

"Move forward in a more unified and productive fashion", thats the goal alright.. it would be fine if that was the case but its not, everyone has their own opinion. Apart from some very clued in souls in here, whose intentions are purely loving and totally committed to uplifting the community as a whole, this website itself is also riddled with vitriol, and sly, veiled underhand attacks on a daily basis and has been since day one. What does it say about people, if its a popular way of thinking for many folks, as you say, that they get branded as the "enemy" by certain channelers? To my understanding, it says that the channeler in question is riddled with "Self-aggrandizement" and paranoid delusions.. (thats just my opinion) because I dont believe that one persons data is the B and end all, especially when that person is incapable of delivering their message in a humble way and accepting the perspectives of others, without getting their own panties in a jam.

The thing is, Tally, that unfortunately we cant all just get along, and thats the nub of it. In websites like this one, you only need open your mouth and you put yourself in either one of two areas, either A, in the firing line for speaking your truth, by those still jammed in the matrix (or rather in their own heads) or B, in unity with like minded souls and in reverence with those souls, on a heart level. The real Ascended masters, and I am talking about those in realms unseen, do not see lack or limitation in the human being, whereas certain people who claim lofty positions as representitives of those Ascended masters, clearly do, and therein lies the difference between what I want to study and whom I wish to study from. My greatest teacher is no Ascended Master, least of all a person who claims to channel them, but life expierence, and personally I have gathered enough life expierence to know where to look when I want to find something valuable.

The "Truth" is within all of us, if only we bother to look inside and see it. Everyone makes mistakes and we learn from those mistakes, but to suffer fools gladly is no longer part of the equation, it may be for some, but not for I. The goal is the concious realization of the"I AM Presence" which is currently merging into "One Unified Collective Conciousness", nothing else matters. The mass spiritual awakening of humanity needs no middle men or women, its happening automatically from within each and every one of us, albeit slowlly but surely. You can believe what you want to believe, or you can simple BE and allow the Creator to flow through you, guiding yor every step and making way for whatever you have chosen for your expierence. If the trousers fit, then wear them and if they rip, then get them repaired, or discard them! .. better still, give them to someone who needs them.....

Anyway, Peace to you brother.

There is some need not to be too hard on someone who makes predictions that are latter proven false. In science, this is a VIRTUE and not a VICE! This underscores the major difference between science and religion.

Today when I am speaking, many physicists are comming to respect astrologers and channelers more than string theorists! Why? At least they make testable predictions. In science, it is better to make a wrong prediction than to make non and still want to be beleived as true.

To string theory, Wolfrang Pauli will say it is not right and it is not even wrong. So it is worse that the 2012 type channelers for they were not right but at least they were wrong. So they were SCIENTIFIC!!

Well spoken, Luke. One of your 'strong traits' I see is your ability to clearly convey what's on your mind into these 'word clusters/constructions' we keep passing around together.

For myself I've learned to be more open to learning about myself from challenging situations/people I encounter... and how that I can 'apply myself' more creatively/positively/productively in those situations, and not so much in a one-sided reactionary fashion. So in a sense these 'challenging folks' are to be thanked in a way for helping me learn more about my inner reactions and how those can be brought back into balance by applying consciousness... and not 'taking the bait' of reacting in a 'negative'/harsh fashion.

Manure/Crap may stink a lot... but it also helps plants grow strong and produce healthy fruits. 

Hi, are always level headed and grounded and you don´t get caught up in all the raz-ma-taz that is going on....  I always enjoy your writing..  I do enjoy a good channeling now and then, I enjoy the feel of the diverse frequencies.  I  agree that the channelings are the best when one is channeling their Higher Self...people like Matt Khan and Eckhart Tolle come to mind.  At some point we stop ´´channeling´´ and take responsibility for what we say, for this is who we really are.

I saw Greg´s latest piece...too bad,...  Wishing him all the best..

...Thanx Wes....Good Message...<3...

Channeling may also be related to astral projection. Channeling is a phenomena that a few people can do (IMO), and yes, there are a lot of fakes claiming predictive events and contact with important angels. I find the phenomena to be interdimensional related, with entities appearing that may "look like angels" (but who "speak" via color. I really question some of the "conversations" claimed by channelers, unless they can prove or explain their evidence of such conversation in some way (such as interpretation of color)).

I have also noticed (3x) that entities that appear to look like gray aliens that manage to "butt in" on any kind of successful contact I had on the astral plane.

Possible U.S. government association or support????????? Maybe just curious

   i extend my sympathy to Greg Giles and i thank him for his honesty and bravery ..Thank You for making this clear and to the point .great article..



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