Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Note these words of Christ in the New Testament which contain a great mystical truth: “I speak to them, not in words of men, but in words of spirit.” Spirit, as Christ referred to it, meant God. In effect, he was saying that it was God speaking through him. The Jesus part of his personality, or his personal ego mind, was set aside so that God’s Presence or Spirit could speak directly through him.
In the latter part of the twentieth century, the practice of channeling became popular among many people. They would gather to hear words of wisdom spoken, supposedly, through higher beings; gods, goddesses, spirit guides, and angels. No matter which of these was the hypothetical source for the spoken channeling, all shared one common denominator, which was that all information came from an outside source. People seemingly received information from “something” outside their own minds.
Then, and up to the time of this writing, people doing the channeling had a shared belief; all claimed that what was being channeled was from a source other than God. This is easy to understand inasmuch as channelers, except perhaps for a few, claim to be mystics.
Mystics, however, are people who deem their contact with God to be the most important thing in their life. Because of this, they have no interest in spending time being a channel for angels, spirit guides, and so on. A true mystic comes to know that through contact with God, life’s mysteries and other information revealed by channelers of lesser sources come to their attention. In addition, and most importantly, a mystic comes to realize that over a course of time, through inner contact with God, they become channels for God.
When asked, a mystic will always give God or Universal Mind credit as being the source. Spiritual lecturers or teachers will present material that often is straight from the Source, or God, but will not reference God, unless asked. An audience will simply respond by believing that they are hearing from a very wise person, when in fact, the individual speaking may be hearing what is being said for the very first time, as they are spontaneously being used as a channel by God, or the Universal Mind or Spirit within.
The same can apply to a spiritual teacher who is writing about spiritual matters. God may take over the surface level of their consciousness, revealing to the writer great spiritual truths of which the writer was previously unaware. When these writings are read by another person, that person may simply think that the writer is spiritually brilliant, without realizing that the writer has channeled God onto paper.
Over the years, the personal part of my mind stood aside and listened in awe as God or universal consciousness spoke through me. Remember Jesus’ words from the New Testament, “Why call ye me good? It is not I but the Father who doeth these good works.”
Even Jesus, in his highly exalted spiritual consciousness, could not take credit for the pearls of great spiritual wisdom that poured from his lips. He knew it was God the Spirit, Universal Mind that was speaking through him. He was indeed channeling God.
The main point to note here is that channeling God is possible, and above all, that any man or woman who is genuinely and totally committed to God and the pursuit of God through mystical meditation can channel God. Jesus said, “Even greater things than I, you shall do.” So certainly, then, channeling God is possible
In the final analysis, there is but one Spirit, one universal life in this universe and throughout eternity manifesting as everyone. Is it not better, then, to contact the ultimate mind or God, rather than fragments of that mind, or individual entities, no matter how evolved they may seem to be? Of course it is
The truth of the matter is that if you channel God, the spiritual truth you channel is specific to your own spiritual needs. Information channeled by others may not be precise in regard to your own spiritual situation, and may be altered as it filters through the consciousness of the channeler.
Now, you must ask yourself, “Do I want to channel God?” This means not asking for the purpose of advertising and commercially claiming that you are channeling God, but rather so that you may learn firsthand from within you what information or knowledge God wants you to know that specifically pertains to your own life.
It should be pointed out that although information applies exactly to your particular life, it may also be of value to those with whom you have contact.
If you choose the mystical direction as your spiritual pathway in this life, and you are genuine, sincere and committed to the pursuit of God’s Presence, the time may come when, without warning, you will suddenly realize that you are channeling God, or that God’s wisdom, love, and even humor are coming through you.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
“Channeling God,” The Theocentric Way of Life. 3:1.
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