The Dark Side of Channeling

As I’m beginning to coach others in learning to channel, I’ve had to assemble a sort of guide for the process. I began with certain “rules” for channeling. I later looked at those requirements and thought: Hm no, those aren’t requirements for channeling. They are MY requirements for channeling.

I realized this was an important distinction.

We are all channeling all the time. Essentially streaming spirit through physical bodies and filters of perception. Not only through physical bodies, but AS physical bodies. All being an expression of that energy that we translate as body and things and experiences.

Sometimes our ‘channeling’ goes really well. We feel happy and pleased with ourselves and what surrounds us. Sometimes our ‘channeling’ feels horrible, the good now seems dark and duplicitous.

So here is my distinction. If you look at channeling-through-trance more closely, one could understand it as seeing through a much wider lens while gathering much more information than we do in our daily lives.

I specifically tune to the highest good, that which offers the most benefit and love to all involved. That which uplifts, inspires, and connects.

Can you channel through trance and tune to something else?


You can tune into anything. You can tune into distortion or darkness, or other planets, or dimensions we don’t understand from our perspective. Additionally, your own fears or judgments can distort your translation of the information you’re receiving.

Any ‘good’ channeler seeks to be the clearest channel possible, the least distorted.

Earlier this week I happened to repeat the same story several times. It illustrated a very important concept. When beginning to channel, you peel away the layers of personality. Everything becomes more exposed. So those icky thoughts you were harboring that seemed like no big deal, they suddenly feel very different.

Those ‘negative’ thoughts take on new shapes from that perspective-looking through the lens of lighter density. They are no longer expressed as words, but as shapes. They are understood differently from this new perspective.

And since you’ve risen a bit, since you’re peering through a new lens, those thoughts can look like scary shadowy figures. But how?? Those silly negative thoughts seemed like no big deal.

That’s because from a denser perspective, we have more tolerance for negativity. We can ‘live with it’. It allows us to have a more expansive experience here. To hold light and darkness more easily.

As we peel away the layers of density, we see how disruptive those negative thoughts really are. If we saw them as dark scary monsters in “real life”, we would have way less tolerance for them! We would say, get outta here!

Rather we harbor thoughts of doubt or unworthiness or resentment without blinking an eye. Allowing them to disrupt our energy states for unnecessary lengths of time.

When you relax and begin to rise and open into a channeling experience, there is absolutely no space for any negative thought. Any thought that restricts Light feels almost catastrophic. And then you have two choices, to let go of that thought and continue to rise, or come down to the place of restricted light where that thought is emanating from.

Both options would have a feeling of relief. But they would lead to two very different channeling experiences.

It’s my duty to stay high, to stay in the good, no matter what pulls at me in that state. Sometimes you are reading someone who is being weighed down by negative thought. It’s your duty NOT to follow those thoughts, as much as it is compelling.

In regular, day-to-day life, we think it is loving to feel pain with those we love. To follow others into the darkness, that together is better than alone. Or, we think it’s admirable to have self-defeating or “humbling” thoughts. But energetically speaking, joining someone in misery is the least loving thing you could do. It’s the least helpful. Harboring thoughts of being ‘less than’ is the least beneficial thing you could do to serve those around you, yourself, or society in general.

These kinds of things distract our focus from light and well-being.

So what about the monsters and demons and evil of the world? They are not much different from that self-defeating thought you just had about yourself. Or looking at someone and finding them annoying. Or being angry at the person in the car in front of you for driving too slow.

People worry about creatures of the dark when we live with them all the time. We just know them as resentment, jealousy, anger, sadness, fear, and doubt.

Anyone can channel and tell you fantastical stories of darkness and evil. They are saying to you, this is where I tune to. Or, this is my level of distortion. These stories are no different from the stories we hear all the time, just using different verbiage.

“And the demon came and sucked out all your light.” =
“And when we didn’t call me back, I felt worthless.”

Sometimes it’s more comforting to blame the demons then face our own painful reactions to life.

Anyone can also channel and tell you fantastical stories of angels and light realms. They are saying to you, this is where I tune to. Or, this is my level of distortion. Here again we have the same stories, from two different vantage points of perception.

“An angel came and took away your darkness, immersing you in light and love.” =

“I shared a good laugh with an absolute stranger today! I remembered how good it feels to laugh, and I let go of those heavy things I was carrying.”

People want to know, well which is the TRUTH? The answer will always be the same, WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT TO BE TRUE? Do you want to hold light within you or darkness? It’s your choice. You can believe that the basis of all things is a pit of nothingness, or the brightest star we’ve ever known.

Speaking from personal experience, one of those feels way better than the other. For me, the truth is Light. Because in following darkness, there is nothing. A lack of life. If I define ‘truth’ as that which compels life, then Truth is Light.

It takes more bravery to tune to the light and so, attempt to express from that space in your daily life. Because the light pulls you forward, it challenges you to rise. The darkness takes less bravery because it does not pull forward, it restricts. Inevitably, we choose light because all life seeks to expand and multiply. It’s part of our coding.

This doesn’t mean that we can’t ever dabble in the darkness or have negative emotions, on the contrary. We are meant to fully experience the range of this life and choose what feels best. We can watch scary movies for the fun of it or listen to a sad song for a good cry. We can stay in a relationship that makes our heart ache for the sake of feeling deeply. That’s the beauty of life.

But it’s important to know that wherever you choose to tune to is a direct reflection of the stories you tell and the images you see. Whether that’s in a channeling session or in daily life.

My rules [so far] for channeling:

Know yourself, know your foundation

Let your foundation be one of light and love

Meditate often so that you know the difference between Thought and Presence

Know your darkness and face it and dismiss it Fearlessly

Never speak words that restrict light

[It’s better to spend years forming a solid foundation of light and self-knowing than to jump in and feel lost in a sea of energy goo.]

Published by Readings By Heba

I have over 12 years of experience doing intuitive readings. I've done extensive research into metaphysics, the occult, and faith based religions. I regularly practice meditation and kirtan (devotional yoga). I acknowledge that our lives are made of the seen and the unseen and that Truth is a moving target. I can say only a few things with great conviction after all I have lived. One, life ebbs and flows and it is always up to you to come back into your light. Use every resource you can! Two, the source of all things is light and freedom. You are free to believe whatever you choose to believe, only you can convince or disprove your own ideas. Three, we are dynamic, enigmatic beings. Though society would like us to stay in certain boxes, the truth is we can't. I am so much more than a reader. I live my life with robust joy and great curiosity. Four, I have always been in touch with something that is beyond our conventional ideas of life. I always felt something beyond my five senses. There is a part of me that relishes in diving into the depths of existence. Into those lighter layers of perception. I like feeling where the flow of life is moving. And I truly enjoy doing it with others. Lastly, I am a lover at the core of my being. I love devotional practice. I love adoring the world and everything in it. I seek to shine my light wherever I go. Of course we experience hard times, I just make the absolute most out of all the other times.

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