In a nutshell, for me, mediumship or channeling is receiving a communication from specific spirits and either writing or speaking that communication as though the spirit itself is speaking. It is almost exactly analogous to being a translator, for basically I take the information I receive and translate it into English.
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 shamen, witch doctors, prophets and others who claim to hear voices or receive some supernatural knowledge from the spirit world. Channelers, also sometimes known as psychic mediums, often use what are called “spirit guides,” friendly spirits who give them knowledge and help them on their spiritual journeys.
Bereft of the physical constraints, the consciousness or the spirit of the channel can fly about anywhere and communicate with the other spirits that know the ‘truth’ or ‘the solution’ to the problems, which, otherwise, remain intractable due to our limited physical vision and mobility. The channel can sit, lie down on a couch, stand or move about the room, talk even humorously with those around him, look with his eyes wide open, make gestures, and yet he does not have his body- consciousness. As an ordinary human being, you cannot utilize your five senses, look or go beyond the wall or veil, but as a channel, your spirit or consciousness can cross over into the metaphysical world, witness and interact with the invisible entities.
Besides interacting with the entities of the lower level, a channel, depending upon the level of the evolution of his spiritual consciousness or the psychic ability, can communicate with higher spirits or guides and seek their advice about problems which not only have individual, but universal relevance. The channels, in fact, receive signals or messages and interpret or translate them in normal human language. The accuracy of their interpretation depends upon their psychic ability. The predictions of mediums like Edgar Cayce are a case in a point. You surrender the control of the body and let the higher spirit, as per its characteristics, take a temporary possession of it. Interestingly, the channel, upon its return to his normal physical state, remains unaware of what was said or what had transpired. In this way, the channel with his psychic eye can see the coming events and make predictions about the bigger pictures of life like earth quakes, social, and political upheavals, the Russian Revolution, devastating oceanic tides, hurricanes. These predictions can benefit mankind at large.
The channels, depending upon their expertise, tap many tools to ‘channelize’ their psychic energy. They may use tarot cards, crystal balls, gems or dream analysis. They use their psychic abilities of clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. Deeply sensitive, blessed and compassionate souls utilize their psychic abilities to empathize with those who have lost their way, or the ones who are confused and depressed due to their problems. Psychic channels can communicate with the spirits of the dead, which sometimes constantly hover around those whom they fiercely loved or hated when they were in human body and their desires remained unfulfilled when they were alive.
Practically everyone has the psychic ability to be a channel to a certain degree. If you wish to be a psychic, you need to have the desire, commitment, and perseverance. This is a pursuit of occult nature. A blind and untutored attempt may cause harm to the subject. It is, therefore, always advisable to work under the guidance of some master psychic. There are, however, certain steps which you may take on your own even before seeking the guidance. You can start by finding a peaceful and quiet venue in the morning. Sit on the floor in the lotus pose or meditation style. Try to feel relaxed. Breathe in deeply a few times and try to empty your mind of all the clutter when you inhale or exhale. All this time, try to focus on your in-coming and out going breath. This will help you develop the power of concentration. Once you have attained a comfortable level of concentration, try to contact a master psychic to proceed further.