Hey, beautiful soul!
Let's chat about channeling. You know, the thing where you wear a turban and look into a crystal ball and get messages from the ancestors... 🔮✨😉
Juuuust kidding! Kind of.
There are some misconceptions & weird stereotypes out there about what channeling actually IS... so first, I'm going to bust those for you real quick.
Then, I'm going to share a little about my own personal daily channeling practice and the massive benefits it has for me as a business owner.
Sound good?? 💖
Okay. SO. What actually is channeling?
✨ Channeling is the act of consciously creating space to hear messages from your own intuition/soul/Higher Self, your personal team of Spirit Guides and ancestors, and wisdom from Universal Source Energy as a whole. ✨
That sounds really dramatic when I read it back, but it's actually a much more subtle and chill experience than you might think.
➡️ First of all, channeling doesn't require any sort of special tools or props like a crystal ball, a Ouija board, or even candles or sage. You don't need anything but yourself!
➡️ Secondly, the messages that come through in a daily channeling practice (at least the one I do) don't present themselves in the form of a lightning bolt striking the house or a booming voice over some ethereal loudspeaker. They come in your own voice, your own thoughts, and the intentional act of bringing your awareness to the sensations, images, sounds, and words of your own heart.
➡️ Lastly, anyone can channel. You don't have to be a psychic, a medium, a sage, or even a super spiritual person. You just have to be a human with an intuition and a desire to connect with Universal wisdom, which, if you're here, I'm willing to bet that you do.
My personal channeling practice looks a little something like this...
My primary means of channeling is via meditation, and I meditate every day. 🧘🏻♀️ (I also channel via journaling, with a pendulum, through muscle testing, with card pulls, through random pings and synchronicities that come through throughout the day, during Reiki energy healing, and when I speak - but those are deep dives for another day!)
When I come into stillness by focusing my awareness on my breath, after a few minutes I get to the point where my mind is calm and settled. In that space of quiet, I silently ask my intuition, my Spirit Guides, and the Universe, "Do you have any messages for me?"
Then, I listen. 👂🏼 And I don't judge what comes through.
Sometimes I hear my own thoughts, but there's a subtle wisdom present that's not quite mine.
Sometimes I see flashes of images that bring me clarity.
Sometimes a gentle sense of grounded understanding washes over me.
And sometimes, I get radio silence 📻, and that's okay too.
The biggest key to this practice is witholding judgment and practicing radical trust that the messages coming through are indeed coming from your soul and Higher guidance.
I'd be lying if I said I don't still experience small undertones of doubt in my own channeling practice - even though I've been doing it for years.
Anytime we allow ourselves to entertain the idea that something greater might be out there - some benevolent force that truly has our best interest at heart - we practice radical trust and surrender. 🎋
At the end of the day, I think it's a choice to believe that we have access to Universal wisdom at all times. For me, the "proof" is in the pudding.
I've come to notice that as I've honed my channeling practice over the past 4 years or so, the messages are almost always potent, meaningful, and resonant.
My soul presents me with direction, clarity, comfort, patience, and wisdom every time I approach it with an ask.
As a business owner, having this skill has helped me tremendously when it comes to navigating the tumultuous waters of online entrepreneurship and the emotional strength & mental fortitude it requires.
💜 Here are the top 8 ways channeling helps me in my business...
It provides me with clarity when I'm not sure which direction to go. Being a solo business owner comes with an onslaught of daily choices that have the power to help or hurt the vision I'm working towards. It can be extremely overwhelming trying to sift through it all without a sounding board. That's where my inner guidance system - my own personal sounding board - comes through as a trusty friend. When I find myself drowning in choices, instead of trying to think my way to the right next move, I turn to my channeling practice for council.
It gives me peace & comfort around my decisions after the fact. On the flip side of the daily overwhelm of choices that entrepreneurship comes with, there's also the fear that shows up AFTER choices have been made - "Did I do the right thing?" I turn to my channeling practice in these moments, and it helps affirm for me that there are no mistakes, everything is happening as it's meant to, and that I'm on my own Divine timeline.
It helps me let go of things that are no longer serving me. Recently, my intuition gave me permission to let go of something that's been a major part of my business for almost a year. Because the message came through in my channeling practice - rather than me thinking my way there - I had a deeper sense of trust in it & felt peace around letting that thing go.
It gives me clear signals when things are out of alignment. When you start a daily channeling practice, you can't hide from your own mis-alignment. Every time you check in with yourself, it becomes abundantly clear what's working and what's not working, and there's almost no choice but to act accordingly!
It helps me decide which strategies are right for me. Because I have a strong rapport with my inner guidance system & Spirit team, I'm able to sift through the multitude of business strategies I know and select the ones that feel most in alignment for me.
When I'm on the office floor ready to quit, my Spirit team comes through with the encouragement I need to keep going. The amount of times I've been on the precipice of leaving it all behind in favor of doing something easier is... a lot 😂 (although I don't think I ever ACTUALLY will). I've learned to turn inward in those moments, and I find that when I do, my soul & Spirit team show up with the words of affirmation & comfort I'm needing to get back on my feet.
It brings forward the BEST ideas for offers, events, programs, masterclasses, etc. Pretty much all of my offerings to date have been channeled. & that's that on that!
It helps me serve my clients better. Channeling has made me a better coach. Instead of relying solely on my mind during coaching sessions, I'm able to lean back and rely on that deeper, wiser part of me (my soul) to come forward and ask the questions/deliver the messages my clients are most needing. I also channel continuously during Reiki energy healing sessions, which all of my coaching clients get to partake in. I'm able to get messages, downloads, insights, and suggestions for healing from my own intuition and their personal team of Spirit guides. Pretty cool.
Alright my loves, how do you think tapping into a daily channeling practice could help you in your own online business - or your life in general?! 🦋
If you're interested in learning how to channel not just through meditation, but through free-writing, muscle testing, card pulling, and spoken word - I've got something SUPER exciting coming for you! 👀
Stay tuned for an upcoming FREE masterclass 💻 where I'll be going much deeper on how to begin or enhance your own channeling practice.
I'll be announcing it within the next 10 days or so, but if you already know you want in and are ready to PRE-register (yay!!!) 📲, simply respond with the word "MASTERCLASS" using the message form below!!!
Love you LOTS! Cheers to channeling and the depth, beauty, alignment, and comfort it brings! 🥂