Is there a difference between channeling and being possessed and if so, how do we tell the difference?
I am not asking you to answer all of these questions I am asking other questions just to give you some thoughts to ponder the main question with. Just answer the main question and if you find one you would like to comment on as an answer it you may.
How do you tell if you are being possessed by an evil spirit which may do you and others harm? Can Aliens take over our bodies and have us do and say as they want? Can beings or creatures from other dimensions take over a channel or possess our bodies?
When is it dangerous and when is it safe? How do you tell? Should we allow any enity besides what we are born with our soul enter our body? When an entity enters the body is it taking over the body for what ever period of time?
When the body is used as a channel or being possessed, is the mind of consciousness and subconsciouness taken over as well?
Do we remember when we get our body and mind back if we get it back what has happened or transpired within both body and mind? Can we close or block off our mind to them out of protection?
Can we eavesdrop on what is being done or said with our own body and mind? Or are we completely set out of our own body and mind until one or they decide to let us back in?
Should we question to what means? Should we allow it? How do we know they will relinquish it back to us? How do we get them out of our physical bodies if we don't want them in there?
Channeling is an new term used for an very old word.
Sorry, for so many questions in one but I thought it was a good topic to bring about enlightening answers or raise our level of thoughts. Here are some links that may help you with these subjects:
Nothing is going to take control of you unless you allow it, but if you have reason to believe something might not be safe, then don't do it.
Here is one perspective on possession written by the notable Christian psychiatrist, Dr. M. Scott Peck, who is the first psychiatrist to write a book on exorcism: “There are two states of being: submission to God and goodness or the refusal to submit to anything beyond one’s own will—which refusal automatically enslaves one to the forces of evil. We must ultimately belong either to God or the devil.”
To be enslaved to something would mean being possessed. However, no one can take away your will to decide unless you have chosen to surrender your will to another. The more deeply one surrenders to the will of another, the more difficulty they will have exercising their own will in opposition to the other, because a person can become convinced that their condition is the only way they can be. This can result is a feeling of futility and hopelessness which leaves little motivation to change. But if one has the desire to reject the will that has been imposed on them, they are certainly free to do so. When Jesus cast out demons, he was enabling the victim to reject the overpowering will(s) and resume acting according to his or her own will.
I see little difference between channeling and possession except that generally speaking, the common assumption is that possession involves an entity which is doing harm and channeling involves an entity which is trying to impart knowledge intended to be helpful. In both cases, a foreign entity is using the physical body of the person. I would add that although it is assumed that channeled entities are telling the truth and trying to help, how can one be sure? Even a human can spend years in beneficent behavior to engender trust and otherwise "groom" someone with the ultimate goal of harming them. Couldn't a superior intelligence do the same even more effectively? Who has not had the experience of trusting someone, only to find out eventually that they have been deceived?
A word to the wise is in order, trust your own instincts first of all.
Hmm, I myself and another family member on My Mother's side have experienced being possessed as a child and into my teenage years. I have never channeled before, but from what I've seen and learned about how channeling works, there is almost no relevance between the two.
Soul Possession is something you do not go into a trance to experience. You are being hijacked and are sharing your body with another entity whether you consciously want to or not. You feel its thoughts and it feels and knows yours. It can take control over your body and make you lose function of lets say, one of your hands, and start hitting you with it until you have to hold your own hand down until it gives up and lets go.
It is a bit hard and very personal for me to go into explain, but ultimately you are sharing your body with another. You and this being are synchronous and you can feel each others thoughts and feelings from reactions of situations with people to knowing things you never knew before because the other entity had higher knowledge that you had not yet learned. (Like knowing other languages or higher complicated vocabulary you never learned on your own, how to do certain skills, psychic abilities, because that is what that other entity knows).
From my understanding, this entity is capitalizing on the fact that your belief systems or your understanding of what is going on are completely primitive and that you will not realize how to figure this out to be able to push it out of you. Remember, it sees and feels your every thoughts, so if you get closer to this realization, it knows perfectly what you are afraid of and will orchestrate this fear best into a way that will push you back in the opposite way of this realization.
I see that this post was from a very long time ago, but if you are still curious for me to explain it better to you I would be willing to talk to you on skype maybe or through private messages because it is something that is very personal to me and I am not completely comfortable sharing fully on here. Take Care :)
answered 14 Apr '13, 15:52
You've raised so many questions that I'm not sure anyone here could tackle them all without writing a book...
...so instead let me recommend a book. :)
Sanaya Roman's Opening To Channel is one of the classics in channeling - a well-written, no-nonsense guide to channeling and what it is. If this subject interests you, you might want to take a look at a copy.
You can read some excerpts from the book here.
A quote from it...
Channeling is a completely safe, natural process that you will have already done many times in your life without realizing it.
And once you get the hang of doing it deliberately and consciously, you will find it to be a useful tool for providing different perspectives on your everyday life.
Generally speaking channeling is consciously allowing a free flow of communication with the invisible and is an enlightening experience - being possessed is unconsciously allowing a free flow of communication with the invisible and is an inhibiting experience.
Here are two caricatural pictures representative of the two states;
There are however degrees of both;
We all have intuitions which can be considered as punctual channeling, thus we all have the innate capacity ... clearly master channelers have perfected this art so as to receive a continuous stream of "punctual informations" that they translate into words or pictures, music, mathematical formulas ...
Most of us unconsciously perform tasks following our embedded beliefs, that is, our education which can be considered as being a mild but necessary possession so as to fit into a social group ... extreme cases of possession sometimes make the headlines; we have all read news of a young boy approaching puberty that suddenly kills his family or friends.
Puberty corresponds to an expansion of consciousness from childhood to adulthood, accompanied with a waking of sexual desires and some fragile children can experience a blurring of consciousness at this time in their lives. In other words the physical world that they perceive through their five senses and the imaginary inner world become intermingled, and they may act in unsociable ways.
Oh, my. Where do I start?
You have asked too many unanswerable questions for this to even be remotely considered safe.
(Disclaimer: I've never channeled, nor have I been possessed :) )
I don't think channeling and being possessed have anything in common. The way I understand it channeling means connecting with a non-physical being and receiving information from it. Someone is possessed when a non-physical being takes control of their body and mind. In the first case you can choose what to with the information you get, and in the latter you can't.
Channeled entities usually want to help humans, whereas possessing spirits have their own agenda. Thus the experience is probably completely different.
It also depends on the time and place you live in. What we now call channeling was most likely considered witchcraft or evil spirits a few hundred years ago in western civilization. In other parts of the world it may still be seen as evil or it may never have been.
I think what Unknown meant by 'being possessed' is when the devil or evil entity has taken possession of a person's body. Exorcism is done (by a priest/exorcist) to evict the evil spirit from the possessed person.
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